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Rhinoplasty Surgery

As the focal point of the face, the nose can greatly influence one’s beauty. Disproportionately sized and shaped noses can create unbalanced facial features. Fortunately, the slightest alterations and restructurings can improve your silhouette. However, the nose is a highly intricate structure that requires great technical know-how to be transformed properly. As a plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology, Dr. Jason Diamond has developed an elite reputation as a rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgeon. His skills and artistic judgment allow him to transform a nose from bulbous to elegant or from crooked to chiseled and masculine.

Dr. Diamond has become world renowned for creating noses that fit perfectly with an individual’s face. No two noses he creates look the same. Dr. Diamond understands that the most beautiful faces are those that are balanced and symmetrical, and he is able to create noses that fit most harmoniously with a patient’s facial anatomy to maximize their aesthetic structure and beauty.

Dr. Diamond has practices globally and has visited the Middle East and Russia more than any American surgeon has. He has vast knowledge and experience with how standards of beauty differ culturally, and he will thoroughly counsel the patient on what nose shape best fits their face as well and how it will meet their culture’s ideals of beauty.

Achieved With Rhinoplasty Surgery

Changes to the Structure

A nose that is too large, too small, or crooked can affect the beautiful symmetry of the face.

A misshapen nose can occur naturally or as a result of an injury. Dr. Diamond can resculpt the nose by adding or removing cartilage and bone. He can correct wide bridges, nasal humps, drooping tips, and a variety of other malformations.

It is Dr. Diamond’s goal to give each patient a nose that is perfectly tailored to his or her face. He believes that the secret to a natural-looking nose is constructing a style that fits each patient. He utilizes different techniques depending on whether he is crafting a delicate, feminine nose or a chiseled, masculine one.

Correction of Breathing Abnormalities

Many patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery have breathing abnormalities associated with poor nose structure.

The most common structural issue is a crooked nasal septum (the cartilage that separates the nasal passageways). Deviated septums can create breathing problems that may lead to snoring and sleep apnea. As a nasal function specialist, Dr. Diamond can correct structural irregularities that affect breathing. Restoring your ability to breathe can tremendously improve your quality of life.

Changes to the Size of the Nostrils

Rhinoplasty surgery can correct more than the bridge and tip of the nose.

Some patients are self-conscious about the size of their nostrils. They can be disproportionate to the size of the nose or appear asymmetrical to each other. During your surgery, Dr. Diamond can improve the appearance of your nostrils to provide a cohesive look to the rest of your nose.

What Does Rhinoplasty Entail?

Procedure

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed using local or general anesthesia depending on the patient and length of the procedure. Dr. Diamond creates incisions that provide him with access to the nasal bone and cartilage. He modifies the bone and cartilage by removing material from certain sections and building up others.

Closed Technique

A closed rhinoplasty is the traditional technique. It involves creating the incisions inside the nasal passageways. Dr. Diamond is skilled in this technique but feels that it limits visibility and may create unnecessary complications.

Open Technique

Open rhinoplasty is a more modern technique. The incisions located on the base of the nose between the nostrils, known as the columella, allow Dr. Diamond to pull the skin back. Doing so provides a clearer view and reveals the underlying nasal structures.

Dr. Diamond believes that building a structurally secure nose will prevent it from becoming misshapen in the future. He uses cartilage grafts to reinforce weak structures of the nose. Cartilage grafts can be created from either natural nasal cartilage, ear or rib cartilage, or the synthetic material Medpor®.

Recovery

After your surgery, a nasal splint will be placed over your nose for support, and nasal packing inside the nose provides additional support. The nasal packing will affect your ability to breathe, and it may take some time to adjust.

You will most likely experience facial bruising, swelling, and discomfort, but medication will be prescribed to control your pain. Your face will be puffy, and the areas around your eyes may swell. Keeping your head elevated during the first few days post-surgery will help reduce swelling. It is necessary to limit physical activity for a few days to weeks.

Your surgical packing will be removed after four to seven days, and the split will be removed after seven to ten days. It is normal for swelling and bruising to last well over two weeks. During this period, you should avoid all strenuous physical activity.

Scars

With a closed technique, all incisions are made inside the nasal passageways, so there is no visible scarring. An open technique does leave slight scarring, but the scar is inconspicuously located on the underside of the nose. With Dr. Diamond’s skill, he can help reduce the amount of scarring. Often any visible scarring associated with an open technique will fade over time.

Cost

A myriad of factors can affect the total cost of rhinoplasty surgery, including the surgeon fees, location, surgical facility fee, anesthesia fees, medical tests, and prescriptions. However, choosing a surgeon should be based on quality, training, and experience - not cost. There is no denying the refined, natural results that come from having your procedure performed by a world-renowned plastic surgeon.

Pain

Like all surgeries, there will be post-operative pain. You will be prescribed pain medication to treat the pain. A cold compress can also be used to help minimize swelling and pain.

What if a Revision Rhinoplasty Is Necessary?

For a few unfortunate patients, their Rhinoplasty does not yield the desired results. This usually results from a poor aesthetic judgment or older techniques, or a combination thereof. They either chose an under-qualified surgeon to perform the procedure or complications during the healing process distorted the shape of the nose.This problem is completely avoidable when done correctly the first time. However, when problems do occur, revision Rhinoplasty can help, but it is far more difficult than the primary surgery. Scar tissue and lack of cartilage all increase the complications of an already complicated procedure. Dr. Diamond specializes in revision Rhinoplasty and is highly experienced in using a variety of grafting techniques that support a new nose. It is his passion and understanding of nasal anatomy that allow him to achieve outstanding results.

Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

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Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty Surgery

A: When a properly planned rhinoplasty is executed by a qualified plastic surgeon, its results will be long lasting. Barring any unforeseen complications, your beautiful nose will be yours forever and continue to age naturally. It is important to maintain a relationship with your surgeon and return for all follow-up visits so that any potential problems can be detected and addressed.
A: Because rhinoplasty is primarily a cosmetic procedure, insurance doesn’t cover it. However, insurance companies may cover partial costs of a surgery performed to correct a breathing abnormality. Discuss with your surgeon and insurance company to determine if this can apply to you.
A: Rhinoplasty surgery should only be performed once all facial growth is completed. This typically occurs at sixteen or seventeen years of age but may vary from person to person.
A: Dr. Diamond can use computer imaging to visually alter your nose. This will allow you to have an idea of how your nose may look after surgery.
A: You should wait at least a year before undergoing revision rhinoplasty surgery. This allows for all residual swelling to subside. Even minor swelling can affect the appearance of the nose, and once it’s gone your nose may achieve a look you are satisfied with. You should also wait so the surrounding scar tissue has a chance to soften. Hard scar tissue makes revision surgery much more difficult.