Nose surgery is a procedure that normalizes the appearance of a nose that may not be in harmony with the other facial features due to its size or shape.
Reasons to Choose Nose Surgery
Patients often choose nose surgery to correct their nose if they feel its size or shape throws off the balance of their face or that it does not blend well with their other facial features. Oftentimes, patients choose nose surgery to adjust a nose they feel is:
- too large
- too round or bulbous
In some cases, your plastic surgeon may instead suggest another facial procedure, like chin augmentation, to restore harmony to your facial features. However, if you undergo nose surgery, you should have realistic expectations for what the procedure can achieve and also be a healthy, nonsmoker.
FAQ About Nose Surgery in Orange County
The plastic surgery team at UC Irvine is often asked about nose surgery in Orange County, as it is a highly popular procedure. Here are the answers to a few of the most commonly asked questions.
How does it work?
Plastic surgeons have two common methods for performing nose surgery—open or closed.
In the case of a closed rhinoplasty, which is the most common, an incision will be made inside the nostrils. With this unique vantage point, your plastic surgeon is able to view the underlying structures of your nose. From here, he will likely mold the cartilage to form the ideal nose shape. Some cartilage may need to be removed. When your plastic surgeon has achieved the ideal look for your nose, the incisions will be closed with sutures and a nasal packing will be applied.
If your plastic surgeon performs an open rhinoplasty, an inconspicuous incision will be made in the crease below your nose. In a similar manner, your plastic surgeon will shape and remove cartilage to improve the look of your nose. The incision will then be closed and your plastic surgeon will insert nasal packing to control swelling and bleeding. A splint may also be used to hold the new shape of your nose.
What happens after surgery?
After your surgery, your nose may be swollen from the surgery, but the application of an ice pack can control it. Any discomfort you experience may be managed with medication prescribed by your plastic surgeon. You will need to keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activity for several days. A few weeks after your surgery, you may resume exercise, but you should avoid activities that put your nose at risk for impact.
Why should I choose UC Irvine for nose surgery?
The plastic surgery team at UC Irvine has countless years of combined experience performing cosmetic facial surgeries and craniofacial procedures. Thus, they are the ideal practitioners to perform your nose surgery in Orange County, a procedure that requires a delicate hand and keen aesthetic eye.
What are the most common risks involved with nose surgery?
Very few risks are associated with nose surgery, though they may include bleeding or infection, both of which are easily treated.
If you struggle with a nose that you feel distracts from your other facial features, we encourage you to contact the plastic surgery team at UC Irvine to schedule your nose surgery in southern California. You can contact us by email or call us today at 714‐456‐3077 to set up a consultation.