The nose is the most prominent focal point and characteristic feature of the face. This is due to its central location and outward projection. The large, small, long or wide nose immediately attracts attention. People with unattractive noses are usually self-conscious and may even avoid being photographed. Nasal deformities are either congenital or traumatic in nature.
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery), one of the most frequently performed operations in plastic surgery, is designed to modify the shape of the nose. The procedure is performed by Dr. Ivan Thomas, a highly rated Beverly Hills rhinoplasty expert, known for natural looking nose results.
Rhinoplasty can restore your facial balance and help patients who want to:
Closed Rhinoplasty offers all of the benefits of the traditional Rhinoplasty but without the scarring. Rhinoplasty is performed through the nostrils thus leaving no external scars. No scarring is noted by making a small incision inside of the nose to perform the Rhinoplasty. This is the procedure most commonly used by Dr. Thomas at our Beverly Hills and Lancaster locations.
Occasionally Open Rhinoplasty is necessary to correct very difficult or previously operated noses. Open Rhinoplasty on the other hand, may be used on occasions when it is necessary to have more visible working space to complete the Rhinoplasty procedure. The incision in this case would be made across the Columella (the tissue that separates the nostrils). Small scarring is left as a result of Open Rhinoplasty.
Patients who have breathing difficulty due to previous nasal surgery, nasal trauma or existing developmental internal nasal deformity can benefit from Septal and Turbinate corrective surgery. This is performed entirely through the nostrils simultaneously with cosmetic Rhinoplasty. The operation corrects septal deviations and reduces the size of the turbinates thus removing two major nasal airway occlusion causes. In many cases, depending on the patient policy guidelines, correction of the deviated septum and enlarged turbinates may be covered by insurance.
Dr. Thomas goal in performing rhinoplasty is to create the most natural looking results and to preserve the ethnicity of the patient. We plan the operation based on the patient's aesthetic goals and technical feasibility of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is performed usually under general anesthesia. Recovery time for Rhinoplasty, with or without Septoplasty and Turbinectomy, is 7 to 10 days. Patients are advised to stay away from anti-inflammatory medication such as aspirin, Advil, Ibuprophen and Motrin, starting 2 weeks prior to surgery and continue avoiding such medications 10 days post-operatively. Exercises and sun exposure should be avoided for 4 to 6 weeks.
Women with round and shapeless nasal tips can have the tip cartilages trimmed and refined, giving a more feminine shape to the nose.
Long and downward facing noses can be shortened and lifted. Lifting is done more conservatively for men to maintain the masculine shape compared to women who look much more attractive with slightly upturned noses.
Tip that plunged down with laughter can be corrected by weakening of responsible muscles.
The wide nose and wide nostrils are reshaped by rearranging of nasal bones and wedge excisions.
Nose reshaping options are available for anyone seeking to improve their appearance. Consulting with a an American Board of Plastic Surgery, certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Thomas is vital in determining the best possible short term and long term goals for your self image.
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