The size and shape of the nose can often have a significant impact on a person’s entire facial aesthetic. In addition, structural issues within the nose can lead to functional concerns such as impaired nasal breathing. At our practice, Dr. Stafford R. Broumand and Dr. Daniel Y. Maman offer rhinoplasty surgery to reshape and contour the nose for improved balance and harmony among facial features, as well as to correct any problems that may be negatively affecting nasal functionality. Using the most advanced, least invasive techniques possible, our doctors can employ this popular treatment to help you achieve a proportionally shaped nose with beautiful, natural-looking results.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do for Me?*
Depending on your specific concerns and desires, the rhinoplasty procedure can be custom-tailored to help:
- Decrease or increase the size of the nose
- Recontour the nostrils
- Alter the size and shape of the nasal tip
- Straighten and/or reduce the size of the nasal bridge
- Repair a deviated septum
- Enhance nasal breathing
*results may vary
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Our board certified plastic surgeons offer closed and open rhinoplasty techniques customized to address each individual’s unique needs and goals. Closed rhinoplasty is performed using tiny incisions made inside the nose, and open rhinoplasty involves an incision made discreetly along the outer vertical strip of the nose, the latter of which enables the skin to be separated from the nasal framework beneath. Once incisions have been made with either approach, cartilage and bone are meticulously recontoured until the desired result is attained. Though rare, a cartilage graft may also be needed to achieve an ideal outcome in certain instances. For the majority of patients, the entire rhinoplasty procedure generally takes approximately one to two hours, and most individuals are able to return home under the care and supervision of a friend or loved one shortly after surgery.
Following rhinoplasty surgery, some degree of bruising and swelling can typically be expected, but these symptoms should gradually diminish over time. A nasal splint placed after the procedure will need to be worn temporarily to help the nose maintain its new shape during the initial stages of healing. Most individuals look and feel well enough to return to normal, non-strenuous daily routines after about one week, though our doctors recommend that any vigorous exercise or physical activity be avoided for at least a few weeks. If an open rhinoplasty was performed, any potential visible scarring should fade with time and be relatively inconspicuous when it reaches its final appearance.
Contact 740 Park Plastic Surgery
To learn more about rhinoplasty, or if you are considering this procedure and wish to schedule a consultation at our office, please feel free to contact us today.