Rhinoplasty in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA

Rhinoplasty in Newport beach is one of the more popular operations performed by plastic surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis. If you do not like the shape of your nose, or its size disturbs the balance of your face, or if you suffered an injury that disturbed your nasal breathing. More often than not, cartilage or bone changes can help solve these problems. The patient’s wishes regarding the shape of the nose will also be taken into consideration.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

In addition to the obvious cosmetic improvements, rhinoplasty can also improve the function of your nose by correcting structural problems that cause difficulty breathing.
1. This procedure can also help correct snoring and sleep apnea problems.
2. After rhinoplasty, you won’t have any more breathing problems while exercising.
3. The fact that a blocked nose for a long time can cause headaches and dizziness rhinoplasty will help to cope with these problems.
4. Dissatisfaction with your appearance can also have an impact on mental health. Rhinoplasty is one of the easiest plastic surgery procedures to change your appearance

Before Rhinoplasty Procedure

Prior to your rhinoplasty Newport Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Bunkis will answer all your questions and discuss the upcoming operation with you in great detail. Together, you will set goals and expectations for your nose job surgery at Orange County Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Bunkis will tell you about the realistic outcomes in your specific and unique case. When planning the nasal surgery operation, your entire facial profile will be considered. Dr. Bunkis will give you a good idea of what can be expected following rhinoplasty surgery by working with our advanced office digital imaging system.

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Ideal Rhinoplasty Candidates

The best candidates for nose surgery are men and women who:

  • Have cosmetic nose issues they want transformed
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look
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How is rhinoplasty performed?

An outpatient procedure, rhinoplasty is usually performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the complexity of the shape alterations being sought and can take between one to two hours to complete. The procedure involves sculpting, removing or replacing portions of cartilage and bones with surgical tools, before finally rebuilding and establishing a new desired shape with sutures or surgical tapes. In some cases, a bit of body fat may be inserted in order to adjust certain areas not treatable through dissection alone. Dr. Bunkis can offer you two types of rhinoplasty at Orange County Plastic Surgery – open and closed rhinoplasty.

Open or external rhinoplasty is performed with a small transcolumellar incision. This gives access to the middle and lower parts of the nose. The cartilage and bone of the nose will then be reshaped to create the desired shape. Open rhinoplasty corrects cosmetic and functional defects, leaving minimal, inconspicuous scars.

Closed or endonasal rhinoplasty allows you to change the appearance of your nose. Incisions inside the nostrils minimize scarring and swelling. This procedure is usually recommended as a primary rhinoplasty

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What to expect during recovery from rhinoplasty?

The first step after rhinoplasty is the stabilizing splint, which will stay with the patient for about a day. At the follow-up appointment after one day, the splint will be replaced by a special external bandage, which will be left for another two to three days. Slight pain, discomfort, and bruising will subside within two to four weeks. During this time, patients should avoid strenuous activities and keep their heads elevated to reduce swelling. Patients may also experience some mild discomfort during the healing process, which can be managed with pain medications prescribed by their surgeon. The swelling may persist for up to 2 months and gradually decrease.

As the swelling decreases, the shape of the nose will change until it is as planned. The final result will be fully formed within a year. Usually the result will last a lifetime.

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What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is generally considered a safe procedure. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are potential risks and complications that can occur. These include infection, bleeding, scarring, or an adverse reaction to anesthesia. In addition, the results of rhinoplasty may not be as desired, and additional surgery may be required to achieve the desired result.

Get the nose of your dream with rhinoplasty

Sometimes nose surgery is the last step toward the face of your dreams. Newport Beach rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Bunkis has extensive experience and will do everything he can to make you happy with the result. Please schedule a consultation to learn more or call our office.

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Rhinoplasty FAQs

  • How do I choose a rhinoplasty surgeon?

You should consider surgeons who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS). You should also request to see before-and-after photographs of the surgeon’s work. It is also important to make sure that the surgeon is board certified and has a lot of experience with Rhinoplasty procedures.

  • Are there any non-surgical rhinoplasty options?

Yes. There are a few non-surgical rhinoplasty options available, including injecting filler into the nose (such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Radiesse), using a laser to tighten the skin around the nose, or using a radiofrequency device to shrink the tissue of the nose (such as Thermage).

  • How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary depending on factors such as the complexity of the procedure and the surgeon you choose. Additionally, some insurance companies may cover part or all of the cost if the procedure is deemed medically necessary.

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