A rhinoplasty is a safe, outpatient surgical procedure done on your nose to help correct the shape or address a medical condition.
The specifics of this surgery can vary from patient to patient because everyone’s facial structures and aesthetic goals are unique. Most people assume that a rhinoplasty involves making the nose smaller, but there are just as many patients out there who wish to augment their noses.
Dr. Kadz has decades of experience helping patients address a variety of cosmetic and medical concerns. His versatile skills and diverse surgical background are why he is a premier provider of rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
What Can a Rhinoplasty Do?
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the oldest, most commonly performed surgical procedures. In fact, cosmetic rhinoplasty dates back to the late 19th century in Michigan by an otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat surgeon) named John Orlando Roe.
Facial reconstruction surgery has come a long way since the 1800s. Today, rhinoplasty surgery is a quick and effective procedure, usually taking less than two hours from start to finish.
A rhinoplasty can:
- Reshape your nose
- Reduce the overall size of your nose
- Augment the size of your nose
- Remove nose humps
- Narrow nostril width
- Change the angle between your mouth and nose
- Correct nasal injury
- Address birth defects
- Improve problems that affect breathing
There are lots of reasons why you might want rhinoplasty surgery. Some patients get rhinoplasty surgery to help with their anti-aging goals, so we help several patients achieve a more youthful appearance by altering the angle of their nose in relation to their upper lip.
Some patients simply want their nose smoothed, while others have specific contours and shapes in mind. Speak to our providers about your aesthetic goals, and we’ll develop a plan to achieve the facial profile you want.
Rhinoplasty Surgery for Medical Purposes
There are three types of medically necessary rhinoplasty surgeries:
A septoplasty corrects a deviated septum. When you have a deviated septum, your nasal septum is either off-center, crooked, or fragmented, which causes breathing problems and hinders your quality of life.
A turbinectomy is a rhinoplasty surgery that removes a portion of your turbinates, the long, thin bones located on the inside of your nose. Some patients have enlarged turbinates, which obstruct their nasal airway and hinder breathing.
Turbinoplasty surgery is an alternative to a turbinectomy. A turbinoplasty corrects enlarged turbinates without actually removing any portions of them.
Many patients who receive rhinoplasty for medical reasons experience improved breathing, decreased cases of sinusitis, and fewer headaches. A lot of patients find their overall health and quality of life improved post-procedure because they can exercise and sleep better.
How Rhinoplasty Surgery Works
Your procedure details are going to be specific to your face. Before your rhinoplasty surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Kadz evaluates several factors, including:
- Skin type
- Specific facial dimensions
- Bone structure
- Unique aesthetic goals
All of these considerations contribute to his surgical approach. However, generally, rhinoplasty surgery begins with small incisions inside the nose. Because these incisions are inside your nose, they will not be visible.
From here, Dr. Kadz will access your nose’s support system of bone and cartilage and manipulate them into your new structure. In some cases, these components may be removed, rearranged, or added to help achieve your goals.
After Dr. Kadz has established your new nose shape, he’ll close the incisions and place a splint on your nose to help hold everything in place while you heal.
Who Is Eligible for a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery is only performed on patients who have reached their full growth. Typically, this is around age fifteen or sixteen.
The reason children younger than this should not get a rhinoplasty is because they are still growing and developing. This means their facial features could change post-procedure.
Once you’re fully grown, your overall facial features and structure won’t change much at all.
What You Can Expect During the Procedure
Before your procedure, you’ll consult with Dr. Kadz about the pre-op requirements—what to do and what not to do before surgery.
A rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, so in most cases, you will be out of our clinic and back home within the day.
One benefit of rhinoplasty is it has a relatively short recovery period. Most of our patients are back at work within a week or two. They fully reintegrate into their regular routine within two to three weeks, including exercise and other strenuous activities.
We offer a non-surgical rhinoplasty at Kadz Plastic Surgery. This procedure involves a specific type of dermal filler that changes the shape and volume of your nose.
The dermal filler we use to help contour the nose is a temporary, non-permanent solution. It can be used to correct certain irregularities in your shape but does not have nearly the same amount of benefits as rhinoplasty surgery.
Should You Get a Rhinoplasty?
If you have a medical condition that could be treated with a rhinoplasty, Dr. Kadz can help guide you on what to do and when to move forward with the procedure.
If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your nose, a rhinoplasty could be a great way to achieve your goals.
Get a Consultation for Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
The best way to determine whether rhinoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kadz’s office, the best-known practice for rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. Our team will evaluate your facial structure and your treatment goals to help determine the best treatment plan for you. Contact our office today!