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What are the risks and limitations with rhinoplasty?

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Patients with thick skin many not experience as much of an improvement in appearance as those with thinner skin since thicker skin may not conform and contract to the newly sculpted underlying framework.  After nasal surgery, patients may experience nose bleeds, numbness, holes in the nasal septum, infection, difficulty breathing and swelling.  These are usually… Read More


Is there pain after rhinoplasty?

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Pain is usually not severe after rhinoplasty.  There can be mild to moderate discomfort after any nasal surgery which can be relieved with oral pain medication for the first few days.  Discomfort decreases as swelling inside the nose decreases, making breathing easier.


Post procedure care for rhinoplasty?

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You will receive written and verbal post-operative instructions after your surgery.  It is important to arrange for post-operative care with someone to pick you up after the procedure and stay with you the night following surgery. Discomfort in the first few days after surgery is usually easily controlled with oral pain medications.  Post-operative visits will… Read More


What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?

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Typically, the initial swelling after nose surgery subsides within a two to three weeks.  However, residual swelling, especially in the tip of the nose, can take about a year to resolve as the contour refines. Swelling can also vary through the day, being more prominent in the morning.  There may be some bruising around the… Read More


What are the steps in rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty can be performed using a closed approach, in which incisions are hidden inside the nose or an external approach with an incision made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils. These incisions allow access to the tissues underneath the skin, cartilage and bone, for reshaping, removing and repositioning. The pros… Read More


What kind of anesthesia is used during a rhinoplasty?

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At the Bel-Red Center for Aesthetic Surgery we are dedicated to making our Bellevue and Seattle patients as comfortable and anxiety-free as possible.  Patients are offered the choice of twilight sleep sedation or general anesthesia, however, most rhinoplasties are performed under twilight sleep sedation. For general anesthesia we use experienced, board certified anesthesia providers who… Read More