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Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “nose job”, is one of the oldest and most frequently performed plastic surgeries. Whether your interest in rhinoplasty is in improving the appearance of your nose, addressing a health matter such as a deviated septum, or a combination of both, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber has helped patients of all ages look and feel their very best. Her patients and medical colleagues alike praise her thoughtful aesthetic approach and mastery of the latest techniques.

Why do Patients Choose Rhinoplasty?

Every patient has their own reasons, but these are the most typical:

For many individuals, the shape or appearance of their nose can be a source of lifelong anxiety. This is not surprising given that the nose is the single most central and prominent facial feature. Whether it’s a bump on the bridge, enlarged nostrils, or issues of asymmetry in relation to the rest of the face, rhinoplasty can help patients achieve a facial appearance that makes them feel more comfortable and confident.

In many cases, a less pronounced nose can foster a more youthful appearance. Interestingly, this is because the nose never stops growing as we age. Most people therefore unconsciously associate a smaller nose with fewer years.

Septoplasty is often used to correct breathing issues that are caused due to the misalignment of the nasal septum or due to enlarged nasal turbinates. These problems can include difficulties breathing and/or excessive snoring and can also complicate sleep apnea and its treatment. Septoplasty corrects cartilage placement, thus enabling better breathing.

Sometimes patients who have been diagnosed with a condition that requires surgery on the nose to address a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, or similar issues, decide to also address its appearance. Since this is a rare instance when plastic surgery may sometimes be covered by insurance, it represents an outstanding opportunity in many cases.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

Individuals looking to enhance the appearance or shape of their nose as well as those struggling with nasally-based breathing issues are often good candidates for rhinoplasty. However, as with any surgery, not everyone is a candidate. While nose surgery can improve a nose’s appearance and flatter the entire face, it’s important to maintain reasonable expectations. Before your procedure, Dr. Saber will take a thorough look at your situation to ensure the procedure can be performed safely and effectively.

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What Dr. Saber Can Do for You

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with a background in reconstruction, a thoughtful approach to delicate procedures, and an understanding of beauty and aesthetics, Dr. Saber has delighted many patients with their rhinoplasty outcomes.

Patients can also take comfort in knowing that Dr. Saber prioritizes safety. As previously mentioned, she always works with a board-certified anesthesiologist. Moreover, her procedures are performed on a medical campus where she has hospital admitting privileges. This can help to ensure that any unexpected post-operative issues can be addressed rapidly.

Dr.Saber Plastic Surgeon
Dr.Saber Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty

What Dr. Saber Can Do for You

As a board-certified plastic surgeon with a background in reconstruction, a thoughtful approach to delicate procedures, and an understanding of beauty and aesthetics, Dr. Saber has delighted many patients with their rhinoplasty outcomes.

Patients can also take comfort in knowing that Dr. Saber prioritizes safety. As previously mentioned, she always works with a board-certified anesthesiologist. Moreover, her procedures are performed on a medical campus where she has hospital admitting privileges. This can help to ensure that any unexpected post-operative issues can be addressed rapidly.

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Consultation and Preparation?

Before a patient decides to have a procedure, Dr. Saber reviews their medical history and any matters that might contraindicate a procedure. She will also discuss the desired outcomes and address any questions or concerns. She will also fully explain risks as well as the likely benefits. The goal is to ensure a patient has realistic expectations and can make a truly informed decision.

What Happens During Rhinoplasty?

Step 1: Anesthesia

The surgery begins with either local anesthesia and IV sedation or general anesthesia. For the patient’s safety, Dr. Saber always uses a board-certified anesthesiologist.

 

Step 2: Incision

Rhinoplasty can be performed either as a closed or open procedure. In a closed procedure, the incisions are concealed within the nose. An open procedure includes a small, strategically-placed, incision across the columella (the skin between the two nostrils).

 

Step 3: Reshaping and/or Correction

After the incision is made, Dr. Saber carefully reshapes the necessary elements including the nasal bones, cartilage, and skin envelope to achieve the most appealing and symmetric aesthetic outcome. For patients with a deviated septum or enlarged and inflamed turbinates, she corrects septal positioning and reduces turbinate size to improve breathing.

 

Step 4: Incision Closure

Once enhancements are completed, Dr. Saber closes the incisions strategically to provide the best results with minimal visible scarring.

What is the Recovery Process Like?

Following the procedure, patients usually need to wear a nasal splint to support and protect the nose while it heals. Patients may experience some swelling, bleeding, or drainage for a few days after the surgery, including initial bruising around the eyes. Gauze may be used to absorb any blood or drainage and should be changed as instructed.

 

Once swelling subsides, the changes to the patient’s appearance will gradually take shape. While an improvement will often be immediately appreciated, patience is key as the final results may take several months to manifest completely. Daily activities can resume between two to three weeks following rhinoplasty; however, strenuous exercise and heavy activities should be avoided for the first three to six weeks. We will provide more specific instructions after the procedure based on your overall situation.

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Patients who would like to learn more about rhinoplasty or any other procedure with Dr. Sepideh Saber are invited to call us at the number on their screens. Prospective patients can also reach out through our contact page.