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Orange County area plastic surgeon describes the "nose job"

Patients in the Orange County area who want to achieve optimum harmony of the face may realize that they need to make changes to the nose in order to achieve this. Dr. Thuan Nguyen of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery may suggest a "nose job," also known as a rhinoplasty.

This procedure may be done for many reasons. Patients may want to make their nose smaller, larger, wider, thinner, or reshape it to make it more attractive. Patients will speak with a plastic surgeon about what they would like to achieve and how to achieve it. Then the doctor will discuss the different types of rhinoplasty available and how to get the appropriate results desired.

There are two types of rhinoplasty techniques, which include closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. Both refer to the type of incision made to perform the procedure. The closed rhinoplasty is done with an incision inside of the nose, while the open rhinoplasty is done with an incision through the tissues that separate the nostrils. The access point chosen will be determined by how the surgeon needs to access the cartilage, bone, and tissues of the nose to reduce or reshape them.

A nose job is an outpatient surgery. It is typically performed with general anesthesia for patient comfort and is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. Most patients will be in the surgical room for an hour or so before resting in the recovery area. Patients are educated on what to expect during the healing process, home care instructions, and they will make follow up appointments with their plastic surgeon to check on the progress achieved.

Are you located in the Orange County area and considering a nose job? Do you want to achieve better harmony of the face by augmenting your nose? If so, you may want to book a consultation appointment. Our practice welcomes patients of all ages and genders to help in achieving better body and face contours and overall appearance.

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