Rhinoplasty, or nasal contouring, is one of the most common of all facial plastic surgery procedures. Besides alleviating nasal obstruction, rhinoplasty can decrease or increase the size of your nose, refine the shape of the tip, remove an unsightly hump, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or traumatic nasal injury.
If you're considering rhinoplasty, check out below. This information will give you a basic understanding of the procedure- when it can help, how it's performed, and what results you can expect. It can't answer all of your questions, so please ask your surgeon about anything you don't understand.
Considering cosmetic nose surgery?
You are not alone. Cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty are among the most common cosmetic procedures performed by plastic surgeons. Before you proceed, educate yourself about your nose, what can realistically be achieved and the benefits and risks associated with rhinoplasty. Understanding these issues can help you choose the right surgeon to obtain the best cosmetic and breathing results.
Dr. Saedi trained as an Ear nose Throat specialist before specializing in facial plastic surgery. As such, he has extensive experience working on the nose. His rhinoplasty patients have natural looking results and noses that breathe well...."don't compromise aesthetics for function...get them both".
What to expect
A rhinoplasty consultation with Dr .Saedi is comprehensive and lasts 45 minutes to one hour. Be prepared with questions; bring pictures and records of any previous nasal surgeries if available. Bring family or a friends along if you wish; they help recall what you forget to ask. The consultation begins with discussion of your goals for nasal surgery. A detailed history is then followed by a comprehensive nasal examination.
Because Dr. Saedi trained as an otolaryngologist, if he finds other diseases in your nose such as polyps or sinusitis, they can be addressed at the same time. You will learn some anatomy and physiology of your nose.....why you nose works and looks the way it does.
Digital photographs will then be taken in a dedicated. This helps with discussing your goals for rhinoplasty. Using a computer morphing program, Dr. Saedi then simulates the changes you discussed with virtual surgery. You can then have a glimpse of your potential result.
Sometimes a second consultation may be necessary to answer any additional questions that may arise. You will receive direct and in-depth answers to all questions and a discussion of realistic results.