When many people think of a rhinoplasty procedure, they think about a nose job that makes a person’s nose look more pleasing. Many do not realize that there are several specialized techniques used and that a nose job is not always only performed for aesthetic reasons.
Whether a nose job is being done to make a nose look better, or it is being done to make the nasal area function better, the best surgeons know that the open rhinoplasty approach is often the best way to go about the surgery.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in the area of rhinoplasty, and services the Mission Viejo area.
He often describes this procedure to his patients as the act of dismantling the nose to fix it, and subsequently putting it back together again. As the nose is made up of cartilage and bone, the rhinoplasty procedure seeks to reduce and restructure these components to make the nose work better and look better as a whole. The open approach allows the surgeon the best vantage point for doing this and gives the surgeon the opportunity to use cartilage grafts to provide structural support for the work being completed.
As with any surgery, there are risks involved with this approach. It is a more time consuming surgery than other cosmetic procedures and can range anywhere from two to three hours long. Patients should know that there is always a risk that a revision could be required, and any subsequent revision surgeries would also have to be completed using the open approach. However, Dr. Sadati’s personal revision rate is very low, and he has been performing this procedure for decades. Patients who are considering a rhinoplasty should set up a free consultation as soon as possible.