What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job or nose surgery, is a procedure to correct both aesthetic and structural flaws in the nose. The surgery can help Framingham men and women of all ages feel more confident in their appearance and create balanced, harmonious features that reflect their wishes and preferences.
Dr. Poulos is highly sensitive to preserving cultural and ethnic identity and will never perform a “one-procedure-fits-all” rhinoplasty in Framingham. She carefully tailors her approach to the individual after conducting an in-depth consultation and physical evaluation.
Candidates for rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can correct an array of cosmetic imperfections, as well as functional problems concerning the nose, including the following:
- Oversized, crooked, or asymmetrical nose
- Bump or dip on the nasal bridge
- Bulbous, drooping, or upturned nasal tip
- Overly large, wide, or unevenly sized nostrils
- Deviated septum
- Structural abnormality (e.g., deviated septum, enlarged turbinates) that cause breathing problems
A good candidate for rhinoplasty is at least 14 or 15 years old and has a nose that has finished growing. Patients who are unhappy with the aesthetic appearance of their noses and those who suffer from breathing problems are excellent candidates, provided they are in good mental and physical health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations regarding their outcome.
- Reshaping of the bridge, tip, or nostrils
- Improvement in breathing
- More balanced features
- Enhanced nasal symmetry
- Repairs to nasal injuries
- Improved self-confidence in one’s image
Rhinoplasty involves creating incisions using either the open or closed technique to make the necessary modifications to the nasal structures. In the open technique, an incision is made on the thin strip of skin between the nostrils, giving Dr. Poulos more visibility and control during surgery. However, the open technique does leave a small external scar.
The closed technique creates an incision in the interior of the nostrils, which does not leave any visible scarring but limits the surgeon’s visibility during the operation. Dr. Poulos will choose the best technique for your procedure based on several factors, such as your nasal anatomy and personal preferences.
During recovery, Dr. Poulos and her professional medical team will meet with you regularly to ensure your nose and face are healing optimally. Initial rhinoplasty recovery lasts up to two weeks, during which you must rest as much as possible with your head elevated at all times. Bruising and swelling on and around the nose is normal and should subside over time.
Why Choose Dr. Poulos for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that should only be performed by a surgeon with the proper training, surgical skill, and experience to deliver natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing results.
With over twenty years of experience, Dr. Poulos is one of the most sought-after rhinoplasty surgeons in Framingham. As a Diplomate of both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery, she is one of the most expertly trained plastic surgeons in the area. Dr. Poulos combines her vital technical training and skill with an artistic eye to produce consistently beautiful results.
Because Dr. Poulos is sensitive to the unique needs of her patients, she will work with you to improve the appearance of your nose without compromising your unique beauty. Her state-of-the-art practice has achieved the highest accreditation standard for in-office surgery suites through the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. By choosing Dr. Poulos as your rhinoplasty surgeon, you can rest assured that you are in the care of an experienced surgeon whose expertise you can trust.