Rhinoplasty / Nose Job Ottawa

A rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a type of cosmetic surgery procedure used to reshape the size and shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct structural deformities caused by injury, illness, or congenital defects. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon may reduce or increase the size of the nose, alter the shape of the bridge or tip, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Other common goals of the procedure include improving symmetry and narrowing the nostrils. A nose job can also improve breathing caused by airway abnormalities in the nose. It is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take anywhere from one to five hours to complete, depending on the complexity of the case.


Benefits of a Nose Job

Nose jobs, or rhinoplasty, are one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures available. A nose job can be done for both medical and cosmetic reasons, and can help improve both the appearance and function of the nose. Here are four of the main benefits of a nose job:

First, a nose job can help improve the physical appearance of the nose. It can be used to change the shape, size, and symmetry of the nose, creating a more balanced facial profile. It can also help address issues such as a deviated septum, which can cause breathing problems.

Second, a nose job can help improve selfconfidence and selfesteem. By addressing physical features that the patient is unhappy with, a nose job can help them feel better about themselves and their physical appearance.

Third, a nose job can be a relatively quick and easy procedure. The recovery time is usually short, and the results can be seen immediately. Many patients find that the procedure is well worth the investment for the longterm results.

Finally, a nose job can help improve the function of the nose. By correcting structural issues, it can help make breathing easier and reduce sinus issues. It can also help reduce snoring, which can improve quality of life for both the patient and their partner.

Overall, a nose job can provide many benefits, both medical and cosmetic. It can help improve the appearance and function of the nose while also helping to boost selfconfidence and selfesteem. For these reasons, it is an increasingly popular plastic surgery procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there non-surgical alternatives to a nose job?

Yes, there are nonsurgical alternatives to a nose job such as injectable fillers and noninvasive skin tightening procedures. However, these alternatives are typically used for minor changes and will not provide the same results as a traditional nose job.

Is this procedure right for me?

Nose cosmetic surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.

A rhinoplasty procedure is a good option for you if:

  • Your facial growth is complete and you are female and 16 years of age or older, or male and 18 years of age or older
  • You are physically healthy
  • You have specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance

What can surgery of the nose accomplish?

Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

  • Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
  • Nose width, at the bridge
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry and deviation

Where does the surgery take place?

The surgery is done under general anesthetic here at our private fully accredited OR in Kanata. The procedure lasts between 2-3 hours and you leave here with a nasal splint that you wear for 1 week. Most people take 7-10 days off work in order to get the splint removed and bruising to resolve. Packing is seldom used by Dr. Lacey, except when septoplasty is performed to improve breathing difficulties. The surgery is not very painful. Both open (external) and closed (internal) rhinoplasties are performed by Dr. Lacey depending on what needs to be accomplished. At the consultation this will all be discussed. A careful plan customized to your concerns and based on your anatomy will form the basis of the procedure.

What is the recovery time for a nose job?

Recovery time for a nose job can vary from person to person, but typically ranges from two to four weeks.

How much does an Ottawa nose job cost?

The cost of a nose job can vary depending on the complexity of the procedure. On average, the cost of an Ottawa nose job ranges from $7,000 to $10,000.

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