Genetics can be our worst enemy when it comes to our noses. Noses come in a variety of shapes and sizes – they may appear too big, too small, crooked, or have unwanted bumps. If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your nose and want to improve its appearance, then you are likely a candidate for rhinoplasty.
While there is no upper age limit for having rhinoplasty, patients may be advised to wait until the nose is fully developed (about age 16) before undergoing rhinoplasty. With rhinoplasty, work is done on the cartilage and bone that provide the shape of your nose. Incisions are usually well hidden mostly inside your nose where they will not be visible.
Your reshaped nose will give allow to feel more comfortable when looking in the mirror and boost your self-confidence.
Rhinoplasty can be performed comfortably and safely in the privacy of our Mississauga cosmetic clinic. You will be asleep for the entire procedure. You wake in the care of a kindly and expert nurse who assists you to prepare to go home. You will most likely be able to return to work within a week while more strenuous activity can be resumed a few weeks later. The final appearance of your nose may take 6 to 12 months to become fully realized.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of rhinoplasty varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.
You may want to enhance the benefits of a rhinoplasty by adding other facial procedures such as a brow lift or facelift. While surgery can improve the shape of your nose, it does not treat the quality of the skin. The McLean Clinic medical aesthetician can prescribe a program to improve skin health and appearance. This could involve such things as lasers or medical grade skin care. Our Lines & Wrinkles Treatment which includes fillers such as Juvederm can further enhance your results. Lines of the lips (so-called “smoker’s lines”) can be treated with fillers or resurfacing procedures.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.