Rhinoplasty for Men
The nose is one of the most prominent features of the face. That being said, the nose affects your face in a way no other feature does. If you’ve suffered from a broken nose, impaired breathing or if you’re displeased with the overall shape of your nose, consider rhinoplasty (nose surgery) from Vargas Face & Skin Center in Prairie Village, Kan. Dr. Vargas has performed hundreds, if not thousands, of nose surgeries in her over 20 years of experience. Her precision and individualized attention to the needs of her patients makes her one of the most sought after rhinoplasty surgeons in Kansas City.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
The overall goal of a successful rhinoplasty is to improve the proportions of the nose and to restore harmony with the rest of your features without it being obvious the patient has had surgery.
The procedure can be performed one of two ways:
- An open procedure, wherein Dr. Vargas makes an incision across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
- Or a closed procedure, in which the incisions are made within the nose.
These incisions delicately lift your nose’s tissue, allowing Dr. Vargas to reshape the structure of your nose. Then, depending on the desired result, cartilage or bone may be removed, or cartilage grafts may be added. Once the new shape has been formed, Dr. Vargas reforms tissue and nasal skin over your nose and closes the incisions.
Healing After Nose Reshaping
Dr. Vargas will apply gauze and splints to your nose to support it as it heals. You will experience initial swelling which will subside after a few weeks. However, it may take up to a year for your new nasal structure to completely heal and take shape.
Rhinoplasty at Vargas Face & Skin Center
If you’re considering rhinoplasty, Dr. Vargas will sit down with you for an in-depth consultation to examine your nose and to discuss the course of action that’s right for you. Elective nose reshaping is a highly individualized choice, but you can rest easy knowing that all of your surgical needs are in the caring hands of Dr. Vargas.