Rhinoplasty in New Jersey
The reshaping of the nose is one of the most precise, exciting, and in some cases challenging parts of any plastic surgeon’s work. Rhinoplasty is also called nose job. This is where long term experience is of the utmost importance. The final shape of a nose is obvious a month after surgery, but the true, final results will take a year or two to be revealed. Rhinoplasty or “nose job” in popular language consists of modification of the nasal dorsum or the hump as well as changes made to the nasal tip. There are people who have an adequate tip shape and only need a hump reduction. Most of the time, after a hump reduction, the width of the nose has to be changed by bringing the side bones together. This is called osteotomy and is the primary cause of bruising after rhinoplasty. In the face, a pure tip rhinoplasty causes almost no bruising. We can divide the rhinoplasty procedure into two distinct parts: one is the reshaping of the nasal pyramid and the other is the reshaping of the tip which is called a tip rhinoplasty.
Open Rhinoplasty New Jersey
The open approach is used to expose the tip cartilages by elevating the skin over the lower cartilages that make the shape of the tip. Dr. Rafizadeh in Morristown has a large experience in New Jersey in rhinoplasty and open technique with hundreds of satisfied patient and very low revision rate. He does not perform the open approach on every rhinoplasty as a matter of routine, but instead reserves this procedure for patients with wide or asymmetric tips or in secondary rhinoplasties where precise suturing of the cartilages and tip grafts are necessary. A small step incision is made across the columella and extended within the nose to allow separation of the skin from the tip cartilages. Then, under direct vision and with good exposure, the cartilages are sutured together or within each individual cartilage to create the new shape.
Secondary Rhinoplasty In New jersey
This procedure is used to correct deformities that are caused by a previous surgery on the nose. Some of the older techniques have left behind results that are less than desirable with deformities of tips and the dorsum of the nose. There has been over-resection of cartilages and scarring, causing major aesthetic and functional problems. Dr. Rafizadeh welcomes secondary rhinoplasties and has helped countless patients who suffer from a previous surgery.
This procedure deals with a wide boxy tip, a pinched tip, or an asymmetric tip. These deformities could be primary or secondary to a previous surgery done elsewhere. This often involves an open approach.
Septoplasty or Resection
Many patients have difficulty breathing because the nasal septum that divides the two nasal cavities is crooked or deviated, causing obstruction. In these cases, a septoplasty is performed to improve breathing. Septoplasty can be done by itself or can be combined with a rhinoplasty. The septum is also a great source of cartilage grafts such as columella struts. or spreader grafts.
Correction of the plunging tip in New Jersey
A long droopy tip is often necessary for cosmetic reasons, but this condition often causes difficulty breathing by causing turbulence within the nose. The correction often requires the shortening of the nose and elevation of the nasal tip with a columella strut. Dr. Rafizadeh in Morristown New Jersey has an innovative procedure to deal with this condition.
Nasal Surgery Recovery
The splint which is taped to the nose is removed after one week. By then, the nasal shape is obvious, but it will take a month for the majority of the swelling to go away. There could be variable amounts of bruising and swelling. The nose will continue to evolve for a total of two years until the final shape becomes apparent. Most people can go to work within ten days after surgery.
Consultation for Rhinoplasty with Dr. Rafizadeh
This will take an hour during which a careful evaluation of the nose’s form and function is performed. A computer simulation is done as a means of communication. This also allows the patient to get an idea for what they will look like after the surgery.