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Rhinoplasty: Your Nose, Not Clones

Friday, October 18th, 2013

A controversial epidemic swept through Korea earlier this year when a group of aspiring Miss Korea 2013 contestants had faced claims that cosmetic procedures left all of them looking the same. Currently, South Korea boasts a booming plastic surgery industry with more young people turning to plastic surgery than any other country. Much of South Korea’s booming plastic surgery industry is fueled by an obsession to look more “westernized.” In the United States most surgeons feel that patients can turn to plastic surgery to achieve aesthetic results to make improved versions of themselves, NOT to look like someone else.

Rhinoplasty, offers men and women the ability to reshape their nose for a more balanced and natural appearance. Surgeons do their best to achieve the desired results for their patients, but they do not recommend nasal surgery to look like someone else. That person’s nose is suitable for their facial contours, it does not mean that a flattering nose will look good on everyone else. There is no one size fits all procedure, a patient’s goals will be established during consultation and the surgeon will predetermine results.

Why Men and Women Seek Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles:

Most patients that seek out Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles want a nose that matches the rest of their facial proportions. They want to correct a large dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose or shrink down a bulbous nasal tip. State of the art technology aims to give the surgeon assistance needed to achieve the best results possible, while maintaining the natural look of the patients facial features.

Other patients go through surgery to restore breathing function when they are limited to certain breathing levels because of a deviated septum. Patients turn to nose surgery for reasons including the following:

  • Unhappy with size and shape
  • Feeling of a crooked or disproportionate nose
  • Correct upturned nose or drooping tip
  • Repair unusually large or small nostrils
  • Injured nasal structure did not heal properly
  • Appearance of the nose reduces confidence
  • Wish to combine rhinoplasty with other facial enhancements

According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed procedures that has a greater impact on a patient’s appearance. The nose is the most defining characteristic of the face and even a simple alteration can achieve great improvements for a person’s appearance.

Striving for a Natural Look

Even the greatest plastic surgeons tell their patients that perfection cannot be achieved and their goal is not to make the nose appear like someone else. The goal is to achieve the patients desired results while maintaining the natural contours of the face, this creating facial harmony that makes the patient proud to show off THEIR features.

Surgical skills alone will not guarantee a successful outcome, patients with good tissue and complimentary healing responses will promote a successful procedure. With today’s advanced technology and Dr. Grigoryants vast training and experience a natural and beautiful nose that will compliment the facial proportion for a lifetime can be achieved through Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.

Breath Better with Rhinoplasty

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Many people are unsatisfied with the shape of their nose and turn to rhinoplasty to promote balance and improve attractiveness. However, there are many people suffering because they have a defect in their nose that prevents them from breathing normally. After clearing your nose with nasal saline spray do you still experience problems breathing? Even after treating congestion problems does it feel like there is something still blocking your airways. There could be structural issues that have developed and are responsible for blocked airways. Fortunately rhinoplasty can restore normal function of the nose as well as enhance the appearance while balancing out your facial proportions.

Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as nose surgery, is a cosmetic surgery designed to reshape, restructure, and treat any nasal airway obstructions. Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants has mastered an effective rhinoplasty technique which offers his patients maximal results with minimal downtime. This technique allows him to reshape the nose without leaving behind visible scars or damage.

What Causes Nasal Obstruction?

There are many reasons why the nasal airways can be blocked, affecting a person’s breathing. A plastic surgeon is able to evaluate the underlying problems and create a plan of treatment to improve breathing and aesthetic appeal. Some common issues that can result in nasal obstruction are:

  • Deviated septum

  • Internal valve collapse

  • Enlarged turbinates

  • Nasal polyps

What are Signs of Airway Obstruction?

Nasal obstruction can affect a patient’s quality of life as it causes fatigue, poor sleep quality, loss of energy and snoring. Symptoms of airway obstruction include:

  • Nasal congestion

  • Mouth breathing

  • Dry mouth

  • Reduced sense of smell

  • Recurring sinus infections

  • Sleep disturbance

Treating Nasal Obstruction:

Patients can improve nasal airways with treatment from Dr. Grigoryants. He will correct a patient’s deviated septum through septoplasty. A hidden incision is made in the nose to straighten the crooked septum.

