David M Creech, M.D.
Plastic Surgeon located in Chandler, AZ
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What is Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is one of the most sought-after procedures. Rhinoplasty can change the shape of your whole nose, or just a small part, making it fit more harmoniously with the rest of your face.
Dr. Creech is highly skilled in improving the appearance of your nose while preserving and enhancing its function, ensuring that your breathing is free and comfortable.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose by:
- Reducing its overall size
- Straightening a crooked nose
- Changing the bridge’s width
- Changing your nostril size or shape
- Removing a bump on the bridge
- Eliminating a depression
- Reshaping the nose tip
Dr. Creech also repairs any problems that interfere with breathing, such as a deviated septum.
What happens during my rhinoplasty consultation?
If you’re thinking about changing the shape of your nose, the first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Creech. During your appointment, he listens to your desires and goals. Patients of various cultures in Arizona wish to have rhinoplasty while retaining their ethnicity, and Dr. Creech makes every effort to keep each person’s unique features.
Dr. Creech evaluates your overall facial structure, focusing on the improvements you desire and also how to harmonize your nose with your other facial features. He also examines the internal structures of your nose, providing information about possible changes that can be made during rhinoplasty to improve your breathing.
What should I expect during and after rhinoplasty?
Dr. Creech may perform an open or closed rhinoplasty. Whenever possible, he prefers to use a closed procedure in which the incision is made inside your nose. During an open rhinoplasty, the incision goes in the area between your nostrils in the contour of your nose, where the small scar is barely visible.
When your surgery is finished, the doctor places a small cast on your nose and may add a light dressing inside the nostrils to stop the bleeding. The dressing is removed the same day or the following day, while the cast comes off in one week. However, you should expect to have some swelling around your eyes for several weeks.
You receive specific instructions about caring for your nose after surgery. For example, you should avoid bending, lifting, running, cycling, aerobics, and any intense activities or contact sports for eight weeks. Your bones need at least this much time to properly heal.
Men and women of Arizona who want to look their best should call David Creech, MD, to schedule a consultation and learn how nose contouring can improve their facial appearance.