Posts for tag: Rhinoplasty

By Dr. Sassan Falsafi
December 18, 2014
Category: Uncategorized
Tags: Rhinoplasty  

Find out what it’s like to get rhinoplasty in Lafayette.

One study conducted by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) found a rise in plastic surgery in conjunction with an increase in “selfies”. Social media has certainly made us more aware of our looks and if you’ve been contemplating getting plastic surgery, particularly rhinoplasty in Lafayette, then you will want to weigh the pros and cons before opting for this cosmetic treatment.

What is rhinoplasty?

You may also have heard people refer to rhinoplasty as nose reshaping or simply “nose job”. This simple cosmetic procedure in Lafayette can correct and improve your nose’s shape and appearance, as well as any breathing issues you may have as a result of structural defects.

What does the procedure entail?

This is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under local or general anesthesia. Once the anesthesia is administered, your surgeon will make small incisions in the nostrils. Then the inner bone and the cartilage of the nose are moved and reshaped to produce a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.

What is the recovery process like after rhinoplasty in Lafayette?

Many patients will wear a splint on their nose for about a week. They may experience swelling, bruising and some minor discomfort after surgery, but the symptoms should ease up after a few days. Some swelling is expected for a few months after treatment. Patients can also return to more strenuous activities (e.g. running) about three to six weeks after rhinoplasty,

What does rhinoplasty treat?

Rhinoplasty can reshape and change the proportions of your nose to help fix structural problems or aesthetic flaws including large nostrils, asymmetrical noses, bridge humps, and bulbous or drooping noses. Rhinoplasty can also be used to treat a deviated septum to help open up the airways and allow better airflow.

Keep in mind that no one has a completely symmetrical face, so even the results of rhinoplasty will not produce perfect symmetrical noses; however, our goal for any cosmetic procedure is to produce results that give you ideal facial proportions.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you aren’t happy with the shape or appearance of your nose, or you have problem breathing due to a deviated septum, then rhinoplasty might be a good option for you. However, the best way to tell whether this treatment is ideal for you is to come in to see our Lafayette plastic surgeon for a consultation. Call us today to schedule an appointment with us!

By Dr. Sassan Falsafi
November 25, 2013
Category: ENT
Tags: Rhinoplasty   Lafayette  
Lafayette CA RhinoplastyHave you ever thought about reshaping your nose?  Whether you are unhappy with the nose you were born with, or you suffered from an injury that distorted your nose, rhinoplasty might be a solution for you. As a Lafayette area ENT, Dr. Sassan Falsafi offers rhinoplasty to reshape your nose.
Whether you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose or need surgery to improve breathing, one thing is clear: nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose.  If you have ever wondered how nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, could improve your looks, self-confidence, or health, it is important to understand how rhinoplasty is performed and what you can expect.

So, How do You Know if Rhinoplasty is right for you?

As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are vital.  Dr. Falsafi will also explain rhinoplasty for Lafayette residents so that you can better understand this procedure before taking the next step.  With rhinoplasty in Lafayette, Dr. Falsafi works to improve the nose aesthetically, making it harmonize better with other facial features. 
Your skin type, background and age are all important factors to be considered in discussions with Dr. Falsafi prior to surgery.  Before your nose can be altered through rhinoplasty, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age fifteen or sixteen.  Exceptions are cases in which breathing is severely impaired.

Recovering in Lafayette from Rhinoplasty

When you first undergo rhinoplasty, your new nose will not be fully evident, as there is a recovery period.  Your recovery period will vary considerably from one person to another, as it is based on the individual.  How quickly you heal after rhinoplasty from our Lafayette ENT, Dr. Falsafi, depends on many factors, including:
  • The extent of your nose surgery
  • Your personal resilience factors
  • Your surgeon’s skill set
  • How closely you follow Dr. Falsafi’s pre and postoperative instructions
Remember to discuss your recovery with Dr. Sassan Falsafi during your initial consultation so that you can prepare for proper healing and care. At your initial consultation for rhinoplasty in Lafayette, you will be able to get a general idea of what to expect during and after your procedure.  If taking time of work or school is a consideration, or if others are dependent on you, please plan accordingly.
Contact Dr. Sassan Falsafi, our Board Certified Otolaryngologist, Face & Neck Surgeon, at (925) 299-9919.

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