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RhinoplastyAs the central part of the face, the nose is one of the most important features of your body. It sits prominently at the center of your facial aesthetic, and its shape and size can dramatically affect how you look. Every nose is unique, and the way it looks depends on age, gender, ethnicity, history of injury, and genetics.
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Sometimes, individuals desire a change to their nose, whether to make it look more refined, or improve the way it functions. All noses are very personal, and therefore Dr. Yamamoto carefully creates individualized plans for each rhinoplasty he performs. Taking into account what you’d like to see change, how your nose functions, and any history of your nose (like trauma or previous surgeries), Dr. Yamamoto will discuss with you the best options to achieve the look and function you desire.
The Rhinoplasty ProcedureThe rhinoplasty procedure involves either a small incision under your nose (external approach) or incisions hidden entirely inside the nose (endonasal approach). The cartilage and bone of your nose are repositioned and reshaped to create your new look. This is done very carefully and conservatively to avoid a nose that looks “overdone” or is difficult to breathe through. Your new, changed nose should still look like yours, fitting your facial type, proportions, and ethnicity well. Going through your rhinoplasty procedure, you can expect a thorough consultation with Dr. Yamamoto who will collaborate with you on what you’d like to see change and what your expectations are. After that, a comprehensive preoperative plan will be discussed to help prepare you for the procedure and recovery time.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty SurgeryRecovery time after rhinoplasty is typically one week. A dressing is placed over the nose is left for about five days to protect the area that was worked on. After the dressing is removed, you are free to resume normal activities. You will follow up with Dr. Yamamoto over the next several months to ensure good healing and an excellent result.
Revision RhinoplastyDr. Yamamoto is a specialist in the practice of revision or secondary rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasty is a surgery on the nose that is done after a previous rhinoplasty or previous trauma of the nose. Revision rhinoplasty is more complex and carries more risks than an initial rhinoplasty and requires careful planning with an expert who performs delicate work and has excellent technical skills. Dr. Yamamoto has extensive experience in revision rhinoplasty and completed a fellowship in facial plastic surgery that focused on revision rhinoplasty. He has the skills and techniques needed to produce the best possible outcome. He also understands the limitations behind revision rhinoplasty and will fully discuss the potential risks of any new surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Yamamoto will first discuss the outcome you are looking for with this procedure, as well as any relevant information regarding your previous surgery. Next, he will perform a complete exam to get a better understanding of your nasal anatomy. Together, you will come up with the best surgical plan for your revision procedure.
* Individual results may vary.
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Non-Surgical RhinoplastyNon-surgical alternatives to cosmetic surgery are becoming more and more popular in recent years. The nose can also be improved with non-surgical techniques to change its contour and shape and give you a better-looking nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a straightforward, in-office procedure that involves using dermal fillers (Restylane, Juvederm, etc.) to add volume to specific areas of the nose carefully. Injection of a dermal filler changes the nasal contour and sculpts the nose into its new shape.
Good examples of what non-surgical rhinoplasty can address:Remember that the nose is a very intricate, delicate, and individualized feature on every person’s face. Small changes can make a big difference, and a surgeon who specializes in the nose can best guide you through these changes. Very importantly, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a very technical procedure that has significant risks and therefore should only be performed by nasal experts who have years of experience with nasal surgery and nasal anatomy. Dr. Yamamoto discusses these risks with every single patient of his and wants to ensure that you are fully informed before any nasal procedure. While non-surgical rhinoplasty can address specific issues of the nose, it does not completely replace rhinoplasty for other areas that need to be changed. It also may not be a good fit for you depending on what you want to see changed and your prior history of surgery or trauma.
- a low and flat bridge of the nose can be augmented to give the area more balance and better shape
- a crooked nose can be carefully evened out with dermal filler carefully placed on one side
- a hump can be camouflaged by injecting small amounts of filler around it
- a wide nose can be made to look more narrow by carefully augmenting the center portion of the bridge