Rhinoplasty is a surgical cosmetic procedure that can enhance the appearance of the nose. This procedure can also address functional issues such as breathing difficulties. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
What is Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a popular surgical procedure for those who are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose. Although this procedure is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons, it can also help patients that have functional issues with their noses, like breathing problems. When performed for cosmetic purposes, rhinoplasty can slim the nose, fix bumps and divots, enhance the bridge and projection of the nose, and change the size of the nostrils.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery that is completed while the patient is under general anesthesia. This procedure usually takes under 3 hours to complete. When performing “closed rhinoplasty,” cuts are made within the nostrils, however, this procedure is not able to make significant changes. During “open rhinoplasty,” incisions are made between the nostrils and within the nostrils, which heal well and become barely visible. Depending on the goals of the surgery, bone and cartilage are either removed or added to improve the shape of the nose. If the septum deviates, it is straightened during this time. The incisions are then closed and the procedure is completed.
Patients should expect swelling, bruising, and minor bleeding during the first phases of their recovery. Everyone has different pain tolerance levels, yet most patients report mild discomfort following the operation. Most patients say the worst part of recovery is the feeling of having a stuffy nose. You will need to breathe through your mouth, which can cause the lips, mouth, and throat to feel dry. You may also experience pressure in the ears and head congestion. Most of these discomforts can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medications. Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides rhinoplasty to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.
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