Can You Still Have Rhinoplasty With A Nose Piercing?

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A piercing does not impact a person's ability to resize or reshape their nose or address any structural defects, like a deviated septum. However, are you considering nose reshaping surgery and are concerned about it? In that case, it is essential to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon and take the necessary precautions to minimize any risks or complications. Dr. Joseph Tamburrino is a board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Doylestown, PA. Read on to learn more on how you can consider rhinoplasty, despite any type of piercings, to alter the size or shape of your nose to achieve beautiful results.

Is rhinoplasty with a nose piercing possible?

Although nasal piercings now range in various shapes and styles, they generally do not pose any additional risks or issues. Dr. Tamburrino performs rhinoplasties with a conservative approach to provide natural-looking, stunning results. Whether you have a medical need or a cosmetic reason for nose shaping surgery, it is a highly complex, delicate procedure that requires extensive surgical experience. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will determine if a closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty technique will be needed to achieve optimal results, and directly not affect your nose piercing. However, some necessary alterations to the nasal structure may change the location of your original piercing. In that case, Doylestown, PA patients may choose to have their nose pierced again after they have fully healed.

Should any piercings be removed before nose reshaping surgery?

While your piercing will likely remain untouched during surgery, it is not safe to leave it in. Nasal piercings can become dislodged during rhinoplasty and travel into a patient's airway, putting a person at serious risk during surgery. Nose piercing appliances are typically made of metal material so they can heat up or conduct electricity, possibly burning the skin around it. During your consultation, Dr. Tamburrino will discuss the removal of any piercings as part of your pre-operative instructions.

Can I get another nose piercing after rhinoplasty?

After nose reshaping surgery, the cartilage, ligaments, and nasal structure will be malleable and soft until fully settled into place. A nasal piercing can damage the cartilage in this weakened state, so it best to wait at least 8 – 10 weeks or even longer before any piercings are performed. If you are thinking about getting a nose piercing or getting re-pierced after rhinoplasty, discuss it with Dr. Tamburrino first as a safety precaution. Even though waiting can be frustrating, you want to ensure your new piercing won't cause any lasting damage to your nasal structure and can be placed safely without putting your fantastic results at risk.

Rhinoplasty near me in Doylestown, PA

When you are ready to take the first step to make changes to your nose, book a consultation with board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Tamburrino. During your initial visit, Dr. Tamburrino will assess your areas of concern and devise a surgical plan that fits your rhinoplasty needs. Contact our office and schedule your appointment at Tamburrino Plastic Surgery & Med Spa today.

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