Only Jimmy Durante could have made the most out of one of the world’s biggest noses. That thing could have merited its own zip code, yet it became a part of his celebrity over his long acting/comedy career.
Unfortunately, most people don’t feel that way about their nose if it’s too big, too long, too curved, features overly large nostrils, has a bump on the crown, or has other issues. People with nose features like these hate seeing their noses looking back at them every morning in the mirror.
So, why not get the nose you want with Dr. Ip?
Changing your nose
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose surgery, removes, rearranges, or reshapes the bone or cartilage of the nose to correct deformities. As one of the main focal points of the face, the nose has a big impact on how people see themselves. Last year, half a million people opted to have rhinoplasty to change their nose. That’s a lot of people who decided to de-Jimmy Durante themselves.
Deciding on your new nose
During your consultation with Dr. Ip, you will discuss how you want to change your nose. We use digital photos and computer imaging to allow you to see what those changes will look like. Dr. Ip will choose the appropriate surgical method to best address your desired changes.
Dr. Ip generally prefers general anesthesia for rhinoplasty. He uses an “open” approach in most cases. This is the method where the incisions are created across the tissue between the patient’s nostrils. If the goal is to reduce the nose size or shape, or to straighten it, the skin covering the underlying bone and cartilage will be separated, allowing the cartilage and bone to be reshaped. Once this has been done, the skin is then re-draped over the surface. Flared nostrils can be narrowed by creating an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip. He also uses the “closed” method where all incisions are made within the nose itself, when applicable.
After surgery, a lightweight splint is used to maintain the shape of the nose. This splint is removed within a week following surgery. During surgery, nasal splints may be inserted by the surgeon to protect the septum. These splints are also removed within a week. Stuffiness is expected after surgery, especially when changes have been made to the septum. Recovery usually takes one to two weeks.
Unhappy with your nose? Call either our Newport Beach or New York City offices and schedule a consultation about rhinoplasty with Dr. Ip.