Our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. John Smoot, Dr. Wendell Smoot, Dr. Reza Sadrian, and Dr. Carol Hollan offer rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, as a way to reshape noses misaligned by injury or genetics.
Our patients choose rhinoplasty nose surgery for a wide variety of reasons. One of the most common is that they have spent their whole lives with a nose that they are unhappy with; often they feel that it is too large or has an unattractive bump. Rhinoplasty nose surgery can return harmony to the face and let the other facial features work together to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Sometimes the best way to do this is to combine rhinoplasty with chin implant surgery.
Other applications of rhinoplasty include repair of a nose broken in an accident, or repair of an internal nasal structure that is causing breathing problems.
During their initial consultation at our San Diego Facial Plastic Surgery Office, our rhinoplasty patients discuss their cosmetic goals in detail. We believe that good communication is the key to successful cosmetic surgery.
The rhinoplasty incision is usually made inside the nose to eliminate visible scarring. Sometimes, a small incision is also required along the bridge of skin between the nostrils. The surgeon will manipulate and trim bone and cartilage to achieve the desired result before closing the incisions.
In most cases, patients leaving our San Diego office after rhinoplasty (nose surgery) will be wearing a nasal splint to hold the cartilage and bone in its new position. This bandaging is usually removed within a week after nose surgery. Patients can expect to experience swelling and bruising, both of which will subside on their own within two to three weeks. Post-surgical discomfort is managed with pain medication.
Once the swelling and discoloration have subsided, patients will be able to enjoy the results of their rhinoplasty. The new nose will be natural looking, and in proportion to the rest of the face. Patients who undergo rhinoplasty to correct breathing problems will find that they can sleep better and enjoy more active pursuits.
If you think that time and the elements have taken their toll on the appearance of your face, contact our La Jolla Facial Plastic Surgery Center. A rhinoplasty may be able to take years or even decades from your appearance. Let our skilled surgeons craft a rejuvenation program that fits your unique needs.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
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