Whether for aesthetic reasons or because you have medical issues related to your nose, you can visit our office in San Diego for rhinoplasty. This is a surgical procedure that can change the appearance of your nose or that can improve some of the health issues that you have, such as breathing problems or chronic sinus infections. The first step in the rhinoplasty process would be to meet with our doctor so that an exam can be done to determine why you want to have the surgery and how it can benefit you. You’ll also discuss the method of surgery and what you can expect during and after the procedure.
Avoid having this procedure performed if you’re of an age where your nose can still naturally change. Teenagers might want to visit the San Diego office for rhinoplasty, but this is an age where the nose can still drastically change until the young adult years, which means that the work that is completed might be altered soon after the procedure is performed. Talk to our doctor about all of the risks and benefits of the surgery. You need to know what you want to achieve from rhinoplasty if it’s for cosmetic reasons and how the surgery will benefit the health issues that you might have.
Some of the things that can be done to your nose during rhinoplasty include altering the tip of your nose, enlarging the nostrils so that it’s easier to breathe, or removing abnormal bumps that are along the sides of your nose. You’ll usually discuss your medical history to determine what has caused the abnormalities as there are injuries that can change the shape of your nose as well as birth defects and other disorders that you have no control over.
You can expect your surgery to last for about two hours depending on the details that are involved. Most of the time, incisions are made inside your nose so that they aren’t seen on the outside. Any cartilage that is needed is often taken from your septum. It usually takes about a week or two to fully recover from rhinoplasty that you have completed by our San Diego doctors.
If you have questions or concerns about visiting our office in La Jolla for rhinoplasty, you can always call to talk to one of our staff members at David & Rossi Plastic Surgery. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!