The nose is one of the cornerstones of our appearance, and when something about it is out of proportion, it can have devastating effects on our self-confidence. The good news is a rhinoplasty (commonly called a nose job) is one of the most well-documented and practiced cosmetic enhancement procedures available. At Rodeo Surgical Art, Dr. David Mashhadian has melded artistry with medicine to perfect his technique for rhinoplasty, so you’re looking good sooner than you thought possible.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
There are so many techniques available to customize a rhinoplasty to each patient to achieve the outcome you most desire, from changing the size, shape, and placement of your nose to correcting asymmetry or deformities. Dr. Mashhadian performs rhinoplasty using incisions on the inside of the nose for no visible scarring. If you struggle to breathe due to a deviated septum or other functionality issue, this can be corrected as well. Even the subtlest change to the size, shape, and placement of your nose can have a big impact on your appearance.
There are several ways the procedure can be performed, including open, closed, revision, and non-surgical rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty involves an incision under your nose between the nostrils, which can leave a scar but it’s minimal. Dr. Mashhadian can perform more extensive improvements with this option, and it’s the most common technique he uses. Closed rhinoplasty keeps all incisions within the nasal cavity. Revision rhinoplasty varies patient to patient to fix previous procedures that did not work. Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal fillers to enhance the nose’s shape and correct asymmetries. These results won’t be permanent and will need maintenance appointments to keep them in place.
Am I a Good Candidate?
If you’d like to change your nose to be more proportional to your other features, remove a bump on the bridge, alter the width, correct asymmetry, reduce its prominence, or change the tip, you may be an ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty. Dr. Mashhadian can discuss your goals during a thorough consultation and provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision.
Treatment and Results
At Rodeo Surgical Art, rhinoplasties are performed in-office in our state-of-the-art procedure room under general anesthesia, and they take between 90 minutes and 3 hours to complete. Depending on your correction, you may also have cartilage grafted from your ear to your nose to achieve the exact shape you’re looking for.
As for results, they may not be immediately visible due to swelling and bruising, which can take a few weeks to subside. Residual swelling can happen for a year after your rhinoplasty, but once your nose fully settles into its final shape and position, your results last a lifetime.
How Long is Rhinoplasty Recovery?
You’ll awaken from your procedure with splints or packing inside your nose. This is to protect it from jarring and preserve the shape Dr. Mashhadian sculpted, and they’ll come out after a few days during a follow-up visit. For the first week, it’s advisable to sleep in an elevated position for comfort and good blood flow. Avoid blowing your nose for 2 weeks. Most patients return to normal routines in 1-2 weeks, and keep exercise light until around 4 weeks. Within a month, your new nose will begin to emerge and you’ll see how talented Dr. Mashhadian truly is. Because of his proprietary Recovery EXL process, you may not even need narcotic pain management.
The nose brings harmony and balance to the face no matter how subtle the change you’d like. Let Dr. Mashhadian give you the nose you’ve always wanted, so you can be the best version of you.