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Rhinoplasty In Seattle

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Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the United States. If you're unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, Rhinoplasty can help you achieve the look you desire.

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Rhinoplasty at Said Plastic Surgery

This cosmetic procedure alters the shape of your nose, correcting a congenital disability, injury, or breathing issue, or to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures, and Dr. Said is a highly experienced Seattle rhinoplasty surgeon.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance and function of your nose. It is often performed to change the shape of your nose, correct a congenital disability, or relieve breathing problems. It is an outpatient procedure, which means you can go home the same day. The surgery usually takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the extent of the procedure and the results desired.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can improve quality of life and provide tremendous benefits such as:

  • Improvement to breathing - If you have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or other issues, rhinoplasty can help improve your breathing.
  • Boost confidence and self-esteem - Rhinoplasty can significantly boost confidence and self-esteem. If you are unhappy with how your nose looks, Rhinoplasty can give you the chance to have the nose you've always wanted.
  • Correction of functional problems - If you have a congenital disability or injury that has caused functional issues with your nose, such as a deviated septum, Rhinoplasty can correct these problems.
  • Improvement in appearance - Rhinoplasty can be used to improve the appearance of your nose, whether you are dissatisfied with how it looks or have suffered injuries.
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Am I a candidate for Rhinoplasty?

You may be a candidate for Rhinoplasty if you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or if you have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or other nasal issues.

If you are considering Rhinoplasty, it is important to have realistic expectations and be in good physical and mental health. During your consultation, Dr. Said will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate.

Rhinoplasty can address several concerns, including:

  • The shape of your nose
  • The size of your nose
  • The angle between your nose and upper lip
  • A crooked or deviated septum
  • Nasal blockages or breathing difficulties
  • A congenital disability or injury
  • The effects of aging on your nose

Consultation and Preparation

During your consultation, Dr. Said will evaluate your medical history and perform a physical examination to determine if you are a good candidate for Rhinoplasty. He will also assess your aesthetic goals to ensure they are realistic and attainable.

To prepare for your consultation, you should:

  • Gather photos of noses that you like and dislike. This will help Dr. Said understand your aesthetic goals.
  • Be prepared to discuss your medical history in detail, including any previous surgeries, injuries, or illnesses.
  • Be prepared to discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery.
  • Be honest about your overall health and lifestyle habits, such as smoking and drinking. These habits can impact your ability to heal from surgery.
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What to Expect From Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia. This means you will be asleep during the surgery. The type of incision used will depend on the specific goals of your surgery. Dr. Said will discuss the best option for you during your consultation.

After making the incision, Dr. Said will then separate the skin from the underlying bone and cartilage. He will then sculpt the bone and cartilage to achieve the desired results. Once the desired shape is achieved, the incisions will be closed, and a splint will be placed on your nose to support it during the healing process.

Results, Recovery, and Aftercare

After your rhinoplasty surgery, you will need to take it easy for the first few days. You should avoid strenuous activity and excessive bending or twisting. You will also need to sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling.

Your nose will be covered with a splint to protect it during the healing process. You will need to clean the splint daily and keep it dry. The splint will be removed within a week of your surgery.

You may have some bruising and swelling around your eyes, which should resolve within two weeks. The final results of your surgery will be visible once the swelling has completely resolved, which can take up to a year.

It is important to follow Dr. Said's instructions for aftercare to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least two weeks after your surgery to reduce the risk of complications.

Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Options

If you are not ready for surgery or if you only have minor aesthetic concerns, there are nonsurgical options available. Nonsurgical procedures, sometimes called "liquid rhinoplasty," can address minor concerns and achieve subtle results.

Nonsurgical options are not suitable for everyone, and they do have some limitations. For example, nonsurgical options can not:

  • Address structural concerns, such as a deviated septum
  • Correct congenital disabilities or injuries
  • Achieve the same results as surgery

Why Said Plastic Surgery?

Said Plastic Surgery is committed to providing the highest quality care and achieving the best possible results for our patients. We offer a full range of surgical and nonsurgical options to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Our experience and expertise in the field of plastic surgery are second to none. Dr. Said is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Seattle who has been in practice for over 20 years. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in the country who is also a board-certified ENT (ear, nose, and throat) surgeon. This means he has the unique ability to address both the cosmetic and functional concerns of the nose.

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Schedule Your Seattle Rhinoplasty consultation at Said Plastic Surgery Today

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Said.

During your consultation for rhinoplasty Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Said will discuss your goals and expectations for the surgery. He will also perform a thorough examination of your nose to ensure you are a good candidate for the procedure.

To schedule your consultation, please contact us today at (206) 467-1101. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure.

There are risks associated with any surgery, including rhinoplasty. However, serious complications from rhinoplasty are rare.

Rhinoplasty is considered a permanent procedure. However, the results may be affected by the aging process, gravity, weight gain or loss, and other factors.

In most cases, insurance will not cover cosmetic surgery. However, they may cover functional surgery if it is deemed medically necessary.

The cost of rhinoplasty will vary depending on the complexity of the procedure and the geographical location.

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