Simon Madorsky, MD Premier Orange County
Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

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Rhinoplasty | Reshaping the Nose

When people come to see premier facial plastic surgeon Dr. Simon Madorsky for Rhinoplasty, it is because they want to change the size or shape of the nose, repair damage, or even improve breathing. Dr Madorsky is a double board certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and ENT, Head and Neck Surgeon. With over 20 years experience he understands that the nose is the most prominent facial feature and plays a vital role in the appearance of the face.

 

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or reshaping of the nose, is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed. Whether a dramatic change is needed, or often only a slight change, the procedure can greatly improve one's appearance. Dr Madorsky performs Rhinoplasty to create a nose that is more complimentary and in proportion with the rest of the facial features. Rhinoplasty should not be done until facial growth is complete - age 15 for girls and age 17 for boys.

The ideal profile varies with every face. Sometimes it is not that the nose is too large; it is the chin that is too small causing the profile to lack balance. A chin implant, either by itself or in combination with Rhinoplasty, Dr Madorsky can achieve an aestheically pleasing profile.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty, is done under general anesthesia in an outpatient surgery center. Post operative discomfort is mild. Nasal packing the first night will result in mouth breathing which may make it difficult to sleep. Pain medications and sleeping with the head elevated will help. Mild to moderate bruising and swelling will last about a week. Subtle swelling, especially in the tip, will last for a couple of months.

Often there is a plastic splint on the nasal bridge for protection the first week after surgery. Work and regular activities can be resumed in less than a week.

Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

  • Wide or crooked bridge

  • Hump on the bridge

  • Droopy or bulbous tip

  • Nose is too large or too small

  • Unbalanced profile

  • Obstructed breathing due to a deviated septum

  • Correct previous nasal trauma