Rhinoplasty for Men at NuVista Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty Salt Lake City

Here at NuVista Plastic Surgery, we can perform rhinoplasty procedures, or nose jobs, for men who are dissatisfied with the size and shape of their nose. Rhinoplasty was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever developed and still remains one of the most frequently performed surgeries. A rhinoplasty can also correct any deformities, remove bumps or improve the angle of the nose. Many men receive rhinoplasty if they have trouble breathing or after experiencing external trauma to the face.

Before Rhinoplasty

Before a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Petersen will conduct a careful examination to evaluate your general health. He is an expert in male facial surgery and will discuss the way your nose will look in relation to your other facial features. With digital photographs and computer imagining, Dr. Petersen can evaluate the appropriate procedure to achieve desired results. Preoperative instructions may include eliminating certain drugs that contain aspirin to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after your rhinoplasty.

Method of Surgery

Dr. Petersen will perform rhinoplasty in our Murray, Utah office under general anesthesia. In most cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose, the skin will be separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage. Bone and cartilage are then reshaped and skin is re-draped over the surface. Incisions are placed inside the nose unless Dr. Petersen uses an open approach, in which case the incisions will be made across the tissue between the nostrils.

Post-Operative Information

Recovery from rhinoplasty takes one to two weeks. Most people resume normal activities within a week or two. Due to swelling and bruising, rhinoplasty patients look like they have experienced a lot of trauma. This is normal and nothing to worry about. After surgery, a lightweight splint will be applied to maintain the shape of the new nose. The splint will be removed within a week. Nasal splints may also be inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum. Pain is minimal and can easily be controlled with medications. Allow yourself a few months to fully recover from a nose job. You will see the high-quality results NuVista can offer when the bruising and swelling has disappeared.