Balance and harmonize the overall profile of the face through surgical sculpture of the nose.
Your nose can be your most prominent feature—it defines your profile and shapes your midface, bringing harmony and balance to the upper and lower face. However, if your nose is too small, too large, or has an unnatural curve to it, it can dramatically affect your appearance, drawing attention away from other beautiful and flattering features. If you feel self-conscious of your nose and can express what you would like to change about it, you may be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty procedure with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sadati in Newport Beach, CA.
Rhinoplasty is also known as a “nose job.” The purpose of this procedure is to reshape the nose and enhance its proportions and visual harmony with the other features. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing and correct problems with the structure of the nose.
For most patients, the purpose of a rhinoplasty is to enhance the appearance of the nose. This may entail reducing the overall size of the nose, reduce width of the nasal bridge, reduce bulbous or enlarged nostrils or nasal tip, reduce the appearance of a hump on the nasal bridge, or create a more symmetrical shape. The overall goal is to create a more symmetrical and balanced face.
It’s relatively common to perform rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum, which is one of the most common breathing impairments. A deviated septum partially obstructs the airway. By carefully correcting this problem, a rhinoplasty can create better alignment and improve the patient’s breathing.
A rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia. Once the patient is asleep, the internal and external part of the nose is numbed with Lidocaine. Once the nose is completely numb, incisions are made. The placement of these depends on whether you are having an open rhinoplasty (in which incisions are made on the columella on the outside of the nose) or a closed rhinoplasty (in which incisions are placed inside the nose.) Through these incisions, the nose is reshaped according to your cosmetic goals or functional needs. When these steps are complete, incisions can be closed using dissolvable sutures.
Traits that can be corrected with a rhinoplasty procedure generally include:
- Over- or under-projection of the bridge or tip
- A bridge or nostrils that are too wide or narrow
- A deviated septum or structure that impedes your breathing
During your extensive consultation, you will discuss your goals and questions about the procedure, which is one of the most important steps of your consultation process. Dr. Sadati will examine the inside of your nose to look for any signs of a deviated septum or injuries that may be causing cause breathing issues. This will help him to determine the best surgical technique for your nose that will yield a beautiful, harmonious result that is flattering and well-functioning.
Once your consultation is complete, our expert patient coordinators will ensure you’re educated and guided through every step of the booking process at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery & Aesthetic Lounge.
During your consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to ask Dr. Sadati whatever questions you may have about rhinoplasty. Before your appointment, take a moment to consider which questions you would like answers to. Some common questions include:
- Are you board-certified? Which certifications do you have?
- What kind of specialty training have you undergone?
- How long have you been performing rhinoplasty?
- Where will my rhinoplasty take place?
- Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty? Why or why not?
- What techniques would you use for my rhinoplasty?
- What can I expect from a recovery period after a rhinoplasty?
- What risks or complications associated with the surgery do I need to be aware of?
- What can I expect my nose to look like after rhinoplasty?
For many plastic surgeons, aesthetics come before functionality when performing rhinoplasty techniques. A specialist in facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Sadati places equal importance on your visual results and anatomical ones. Rhinoplasty can be a complex surgery due to the unique and intricate structure of the nose, and Dr. Sadati prefers to focus on subtle and small changes that are sure to leave the integrity of the nose intact. A certain type of nose may not be flattering for every patient, so Dr. Sadati can recommend the best shape and contour for your unique face during your consultation.
We offer two common techniques for your rhinoplasty:
The open rhinoplasty technique uses a small incision under the nose to lift the skin of the nasal structure so that the underlying anatomy is exposed. This allows Dr. Sadati to craft the cartilage and bone to the desired shape. Grafts can also be used to create more projection in the bridge or tip.
The closed rhinoplasty technique can be more challenging, as the incisions are made inside the nose. With the right specialized plastic surgeon, this can yield excellent, subtle results.
In the days after surgery, some patients question their decision to undergo rhinoplasty. This is not unusual. It can be traumatic to experience the swelling and bruising that occur following rhinoplasty. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, remember that you are in the early phases of recovery and this feeling will pass. Second-guessing your surgery is normal. These thoughts generally disappear within a few days as the healing occurs. Remember that you’ve entrusted your nose to a highly skilled plastic surgeon with many years of experience.
It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others and to solicit feedback on our progress. Unfortunately, the input of family and friends can create emotional turmoil during your recovery. Please trust Dr. Sadati’s evaluation of your progress. As a top rhinoplasty surgeon, he has conducted thousands of surgeries in Orange County and will advise you what to expect. Finally, some patients become discouraged when friends or family don’t acknowledge that they’ve had a rhinoplasty. Sometimes the results are subtle—your friends may notice your facial improvement, but they may not be able to figure out what’s different. In other cases, your loved ones may be unsure of what to say. If you bring up the subject, you may discover that your friends may be very interested in discussing your rhinoplasty.
