Before & After Gallery – Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty surgery involves improving the appearance of the nasal contour with strategically designed and meticulous surgical maneuvers. First, the nose is the central more noticeable landmark in the face; as such its aesthetic appeal is critical to creating a harmonious facial appeal. Second, the nasal structures that must be altered are fragile and intricately interwoven and dependent on each other providing not only aesthetic highlights but also functional support to the nose.
Open vs Closed
Anyone who is interested in nasal surgery should evaluate before and after results with a critical eye. Patients should focus on the nasal dorsal contour lines as well as the nasal tip refinements and positioning. Nose surgery is approached using two separate techniques, i.e. closed versus open.
For patients wishing to improve their nasal dorsal contour lines, the closed rhinoplasty provides access to modify all of the nasal components above the nasal tip in an expedited fashion saving you operative time and subsequently unnecessary fees.
For patients desiring to have their entire nasal contour improved, an open rhinoplasty is recommended which although requires a lengthier operative time, will provide comprehensive correction of the nose including the ability to refine nasal tip shape and position. A review of the before and after results below will allow you to appreciate the superior outcomes achieved by Dr. Mowlavi using both the closed and open techniques.
Before & After Photos
22 year old female status post endonasal rhinoplasty and septal resection and inferior turbinate hypertrophy.
18 year old female 2 months following open rhinoplasty to improve nasal contour appearance and nasal tip definition. Patient now enjoys her new look following nasal dorsal reduction, nasal bridge narrowing, and a nasal tip refining. Please note improvements in nasal appearance that is natural and non-operated in appearance.
23 year old female student 6 months following open rhinoplasty as well as submucous resection of deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. Patient had correction of severe nasal deformity with significant nasal dorsal deviation and nasal tip droop resulting in difficulty breathing. Upward rotation of patient’s nasal tip has allowed for correction of her nasal tip droop which has improved not only her appearance but also breathing.
30 year old male status post bilateral turbinate reduction, submucous resection of deviated septum and closed rhinoplasty.
41 year old female status post open rhinoplasty to improve nasal tip highlights and position and to remove dorsal hump.
17 year old male crooked nose deformity incurred during soccer. Status post rhinoplasty, septoplasty, turbinectomy.
33 year old male crooked nose deformity. Status post rhinoplasty.
14 year old female 1 month post-op following a closed rhinoplasty.
24 year old female 2 month post-op following a closed rhinoplasty to correct crooked nose deformity.
43 year old male repair of crooked nose deformity injured from martial arts accident.
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The only way to really know and understand the cost of any cosmetic procedure is to book a consultation.
When Dr. Mowlavi can talk with you to learn about your needs and desires and can see you and determine what needs to be undertaken can he really determine the cost of your procedure.
Breast Augmentation FAQs
During your breast augmentation consultation we will discuss:
- The ideal implant size, shape, and form
- Breast sizing
- Discussion of various approaches for implant placement’
- Preoperative management and planning
- Postoperative care
There are many reasons why you might feel that one of your breasts is firmer than the other. This can be caused by early capsule formation or it may be that the implant was malpositioned. You will need to follow up with your plastic surgeon for this as this diagnosis is more accurate when made by feel during an examination.
Capsular contracture prophylaxis exercises can be initiated as early as one week following surgery but you have to make sure that you don’t push your breasts up; I recommend using a breast band over the first two weeks that minimizes the risk of malposition. When messaging your breasts, it is very important to keep one hand over the top of the implant while the other hand messages your breasts so that you don’t inadvertently push the implants up.
A radiated breast will always feel firmer and sit higher but this is not capsular contracture. This is caused by fibrosis of your skin, underlying fatty, and fibro septal network. The capsule, in fact, might be absolutely normal assuming that you placed your implant after the radiation. Fat grafting has been recommended as a treatment to soften your breasts.
The only way to ensure that your chosen implants are going to provide you your desired breast size augmentation is to complete breast sizing during your consultation. During this visit, you are provided the opportunity to try out amongst a variety of breast implant sizers in order to hone in on your desired breast size.
Also, when the implants are placed inside you, they will be actually 5% smaller in size. As a result, you must take this into account. A final reason why you may feel that your breasts are smaller at two months is that you have gotten used to your swollen breasts over the first six weeks that is now resolving.
You can side sleep immediately after breast augmentation. The idea is to not allow your implants to move from the dissected breast pocket until the pockets have scarred down (creation of a capsule).
This occurs by 4 weeks following surgery. Regardless, as long as you wear a breastband (my favorite is the Mermaid band), you should have no problems with any activities that don’t require heavy weight lifting with your arms. The only exception is sleeping on your tummy in the early postoperative period which can push the implants out of their pocket.
Universally patients are not allergic to silicone. In fact, silicone is found in your diet as it is present in a potato skin. It is also used in your acrylic nails! Finally, it can be found in our cartilaginous structures such as the knees and ears. There has not been a single case of a true allergic reaction to silicone to date.
Whether or not you will need a lift is dependent on your nipple position. If your nipple is below or at your inframammary crease, then you will need a simultaneous lift at the time of your breast augmentation.
The amount of lift is based on your chosen implant. The reason for this is to allow your nipple to be centered on your implant. This follows the fact that the implant must sit on your inframammary crease and such that the radius of your implant will be centered on your nipple. This is the most important consideration.
The breast lift can only raise your nipple approximately 5 cm so it can only be performed for minimal to moderate nipple sagging. A virtual consultation with a breast specialist is recommended to make sure you appreciate what needs to be done to get you an excellent outcome.