Given its central location on the face, it is no surprise that a person’s nose sets the tone for their entire appearance. When a person is not satisfied with the look of their nose, it can through off their entire look. This is why the rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery options available. Dr. Kevin Sadati is a highly-skilled surgeon who specializes in the rhinoplasty procedure, which is commonly called a nose job. He has been providing Orange County residents with the opportunity to improve the appearance of their nose for more than a decade at his Newport Beach practice.
The rhinoplasty procedure not only provides patients the opportunity to improve their appearance and their self confidence, but it also provides them an opportunity to live a better life. After the operation is complete, many patients find that they can breathe and sleep better at night. Dr. Sadati works, with patients, to provide them the new look that they want for their nose, but he is also careful to take into account various factors such as ethnicity when creating a surgical plan. He values each patient as an individual, and feels that every patient deserves custom care — he knows there is no one-size-fits-all nose. His results are not only functional, but also beautiful as he is an accomplished artist.
Most patients who have a rhinoplasty done will be put under general anesthesia for the duration of the operation. Some patients may be able to utilize twilight anesthesia, which combines a local anesthesia with an oral sedative. Patients who are interested in this option should talk to the surgeon about it during their consultation. Depending on the complexity of the case, the surgery can last anywhere from one to three hours.
Once the surgery is complete, a splint is placed on the nose. This splint will remain on the nose for at least a week to help protect the nose as well as minimize swelling and bruising. Once it is removed, patients can return to their daily lives and obligations. However, contact sports and other physical activities should be avoided for several more weeks as the nose is still fragile. Every patient receives an individualized set of post-operative instructions that are designed to improve their final result. This individual approach has shown to provide the best results for patients as they get a new nose that is built just for them.