Rhinoplasty (Nose)

Surgery of the nose is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures.

This surgery can reduce or increase the overall size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow or widen the nostrils to improve the appearance of the nose and it's proportion to a person's other facial features.

Reshaping is generally done through incisions inside the nose. The cosmetic surgeon carefully modifies and reshapes the bones and cartilage. In some cases there may be an incision across the central portion of the nose between the nostrils. An internal deformity of the nose that affects a person's breathing can be corrected at the same time. Rhinoplasty usually takes about two hours and is performed as an outpatient under general anesthesia. The nasal packing which is often inserted into the nose to support the inside is removed within a couple of days. Bruising and swelling around your eyes will subside within a week. Medication prescribed by your physician will help with any discomfort. You can expect to resume normal activities within a couple of days, but should avoid physical activity for a few weeks.

It can take several months or even up to a year for a person's nose to completely settle and heal. The results of a rhinoplasty procedure are usually permanent and will last a lifetime.


About Dr. Kim

Dr. Michael K. Kim offers a full-range of cosmetic surgery procedures. If you are seeking a more youthful face or shapely figure, the solution to a problem area or method to help beautify and rejuvenate your skin, our practice can make your dreams a reality!

Dr. Kim is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.

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Associates in Cosmetic Surgery

3700 Central Avenue

Fort Myers, FL 33901

tel. 239-939-5233

fax. 239-939-9225

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