You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
There are two types of rhinoplasty: the first is a closed procedure, where all incisions are hidden inside the nose; the second is an open procedure, using an incision that is made along the narrow strip of tissue that separates your nostrils.
After the incisions are made, the skin covering nasal bones and cartilage is raised to provide access to the nasal bones, so Dr. Jimerson can reshape the structure of your nose.
If you have an excessively large nose, it may be reshaped by removing bone or cartilage. If your surgery requires the addition of a cartilage graft, it will usually be taken from the septum, the partition found in the middle of your nose.
Once the nose is sculpted to the desired shape or size, the nasal skin and underlying tissues are redraped and sutures are used to close the incision.