Put simply, rhinoplasty (sometimes called a nose job or nasal reshaping) is the process of permanently enhancing nasal contour using plastic surgery. Every rhinoplasty operation involves reshaping the nasal cartilage and nasal bone to produce a natural and harmonious nasal shape that beautifies the face. Reconstructive rhinoplasty, or functional rhinoplasty, can also be used to open blocked nasal passages caused by crooked, twisted, or collapsed cartilage or bone; and rhinoplasty Tacoma is often performed with both cosmetic and functional goals in mind. In most cases, surgery is performed under either semi-conscious anesthesia or general anesthesia and pain is light to minimal. Most patients can return to work within 7-10 days and resume full physical activity within a month.

Although a well-executed rhinoplasty surgery can create significant and sometimes even dramatic cosmetic improvement for most patients; in reality, there is a finite limit to how much the nose can be safely altered. In addition to anatomic considerations such as skin thickness, skeletal size, and available blood supply; functional limitations and long-term durability may limit the extent of cosmetic change. Although you may want a particular look, for example, an ultra-slender nose, rhinoplasty can seldom transform a nose from one extreme to another, and attempting to do so may lead to complications. On the other hand, a better-proportioned nose with elegant lines and a more pleasing contour is possible for just about any healthy young patient.

As the scientific and surgical understanding of rhinoplasty has grown in recent decades, so has its sophistication. State-of-the-art techniques promise ever better cosmetic outcomes, but the mastery of these techniques requires the dedication of a Tacoma rhinoplasty specialist. For patients with small, underdeveloped, or naturally weak nasal cartilages, damaged skeletal tissues, or surgically skeletal tissues, grafts or implants may be required to strengthen, reinforce, or replace damaged skeletal components. The skillful, judicious, and artistic removal of cosmetically unnecessary skeletal tissues, combined with the equally skillful and precise application of structural grafts or implants, requires a rare talent that takes years to fully cultivate. For that reason, rhinoplasty is also widely regarded as among the most difficult of all cosmetic procedures, and without the expertise, skill, and experience of a Tacoma rhinoplasty surgeon, the probability of success diminishes precipitously. Perhaps a more accurate way to define rhinoplasty is the complex surgical reconfiguration of the nasal framework by a skilled and experienced artisan to create a durable, functional, and attractive nasal appendage.

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