Many individuals are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose, and they choose to correct this problem with rhinoplasty. There are many benefits of this procedure. It can help you achieve a harmonious balance of your facial features and improve confidence. While some individuals choose rhinoplasty to improve the shape of their nose, there are some who have the procedure to improve breathing.Rhinoplasty can alter the bone, cartilage, or skin of the nose. During your consultation, you can discuss your goals with our doctor, which will allow them to customize a plan that is suited for your needs and expectations. To ensure that the procedure is carried out smoothly, be sure to stop taking anti-inflammatory medications and herbal supplements because it can increase bleeding. In addition, try to stop smoking two weeks before the procedure. You will also need to plan for a ride home after the procedure, and it can be helpful to have someone stay with you for the first night.What to Expect from RhinoplastyRhinoplasty is not a surgery that follows the same process, which is because each procedure is customized for the specific goals of the individual who is undergoing the surgery. It may be administered inside the nose or at the base of the nose. There are many techniques that are used to augment cartilage or nasal bone. If you want a small change, our doctor may use cartilage from your ear or deep inside your nose. For those who want significant changes, cartilage or bone may be taken from other areas of the body.What Is Recovery Like?During recovery, you will have a splint or packing placed inside your nose to support its new structure. You will be provided with specific aftercare instructions that tell you how to care for your nose and when to take any medications that were prescribed. For a speedy recovery, it is vital to follow all of the post-operative instructions that are given to you by our doctor.Are you interested in learning more about rhinoplasty at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL? We welcome you to contact our office today for a consultation to see if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.