Surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a comfortable and accredited surgical setting. Dr. Teotia will make a small incision on your columella, which is the strut of tissue between your nostrils. In time, this scar will be well hidden. During surgery, the deep structures of the nasal tip are viewed once the overlying skin has been elevated. Dr. Teotia may add or remove cartilage to the tip or place critical sutures. Other techniques will be employed as needed to give your nose a harmonious look. At the end of the procedure, Dr. Teotia will place a bandage that will remain in place for a week.
The surgery takes from one to two to hours, depending on the extent of the surgical procedure. Once you wake up from sedation, you can go home. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home, and someone to stay with you the first night after surgery.