Before you head to a facial plastic surgeon for a rhinoplasty consultation, read Dr. Edwin Williams’ new book, Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know about Fixing and Reshaping Your Nose. The paperback book covers commonly asked questions about rhinoplasty, as well as some people want to ask but find it too embarrassing to do so.
Things to Know About Rhinoplasty
You probably know the basics involved in a rhinoplasty or nose job. The surgical procedure corrects the function or appearance of a person’s nose. In terms of function, rhinoplasty is useful in correcting breathing issues. Common complaints involving a nose’s appearance include a crooked nose, a drooping tip, or a nose that is too large for the rest of the facial features.
Most rhinoplasty surgeries take one or two hours to complete. This does vary from patient to patient. Incisions are made either inside the nose in a closed rhinoplasty or on the skin between the nostrils, called an open rhinoplasty.Dr. Williams performs most of his Rhinoplasties using the closed approach. Once incisions are made, the surgeon sculpts the cartilage and bone to provide the base for the shape and size of the new nose. Once the nose looks right, the skin is re-draped over the new structure and the incisions are closed.
After rhinoplasty, bruising and swelling are normal. It can take months for all of the swelling to subside. You should be ready to return to work in one or two weeks, but avoid strenuous activities for up to two weeks. Sports or activities where the nose could be hit by some object or otherwise injured need to be avoided for three weeks. However if there is a direct hit to the nose, this could result in additional surgery.
Questions Dr. Williams Answers in Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know
Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know about Fixing and Reshaping Your Nose goes beyond answering the basics of rhinoplasty surgery. It delves into the ages where you are too young or too old for rhinoplasty. It also discusses the difference in nasal structure between men and women.
From there, the helpful guide to rhinoplasty discusses what happens during a consultation, the benefits to digital imaging, and a checklist of things to do or ask before your surgery. Readers learn answers to questions like “Will it hurt?” or “How much is this going to cost?”
The final few chapters of Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know about Fixing and Reshaping Your Nose discuss the frequently asked questions facial plastic surgeons hear from patients. There are also plenty of before and after pictures for readers to peruse.
Proceeds Benefit FACE TO FACE
The proceeds from Rhinoplasty: Everything You Need to Know about Fixing and Reshaping Your Nose are being donated to FACE TO FACE. This charitable program helps repair facial deformities in men, women, and children that are the result of a birth defect or traumatic event.
Learn more about FACE TO FACE at The American Academy for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. To purchase a copy of Dr. Williams’ rhinoplasty book, https://www.amazon.com/Rhinoplasty-Everything-about-Fixing-Reshaping/dp/1480208892/. Dr. Williams offers a range of surgical and non-surgical plastic surgeries, including rhinoplasty, at the Williams Center in Albany. To schedule a consultation with the board certified New York facial plastic surgeon, call 1-800-742-2797.