Nose Surgery in Oakland
There was once a time when we lived with the nose we were born with, leaving those of us with noses that are appear too large, wide, bumpy, asymmetrical, or with bulbous or drooping tips with no options.
Thankfully, that time is now long past and those who are less than satisfied with the appearance of their nose – the focal point of our faces – have the option of nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty.
This procedure is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis’s practice, and has a very high success rate when it comes to giving patients a pleasing profile with natural results and helping them feel better about their appearance.
What is rhinoplasty?
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis have performed numerous rhinoplasties in their Oakland plastic surgery practice to restore the balance of the face and improve facial symmetry.
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed under general or local anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the reconstruction. This will be determined after a thorough consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis, board-certified Oakland plastic surgeons.
Nose surgery can improve any aspect of the nose. Wide nostrils will be corrected by removing small amounts of tissue from the base of the nostrils. This is known as an alaplasty. The tip of the nose can also be improved with contouring; this is known as a tip-plasty. In other cases, bone or cartilage is altered to straighten the nose. If necessary, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis can reshape the nose using cartilage from the septum.
Rhinoplasties are not only performed to improve the appearance but can have medical benefits as well, as they are also performed to help patients who have difficulty breathing. This is known as a septoplasty.
When should I have nose surgery?
The rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed cosmetic procedures in the United States. All plastic surgeons recommend that nose surgery is not performed until the nose has reached its adult size. This will be determined during a detailed consultation with Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis at their Oakland practice.
For a more complete improvement, a rhinoplasty in the Oakland, California area is often performed in combination with a chin enhancement procedure, which can further improve facial symmetry.
Booking a consultation with your Oakland rhinoplasty surgeon
A consultation is an important step when considering nose reshaping. During your visit, you will have a thorough evaluation. Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will recommend the best approach that will help you achieve your realistic, desired goal. Most importantly, Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis will morph your images giving you a preview of your rhinoplasty result.
What is the recovery period after rhinoplasty?
Dr. Togba and Dr. Ellis’s rhinoplasty patients typically see an immediate result, but as with other surgeries, there will typically be swelling and bruising as well. Recovery time is usually from one to two weeks, although improvements in appearance will continue for three to six months.