The Cosmetic Surgery Center of Maryland is proud to welcome Dr. Patrick J. Byrne, an internationally recognized Rhinoplasty specialist. Board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Byrne also serves at the prestigious Johns Hopkins Medical Institution.
Rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) creates a more attractive and proportioned nose by changing its size, slope or shape.
Why have Rhinoplasty?
- You have a large, wide and/or drooping nose
- Your nose is out of balance with the rest of your face
- An injury caused damage or a crooked shape
- You have breathing problems as a result of a trauma, an accident or birth defect.
- Create a beautifully shaped nose
- Balance the proportions of your face
- Straighten crooked or broken noses
- Improve breathing capability and restore proper function
Your surgeon will make an incision, usually placed within the nostril to the framework of the nose. Cartilage is then sculpted away to reduce the size or shape. If the opposite result is desired, tissue may be added to increase the size of the nose. The septum may be trimmed to correct droopiness or may be realigned to correct breathing problems.
A rhinoplasty procedure can take from one to three hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. This surgery is done on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia. Because safety is our first concern, we always work with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure that your surgery is as safe as possible. Following your surgery, you will be able to rest in the comfort of your own home.
Recovery & Aftercare:
- Rhinoplasty patients may experience some degree of bruising that progressively improves over two to three weeks
- A splint will be placed on the outside of the nose and possibly on the inside as well. Both types of splints are used to protect the temporarily delicate, nasal structures.
- Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
- Limit activity for the next two days following surgery.
- Avoid strenuous activities for about four to six weeks.
- Return to work in about one to two weeks.
Cheek and/or chin implants may be recommended to enhance the results of your rhinoplasty. Please discuss these additional options with the doctor.
Rhinoplasty is usually deemed cosmetic in nature unless the indication for surgery was for reconstructive purposes or to correct breathing problems. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits.
**NOTE: The specific risks and the suitability of this procedure for any given individual can only be determined through a consultation with the Baltimore plastic surgeons .
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