Rhinoplasty in Phoenix, AZ
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Surgery performed on the nose, rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. With rhinoplasty, it is possible to balance the overall size of the nose, remove a bump, alter the tip of the nose or bridge, decrease nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. These changes can enhance the aesthetics of facial features.
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When Is The Best Time For Rhinoplasty?
Repair of nasal trauma can involve correction of issues caused to the nose due to trauma, as well as straighten bone and cartilage to improve breathing. Often, the same techniques used in cosmetic nasal surgery carry over for correction of nasal and septal fractures.
Finally, rhinoplasty can be done to correct breathing. The surgery may simply straighten the septum, which is the wall inside the nose separating the two nostrils. Alternatively, it may build up nasal structures to better support the nose, which improves breathing much like an internal Breathe Right strip. With nasal trauma and correction of breathing rhinoplasty, insurance may cover functional nasal surgery.
What to Expect During Rhinoplasty
- Closed Rhinoplasty: There are no external incisions, so the patient will not experience any visible scarring. Instead, the procedure begins with an internal incision just inside the nostril.
- Open Rhinoplasty: Dr. Taghizadeh may determine that an open procedure is best for you, in which case there will be a very small incision on the exterior of the nose.
The next step in rhinoplasty will depend upon the desired goals of the surgery, which you’ll discuss with Dr. Taghizadeh during a consultation prior to the procedure. During the first visit, he will inform you of the type of procedure that will achieve optimum results. Options for the goals of surgery include:
- Whether you’d like to increase or decrease the size of the nose or individual nostrils
- Adjusting the shape of the nose tip or bridge
- Changing the angle between your nose and upper lip
In most cases, cartilage or bone will be trimmed or shaved from the nose area in order to reach the intended cosmetic results.
Between one and two weeks after the procedure, you will notice considerably less discomfort and can return to your normal activities. Still, your nose tissues need time to fully heal, which may take as long as one year.
Benefits of a Medical Spa
- Anti-aging, such as reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin rejuvenation
- Skin resurfacing
- Acne, uneven pigmentation, and other flaws
- Vascular and pigmented lesions
- Acne scars