Rhinoplasty Surgeon Newport Beach CA
Rhinoplasty – more commonly referred to as a nose job – is a surgical procedure designed to correct cosmetic and/or medical issues of a patient’s nose. For some people, their nose might be too large for their face, or have a bump or hook that causes them to feel self-conscious about their appearance. Other individuals may have asymmetrical nostrils or an unbalanced nose profile. Regardless of the cosmetic issue, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton can use the rhinoplasty procedure to help patients feel more confident about their facial appearance. Dr. Lawton specializes in rhinoplasty at her plastic surgery center in Newport Beach, CA.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
The best candidates for the rhinoplasty procedure are healthy individuals (non-smokers) who are 21+ and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. These candidates may need the following cosmetic issues addressed by rhinoplasty:
• Nose/facial symmetry
• Nose width
• Enlarged, bulbous, or misshapen nasal tip
• Large or wide nostrils
• Irregular nose profile
• And more
Dr. Lawton will help you determine if you’re a good candidate for the rhinoplasty procedure.
How is a Rhinoplasty Performed?
There are two types of incisions that can be made during the rhinoplasty procedure: inside the nose (which hides procedure scars), or on the narrow strip of skin and cartilage between the nostrils. The type of incision that should be used will ultimately be determined by the cosmetics issues you’d like to address. Once the incision has been made, Dr. Lawton will remove bone and cartilage to reshape the nose to the desired shape or appearance.
For the first few days after your rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll be required to wear splints; these splints help hold your new nose shape in place. The initial swelling and bruising should dissipate after the first few weeks of the procedure; however, patients should be aware that the final results from their rhinoplasty procedure may not be visible until a year later. Some swelling may return within that year-long period; this is a normal part of the healing process. Dr. Lawton will work with you to develop a personalized recovery plan.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
Dr. Lawton has a precise eye for detail, meaning she can reshape your nose in such a way that restores facial balance and symmetry. If you want to learn more about the rhinoplasty procedure and if you’re a good candidate, schedule your consultation with Dr. Lawton in Newport Beach, CA.