Rhinoplasty in Pasadena, CA

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About Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to change the look and shape of the nose. In addition, it can help repair a functional or breathing issue in many patients. Board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed is an experienced cosmetic facial surgeon who offers rhinoplasty surgery, taking a conservative approach to creating the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. While rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results can be beautiful and dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Omar Ahmed, M.D. is recommended to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a nose that is aesthetically unappealing due to size, shape, or a deformity. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions well. If you want to learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty, contact our office in Pasadena, CA to schedule a consultation.

Candidates for Rhinoplasty

Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you find yourself frustrated with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you hope to enhance or repair, this treatment may be the appropriate solution. It's very important that expectations are understood as your appearance will be altered. In addition, facial growth and maturity should also be complete. This will also be assessed during your consultation, especially for adolescents.

Rhinoplasty Technique

Cosmetic nose surgery is an outpatient procedure performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia. There are various surgical methods, depending on the specific patient case. Dr. Ahmed performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The goal during surgery is to reduce excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to build and increase cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nose is repositioned and the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Sutures are positioned either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external fold.

After Your Rhinoplasty

Following your nose surgery, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery space, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose will be bruised and swollen for a week or so. In most cases, there is some discoloration beneath the eyes as well. Ice packs and inflammatory medications can help with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Ahmed will be scheduled within 72 hours following surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty. During this recovery phase, strenuous exertion should be avoided.

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Your Best Nose

Nose surgery is a simple solution to address the distaste you may feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. Dr. Ahmed can perform rhinoplasty to improve your nose so your whole face appears more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can lead to a huge difference. We encourage you to contact Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA and make an appointment.

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