Since your nose is at the center of your face, a crooked, disproportionate, or upturned nose can disrupt the balance of your features.
Dr. Peter Brownrigg in Ottawa, Canada, K1Z 8R9 can perform rhinoplasty to improve the symmetry of your face and correct breathing problems.
What exactly makes rhinoplasty such a great option?
Rhinoplasty Is a Safe Procedure Which Can Offer Life-Changing Results
Are you unhappy with your appearance? Even slight alterations to your nose can have a significant impact on the symmetry and overall appearance of your face.
If you have a deviated septum or compromised breathing due to nasal trauma, Dr. Brownrigg can perform a rhinoplasty which improves both the look and function of your nose.
Unhappy with Your Nose? Schedule a Plastic Surgery Consultation
If you're unhappy with the shape, size, or curvature of your nostrils, nasal tip, or nasal bridge, Dr. Brownrigg can help you. Our Ottawa plastic surgery practice is equipped with 3-D facial imaging, allowing patients to preview their results during their consultation to decide if surgery is right for them.
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Rhinoplasty (more popularly known as a "nose job") is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to correct aesthetic and functional concerns that affect the nose and its internal structures. There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. During your consultation, Dr. Brownrigg will decide which technique is right for you based on your individual issues.
This is considered a relatively complex cosmetic surgery procedure, and it pays to choose a reputable surgeon who frequently performs rhinoplasty.
Thousands of People Have Considered Nose Reshaping Surgery
We Offer Both Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty
Dr. Brownrigg offers an array of rhinoplasty techniques that can transform your nose, including small implants and the alteration of the nostril size or angle between your nose and upper lip. Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with surgery to improve your breathing by correcting a deviated septum or reducing airway obstruction. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure—and for good reason, as it provides a subtle but significant improvement in your facial balance.
Are You Unhappy with the Results of a Previous Treatment?
Fillers Can Improve Minor Concerns But Surgery Is a Better Option for Most
Fillers and injectables are primarily used to add volume to areas of your nose that lack structure. But if you want to reduce the size of your nose, enhance the shape of your nose, or improve your breathing, plastic surgery is the only way to effectively correct these concerns. Additionally, while fillers and injectables need to be touched-up every few months, the results of a plastic surgery procedure are often permanent.
A Facial Plastic Surgeon Using 3-D Imaging to Plan Your Surgery
Dr. Brownrigg is one of the only plastic surgeons in Ottawa to offer advanced 3-D imaging. Our 3-D facial imaging technology accurately demonstrates what your rhinoplasty results will look like after surgery.
If you are scared that your results will look unnatural or unsuited to your features, 3-D facial imaging can give you the peace of mind you need before committing to plastic surgery.
3-D Vectra Imaging for Precise Treatment Planning
Dr. Brownrigg describes 3-D Vectra Imaging—a camera system that allows him to take pictures and turn it into a 3-D version so that patients can see how the facial plastic surgery procedure results will look.
Preparing for Your Procedure
We know that the idea of surgery can seem intimidating. But our Ottawa team is committed to ensuring that your surgery is safe and successful.
In addition to closely following the list of pre-operative instructions provided by our plastic surgeon, you can:
- Stay in good health
- Refrain from smoking
- Maintain realistic expectations
Our team will closely evaluate your overall health to ensure that you are a good candidate for surgery.
Rhinoplasty Is an Outpatient Procedure
Successful treatment begins with a frank discussion of what you hope to change about your nose and the best way to make your nose complement your other features. Dr. Brownrigg is an Ottawa surgeon who understands the importance of listening carefully to what patients want to accomplish, addressing their concerns before surgery, and then utilizing his high degree of surgical expertise to deliver precisely what they wish for.
On the Day of Your Procedure
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Peter Brownrigg, who serves Ontario and surrounding communities, describes what a nose job (rhinoplasty) is and the two reasons that patients may need one: functional or aesthetic.
The Location of the Incisions Is the Main Difference
With a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Brownrigg creates incisions completely inside the nostrils while an open rhinoplasty also requires incisions between the nostrils. In general, closed rhinoplasty is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time. However, open rhinoplasty is often used for more complex cases as it allows for a greater range of modifications and more comprehensive results.
Most Patients Return to Normal Activities in About Two Weeks
When performed by a qualified facial cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Brownrigg, the risks of rhinoplasty are low. Patients recover quickly and are typically back to work within a week, returning to their normal routine within two to three weeks.
It may be difficult to breathe normally for a few days as your nose will be bandaged and packed. Swelling and bruising will occur but will soon pass, leaving little to no visible scarring and revealing your new nose.
Stunning Natural-Looking Effects
Changes to Your Nose Should Remain Fairly Consistent
You should notice minor changes to your facial features as swelling subsides and your new nose stabilizes. However, it may take about a year for you to see your final results after a rhinoplasty, especially if Dr. Brownrigg uses an open technique.
In general, the effects of nose reshaping surgery are fairly stable. However, aging can affect your results. Consistent sun protection and a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the effects of your rhinoplasty procedure.
Precision Is Imperative
"Because the nose often balances an individual's facial structure, it's imperative that plastic surgeons are meticulous when performing the surgery. " The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
The Cost of Rhinoplasty Can Vary Significantly
Additional Cost Factors Include:
Depending on your circumstances, pre-surgery testing and examinations may be needed to evaluate breathing issues.
The greater your surgeon's experience, credentials, and reputation, the more you can expect to pay. However, choosing an excellent surgeon is more likely to result in the outcome you desire. Anesthesia and facility fees will also affect the total cost of your surgery.
During recovery, you may need prescriptions and other amenities to aid in your recovery.
Paying for Your Cosmetic Care
Because cosmetic surgery is not covered by insurance, it can be a significant expense for most patients.
To make surgery more affordable, Dr. Brownrigg in Ottawa accepts financing through third-party lenders. These groups offer flexible, low-interest payment plans that can help patients achieve the look they want without exceeding their budget.
Rhinoplasty Can Boost Your Self-Confidence
Rhinoplasty surgery inspires a high degree of happiness and satisfaction. Even a slight alteration to your nose can have a dramatic impact on the appearance of your face and can put the focus where it should be: on your eyes, skin, or another of your best features.
Rhinoplasties performed by Dr. Brownrigg are safe and can tremendously improve your self-image, self-esteem, and facial proportion and harmony. For more information about rhinoplasty surgery at our Ottawa practice serving Ontario and surrounding communities, contact our cosmetic surgery center today.
After undergoing a nose job or rhinoplasty at Dr. Brownrigg's office, Natalie now enjoys newfound confidence in her appearance and how she feels about herself.