Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) from CT ENT

You deserve to have a nose that you’re proud of and that functions as intended.

Don’t settle for an injured, dysfunctional, or ill-fitting nose. Get your nose in shape with CT ENT’s Facial Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Waters

Your nose plays more than one role in your life. Not only is it vital to your health and breathing, it’s also at the center of your face and one of the first things people notice. You deserve to have a nose that you’re proud of and that functions as intended.

If you want to breathe properly out of your nose, correct an injury or birth defect, or improve your nose’s appearance, rhinoplasty from Dr. Waters, may be the right choice for you.

The consequences of delaying a needed rhinoplasty.

Delaying a rhinoplasty could mean more trouble than you think.

Every patient who undergoes a rhinoplasty has a unique issue that will be carefully examined by their Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor. The doctors here at CT ENT have decades of experience helping patients throughout Fairfield County, Connecticut, Westchester County, New York, and beyond improve their ENT health.

Depending on your unique condition, delaying a rhinoplasty could affect your long-term health. Since nose jobs, another term for rhinoplasty, are often recommended to repair injuries and correct problems associated with breathing, they can directly impact your ability to breathe out of your nose, which dictates everything from the amount of oxygen your brain is receiving to your quality of sleep at night.

If you believe that your nose is negatively affecting your health, we encourage you to schedule an appointment today. We will examine your issue, explore treatment options, and work with you to develop a treatment plan. It all starts with a consultation. Get started by requesting an appointment below.

What exactly is a rhinoplasty (nose job)?

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure conducted by an ENT surgeon to change the shape of your nose, including internal and external parts of your nose. Due to the versatility of the procedure, rhinoplasty can be a solution for patients looking to alter the appearance of their nose or to improve their ability to breathe from their nose.

Your nose consists of bones, cartilage, a septum, skin, and tissues. Rhinoplasty involves removing and/or reshaping bone, cartilage, or skin. Select rhinoplasty procedures, determined by the ENT, may involve changing all three.

Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure and does not require a lengthy hospital stay. It can be conducted under general or local anesthesia. After anesthesia is administered, the surgeon will make necessary cuts in the nostrils and along the base of the nose if needed, and then reshaped for better function and appearance.

There’s no need to worry about your procedure. Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Waters will guide you through the procedure in advance and explain what will be done and why based on the structure of your face and nose, health, wants, and needs.

Could you benefit from rhinoplasty from Dr. Waters? Here’s how to tell.

Rhinoplasty can provide you with long-term benefits both in the function and appearance of your nose. Whether you can benefit from rhinoplasty or not will depend on the condition of your nose and your goals with surgery.

Both men and women can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery.

Reasons to undergo a rhinoplasty include:

  • To repair your nose from an injury
  • To improve breathing out of your nose
  • To correct a birth defect
  • To enhance the overall appearance of your nose

The rhinoplasty procedure can result in the following changes to your nose:

  • Alter size (increase or decrease)
  • Adjust the angle of your nose
  • Straighten the bridge of your nose
  • Modify the shape of the tip of your nose
  • Reshape your nostrils

Could you benefit from a rhinoplasty with Facial Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Waters? Take the first step and schedule an appointment to discuss how your nose could work and look better for you.

Rhinoplasty Recovery: What to Expect

As an outpatient procedure, you will be monitored after surgery, and if no issues arise, released to go home the same day. Due to being administered anesthesia, you should plan to have a friend or family member drive you home. To help your nose maintain its form, you will be given a splint and may be given packing inside your nostrils.

You may experience headaches and puffiness, which may be partially alleviated with medication. Bleeding and drainage are also common. We recommend that you keep your head elevated when sleeping for at least 1-2 weeks after the procedure.

While recovering, you should avoid strenuous activities for the month after rhinoplasty, including running, swimming, and activities that put pressure on your nose.

Most patients return to work roughly a week after the procedure with light numbness or swelling. Several follow-up appointments may be required.

Stop your nose from obstructing your breathing or detracting from the appearance you want with CT ENT’s Dr. Waters

“Dr. Waters made me feel so comforted and taken care of.”

Dr. Heather Waters brings her years of experience as an Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) doctor and facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to CT ENT. Dr. Waters has a long track record of achieving desirable results for patients, and can help you get the nose you want and deserve through rhinoplasty.

In addition to performing rhinoplasty, Dr. Waters specializes in blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy (facelift), brow lift, otoplasty, skin cancer reconstruction of the face and neck, and all aspects of functional nasal surgery including nasal fracture repair and septoplasty.

Do you want to improve your health and have a nose that you feel perfectly fits your face? Get started by requesting an appointment today.