Beauty. Natural beauty. Nowhere else in plastic surgery is “naturalness” more desirable, necessary and emphasized than in rhinoplasty. Smooth contours and refined features often occur naturally. But when they don’t, it takes the kind of experience and expertise that we have to give nature a little help.
Rhinoplasty involves adjusting the bony and cartilaginous components beneath the skin that give the nose its shape. It’s sort of like a puzzle where you get to alter the pieces to fit them together better.
The two sides of the nose are separated by a wall, called a septum. When it isn’t straight, the breathing passage (airway) may be reduced. The best time to attend to this functional and medically necessary issue is in the same surgery when cosmetic changes are being made. Half the noses we do are partially cosmetic and partially functional.
We often see patients who have had nasal surgery before and were disappointed with the results. With our advanced techniques, we can help you achieve that result that you always wanted. Recovery with these new techniques is faster and easier than ever.
Not all rhinoplasty surgeons are created equal. We live in the age of sub-specialization. Nowhere is that more true than in nasal surgery. Dr. Ordon has a national reputation as one of the best surgeons for Rhinoplasty Rancho Mirage has to offer and as a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon. His dual residency training in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery as well as Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the foundation on which he has built one of the countries premier Rhinoplasty surgery practices.
Few other plastic surgery operations have the impact and benefit of rhinoplasty. We have a nose, right there in the middle of our faces.
There is even an old saying: It’s as plain as the nose on your face! So when a nose has distracting or incongruous characteristics, it can be the cause of sadness. But a “nose job” is probably the most famous procedures of all plastic surgery. Everyone knows that noses get “done” so there's no need to live with a nose you don’t like. Many people are afraid of the surgery and that it won’t come out right.
Natural looking nose surgery results are the norm today. About 90 percent of all nose surgeries look so natural that you can't tell something has been done. If anything, the result of nasal surgery creates a nose that “fits in” with the other facial characteristics meaning the result looks more natural than your original nose, the one you were born with. Natural noses, it’s the expert plastic surgeons mantra.
Advanced techniques have made rhinoplasty a very low impact, short recovery operation. Using minimally invasive anesthesia techniques, our patients recover quickly and painlessly. While bruising is possible, it doesn’t always happen and most patients are quite happy with their results in a week. That is not to say that there is no swelling at that time. The swelling often mimics the pre-operative appearance, so it’s not conspicuous. Then as the swelling subsides, the beautiful, handsome results kind of sneak up on you so no one notices the change.
If you are interested in reshaping your nose or correcting a deformity, you may be a good candidate for one of the best rhinoplasty Rancho Mirage has to offer here at The Plastic Surgery Institute. The rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can enhance the nose’s shape and profile to better fit with the face. The procedure may also correct structural defects that impair breathing or have come about as a result of trauma.
“Dr. Chopra is not only very charismatic, knowledgeable, and experienced, his bedside manner made the difference in my decision to have my augmentation done by him. I will never use any other Doctor as I am a dedicated patient!”
“I had the most amazing experience with Dr. Chopra. He anticipated my needs and made sure I felt great with my results. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a wonderful plastic surgeon who really goes above and beyond!”
“Dr Chopra is the best Dr. out there! Dr Chopra is a Perfectionist, his bedside manner is warm, kind and very caring. If you are seeking a doctor to perform reconstruction revision or cosmetic surgery, You need to look no further.”
“Since then Dr. Chopra has done my implants and 2 fat transfer procedures. It has been 1 year and 9 months since my breast cancer diagnosis and in that time your surgical team becomes like family.”
When considering a rhinoplasty, one of the most important steps is to schedule a consultation with an experienced practitioner. During the consultation, you will be able to go over your goals and discuss the particular structures that are of concern to you. Typically, rhinoplasties are effective for changing the nose size for facial balance, adjusting the width of the nostrils, smoothing the nasal profile or the bridge, enhancing an enlarged or bulbous nasal tip, and correcting nasal asymmetry.
The rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves the use of intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. Depending on the structure that is being operated on, the procedure may be performed in an “open” or “closed” technique. An open procedure involves an incision at the fleshy bridge between the nostrils, which is called the columella. The closed procedure is performed within the nostrils.
For procedures intended to add volume or shape to the nose, a bone or cartilage graft may be necessary. Generally, cartilage from the ear or ribs is grafted into the area during this type of procedure. Nasal procedures intended to correct breathing problems often involve the nasal septum.
During the recovery period, a splint and nasal packing may be used to support the newly formed shape of the nose. Initial healing is complete within a few weeks, but the final results of the procedure may not yet be apparent; the nose may take as long as a year to take its shape.
Speak with top Rancho Mirage rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Nathaniel Villanueva to learn more about a rhinoplasty surgery and how it can benefit you. Schedule a consultation today!