Enlarged turbinates can cause frequent nasal airway obstruction. They swell and shrink throughout the course of the day negatively affecting nasal breathing. It is initially treated with nasal sprays to reduce tissue growth, but for patients who are unresponsive to treatment, surgical intervention can definitively treat the enlarged turbinates. During surgery the turbinates are reduced to normal size, thus restore breathing function.

The internal valve area is located a little less than halfway up the nose, in the middle of the nasal bridge. This is a very sensitive area and the height or width of the bridge can affect the valve. Invisible spreader grafts and sutures reconstruct cartilage attachments and maintain good flow of air through this region.

Why Should you Correct Nasal Airway Obstruction?

The nasal airway plays a key role in bringing oxygen into the body. A damaged nasal passage will not perform its functional duties of filtering air pollutants and bringing in adequate amounts of oxygen. In Southern California quantities of pollutants continue to increase daily and is likely to affect those with nasal problems.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nose surgery improves appearance and proportion of the nose as well as correct impaired breathing that was caused by structural abnormalities. Only the most experienced plastic surgeons are capable of achieving cosmetic improvements and enhance breathing function.

What to Expect After Rhinoplasty:

Patients may experience a few effects immediately after treatment, including swelling, discomfort, and pain. These side effects of the surgery will subside over time and airflow will gradually improve.

A well-planned rhinoplasty will alter the shape of the nose and improve the nasal passage for smooth and easy breathing. Dr. Grigoryants offers treatment options to correct airways for patients suffering from nasal airway blockage.

Discover how you can reduce signs of nasal airway blockage with the help of Dr. Grigoryants. His precision and accuracy will remove obstructions in nasal structures and patients can enjoy breathing freely. Open the airways to a healthy life with rhinoplasty in Los Angeles.

Dr. Grigoryants reviews safety of plastic surgery

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

This post will describes what steps we take to ensure safety for our patients. When these guidelines are followed, plastic surgery can be performed with a very high degree of safety.

1. Patient selection:   Prior to surgery, patients are screened for any medical conditions and their ability to withstand surgery and anesthesia. For young and healthy patients, surgery is very safe. Older patients and patients with medical problems will need to undergo medical clearance by their primary care doctors or cardiologists. In certain cases, even stress tests will be ordered to evaluate the patients cardiac function. From time to time, we will turn down patients based on their age and/or medical condition.

2. Type of surgery performed: Certain procedures like (rhinoplasty, facelift, breast augmentation etc.) are associated with relatively little bleeding and little stress on the body. On the other hand large volume liposuction (over 5 liters) or tummy tuck with a large volume liposuction is more stressful for the body. When patients undergo combined surgeries or large volume liposuction, we recommend the patients stay in the hospital for at least 1 day for observation and intravenous hydration. During surgery surgery the patients vitals signs and fluid maintenance is very important. Dr. Grigoryants’ training and experience in Critical Care Medicine in addition to plastic surgery, allows him to take extra steps in ensuring intraoperative safety for his patients.

3. Duration of surgery: Most procedures in plastic surgery when performed by an experienced surgeon are relatively short. For example, Dr. Grigoryants’ rhinoplasty takes about 2-2.5 hours, breast augmentation 1.5 hours, and tummy tuck with liposuction 3-3.5 hours. Certain procedures can be combined safely. Although the relationship between the risk of complications and duration of surgery is not very clear, Dr. Grigoryants limits the duration of surgery to less than 6-7 hours when procedures are combined. When more extensive procedures are required, it is best to do them separately at different times.

4. Surgical Enviroment: Surgical procedures with anesthesia have to be performed in the hospital or an accredited surgical center. These facilities will have the necessary equipment and medications to allow for safer surgery. For example, patients vital signs are carefully monitored before, during, and after surgery; warming blanket are used to keep patients warm; and sequential compression devices (SCD’s) are placed on all patients to minimize the risk of deep vein thrombosis.

