If you’re considering a rhinoplasty, you are not alone. More commonly, the nose job, is one of the most popular procedures in Los Angeles. Rhinoplasties have evolved considerably over the past two decades.
Back in the 80’s we saw sharp, ski slopes, where the goal was to reduce size, width smooth out bumps and if possible, give the tip a slight upward turn. We have come a long way since. The procedure is now incredibly nuances with unique, subtle reshaping and can also address the complexities of post-traumatic surgical procedures in a way it never had.
As a surgeon, it’s important that we ask prospective patients some deeper questions about their motivation during our initial meeting. The questioning often goes as follows:
– Are you looking for an improvement in one area or a more general effect?
– Is there a “nose” you are trying to resemble say that of a certain actress, actor or model?
– What are the specifics of what bothers you and for how long?
– Is your rhinoplasty being planned for cosmetic reasons, or to help you recover from an obstructed airway or an accident?
From here we work together to map out and design the overall look you want. The goal is to achieve an attractive effect that complements your face, naturally. We investigate the internal structures that will support those changes. As a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon as well as a cosmetic surgeon, I often spend much time with my patients to explain how the various tissue types will respond and set according to the new contours of your face.
The needs of the patient will define the complexity or simplicity of the procedure. For example, a deviated septum will typically take less time than a full reconstruction. You can learn about the recovery process which can take up to several weeks.
The best way to know if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty is to set up a consultation with Dr. Honrado today. (310) 286-0043