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Rhinoplasty Nose Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty Nose Plastic SurgeryMore than 200,000 rhinoplasty surgical procedures are performed every year in the United States. The procedure ranks among the top 5 cosmetic surgeries in the US. Nose job or rhinoplasty is commonly performed for aesthetic reasons.

However, it may also address breathing hindrances through the nostrils. In case the nose suffers a serious injury, the patient may undergo a reconstructive rhinoplasty procedure.

The rhinoplasty surgeon will advise the patient for open or closed rhinoplasty technique on the basis of the extent of tissue modification needed.

The patient may need open surgery in case there are significant changes to be made to the nose size or shape. Closed rhinoplasty is a better alternative for smaller changes and it does not create any scarring on the outside.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai provides rhinoplasty nose surgery to patients in West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other cities and towns in this region of The Golden State.

Surgical Techniques

The surgeon will choose the appropriate surgical technique for the procedure on the basis of the patient’s aesthetic requirements and their unique facial and nasal anatomy.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the commonly performed nose plastic surgery procedures. It involves a reduction in the size of the nose to make it more proportional to other facial features such as the chin.

The surgeon may also reshape the nostrils and nasal tip or remove a nasal bump in this surgery. The surgeon removes a precise amount of cartilage and bone to develop the correct size and shape of the nose.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

The surgeon may advise the patient to undergo augmentation rhinoplasty in case the nose is disproportionately small or emphasizes other features of the face more than required. This procedure may involve bone or tissue grafting to develop the nasal tip and bridge.

The surgeon may use cartilage from the septum or other sites such as the ribs. Alternatively, they may use synthetic implants for rhinoplasty augmentation.

Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty

In case the patient suffers a severe injury in the nasal region, the surgeon may perform post-traumatic rhinoplasty to restore the function and aesthetics of the nose. This procedure may involve nose straightening, repair of a fractured bone, and rectifying a deviated nasal septum.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

The patient may suffer from a complete or partial loss of the nose due to skin cancer or another condition. After cancer surgery, the surgeon will need to perform reconstructive rhinoplasty to reconstruct the natural nose shape. The surgeon may employ flap technique, skin grafting, and nose implants in the reconstruction.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Individuals with different ethnicities such as Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans will have certain nasal attributes that are particular to their heritage. They may consider ethnic rhinoplasty to improve the contours of their nose.

Recovery

A rhinoplasty surgery may involve a downtime of nearly a week. The surgeon may remove splint, sutures or nasal packing at about the end of the initial week following the surgery. In the first few days, the patient may experience nosebleeds, soreness, and headaches. The patient should not blow their nose during the first few days of recovery.

Focused cosmetic surgeon Dr. Roger Tsai receives patients from West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and other suburbs and communities in this part of the southwest for rhinoplasty.

For more information on cosmetic plastic surgery procedures and treatments by Beverly Hills board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Roger Tsai, MD please click here or call us at 310.276.1190.Taking patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Orange County, Southern California and other surrounding cities.

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