Intro TO PROCEDURE
- Time: 1-3 hours
- General Anesthesia or Local Anesthesia
- Ambulate the night of surgery
- Shower 2 days after surgery
- 2 days off work
- 6 weeks from heavy lifting and swimming
We understand the value of face to face conversations. Please contact us and we're happy to walk you through the procedure in person.
Nose is central to our face not only in terms of its anatomical location but also its aesthetic influence on the entire face. The outlook and shape of a nose can change the entire look of an individual. A nose that is out of proportion to the face and its surrounding facial features stands out and can be the focus of attention in a close distance conversation. Rhinoplasty procedure aims to change the nose shape. Whether it is too big, too small, crooked, or deformed, rhinoplasty’s goal is to remove those undesirable features and bring proportional harmony to the face.
Airway obstruction is also a common reason for people seeking rhinoplasty. If the obstruction is nasal in origin then combining rhinoplasty with septoplasty can effectively relieve the airway obstruction.
HOW IS IT DONE?
Every nose is different. And because every nose is different, techniques and approaches to each nose has to be individualized. Mainly two types of incisions are used: Open and Closed. Open rhinoplasty involves a small well-hidden incision on the skin of the underside of the nose and closed rhinoplasty hides the incision inside the nostrils. Both techniques have their advantages and disadvantages, ie. no visible scar for a closed rhinoplasty but better surgery exposure in the open technique if extensive nasal tip work is required. Individuals interested in rhinoplasty should have an extensive conversation with the plastic surgeon to discuss what the best approach is relating to desired changes in the nose.
V, Teenager, student, Caucasian, Queens, USA
"We are more than sad that you are leaving us Dr. Lao. I wish you the best because you are a very smart young man and a great surgeon. After God, you made my daughter's life very happy. You enhanced her beauty and self-esteem, and make me a happy mother again. I hope we keep in touch."
E, 23, Medical Student, African, Ghana
"Working with Dr. Lao was a great experience. He is the nicest doctor I have ever had. Very warm and friendly, like a good friend. Excellent bedside manner. And the doctor is so accessible, whenever I had a concern I would call or email him and he was always there for me. He makes you feel like he cares about you as a person, and not like you are just a patient. On the results, Dr. Lao's work was great, giving me a refined, pretty nose. My life has gotten significantly better, with higher self confidence and compliments on my looks. I would highly recommend Dr. Lao! "Dr. Lao oyaadi. Na ejwuma ehu gi!" That is it in twi :) And the English translation is "Dr. Lao does exceptional work. He did a fine job."
S, 27, Real Estate Agent, Asian, China