Questions About Nose Surgery

Serving Greenwood, Greenville, Columbia, South Carolina & nearby Augusta, Georgia

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What is involved in a rhinoplasty procedure?

A rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of your nose by reshaping cartilage, bone structure and skin tissue.

Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery can be performed on males and females of varying ages. In addition to being in good overall health, rhinoplasty candidates should be fully grown and have realistic expectations in regards to the procedure. Your personal consultation with board-certified South Carolina plastic surgeon Dr. Ted Vaughn will determine whether you’re a viable candidate for rhinoplasty.

Can I choose how I want my nose to look?

Although there are individual physical limitations that impact the extent of what nose surgery can accomplish, Dr. Vaughn will work closely with you in the preoperative process to find a shape, size and profile that fits your goals and provides a natural, symmetrical appearance.

What is recovery from rhinoplasty like?

Nose job patients are typically able to resume work and routine activities within a week following surgery. A splint will be worn for a week following your rhinoplasty to help protect and support your nose as it heals. Although residual swelling usually subsides within a couple weeks after your surgery, it may take additional time for the full results of your rhinoplasty to become evident. Typically, discomfort is mild and is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medication.

Is rhinoplasty safe?

While there are risks associated with any surgery, rhinoplasty is generally safe, and the rare side-effects may include infection or postoperative bleeding. Dr. Vaughn will thoroughly review potential complications with you during your consultation.

If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty or schedule your individual consultation with Dr. Vaughn, please contact Piedmont Plastic Surgery online or call 864-223-0505 today. We welcome patients from the Greenwood, Greenville, Anderson, Columbia, and Laurens, South Carolina, plus August, Georgia.