Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Newport Beach, CA
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Nose surgery, also known as “rhinoplasty,” is a procedure designed to improve the size and shape of the nose and/or correct breathing problems associated with the nasal passage. As the central feature of the face, the nose plays a significant role in determining overall facial harmony.
Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach, California, helps create a nose that is in balance with the rest of the face by correcting the unsatisfactory results of genetic deformities or traumatic nose injuries.
Contact Dr. Grazer in Newport Beach to learn more about nose surgery.
How Can Rhinoplasty Improve My Nose?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures in all of plastic surgery because of its ability to enhance facial harmony.
Nose surgery can effectively:
- Reduce the overall size of the nose
- Smooth out bumps and/or depressions on the bridge of the nose
- Narrow the bridge of the nose
- Change the size or shape of the tip of the nose
- Widen or narrow the size of the nostrils
- Adjust the angle between the nose and upper lip
- Straighten the septum to improve breathing
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
- Performed under general anesthesia
- Incision is made across the columella under the nose
- Allows the most visibility for the surgeon during the procedure
- Performed under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
- Incisions are made on the inside of the nose
- Shorter surgical and recovery time
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty
Q: Who is a candidate for rhinoplasty?
A good candidate for rhinoplasty:
- Is in good general health
- Has realistic expectations for the procedure
- Is willing to give up smoking and alcohol before and after the procedure
- Has completed their facial growth (This typically occurs at 15 or 16 for girls and 17 or 18 for boys)
Q: How can rhinoplasty improve nasal functionality?
Some people’s noses don’t function as they should. This can result from a previous rhinoplasty procedure, a broken nose, or genetics (such as a deviated septum). A functional rhinoplasty focuses on reshaping the nose to fix nose airflow and drainage.
Q: What is ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty takes into consideration the patient’s ethnic background. This is essential to ensure the final results don’t strip patients of their ethnic heritage and identity. Additionally, different ethnicities have different nasal structures, which can play a significant role in the procedure.
Q: Does insurance typically cover rhinoplasty?
Most rhinoplasty procedures are done for cosmetic reasons and, therefore, are not covered under insurance. However, if your procedure is performed due to functional concerns, there may be a possibility of getting partial or full coverage.
To be certain, it’s best to contact your insurance provider directly for more information.
You will be provided with an accurate rhinoplasty cost estimate during your consultation with Dr. Grazer.
Q. Will I have any pain or discomfort during the rhinoplasty procedure?
No. Anesthesia is administered throughout the entire procedure, so patients do not have to worry about feeling any pain or discomfort during surgery.
Q. How long does nose surgery take to complete?
Nose surgery generally takes two to three hours to perform, although the exact amount of time needed for surgery will depend on the specific corrections that need to be made.
Q. Will I be able to go home after my rhinoplasty surgery is complete?
Rhinoplasty is usually performed on an outpatient basis. However, because you will still be under the effects of anesthesia after surgery, you will need someone to drive you home.
Q. Will rhinoplasty leave scarring?
Surgical procedures that require incisions generally leave some extent of scarring. However, incisions will be placed inside of the nose or on the columella between the nostrils to ensure scarring is as inconspicuous as possible.
Q. When will the stitches be removed after nose surgery?
Stitches are typically removed six or seven days after surgery.
Q. How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?
Most patients will need about one week of downtime to recover from rhinoplasty, after which time they generally feel good enough to return to work. However, strenuous exercises and physical activities should be avoided until after your surgeon determines that your nose has healed properly at a follow-up appointment.
Q: What are the potential side effects of rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty procedure is safe, but all surgeries come with some risks.
The potential risks of rhinoplasty include:
- Anesthesia complications
- Numbness or pain of the nose area
- Difficulty breathing
- Poor wound healing
- Nasal septal perforation
- Skin discoloration and swelling
Patients that are concerned about risks and side effects should book a consultation with a plastic surgeon. Dr. Grazer will answer all your questions and address any outstanding concerns you may have.
Q. When can I expect to see my rhinoplasty results?
The results of nose surgery will become more evident as swelling goes down over the coming weeks and months. It may take up to a year to see the final results of your rhinoplasty.
Q: What is revision rhinoplasty?
Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that is meant to correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty. Individuals get a revision rhinoplasty if they are unhappy with their results and want to improve the overall appearance of their noses. Another common reason to receive a revision rhinoplasty is to improve the current function of the nose.
Q: What procedures can be combined with rhinoplasty?
It is common to combine other facial surgery procedures with rhinoplasty. Popular combinations include facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, brow lift surgery, and eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). The benefits of combining surgeries include reduced costs and combining recovery two recovery periods into one.
However, your Dr. Grazer will have to approve that your requested surgery combinations are the safest option for you.