Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Reshaping Surgery) – La Jolla & Encinitas, CA

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About Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure performed to improve the look and shape of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help correct the nose's functionality in some patients. La Jolla, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark Schoemann is a seasoned cosmetic face and nose surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are beautiful and dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Schoemann Plastic Surgery is used to make a nose look smaller or enhance a nose that is misshapen, protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions as it should.

Ideal Candidates

Women and men both are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you're displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be the answer. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed, as your appearance will be changed. In addition, facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, especially for individuals under 21.

Surgical Technique

Cosmetic nose surgery is performed with the patient under IV sedation or general anesthesia, and is considered an outpatient surgical procedure. Rhinoplasty has varying surgical techniques depending on the unique cosmetic goals of the patient. Dr. Schoemann performs nose surgery with either a closed approach or an open method. The goal during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage, or to improve and add cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. Sutures are placed either inside the nose or in the natural external crease.

What to Expect

After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely in our recovery suite, and then be released to heal at home. The area around the nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In most cases, there is bruising under the eyes as well. Cold compresses and prescription medication can help with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Schoemann will take place within 48 – 72 hours following surgery to check your healing process. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to heal from rhinoplasty. During this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.

Your Best Nose

Rhinoplasty is a simple way to address the displeasure you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you are displeased with the appearance of your nose or if you have breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a highly sought after cosmetic treatment with high success rates. Dr. Schoemann aims to reshape your nose so your whole face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can make a huge difference. We encourage you to contact Schoemann Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA and schedule a consultation.

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