Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that revises the shape and size of your nose and modifies it for a more proportional fit to the rest of your face. Also known as a nose job, this procedure also corrects the function of your nose by amending breathing problems caused by birth defects, injury, or trauma.
Most patients I see for rhinoplasty are people who feel self-conscious about their nose, whether it is too large, misshapen, or wide. Perhaps there has always been a “bump” where your nose should be smooth. Either way, you’re dissatisfied with the shape or proportion of their nose. I can help improve the way you look at yourself and how others see you. Through rhinoplasty, I can reshape your nose and increase your self-confidence.
The rhinoplasty procedure is performed as an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. My goal is to conceal the incisions inside your nose or along its natural creases so there is little to no noticeable evidence of surgery.
It’s rewarding to see how thrilled my patients are after their procedure and their new attractive look and more balanced face. It’s fascinating how dramatically rhinoplasty improves appearance and self-esteem with just one facial feature. I take extreme pride in all of my work so it is satisfying when I can help change the lives of my patients.
It’s more than performing a surgery; it’s about caring. Together, we will go over your customized procedure and decide what is best for you, focusing on exactly what bothers you and how we will go about fixing it.
There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed.
For an open rhinoplasty, I make a small external incision on the underside of the nose that becomes less visible over time. The recovery is longer for an open rhinoplasty, but it allows me to shape more of the nose on the inside and outside.
For a closed rhinoplasty, an incision is made on the inside of the nose that leaves no scar. Without an incision on the skin, healing occurs faster with a closed rhinoplasty. I have a deep understanding of minimally invasive rhinoplasty techniques. But there are limits to what can be achieved with the closed approach. If all that bothers you is a small bump, this can be shaved down with a closed rhinoplasty, no external scars, and a quicker recovery (within a few days).
My life’s purpose is to help my patients feel better about themselves; body image and self-esteem are inextricably linked. By improving the shape and proportion of your nose, I will boost the way you feel about the way you look and restore your self-confidence.
Am I a candidate for a rhinoplasty?
If you are in good physical health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations, you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. A teenager or young adult should wait until facial growth is complete because it can impact the function and appearance of the nose. This happens around 17-18 years of age.
What are the results of rhinoplasty?
The results of your rhinoplasty should be long-lasting and essentially permanent. Your nose will gradually change as the swelling subsides over the first few weeks to months. You will see adjustments to your nasal contour as it becomes more refined over the first year.
Getting a rhinoplasty can bring you many benefits that will alter your life for the better.
I am passionate about my work, which is why I am quite involved in your recovery. I make myself accessible so you have all the information you need for an effective and speedy recovery.
My nurse and I provide recovery ointments, scar gels, and other items to improve your results. To me, proper recovery is as crucial as the procedure itself. Your rhinoplasty recovery should take about a week.
Every once in a while, steroid injections can help in reducing swelling. These can be performed around 2-3 months #postOPP If you have further questions as you recover at home, feel free to call my nurse, who is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We make it our goal to make your recovery as comfortable as possible. We are here for you.
Here are some tips to keep in mind during your recovery: