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Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures due to their ability to correct cosmetic flaws in the nose, improve facial balance, and even fix breathing issues. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva of LEA Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to offer patients beautiful rhinoplasty results in Newport Beach, CA

Rhinoplasty Benefits Await You

Embarking on a rhinoplasty journey with Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva means more than just a new nose. It’s a transformative experience that elevates your confidence, enhances functionality, and complements your natural beauty. Here are three incredible benefits to consider:

Unlock Your Best Self with Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures due to its ability to correct cosmetic flaws in the nose, improve facial balance, and even fix breathing issues. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva of LEA Plastic Surgery is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is proud to offer patients beautiful rhinoplasty results in Newport Beach, CA

If you’re considering rhinoplasty, more commonly known as “nose job,” then you’re in good company. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva of LEA Plastic Surgery is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is proud to offer patients beautiful rhinoplasty results.

What is Rhinoplasty?

The rhinoplasty procedure changes the shape of the nose to improve a patient’s facial aesthetics and, in some cases, correct breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can alter the bone, cartilage, and nasal skin, creating permanent cosmetic improvement while ensuring optimal nasal function.

Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

Common motivations for seeking nose surgery include a range of medical and cosmetic reasons. Some patients have both cosmetic and functional concerns, which a surgeon can address in a single procedure.

Most rhinoplasty patients in Orange County seek out rhinoplasty mainly to improve their appearance, as the nose is the central feature of the face. Patients with nasal asymmetries—such as bumps in the nose bridge, wide nasal tips, crooked noses, or other conditions—often turn to functional rhinoplasty. Surgery done for cosmetic purposes is not covered by insurance.

Individuals who have breathing difficulties through their nose may also consider getting a nose job. Nasal obstruction from a deviated septum, blocked nasal passages, or another structural issue can cause sleep problems, including snoring and sleep apnea. Nasal breathing problems can also make exercising painful, difficult, or even dangerous. When performed for medical reasons, rhinoplasty may be fully or partially covered by insurance.

Rhinoplasty is an effective procedure that can improve the natural appearance and nasal profile of the face, creating a more balanced and attractive look. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva of LEA Plastic Surgery performs rhinoplasty with an artist’s eye for detail to create the most beautiful, natural-looking results possible.

Achieve your aesthetic goals after a nose job 

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

People who are self-conscious about their noses, who had nasal injuries in the past, or who have medical conditions that most affect their lives are often good candidates for rhinoplasty.

The majority of patients are often unhappy with the way their nose looks or have some nasal deformity that they wish to correct. Prospective patients must have a fully mature nose, which typically occurs in the mid-teens. Patients under the age of 18 must have parental approval, in addition to Dr. Ho Taghva’s recommendation.

Ideal candidates for surgery are non-smokers who are in good general health. Patients interested in rhinoplasty at our surgery center should have realistic expectations for what surgery can do for them. Scheduling a consultation with our plastic surgeon is important to ensure that your expectations are in line with what is possible to achieve with plastic surgery.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery

In preparation for a nose job at our Orange County surgery center, Dr. Ho Taghva may ask for lab tests. Also, you may need to adjust or pause certain medications and supplements before surgery. Patients should stop smoking at least several weeks before the rhinoplasty procedure because smoking can slow the healing process. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications, as they can increase bleeding.

On the day of your rhinoplasty surgery, you should arrive with a responsible adult who can provide transportation home. You will need to sign consent forms before the cosmetic procedure.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Dr. Ho Taghva typically performs rhinoplasty surgery in Newport Beach on an outpatient basis. On the day of surgery, a provider will administer local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. The patient will discuss the type of anesthesia with the provider during the consultation.

The surgeon might use a closed technique or an open technique. Open rhinoplasty involves making an external incision that goes across the skin between the nostrils.

Once the doctor has made the incisions, she will be able to access and adjust the tissues. The doctor will raise the skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage slightly so that she can reshape the nasal structure.

Reshaping the nose involves repositioning or reducing bone, cartilage, and skin. If you want your nose to be smaller, the physician will have to remove more bone or cartilage. Otherwise, cartilage grafts are needed to build up areas of the nose. The surgeon often takes this cartilage from the septum (the partition in the middle of the nose) or ear.

When a deviated septum is a functional issue, the surgeon corrects it by straightening the nose and reducing the projections inside the nose. A deviated septum is often the cause of breathing problems, which should dramatically improve after rhinoplasty because the nasal airways will be reshaped.

Once the surgeon shapes and sculpts the nose structure according to the patient’s goals, she will drape the skin over the nose and close the incisions.

The Rhinoplasty Consultation

A consultation for rhinoplasty is a crucial part of the surgical planning process. During this initial visit, Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva will gather as much information as possible, including your aesthetic concerns and goals for surgery.

An important part of this consultation process is the physical examination of the nasal anatomy. The doctor will evaluate the bones, cartilage, skin type, and ease of breathing. You can also bring in digital photographs so that, with computer imaging, you can get an idea of what your new nose may look like.

During this visit, you will discuss your medical history, so you should bring a list of any current medications that you are taking. Bring in any images you have of how you would like your new nose to look. The doctor will be able to tell you if your expectations are realistic.

