Some nose job—or rhinoplasty—patients notice in the first week or so following surgery that they are unable to smile normally.
Due to swelling in the nasal area and along the upper lip, your smile will be slightly affected in the initial weeks following your rhinoplasty procedure. As you heal and the swelling subsides, your smile should return to normal.
The associated discomfort you may feel during this time is easily controlled with over-the-counter pain medications. You may also experience some light bruising and swelling in the areas adjacent to the nose.
Although the swelling may temporarily make your smile appear “stiff,” your ability to smile normally will return in the following weeks.
If you live in the Los Angeles area and are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery, please contact California cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim at E. Kim Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation.
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Commonly called a nose job, rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure in which your nose is brought into ideal proportions with the rest of your face. Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim can use this procedure to address issues including:
Humps, bumps, or dips
No matter what reason makes you dissatisfied with your nose, Dr. Kim can customize a rhinoplasty procedure to help provide you with balanced and complimentary facial features.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Dr. Kim offers both open and closed rhinoplasty. With closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside of your nostrils. Open rhinoplasty will require an additional incision in between your nostrils. While an incision on the outside of the nose can result in some scarring, open rhinoplasty gives Dr. Kim greater control over cartilage reshaping and may be necessary to provide you with your desired look. When cared for properly, even external incisions will fade to be all but unnoticeable with time.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Kim will listen to your desires, assess your facial features, and help you determine the rhinoplasty technique best suited to meet your individual needs.