Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery for Thousand Oaks and Westlake Village – Dr. Kristina Tansavatdi
Also serving Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas and Santa Barbara
The nose is a prominent facial feature easily discernible because of its position in the middle of the face. When the nose is out of proportion with other facial features, or affected by an irregularity such as a nasal bump, it can throw off the harmony of the entire face. Westlake Village rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Tansavatdi is a highly trained facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon capable of altering the structure and appearance of the nose with rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery). This surgery is the most challenging of all facial plastic surgery procedures, requiring significant skill and experience. You should entrust your face to an expert in facial plastic surgery who has extensive training in rhinoplasty.
What Can Rhinoplasty Accomplish?
Nose surgery is a highly versatile procedure that addresses a range of cosmetic and reconstructive concerns. Using advanced techniques, Dr. Tansavatdi can straighten a crooked nose, eliminate nasal bumps, change the shape or size of the tip of the nose and/or the nostrils, and correct a deviated septum. Nose surgery offers patients the opportunity to improve their facial profile and treat aesthetic concerns that will make them feel better about their facial appearance. If you want to find out what nose surgery can do for you, please schedule a consultation with Westlake Village / Thousand Oaks nose surgery provider Dr. Tansavatdi. She also performs rhinoplasty for patients in Agoura Hills, Simi Valley, Malibu, Calabasas and Santa Barbara.
Dr. Tansavatdi will first examine the anatomy of the nose and its relationship with the rest of the face, and discuss your nasal concerns. She will then carefully screen your medical history to determine whether you are a candidate for surgery. In order to minimize any potential risks, it is extremely important to disclose all relevant medical information.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
The surgical techniques used to perform rhinoplasty surgery vary from one patient to another and greatly depend on the nature of the problem. For patients who need complex alterations, Dr. Tansavatdi performs an open rhinoplasty with small incisions on the outside of the nose. Open rhinoplasty is more invasive, but allows Dr. Tansavatdi to lift the nasal skin and expose the underlying nasal structures for accurate reshaping. Closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, involves smaller incisions made within the nostrils. Dr. Tansavatdi will determine which technique is best for you during a surgical consultation.
Rhinoplasty is performed under moderate sedation or general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient facility. Patients are free to go home within a few hours following surgery.
Recovering From Rhinoplasty
Recovery can take up to two weeks. Swelling, bruising and discomfort are common during this time, but easily managed by keeping the head elevated, applying cold compresses around the eyes and nose, and by closely following postoperative instructions. An external splint, tape, and any sutures placed at the time of surgery are removed in one week. Mild swelling in the nose slowly decreases over several months. The aesthetic results become evident over time and the final outcome is achieved within 8 to 12 months after surgery.
Contact Dr. Tansavatdi – Westlake Village Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr. Tansavatdi has extensive training in nose reshaping surgery. Her ability to deliver remarkable results coupled with her compassion and understanding has resulted in extremely satisfied patients. For more information about nose surgery, face lift or blepharoplasty in Westlake Village, and to schedule a consultation with Dr. Tansavatdi, please contact her office at (877) 278-0280.
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