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The surgery commonly addresses such issues as a nasal bump or hump, an unrefined nasal tip, a crooked or large appearance, wide nostrils, and/or nasal obstruction. Many patients also consult with Dr. Batniji for revision rhinoplasty to correct problems which have resulted from a previous rhinoplasty surgery performed by another surgeon.
Rhinoplasty is appropriate for healthy men and women who have reasonable expectations for improving the nasal appearance and/or function. When it comes to younger patients, the surgery is best performed only after the nose has completed its growth, which may be around the age of sixteen or later.
Located in Newport Beach, California, Dr. Batniji is the premier rhinoplasty specialist of Southern California and beyond. Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and by the American Board of Otolaryngology, the doctor has dedicated his entire career to facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. He is an expert at creating beautiful, natural rhinoplasty results that are in harmony with the patient's features. As well, he is considered Newport Beach's ethnic rhinoplasty specialist.
Dr. Batniji is affiliated with several accredited outpatient surgery centers throughout Southern California, including Newport Beach Surgery Center, as well as several area hospitals including Hoag Memorial Presbyterian Hospital in Newport Beach, California. Depending on the nature of your surgery, your rhinoplasty procedure may be performed at a surgery center or in the hospital.
Dr. Batniji commonly performs rhinoplasty with either local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia.
Depending on the work to be done, your rhinoplasty procedure may utilize a closed technique or an open technique. The incisions for closed rhinoplasty are made entirely on the inside of the nose whereas open rhinoplasty requires an additional small incision made on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Batniji will separate the nasal skin from the underlying framework of bone and cartilage and then sculpt the bone and cartilage into the new shape. Dr. Batniji focuses not only on the appearance of the nose but the function as well and, if necessary, he will also correct a nasal obstruction during surgery. For instance, the rhinoplasty surgery may also involve correction of a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates. Surgical times generally range from one to two hours, though more complicated procedures may take longer.
Dr. Batniji takes several precautions both prior to and during surgery to minimize the risk of bleeding and thus the need for nasal packing. This generally allows for a much more comfortable recovery. Nevertheless, patients may experience some discomfort, such as a dull headache or an achy nose, and this can be treated with medication. Swelling and bruising are common and can result in an initial puffy facial appearance. Bruising may also occur around the eyes.
The majority of swelling resolves within the first two weeks after surgery, however, final tip refinement may take approximately 6-12 months. Dressings and splints applied to the nose after surgery are usually removed after one week; at that time, Dr. Batniji's staff performs a complimentary glycolic facial to improve the overall health and appearance of the nasal skin. Work and most non-strenuous activities can be resumed one week after surgery.
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