Rhinoplasty in Oakville
Given its position front and center of the face, it’s hard to underestimate the impact your nose can have on your overall appearance. For many people, the size, shape and contours of this prominent facial feature can leave them feeling less than thrilled with their overall look. Luckily, rhinoplasty at ICLS gives patients the chance to improve their facial aesthetics and gain confidence in their appearance.
What is Rhinoplasty
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty has long been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries available. Beyond transforming a person’s facial appearance, the procedure can also be used to alleviate breathing problems.
While the transformation may be subtle, the procedure is among the most complicated surgeries for several key reasons. For starters, the nose is a prominent facial feature and is often the key component of balance and symmetry of the face. Poorly performed rhinoplasties can compromise this balance and leave patients with less than desirable results that unfortunately require later correction.
The structure of the nose also complicates the procedure. Unlike other parts of the body, the nose is made up of cartilage, bone, and skin. During treatment, Dr. Zamani and Dr. Khanna must carefully reshape each of these components while thinking of how they work together – ensuring the final results look natural. The structure of the nose is also important to allow for proper breathing. Complications caused by poorly executed rhinoplasties can cause the inner structures to collapse, compromising a person’s ability to breathe through their nose.
While these are important considerations, choosing an expert facial plastic surgeon with years of experience can ensure your successful treatment and beautiful results.
When to Consider a Nose Job
There’s a reason why rhinoplasties are so popular – they’re incredibly effective at transforming a person’s entire appearance. With this one procedure, patients can address cosmetic concerns such as:
- Bumps or depressions along the nasal bridge
- Nostrils that are too large, wide or crooked
- Disproportionate nose width or size
- Nasal tip that is too large, droops or is hooked
Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty
As with any other cosmetic procedure, patients have plenty of questions as they consider whether nose reshaping is the right treatment for them. To help guide your research, Dr. Zamani and Dr. Khanna have compiled a list of some of the top rhinoplasty questions you may have. For more details or specific questions about your upcoming nose job, be sure to call and schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgery specialists.
Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?
Nose reshaping surgery can be a life changing procedure for many men and women. For the best results, top candidates for the procedure are individuals whose facial growth is complete, are physically healthy enough to undergo surgery and are non-smokers. While smokers may be eligible for treatment, cigarette use causes an increased risk of complications during surgery and may extend recovery time.
What happens during a rhinoplasty?
Every rhinoplasty is customized to meet each patients’ specific needs and objectives, but there are some steps that all rhinoplasties have in common. Incisions are made within the nostrils, through which the inner bone and cartilage are reshaped into their final position. In more complex cases where Dr. Zamani and Dr. Khanna need to make more significant changes to the nasal tissue, they may make the incision below the nose across the columella – the tissue that separates the nostrils.
The skin of the nose is then lifted, and our experts will reshape your nose by either removing excess bone or cartilage or grafting donor cartilage from the septum inside the nose, ear, or rib into the correct position. Once the desired contours are created, the nasal skin is moved back into position and the incisions are closed with sutures.
What can I expect during my rhinoplasty?
Most rhinoplasties are outpatient procedures – patients come in for their procedure and go home to recover on the same day. During the actual surgery, you can expect to be placed under general anesthesia. This ensures your comfort throughout the procedure.
What can I expect during rhinoplasty recovery?
While rhinoplasty recovery isn’t usually described as very painful, it can be uncomfortable for several weeks after surgery. To help protect your nose’s new internal structure, you will wear a protective splint for the first week. Bruising and swelling are also common side effects that can leave patients’ faces feeling extremely tender or sensitive. To alleviate this discomfort, Dr. Zamani and Dr. Khanna may prescribe pain medications along with antibiotics to reduce swelling and prevent infection.
How do I correct a rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty complications are an unfortunate yet common occurrence that can leave patients less than satisfied with their final appearance. Luckily, the surgical team at ICLS is here to help. Our experts excel in revision rhinoplasty and have helped countless patients regain confidence in their looks.
How to Choose an Experienced Nose Job Surgeon
The first step to a successful rhinoplasty is choosing the right plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. In addition to board-certification, look for surgical professionals with expertise in facial plastic surgery. As you research potential providers and schedule consultations, be sure to ask questions about their experience treating concerns similar to yours and ask for examples of their work. A great surgeon will be able to walk you through the procedure and thoroughly answer any questions you might have.
In Oakville, plastic surgeons Dr. Julie Khanna and Dr. Maryam Zamani are proud to offer world-class rhinoplasty services to all patients. As board-certified, fellowship-trained aesthetic plastic surgeons, both women have extensive experience completing complex procedures, including cosmetic rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Through the team’s highly tailored approach to surgical planning, Dr. Khanna and Dr. Zamani have gained a reputation for helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals and gain renewed confidence in their appearances.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today
For countless men and women, undergoing a nose job can be a transformative experience that leaves them feeling renewed and attractive. At ICLS, our team of surgical experts is here to help guide you through the process and ensure you achieve the results you’re looking for. Learn more about rhinoplasty in Oakville and the greater Toronto area by scheduling your consultation with our surgical team today. Call 905-842-2262 today to get started.