If you are self-conscious about your nose, or if you have a medical issue with your nose that needs fixing, you might consider a Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to informally as a “nose job,” is a plastic surgery procedure that alters and reconstructs the nose. This can be done to fix asymmetry, remove bumps, or simply to reshape the nose to a person’s liking.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin is an amazing place to have a rhinoplasty operation performed. We should know — acclaimed plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Bosbous was raised and educated in Wisconsin. In the years since, he’s set up his practice in the city, performing numerous rhinoplasty operations with elite-tier results.
But if you’re seeking a rhinoplasty or ‘nose job’ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, there are a few things you should know before you go ‘under the knife.’ Here’s what you should expect, what you need to know, and the next steps to actually setting up your operation.
What is rhinoplasty?
As previously stated, rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the nose is reformed to a desired shape.
Typically, this involves removing part of the nose structure. For example, the size of one’s nose can be reduced by removing bone or cartilage.
In some cases, a patient may need more cartilage, which can be done using a cartilage graft. This usually involves taking cartilage from the septum and repurposing it in another area of the nose. In rare instances, a surgeon will opt to use additional cartilage from the ear or somewhere else on the body.
A rhinoplasty may also be performed to fix a problem with the nose. If someone has a deviated septum — where one side of the nose’s interior is bigger than the other — rhinoplasty can straighten everything out. For patients with a deviated septum, this can resolve breathing issues and discomfort.
What should I expect during and after rhinoplasty?
For the actual procedure, you will typically be sedated or put under general anesthesia. From there, a surgeon like Dr. Bosbous will make a small incision, either hidden inside the nose or inconspicuously across the underside.
After that, the desired adjustments will be made. A good surgeon will have walked you through this process beforehand, listening to your requests and making appropriate feedback to ensure you get the best results possible.
During recovery, you aren’t likely to feel a great deal of pain. That said, there will be a period of about a week where you can expect to take off from work or school. Most activities can resume after a week, and most patients find that their lives return to a relative normalcy after about two weeks.
There is significant swelling that can and will occur after rhinoplasty. Swelling will begin almost immediately and will not subside for many months, though most patients report not noticing the swelling anymore after just a few months.
Over the course of your recovery, a surgeon should check in on you and your recovery to make sure everything is going according to plan.
How do I find a rhinoplasty surgeon in Milwaukee?
Milwaukee, Wisconsin has no shortage of top quality surgeons. However, one should still be careful to take precautions when seeking a plastic surgeon in Milwaukee.
First, you’ll want to make sure your plastic surgeon is certified. To do this, you can use a site like Certification Matters. This site will show you all of a surgeon’s certifications as well as their history.
For example, Dr. Bosbous’s page on the site shows that he is Board certified and participates in a program called “Maintenance of Certification.” This is an ongoing process to ensure his quality of care remains top-tier and that he always meets and exceeds the standards of his certification.
Next, you’ll want to look at a facility’s accreditation. This can usually be found on the facility’s site. To give another example, the Wisconsin Froedtert network puts all of its accreditations on one simple-to-understand page.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure you feel comfortable with the surgeon. A quality plastic surgeon will hear your concerns and propose solutions. They will also fully detail the process, the expected results, and what you can expect in the post-surgery period.
Remember: your surgery consultation should be a conversation. A good surgeon will never pressure you to go beyond what you’re comfortable with!
It can be difficult to find a surgeon with this level of care. When doing research into which surgeon is best for you, you might find tools like US News & World Report’s database of surgeons helpful. We’ll offer Dr. Bosbous’ page as a starting example, where you can explore his almost 200 reviews and consistent five star rating.
How do I book a consultation?
If you are interested in rhinoplasty, or are simply seeking more information, it’s a good idea to consult with a plastic surgeon.
For patients in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area, we offer top-tier service and will work with you to give you the rhinoplasty you’ve always wanted.
Get in touch with us here to book a consultation.