It is understandable that some patients experience sticker shock when they see the cost of a typical rhinoplasty procedure. However, it is more important than ever that patients understand that while it may cost more to work with an expert surgeon at Nose Job Recovery, it is well worth the investment. Other surgeons who charge less are most likely inexperienced, and probably do not give patients the same individual attention that Dr. Kevin Sadati provides at his Newport Beach practice. In order to help his patients better understand his prices, Dr. Sadati thinks it is important to explain to his Orange County patients the various factors that influence the end cost of the surgery.
Surgeon Experience and Expertise
Expert surgeons have spent years perfecting their craft, often investing in continuing education and spending more money to attend the best medical schools. This is why it costs more money to work with better surgeons. The less a person pays for a surgeon, the more inexperienced that professional is going to be in the operating room. Patients who go the cheap route have a much greater chance of requiring a revision procedure, which is not only more painful but also more expensive.
Patients will have to pay for this medical professional’s time and effort as well. Most patients that are undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure will be placed under general anesthesia. Some patients might qualify for twilight anesthesia, which is where the anesthesiologist uses a local numbing agent and an oral sedative to keep the patient comfortable during the procedure. Patients should discuss their anesthetic options with their surgeon.
There are several different types of facilities available for patients to choose from when they decide to have a cosmetic surgery performed. The most expensive facility is a traditional hospital room, which can cost thousands of dollars. Dr. Sadati prefers to use surgical centers, which provide patients with the cleanliness and care that they need. Most patients prefer this facility because it is moderately priced. The least expensive option is to have the surgery performed in the doctor’s office, which is not always the safest option for the patient.
A person who is going in for a primary rhinoplasty that only requires a few simple adjustments will find that their surgery will take less time and skill, and therefore be cheaper in the end. However, a patient who need a revision rhinoplasty will find that this surgery takes more time and also costs more money because it is a much more complex plastic surgery.
Dr. Sadati finds that patients who understand what determines the cost of surgery are more likely to make the right investment choice. Working with an experienced surgeon is bound to produce better results that stand the test of time, and patients are usually willing to the pay the price for a highly-skilled cosmetic surgeon.
When considering a rhinoplasty, there are a number of things you need to be aware of before selecting a cosmetic nose surgeon. First, you want to be sure to find a board-certified specialist that has vast rhinoplasty experience and expertise in the field of nasal surgery. Because of complex nasal anatomy, there are many different types of corrections that can be made to change the shape of a nose, and it is very important to find an expert facial plastic surgeon that offers a variety of options when it comes to changing your nose.
While some patients may only require a minor procedure to reduce a small bump on their nose, others may need a more complex surgery to reduce their noses size or shape. Dr. Kevin Sadati sub-specializes in nasal surgery and has been performing cosmetic nose surgery for over 15 years in Orange County. He has a vast amount of experience in all types of corrections to the nose and will take the time needed before scheduling your procedure to address any concerns you may have. He can also advise you on the wide range of options available. This type of doctor-patient partnership ensures a successful rhinoplasty when you’re comfortable and educated about the process.
Another important thing to consider when searching for a cosmetic nose surgeon is that rhinoplasty affects two important aspects of your nose. It is primarily used to correct structural problems, which can help patients improve their breathing. Because most rhinoplasty surgery is used to adjust the cartilage and bone that makes up the nose, great care must be taken to balance any changes made to these structures to maintain and improve breathing. Dr. Kevin Sadati is committed to maintaining this balance and takes a very holistic approach to any nose surgery he performs to ensure a good outcome for the patient in both cosmetic and functional areas.
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Dr. Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Orange County and Newport Beach, CA area and can plan a customized rhinoplasty procedure to ensure you get the best results from your unique treatment at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery and Aesthetic Lounge. We invite you to contact our office to schedule your private consultation with our rhinoplasty specialist to see what cosmetic options are available to you.
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What is revision rhinoplasty?
At the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, a large portion of our practice revolves around correcting and refining patient’s noses that have had Rhinoplasty surgery with another surgeon and were not happy with their nose job results. Revisional corrections in nasal surgery are the most difficult cases, but they often will result in the happiest patients.
There is no revision Rhinoplasty, or second nose job, problem that Dr. Kevin Sadati considers too challenging to repair. A basic nose surgery may be to simply reduce a hump on the bridge of a patient’s nose, and this type of surgery may only take an hour. A nose that requires more correction, such as the septum, narrowing the base, or changing the tip of the nose might take up to three hours and will be performed comfortably under general anesthesia.
Who is a revision rhinoplasty candidate?
Our goal at the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery, located in Orange County, is to provide an improvement in our patient’s self-esteem. An ideal revision nose job candidate is both psychologically and medically healthy and ready to take the necessary steps to get the perfect nose that they have always wanted. Furthermore, successful candidates are motivated to get through nasal surgery to fix their nose because of the random insensitive comments from friends, relatives, or associates.
