The nose sits smack in the center of the face, which is a concern for those people that don’t like their nose for some reason. Many of them decide to undergo rhinoplasty in a bid to transform their look. One of the questions plastic surgeons are frequently asked about rhinoplasty is – When will I be able to see final results following nose surgery.

Nose surgery (rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is a medical procedure that is done to alter the shape and size of the nose, and may be performed for cosmetic or functional reasons. During the procedure, the surgeon will usually remove some cartilage and bone, or add cartilage grafts.

Nose surgery is typically done using either a closed or open technique. With closed rhinoplasty the incisions are made inside the nose, so no scars are visible after surgery. However with the open rhinoplasty an additional incision is made on the columella, which is the tissue that separates the nostrils at the base.

When will I be able to see final results following nose surgery.
Some subtle results can be seen in the first few weeks after surgery. However, patients should be aware that there is usually significant swelling after rhinoplasty. The final results can take up to 12 months, because it often takes that long for the swelling to resolve (learn more).Patients are advised to closely follow the post-operative instructions of their surgeon,in order to ensure optimal healing.

Rhinoplasty is available in El Paso,TX at the offices of El Paso Cosmetic Surgery. The procedure is preformed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Ozan Sozer.

Call 915-219-4546 today for a consultation with Dr. Sozer.