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Your nose plays a wide range of roles both in the appearance of your face as well as the functionality of your breathing. Deviations in the structure of your nasal passages can affect respiration and respiratory health. At the same time, cosmetic imperfection with the shape and symmetry of your nose can leave you feeling self-conscious about your appearance.
In a situation like this, you should consider scheduling a consultation with the cosmetic surgeons at Institute for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Otis Allen can work to diagnose the imperfections and potential deviations with your nose and the most applicable method for correcting the problem.
This might call for one of the two forms of rhinoplasty to either alter any structural concerns or to correct the cosmetic imperfections. Both open and closed rhinoplasty can be performed on an outpatient basis.
You will likely need to be deeply sedated for the duration of the procedure. Afterward, you will need to have a friend or family member drive you home, while the sedative effect dissipates. You will also need to abstain from eating and drinking after midnight the evening before.
Any other postoperative care instructions will be provided to you by Dr. Otis Allen. This might also include prescription anti-inflammatory or pain management medication to help maintain your comfort while the altered tissues heal.
If you live in the Bloomington, Illinois area and you have structural or other air passage issues with your nose that needs to be corrected you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a rhinoplasty consultation at Institute for Plastic Surgery.