RHINOPLASTY (NOSE RESHAPING)- Liquid and Surgical- Palm Desert
Rhinoplasty is sometimes known as a “Nose Job”. It can enhance your facial features dramatically. As a central feature of your face, the shape of your nose can impact the harmony of the overall look of your face. Rhinoplasty can also help with breathing difficulties, nose injuries, and birth defects.
Dr. Tantawi is highly trained in rhinoplasty procedures, and board-certified plastic and cosmetic surgery. He understands and cares about getting you the results you want, and deserve. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your nose or would like to discuss nose surgery, he will be happy to sit down with you to create a customized surgical plan for you. Book a consultation now to see if rhinoplasty is the right option for you.
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THE BENEFITS OF RHINOPLASTY
Reshaping of the nose can significantly enhance the appearance of your face. By reducing or enlarging the size, or changing other aesthetic factors, the overall balance is restored to your face. Most patients feel better about their appearance and have more self-confidence after surgery. Here are the most common conditions improved with rhinoplasty:
- Remove humps or depressions
- Change the size of the tip of the nose
- Widen or narrow the shape of the nostrils
- Straightening or narrowing the bridge
- Adjust the angle of the nose
- Opening breathing airways
A deviated septum is caused by the thin wall between your nasal passages being off center, making one passage smaller. When it is severe it can reduce airflow making it difficult to breathe, causing nosebleeds, facial pain and snoring. Nasal blockage and congestion can occur when tissues swell. When the septum is deviated Septoplasty surgery is done inside to straighten the wall and remove any blockages to breathing.
Revision of The Nose
Revision rhinoplasty is performed to correct cosmetic abnormalities, or breathing issues that were caused by a previous rhinoplasty. In such cases, it is understandable that you will have some concerns. Dr. Tantawi is highly trained and has the expertise necessary to correct the previous surgery and give you the results you originally wanted.
Whether you are getting rhinoplasty for health reasons, or to improve your appearance, the benefits can really change the way you look and feel.
There are two types of procedures for rhinoplasty surgery, one is open, the other is closed. Both are performed under sedation or general anesthesia with your utmost comfort in mind. No pain or discomfort will be felt during the surgery. In most cases surgery takes 2 to 3 hours, but can take longer with more complex procedures.
With open rhinoplasty an incision is made in the vertical strip of your nose called the columella. By having the nose more open Dr. Tantawi has complete access to the entire nasal structure. This allows for the skin to be separated from the nasal framework to carefully reshape, add or remove tissue, bone, and cartilage. This method is used if you need more extensive reshaping. Scars are hidden well in the contour of the nose so they are not noticeable.
Closed rhinoplasty is used for more minor adjustments to achieve the desired result. It is performed by going through the nostrils and using small incisions inside the nose. Closed rhinoplasty leaves no external scarring.
With each method the best possible outcome is obtained. Great care is taken to ensure concealment of scarring, optimal recovery, and a short downtime. Dr. Tantawi will determine which procedure is best for your situation at the initial consultation, and answer any questions you may have.
Healing and Recovery After Rhinoplasty
After surgery, you will need to stay a few hours so the anesthesia can wear off. Make sure you plan in advance for a friend or family member to bring you home. A splint is placed on the nose to protect and keep the new shape until it heals, and is usually worn for a week. There will be swelling and sometimes a little bruising around the eyes. You will need to keep your head elevated for the first 24 hours, and you may feel some congestion. Most patients can return to work within a week, although it can take up to two weeks for redness and bruising to completely disappear.
Dr. Tantawi is committed to making sure you have the best recovery possible. He and his staff will ensure that you understand how to care for your nose as it heals. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to facilitate a more comfortable and safe recovery.
At your consultation, Dr. Tantawi will examine your nose and evaluate your bone structure, breathing and cartilage. Images will be taken and put on a computer. You will be asked what you do, and don’t like about your nose. Then you will work together to come up with the results you want, and discuss treatment options. Be sure to bring a list of any questions you have, any medications you are currently taking, and your medical history.
There will be some bruising and swelling for the first few days causing mild pain. The doctor will prescribe medication to help with this, or you can use Tylenol. Your nose may stay tender for up to three months. and care should be taken to protect it. Dr. Tantawi and his staff will advise you on the best way to recover and care for your nose after surgery.
