Before your procedure begins, we will once again discuss your desired outcome in the pre-operative area. I may mark your skin to show where your incisions will be. After this, we will move forward with your procedure.
What Kind of Anesthesia Is Used?
I work with a complete surgical team to ensure that you have the best possible outcome for your rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. This team includes an anesthesiologist who will place you under general anesthesia for your procedure.
Once anesthesia has been administered, I will apply a numbing solution to the nasal area to minimize any discomfort you may feel upon waking.
The Surgical Procedure
During your rhinoplasty, I will work alongside my extended team to provide utmost care and attention, leading to a successful outcome. I use a 3.5X microscopic examination to perform rhinoplasty. This allows for the most detailed precision when working with the delicate bones and cartilage in your nose.
To begin the procedure, I make a discreet incision on the inside of the nose. The nasal skin is then folded up and back, allowing me to access the underlying bone, cartilage, and tissue. If you want a flatter bridge without a “bump,” I will shave down or remove some of the bone to create a flat or sloped appearance, depending on your desired outcome.
Many patients wish to alter the tips of their noses, making them appear to be smaller or shorter. Some patients desire an elevated tip that is turned upwards. We will discuss these options prior to surgery and I will alter the cartilage in this region accordingly.
One common concern when it comes to nasal anatomy is asymmetry. If your nose is uneven or crooked, I will reconstruct the bone and cartilage to create a more symmetrical nose that fits naturally with the rest of your face.
It is important to remember that rhinoplasty is not only used for cosmetic concerns. Some patients seek rhinoplasty to correct structural abnormalities that have led to breathing issues. If this is the case, I will work with the internal anatomy, resolving things like a deviated septum to improve your breathing.
Once I have finished reconstructing the bones and cartilage of your nose to create the new shape, the nasal skin will be put gently back into place and your incision will be closed.
How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Last?
The entire rhinoplasty procedure can take anywhere from 3 to 4.5 hours, depending on a patient’s unique needs. More complex cases with anatomical abnormalities will be on the longer side, possibly extending up to 5 hours.