Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job or nose surgery, may include different types of refinements, which can lead to slight variations in procedural steps in each case.
The cosmetic surgery may typically include augmenting, straightening or reducing the nasal bridge, reshaping of the nostrils or narrowing of the nose tip.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain various steps involved in the nose surgery procedure. Patients often feel more confident once they know what the actual surgery is going to entail. Accomplished board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides rhinoplasty to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding communities in the magnetic Mother of Presidents.
The pre-op consultation phase is the key first step in the rhinoplasty surgery. If the surgeon invests an adequate amount of time at this stage, it will have a positive impact on the final outcome. The surgeon will review the patient’s general health condition, condition of the nose in relation to other facial features, any functional and aesthetic anomalies of the nose, and order a few diagnostic or medical tests if necessary.
The patient’s health records, including any previous nasal breathing problems and sinus infections will be evaluated. The surgeon will assess the quality of the nasal skin, and availability of bone and cartilage. Instructions will be provided with regard to smoking restrictions, medications and other pre- and post-operative precautions.
Customized Surgical Plan
The surgeon will carefully listen to the patient’s unique aesthetic concerns and goals with regard to their nose and face. This feedback will be correlated with other factors evaluated during the initial consultation to create a customized surgical plan for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery.
The plan would incorporate aspects such as narrowing of the nostrils, reshaping the nasal tip, removing a hump from the nasal bridge, straightening a crooked nose, or adjusting the angle between the nose and the upper lip.
Anesthesia or IV Sedation
Rhinoplasty procedure is often performed using light general anesthesia or local anesthesia with IV sedation. The patient will be monitored during the surgical procedure by an anesthesiologist or a nurse anesthetist. Anesthesia procedure will be approved a day in advance with the anesthetist reviewing the patient’s medical records to determine their fitness for the procedure.
Rhinoplasty will be performed as an open or closed surgery, depending on the extent of tissue modification involved. The surgeon will add, remove or modify the tissue or use synthetic implants during the procedure. In case of open rhinoplasty, the skin will be lifted off the nasal structure to expose the underlying tissue. In case of closed rhinoplasty, the incisions will be hidden only within the nostrils.
Closed rhinoplasty is less invasive and leaves no visible scarring. But the procedure must only be performed by an experienced surgeon because it is more intricate and offers little visibility to the surgeon. Once the procedure is completed, the surgeon will close the incisions with sutures and apply bandages.
Considerate plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and other neighborhoods and suburbs in this part of the wonderful state of Ohio for rhinoplasty.