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What to Expect from Your Rhinoplasty Process

What to Expect from Your Rhinoplasty Process

If you don’t feel comfortable with the shape or projection of your nose or find that it’s causing health problems, then it may be time to consider rhinoplasty. There are many reasons to consider a rhinoplasty, and these can all range from an injury that requires reconstruction, correction of breathing problems, or cosmetic improvement. Nose surgeries are a very common procedure, but it’s important to know what to expect during your consultation process, surgery, and beyond.


During your consultation with Dr. Timothy Janiga, you can discuss your goals and expectations for your rhinoplasty. It’s also a chance for Dr. Janiga to assess your anatomy, recommend the best techniques, and project what you can expect for an outcome. You’ll also receive an estimate of your costs and what to expect during surgery.


For your surgical procedure, you will be put to sleep by a board-certified anesthesiologist and an incision is made under the nose. This incision allows the underlying structures to be manipulated, corrected, and altered according to your goals. This can include correction of a deviated septum, enhancing or reducing the bridge or hump of the nose, and adjusting the tip of the nose. Overall, this process can take between one to three hours, depending on how extensive your procedure is.

Aftercare and Recovery

After your rhinoplasty, you will likely wear a bandage and nasal splint so that the nose is supported and can heal properly. You should expect to have some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort until the nose is fully healed— the timeframe for which can vary from person-to-person.

Is it Right for You?

After doing all your research and considering the risks as well as the rewards, it’s important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Timothy Janiga a board-certified plastic surgeon and is vastly experienced in rhinoplasty surgery and is ready to answer any questions that you may have. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible when undergoing your procedure and consultation process. Dr. Janiga will provide you with a fully-personalized treatment plan, as well as a realistic expectation for your results. If you would like to move forward with rhinoplasty or would like more information, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.

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