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What anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty? Los Angeles Rhinoplasty Surgeon


What anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty?


Rhinoplasty surgery is the medical term used for a nose surgery or nose job.  There are different types of sedation and anesthesia used for a rhinoplasty procedure, but most commonly general anesthesia is used to put a patient to sleep during a rhinoplasty procedure.  A rhinoplasty addresses three major issues concerning the nose, mainly the breathing and airway function, the cartilaginous support of the nasal tip and nostrils, and the underlying nasal bone.  By addressing these factors, the end result of a rhinoplasty is to improve nasal breathing and to strengthen and support the tip after cosmetic improvement has been made to the nose.  The nasal proportions are improved including the nasal tip, the bridge of the nose, and the nostrils altogether. 


The anesthesia used by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian during a rhinoplasty is performed by a board certified anesthesiologist in an accredited operating room.  By maintaining strict standards for anesthesia and anesthetic during the procedure, Dr. Karamanoukian ensures that his patients receive the highest standard of operating room and anesthesia safety.  To schedule a consultation for anesthesia with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian please call our Los Angeles patient care coordinator at 310-998-5533.  Anesthesia and sedation.

Can rhinoplasty correct asymmetric nostrils? Los Angeles Rhinoplasty Surgeon



Can rhinoplasty correct asymmetric nostrils?


A rhinoplasty procedure can address many different parts of the nose, including the nasal tip and the nostrils.  From a inferior view, the nostrils can appear crooked or asymmetric, leading to a poor cosmetic result and rarely, a nasal obstruction that affects the ability to breath.  The nostrils are the external openings into the nasal valves and can be obstructed by pieces of cartilage that block the normal passage of air.  The patients who undergo rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty procedure should first undergo a consultation with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a board certified plastic surgeon, to identify nostril asymmetry and obstruction of the external nasal opening from previous surgery or trauma.  If the nostrils are obstructed or if there is scar tissue related to the nostrils, there may be obstruction and nostril asymmetry.


Dr. Karamanoukian can first evaluate these conditions and determine whether nostril surgery is recommended during your rhinoplasty in order to correct nostril asymmetry and improve the overall contour of the nose.  Cosmetic rhinoplasty and medical rhinoplasty both can correct the nostril asymmetry.  If you have questions about nostril asymmetry or revision rhinoplasty, please call our Los Angeles plastic surgery office at 310-998-5533.  Nostrils, asymmetry, uneven nasal tip.

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