thought about reshaping your
nose surgery ?
surgery is one of the most popular surgical cosmetic procedures
in the world.
Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose for aesthetic and corrective purposes.
Whether the issue is birth defect, injury, or age-related changes, rhinoplasty improves the
appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial
slight changes to the shape of the nose can have a dramatic effect
on appearance and can change how people interact with you.
Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by
structural abnormalities in the nose.
The goal of rhinoplasty is to improve the nose
aesthetically without creating a “surgical look" in
order to create harmony with other facial features.
many patients have a chin or cheek
surgery in conjunction with rhinoplasty to create a
better balance of features.
reduce or increase the size of your nose.
reshapes the nose with a very natural result, not scooped out or
bobbed up too much.
change the appearance and /or position of your nose if it is too
pointed or too hooked in shape.
relieve breathing problems.
WILL THE PROCEDURE BE PERFORMED?
Rhinoplasty usually takes one or two hour,
though complicated procedures may take longer. During surgery the
skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone
and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape.
The nature of the sculpting will depend on your problem and your
surgeon's preferred technique. Finally, the skin is redraped over
the new framework.
Many plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty from within the nose,
making their incision inside the nostrils. Others prefer an "open"
procedure, especially in more complicated cases; they make a small
incision across the columella, the vertical strip of tissue
separating the nostrils.
If the patient
has a deviated septum (cartilage and/or bone causing obstruction
inside the nose), septal surgery, called septoplasty, is
simultaneously performed. The incision is placed entirely inside the
nose. The septoplasty removes portions of cartilage and/or bone that
are causing the obstruction. The incisions are then closed with fine
suture, followed by placement of a splint to the outside of the
nose. The splint helps retain the new shape while the nose heals.
If packing is placed inside the nose during surgery, it is removed
the next morning following surgery. The nasal splint is usually
removed seven days after surgery. At that time, tape is applied to
the nose for another seven days and then removed.
During your first consultation,
your plastic surgeon will examine you and discuss recommendations
for the rhinoplasty technique to yield the best results.
Expectations are an important element in what makes a good
candidate. The best nose surgery candidates want to improve
the nose appearance.
The best candidates are well adjusted and otherwise happy with their
should not expect rhinoplasty to transform them into someone else. A nose that is considered "ideal" is one which is
harmonious with the other favourable facial features. Our perception
of beauty helps define what makes an ideal shape for a female or
male nose. There is also always a bit of an artistic element to
this, thus the ideal cannot always be boiled down to simple lines
and numbers alone. However, artists and plastic surgeons alike can
devise some guidelines or proportions that represent the aesthetic
ideal by studying beauty and faces that are universally thought to
be beautiful. Artists have long made studies of beauty and aesthetic
proportions and, today, facial plastic surgeons must similarly
understand beauty in order to make changes that can enhance their
AGE FOR RHINOPLATY
Many young people consider rhinoplasty; however, the
procedure should wait until after the teenage growth period that
occurs in the mid-teens. At Makeover Travel we prefer not to operate on
teenagers until after they've completed their growth spurt-around 15
or 16 for girls, a bit later for boys. It's important to consider
teenagers' social and emotional adjustment, too, and to make sure
it's what they, and not their parents, really want.
Local anaesthesia and complementary sedation, or general anesthesia,
depending on the extent of the procedure and on what you and your
1 hour and 2 hours
After your surgery
you will have to rest at the hotel for 48 hours. A splint, internal tubes or
packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or
bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new
structures during initial healing.
You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to
care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to
aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific
concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health,
and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.
You can do many activities within the first week.
Swelling which is mild to moderate and peaks at two to three days
then disappears rapidly over the next three weeks.
Though pain is a relative thing, most rhinoplasty patients
experience more discomfort than pain. In addition, this discomfort
is most often associated with nasal packing, or packing of the nose
after surgery to prevent or control bleeding. The nasal packing is
typically removed within a day or so after surgery, and patients
typically feel a great deal of relief once this occurs. Patients may
also feel congested after surgery. REMOVAL
OF THE STITCHES
No stitches to remove. They are all dissolvable
Bruising between the eyes and onto cheeks which is most at two days
then disappears rapidly by three to five days.
