Each person has different goals in mind when considering rhinoplasty. For many, the hope is to produce a shapely nose that is more in line with the natural beauty and features of the patient’s face. For others, cosmetic modification is not the only driving factor.
Rhinoplasty can be used for corrective purposes and can repair structural abnormalities for those who have a history of breathing difficulties or have a deviated septum. If you are dissatisfied with the size, shape, or contour of your nose, or you would like to end your battle with chronic sinus infections or general stuffiness, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty in Los Angeles in a dual approach to correct nose shape while addressing breathing issues.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is used to adjust or reshape your nose. Correction commonly includes the dorsum, which is what most patients recognize as the unattractive “hump” on the bridge of the nose. The tip of the nose can also be addressed. It may be bulky or shaped in an unattractive way and can be adjusted to emphasize your attractive facial characteristics.
Your Expectations in Nose Reshaping – is there a “Perfect” Nose?
When considering rhinoplasty, it is important to think about your expectations. Patients who enjoy the results of a successful rhinoplasty surgery understand that there is no such thing as the perfect nose. Dr. Carlo Hornado has a reputation in Los Angeles for his sound judgment, surgical skill, and expertise.
For those who have always struggled with breathing caused by a deviated septum, rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with Dr. Mani Zadeh’s septoplasty procedure. The procedure will enable the septum to be corrected to restore natural airflow of each nostril, for healthy breathing and an improved quality of life.
What is the Surgical Technique?
Depending on the patient and what technique is being used, rhinoplasty will typically last around two hours. It can be done using general anesthesia, or intravenous sedation. Rhinoplasty is a relatively simple procedure, but you will need to do a bit of pre-planning. Secure time off from work and plan to have someone drive you home after surgery. Dr. Hornado recommends patients take as many as seven to ten days for proper rest and recovery.
Dr. Hornado and Dr. Zadeh focus on Patient Comfort.
After surgery, your comfort is a priority with Dr. Hornado. Most patients report mild discomfort, some bruising and swelling. This is normal and can be easily controlled with pain medication and the application of cold packs. He also has some “dos and don’ts” during the first few days after your rhinoplasty procedure:
- Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling
- Do not blow your nose
- To help with chewing, softer foods are advised
- Keep bandages dry by choosing a bath over a shower
- Try not to jar your upper lip while brushing your teeth
Why Choose Dr. Zadeh and Dr. Hornado for Nose Reconstruction?
When considering nose reconstruction in Los Angeles, your surgeon will have a direct impact on the outcome. Qualifications, training, and experience are essential. Bedside manner and the ability to get to know you and understand your goals are crucial. Dr. Carlo Hornado and Dr. Mani Zadeh have an excellent reputation for their surgical expertise and sound judgment. Both bring unique skills and their commitment to working with each patient to create exceptional results in nose shape and breathing function for all of their patients. When you are ready, feel free to Contact us today and schedule a consultation.