Do You Feel Self-Conscious About the Size and Appearance of Your Nose?
Do you think your nose doesn’t match your facial structure? If that’s the case, you may be a good candidate for a Rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. John Bull at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure to reshape the nose and can be coupled with internal procedures to improve nasal breathing. It is usually performed as an outpatient surgery and normally takes two to three hours. Most incisions are made on the inside of the nose, but some require a small incision that is hidden at the base of the nose. This scar heals very well and is usually not noticeable even at close range. The procedure is determined by the type of correction needed or desired.
Consultations are Available Now
The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. John Bull or one of our trusted providers at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa. Simply fill out the form on this page and request a consultation and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation appointment.
Candidates for a Rhinoplasty
The best candidates for a Rhinoplasty procedure are those individuals who feel as though their nose is misshapen or throws off their facial symmetry. All candidates should be healthy nonsmokers with realistic expectations for the procedure.
How Does It Work?
During Rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Bull separates the skin of the nose from the supporting framework of bone and cartilage. He then reshapes the framework and redrapes the skin. In most cases involving a reduction in size or shape of the nose or the removal of a hump, incisions are made inside the nose. A narrower nasal bridge is formed moving the nasal bones closer. If a reduction in the nasal tip is desired, the cartilage is resized through the inside incision, but may also require a small incision at the base of the nose. The angle between the nose and the upper lip can be improved by elevating and trimming the septum, the dividing wall between the two chambers of the nose. Sometimes, it is necessary to narrow the base of the nose. This procedure involves removal of skin and tissue from the inside of the nose so the scars are usually not noticeable.
A lightweight splint is applied to maintain the new shape of the nose. The splint is usually removed within a week. Nasal pads may be inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum. These pads are removed the day after the procedure.
What Results Will I See?*
The nose takes some time to settle into its new shape, and the final appearance may not be achieved for a year due to prolonged swelling in this area. Rhinoplasty performed to correct congenital deformities, relieve breathing problems or repair defects caused by trauma may be covered by insurance. Cases are judged on an individual basis and require pre-authorization.
What is the Recovery Process Like?*
Although most nose surgery patients are up and around the day of the procedure, strenuous exercises, particularly those which might elevate blood pressure, should be avoided for at least 4 weeks. Rhinoplasty patients should avoid sun exposure for about eight weeks as the skin post surgery is highly sensitive.
“From start to finish my experience was amazing. . I was given all of the information I needed and was I was very comfortable with my decision. I was confident that all would go smoothly and it did. There were NO SURPRISES and the results exceeded my expectations. I will definitely recommend Dr. Bull to my family and Friends. I am so happy!”*
*Individual Results May Vary
Take the Next Step – Request a Consultation
To schedule your consultation with Dr. John Bull, please fill out the form on this page or call 630-717-6000. The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa serves the Naperville Area & Western Suburbs of Chicago.
*Individual Results May Vary