The ‘perfect’ nose varies from patient to patient. Other factors to consider are the ethnic background, age, and face symmetry. Dr. Spera will discuss this and other concerns during your consultation.
Insurance may or may not cover your procedure. Generally it will pay when there are breathing difficulties, but may decline coverage for purely cosmetic desires. Please check further with our staff.
In most instances, the procedure and incisions are done inside the nose, where they are not detected. Dr. Spera will then mold and sculpt the bone and cartilage as well as the skin and tissues of your nose to create your desired new shape. He can also remove the skin from the sides and center of your nose to narrow the base. Adding various grafts can further enhance the outcome.
Bedrest is advised for a day, along with keeping the head elevated. A ‘cast’ will be placed on the nose and remain for 7 – 9 days. Some experience minimal swelling and/or bruising of the face, which resolves in 1 – 2 weeks. One may resume normal activites in 2 days. No strenuos activities for weeks.
One should take extreme care to avoid bumping your nose for at least six months.