To learn more visit our website http://www.vgplasticsurgery.com

Combining rhinoplasty with other surgeries

Saturday, August 17th, 2013

Rhinoplasty is frequently combines with other procedures in our practice.  Patients undergoing rhinoplasty will undergo another procedure such as breast augmentation, liposuction, breast reduction, lip augmentation, ear reshaping or labioplasty.  The advantage of combining surgeries is one anesthesia, one recovery period, and lower cost as compared to doing these procedures separately.  As long as the total duration of surgery is not excessive, the procedures can be safely combined.  The duration of surgery depends on the surgeon’s skill and complexity of surgical problem.   For example,  rhinoplasty and breast augmentation with Dr. Grigoryants takes about 3- 3.5 hours. Patients will return to work in one week and can resume exercises in 4 weeks afte surgery.  It important to have the procedures performed in a certified surgical facility (surgery center or  hospital).   Visit http://www.vgplasticsurgery.com/los%20angeles%20nose%20reshaping(rhinoplasty).htm to get more information about rhinoplasty with Dr. Grigoryants

Nasal taping after rhinoplasty

Thursday, August 15th, 2013

Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants removes the nasal splint 5-7 days after rhinoplasty. His  patients are instructed to tape the nose for at least  3-4 weeks every night. Although taping affect the final result, it will reduce swelling in the morning.  The nose, especially the tip of the nose tends to swell overnight. Having the tape minimize that swelling.  Our patients frequently report that when they do not tape the nose, they wake up with a thicker appearing nose.   A special light brown paper tape will be given to our patients when the splint comes off. We will also show how to tape the nose.  Some patients may develop irritation from the tape in which cases they will be instructed to stop taping.  Foods rich in salt, alcohol, and strenuous physical activity may increase swelling.

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Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants reviews swelling after rhinoplasty

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Patient undergoing rhinoplasty need to be prepared to experience different staging of swelling.
Unfortunately, there is no way to have rhinoplasty without swelling and take more time for swelling to resolve after rhinoplasty than after other plastic surgical procedures. Swelling after closed rhinoplasty tends to resolve faster than after open rhinoplasty.

1. Onset of swelling. Swelling develops around the nose and upper face day 1-3 after surgery and tends to look more pronounced during these first 3 days. This usually happens in patients who had work on the nasal bones.

2. Splint Removal . In our practice, the splint comes off on day 5-7 after surgery. At this stage, most of pronounced swelling around the eyes has improved. There may be swelling in the bridge of the nose, face, and upper lip. Noticeable facial swelling improves fast over the next 7-10 days. The upper lip may appear longer and the smile may feel stiff. This resolves gradually within 30-60 days. The tip may look more upturned and it will come down over the next 7-14 days.

3. Upper part of the nose. Although the entire nose will be gradually shrinking and softening, swelling in the upper part of the nose will be resolving faster. By 30-60 days after surgery most upper nasal swelling will subside and the skin will feel soft in the upper part of the nose.

4. The tip. Although one may read online that it takes one year for all nasal swelling to go away, the reality is that it takes several years for all swelling to go away before you can see the final shape. At the end of the first year after surgery, the patients are likely to see 85-90% of swelling resolution and by the end of the second year almost all of swelling will resolve. Patients with think nasal skin may take longer to heal. Once nasal tip swelling resolves, the tip feels softer and tip cartilages become more visible and easier to feel.

To learn more about rhinoplasty with Dr. Vladimir Grigoryants, visit our rhinoplasty page.

rhinoplasty beverly hills – Preparation The Weeks Before Plastic Surgery:

Tuesday, August 7th, 2012
You have made the decision to have nose surgery in Beverly Hills, now what? After you have found an expert surgeon to perform your procedure you need to understand what is involved in the preparation for surgery. Your plastic surgeon will give you a list of specific guidelines to aid you in your preparation for surgery. One given is that any smoker will need to quite smoking at least six weeks prior to their surgery day. Another lifestyle change can include cutting alcohol consumption out. Smoking and drinking can higher the risk for increased bleeding as well as cause complications during the recovery stages. To create a well rounded life-style in preparation for surgery, it is recommended that patients eat foots that compose a healthy diet.

In order to keep up the immune system, your doctor may ask you two begin taking a multivitamin about two weeks before you have rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. Patients that take in the proper amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Bromelain will endure less swelling and have a smooth recovery. Although taking a multivitamin is recommended, other medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen will need to be discontinued as they can cause excessive bleeding during surgery and recovery. Talk to your doctor about all of the medications that you are on so that you can decide what needs to be discontinued.

