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My 11 year old son had a nose job for a cleft palate 2 weeks ago. Above the rib graph is a lump about the size of a small egg. Is this something to be worried about?
Possibly: Sounds like more than normal swelling. This kind of swelling could be from a collection of blood under the skin called a hematoma. Small ones will go away on their own but larger ones may need to be drained to reduce the risk of infection or delayed healing. He should be checked by the surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could rhinoplasty improve my singing voice? I have a very nasal singing voice. Is it possible for a rhinoplasty to correct this?
Voice changes: Rhinoplasty and particularly septoplasty can cause changes in the voice. This is particularly in the case of an obstructed nasal airway with a nasal voice. When the obstruction is relieved, the voice might change with this as well. I would not depend on this procedure alone to change your voice, however, as voice production is more complex than this. Try voice therapy first. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Injectable filler: Non-surgical rhinoplasty is performed with an injectable filler such as restylane, Radiesse or juvederm. Only certain "nose shapes" lend themselves to non-surgical shaping. Large noses that require "reduction" are not well suited to this technique. Noses that require augmentation of the nasal bridge, noses that have minor contour irregularities, and narrow noses are the best candidates. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surprisingly good: Most patients are very pleasantly surprised with the recovery after rhinoplasty. The most uncomfortable aspect is probably the limited breathing the through the nose the first week after surgery, but the pain is usually far less than what patients anticipate. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rhinoplasty Recovery: For most patients rhinoplasty is about a one week recovery. They wear a splint on the outside of the nose for a week. I do not use packing on the inside of the nose, which was responsible for a lot of the swelling, bruising, and pain commonly associated with the procedure. Most patients report little discomfort following the surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Age for Rhinoplasty: There are certain standards that are used to determine age appropriateness for rhinoplasty. For women typically we wait until age 16. For men 17 is preferred. Since the concerns relate mostly to damaging growth centers, it is less of an issue when a patient has a larger nose. If you are very developed for 15 then it may be possible. Each case is unique. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nasal reshaping: Rhinoplasty is the operation which is used to correct the shape of the nose. This can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. There are a variety of different approaches and techniques which are used depending on what areas of the nose need to be changed. This is often done as an outpatient under general anesthesia. Recovery is usually relatively mild, with minimal pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nosejob recovery: Each surgeon will have a specific set of post-operative instructions. This typically consists of wound care instructions (cleaning the incisions, nasal irrigations) and measures to reduce swelling and bruising (avoiding strenuous activity, sleeping on 2-3 pillows, and icing your nose). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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