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About Rhinoplasty at Dr. Michael Jazayeri Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is a procedure for improving the shape and the functional aspect of the nose. The shape of the nose is primarily dependent on genetics and racial background. Most patients seeking a rhinoplasty in Santa Ana are looking for a nasal shape which is proportional to their face. It is important, however, for the patient to have realistic expectations and realize the final shape of the nose is limited by anatomy and skin thickness.

It is important to realize when the outside (visible) portion of the nose is altered, especially during a rhinoplasty, it is important to address the inside of the nose as well. Typically, patients have slightly deviated septum (the supporting cartilage in the middle of the nose) and may have enlarged turbinates. The turbinates resemble worms which outline the inside of the nose, across from the septum. They are lined with nasal mucosa and help humidify the air we breathe. Typically these turbinates may become enlarged due to allergies or a significantly deviated septum. If the nasal shape is refined without addressing the septum and turbinates, the patient may end up with significant breathing problems.

In the majority of surgeries for rhinoplasty Santa Ana plastic surgeon, Dr. Jazayeri, employs the open technique at his Santa Ana and Newport Beach plastic surgery offices. This technique allows for excellent visualization of the entire nasal framework, thus minimizing the chance of asymmetry.


Reasons for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can significantly improve the appearance and utility of the nose. At our practice in Santa Ana rhinoplasty can address a range of unwanted features for patients who choose this procedure for cosmetic reasons. These features may include:

  • Prominent nasal bumps
  • Excessively wide, narrow, or asymmetric nostrils
  • Bulbous or pointed tips

As a cosmetic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Jazayeri has a great deal of experience in correcting specific problems while enhancing the quality and appearance of the patient’s face. The beautiful results of our past patients can be seen in before and after rhinoplasty in Santa Ana.

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Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures

Closed method: The traditional method for Rhinoplasty involves making all the incisions inside the nose and the nostrils (the holes of the nose). The advantage of the closed technique is less dissection and swelling with the a potentially faster recovery. However, the view of the entire nose is limited and the chance of asymmetry is higher.

Open method: The same incisions are used with the addition of an extra incision at the columella (the bridge of skin which connects the middle of the nose to the face). This allows the skin to be separated form the entire nasal frame work, allowing full view of the nose. Currently, this is the most common approach used for noses which require “the works”. The advantage of this technique, during a Rhinoplasty, is better chance of symmetry and allows certain procedures to be performed which are not possible with the closed approach. The disadvantage is the increased chance of swelling, which may take longer to subside. The columella scar is also a concern. However, if the procedure is performed by a well-trained board certified plastic surgeon, the risk of unsightly scarring is rare to non-existent, assuming a normal post-operative healing process.

Rhinoplasty in Santa Ana, CA


After The Rhinoplasty Procedure

After a full rhinoplasty in Santa Ana, the patient will have a splint on the nose and packing inside. Typically, the splint and the packing are removed 7-8 days after surgery. The patient should refrain from wearing glasses or engage in any moderate to heavy physical activity for 4 weeks. Although the improvement in the nasal shape is immediately apparent, it will take at least 6 months for the final result.

Embrace Comfort & Convenience

Procedures Under Local Anesthesia
with Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri

Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri, a distinguished plastic surgeon in Santa Ana, California, strongly advocates for patient comfort and safety during all procedures. His comprehensive approach to patient care includes using local anesthesia for various surgical procedures.

Local anesthesia is a type of anesthetic used to numb a specific area of the body where a surgical procedure will be performed. It allows the patient to remain awake and comfortable while avoiding the potential risks and side effects associated with general anesthesia. In Dr. Jazayeri's hands, an array of procedures can be carried out under local anesthesia, often leading to quicker recovery times and lower complication rates. These procedures include many facelifts, liposuctions, neck lifts, Brazilian butt lifts (BBLs), mini tummy tuck and, in certain cases, even breast and arm lift.

By taking advantage of local anesthesia's potential, Dr. Michael A. Jazayeri strives to make cosmetic and reconstructive surgery more accessible, comfortable, and patient-centered. His commitment to this safe anesthesia approach in Santa Ana, California, signals a new era in plastic surgery where patient comfort and safety are at the forefront.

Schedule your one-on-one plastic surgery consultation in Orange County with Dr. Jaz

Many people may hesitate about making their first phone call to a plastic surgeon’s office. Dr. Jazayeri would like you to know that for most patients, getting a procedure is only one aspect of helping themselves look and feel more like the person they really are. Information is power. Why not call and schedule a consultation with Dr. Jazayeri today? Contact us now by calling the phone number above or visiting our contact page.