Nose Surgery Inland Empire
As the center most focus of the face, your nose provides character and unique quality to your appearance. Dr. Wali knows that no two noses are alike. His extensive experience with rhinoplasty and love for art and aesthetics make nose surgery one of his most sought after and highly executed procedures. Rhinopolasty, more commonly known as a “nose job” in the Inland Empire is a procedure to reshape the nose in order to create a more pleasing look and, in some instances, to correct severe breathing problems. With approximately 400,000 operations performed each year, rhinoplasty is considered the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. Rhinoplasty usually involves reducing the size of the nose by removing and sculpting the nasal tissues in order to enhance the facial appearance. Dr. Wali is careful to create results that are unique to each individual, and depend upon such factors as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic contributions, and age. Dr. Wali is familiar with the many nuances of various ethnicities physical characteristics and he pays special attention to personal preference and cultural identity to create results that uphold every ideal of beauty.
Traditionally, a “nose job” was performed only to correct major problems. However, recent surgical innovations allow for individuals to benefit from more moderate improvements from the procedure as well. In general, having nose surgery provides the patient with better facial balance and proportion creating an overall improvement in their appearance.
If you have any questions about our Inland Empire nose surgery or would like to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wali, please feel free to call our office at 909-624-4440.
Why consider Nose Surgery?
- Bring a better proportion to the nose and facial features.
- Reduce the size of the nose that is too large or too wide.
- Correct an overly arched or “Roman” nose.
- Re-form a crooked or elongated nose tip.
- Restore the nose if damaged from an accident or sports injury.
- Help with breathing problems by rebuilding the nasal passage.
- Treat nasal deformities caused at birth.
The rhinoplasty procedure lasts from one to three hours. Dr. Wali may elect to utilize either local or general anesthesia, depending upon the complexity of the operation. The choice of anesthesia will be discussed thoroughly with the patient prior to surgery. To begin the surgery, tiny incisions are made which allow the surgeon to access the underlying nasal structure. Once the skin is opened, the cartilage and bone are reshaped to form the basis for the new look. Dr. Wali utilizes two basic methods while performing nose surgery. These methods are referred to as the ‘open’ and the ‘closed’ techniques. The open technique allows for maximum visibility and control over the procedure. The incision used in the open technique is placed in-between the nostrils on the columella (the medial nostril strip). In the closed technique, the incisions are internal and heal faster; however, there is less surgical control over the outcome. Dr. Wali will discuss which technique is best when the patient arrives for the initial consultation visit.
Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and to reduce the recovery time. Some swelling may be noticed; however, any swelling will disappear within a few weeks. A splint, bandages, and/or gauze are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize movement of the nose. Patients must refrain from smoking for several weeks before and after the surgery. In addition, any corrective glasses that are worn must be taped up and off the nose. The nose will need to be well-protected from the sun for the first year after the procedure while the body is adjusting to the new look. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the surgery. Pain can be effectively treated with oral medication and/or cold compresses. If rhinoplasty is being utilized to correct a breathing problem or nose deformity, the procedure may be covered under the patient’s insurance policy.