Nasal surgery, clinically referred to as rhinoplasty and commonly as a nose job, is performed for a variety of reasons.
With functional rhinoplastic (for a health-related concern), Newport Beach rhinoplasty specialist and premier female plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton may reset or reshape the nose after an injury such as a broken nose that follows a sports or auto accident. Nasal surgery is also performed to improve breathing, or to restore appearance or nasal function, or both.
Candidates for a “Nose Job”
A cosmetic rhinoplasty (for a cosmetic concern) from board-certified, Newport Beach-based plastic surgeon Dr. Lawton, will surgically change the size, shape, and outward appearance of the nose. This nasal surgery can soften, define, or enhance a patient’s appearance*. With skill and attention to the individual’s face, bone structure, and muscle composition, nasal surgeon Dr. Lawton seeks to transform the nose into an asset that enhances the face, rather than detracts from it. She uses her clinical skill to transform the bulky or bulbous nose, the poorly defined nasal tip, and noses marred by a hump. A nose job by a rhinoplasty specialist like Dr. Lawton can result in a nose that compliments facial features and looks completely natural.
Rhinoplasty can enhance appearance and self-confidence. You will be able to discuss your nose job expectations with Dr. Lawton in her Newport Beach office and see the surgical suite before you decide whether to have nasal surgery.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement in the way they look, and not looking for perfection. If you’re both physically and psychologically healthy, and realistic in your expectations, a qualified nasal surgeon like Dr. Lawton will likely assess you as a good candidate for nasal surgery.
The Nose Grows (No Teens Allowed)
Age may also be a consideration. Many nasal surgeons prefer not to operate on teenagers until after they’ve completed their growth spurt—around age 14 or 15 for girls, and a bit later for boys. Consideration of a teenagers’ social and emotional adjustment is important to make sure a rhinoplasty is what they want, and not to meet their parents’ expectations. You will be able to discuss all nose job-related issues with Newport Beach plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Tenley Lawton in her Orange County office during a private, unrushed consultation.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Nasal surgery can be performed with either an internal or an external incision depending on what needs to be corrected. In general, if a significant amount of tip work and extensive correction of the nasal structure is required, then the nasal surgeon will use a small camouflaged incision. This procedure, performed in Dr. Lawton’s Newport Beach office, is known as an open rhinoplasty. Otherwise, minor changes in the nose are performed through a nasal surgery that involves internally placed nasal incisions. The nose job surgery will vary from 1 to 3 hours in length based on the extent of change and correction required. All facial plastic surgery (including rhinoplasty) is performed in Dr. Lawton’s Newport Beach accredited surgery center or nearby hospital as an outpatient surgery.
Before moving forward with choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty it’s important that you understand what qualifies some surgeons more than others. Dr. Tenley Lawton isn’t “lumped in” as a cosmetic surgeon in Newport Beach, rather she has the unique distinction of being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which makes her a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Earning this type of certification requires a great deal of training and expertise which makes Dr. Lawton a solid choice to perform your nose job or rhinoplasty surgery.