Safe & Effective Nose Reshaping in Skokie, IL
New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery proudly offers rhinoplasty or nose reshaping at our Skokie Surgery Center as an effective procedure to change your nose’s shape or correct post-traumatic deformities or changes. We are able to perform both “closed” and “open” rhinoplasty. A small incision we place under the nostrils is the only visible difference between these options. Otherwise, we place the incisions inside your nose (intranasally) so there are no noticeable scars. After separating a nose’s soft tissue and skin from its underlying framework, we alter and reshape the bone and cartilage causing external deformity. The procedure typically takes around an hour and a half, and we perform it on an outpatient basis and under anesthesia.
Improving Your Nose’s Appearance & Breathing
Typically, New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery performs nose reshaping or rhinoplasty to change a nose’s external appearance, which might also affect the nasal airway. However, if you have a nasal breathing impairment, we can perform procedures to improve your nose’s function in the same setting. Nasal valve surgery (internal or external) or septal surgery (septoplasty) can provide additional structural support and significantly improve a nasal airway after cosmetic rhinoplasty. Health insurance typically covers these functional procedures, if available, but coverage for the cosmetic component of the operation is uncommon. We often combine these cosmetic and functional procedures for patients.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty
We apply a nasal cast or dorsal splint after your nasal surgery and remove it within a week. At this time, the swelling is mostly gone, but you may have some bruises for another week. However, you can easily cover these bruises at this point by using camouflage make-up. Typically, patients experience minor pain that oral medications can control. Patients experience swelling and stuffiness for several weeks, but they usually get back to their regular routines after a week.
Correcting Patients’ Noses With Revision Rhinoplasty
Secondary rhinoplasty, also called revision rhinoplasty, is a procedure surgeons designed to improve functional or aesthetic issues resulting from a previous rhinoplasty. These complications may include under-correction or overcorrection issues after a patient’s primary surgery. Frequently, a revision rhinoplasty involves addressing problematic issues or problems from adding cartilage graft material to resize or rebuild the nose. We may also need to address functional issues affecting a patient’s nasal breathing. New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery’s Dr. Turowski has ample experience with primary and secondary rhinoplasty procedures and can address your post-surgical aesthetic or functional issues.