Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Los Angeles
Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills is more than surgery — it’s an art form. The plastic surgeon should create a nose that is yours uniquely and is harmonious with your face. Plastic surgeons generally recommend that patients wait until they are at least 14 or 15 to undergo Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills.
The size and shape of your nose is largely inherited, and you may be unhappy with it for a number of reasons. Perhaps you don’t like its shape. Perhaps it’s out of proportion with your other facial features. Some people dislike the shape or position of their nostrils. Maybe the tip is too wide, pinched, large or bulbous. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, these and other concerns can be addressed by "Cosmetic Rhinoplasty."
The true function of your nose is to allow air to enter and exit the body. When nasal passageways are obstructed, breathing becomes difficult. A common cause of breathing problems is a deviated septum, a defect in the dividing wall in the nose. Some of the ailments associated with nasal obstruction are snoring, dry mouth, postnasal drip and nosebleeds. These can be relieved by "Corrective" Rhinoplasty, which includes Septoplasty to correct defects of the septum and widen nasal passages, and Turbinectomy to cauterize and trim the turbinates – the shelf-like lining of the nose, to create a balanced airflow. Also, Nasal Injury Repair Surgery corrects injuries to nasal bones and the nasal septum when they are fractured or disrupted. The timing of this surgery is crucial, as nasal bone fractures tend to heal quickly.
At one time, a "one nose fits all" approach to Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills was the norm – with many patients having their noses "Westernized" to fit an outdated ideal of attractiveness. Today, Ethnic Rhinoplasty addresses the particular concerns of patients of varying racial and ethnic backgrounds, who wish to enhance their appearance while maintaining their ethnic identity. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 1.3 million cosmetic surgeries were performed on ethnic patients in 2004, an increase of 44 percent since 2000. Among African American, Hispanic and Asian Americans, Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills was one of the most commonly requested procedures. "Ethnic" traits addressed by Rhinoplasty include the dorsal hump and drooping tip often found on patients of Mediterranean descent (Jewish, Persian, Greek, Italian), the lack of cartilage in African American patients, the low or flat bridge in Asian patients and the weak broad drooping tip of many Hispanic patients.
A decision that you and you plastic surgeon will discuss is whether Open or Closed Rhinoplasty is best for you. During "open" or "external" Rhinoplasty, a small incision is made in the columella — the central column that separates the nostrils – and the nasal skin is lifted off the tip of the nose through this incision. During the more traditional "closed" Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills, several cuts are made in the nostrils, and extending over the columella. One advantage of the "open" technique is that it allows the surgeon better exposure to the nasal anatomy. One advantage of "closed" Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills is that it causes less disruption of the nasal tip blood supply, which lessens post surgical nasal tip swelling, as well as reducing the risk of nasal tip complications.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Younai may utilize any number of techniques during your rhinoplasty procedure based on your individual needs. However, the basic steps of any nose surgery remain essentially unchanged. After deciding on the best course of action for you based on your consultation, your surgery will be scheduled. The basic steps for most rhinoplasty procedures are:
- The patient is usually put under general anesthesia.
- Incisions are made either inside the nostrils or on the outside of the nose. The placement of the incisions will depend upon the nature of your individual procedure and the anatomy of your nose.
- The soft tissues of the nose are raised up, allowing Dr. Younai to access the underlying structure.
- The septum might be adjusted, especially in cases of airway restriction.
- The soft tissues are draped back down and the nose is sutured.
The surgery is usually performed on an outpatient basis, so you should make arrangements to have someone drive you home that day. Rhinoplasty can help correct a number of issues, so your procedure will be unique to your individual needs.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Dr. Younai can perform a number of specialized nose surgery techniques to help you achieve your goals. No matter what your goals are there is a nose reshaping technique that can help you get facial harmony without losing your unique beauty. Some of the most common techniques include:
This approach is used to correct a deviated septum. A deviated septum can make breathing through the nose more difficult and can be the result of injury. Common side effects of a deviated septum include snoring, postnasal drip, nose bleeds, and dry mouth.
This treatment is used to cauterize and trim the lining of the nose, also known as the turbinates. Like septoplasty, it is also commonly used to relieve a nasal obstruction.
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Because most patients interested in cosmetic nose surgery have traditionally been of European descent, rhinoplasty was not suited for certain ethnicities in the past. People of African and East Asian descent have been particularly difficult to operate on in the past. However, a specialized branch of nose jobs known as Ethnic Rhinoplasty have developed new ways to give these patients the same options as other ethnicities.
- Open Rhinoplasty
This designation has to do with the placement of the incision during surgery. In an open rhinoplasty procedure, the incision is made on the columella. This is the thin piece of skin that separates the nostrils. It allows the surgeon more visibility and access to the underlying tissues.
- Closed Rhinoplasty
A closed rhinoplasty is performed by making the incisions inside the nostrils. This keeps them completely concealed from view. However, this incision type is not appropriate for all procedures.
- Revision Rhinoplasty
When a nose surgery patient is unhappy with the results of their surgery, they may seek out a revision rhinoplasty operation to correct the previous procedure. Patients typically seek revision because the original nose job looks unnatural, usually as a result of an over-aggressive surgeon.
Revision Rhinoplasty is a "do over" of a nose upon which the original Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills was unskillfully performed. In most cases, Revision Rhinoplasty is necessary because the original surgery was performed too aggressively, resulting in an "over operated" look.
You should be highly selective in choosing a plastic surgeon for Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills, as it is one of the most surgically and aesthetically challenging procedures performed today. While physicians such as Ear-Nose-Throat specialists (otolaryngologist) might be qualified to perform nasal surgery, they may lack the rich and broad-based knowledge and experience of a board-certified plastic surgeon, who is trained in all aspects of facial esthetic surgery.
Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with experience in all aspects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery including that of the Nose, Sinuses, Eyes, Ears, Chin, Cheek, etc. He is skilled and experienced in all techniques of Rhinoplasty and Sinus Surgery, and strives to create the nose that is natural looking and harmonious with the rest of your face. During your consultation he will discuss all details including: if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, recovery course, as well as what to expect after surgery. At that time Dr. Younai will also show you before-and-after pictures of other patients with Rhinoplasty and Facial Cosmetic Surgery, who might be similar to you.
Dr. Younai performs Cosmetic and Restorative Nasal Surgery at the California Center for Plastic Surgery. He receives patients from the Northern as well as the Southern California region. Some of these cities include Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Encino, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Pasadena, Glendale, Valencia, Palmdale, Fresno, and Oxnard.