Eric Egozi, MD Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

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Do you want to enhance the proportions of your nose?

  • Do you feel that your nose out of symmetry with your face?
  • Do you dislike the width of nose?
  • Do you need to reshape the tip of your nose?
  • Are you let-down with the end outcome of a preceding nose job?

Dr. Eric Egozi specializes in facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty to beautifully reshape the nose, with:

  • Natural, look like you were ‘born with it’ results.
  • Little bruising as possible.
  • Minimized recuperation.

Dr. Egozi answers questions about Rhinoplasty:

What is rhinosplasty?

It is the most popular plastic surgery. Usually, done for decorative purposes.

Nose- reshaping operation is considered reconstructive when it’s done to correct a birth defect or injury, or to correct breathing difficulties because of deviated septum.

How can the nose be reshaped?

Rhinoplasty is able to address any of the three distinct sections of the nose:

  • The nasal bones (the top one third of the nose)
  • What is called the ‘hump’ and respiration passage (the middle third)
  • The tip (the lowest one third)
Are all the procedures pretty much the same?

No, I do not perform the same nose reshaping process. A nose needs to be individualized to create your nose present how you imagine. Also, I strive for natural-looking results – a delightful variation of yourself.

How do you determine my treatment plan?

Your treatment plan will likely be according to a one on one consultation, where I ‘ll:

  • Assess your nose anatomy
  • Inquire you about trauma or any harm to your nose
  • Assess any breathing difficulties
  • Discuss that which you’d like to improve about your nose
  • Customize a treatment strategy to get the effect you want

My aim will be to give the look you imagine while preserving and easing respiration for you.

What is the septum?

The septum is the thin wall of cartilage that divides the nasal passages. In case the septum is just not just at the center of the nose, it is said to be deviated. A deviated septum might be something you are born with or can result from trauma or injury to the nose.

Although four of every ten people have a deviated septum, it doesn’t always need to be corrected for reconstructive purposes. If the septum becomes deviated and you might be experiencing breathing difficulties,-or regular sinus infections that might not be a rationale to correct it for reconstructive purposes.

In case the nose is simply curved or misshapen with no functional problem, it any correction may be considered done cosmetic surgery to enhance the attractiveness and form of the nose.

A rhinoplasty performed to correct symptoms of a deviated septum are sometimes covered by insurance and is usually considered reconstructive surgery. In the personal consultation, I will help you on whether your nose could be considered constructive. Some cases are somewhat aesthetic and partly reconstructive surgery.

How can the chin affect the appearance of the nose?

What is well known as “weak chin” can get a nose be perceived as bigger. That’s why I advocate a chin implant in combination with reduction operation to balance the facial features out.

Do all plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty?

Simply, no. Surgery on the nose is a unique surgery- even some cosmetic surgeons who perform other types of facial procedures do not always perform nose reshaping surgery. However, I specialize in all cosmetic facial surgeries.

Rhinoplasty often involves sculpting the bones of the face It is a precise, highly technical and demanding procedure. It is vital to choose a board-certified facial plastic surgeon that performs many per year and skilled in the latest techniques.

These are of the procedures I perform most often. As a facial surgery specialist, value the way the angles and contours of the nasal bones and cartilage work collectively to create a lovely focal point for the facial skin.

What is the most common type of nose reshaping?

Most of my patients want a refinement in the slope; the middle third of the nose. As a common request is for this type of reduction, but in rare cases it may be more aesthetically pleasing to raise it slightly to balance the face. I will help you decide by recommending what I think is best for overall facial balance.

Any reduction should be performed by a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon because surgical scar tissue can develop and alter the shape of the nose’s tip or even affect your breathing. That is one of the very typical reasons that patients who’ve had nose reshaping operation elsewhere come to me for revision surgery.

How can you improve on the results of a previous nose job?

It depends on what all needs to be improved; breathing or the appearance of your nose or both. Sometimes cartilage needs to be replaced; in other cases cartilage needs to be reduced.

If it’s necessary to add to the nose, we need to find where to borrow cartilage. In cases where we want to take away cartilage, we need to minimize scarring; which is something I specialize.

Once, a patient after going out of the country for ‘medical tourism’ a patient came to me needing a revision. There was too much cartilage taken from one side of her nose, which made the breathing passage collapse. There was needed support returned enabling her to breathe properly. I performed revision surgery to add the cartilage needed to give a normal appearance and function.

How is rhinoplasty performed?

There are two basic techniques: open and closed.

  • Open: involves a small incision in the columella- the skin that separates the nostrils as well as the skin inside the nostrils. Allowing me to lift the skin and shape the tip of the nose very precisely.
  • Closed: involves incisions made inside the nostrils only.
Which techniques do you perform?

Both techniques are possible, but I most often prefer the ‘open rhinoplasty’. Most patients want work done on the tip of their nose as well as the upper two-thirds. So, it’s easier to see with an open style.

If just working on the dorsum of the nose, I can do that through a closed procedure. But when doing ornate work to refine the tip, or involving the nostrils and breathing, I prefer the choice of an open procedure.

If the tip of the nose is going to be re-shaped, which is so vital to the shape and often a focal point of the nose, I want to see it with an open procedure. With a closed procedure, I would only be able to feel it.

When is it necessary to break the bone during surgery?

To give you an adequate breathing passage sometimes I need to break the bones. That maybe because the nose is too wide for a face or if we are taking down a large hump.
Because the hump is being reduced does not mean that the nasal bones need to be broken. Each patient is an individual and evaluated by me.

How can rhinoplasty enhance the tip of the nose?

A person tip of their nose can be any number of shapes such as squarish, rounded, to name a few. It is made up of cartilage that elegantly is shaped much like a seagull’s wings. When they become too large or asymmetrical, they can result in a less-than-ideal appearance.

In your one-on-one consultation, I will cover each of these areas and tailor a plan just for you and your unique build to achieve a balance of the face.

How old should a patient be before having any plastic surgery?

Someone should be physically and psychologically mature enough for the task, and ought to be at least 16 years of age before having nose reshaping operation. The patient’s parents also must be accepting of their child’s choice as one parent will need to give consent in the event the individual is under age 18, to offer lawful consent for any operation.

Is Rhinoplasty outpatient surgery?

Yes, it is performed on an outpatient basis. Your anesthesia choices are general anesthesia; feeling as though you’ve slept through the entire procedure, or there is local anesthesia with IV sedation.

But if the nostrils where the breathing passages are being operated on, general anesthesia will be chosen to protect breathing while surgery is underway.

How soon can I go back to work after rhinoplasty?

Most patients are able to go back to work in 7 to 10 days. You will be wearing a splint on your nose for about one week. After that, you can return to work. But if your job is a physically demanding one, you may need to take a few more days off work for recovery.

How much bruising can I expect?

The quantity of bruising is dependent on the work being completed. You can anticipate bruising if you are having the breadth of the hump in your nostril lowered or your nose simplified. Rest ensure I have altered and utilize many of the latest techniques to reduce discomfort or downtime.

Considering Rhinoplasty?

This is just an intro to nose re-shaping surgery. To find out more about how nose job can improve how you feel about it, we welcome you to schedule a consult with Dr. Egozi

Through your own personal appointment, you will be evaluated by him. He will listen to your own thoughts and goals about your nose and recommend a treatment plan that will help you attain the look you want.

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