Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery - Newport Beach, CA

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About Rhinoplasty

What is rhinoplasty exactly? Let's address a few details: rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, modifies the size or shape of the nose. It can also be performed to correct a disruption to your breathing. Our strategy at SSK Plastic  Surgery in Newport Beach, CA is to try to achieve your desirable outcome without a noticeable scar. Most of the structures shaping the nose can be approached via small incisions made inside the nose, which are not seen from the outside. In certain cases, a tiny incision at the thinnest portion of the columella (the skin between nose and mouth) is made to help better visualize nasal tip structures when needed. If we need extra cartilage while reshaping the nose, we will take it from your nasal septum, ear, or, in rare cases, rib. During rhinoplasty, autologous fat or synthetic fillers could be used to augment this area and others nearby of concern, such as the lips. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi can discuss all the various details and techniques that can be used to improve your nose during your initial consultation. Your Orange County rhinoplasty could also be a good time to add another procedure, such as chin augmentation to balance your proportions.

Ideal Candidates

Is your nose the first and last thing some folks seem to see on your face? Do you think it should be larger or smaller, straightened, narrowed or widened, smoothed, or otherwise reshaped to fit your face for an appealing profile? If your nose is unbalanced in size or shape against your other facial features, whether congenitally or accidentally, it may be keeping others from realizing the attractiveness of your eyes or your smile. You want your features to harmonize and show the best you. Your aesthetic concerns may have underlying functional problems that affect your breathing.

Procedure Technique

During the procedure, patients are usually placed under general anesthesia. We carefully confine most incisions to the inside of the nose whenever we can and hide external incisions as well as possible. Bruising and swelling, maybe only beneath the eyes, are normal for such a delicate area of the face. A light splint on your nose for a week will maintain the intended shape and minimize swelling, but there will not be any dressings inside your nose.

Meanwhile, if Orange County Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kelishadi placed sutures, he will remove them on Day 4. Many patients return to school and/or less strenuous aspects of their jobs in 1 to 2 weeks while the bruising and swelling dissipate. You may return to strenuous activities in several weeks. You will see the final result of your nose job surgery in 6 to 12 months.

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Curious about options for rhinoplasty? We’ll gladly answer your questions. The plan that you and Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kelishadi, build together will produce a modified nose that now looks natural and normal for your gender, background, and age. You should feel pleased and confident with an improved nose that helps to balance your facial anatomy. To address further concerns, call our office at (949) 515-SURG, or write to us through our contact page. Feel free to come to our office located in Orange County, CA to discuss your rhinoplasty or nose job needs. We’re here to help and looking forward to meeting you!

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