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Why choose OG Aesthetics for rhinoplasty in Palo Alto?

It is imperative that rhinoplasty is performed with extreme attention to detail and advanced techniques based on a surgical plan crafted specifically for the individual. There is no other body area in which function (breathing), structure, and aesthetics are intimately intertwined, and no other cosmetic option requires more skill and artistry. 

At OG Aesthetics, rhinoplasty is performed by double board-certified facial plastic surgeons and ear, nose, and throat specialists who are extensively trained in this delicate surgery. Our surgeons have a superior understanding of the complex nature of the internal and external nasal structures and the artistry to create aesthetic and functional balance. 

Science + care + creativity = superior rhinoplasty outcomes.

Our gifted facial plastic surgeons can help you achieve a more balanced, attractive nose by delivering an unparalleled standard of care. Every candidate for rhinoplasty in San Jose undergoes thorough evaluation with professional photography and mock-up drafts. This intimate exchange of mock-up photos allows you to communicate effectively with our surgeons about your aesthetic goals. Our surgeons perform a range of nose-reshaping surgeries, including: 

•    Primary rhinoplasty
•    Asian rhinoplasty
•    Revision rhinoplasty
•    Complex nasal reconstructions
•    Tissue harvesting (from the ear, temporalis fascia, or rib cartilage)

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    A customized approach in San Jose and Palo Alto

    Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex surgeries involving an array of structural, functional, and aesthetic implications. Balancing these issues during surgery requires a thorough understanding of the nasal anatomy, both inside and out. The nose is one of the most diverse and dynamic structures across genders and cultures. Every person is unique, and “one nose does not fit all.” Your nasal shape must be crafted to enhance the natural beauty of your features. At OG Aesthetics in Menlo Park, our plastic surgeons perform custom nose reshaping with remarkably natural-looking, balanced outcomes, honoring your cultural background. We don't fall subject to trends or fads and take a conservative approach to alter nose structure and appearance.

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    What can a custom rhinoplasty do for facial balance?

    The nose has a significant impact on your facial balance. When surgically altered to create a more balanced look, a custom nose job in San Jose can address and resolve:

    •    An overly large nasal tip
    •    A wide nose bridge
    •    A flat nose bridge
    •    A hump on the nasal bridge
    •    An uneven nasal shape
    •    A bulbous tip
    •    Wide, large, or elongated nostrils
    •    A pinched tip
    •    A crooked or asymmetrical nose
    •    A broken nose
    •    Saddle nose deformity
    •    Tension nose

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      What does the surgery entail?

      Both Dr. Gadaleta and Dr. Ortlip are deeply familiar with all techniques, incisions, closures, methods of reducing swelling, and other factors and will spare no detail when it comes to optimizing the surgical experience. The first step in the process is to gain a full understanding of what you hope to achieve. Bring pictures of the type of nose you envision for yourself if you wish. A surgical plan is developed through a series of mock-up photos and discussions, after which your surgery date is scheduled.

      Most rhinoplasty surgeries are performed under general anesthesia, with an incision hidden beneath the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils, allowing our facial plastic surgeons full access to the inner and outer nose structures. For minor changes, it may be possible to place incisions within the nose (“closed rhinoplasty.”) The surgery generally takes several hours to complete, and when you wake up, your nose will be placed in a splint and covered with a protective dressing. 

      What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?

      The recovery process for the nose is one that takes time and effort and will vary from patient to patient. While most of the recovery will happen in the first several months, it may take 12 to 18 months for residual swelling to disappear and for all tissues to fully settle into place. However, your nose should appear “normal” to others within about three to four weeks. During your early recovery, any pain or discomfort is managed with prescription pain medication, after which OTC medication is all that is needed to stay comfortable. Your specific recovery times for swelling, pain, appearance, and function will be discussed during your consultation. 

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      Rhinoplasty FAQ

      Why do people get rhinoplasty?

      Are there risks involved with rhinoplasty?

      Will the results be permanent?

      How do I choose a qualified surgeon?

      Why do people get rhinoplasty?

      People undergo rhinoplasty to address aesthetic concerns like altering the size or shape of the nose, refining the nasal tip, or correcting breathing difficulties.

      Are there risks involved with rhinoplasty?

      Like any surgery, rhinoplasty carries some risks, such as infection, bleeding, scarring, or unsatisfactory results. Choosing an experienced surgeon helps minimize these risks.

      Will the results be permanent?

      Rhinoplasty aims for long-lasting results, but individual healing varies. It may take months for the nose to settle and swelling to fully subside.

      How do I choose a qualified surgeon?

      Research credentials, experience, and specialization in facial plastic surgery. Look at before-and-after photos, read reviews, and have consultations to discuss your goals.

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