Plenty of St. George residents will be making New Year’s resolutions in 2019. And plenty of St. George residents will be breaking New Year’s resolutions in 2019. Rather than sign up for a gym membership you might not stick with or opt for the latest trendy diet fad only to regret it when you’re craving Oreos, there’s a solution that will provide a self-confidence boost, with results guaranteed to last not only all year, but for the rest of your life.

The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your nose, consider a new one for 2019! Nose jobs are one of the most popular elective cosmetic surgical procedures in St. George and across the country.

Rhinoplasty, the medical term for a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure designed to repair or reshape the nose. Considering the prominence of the nose, and the safety and effectiveness of the surgery, it’s no wonder so many people choose to undergo the procedure. Rhinoplasty can help restore self-confidence and make you feel more positive about your appearance. It is also helpful for patients who suffer from medical problems such as a deviated septum, which can cause pain and pressure, frequent congestion, nosebleeds, snoring and sleep apnea, a partial or total loss of smell and other unpleasant side effects. Those who have suffered facial injuries as a result of an accident or other trauma can also benefit from a nose job.

Rhinoplasty is able to do the following:

  • Change the size, width and profile of the nose
  • Smooth out bumps and depressions
  • Reshape the nasal tip
  • Reduce large or wide nostrils

What Does Rhinoplasty Involve?

Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure that produces excellent long-term results for most patients. Thousands of operations have been performed in St. George and throughout the world. The overall satisfaction rate for patients who have undergone the procedure is an impressive 83.6 percent.

If you choose to have rhinoplasty done, your St. George cosmetic surgeon will administer either a local or general anesthetic. An incision will be made inside your nostrils, allowing your nose to be reshaped, straightened, reduced or enlarged, depending upon your desire. After the operation, your surgeon will close the incisions and give you a splint and nasal packing to provide support for your nose during the healing process. A typical rhinoplasty procedure takes only an hour or two.

Most patients are sent home the same day, though some more complex procedures require a short hospital stay. During recovery, you’ll need to get lots of rest and keep your head elevated for a few days.

While no surgical procedure is completely without risks, complications resulting from a nose job are rare. You may experience a bit of puffiness and some minor bruising, but these should clear up within a few days. Most patients are able to remove their splint and packing in about a week and resume their normal activities.

If your vow for 2019 is a new nose, schedule an appointment with your St. George cosmetic surgeon today!