Rhinoplasty (Nose reshaping, or “Nose Job”) is one of the most common and elegant facial cosmetic procedures performed. The goal of rhinoplasty is to adjust the nose so it blends harmoniously with the rest of the face and should be individualized to each patient. Our goal is to give you a result which appears natural and fits the characteristics of your face without an over- operated look. In the office, we use digital imaging software to help you communicate your aesthetic ideal.
Dr. Saigal typically performs Endonasal, or Closed Rhinoplasty, – a minimally invasive and time-proven technique where invisible incisions are placed inside the nostrils. This helps with a quicker recovery (often less than 7 days), as well as less bruising and swelling.
In addition to beauty, the nose is an important functional organ that plays an important role in breathing, sleep, sinus health, and the senses of smell and taste. As a rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Saigal customizes your surgery based upon your desires, your anatomy and facial structure – without compromising on the very important functions of the nose including maintaining or restoring your unobstructed airflow. He is a nasal specialist – inside and out.
Digital Photo Imaging
Dr. Saigal may take a photo of your nose to discuss the potential results with you. Digital photo editing using imaging software can be used to create a rendering of a potential post-op result (after the swelling goes down) to help in communication and to give you an idea of what goals you and your surgeon hope to achieve.
An example of rhinoplasty photo editing: The left photo is before surgery, the center is the digital image, the right is the post-operative result.
is performed on patients where the architecture of the nose has been compromised from surgery done long ago, to correct noses that are pinched, “scooped-out” or pointy. Often, revision surgery results in significant improvements in both appearances as well as nasal breathing. Dr. Saigal may discuss your options for cartilage grafting in revision surgery during your consultation.
Making a nostril reduction incision on the outside of the nose increases the likelihood of visible scarring. Dr. Saigal prefers to hide the scar on the inside part of the nostril using a procedure called a Weir excision. This technique can narrow your nostril bases, reduce the length of your nostril sidewalls, and make your nostrils smaller, depending on the design of the wedge excisions. The scar from a Weir excision remains hidden inside the nostrils and can be virtually invisible.