Rhinoplasty, sometimes referred to as a nose job, is sometimes given the stigma of being nothing more than a cosmetic procedure. In truth, there are two different types of rhinoplasty treatments that can be used to address a wide number of issues.
While open rhinoplasty is more commonly used to alter the external shape and appearance of the nose, an endonasal treatment might be called for to address structural issues. While this can certainly have a cosmetic effect, endonasal procedures are also used to address issues related to breathing. This is often used to address issues such as a deviated septum.
Dr. Charles V. Pledger can often perform endonasal rhinoplasty on an outpatient basis at his Provo, Utah, clinic. You will likely need to be deeply sedated. This means you will need to refrain from eating and drinking after midnight the evening before.
After the rhinoplasty, Dr. Charles V. Pledger will provide you with postoperative care instructions. This might also include encouraging you to take prescription anti-inflammatory or pain-management medication to help you maintain your comfort during recovery.
If you live in the Provo, Utah, area and you have structural or cosmetic issues with your nose that need to be addressed, you should call 801-373-4300 to set up a rhinoplasty consultation at Charles V. Pledger, MD.