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Preparing for Rhinoplasty

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

Preparing for Rhinoplasty | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | BurbankPrior to rhinoplasty procedure, a patient can take several steps to prepare well for the cosmetic surgery, minimize the risk of complications, and ensure more desirable results. Thorough preparation will form the foundation for a successful surgery and speedy recovery.

Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides rhinoplasty and other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities.

 

Nutrition

In the weeks preceding the rhinoplasty procedure, the patient should improve their diet and nutrition. Good nutrition will help to reduce infection risks by boosting immunity and support faster healing. The proportion of lean proteins should be increased in the diet, while salt intake should be reduced.

However, nutrition supplements, herbals, and vitamins should not be taken during this period without the surgeon’s advice. Alcohol intake should be minimized or completely stopped in the weeks leading up to the nose cosmetic surgery in order to support the liver’s ability to metabolize.

 

Medications

The patient should prepare a list of all the medications, including prescribed and over the counter drugs as well as herbal supplements and vitamins that they may be currently taking. The surgeon may have to temporarily take the patient off certain medications, or prescribe alternatives, sometimes in consultation with the physician.

The surgeon will particularly ask the patient to avoid the use of medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen and blood thinners for two to three weeks prior to rhinoplasty.

 

Smoking

Nicotine in the bloodstream can interfere with blood flow and inhibit the delivery of oxygenated blood to the incision sites very quickly. As a result, a smoker may have a longer post-surgical downtime, higher risk of infection and unfavorable scarring.

The surgeon will strongly advise the patient to refrain from smoking for at least 15 days before and 15 days after the procedure. Dr. Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon receiving patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.

 

Recovery Preparation

The patient should ideally prepare for the recovery well in advance. They should take at least one week off from their workplace to allow for safer initial healing at home. Rhinoplasty will be performed as an outpatient procedure, and the patient should arrange for someone to drive them back home after the surgery. They should preferably have someone to assist at home for the first two to three days.

 

The Day of Surgery

The patient should obtain a marvelous night’s rest the night before the surgery. They should not eat or drink anything for at least eight hours prior to surgery. They should thoroughly wash the face and hair before leaving for hospital to avoid bacterial contamination. Makeup, jewelry, and other cosmetic products should be avoided while visiting the hospital on the surgery day.

If the patient is a diabetic or suffers from a heart condition, they may be required to undergo a few tests prior to the surgery. They should feel free to ask any last-minute questions in order to relieve themselves of any anxiety before the surgery.

 

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation | Pasadena Plastic Surgery | GlendaleRhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is an intricate cosmetic surgery procedure where even a minute change in the size or shape of the nose will have a significant impact on the overall facial appearance. Investing adequate time in the pre-operative consultation process will lead to more satisfactory outcomes in this procedure.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing rhinoplasty and various other procedures. Dr. Yavrouian will address various aspects of the procedure, determine the candidacy, and obtain patient’s feedback to create a customized surgical plan. He provides rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations.

 

Key Aspects of the Consultation

The initial consultation for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will revolve around a review of the medical, demographic and personal background information of the patient. The surgeon will assess the patient’s medical and surgical history and discuss about any medical concerns, allergies and any medications or supplements that the patient may be currently taking.

Issues such as breathing difficulties through the nose or history of sinus infections will also be addressed. Any condition that may make surgery unsafe will be carefully considered. The surgeon will also evaluate the thickness and quality of nasal skin and the overall nasal anatomy, including the nasal bones and septum. If the patient is a smoker, they will be instructed to stop for a few weeks prior to surgery.

 

Patient’s Aesthetic Needs

During the initial consultation, the surgeon will obtain information about the patient’s specific aesthetic concerns. These could relate to the natural size or shape of the nose, or the problems arising from a previous rhinoplasty procedure. The patient should freely share their cosmetic goals and aspirations such as:

  • Refining of the nasal tip
  • Narrowing of the nasal bridge
  • Removing a hump from the nose bridge
  • Reshaping the nostrils
  • Straightening a crooked nose
  • Altering the angle between the nose and upper lip

The surgeon will encourage the patient to share their innate aesthetic desires and gather specific and detailed information. This will enable them to create a rhinoplasty surgical plan tailored to the patient’s requirements. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.

 

Developing Expectations

Many surgeons prefer to show rhinoplasty before and after photos during the initial consultation. They may select photos of previous patients who have similar facial traits and have undergone the similar rhinoplasty procedure with successful results. Once the patient knows what to expect and what not to expect from the procedure, they will be able to form a more realistic opinion and make a well-considered decision.

 

Costs and Other Aspects

The patient should feel free to ask questions about rhinoplasty and its related costs during the initial consultation. The surgeon or their staff will explain about the costs, insurance and financing aspects to help the patient make an informed decision. Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will also be provided to the patient to ensure that they are well-prepared and fit for the surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Your Pasadena Facial Plastic Surgeon

Your Pasadena Facial Plastic Surgeon | Glendale | BurbankYour face is the most defining element in the overall appearance of a person. Facial cosmetic surgery is as much of an art as it is science. The procedure should ideally be performed by a surgeon with specialized training and expertise in facial surgery procedures.

Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a fellowship trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon and a board certified otolaryngologist. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive facial procedures from Dr. Yavrouian.

 

Education and Training

Dr. Eric Yavrouian completed his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, and graduated with Highest Distinction in 2008. He went on to complete his residency at USC and specialized in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He completed his training in otolaryngology with several leading facial cosmetic surgery experts in Beverly Hills.

Dr. Yavrouian further expanded his skills and completed a fellowship in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery in Houston, Texas with Russell Kridel, MD. He joined the attending staff for the University of Texas at Houston Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery as a Clinical Instructor in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

 

Publications and Presentations

Dr. Yavrouian has co-authored a number of scientific publications, including medical journal articles on advances in biomarkers and potential targeted therapies in head and neck cancer. He has delivered lectures on various topics to share his expertise as a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. Dr. Kridel has invited Dr. Yavrouian to co-author articles on surgical techniques in rhinoplasty.

 

Professional Memberships

Dr. Yavrouian is a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He continually updates his knowledge and training in the field of facial cosmetic surgery, and stays abreast of the latest developments in the field through his active professional memberships and engagements.

Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas for facial procedures.

 

Customization of Procedures

Dr. Yavrouian believes that the best results in a procedure such as facial cosmetic surgery can be achieved when the surgeon customizes the procedure according to the unique needs of the patient. During the initial consultation, Dr. Yavrouian will carefully examine the patient’s facial and neck anatomy and encourage them to share their personal aesthetic needs and expectations.

Based on these inputs, Dr. Yavrouian will prepare a customized facial surgery plan in close consultation with the patient. This enables him to produce more effective results in a less invasive way. Patients are more satisfied because they can achieve outcomes that are tailored to their specific needs and desires.

 

Combining Art and Science

Face is a complex structure involving several prominent features and characteristics. Dr. Yavrouian will sculpt and rejuvenate facial features while maintaining a delicate balance between the principles of art and science. Therefore, he is able to produce outcomes that are less invasive, safer and more sustainable in the long run. Results meet or exceed the patient’s expectations, while ensuring a natural looking outcome at the same time.

 

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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