Rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Rhinoplasty. A rhinoplasty is a sculpting operation. The delicate cartilages and structures underlying the skin are reshaped to form a nose that is ideal for your individual face. There is a period of swelling and bruising before the final shape takes place. The entire nose is shaped to blend with your facial features. There is minimal discomfort after the procedure. www.artofplasticsurgery.com.
Expectations. Your query is too complicated to answer in one short paragraph. Indeed, every patient will have different expectations and concerns. And every surgeon does things a bit differently postop. See a board-certified facial plastic surgeon or plastic surgeon for a complete answer, or request a video consult from one of the many excellent doctors here on HealthTap.
Rhinoplasty. You need to discuss your surgical goals with your surgeon. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon.

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I want ethnic rhinoplasty, what to expect?

Depends. Depends on the changes you are looking for. See a rhinoplasty surgeon to discuss what you want and they may be able to do computer imaging to give you an idea of projected outcome. The doctor will also discuss risks and benefits of surgery. Read more...
Ethnic rhinoplasty. Once you have chosen a surgeon, you can go over your surgical goals together. It takes at least a year to recover from rhinoplasty and if your skin is thicker, it can take longer. Hopefully, your expectations will be met by good presurgical planning and communication. Read more...
Depends. Depends on the ethnic background. These cases may be more complex. Your best bet is to see a board certified facial plastic surgeon. Read more...
You'll look great. After 12 month the swelling is completely gone, and your nose has reached its final size and beautiful shape. Read more...

Ok, so they doctors told me I need a septoplasty and rhinoplasty... What should I expect? Is it gonna be an open procedure or closed?

Rhinoplasty. That depends on extent of defect or injury. Your ENT surgeon can explain all that in details. Read more...
Depends. Ask your surgeon. The recovery is not too bad. Feels like a stuffy, headcold feeling. Swelling takes a year to fully resolve, but most people only take a week off from school or work. No heavy lifting for two weeks, and no contact sports for 4-6 weeks. Read more...
Surgeon's preference. In many situations the choice of an open or closed approach will be surgeon's preference or experience. Typically an open approach is we'd for greater visualization. Of more complex confirms that may be difficult to manage through a closed approach. However many surgeons are highly skilled at the closed approach. So the best way to know is to ask and express your preferences as well. Read more...
Rhino approaches. The choice of approach will come down largely to surgeon preference, and this is definitely something to discuss with your surgeon prior to proceeding with surgery. Read more...
Rhinoplasty. whether you will have an open or closed procedure depends on your surgical goals and your surgeon's preference. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures. Read more...