SCARS Rhinoplasty requires that incisions
be made in the skin which will result in scars. With closed
rhinoplasty procedures, however, the incisions are confined to the
inside of the nose, thus resulting in no visible scarring. With open
rhinoplasty, a small incision is made on the columella, or on the
underside of the skin between the nostrils. This results in a small,
fine-line scar that is well-concealed and barely noticeable in time.
RESULTS It may take several months for
swelling to fully dissipate.
The definite results will be fully appreciated after six months.
Although the results of nose surgery are usually permanent,
cartilage may continue to reshape and move tissue that may change
the outcome over time.
Known as a revision rhinoplasty specialists, our surgeons are
sought after by patients from around the world for help in
correcting some of the most challenging complications and cases in
rhinoplasty. Their work in Santa Cruz specializes in obtaining
natural results in both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty
For rhinoplasty, our medical team use their skill as artists and
surgeons to shape the nose to fit the face, rather than make it
appear artificial. In addition to their work with revision work, our
surgeons also specialize in rhinoplasty for ethnic noses, ensuring
tailored results that look proportional to an individual's ethnic
and racial features.
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Rhinoplasty + Chin Augmentation
(with ear cartilage for
reconstruction of external valve collapse)
+ Neck Liposuction
Cosmetic surgery is
increasingly becoming a part of mainstream society. We live in a
competitive society where looking our best has a direct effect on our
personal and business relationships. Just as we head to the gym and plan
our diets to feel good, more and more of us are considering cosmetic
surgery to improve our looks as well as our self esteem. In fact, a recent survey conducted by the American Academy of Facial
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found that 85% of adult
Americans would undergo a plastic surgery procedure if given the chance.
Benefits of Plastic Surgery Plastic surgery is currently experiencing unprecedented popularity with
continuing advancements of technologies for the diverse array of
procedures. This has inevitably led to superior results with reduced
complications and side effects, leading to a higher degree of customer
satisfaction. Consequently more and more people are feeling the immense
benefits from improving their image through plastic surgery.
Whether a person opts to have plastic surgery on their face, hips,
breasts or thighs the aim is to sculpt the body in a way that looks
natural, the physical and external benefits of plastic surgery can be
multi-faceted. Surgeons aim to correct this by taking each individual's
body into consideration before deciding on a desired result.
The first thing that many people notice after plastic surgery is that
their bodies seem more proportional or balanced. Often a nose may appear
too large for a particular person's face, or a bust that is too large or
too small can blur all an individual's other features making them seem
Aging and sun-exposure can also takes it toll on men and women,
sometimes making an individual seem older than they actually are. Facial
rejuvenation procedures like face-lifts, facial implants, dermabrasion,
chemical peels, and Botox injections can restore your once youthful
appearance, and replenishing your vitality.
The wonderful thing about plastic surgery is that the direct benefit is
external, but more importantly it will greatly improve your external
condition - your inner beauty will be magnified with your newfound
self-esteem, confidence, and assurance.
The physical result of plastic surgery produces a healthier look and the
ramifications are immense, as this healthy look will often permeate to
the patient's entire lifestyle. People who have surgeries like
liposuction and breast reduction usually feel more comfortable in their
clothes, that their new bodies allow them to participate in physical
activities that they wouldn't have considered before surgery. Plastic
surgery can open new doors to people who have previously lived their
lives sheltered. They find themselves participating in activities they
never would have in the past such as swimming or aerobics, due to their
Whether a person chooses to undergo plastic surgery to improve their
lifestyle or to improve their look, there will always be emotional
benefits when a person is finally able to feel comfortable in their
body. Many people find that they are more outgoing, personable and
confident when they become accustomed to their transformation and this
heightened sense of self-esteem can be a benefit that lasts a lifetime.