A California Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can be used to change the shape of the nose from a birth defect, repair the nose following an injury or enhance the shape of the nose. Dr. Tavoussi has over two decades of experience providing cosmetic surgery to people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. He can address any part of the nose, including the bridge, nostrils, base and tip. Some people prefer a narrow nose base or do not want the tip of the nose pointing down. The doctor can address all these as well as other concerns with patients at an initial appointment at his office in Newport Beach, California.
A rhinoplasty requires general anesthesia and is performed in an outpatient setting in California. The procedure typically takes between one and two hours. After the patient recovers briefly at the surgery center, he or she will be discharged home with painkillers and thorough instructions for recovery. The patient should keep the head of the bed elevated for at least the first 24 hours to decrease swelling to the face. The patient should also be sure to come to any scheduled follow-up appointments to ensure that the incisions are healing well. The first follow-up appointment is usually within a day or two of surgery. Within a week to 10 days, Dr. Tavoussi will totally remove any dressings and sutures that were used in the incisions.
A rhinoplasty is generally considered to be a safe procedure. However, because it requires surgery and anesthesia, there are some inherent risks that should be considered before undergoing it. Patients should keep an eye out for any signs of infection, such as fever, unusual amounts of discharge and severe redness at the incision sites following surgery. They should also be aware that there is a risk for excessive bleeding, lingering numbness and the possibility of needing a California rhinoplasty revision in the future.