What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed by Dr. Kevin Sadati in his Orange County office. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that corrects a nose that is too large, crooked or that has an undesired shape from birth or due to a facial injury. Cosmetic changes are usually made during a rhinoplasty procedure by adding or removing bone or cartilage to create a natural looking result and prevent future breathing issues. Adding supporting cartilage is an important step to prevent the collapse of the nasal valve, that is why it is important to find a facial plastic surgeon with an ENT background. This way the function of the patient’s nose is taken in to account along with the cosmetic changes being made. People throughout California and the entire United States realize that rhinoplasty, a cosmetic nasal surgery, provides them the opportunity to improve their facial image while at the same time improving their interior state of mind. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon and ENT specialist, so patients come from Orange County and beyond to have him work on them.
With every rhinoplasty that he completes, Dr. Sadati has one goal. He wants to make sure that the new nose is in perfect harmony with the rest of the facial features. He knows it is important to give the patient what he or she is looking for, but he also knows what will look best on that particular patient at the same time. He strives to strike the perfect balance between providing what a patient wants while at the same time taking ethnicity, facial features and lifestyle into account. He is a highly-skilled surgeon and will use a variety of different surgical techniques to ensure each patient gets the best results possible. He wants to bring out the patient’s inner beauty as well as highlight all that is naturally beautiful about each patient.
Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed while the patient is under general anesthesia. Some patients might want to consider twilight anesthesia. This procedure requires the anesthesiologist to use a local anesthetic, and the patient is then put to sleep using IV or oral sedation. Patients interested in this option should discuss it with the surgeon at the consultation or pre-operative appointment.
Patients need to know that after the surgery is done, a nasal splint will be placed on the nose. This should remain in place for a week while the nose sets into place. It helps to minimize pain, reduce swelling as well as protect the nose from injury. The average patient can go out into the public arena again within one to two weeks, but contact sports and dangerous activities should be avoided for at least four weeks.
Dr. Sadati recognizes how important comfort is for every patient. He gives each patient individual pre-operative and post-operative instructions that are designed to help minimize bruising and swelling as well as help patients manage their pain. Dr. Sadati knows that there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to facial plastic surgery procedures, and he emphasizes that each patient is an individual. This personalized attention and care have earned Dr. Sadati the reputation as one of the most well-liked and well-trusted surgeons in California.