What to Expect on the Day of Rhinoplasty
Your Rhinoplasty will be performed by Dr. Michael Sundine in Newport Beach. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia at an accredited outpatient facility. You will be sent home a few hours after surgery. Dr. Sundine will use one of two techniques when performing your nose surgery: open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty.
If you are looking for minor cosmetic changes, closed rhinoplasty is frequently used. With this procedure, the incisions are created on the inside of the nose. Dr. Sundine uses small surgical tools to manipulate your nasal tissue to produce the desired result.
Open rhinoplasty involves incisions in the columella, the strip of skin between the nostrils; the top layers of skin are then lifted back. This procedure allows greater visibility and manipulation of the underlying nasal structures. The results are also more predictable.
The surgery takes anywhere from one to three hours depending on the complexity of the operation. During your consultation, Dr. Sundine will be able to give you a more realistic expectation of how long it will take.