Rhinoplasty (Nose) Surgery
Inland Empire, Palmdale & Valencia
Known as a nose job in layman’s term, rhinoplasty is the most common plastic surgery procedure done on the face. Reconstruction of the nose is commonly performed due to aesthetic reasons and to correct breathing problems caused by the nose’s anatomical problem. Rhinoplasty can help improve overall appearance by ensuring symmetry of the nose with other features especially to the eyes and the lips.
Indications of Rhinoplasty
- Repair of a nose that is too short, too long, too wide, or crooked
- Removal of bumps or humps on the nose
- Used to adjust the size, shape, angle, and definition of the tip of the nose
- Correction of breathing problems caused by congenital conditions such as deviated septum
Nose surgery is performed either by local or general anesthesia. The incisions will be made inside the nostrils and columella which separates the nostrils. The cartilage and bone will be repaired to desired shape after separating the nasal tissues from the underlying structures.
A small piece of the patient’s own bone or cartilage may be reinforced if part of the nose needs strengthening. On the other hand, if the cartilage or bone is weakened, or simply when there is no cartilage or bone to spare, synthetic implants may be used instead. In some instances, alloplastic synthetics may be utilized, as well as cartilages from other body parts such as the septum, rib, or ears. A tape dressing will remain on your nose for a week in order to cover and protect it.
What are the Risks / Side Effects of Rhinoplasty?
Our surgeons are well-trained and competent in providing rhinoplasty surgeries, and thousands of patients have undergone our nose surgeries with only praises for the results. This is because detailed medical examination and consultation prior to the procedure will be performed in order to assess for potential risks and avoid them. Furthermore, you will have to cooperate with your surgeon and discuss your expectations in order to achieve optimum results.
You may notice swelling and discoloration around the eye area, which should disappear within five to seven days. You may return to work after a week or two, but it is best to minimize physical activities and contact sports during the first few weeks.
While complications are minimal in nose surgery, risk for infection will always be there, just like with any other surgeries. It is important to follow your doctor’s advice regarding after-care of the surgical site as well as activity limitations during the early post-operative period.