Rhinoplasty Surgery in Virginia
Rhinoplasty surgery is a procedure that alters the shape or structure of the nose. Whether you are displeased with the natural appearance of your nose or you want to improve breathing and function, rhinoplasty surgery in Virginia can help. A rhinoplasty can apply changes to the bone, cartilage, and skin of the nose and can help you achieve the desired nasal features. When planning for a rhinoplasty, your highly experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Somenek, will focus on balancing a new nose with other facial elements and discuss changes you would like to make. We develop an individualized treatment plan that is centered on you and is built on trust.
How Can a Rhinoplasty Help?
A local rhinoplasty surgery can help with the following:
- Adjust asymmetric nostrils
- Correct a deviated septum
- Correct nasal tips, bumps, and humps
- Reduce the width of the nose
- Straighten a crooked nose
Qualified candidates are those individuals who are in good health, have no potentially complicating medical conditions, and who do not smoke. Ideal candidates are also unhappy with the appearance of contours of their nose or have functional issues that impair breathing. We can also discuss with you the possibility of receiving other cosmetic surgery while you are there, such as a chin augmentation to further align the features of your face.
How a Rhinoplasty Works
What happens during a rhinoplasty surgery depends on the area of the nose that needs to be corrected and the goals and expectations of the patient. Dr. Somenek performs rhinoplasties in our state-of-the-art accredited surgical suite, with the patient under general anesthesia and able to go home that same day.
For smaller changes, such as enhancing the tip of the nose, he may take cartilage or skin from inside the nose or the ear and graft it to the tip of the nose. With larger changes, such as straightening a crooked nose or correcting a deviated septum, he can take cartilage from a rib, or take bone grafts from other parts of the body. After the surgery, he performs a meticulous closure and you will be discharged from our private surgical facility.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with a rhinoplasty procedure in Virginia, such as:
- Bleeding, bruising, and swelling
- Possible infection
- Anesthesia reactions
- Poor wound healing
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
Dr. Somenek will discuss all of these possibilities with you and provide expert care in the event that these side-effects take place.
What is the Recovery Like?
Some procedures require the placement of splints, dressings, and bandages, and in most cases, these stay in place for a week after surgery. Some patients may experience bleeding or drainage for a few days afterward and are cautioned against vigorous exercise for about a week.
Depending on the procedure, full results may not be visible for several months afterward. However, swelling and potential bruising typically subside within one to two weeks. Dr. Somenek can provide a more detailed timeline of when you should expect the final result of your rhinoplasty.
Begin Your Transformation with a Rhinoplasty Surgery in Virginia
Nasal surgery is notoriously difficult but Dr. Somenek is a leading voice in the art of rhinoplasty. If you would like to learn more about how a rhinoplasty surgery in Virginia can help you achieve improved contours or function of your nose, schedule a consultation with us at a time that is convenient for you. Dr. Michael Somenek and our caring support staff can discuss your options and put together a treatment plan that offers you the pleasing facial features you are looking for.