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    Questions Answered After Rhinoplasty Surgery

    Questions Answered After Rhinoplasty SurgeryPatients will usually have a number of questions and concerns when they plan to undergo a nose reshaping cosmetic surgery. A dedicated surgeon will address the patient’s questions accurately and in detail.

    Board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.

    Will I retain my sense of smell after rhinoplasty surgery?

    The sense of smell will temporarily diminish after the rhinoplasty procedure due to post-operative inflammation of the internal nasal tissues. However, after a few weeks, as the inflammation resolves, the sense of smell will return to normal.

    Will I retain my sense of taste after nose surgery?

    The sense of smell and taste are deeply linked. Therefore, the patient’s ability to taste may also change temporarily during their recovery from nose reshaping cosmetic surgery. The sense of taste will return to normal as the inflammation subsides.

    Which day after nose surgery is the worst?

    A majority of patients do not experience a particularly painful recovery after rhinoplasty. Inflammation and discomfort tend to be highest by day two or three, especially if they have packing in place.

    But the recovery is typically uphill from this point. If the packing is present, it is usually removed by the second or third day.

    How old do you have to receive rhinoplasty?

    The candidate should be at least mid to late teens prior to undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. Physical maturity of nasal tissues and the emotional maturity of the patient are both vital for this procedure.

    How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?
    Following nose surgery, the patient should sleep on their back with their head raised on two pillows for a minimum of one week to reduce inflammation.

    The doctor may require some patients to continue sleeping on their backs for a bit longer to avoid damaging the nasal tissues. The patient will be given individualized guidelines depending on their particular circumstances.

    How will nose surgery change my face?

    Rhinoplasty enhances the nose and helps make it proportional to other facial features. Prior to the procedure, the patient may have been obsessed with their nose whenever they looked in the mirror.

    But after the procedure, the patient will notice that their other facial characteristics are in harmony with the nose. Therefore, the nose appears more aesthetically appealing and balanced with their other facial features.

    Will rhinoplasty impact my singing voice?

    It is quite unlikely that nose reshaping surgery will impact the singing voice of the patient. However, there is a small probability of a minor change.

    For example, if the anatomy of the nose is changed, specifically if a deviated septum is straightened, it may cause the patient to lose a bit of the nasal quality of their voice.

    Will rhinoplasty treat my deviated septum?

    A technique, known as septoplasty, undertaken simultaneously as rhinoplasty can straighten a deviated septum. This procedure is often performed in combination with rhinoplasty to address both the cosmetic as well as functional problems of the nose.

    This combined procedure is called septorhinoplasty. In case the patient does not require correction of any aesthetic features of the nose but seeks treatment for a deviated septum to address nasal blockage, they may undergo only septoplasty.

    Will rhinoplasty enable me to breathe better?

    In combination with septoplasty, rhinoplasty can enable the patient to breathe better through their nose. This surgery can straighten a deviated septum to improve the nasal airways. In case the patient has a breathing issue, their insurer may provide coverage for their septorhinoplasty procedure.

    Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for nose reshaping 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.

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