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Rhinoplasty – San Diego
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common procedures in plastic surgery and is extremely gratifying for the patient. Individuals born with a certain ethnic or family predisposition they are unhappy with can now enjoy the nose shape of their own choice.
The nose, centered in the middle of the face, commands much attention. Millimeters matter, and even the most minimal deformities can be noticed. When it is large or dominant, it overshadows the beauty and subtleties of other facial features such as the eyes or the mouth. Rhinoplasty can have significant enhancing effects on a person’s appearance and self confidence.
Deviations in nasal anatomy, either congenital or acquired from trauma or disease, can lead to difficulties in breathing. Dr. Reagan trained at one of the premier centers for learning rhinoplasty at The University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas, home of the annual Rhinoplasty Symposium where surgeons from all over the world come to improve their rhinoplasty skills.
Surgeons are not all equally trained, nor are they equally proficient at all surgeries, and surgeries are not all equally challenging. Dr. Lee and Dr. Reagan are both experts in the rhinoplasty procedure and are commonly called on for Revision Rhinoplasty as well.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty enables patients to modify the shape, size and overall appearance of the nose. Thus, this surgery can help balance an individual’s facial features.
In addition, rhinoplasty offers a number of key benefits for men and women, including:
- Improved breathing – Do you sometimes struggle to breathe out of your nose? If so, you may be a prime candidate for rhinoplasty, as this surgery could help you breathe better day after day.
- Enhanced appearance and self confidence – Rhinoplasty enables you to enhance your facial appearance, and ultimately, may help you feel better about your overall appearance as well.
- Better sleep – For those who often struggle with sleep apnea, rhinoplasty may help you revamp your nasal passageways to minimize breathing problems that otherwise can cause sleep issues.
Of course, working with a skilled team of rhinoplasty experts is essential to get the results you want from rhinoplasty. And with Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa at your disposal, you can receive dependable assistance from one of the top rhinoplasty specialists in San Diego.
At Changes, we offer nose job assistance any time you need it and will respond to any of your rhinoplasty concerns and questions immediately. We also will ensure that you’re fully supported before, during and after any procedure to guarantee you get the ideal results.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
Deciding whether to get a nose job represents a major decision. As such, there are many indicators for rhinoplasty that should be considered during the decision-making process, including:
Dorsal Hump: a bump on the bridge of the nose, usually made of cartilage and bone. Can either be congenital (hereditary) or acquired (trauma).
Long Nose: The nose projects too far from the face. The length of the nose needs to be reduced, often requiring reduction of both the septum and tip structures.
Boxy, Bulbous, or Wide Tip: Deformities of the cartilaginous paired tip structure (lower lateral cartilages.) Suture technique will correct these deformities nicely.
Droopy Tip: Tip of nose hangs down, especially when smiling. Often associated with long nose. Tip needs shortening and elevation, sometimes requiring a graft (columellar strut).
Wide Dorsum: Wide nasal bridge. The bones need narrowing.
Wide Nostril/ Nostril Base: Overly wide nostrils, requires resection of soft tissue on lateral aspect of nostrils.
Deviated Tip: Rotation of the nasal tip, often associated with deviated septum. Tip structures need to released from scar tissue, straightened, and often reinforced with suture or cartilage grafts.
Asymmetry of Nose: Usually traumatic in origin. Structures need to be released from scar tissue, straightened, and re-inforced when necessary.
Difficulty Breathing: Often from Inferior Turbinate Hypertrophy (allergies) or Deviated Septum (traumatic).
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What Does Rhinoplasty Offer?
- Reduce or increase the size of the nose.
- Change the shape of the tip or the bridge.
- Narrow the span of the nostrils.
- Change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
- Correct a birth defect or injury
- Allow better breathing function when combined with a septoplasty
Changes Plastic Surgery & Spa offers Vectra 3-Dimensional Computer Imaging to help you envision how rhinoplasty can improve the look of your nose.
Read more about 3D Imaging and your Rhinoplasty procedure.
How Does Vectra 3D Computer Imaging Work?
Our state-of-the-art Vectra 3D Computer Imaging ensures you can see the end results of rhinoplasty before a nose job is performed.
This top-notch photography system allows us to visualize rhinoplasty and other procedures at any time. Thus, we’ll be able to work with you to design the perfect nose and ensure it meets your expectations prior to booking a procedure.
As part of our Vectra 3D Computer Imaging consultation, we’ll capture several images of you using the Vectra 3D Imaging System. Then, our software will use these images to create a 3D reconstruction of your face in just minutes.
After the 3D image of your face is generated, you’ll be able to see real-time side-by-side images that highlight how your face will look before and after a nose job.
When it comes rhinoplasty surgery, we want to do everything we can to ensure you’re comfortable with the procedure. And with Vectra 3D Computer Imaging, you’ll be able to view the results of a procedure, have any concerns or questions addressed by our rhinoplasty specialists and achieve your rhinoplasty goals quickly and easily.
How much will rhinoplasty cost?
On average, rhinoplasty may cost between $3,000 and $15,000 depending on the surgeon’s reputation, the complexity of the procedure and where the surgeon’s practice is located.
However, it is important to note that rhinoplasty sometimes is considered a necessity for those who have breathing problems and may be covered by insurance. In the event of rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes, conversely, you may be responsible for the full cost of the procedure.
Understanding the costs associated with rhinoplasty is key, but the Changes team of rhinoplasty experts is happy to help you understand these expenses.
How long does it take to complete a rhinoplasty procedure?
The length of time required to complete a rhinoplasty procedure may vary based on the patient and the complexity of the surgery. In many cases, the procedure can be performed over the course of 1.5 hours and 3 hours. Plus, the patient often can return home immediately after the surgery is completed.
Why should I choose Changes for rhinoplasty in San Diego?
Clearly, rhinoplasty can be beneficial for both men and women. On the other hand, finding a reliable surgeon to perform rhinoplasty in San Diego may seem impossible at times.
With Changes, you’ll always be in great hands, as our surgeons possess the skills and know-how to conduct both simple and comprehensive rhinoplasty procedures. Also, our team is readily available to help you in any way we can and will work with you to guarantee you are satisfied with our support.
Choose Changes for rhinoplasty support, and you can take the guesswork out of a nose job surgery.
To find out how we can help you with rhinoplasty surgery, please contact us today at 858-720-1440.
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