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Rhinoplasty Specialist

Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. -  - Otolaryngologist

Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC.

Otolaryngologists & Audiologists located in Kittery, ME & Stratham, NH

Rhinoplasty can give you the sleeker, more shapely, smaller, or more streamlined nose you’ve always wanted—but at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC., which has locations in Kittery, Maine, and Stratham, New Hampshire, the benefits go beyond that. Their skilled team of ear, nose, and throat surgeons considers not only your appearance but also your nasal function. You can look better and breathe easier after your rhinoplasty at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. To schedule a consultation, call the office nearest you or book online today.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

Is rhinoplasty right for me?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, may be right for you if you're not happy with the appearance of your nose and you're ready for a permanent and natural-looking improvement.

Rhinoplasty can also help with your breathing. The team at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. is uniquely qualified to improve both nose appearance and functionality. They can even do specialized procedures like septoplasty or a turbinate reduction procedure during your rhinoplasty to correct issues such as deviated septum.

Patients of any age can have rhinoplasty as long as their nose has finished growing. For girls, this means a minimum age of 14-15, and for boys around 17-18.

What kind of problems can rhinoplasty correct?

Through rhinoplasty, your provider can correct most cosmetic problems with your nose, including:

  • Overlarge nose
  • Large nasal tip
  • Bulbous, or pushed-in nose tip
  • Hooked or beaked nose
  • Bumps or depressions on your nasal bridge
  • Uneven, flared, or overlarge nostrils

Discuss your specific concerns with your surgeon during your consultation to find out how rhinoplasty can help you.

Where are the incisions in rhinoplasty?

Incision placement depends on the complexity of your rhinoplasty. In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are in your nose.

In an open procedure, which may be needed for more complex corrections, the incisions are in the columella, the small band of tissue between your nostrils. Either way, the incisions are very well hidden, and the surgeons at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. are experts in achieving a natural look.

What is recovery like after a nose job?

Some discomfort and swelling are normal at first following a nose job but abate over the next couple of weeks. You may have some bruising around your eyes, but it goes away within a couple of days. Most patients have minimal pain after their rhinoplasty. Your provider prescribes medication for this, but you may find over-the-counter pain relievers sufficient.

To heal as rapidly and effectively as possible, remember to keep your head elevated while resting. Cold compresses can help relieve bruising, swelling, and discomfort. Usually, the team at Family Ear, Nose & Throat, LLC. uses dissolvable stitches that go away naturally. If you need external stitches, your provider removes them during your follow-up appointment around a week after your rhinoplasty.

To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation, call the nearest office or book online today.