Rhinoplasties for Better Breathingali.adibfar2019-09-12T10:46:01-04:00
A rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job,’ is often thought of as a cosmetic procedure. While many patients seek a more aesthetically-pleasing nose, rhinoplasties also serve to provide functional and reconstructive improvements for better breathing and health. Our noses allow us to breathe, smell, filter, as well as clean the air of any debris that may attempt to enter our nostrils. Due to these functions, rhinoplasty is a complex surgery that should be considered an art — it entails the expertise of a surgeon who can combine his or her techniques to accommodate the form, function and aesthetic perception of a patient’s nose.
Patients come to Elements Spa seeking a rhinoplasty for various reasons. While the obvious may be for cosmetic reasons, in this article we’ll be focusing more on the functional structure of the nose. Patients choose board-certified Dr. Adibfar to perform a rhinoplasty after incurring trauma to their nose from a car accident, after running into something or even after an injury from a physical sport. Others may opt for a rhinoplasty due to some nasal obstruction or a twisted septum (either from injury or birth), making it incredibly difficult to breathe.
Fortunately, breathing problems can be solved and improved via rhinoplasty. It’s incredibly important that patients are aware that rhinoplasties are very complex procedures. Dr. Adibfar must not only consider the function of the nose (for optimal breathing), but also the aesthetics alongside the patient’s desired goals. A rhinoplasty may require straightening of the nose, which involves Dr. Adibfar contouring and mobilizing the bones and cartilages manually. The anatomic subtlety and detail of this breathing organ requires many years for a surgeon to understand and master. Fortunately, in the last decade, techniques have been developed to limit apparent risks, provide more predictable results, and eliminate any concerns for creating unnatural-looking results.
Recovery time typically requires that patients take 7-10 days off from work or school post-surgery. After initial recovery, patients can resume their daily activities. The nose itself is comprised of very delicate soft tissue that has just been remodelled during surgery. Swelling will gradually dissolve over the next 12 months as finer details begin to peek through. While peers may not notice any swelling 3 or 6 months into recovery, rest assured that the area is slowly continuing to heal both inside and out.
Elements Spa’s board-certified Dr. Adibfar has many years of experience performing rhinoplasties on patients of all ethnicities, ages, and backgrounds. While improving a patient’s breathing, Dr. Adibfar assesses each patient’s facial features to assure their new nose shape fits harmoniously and in proportion to the rest of the face. Patients will find relief in knowing that Dr. Adibfar (delete the following in parentheses:and his astute medically-trained staff) offers the utmost level of confidence due to his unique and focused expertise, experience and passion that he has developed over many years. Dr. Adibfar provides realistic results that not only preserve or improve a patient’s breathing, but also look more attractive and aesthetically-pleasing.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Adibfar will listen and discuss your goals for the appearance and function of your nose. While considering your options, Dr. Adibfar will also tailor a plan utilizing his specialized techniques for a more functional nose that allows for efficient breathing while still looking great.