Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a versatile surgery that allows our New Orleans, Louisiana-area surgeon, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi, to make either subtle or drastic changes to the shape, size, orientation, and angle of the nose. Dr. Khoobehi is deeply committed to fully understanding the unique desires and goals with which each patient approaches the procedure; thousands of satisfied patients serve as proof of his dedication. Contact our practice today to schedule a free, private consultation.
An ideal candidate for rhinoplasty should hold realistic expectations for the surgery. While Dr. Khoobehi is among the most trusted rhinoplasty surgeons in the New Orleans, Louisiana area and far beyond, the ideal rhinoplasty candidate should expect a cosmetic improvement to his or her nose and not necessarily aesthetic perfection.
A patient may come to Dr. Khoobehi to have the width of the nostrils adjusted, the tip of the nose made pointier or flatter, the bridge of the nose made less prominent, the size of the nose increased or decreased, or any combination of these goals. As with most surgical procedures, patients who undergo rhinoplasty should also be in good general health.
The rhinoplasty procedure can take between one and two hours to complete; however, in some cases, it may take longer. Dr. Khoobehi performs rhinoplasty using the open technique, which allows him greater access to the areas on which he needs to operate. During the surgery, skin is lifted away from the underlying nasal structure, allowing Dr. Khoobehi to sculpt and reshape the bone and cartilage appropriately. Afterward, the skin is repositioned over the new nasal structure. Rhinoplasty patients will have a small splint positioned over the nose to maintain the new, surgically enhanced shape; in some cases, nasal packs may be placed in the nostrils to support the septum.
In addition to open rhinoplasty, Dr. Khoobehi can perform revisional rhinoplasty for patients who have experienced problems that developed or persisted after their initial nose surgery with another surgeon. Because the purpose of this surgery is to correct the results of a previous procedure, revisional rhinoplasty can be a complicated, delicate surgery that necessitates the skill, knowledge, and experience of a surgeon like Dr. Khoobehi. If you think that you may need to undergo revisional rhinoplasty, please contact our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice today to schedule a consultation with our surgeon.
Similar to many other invasive surgical procedures, the rhinoplasty procedure requires a moderate amount of down time. For the first full day after the surgery, patients' noses may feel uncomfortable or sore, their faces may feel swollen, and they may experience a dull, persistent headache. Swelling and bruising will develop over the nose and around the eyes, typically subsiding after three or four days. Dr. Khoobehi can prescribe pain medication to patients who experience prolonged periods of discomfort or pain.
In most cases, the nose splint, as well as any dressing, packing, and stitches, are removed after the first week. Patients are typically able to notice a difference in the shape, angle, or size of their noses several weeks after the surgery as the body continues to heal, with optimal results appearing anywhere between a few weeks and six months into recovery.
By performing both open and revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Kamran Khoobehi is able to help patients who wish either to make a cosmetic improvement to their noses for the first time or to correct the results of a previous nose surgery. Because each patient's aesthetic goals are highly unique, Dr. Khoobehi takes the time to understand exactly what the patient wants and expects from surgery. Those who wish to learn more about rhinoplasty can contact our New Orleans, Louisiana practice today to schedule a consultation with our surgeon. For patients desiring more extensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Khoobehi also offers facelift surgery.
To learn more about rhinoplasty, contact our New Orleans, Louisiana-area practice today.
Kamran Khoobehi, M.D.
3901 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA 70002