What Can a Rhinoplasty Treat? – RodeoSurgicalArt


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What Can a Rhinoplasty Treat?

The nose forms the central feature of the face, so many people feel self-conscious if they do not like the way it looks. The nose also has a functional purpose, and an injury or accident can cause people to have difficulty breathing through their nose. Rhinoplasty can create a functional and attractive nose that makes your features look balanced and harmonious.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to correct either cosmetic or functional problems. Dr. Mashhadian will examine your nose carefully to decide on the best method for achieving your desired results. After your rhinoplasty, you will benefit from his proprietary Recovery EXL™ healing process, which decreases discomfort and swelling to make recovery easier.

What Can Rhinoplasty Treat?

Rhinoplasty can treat many cosmetic aspects of your nose, including

  • Making part of the nose larger or smaller
  • Reshaping the nostrils
  • Removing a hump
  • Enhancing the tip of the nose
  • Straightening the nose
  • Smoothing the bridge of the nose
  • Narrowing or widening the nose
  • Making the nose symmetrical

Dr. Mashhadian can reshape your nasal shape and structure to produce your desired results. While issues such as an asymmetrical or crooked nose may not hinder breathing or qualify as a medical problem, they can still have a significant effect on your quality of life. Rhinoplasty can give you a nose you feel comfortable seeing every day in the mirror.

How Does Rhinoplasty Work?

Rhinoplasty procedures occur under general anesthesia, so you will not feel anything during the surgery. The process can take up to three hours, depending on the complexity of the nasal reshaping. Dr. Masshadian will use an open or closed technique, depending on how much of the nasal structure he needs to access.

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty uses incisions inside the nostrils with no external incisions. This means you will have no external scar, but it gives the surgeon less access to the structures of the nose. This will work more often for more subtle reshaping.

Open Rhinoplasty

For more significant reshaping, Dr. Masshadian may choose an open rhinoplasty. This uses a small incision in the cartilage between the nostrils, leaving a tiny scar that most people will never notice.

After gaining access to the nasal structure, Dr. Masshadian will reshape the tissue, cartilage, and bone to achieve the desired results. If necessary, he may take a small piece of cartilage from the ear and use it to enhance your nasal shape or size.

What Kind of Rhinoplasty Do I Need?

Dr. Masshadian and his team offer four types of rhinoplasty, from cosmetic improvements to functional corrections and even a nonsurgical version.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

A cosmetic rhinoplasty improves the appearance of the nose to bring it more in line with the nose you want to have. This surgery can improve everything from nostril size to a crooked nose bridge, and using the Recovery EXL™ healing system, you will have a less complicated recovery.

Functional Rhinoplasty

If you have had an injury or accident that affected your breathing through your nose, you may need a functional rhinoplasty. Insurance may cover part of your procedure since improving breathing has medical benefits.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Whether you had a rhinoplasty and did not like the results or you want a different look, a revision rhinoplasty can help. This procedure requires skill and experience on the part of the surgeon since they must work around scar tissue left from the previous surgery. Those who feel unhappy with their rhinoplasty results should wait at least a year for the nose to heal entirely and all the swelling to go away before considering a revision.

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

If you want a subtle, temporary solution to your nose concerns, dermal fillers allow you to enhance the shape of your noses by strategically adding volume to certain areas. You will have to repeat this once or twice a year in order to maintain your results.

What Results Will I See With Rhinoplasty?

Bruising and swelling start to subside after a week or two. However, you will have some residual swelling that lasts up to a year. Your nose will continue to improve in appearance during this time. Once your nose has settled into its new position, your rhinoplasty will last for life.

What is Recovery Like From Rhinoplasty?

After surgery, Dr. Mashhadian will place splints or packing inside your nose. This supports the nose until your follow-up visit. We recommend waiting for one to two weeks before returning to work and waiting about four weeks before resuming strenuous activities. The Recovery EXL™ healing process will minimize your need for medication and keep you more comfortable during your recovery time. You will have several follow-up visits with Dr. Mashhadian to monitor your progress.

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