Another step that can be taken by patients to reduce the amount of swelling during their recovery time is to start a low sodium diet. Any white carbohydrates should also be avoided such as pastas, bagels and potatoes. Instead, eating a healthy variety of fruits and green vegetables is recommended to enable a healthy recovery.
It is typical that a general anesthesia is used during the rhinoplasty procedure. This means that it is crucial for the patient to not eat or drink any water after midnight on the night before their surgery. Disregarding this aspect in preparation can lead to your surgery being cancelled because it is too high risk. In the morning you need to make sure that you do not swallow any water when brushing your teeth or washing your face. Keep a natural face and refrain from applying any makeup, lotions or jewelry. Make sure that you are dressed in comfy clothes and that you have something extra to cover up with as you may be cold.
Do yourself a favor and take all measures possible to enable a smooth recovery. There is only so much that your Doctor can recommend and provide you. It is up to you to take the extra steps and follow through with all of their instructions.
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Stop Self-Conscious Thoughts about Your Nose with Rhinoplasty

Sunday, July 15th, 2012
If you’ve always been dismayed by the shape and/or size of your nose, chances are you will begin to feel even more dismayed- if you already haven’t. It may seem strange to people who don’t have qualms about certain areas of their body, but the advent of social media and video communication technologies have been shown to give people who were already insecure about some way that they look even more chances to feel insecure. This is because the proliferation of social media and video communication technologies in almost every aspect of your life allows people to see just how they look almost all the time. So, if you are a person who already felt miffed about your nose, now is the time to get nose surgery Beverly Hills patients say that is designed to help your nose look the way you want it to look- in order to look your best before the juggernauts of social media and all the different video communication technologies becomes even more commonplace.

Nose surgery- or as it is technically known, rhinoplasty- is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to correct some defect of the nose, whether it be an aesthetic defect or medical defect that affects your breathing or daily functions in some way. Even though the rhinoplasty procedure can be used for medical reconstruction reasons, the majority of people who undergo rhinoplasty Beverly Hills surgeons say is done so for aesthetic and elective reasons- rhinoplasty procedures nowadays are incredibly adept at constructing noses that are aesthetically enhanced and pleasing to the patient.

The main goal of rhinoplasty is to bring about an aesthetically-pleasing, functional, and proportionally symmetrical nose. This is done by correcting the form, size, and functional capabilities of the nasal skin and tissues found attached to the osseo-cartilaginous nasal framework.
Rhinoplasty procedures come in two flavors: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. There are inherent advantages and disadvantages to each procedure, but either procedure should be capable of bringing about the patient’s desired results, although whether the closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty is performed depends on how comfortable the plastic surgeon feels doing either procedure, the budget with which the patient is working with to pay for the rhinoplasty procedure, and of course, the opinions of the patient on the benefits and risks of each procedure.
The closed rhinoplasty utilizes incisions that are made within endonasally (within the patient’s nose), eliminating the visual appearance of post-op scars. An open rhinoplasty requires that incisions be made on the exterior tip of the nose, creating the chance that visible scars will appear as a result, however, the open method of rhinoplasty is much more efficient and cost-effective at creating the nose shape and size that the patient desires. Neither procedure is “objectively” better- the better procedure is the one that is personally better suited for both the patient and the surgeon to design and create the nose the patient wants.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Are you trying to decide if a nose job is right for you? There are several factors that go into the decision on if any plastic surgery procedure is the right choice. The first point that needs to be thought about is what your goal for the procedure is. Another factor that needs to be looked into is your overall general health. Your surgeon will order a selection of preoperative tests to ensure that you are healthy enough to endure the surgery and that your body will have a good reaction during recovery. The most common reason that people seek rhinoplasty Beverly Hills surgeons say is because they are unhappy with the shape or size of their noses. This along with problems with the functionalty of the nose lead patients to want nose surgery.
Patients that choose to have rhinoplasty for aesthetic purposes desire a nose that is more fitting to their face. Rhinoplasty Los Angeles surgeons will sculpt the nose in a way so that is complements the other facial features of the face. The point of the nose is not to draw a person’s attention to it, but to create overall facial symmetry. On the other hand, patients that are having the surgery because of functionality problems just want to know what it is like to have a normal working nose. Constantly having trouble can be tiring, and with the right nose surgery, the surgeon can open up the air way and correct the structural defect that was causing the problem. Ultimately, patients of both cases are very happy with the end result. An expert rhinoplsaty surgeon will not only raise the confidence and self-esteem of their patient, but also give them the upmost in patient care.