Unfortunately, because rhinoplasty is an elective procedure, it is not covered by insurance. In some cases, if breathing is obstructed, and it is deemed a medical necessity, surgery is covered by insurance. Dr. Tantawi’s staff can advise you on options for financing your surgery. if it isn’t covered by insurance.
The cost of rhinoplasty is determined by a number of factors such as how complex the procedure is, Other factors are anesthesia, facility overhead costs, and staffing. You will be given the total cost of your procedure at your consultation.
Not necessarily. This will depend on the extent of internal surgery that is required.
What to expect before and after a 'nose job'
Plastic Surgery. Rhinoplasty or a nose job are common options for people who don’t like their nose. In addition to their famous cosmetic benefits, however, rhinoplasty has become more widely used in the medical field. Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to change the appearance of the nose and function according to skin shape and facial structure.
Recovery from a Nose Job
Dr. Diya Tantawi applies the nose neeze to your nose as needed. Eyeglasses need to be secured tightly and out of the nose so that there are no creases or pressures on the structure as they heal. Initially, you may feel bruised and swollen but these may gradually disappear over the next few days. The swelling may last for a little over a year. Your nose looks very good after the surgery. During the healing of the rhinoplasty, the medication is effective for decreasing the swelling and concealer makes a lot of money for covering it up.
How much does a nose job cost?
In the United States, rhinoplasty treatment cost was about $5.5 billion. In general, rhinoplasty costs vary between $3,000 and $15,000. The prices depend on many factors.
Why Choose Beauty Refined Plastic Surgery for Nose Surgery?
- You can be confident in our approach, which takes into account your general health, age and skin type, and what you want to achieve.
- Our surgeons take a holistic approach to rhinoplasty, considering the balance and harmony among each area of the face and its proportions.
- Our team is extraordinarily experienced. Our four full-time faculty members are each internationally renowned experts in facial plastic surgery who focus on rhinoplasty.
- With a large number of patients and an experienced faculty, we offer a rare degree of skill and expertise in even the most complex procedures.
- Our expert facial cosmetic surgeons consider each patient’s age, ethnicity, and skin type, and approach each procedure with artistry and an eye for balance.
Choosing a specialist is very important in rhinoplasty. This procedure is considered by many to be the most complex operation in all plastic surgery. Our surgeons are double board-certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology–head and neck surgery (ear, nose, and throat — ENT — surgery). This means they have each spent decades becoming experts in both the inside and outside of the nose. In addition, they focus on rhinoplasty, including revision cases that make up a large part of our practice.
What to Expect
One of our experts will conduct a thorough examination and discuss your personal goals for your rhinoplasty. Some procedures can address cosmetic concerns and breathing issues at the same time.
During your consultation, our staff will take photographs and review your medical history, skin type, age, and ethnic background. The surgeon will explain how the nasal bones and cartilage can be sculpted to reshape the nose.
The rhinoplasty surgery can take place in the hospital, outpatient surgery center, or our office-based surgical facility. It is performed under anesthesia to ensure your comfort.
If the rhinoplasty requires cartilage grafts, the surgeon will begin by removing a small segment of cartilage from the ear or a rib. This will allow our surgeon to add cartilage in the nose where it is deficient. Small dissolvable stiches are used to close incisions.
Afterward, the surgeon will place a small splint on the nose to protect it and support the new structure. In some cases, absorbent dressings may be packed inside the nose. The surgical care team will provide you with care instructions to ensure the best result, prevent infection, and address discomfort. These may include instructions about:
- Taking pain medication
- Using cold compresses to minimize swelling
- Elevating the head while sleeping
- Avoiding strenuous activity during recovery
Swelling of the nose is common and may continue for several weeks. You may also notice bruising around the nose and eyes. The nose is fully healed in one year.
Costs vary according to plastic surgeons the reason for the surgery and its complexity. Factors influencing cost include:
- Whether you are undergoing new or revision surgery
- Expected duration of the operation
- The location where the surgery takes place
- If the procedure requires rib or ear cartilage grafting
Our office can provide a cost range over the phone for cosmetic surgery, which is not covered by insurance.
After the consultation, our office will generate a cost estimate following the plastic surgeon’s recommendation. If the procedure is medically necessary and accepted by insurance, our team will provide procedure and diagnosis codes to determine your co-insurance, deductible, and any copays. If the rhinoplasty is for both functional and cosmetic reasons, our office will provide guidance.
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