Rhinoplasty has emerged as one of the most sought after plastic surgery procedures today, ranking among the top five procedures in the US. More than 200,000 nose reshaping surgeries are performed every year in the US. The procedure can create both aesthetic as well as functional corrections in the nose.
Even a slight change to the shape or size of the nose can have a magnified impact on the overall appearance of the face. Therefore, this sensitive procedure should only be performed by a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Gary Motykie is a board certified plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and surrounding communities.
Types of Nose Surgery
Nose surgery can be performed using one of the following surgical techniques:
Reduction rhinoplasty is one of the most popular forms of nose surgery. It can reduce the size of the nose to make it proportionate to other facial features. Refining of the nasal tip, reduction of nasal bumps, and reshaping of flared nostrils can be performed using this technique, which usually involves partial removal of the cartilage and bone.
Patients seeking a more substantive nose can choose this plastic surgery procedure, which involves tissue or bone grafting to build up the nasal bridge or tip. The surgeon may use the cartilage from the nasal septum or the ribs to perform this surgery. Synthetic implants may also be used in a few cases.
A severely injured nose may be restored using post-traumatic rhinoplasty technique. Both aesthetic and functional corrections may be involved in this procedure. The surgeon will correct the nasal septum and straighten the nose in many cases of post-traumatic rhinoplasty. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for this surgery.
In cases where a loss of a part or entire nose has occurred due to an accident, skin cancer or another reason, reconstructive rhinoplasty procedure may be used to rebuild the nose. Advanced techniques such as skin grafting and flap technique may be applied in this complex surgery.
Ethnic women and men from African American, Asian, Hispanic and Middle Eastern backgrounds can achieve aesthetic and functional improvements of the nose with ethnic rhinoplasty. A skilled surgeon will maintain the essential identity and integrity of the face while performing this surgery.
The average price tag for nose surgery in the US in 2014 was $4,694, as per the data released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. However, this basic price did not cover the costs of anesthesia, operating facility costs, and other related expenses. The overall monetary amount of rhinoplasty may vary between $7,000 and $15,000, depending on various factors.
Recovery and Results
Following rhinoplasty, the patient will have to take ample rest and stay at home for about one week to 10 days. Vigorous movements should be avoided for at least four weeks. Results with rhinoplasty are usually very long lasting or permanent. Swelling will subside gradually over several months and the results will be established in a natural way over this period.
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