Re-sculpting the shape of the nose for an improved appearance
Rhinoplasty is a nose procedure that requires one hour or two to complete. During the surgery, Dr. Lesavoy will separate the skin of the nose from the bone and cartilage. The framework will be sculpted to achieve the desired shape.
The sculpting procedure varies depending on the extent of the problem and the technique chosen by Dr. Lesavoy. Following the reshaping process, the nasal skin will be re-draped over the bone and cartilage.
If the nostrils are wide, small amounts of skin can be removed from the base, allowing them to be closer together. Most surgeries are performed inside the nose, which means the incision will be inside the nostrils.
When the incisions are made, the surgeon will have access to the cartilage and bone. The internal framework of the nose will be sculpted for a more desirable shape. After the surgery, a splint can be applied to help maintain the new shape of your nose. The septum may need to be stabilized, which can be achieved by having nasal packs of soft plastic splints placed inside the nostrils.
Dr. Lesavoy is a Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeon who will approach the treatment by removing the hump with a chisel or rasp. The nasal bones will then be brought together to create a narrower bridge. The cartilage will be trimmed to re-sculpt the tip of the nose. The final result must look natural and not look “done.”
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are patients seeking an improvement in their appearance, are physically healthy, in a good mental state, and have realistic expectations. To discuss whether you meet the requirements to have a rhinoplasty, please call our office today and schedule a consultation.