A Rhinoplasty in Platinum Surgery is an aesthetic surgery performed to change the look of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also help repair a functional or breathing issue in some patients. Although rhinoplasty consists of subtle changes, the results can be quite dramatic. The surgical techniques for rhinoplasty surgery are among the most complex and detailed out of all facial and neck procedures. For best results, it is important to find a Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty procedures.
IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR RHINOPLASTY
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age can be candidates for rhinoplasty. Facial growth and maturity must also be complete, and this will be addressed during your consultation, especially for adolescents. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the right course of action. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed as your nose and facial profile will be changed.
Dr. Adan performs rhinoplasty (“nose job”) surgery for patients with cosmetic concerns about how their noses look. Whether your concern is a subtle change of the tip of the nose, a hump on the dorsum of your nose, a wide nose, a crooked nose, or some combination of the above, surgery can be an effective option. In selected patients, fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane can be used for a non-operative nose correction with no surgery or downtime at all.
BEFORE AND AFTER
WHY CHOOSE Dr. Abdullahi Adan FOR RHINOPLASTY?
OPEN VS CLOSED RHINOPLASTY
Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient under IV Sedation Anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. This treatment can be performed using different surgical techniques, depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Abdullahi Adan performs nose surgery with either an open or closed (endonasal) approach.
Open Rhinoplasty uses a tiny incision that is placed under nose, between the two nostril openings. This incision is approximately 5-6 mm wide but allows the skin and soft tissue of the nose to be lifted off of the underlying cartilage and bone, “opening” the nose. This technique is appropriate for major rhinoplasty operations, as it offers a complete view of all of the structures that will be modified during a rhinoplasty. This is the technique that Dr. Abdullahi Adan uses in the majority of his rhinoplasty surgeries, as it offers the best exposure for precise results and very low risk of errors that will require correction later on. While several patients may have concern about a scar from an incision, proper placement of an open rhinoplasty incision typically results in a scar that is “completely” unnoticeable once it is healed.
Some patients desire a closed or “scarless” rhinoplasty. This is a technique where a rhinoplasty can be performed using only incisions that are made inside of the nose, without any external incisions in the skin. While this technique may be appropriate for very minor rhinoplasty surgeries, the closed technique does limit visibility for full rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Abdullahi Adan will discuss during your consultation if you are a candidate for a closed rhinoplasty. If you are a candidate for a full rhinoplasty, you will experience a quicker resolution of the swelling in your nose and you will not have the small incision between your nostrils. To receive one of the best Rhinoplasty Scottsdale has to offer.
WHAT TO EXPECT FOLLOWING RHINOPLASTY
Surgery Day: Your surgical day will begin with arriving at our private surgical center in the morning for check-in. Upon completion of your nose surgery, you will have a small cast placed on the outside of your nose. You will then rest comfortably in the recovery area until you are released to heal at home with a responsible friend or family member. Cold compresses to the eyes, elevation of the head, and rest/relaxation are important for the evening of surgery.
1 Day Later: The areas around your nose may or may not have some swelling or bruising. Most patients describe minimal to no pain, and control any soreness with Tylenol (although a small amount of prescription pain medication is prescribed in case a patient has a minimal amount of pain). Patients are encouraged to have a leisurely week without exertion, and to use frequent saline spray inside their nostrils.
1 Week Later: Your post-op check-up with Dr. Abdullahi Adan will take place at 1 week, and the cast and the tiny stitches between your nostils will be removed. At this point, the majority of patients are healed to the point where they can resume normal social and work activities. It is normal for the mild congestion and swelling inside of the nose to simulate the feeling of a head cold.
2 Weeks Later: At this point, any of your swelling or bruising is almost entirely gone and the incision under the nose has healed to the point where it is difficult to notice unless actively sought. There is a small amount of overall swelling to the entire area of the nose.
1 Month Later: The post-surgical period is almost over, and the detailed post-operative results are starting to become more apparent. There is still residual swelling on the nose, and this will change from day to day. Some days, the nose will look better than others, as the swelling continues goes up and down.
3 Months Later: The residual swelling is starting to decrease from top to bottom. The top of the nose (bridge) is looking more refined. At this point, you have gotten used to the new facial aesthetic that your rhinoplasty has given you.
6 Months Later: Your nose is now mostly healed. Typically, the tip of the nose is the final area to fully heal, and there is likely a small amount of residual swelling in this area.
1 Year Later: Your nose is fully healed by now. The swelling has resolved and you have the rhinoplasty result that you have discussed over a year ago. The incision site is essentially unnoticeable by now.