What is a Rhinoplasty
The nose is one of the first features that is noticed on the face, if it is too large or not balanced it will draw attention to itself. Rhinoplasty, commonly called a "nose job," reshapes the nose through reducing or enhancing its size or shape, and balances it with the rest of your facial feature. The art of facial balancing allows the alterations of the nose and your facial features to complement one another. A well-performed Rhinoplasty should refine the nose to blend with the rest of your facial features to achieve natural facial harmony and balance.
Do you feel that your nose just doesn't fit your face? Have you suffered from an accident or sports related injury that has altered and deformed your nose? Nose reshaping through Rhinoplasty by Dr. Edween can correct these alterations and common cosmetic issues such as a crooked or uneven nose, large hump or bump, or a droopy or bulbous nose tip.
"I did my homework, she is board certified in ear nose and throat, she fixed what another doctor previously had tried, and I can breathe again, and finally happy with the way my nose looks."
The Crooked Nose/Deviated Nasal Septum
A crooked nose bends or twists to one side caused by lack of a straight bridge, attracting undue attention to the nose. Often time's patients have become self conscious and have figured out their "better side" for photos, or avoid taking photos altogether.
A crooked nose may be accompanied with having structural problems on the inside of your nose, such as a deviated septum. The septum is the structure that separates your nostrils from each other, and if it deviates to one side or another, it can cause difficulty and problems with breathing. If you suffer from a deviated septum this may further lead to sleep problems, sinus infections and a variety of different nose related diseases. Dr Edween is a double board certified ear nose and throat and facial plastic surgeon who is highly experienced who can cosmetically shape the outside of your nose, but can also reconstruct and rebuild the structure of the inside of your nose to facilitate breathing.
"I am so thrilled with my outcome, and for the first time I know what it feels like to breathe!"
The Bulbous Tip
"The tip of my nose looks like a ball", is a common complaint heard for those seeking definition to the tip of their nose through rhinoplasty. A bulbous tip may be caused by a variety of factors such as having thick skin or wide rounded nostril cartilages. These imbalances can draw attention to the nose, causing it to have a marked prominence, and become the focus of your face.
To reduce a bulbous nose tip, the cartilage is sculpted into a structure that improves the definition of the nasal tip. Placing additional cartilage may be necessary to support the structural framework to maintain a more sculpted and narrowed tip.
The Droopy Tip
The droopy nose tip can be caused inadequate cartilage support to the nasal tip, and can continue to descend with the continued passage of time and pull of gravity. These changes can lead to a harsh or snarling appearance. Elevating and supporting the tip through rhinoplasty can rotate the tip back up, restoring a more natural pleasing appearance, and prevent the progression of descent with continued age.
Humps and Bumps
A nasal hump or bump can be from uneven cartilage or bone. You may be born with humps that become more apparent later on in life, or acquired the irregularity through trauma to your nose. These irregularities can cause imbalance to the face, drawing attention to your nose. Rhinoplasty can help correct the bumps by taking down the portions of cartilage or bone that is causing the imbalance, improving the natural proportions to your face.
Minor imbalances, bumps or depressions in the nose can camouflaged by injecting a filler, such Radiesse or Juvederm. Filler is placed surrounding the bump to create a smooth transition between the areas. Injecting a filler is an easy in office temporary fix for one that does not want to undergo surgery but wants an immediate result. There are a variety of fillers to correct minor imperfections on the nose, and Dr. Edween will help you choose which one will give you the best corrective result.
Who is a candidate?
Anyone seeking a more symmetrical look to their nose or desiring more aesthetic natural balance
· The crooked nose
· Deviated nasal septum
· Wide nose/nostrils
· Bulbous tip
· Droopy Tip
· Ethnic nose
· Revision nose
It is important to also evaluate your other facial features, as the art of facial balancing allows your facial features to complement each other.
During your rhinoplasty consultation Dr. Edween will carefully review the anatomy of your nose, with the goal to devise a plan with you that gives you the desired results, and achieves natural balance for your face and profile. Dr. Edween uses your own cartilage as much as possible and preserves the natural support structure of your nose. The operation requires meticulous sculpting and reshaping with critical attention to the other facial structures for the most natural results. For instance, a recessed chin can also create the appearance of a nose that is too large. The combining the rhinoplasty with other procedures such as a chin implant may be necessary to achieve the best symmetry between all the features.
A rhinoplasty surgery may approached as an either open or closed procedure.
Open: An incision is placed midline underneath the tip of the nose on the columella, which is the thin structure that lies between the nostrils. This incision allows the maximum visibility and access to the underlying nasal structures and is often the Dr Edween's incision of choice for structural changes.
Closed: Access is gained through an incision is placed internally, hidden within the nose, and is used depending on your anatomy and changes desired. The surgical view is more limited, but with experience one can obtain natural results with the ideal candidate.
What to expect
Surgery is performed as an outpatient, and does not require a overnight stay
An anesthesiologist will provide either a general or IV sedation anesthetic
You will sleep with your head elevated on a few pillows for the first week
Cold compresses may be used to reduce swelling and bruising for the first 24-48 hours
You will wake up with a splint on your nose and a gauze drip pad underneath your nostrils to catch any nasal drainage
Expect to have swelling, bruising under the eye and cheek region which mostly resolves in about 7-10 days.
Expect to feel stuffed up, and difficulty breathing through your swollen nose. You will be breathing through your mouth until the swelling goes down, expect to have dryness in your mouth
Do not blow your nose, if you have to sneeze open your mouth and sneeze through it
Do not use any straws
Do not allow heavy eyeglasses or sunglasses to rest on your nose until approved by Dr. Edween
It is important to understand that you will have swelling that may go up and down for the first year. Your nose will continue to change as the swelling resolves. In general, final results of a rhinoplasty may not be visualized until approximately one year.
Please feel free to contact the office of Dr. Julie Edween if you are interested in a Rhinoplasty consultation. Dr. Edween is dedicated to serve patients in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and greater Los Angeles, California. You can get started by calling us at (310) 859 8885 today.
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