Rhinoplasty – Nose Surgery
Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that allows Dr. Kamran Khoobehi to make subtle or drastic changes to the shape, size, orientation, or angle of the nose.
The ultimate goal during rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose to an ideal shape and size, so that a beautiful, natural outcome is achieved.
Dr. Khoobehi is deeply committed to fully understanding the unique desires and goals of each patient and his approach to a rhinoplasty procedure is different for each case. The procedure is generally performed to correct a nasal complication (such as a deviated septum), or to cosmetically enhance the appearance. Some rhinoplasty surgeries are reconstructive, which may be the case for patients who have had unsatisfactory results from a prior nose surgery (revision rhinoplasty), or for those who have experienced trauma.
There are several techniques used for rhinoplasty. The approach taken will be based on the complexity of the surgical case and the overall goal of the patient.
With an open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils on the underlying aspect of the nose or on the natural crease of the nose on the outer aspects of the nostrils. This allows for greater access and view of the confines of the nose.Dr. Kamran Khoobehi prefer this as it is easier to manipulate the bones and cartilage. The scars associated with this approach are tiny – less than 5mm – so they are not easily noticeable once fully healed.
During a closed rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made to the inside of the nose through the nostrils. This is a common technique for patients who desire mild reshaping. This approach does not cause visible scarring. For severe reshaping cases, the open technique will be ideal.
For minor reshaping, some patients may opt to try an injectable filler to achieve results. These come in a variety of liquid substances, and sometimes a fat transfer can also be utilized. A filler can help add volume to hide small deformities, such as a bump or a bony appearance. It is important to note that fillers can only do so much in the reshaping process. For most patients, surgery is a better option and will offer a permanent solution.
Rhinoplasty is performed in an accredited surgical facility Outpatient Surgical Center under general anesthesia. After surgery, there will be swelling and soreness around the nose area. Bruising is also a side effect of surgery. The nose will be placed in a splint for additional support. During the first 7-10 days following surgery, the side effects will begin to disappear and the splint will be removed. Patients will be able to see their results immediately; however, it may take several months for the full results to appear.
A rhinoplasty surgery can run between $10,000 TO $12,000 depending on the surgical case. For more complex cases, skin or fat grafting, or even cartilage reconstruction may be performed. Dr. Khoobehi is known for his expertise and personalized approach in performing Rhinoplasty. He works closely with each patient to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs and goals, ensuring that they achieve the best possible outcome.
Is It Risky?
All surgical procedures carry some form of risk. These risks can be greatly minimized if an experienced nose surgeon, like Dr. Khoobehi, performs the surgery. While rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S., Dr. Khoobehi approach will give a beautiful, satisfactory outcome.
Around half of all rhinoplasty cases will include some form of nose breaking in order to allow the Dr. Khoobehi to reshape the cartilage and bone. This is primarily intended for patients who have nasal asymmetry. The broken bone or cartilage will be reshaped and reattached, and then supported by splints during recovery.
Surgical Or Nonsurgical?
This depends on the patient’s nose structure and what aesthetic result is trying to be achieved. For significant reshaping, the surgical approach will be performed as this allows the Dr. Khoobehi to manipulate the cartridges and bones. If the patient is looking for a subtle improvement, adding volume to the area may suffice.
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