Those unhappy with their nose shape, size, or appearance may consider undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. Though often thought of as cosmetic, nose jobs can also treat conditions that exacerbate allergic reactions or those that obstruct breathing. Whether you’re looking for a nose job for a medical or cosmetic reason, Dr. Shaw is happy to accommodate you. At Travis Shaw, MD, we provide patients with both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplastic options depending on their specific needs. Our safe treatments promise optimal, natural-looking results.
When discussing rhinoplasty, be prepared to answer a series of questions aimed at helping us understand your motivation and medical needs for the surgery. Having a nose job – both surgical and non-surgical – will result in short term swelling, pain, and a substantial recovery period. Therefore, it is essential to determine one’s psychological and physical readiness before having the procedure done. If necessary, we will also run a series of nasal evaluations. These will focus on the anatomical thirds of your nose, your nasal angles, and overall symmetry.
Nose Job Treatment Options
Depending on your particular situation, you may be put under sedation, general anesthesia, or local anesthesia for the entirety of the procedure. Dr. Shaw will then separate the nasal skin from the soft tissues in your nasal framework and begin the operation. The duration of the surgery depends upon your needs and goals.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of injectable fillers. Using collagen or hyaluronic acid compounds, the nose can be altered without the need for invasive surgery. This process is usually done to fill in depressed areas of the nose and correct certain birth defects. Dr. Shaw may recommend this non-surgical treatment as an alternative to standard rhinoplasty based on your specific concern or condition.
The results of your rhinoplasty will be long-lasting. Immediately after the procedure, some swelling will be experienced. Any side effects from the surgery will subside within a few weeks. In some cases, it may take up to a year for nasal contour to fully refine. Until your nose completes the healing process, you may notice gradual changes in its appearance. As you age, your nose will undergo gradual changes, but the effects of these treatments will be relatively permanent.
Rhinoplasty in Richmond, Virginia
If you are unsatisfied with your nose shape, size, or appearance, then a rhinoplasty may be right for you. Travis Shaw, MD is a skilled medical professional dedicated to improving the health and beauty of the Richmond community. Make an appointment to discuss surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty by calling/texting (804) 775-4559 or submitting your information via the form below. We look forward to serving you!