It should be noted that candidates for Revision Rhinoplasty have realistic expectations and have a clear understanding of the risks and possible letdown of a less than perfect outcome. As with any surgery, there are no guarantees written or implied that they will get a perfect celebrity nose. Each patient is different and may experience dissimilar results.
What to expect in revision rhinoplasty recovery?
The average initial recovery phase for revision nose surgery is eight days. However, each patient will experience differing levels of recovery. About half of Dr. Kevin Sadati’s patients experience minor bruising around the eyes as a result of surgery, which can last up to a week. A nasal splint is required for recovery and must be worn for seven days after nose surgery. Despite horror stories that you may have heard about, Dr. Kevin Sadati does not use nose packing after his Revision Rhinoplasty surgery.
Nasal packing is an antiquated technique and not part of the Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery’s protocol. In fact, Dr. Kevin Sadati has not packed a nasal surgery in over 15 years. The nose will swell inside and out, which will reduce your nasal breathing flow for several weeks. After that, the airway will start to clear and your breathing will return to normal. Your rate of recovery is largely dependent on factors such as genetic background, overall state of health and lifestyle. Doctors are not solely responsible for the healing process. Dr. Kevin Sadati can facilitate, not accelerate, recovery. Post Revision Rhinoplasty healing is largely up to how well you take care of yourself.
What is it like to heal after nose surgery?
Your cooperation is essential. It is imperative that all written and verbal instructions are followed. We set guidelines for our patients in order for them to have a quick nose job recovery, and to prevent the occurrence of any complications during the healing process. The after-surgery instruction we provide are specific to each patient and will give you the best opportunity for healing, so you can go out and enjoy your new nose, sooner rather than later!
What is the first few days like after a nose job?
Sometimes patients experience a brief “let down” or period of depression after cosmetic surgery. This is mostly due to a set of unrealistic after surgery expectations. Some patients expect instant nose job results and it can be emotionally draining, but know that this too shall pass. Patients commonly question their decision to have RevisionRhinoplasty surgery during the first few days of recovery.
Second-guessing your initial decision is normal and as the healing occurs, these thoughts usually disappear quickly. If you feel depressed, just try to remember that this is a healing process, and there are stages for each phase. Be assured that you have entrusted your looks and your esteem to a highly skilled doctor with many years nose and sinus surgery experience. After your incisions heal and the swelling subsides, you will look and feel nothing less than wonderful!
What is the bilobed flap procedure?
The bilobed flap for reconstructive rhinoplasty is useful to repair nasal defects, especially after Mohs surgery. The Bilobed flap procedure has a variety of benefits over other nasal transposition procedures. It uses 2 lobes which allows it to cover more area by distributing more closure tension. This results in less doner skin needed than other procedures.
How much does liposuction cost?
Rhinoplasty (“nose job”) costs vary depending on location and the surgeon’s expertise and experience. As a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sadati charges approximately $5,350 for rhinoplasty, but fees vary based on a patient’s individual needs as well as the scope of the procedure.
How dangerous is a nose job?
When performed by a highly skilled cosmetic surgeon, rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure. Dr. Sadati has more than 600 5-star reviews and councils patients on what to expect, so you will be fully informed about your nose job.
How long is recovery from rhinoplasty?
Many of Dr. Sadati’s rhinoplasty patients return to work 7–10 days after their procedure. You may still have some bruising and swelling, but you can return to most normal, non-strenuous activities within two weeks.
Does a rhinoplasty hurt?
Dr. Sadati uses general anesthesia, so your procedure will be pain-free. Every patient has a different pain tolerance, but most patients only need ibuprofen to reduce discomfort after surgery. While recovering, you may have a headache or feel like you’re stuffed up, but this goes away as the swelling goes down.
Will the tip of my nose get smaller after rhinoplasty?
Dr. Sadati has more than a decade’s experience in performing tip rhinoplasty to fix round, drooping, or bulbous tips. He can refine your nose’s lower lateral cartilage to correct the shape of the tip as desired.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is a top facial plastic surgeon in the Newport Beach and Orange County area with over 15 years of facial and reconstructive surgery experience. He is particularly known for creating natural, subtle results for his patients who don't appear that they've had work done. This can be credited to his extensive experience, as well as his surgical finesse and natural artistic talent. Along with years of studying and training, Dr. Sadati has experience as a painter and sculptor, which embodies his artistic eye for, and appreciation of, aesthetic harmony. He believes that this is key to creating beautiful, natural-looking results in cosmetic surgery. Dr. Sadati has been voted by his patients: “The Best Cosmetic Surgeon” in OC register 5 years in a row, “Top Plastic Surgeon in Orange County” in Locale magazine and received “Best Overall Facial Rejuvenation” award at the National Aesthetic Show by his peers. He also appeared in “The Doctors” show on NBC.
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