Primary rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance and function of the nose. As a premier plastic surgery practice, Maan Plastic Surgery, led by the skilled Dr. Z, offers rhinoplasty in Los Gatos for patients seeking to enhance their facial harmony and address functional breathing issues. We aim to create natural-looking and proportionate results that reflect each patient’s unique facial features and preferences.
Reshape Your Nose for Optimal Harmony
Primary rhinoplasty, also known as “nose job,” is a cosmetic procedure that aims to improve the appearance and function of the nose. It involves reshaping the bone, cartilage, and tissues of the nose to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. The procedure can address various aesthetic concerns, such as a hump on the bridge, a bulbous tip, a wide nostril base, or a crooked nose. Primary rhinoplasty can also address breathing problems caused by structural abnormalities in the nose, such as a deviated septum.
Potential Reasons for Primary Rhinoplasty:
- Reshaping a prominent hump on the bridge of the nose
- Refining the shape and size of the tip of the nose
- Correcting a crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Narrowing a wide or flared nostril base
- Addressing a deviated septum that impairs breathing
- Improving the overall proportion and balance of the nose in relation to the face
- Correcting defects or deformities caused by injury or previous surgery
To learn more about rhinoplasty in Los Gatos, contact our office for an appointment.
Septoplasty: The Solution for a Deviated Septum
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to correct a deviated septum, a common condition where the wall between the two nasal passages is crooked or off-center. A deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties, frequent nosebleeds, and sinus infections. Septoplasty involves repositioning or removing a part of the nasal septum to improve airflow and alleviate symptoms. This procedure is often performed in conjunction with primary rhinoplasty to improve the appearance and function of the nose.
Candidates for Primary Rhinoplasty:
- Are in good overall health
- Do not have any medical conditions that could increase the risks of surgery
- Have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure
- Are bothered by aesthetic or functional concerns related to the nose
- Are at least 16 years old (or older, depending on the individual case)
- Do not smoke or are willing to quit smoking before and after the surgery
- Have a positive attitude and a willingness to follow pre and post-operative instructions
Your Journey to Recovery: Side Effects & Downtime
In the days following your rhinoplasty in Los Gatos, you can expect discomfort, swelling, and bruising around your nose and eyes. Dr. Z may provide pain medication and antibiotics to manage any pain or potential infection. Most patients can return to work or school within a week or two, although you may need to wear a splint or bandage on your nose during this time. The splint or bandage helps to support your nose and protect it from accidental bumps.
You will also need to avoid strenuous physical activity and exercise for a few weeks to avoid putting strain on your nose. You should also avoid blowing your nose, which can interfere with healing and cause bleeding. Over the next several weeks, you will gradually see the swelling and bruising subside and begin to notice the results of your primary rhinoplasty. Dr. Z will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress.
Specialized in Transformative Rhinoplasty
While at Stanford, Dr. Z’s keen interest in cosmetic surgery led him to pursue unique training experiences, with a strong focus on rhinoplasty. He furthered his expertise through an exclusive fellowship at the esteemed Marten Clinic for Plastic Surgery, specializing in facial rejuvenation and preservation rhinoplasty. Proficient in all aspects of cosmetic surgery, Dr. Z stands out as a specialist in advanced facial rejuvenation and the art of precise preservation rhinoplasty techniques.
Primary Rhinoplasty FAQs
Why is it called a "primary" rhinoplasty?
A primary rhinoplasty refers to the initial, first-time nose surgery a person undergoes to enhance its appearance or function. It’s termed “primary” to distinguish it from revision rhinoplasty, which corrects issues from a prior surgery.
What are the common reasons people choose to get a rhinoplasty?
Most people opt for rhinoplasty to address cosmetic concerns like reshaping the nose, reducing size, or improving symmetry. However, some may also consider a rhinoplasty to address functional concerns, such as breathing difficulties due to structural issues.
Are there non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical options like dermal fillers can offer temporary nose enhancements but can’t address structural issues. Dermal fillers are suitable for minor adjustments, such as making the nose look more asymmetrical or enhancing the nasal tip, but for significant changes or functional improvements, surgical rhinoplasty remains the primary choice.
How long do the results of a rhinoplasty typically last?
The results of rhinoplasty last a lifetime. However, minor changes can occur in your nose shape and size over time due to natural aging.
Is there an ideal age to consider getting a rhinoplasty?
Most surgeons recommend delaying a rhinoplasty until facial growth is complete, typically around 15-16 for girls and 16-17 for boys. There’s no upper age limit, and individuals of all ages can consider rhinoplasty if they’re in good health and have realistic expectations.
Schedule Your Consultation With Dr. Z
Dr. Z is a highly skilled plastic surgeon who received training in plastic and reconstructive surgery at Stanford. He specializes in stem cell biology and regenerative medicine, giving him a unique understanding of the aging process and how to enhance his patients’ regenerative potential. Dr. Z takes the time to listen carefully to each of his patient’s goals and works with them to develop a personalized surgical plan for their rhinoplasty in Los Gatos. Dr. Z is dedicated to helping every patient achieve their aesthetic goals with natural-looking, personalized results.