Rhinoplasty and Chin Implant

Frequently, a combination surgery of rhinoplasty and chin implant is performed to provide better harmony and balance to the face on profile. If the nose projects out too far off the face and the chin is recessed, this creates an imbalance in the face and unfavorable proportions. Shortening…

Will Rhinoplasty Change My Smile?

Rhinoplasty or nose job surgery is a procedure to change the shape of the nose. Rhinoplasty should not affect one’s smile or change the shape of the smile. Initially however, your smile may feel tight and stiff. This typically occurs for the first 2-3 weeks and then settles down afterwards to your normal…

Rhinoplasty and Packing the Nose

A common question from rhinoplasty patients is if I pack the nose. Historically, rhinoplasty surgeons would pack the nose with yards of gauze after nose surgery to prevent bleeding. Removing this packing 2-7 days later was extremely uncomfortable and unpleasant. Later surgeons moved to lighter packing which could be removed the following day. Packing is typically placed in order to stop bleeding…