Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure used to enhance or reshape the appearance of the nose or improve its function. As the focal point of the face, changes to the nose can have a powerful effect on the overall balance of your face, even with minor adjustments.
Whether you’re experiencing breathing problems or you’ve just been unhappy with your nose for as long as you can remember, Torrance nose surgeon Dr. Khattab can help. He would be happy to discuss the details of rhinoplasty with you during a one-on-one consultation at Beyond Beautiful.
The best candidates for nose surgery are in good health and possess realistic expectations. Additionally, nose surgery is only performed on patients with complete facial growth, which usually occurs around 15 years of age. Nose surgery is most frequently performed to correct structural problems such as a hook or bump.
Nose surgery may also be performed to improve breathing problems resulting from a deviated septum or to correct damage to the face that may have been caused through trauma, disease or surgical procedures.
The consultation: In order to have a good consultation, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health with Dr. Khattab. This includes current or former medical conditions, drugs or supplements you may be taking and physical activities you& participate in. This information, combined with your cosmetic goals will help Dr. Khattab determine if nose surgery is right for you.
Surgery: Nose surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires either general or local anesthesia combined with sedation. Dr. Khattab will begin by making incisions within your nostrils. In more complicated surgeries, incisions will be made at the base of your nose. He will then separate the skin from the underlying soft cartilage and bone. With the help of specialized tools, Dr. Khattab will reshape or augment the underlying structures of your nose.
Recovery: When you wake up from surgery, your face will feel puffy and swollen. Your nose may ache and you may have a dull headache. You should plan to spend the first few days of recovery in bed with your head elevated. Bruising should resolve in 1-2 weeks, while swelling will gradually subside over the course of several months. You can return to your normal routine in 10 to 14 days, but your nose should be protected from impact and sun exposure for several months.
Results: The level of improvement you can expect varies. Most patients are very satisfied with the results they achieve through rhinoplasty in Torrance, CA. Very small changes can make a significant difference in your overall appearance. Following a full recovery, your nose will appear more in balance with the surrounding features of your face.
If you’re ready to learn more about rhinoplasty, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.