Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Santa Barbara, CA
Your facial features are what everyone notices first, and are often evaluated by others in an instant. Your nose is the most central part of your face and contributes greatly to facial aesthetics. If you feel your nose is out of proportion with the rest of your features or has an unsightly shape or bulge, you may choose a rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, to enhance your looks. This surgery may be performed for medical reasons, such as the correction of structural defects that impair normal breathing, or for cosmetic reasons to enhance the proportions of the nose.
Dr. Sara Yegiyants improves the appearance and function of the nose through rhinoplasty. She is a triple-board-certified plastic surgeon who extensively studied art before her career in plastic surgery. Drawing upon her keen aesthetic sense and meticulous surgical skill, Dr. Yegiyants has helped countless patients feel great through an array of surgical procedures.
To learn more about rhinoplasty treatment in Santa Barbara, contact Dr. Sara Yegiyants today for your in-depth consultation!
Deciding If a Rhinoplasty Is Right for You
A rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can change many aspects of your nose. If you have a deviated septum or other structural problem that prevents normal breathing, this can be corrected through treatment. Others may be interested in rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, perhaps to correct nasal size and shape. Many individuals have a bulge or bump on the bridge of the nose, flaring of their nostrils, crookedness, or a bulbous, hooked nasal tip, which can be caused by traumatic injuries or hereditary traits. All of these can be corrected surgically, and Dr. Yegiyants offers extensive expertise in improving facial aesthetics. She will re-shape your nose to enhance your nasal function, your facial profile, and your confidence!
The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is an adult who is in good general health and wants an enhanced facial profile or improved breathing functionality.
Meet Dr. Yegiyants
Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in surgical and non-invasive procedures. Learn more about Dr. Yegiyants and why you should choose her for your next procedure.
Your Santa Barbara Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Yegiyants
You will meet with Dr. Yegiyants personally when you come in for your consultation. If you are seeking rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, it can be helpful to bring in images of what you would like your nose to look like. Sharing images with Dr. Yegiyants is incredibly helpful in making sure you are both on the same page with your goals. She will extensively review your medical records and discuss your treatment plan.
Dr. Yegiyants has advanced training in arts and aesthetics; she draws upon this background to study the natural shape of your face and make recommendations for re-contouring your nose. She strives to make sure the outcome of each procedure is natural-looking and beautiful. She will also take the time necessary to make sure she fully understands what you want for yourself and that you know what to expect throughout the process. Dr. Yegiyants will design a custom approach based on your nasal anatomy, facial proportions and desired look.
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Yegiyants can perform either a closed or open rhinoplasty, determined by your anatomy and desired changes. In either case, she may alter the bone, nasal cartilage, muscle, or skin, drawing upon years of training and excellent aesthetic sense to make changes that incur an excellent outcome.
During a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made only on the inside of the nose. This allows for a reshaping of the nose with no visible scars. In contrast, the open rhinoplasty requires an incision across the columella or the thin strip of tissue between the nostrils. In both surgical approaches, the incisions allow Dr. Yegiyants to contour the bone or the cartilage to improve the shape of the nose. An open rhinoplasty is generally required when the changes to the nose are more extensive; the type of surgical technique necessary will depend on your anatomy.
In most cases for a reduction of the size or shape of the nose, reshaping occurs through removal of tissue. When building up of nasal structures is necessary, cartilage may be grafted from the septum of the nose or other parts of the body, such as the ears or ribs.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to take the next steps towards booking a procedure? Schedule your consultation today to begin your aesthetic journey with Sara Yegiyants, MD, FACS.
What to Expect During Recovery and Healing from Your Nose Surgery
Before the surgery, you will be given detailed instructions on home care during healing. It is important that you follow all post-operative instructions to maximize your healing and promote the best possible outcome. These may include taking oral medications, applying topical creams or ointments, or icing and cleaning the surgical site. Dr. Yegiyants will make sure to answer any of your questions before surgery so that you can feel confident about your ability to care for your healing nose.
After surgery, you will have a splint and bandages placed on your nose and face. You may also have packing on the inside of your nose. These will protect your nose throughout the initial healing process; the bandages are usually removed about one week after the procedure.
As it is common to experience soreness and swelling for several days following the procedure, Dr. Yegiyants will prescribe pain medication to enhance your comfort. Most patients experience swelling and bruising to the nose, forehead, and around the eyes for several days, which peak during the first 48 hours following your procedure.
You will be able to notice the new shape of your nose once the dressings are removed. As the swelling subsides, you will see the ultimate results develop. Most the of swelling will be resolved within a few weeks. It can take several months, up to a year after surgery, for your nose to fully settle into its final form.