Having a nose job, or rhinoplasty, is an effective way to alter the appearance of the face and nose. When done by a skilled cosmetic surgeon, the procedure can reshape the nose into the desired appearance while ensuring a natural look. Here, potential patients can learn more about this form of cosmetic surgery.

Secret #1
A Consultation is the 1st Step

When a patient visits a certified surgeon for nose reconstruction, he or she will get the chance to talk about the changes to be made. The surgeon will examine the patient's nose and ask detailed questions about his or her health history, as well as their logic or reason for wanting rhinoplasty. In most cases, patients are given the opportunity to see examples of the provider's previous nose job surgeries. After an in-depth Q&A session, the surgeon will recommend an approach that can help the patient achieve his or her goals. Many skilled facial plastic surgeons, like Dr. Bradford Patt, will consult with patients about the goal of obtaining natural-looking results.

Secret #2
Be Fully Aware of the Procedure & Post-Op Instructions

Most facial plastic surgery is done under general anesthesia. Patients are given strict pre-operative directions to follow before they arrive at the surgical facility or hospital. After the procedure, the patient's nose is packed with gauze for a few days, and he or she may see bruising and swelling around the eyes and nose. It may take several months for all the swelling to disappear and can take up to a year to see the full results of the procedure, depending on the type of rhinoplasty underwent. Patients should avoid strenuous exercise and get plenty of rest for the first few days after the procedure. Ultimately, to see natural-looking results, patients are encouraged to follow through with all post-operative instructions, follow up with the surgeon as needed, take good care of their new nose, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Secret #3
Key to Natural-Looking Results

Although rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, it should provide natural-looking results. Good cosmetic surgeons understand patients' needs, and will offer expert advice on how to get natural, aesthetically pleasing results. Patients are best served when they realize the procedure should make the nose harmonize with the rest of the face rather than perfecting that feature. Surgeons will always make the best recommendations for a patient's individual needs.


While patients opt for rhinoplasty for any reason, the benefits can be far more than just cosmetic. The surgery can enhance and correct the look of a patient's face and nose, while improving functionality and giving them the attractive, natural appearance they've always wanted. Make your appointment with Dr. Patt today by calling (281) 649-7170.

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February 22 2017 |

Plastic Surgery

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