The procedure is best done for patients with around, wide and bulbous nasal tip that lacks projection and definition. The procedure involves the trimming or contouring of the cartilage at the nasal tip to narrow down its width and to improve tip projection and definition. This procedure is done under local anesthesia in an outpatient facility.
Patients are advised that there will be nasal splint after the procedure that will help control the swelling and hold the implant in place during the initial period of healing.
After the procedure, patients will have swelling and some bruising of the nose. Patients are advised that there will be swelling, tightness, minimal pain or discomfort and numbness. However, these are transient and resolve spontaneously during the next several weeks.
For Better Healing:
To improve healing and minimize swelling, patients are advise to avoid the following for 2 to 3 weeks : smoking, alcoholic beverages, aspirin, NSAID’s like mefenamic acids, vitamin E supplement, steroids, herbal tea or herbal medications.