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Five Things to Know Before Booking a Rhinoplasty

You Can Address Aesthetic and Structural Issues Together

Rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that seeks to address aesthetic issues of the nose, but it can be combined with nasal obstruction correction surgery to address structural and breathing issues too. If you have breathing problems, ask Dr. Sajjadian if you would benefit from nasal obstruction correction such as septoplasty and turbinate surgery during your rhinoplasty.

Ethnic Noses Aren’t the Same as Caucasian Noses

A nose job is a nose job… Right? Not exactly. Patients of a Middle Eastern, Asian, and African descent often have a different nasal structure than Caucasian patients. This doesn’t mean they can’t enjoy a successful rhinoplasty, but it does mean they need to be careful. Their nasal structure combined with their facial features makes rhinoplasty a highly skilled operation that requires both an artistic touch and a mastery of difficult techniques like cartilage grafting, nasal implants, in-depth tip reshaping, etc.

Dr. Sajjadian is triple board certified from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He is considered an expert in ethnic rhinoplasty and has extensive experience in performing these surgeries and teaching others about them.

It Can Take a Year Before You See the Final Results

Many patients are surprised to learn that it can take a while for your final results to appear after rhinoplasty. You’ll see big changes early on after rhinoplasty, but some swelling can remain for many months after the procedure. If you’ve received rhinoplasty from another surgeon and are coming to Dr. Sajjadian for revision rhinoplasty you may need to wait a year before undergoing the second surgery.

The Surgeon You Choose Matters

Choose your surgeon carefully to avoid complications and the need for future revision surgery. Look for a board certified surgeon with extensive experience performing rhinoplasty. Triple board certified Dr. Sajjadian is a wonderful option for patients living near or from far away from Newport Beach, California.

There Is No One Perfect Nose

The goal of rhinoplasty isn’t to create cookie cutter, identical noses, but to help patients achieve their best nose. Your nose should balance well with your other facial features. Your perfect nose will be unique to you, but stunning nonetheless. Bring photos of noses you like when you come to your consultation so Dr. Sajjadian can get an idea of what you prefer.

Now that you know these rhinoplasty essentials, call and book your consultation with Dr. Sajjadian.