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Rhinoplasty wide bridge

A rhinoplasty wide bridge plastic surgery can be performed in order to correct the undesirable appearance of the bridge of the nose. Rhinoplasty wide bridge correction is one of the most common types of rhinoplasty surgery that patients seek.

Rhinoplasty wide bridge surgery may be sought as an elective cosmetic procedure or to repair the bridge of the nose to facilitate better breathing or for reconstructive purposes.

The bridge is the part that extends across the nose at its mid-section. People who have a disproportionately wide bridge may wish to have a rhinoplasty wide bridge correction procedure to reduce the width of their nasal bridge. This rhinoplasty wide bridge correction may also be accompanied by other corrective techniques, in order to achieve an aesthetically pleasing facial appearance. In addition to rhinoplasty wide bridge correction, popular corrections among surgical patients include changes to the: tip of the nose, wide base of the nose, wide nostrils, and the angle between the nose and the lip.

To determine candidacy for a rhinoplasty wide bridge correction, a patient should speak to a qualified plastic surgeon about their cosmetic or reconstructive surgery motives and goals. A good rhinoplasty wide bridge candidate is a patient who is in good physical and emotional health. This patient should also have a realistic understanding of what to expect before, during, and after rhinoplasty wide bridge surgery. In order to mitigate the risks associated with surgery, it is vital to speak to a surgeon about your full medical history, including current medications and supplements.

The rhinoplasty wide bridge procedure itself is generally performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or sometimes a local anesthesia with heavy sedation. The rhinoplasty wide bridge corrective procedure takes approximately one to four hours to complete, depending on the complexity of an individual's surgical needs. During the procedure, the surgeon will break the bones of the nose and reposition them inwards in order to correct a wide bridge. The surgeon may also remove excess bone and cartilage in order to bring the nasal bones together.

After the surgery, a rhinoplasty wide bridge patient will experience significant discomfort for the first week or so, which can be treated with pain medications. Rhinoplasty wide bridge patients will typically experience swelling, bruising, puffiness, and numbness during the recovery period. In order to ease and hasten recovery symptoms, it is important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by medical professionals. As with all surgical procedures, there are risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty wide bridge surgery. Concerns about these risks can be addressed in detail with a competent and experience plastic surgeon.

If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty wide bridge corrective surgery, please contact us to speak with a qualified and experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon in your area.