Over 200,000 nose job surgery procedures are performed each year in the US, putting it among the top five plastic surgery procedures in the country. Rhinoplasty or nose job is primarily performed for cosmetic purposes, but it may also be used to correct breathing obstructions through the nostrils. In case of severe injury to the nose, reconstructive rhinoplasty may be performed.
The nose job surgeon will recommend open or closed rhinoplasty technique, depending on the extent of changes required. Open surgery may be used when major alterations to the shape or size of the nose are required. Closed rhinoplasty is preferred for smaller improvements, and it leaves no visible scars on the outside.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie MD provides this procedure to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding locations.
Based on the patient’s cosmetic needs and their specific nose and facial anatomy, the surgeon will determine the right surgical technique to be used.
Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the more common types of nose job procedures. It involves size reduction of the nose to bring it in balance with other facial features such as the chin, and improve overall facial proportion.
The surgeon may additionally perform reshaping of nostrils and nasal tip or removal of a nasal bump along with this procedure. Precise amount of bone and cartilage removal will be performed to create the right shape and size of the nose.
If the nose looks disproportionately small or accentuates other facial features beyond what is required, the surgeon may recommend augmentation rhinoplasty surgery. It may involve tissue or bone grafting to build up the nasal bridge and tip.
Cartilage from the septum or other areas such as the ribs may be used. In some cases, the surgeon may use synthetic implants for augmentation. Dr. Gary Motykie MD receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for rhinoplasty.
If the patient has sustained a major injury in the nasal area, the surgeon may have to perform post-traumatic nose surgery in order to restore function as well as aesthetics. This may involve tasks such as straightening of the nose, repairing of a fractured bone, and correcting the deviated nasal septum.
Full or partial loss of the nose may occur if the patient suffers from skin cancer or another disease or injury. Following cancer surgery, the surgeon may have to perform reconstructive nose surgery to restore the natural shape of the nose. Skin grafting, flap technique, and nose implants may be employed in reconstruction.
People of different ethnic origins such as African Americans, Asians, or Hispanics will have some nasal characteristics that are peculiar to their ethnicity. They may choose to undergo ethnic rhinoplasty to enhance their nasal contours as desired.
Nose job may involve downtime of about one week. Sutures, splint, or nasal packing may be removed around the end of first week. Soreness, nosebleeds, and headaches may occur in the first few days. Patients should avoid blowing their nose during the recovery phase – certainly right after the surgery and certainly hard.
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