The size and shape of the nose can have a significant impact on ones entire facial aesthetic. In addition, structural issues within the nose can lead to functional concerns such as impaired nasal breathing. At 740 Park Plastic Surgery, Dr. Stafford Broumand offers Rhinoplasty surgery to reshape and contour the nose for improved balance and facial harmony – also to correct any problems that may be negatively affecting nasal functionality. Using the most advanced, least invasive techniques possible, our board-certified plastic surgeon employs this popular procedure to achieve a proportionally shaped nose with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Rhinoplasty is an excellent option for individuals interested in enhancing the appearance of their nose and/or improving their ability to breath properly.
Our doctor’s philosophy for Rhinoplasty is to provide a result that will achieve and maintain a harmonious facial balance for a lifetime. It is not simply transforming a patient’s nose, but rather improving the relationship and proportions of the nose to the rest of the face.
Depending on your unique needs, this procedure can:
-Increase/decrease the size of the nose.
-Reshape the nostrils.
-Refine the nasal tip.
-Reduce/augment the nasal bridge.
-Correct issues resulting from a deviated septum.
-Improve nasal breathing.
As an added benefit, many patients who undergo Rhinoplasty report a significant boost in self-confidence following their procedure thanks to a more balanced, harmonious facial aesthetic.
During the consultation process for Rhinoplasty, our doctor utilizes a state-of-the-art system known as VECTRA® XT 3D imaging to help patients better understand the anatomy of the nose and visualize potential results. With this technology, a three dimensional picture of the patient’s face is digitally uploaded onto a monitor. The ultra-high resolution image can be rotated in every direction and modified based on the unique desires of the individual. For example: changes can be made to the bridge of the nose, nasal tip, projection of the nose, various reflective points, and more. The end result is an accurate representation of what can realistically be achieved through Rhinoplasty, ultimately creating reasonable expectations for surgery and helping to improve post-operative satisfaction among patients.
It is important to avoid blood thinners for two weeks prior to surgery. Maximizing your at-home skincare regimen is highly encouraged. Our office staff can recommend a personalized plan based on your needs. Routine blood tests or appropriate medical clearance is also obtained. After your initial consultation, instructions are given as part of our informational pre-surgical packet and reviewed with you prior to surgery. Prescriptions are electronically submitted, picked up and brought the day of surgery.
On the day of surgery, you will come into our office and be greeted by our staff. Once settled, you will meet our operating room team who our doctor has worked with for over 20 years. Your surgeon will review the pre-op process and bring you into the operating room to get changed, go through consents, and make sure everything is in order to proceed. We strive to make our operating room a very comfortable environment, with strict attention paid to safety.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers closed and open Rhinoplasty techniques customized to address each individual’s unique needs and goals. Closed Rhinoplasty is performed using tiny incisions made inside the nose. Open Rhinoplasty involves an incision made discreetly along the outer vertical strip of the nose which enables the skin to be separated from the nasal framework beneath. Once incisions have been made with either approach, cartilage and bone are meticulously re-contoured until the desired result is attained. Though rare, a cartilage graft may also be needed to achieve an ideal outcome. For the majority of patients, the entire Rhinoplasty procedure generally takes approximately one to two hours.
Once the Rhinoplasty is complete, the same operating room team—as well as our board-certified anesthesiologist—will be present to greet you. You will wake up feeling incredibly well, almost as if waking from a long nap. Our team will help you walk with assistance to a recovery room. You will be in this room for about an hour as our surgical team makes sure you are comfortable to go home. They then will coordinate with a friend or family member for you to be picked up and taken home safely the same day.
Following Rhinoplasty surgery, some degree of bruising is expected, but these symptoms will gradually diminish over time. A nasal splint placed after the procedure will sometimes need to be worn temporarily to help the nose maintain its new shape during the initial stages of healing.
Most individuals look and feel well enough to return to normal, non-strenuous daily routines after about one week, though Dr. Broumand recommends that any vigorous exercise or physical activity be avoided for at least two weeks. If an open Rhinoplasty was performed, any potential visible scarring should fade with time and be relatively inconspicuous when it reaches final appearance.