5 Essential Things You Should Know Before a Rhinoplasty Procedure

Are you thinking about rhinoplasty? Come see one of the area’s best rhinoplasty surgeons, triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian. Dr. Sajjadian’s plastic surgery philosophy revolves around compassionate patient care and attention to detail. He is widely respected by his colleagues and peers, and works diligently to reveal every patient’s natural and unique beauty. With years of experience in the field, he has the expertise you need for a successful procedure.

Keep reading to discover five rhinoplasty essentials that every patient should know before surgery.

Rhinoplasty Isn’t One-Size-Fits-All

What does the ideal nose look like? We’ll let you in on a little secret, there isn’t one perfect nose. Rhinoplasty requires an artistic touch, balancing your facial anatomy with your underlying nasal structure. Ideally, your nose should complement your other facial features and bring balance to your facial appearance. Choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon with a deep understanding of facial anatomy is essential. Your surgery needs to be customized to you.

This is especially important for non-Caucasian patients considering ethnic rhinoplasty. Ethnic noses often have a different nasal structure and may require advanced rhinoplasty techniques to achieve the best results.

Rhinoplasty Isn’t Just Cosmetic

Many patients choose rhinoplasty for purely cosmetic reasons, but that isn’t the only reason to consider nasal surgery. Functional rhinoplasty can correct breathing difficulties like a deviated septum or enlarged nasal turbinates. Correcting these functional issues can improve your breathing and alleviate symptoms of a breathing problem including headaches, nosebleeds, frequent sinus infections, and more. Dr. Sajjadian can often correct functional problems at the same time as a cosmetic rhinoplasty.

The Right Surgeon Is Essential to Your Rhinoplasty Success

One of the biggest factors determining your rhinoplasty outcome is your choice of surgeon. Choose carefully. Here are three essentials to look for in your prospective surgeons.

  • Board Certified– Board certified doctors have demonstrated their expertise in the field. Dr. Sajjadian holds board certification from three medical boards. He is one of only a few plastic surgeons to hold this distinction.
  • Experienced with Rhinoplasty- Offering rhinoplasty doesn’t mean that a doctor is passionate about it. Dr. Sajjadian is one of the area’s top rhinoplasty surgeons. He is a respected rhinoplasty educator and a highly-experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.
  • Excellent Patient Reviews- The experiences of past patients can provide valuable insight into your future experience as a rhinoplasty patient. Ask your surgeon to for patient testimonials of look up your surgeon’s reviews online. Dr. Sajjadian is a top rated surgeon in Orange County.

It Can Take Time for Your Full Results to Appear

Don’t be surprised if you have a bit of swelling, even months after your rhinoplasty. It can take up to a year for the swelling to fully resolve after surgery, although you’ll notice significant improvement in your swelling well before then. Be patient and give it time. Your results will be worth the wait.

Non-Surgical Options May be Available

Surgical rhinoplasty isn’t the only way to change your nasal appearance. Non-invasive nasal correction uses dermal fillers to shape and sculpt the nose without surgery. Results aren’t permanent, but this is an excellent option for patients that aren’t ready for surgery.

Love your nose with rhinoplasty. Call and schedule your consultation with top rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Sajjadian today.