Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills
A rhinoplasty is a procedure that can improve both the function and aesthetic appearance of the nose. Many people are unsatisfied with the size or shape of their nose, whether it’s their natural nose or as a result of trauma. A rhinoplasty can balance the proportion of facial features and improve a person’s self-esteem and self-confidence. It can also be performed to correct breathing difficulties. Parts of the nose that can be addressed by a rhinoplasty include:
- Nasal size
- Nasal profile
- Nasal width
- Nasal tip
- Nasal asymmetry
- Nasal deviation
- Flared nostrils
A rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most complex aesthetic procedures, and as such, Dr. Hadeed makes sure that he understands all of your concerns and what your aesthetic goals are prior to surgery. Based upon your individual desires, he will establish a surgical plan that will address your unique goals. This is especially important as the nose has characteristics that are distinctive to people from different ethnicities.
The two techniques of rhinoplasty are referred to as closed and open techniques. In the closed technique there are no external scars, however an open technique is generally preferred for most patients as it allows for more precise correction of the underlying abnormalities.
A rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. An incision is made on the undersurface of the nose as well as within the nostrils. Once the internal part of the nose is exposed, Dr. Hadeed will address all of the abnormalities. Sometimes, cartilage grafts are used to improve the appearance of the nose. After surgery, a splint and/or packing may be placed inside your nose and a splint will be placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. Most patient can expect to have some bruising and swelling around the eyes that usually lasts for about two weeks. Rhinoplasty is unique in that it can take a full year for the swelling in the nose to completely subside and for the final contour to be appreciated. The final result, however, is a natural looking nose that blends harmoniously with the rest of the facial features.