Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is a surgical cosmetic procedure that changes the shape and appearance of the nose.
This procedure is commonly performed to correct structural abnormalities of the nose.
Drs. Kleiman and Wachal have experience in Rhinoplasty and widely acclaimed success in Revision Rhinoplasty.
Revision rhinoplasty is a specialized type of rhinoplasty that is performed in cases where an individual is not satisfied with their initial rhinoplasty results. Potential reasons for having a revision rhinoplasty include: not achieving the desired degree of correction during the initial procedure, the nose did not heal properly, or to correct the work of a previous surgeon. Since there is a buildup of scar tissue and limited cartilage, revision rhinoplasty is often a more complicated procedure than the initial rhinoplasty.
What cosmetic or medical problems can a Rhinoplasty address?
- Humps, bumps, and recessions on the nasal bridge
- Large, small, or misshapen nostrils
- Nasal asymmetry
- Nasal tip abnormalities
- Crooked nose
- Breathing difficulties due to deviated septum, enlarged turbinates or chronic sinus blockage
- Injury or nasal trauma, nasal fracture, nasal valve collapse
Why Get a Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is a corrective and reconstructive surgical procedure designed to enhance the appearance of your nose and improve the overall balance of your facial features. Small changes in the size or shape of the nose can enhance the appearance of the eyes, lips, and contour of the face.
A rhinoplasty can also improve breathing. Dr. Kleiman is board certified in Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Wachal is fellowship trained and are both uniquely skilled at performing this procedure. Drs. Kleiman, Wachal and Meek specialize in doing beautiful cosmetic rhinoplasties with nasal function in mind.
What can I expect?
- Moderate bruising and swelling around eyes and nose for up to two weeks
- May require prescribed pain medication for first 2-4 days, but more comfortable after 4th day.
- Nasal splint to support the nose for 7-10 days
- Low-intensity exercise allowed after 2 weeks.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 3-4 weeks. Normal exercise after 6 weeks, but avoid risky sports for a full year.
What is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging and difficult of facial plastic surgeries. Even in very competent hands, and due to the complex nature of each individual’s anatomy, patients can sometimes have unsatisfactory aesthetic outcomes or sometimes breathing issues can occur. Only a skilled facial plastic surgeon such as ours at AAENT & FPS, would be confident in doing a revision rhinoplasty.
Because of the individualized nature and complexity of revisions, our doctors would work closely with you to determine what are achievable goals and options, and the best surgical approach. Our training and experience with reconstructive techniques and otolaryngology allow us to be the best option for Revision Rhinoplasty.