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RHINOPLASTY

Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Weiss performs Rhinoplasty to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes-to correct birth defects or breathing problems. Dr. Weiss can address any of the following aesthetic problems with the nose:

  • Too large or too small in comparison with other facial features
  • Bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Wide nose
  • Droop or bulbous tip
  • Flared or pinched nostrils
  • Crooked nose
  • Long Nose
  • Saddle nose
  • Nose damage due to injury

How is Rhinoplasty done?

Dr. Weiss performs this procedure using general anesthesia. Dr. Weiss employs both the advanced open (external) and closed (endonasal) surgical techniques to naturally sculpt the nose with a rapid recovery.

What is Rhinoplasty Recovery like?

Following rhinoplasty surgery, patients should use ice to decrease swelling and keep their head elevated to reduce bleeding or swelling. Most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within two days. They are able to return to sedentary work or school approximately a week after surgery. It will be several weeks, however, before you’re entirely back to normal. Patients will have frequent follow-up visits with Dr. Weiss in the months after surgery, to check on healing progress.

Is Rhinoplasty combined with other cosmetic procedures?

A rhinoplasty procedure is often combined with chin or cheek augmentation procedures for optimal facial contouring and symmetry. For example, a chin augmentation with rhinoplasty can help to balance the facial proportions between the nose and chin. This creates a more natural-looking result without highlighting new nose too much.

REVISION RHINOPLASTY

Who is a good candidate for Revision Rhinoplasty?

Healthy men and women who have had a primary rhinoplasty and are not satisfied with the postoperative appearance or who are experiencing difficulty breathing through the nose may be candidates for revision rhinoplasty. . Dr. Weiss recommends for patients to wait at least a year from the time of their first rhinoplasty procedure before undergoing revision rhinoplasty. Patients should also understand that revision procedures are significantly more complex and difficult than primary rhinoplasty procedures.

How is Revision Rhinoplasty done?

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What is Revision Rhinoplasty recovery like?

The recovery period after revision rhinoplasty is similar to primary rhinoplasty cases, with an initial recovery of about five to seven days. Following the procedure, bruising and swelling will be most noticeable. Most patients are able to return to work or school within seven to ten days. While the most of the swelling will diminish within several months, the nose will continue to undergo healing for up to a year or more in some cases.

Is Revision Rhinoplasty combined with other facial cosmetic procedures?

Similar to a primary rhinoplasty procedure, a revision rhinoplasty procedure is sometimes combined with chin or cheek augmentation procedures for optimal facial contouring and symmetry. For example, a chin augmentation with rhinoplasty can help to balance the facial proportions between the nose and chin. This creates a more natural-looking result without highlighting new nose too much.

TEEN RHINOPLASTY

Who is a good candidate for Teen Rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for teen rhinoplasty is usually a healthy teen who has the proper motivations for undergoing the procedure. Female patients need to be at least 14 years old, and male patients should be at least 15 years old before undergoing a rhinoplasty.

How is Teen Rhinoplasty done?

With teen rhinoplasty, Dr. Weiss changes the configuration of the cartilage and bone under the skin. He typically performs a closed rhinoplasty, making the incision inside the nose where scars are not visible. When an incision is needed in the skin on the outside of the nose, Dr. Weiss performs an open rhinoplasty, and the incision is usually placed between the nostrils.

What is Teen Rhinoplasty recovery like?

Patients typically require 1-2 weeks of healing time. Minor bruising and swelling occur should be immediately following the procedure and can be reduced by applying ice and keeping the head upright. Since patients typically return to school in 1-2 weeks, careful consideration should be taken in the planning of a procedure so it does not disrupt school and other commitments.

Can I combine Teen Rhinoplasty with other cosmetic procedures?

Similar to a primary rhinoplasty procedure, a teen rhinoplasty procedure is sometimes combined with chin or cheek augmentation procedures for optimal facial contouring and symmetry.

ETHNIC RHINOPLASTY

Who is a good candidate for Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Any male or female in good health who and wants to improve the appearance of their nose is a suitable candidate. Ethnic rhinoplasty patients commonly want the following procedures done to improve the appearance of their nose:

  • Nasal bridge augmentation
  • Narrowing and reshaping of the nostrils
  • Removal of humps and depressions
  • Increased definition of the tip

How is Ethnic Rhinoplasty done?

Similar to other forms of rhinoplasty, an ethnic rhinoplasty is performed by removing or reshaping the cartilage and bone beneath the skin. In some cases, cartilage grafts are added to help remodel the structure of the nose and enhance its overall appearance. Common practices include augmentation (building up) of the nasal bridge, lengthening and refining the tip of the nose, and narrowing the base of the nostrils.

What is Ethnic Rhinoplasty recovery like?

Following an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure, a patient should keep their head upright and apply ice to the area to minimize swelling and bleeding. Patients are usually able to return to their daily activities in 1-2 weeks. While most of the swelling will subside within a month, the patient’s face may be somewhat swollen for up to a year following the procedure.

Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty combined with other cosmetic procedures?

Similar to a primary rhinoplasty procedure, an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure is often combined with chin or cheek augmentation procedures for optimal facial contouring and symmetry.