Nose Surgery

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery -  - Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery & Plastic Surgery located in Pasadena, CA

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is such a popular procedure today because of its power to enhance your whole face. By changing the size, shape, or profile of your nose, you can capture the ideal proportional look to enhance your other features. At The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, Husam Elias, MD, DMD, FACS, performs nose surgery on-site in a hospital-grade surgery center in Pasadena, California. Call the office or use online scheduling today.

Nose Surgery Q & A

How does nose surgery change my nose?

At The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery, nose surgery is highly customizable. When you come in for your consultation, you discuss your personal wishes and goals so your surgeon can determine exactly what type of corrections you need for optimal results. Some of the many possible changes you can make include:

  • Reducing overall nose size
  • Removing bumps or depressions
  • Altering the size and shape of your nostrils
  • Straightening a curved or crooked nose
  • Changing nose bridge width
  • Enhancing general nose symmetry

Ethnic rhinoplasty is also available, which means your surgeon can make the changes you want while retaining your natural ethnic appearance.

Although nose surgery is usually cosmetic, it's also a corrective surgery in some cases. Your surgeon can repair a deviated nasal septum or other structural problems that inhibit clear breathing and detract from your appearance. 

The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery also offers post-traumatic rhinoplasty. After trauma to the nose, internal bleeding and structural damage can cause a blood clot within your nose. This can potentially get infected, causing nasal cartilage death and lasting deformity. Your surgeon can prevent this outcome by repairing nose damage as soon as it happens. 

How are open and closed nose surgeries different?

With a closed nose surgery, your surgeon creates incisions within your nose. This type of surgery is often ideal for simple repairs, but for major changes or trauma, open nose surgery is usually preferred. In an open nose surgery, your surgeon creates the incision between your nostrils and then they can reach all of your nasal structures to perform the necessary repairs. Although you'll have a scar with open nose surgery, your surgeon conceals it in your nose's natural contours.

What happens after my nose surgery?

After nose surgery, your surgeon places a splint to keep your nose stable. You'll wear the splint for around a week, and your surgeon removes it during your postoperative appointment at The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery so you can see your new nose.

Keep in mind that it's normal to have some swelling for a few weeks so you might not get the full effect for a while. Over the next few months, your tissues heal fully, and you can see the final refined results from your nose surgery.

Book your Pasadena rhinoplasty consultation by calling The Pacific Coast Center for Oral, Facial & Cosmetic Surgery or booking online now.