Patients that are considered to be the best patients to undergo nose surgery will also need to meet a criterion to be eligible for the surgery. Yes, being unhappy with your nose is a leading factor, but these factors will ensure that you get the best results from your rhinoplasty surgery and that the surgery is safe for you. Some of the important factors include:

·         Being someone that does not smoke, or is dedicated to quitting well before the surgery day. This is to help avoid any unnecessary complications during surgery or recovery.
·         The nose has reached its full adult size before surgery.
·         The patient must have realistic expectations for their nose surgery. The doctor will talk through with you your goals and how they can be met.
·         The patient is in overall good healthy and has no major medical conditions.
If you feel that the rhinoplasty procedure is right for you, your next step is to call and schedule a consultation. It is important that you choose an expert plastic surgeon to ensure that you are completely happy with your surgery.
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Don’t like your nose? Now is the time to do something about it!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012
It has been projected that by 2017, the American market for cosmetic surgery will reach $3.2billion dollars. Even with the state of the economy these days, our quest for youth and enhancing our physical appearance has only been exacerbated by the increasing popularity of weight loss and reality television, tougher competition in workplaces, and the ever growing acceptance of elective plastic surgery. But maybe, just maybe, plastic surgery can be worth it when trying to shave off a few years from your looks: The Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery recently published a study that suggests that patients who have had a beverly hills rhinoplasty procedure do indeed look younger- up to 1.5 years younger than their actual ages.

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure which aims to restore the functions of the nose and to aesthetically enhance the nose by correcting and reconstructing the form of it. Most rhinoplasty Beverly Hills patients share the same goal: to have a nose that is more attractively shaped and proportioned. It has been estimated that there were 243, 772 nose reshaping/rhinoplasty procedures done in 2011,  making it the second most sought after cosmetic procedure; the first being breast augmentation.

A recent poll amongst rhinoplasty patients has shown that almost 80% of the patients were satisfied with their appearance after the operation. Perhaps this is due to the new technological developments made on the plastic surgery forefront. One new development is a Swiss technology called Crisalix, which is the first web-based simulator to use 2-D pre-op photo to create an accurate 3-D view of what the patient would look like post-op. Allowing the patient to view what their faces will look like beforehand gives them a sense of comfort as they can clarify desires and expectations, which lead to better overall post-op contentment.
So, if you do not like your nose, don’t hold back from doing what you need to do to become comfortable with yourself. The first step after you have decided that you are going to do something about your nose is to find an expert plastic surgeon. By viewing multiple before and after pictures of their patients you can get an understanding of how many patients the doctor has worked with, as well as the artistic ability they have when it comes to forming a nose that fits the patients face and compliments there other features.
 

Dr. Grigoryants Los Angeles cosmetic surgeon provides plastic surgery services throughout Southern California including Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, Los Angeles, Encino, Huntington Park, Studio City, Arcadia, Montrose, Hollywood, La Crescenta, La Canada Flintridge, Valencia, Monrovia, Eagle Rock, Altadena, San Marino, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, North Hollywood, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Van Nuys, Santa Monica, Calabasas, Palmdale, Fresno, Northridge, and Westlake Village, and Simi Valley.

Our Plastic Surgery center in Glendale, Los Angeles, California specializes primarily in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery inclding breast enlargement, breast augmentation, breast implants, liposuction, tummy tuck, abdominoplasty, cosmetic facelifts, rhinoplasty (nose surgery, nose job), Forehead Lift, Eyelid Surgery and other body contouring procedures. The center led by an expert Los Angeles Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon. As a board certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Grigoryants is dedicated to providing high quality yet affordable cosmetic plastic surgery options to Los Angeles patients and being the best plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, Glendale, Pasadena, Beverly Hills.

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