As a central feature of the face, the nose has a lot of sway over our overall appearance. When there are imperfections, such as a prominent bump on the bridge, or an out-of-proportion tip, it can really affect self-esteem and confidence. You can regain your confidence and love your nose again with the help of Dr. David Mashhadian, one of Beverly Hills’ most renowned plastic surgeons.
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
Every nose is different, so rhinoplasty to reshape unwanted features or correct trauma can be a complex undertaking, one in which Dr. Mashhadian has extensive experience and training. Changes to your nose’s shape can profoundly improve your whole appearance, as well as function of your nose if you have trouble breathing due to deviated septum or structural irregularity. There are a few options for how your rhinoplasty is performed.
Open rhinoplasty improves your nose from the inside and the outside with incisions inside the nose as well as across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils. This gives Dr. Mashhadian greater access to the tissues and cartilage of the nose for optimal shaping.
Closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions only inside the nasal cavity, which means there’s no visible scarring. This is only possible for patients seeking minor correction because it limits access to all the nose’s structures.
Revision rhinoplasty may be necessary when a patient hasn’t gotten the results originally desired. Dr. Mashhadian carefully assesses your current nose as well as your original nose. After thorough discussion about your goals from the first procedure and where it fell short, Dr. Mashhadian can give you a greater understanding of how your revision will help. Thanks to his skill, extensive experience, and meticulous attention to detail, it’s a rare situation where he cannot improve your happiness with your nose’s overall appearance.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is for patients seeking the subtlest of changes and don’t mind having repeat treatments using dermal fillers. This option gives you a semi-permanent solution to improve your nose’s shape without a lifetime commitment. It’s an option for patients unwilling to have surgery, or it may be a stepping stone to a surgical rhinoplasty with more permanent outcomes.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
If the shape of your nose negatively impacts your life and you want to change its size, shape, or other central feature, rhinoplasty may be your solution. If you have breathing trouble, rhinoplasty may even be partially or fully covered by insurance. Your consultation includes a thorough discussion about what rhinoplasty can do for you, so your likelihood of success is greater.
What is a Rhinoplasty Procedure Like?
Dr. Mashhadian performs rhinoplasty procedures in the Rodeo Surgical Art accredited surgical suite. Most treatments last between 90 minutes and 3 hours under general anesthesia. Your treatment plan is implemented with well-placed incisions, through which Dr. Mashhadian begins your nose’s remodel. Some patients may require cartilage grafts from donor sites elsewhere on the body (most often the ear) to achieve optimum results.
When you awaken, your nose will be bandaged and have internal packing to protect what Dr. Mashhadian has so carefully sculpted. You may have some swelling and bruising, and you should avoid blowing your nose for up to 2 weeks. Your packing will be removed after a few days at your first follow-up visit, and each subsequent visit will allow Dr. Mashhadian to monitor your healing.
What Results Can I Expect After my Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty often requires some healing before results fully develop, but your new nose will emerge as swelling subsides. Your new look will last a lifetime, and you need no further treatments to maintain it.