Orange County Revision Nose Surgery
Nasal surgery for reconstructive or cosmetic reasons has postoperative reasons for secondary nose surgery. Nasal surgery is a very difficult surgery requiring a lot of experience and expertise. Since I am Board Certified in both otolaryngology and Plastic Surgery, taking care of patients requiring secondary or revision nose surgery (also commonly known as rhinoplasty revision) is one of my favorite procedures.
Following nasal surgery, a patient can find reasons for further cosmetic or breathing improvement. It is important to realize many medical factors such as allergies, hay fever, hormones, or vasomotor rhinitis can contribute to nasal problems. Insurance may cover some of these medical aspects.
Airway problems following nasal surgery may occur. This may include problems with the septum and turbinates. At times, breathing may be impaired due to a change in the internal and external nasal valves. Following cosmetic nasal surgery, scar tissue may form causing incomplete resection of a dorsal hump. Statistically, up to 10% of cosmetic nasal surgery will require revision nose surgery. For this reason, it is important to find a physician who is well qualified and experienced in rhinoplasty revision.
Please contact our office with any questions or concerns, or to schedule a complimentary consultation, 714-738-4282.
Robert M. Wald, Jr., MD
The Aesthetic Institute
Orange County Rhinoplasty Specialist
Some people are born with noses that are quite large. Patients describe to me that their nose is like Pinocchio. What they mean is that their nose has a large bump and projects outward from their face. These people are very self conscious about their nose and would like their nose smaller and more shapely.
As a specialist in nose surgery I have treated hundreds of noses. By removing bone and cartilage from their noses, the nose is reduced in size and becomes much more pleasing and natural. The goal for this surgery is to make their nose fit their face and blend with the other parts of their facial anatomy. This surgery is very successful and allows these patients to develop a new self confidence.
With more than 200,000 cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures performed every year, men and women of all ages are clearly focused on improving the appearance of their nose. However, rhinoplasty is a very specific procedure that requires a skilled physician to ensure that the nose is in complete harmony with the rest of the face. To understand how a natural appearance is achieved, we first need to know what deformities a rhinoplasty can correct.
Rhinoplasty can effectively improve:
- Nose size
- Nose width (position of the nostrils)
- Bumps and depressions on the bridge
- Bulbous or upturned nasal tip
In the past, rhinoplasty was put into a category of surgery that regularly left people with an “overdone” appearance. The early methods of this procedure resulted in noses that were not in proportion with the rest of the face because of a variety of mistakes, including:
- Removing too much bone and/or cartilage
- Taking the bridge of the nose down too low
- Shortening the tip of the nose
- Making the nose too upturned
Instead of performing traditional techniques, Dr. Wald offers his patients a choice between the open or closed methods to achieve results that look natural. The procedure itself is performed with the patient under general anesthesia. During surgery, Dr. Wald will make very tiny incisions inside or outside of the nose to remove bone and/or cartilage and then reshape the nose to put it in balance with the rest of the face.
For more information about rhinoplasty or to schedule a consultation with The Aesthetic Institute, please call (888) 401-2806 or fill out our online contact form today. As a board-certified surgeon with extensive experience in cosmetic nose surgery, Dr. Wald looks forward to meeting you soon and helping you achieve your goals.
The nose is a very prominent part of our face. A nose that is long, short, narrow or wide can be considered attractive. The most important aspect in judging the aesthetics of a nose is whether it fits one’s face in a complimentary way. A nose that is in harmony with other facial features blends in.
Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) can be done for cosmetic or reconstructive (breathing issues or trauma) purposes. Insurance will cover breathing impairment or a traumatic nasal deformity. Not uncommonly, patients request a combination of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.
The patient must be extremely be extremely diligent in finding a nose surgeon. The skill of the plastic surgeon is the key factor in achieving the type of result that each patient desires. I many instances, the best results are those that are subtle. A surgeon who has performed several hundred rhinoplasties is best suited to perform this surgery. Even with extensive experience, revisional nasal surgery may be needed. The number of re-operations tend to be markedly higher in the untrained hands.