Once she has evaluated your candidacy, the doctor will develop a customized surgical plan and may recommend additional or alternative treatments, depending on your goals. These may include procedures such as chin augmentation, which can help balance out the facial features and enhance the overall results of rhinoplasty.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery

In preparation for a nose job at our Orange County surgery center, Dr. Ho Taghva may ask for lab tests. Also, you may need to adjust or pause certain medications and supplements before surgery. Patients should stop smoking at least several weeks before the rhinoplasty procedure because smoking can slow the healing process. Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medications, as they can increase bleeding.

On the day of your rhinoplasty surgery, you should arrive with a responsible adult who can provide transportation home. You will need to sign consent forms before the cosmetic procedure.

An ideal nose is proportionate to the face, with no visible bumps or deformities

Recovering from Rhinoplasty Surgery

Patients should follow their doctor’s instructions and avoid blowing their nose for a successful and comfortable recovery from rhinoplasty surgery.

After Nose Surgery

Right after surgery, the provider will place bandages and a splint over the nose to support the new structures and encourage proper healing. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort in the first few days following surgery. Patients should take prescribed medications, as directed, to alleviate pain and use ice packs to help reduce swelling.

After surgery, some patients wake up with a sore throat and feel drowsy. This is expected. They should eat something soft and drink a lot of water following surgery to flush out the anesthetic and start feeling better as quickly as possible.

In the days after surgery, patients should sleep with the head propped up and use a neck pillow. This will help minimize any possibility of bumping the nose while it is in the initial healing phase. Patients should avoid strenuous activity for several post-operative weeks and plan to take a couple of weeks off from work. Patients should wait at least 4 weeks before engaging in normal activities after cosmetic rhinoplasty.

First Week After Rhinoplasty

After the first week of surgery, the bruising should subside significantly. At this point, patients will have an appointment scheduled to take off the external nasal splint. Expect to see your nose swollen—preliminary results won’t be visible for at least 4-6 weeks after surgery. Time is the most important healer, so it is important to be patient. In some cases, it can take up to a year for full results, especially in the nasal tip.

2-3 Weeks After Rhinoplasty

At 2 to 3 weeks after rhinoplasty, the majority of swelling should be gone, and the patient should start to see some initial results. These early results can provide a good indication of the outcome of the surgery. However, it may still be too soon for definitive results since most of the swelling will not yet have gone down. During this period, patients may start to resume light activities and return to work.

Successful rhinoplasty results are usually visible 6 months after surgery. At this point, most of the residual swelling should be gone, and patients can see the full results of their facial transformation.

The nose after surgery will look more balanced in size and shape within the face, while breathing should also be improved. Patients often report feeling an improvement in their overall facial appearance after rhinoplasty surgery.

What are the Possible Side Effects or Risks of Surgery?

While all surgeries have risks, rhinoplasty risks are generally low. Potential risks include numbness, infection, bleeding, breathing problems, nasal septum perforation, and visible scarring. Experienced plastic surgeons know how to reduce the risk of complications. Patients of reputable rhinoplasty surgeons like Dr. Ho Taghva rarely require a revision rhinoplasty.

Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva
Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva

Frequently Asked Questions About Nose Jobs

Is it possible to combine other procedures with a nose job?

Our Newport Beach nose job patients often choose to combine rhinoplasty surgery with other procedures so that they only have to go through one recovery. Common surgeries performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty include chin augmentation, eyelid surgery, and facial liposuction.

Where is nose job surgery typically conducted?

Rhinoplasty is often performed as an outpatient procedure at a medical clinic or hospital. Dr. Goretti Ho Taghva performs the rhinoplasty procedure at LEA Plastic Surgery, a highly regarded medical facility in Newport Beach, CA, as an outpatient procedure

What type of anesthesia is typically administered during a rhinoplasty procedure?

The physician can use either general or local anesthesia. While she can use both types safely, the doctor will discuss which is best for you during the initial consultation.

Should I expect visible scars after a rhinoplasty procedure?

The right surgical technique and a proper recovery process can minimize the risk of visible scarring after rhinoplasty. During surgery, our qualified surgeon, Dr. Ho Taghva,  will take great care to make incisions in hidden areas and keep them as small as possible. After surgery, patients must follow all postoperative instructions to ensure proper healing and minimize the risk of scars.

How much pain is normal after rhinoplasty?

Pain is normal after cosmetic nose surgery, but the severity of the pain varies from patient to patient. Generally, patients experience discomfort during the initial stages of healing, which can last from 2 to 5 days before dissipating. Contact your surgeon if you experience unbearable pain as it could be a sign of some underlying issue.

When can I go to the gym after a nose job?

It is best to wait at least 4 weeks before resuming physical activities or contact sports after a rhinoplasty. During the recovery period, patients should stick to low-impact exercises such as walking and jogging until cleared by the doctor. After that, they may gradually increase the intensity of their workouts. However, you should always consult with your surgeon before engaging in any physical activity or contact sport to ensure proper healing.

What rhinoplasty office is near me?

If you live near Newport Beach, CA, LEA Plastic Surgery offers rhinoplasty among its services, and is conveniently located at 20360 SW Birch Street Suite 180 Newport Beach, CA 92660

“I love doctor Ho! She is the best! She did my eyes ~ and my fat transfer ~ after the surgery she follows me every week ~ she always give me good advice!~ I am loving my new face now~ thanks and millions of thanks for her! ”

dkethy

“I was born with left eye ptosis and always had one eye monolid and the other has double crease. It is very difficult for me to do makeup everyday. It bothered me very long time. Now I have even double eyelid and am happy with it. Thank you Dr. Taghva who has amazing skills for the beauty which brings happiness for women.”

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