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Types of RhinoplastyMany candidates for rhinoplasty are seeking an ‘attractive face’, where all features should be well-balanced in their positions. If the nose is out of proportion, no matter how slightly off, the balance is easily compromised. You, therefore, have the option of considering a rhinoplasty surgery to improve this.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping procedure done to enhance a patient’s nose in relation to its shape, symmetry, and size. The overall effect is a more proportional nose that eases other aspects of the face.

When such a procedure is performed by a facial plastic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, the experience is often rewarding. Many rhinoplasties are performed scarless with natural appearing outcomes.

What Adjustments Can One Make?

Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles is performed to achieve many different goals, depending on a patient’s needs. You can reshape your nasal structures from the skin, cartilage, and bone. The surgery could:

  • Make an bump smooth on the nose’s bridge
  • Make a crooked nose more straight
  • Reduce its length
  • Adjust a bulbous nasal tip in size
  • Narrow it if it’s too broad or reduces the size
  • Injury corrections such as restoring the nose’s symmetry
  • Improve breathing difficulties by unblocking nasal passages

Who is the Right Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

For a long time, women have been at the forefront when it comes to many cosmetic surgeries.  When viewed wholesomely, LA rhinoplasty surgery can benefit people of all ages and sexes. In fact, as of 2019, nose procedures were among the top five cosmetic surgeries in the country.

It is important to note that a patient has to have a fully developed nose before conducting such surgeries. Typically the age limit is around 15 years for girls and 16 years for boys. The patient should also prove some significant levels of maturity before nose surgery in Los Angeles becomes an option.

Although the possibilities remain endless for this type of surgery, the patient needs to have realistic expectations as well. Perfection is obviously a subjective term, and is likely not attainable. However, this does not mean that the results cannot come as close as possible.

A guardian is also needed to accompany a minor for any form of Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery. This helps to make sure that the safety of the patient is always a priority.

Types of Rhinoplasty Surgeries

Most forms of surgical procedures depend on the individual and the technique a surgeon chooses. Although the classification might be the same, the patient’s desired outcome and anatomy will always dictate the approach. Nose jobs in Los Angeles can fall into the following categories. The first two are the primary procedures while the rest build upon them.

Open Rhinoplasty:
For open rhinoplasty, the LA nose job specialist incises the external skin between the nostrils to get access to the internal nose. Having access to the entire nasal structure, your surgeon has more freedom with how they reshape it. Many shy away at the idea of having actual incisions on their nose, but surgeons go to great efforts to minimize scarring so that it is not noticeable.

Closed Rhinoplasty:
During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions from within the nostrils so that the scars are not visible to others. This kind of nose job procedure can be carried out in patients who do not require complex straightening of the lower parts of the nose, or complex work on the nasal tip.

Tip Plasty:
Tip plasty is just used for changes to the nip of the nose. You cannot limit yourself to tip plasty if you also want changes to the bridge of your nose. This can be both an open or closed procedure.

Secondary Rhinoplasty

Given the complexity of rhinoplasty surgery, some initial procedures may require adjustments, corrections, or modifications . In such a case, a surgeon might have to perform a revision, also known as secondary rhinoplasty. The process could either be open or close, depending on the expected new goal.

Filler Rhinoplasty: 
By far the less intrusive rhinoplasty procedure, this is when a surgeon injects filler to reshape the nose. Some don’t even consider it surgery because there are no incisions or stitches involved. The two main limitations of this procedure are that fillers do not last as long as actual surgery, and fillers cannot decrease the size of the nose.

How Does One Prepare for a Nose Job?

To ensure that you are fully ready for a rhinoplasty operation in Los Angeles, you need to ensure the following precedes the operation:

  • Medical evaluations
  • In some cases, you will be required to take different medications or adjust current doses
  • Stop smoking a month or so before the procedure
  • Keep off anti-inflammatory medications or herbal supplements, as this might increase bleeding
  • Make sure that your surgeon is certified and highly recommended and experienced to conduct the procedure

Life After Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty procedures are performed as outpatient surgeries. This means that you will go home the same day of surgery, along with being aware of home aftercare. Our patient coordinators, scheduling specialists, and surgeon will provide multiple resources to walk you through this process.

  • Take it easy, at least for the first one or two weeks, depending on the kind of rhinoplasty in LA you had.
  • If there are any medications involved, make sure you stick to the prescription.

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