Are You Looking for a Nose Job in the Inland Empire?

Nose job surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgery that is performed to alter the appearance of the nose with the goal of enhancing facial harmony and the proportional relationships of the facial features.  This is one of the more invasive, yet functional, cosmetic surgeries that many people will undergo at some point in their lives.  So, when deciding where to get your rhinoplasty done, it is very important to consider as many doctors as possible and see what each one of them has to say about your case.  Especially in the Southern California area, there are almost too many options to choose from as far as plastic surgeons are concerned.

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However, we are here to tell you that you have come to the right place.  If you are in the Southern California area and are looking to receive a nose job, look no further than Terracina Surgical Arts in the Inland Empire.  Terracina is run by the exceptional Dr. Punjabi, along with his amazing team of associates and technicians.  Dr. Punjabi has many years of experience in performing nose jobs, and he has provided countless patients with the nose of their dreams throughout the years.  Whether you’re looking to go bigger, smaller, have a change in shape, or are having a respiratory problem, Dr. Punjabi will be able to help you reach whatever your end goal may be.  Plus, all of these amazing services and more are available to everyone right here in the Inland Empire.

People elect to undergo rhinoplasty for many different reasons.  One of the most common of these, however, is obstructed airways.  Airway obstruction cases are ones that require more careful evaluation than cosmetic cases, being that these are directly related to the nasal structure.  This is in stark contrast to cosmetic cases, which are typically done due to a dislike of the shape or appearance of the nose.

Before undergoing your nose job here in the Inland Empire, Dr. Punjabi will ask you stop smoking for at least six weeks prior to the procedure.  Taking this step will promote more efficient healing.  You will also need to stop taking aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, along with any herbal medications that may increase bleeding.  Hydration is also extremely important to help increase your chances of a safe and speedy recovery.

Medications will be administered for your comfort during the procedure.  General anesthesia is commonly used, although local or intravenous anesthesia may be more desirable, depending on the case.  For your assured safety during surgery, multiple monitors will be used in order to keep track of your heart rate, blood pressure, and blood oxygen levels.  Depending on the type of work that needs to be done and how much work needs to be done, your rhinoplasty may utilize either a closed or an open technique.  Incisions for closed rhinoplasties are made entirely on the inside of the nose whereas open rhinoplasties require additional small incisions made on the underside of the nose on the skin between the nostrils.  The nasal skin will then be separated from the underlying bone and cartilage and the existing framework will be given a new shape.  Here at Terracina, we focus not only on the shape, but also on the function of the nose.  So, upon altering the shape, we will make sure that you will still be able to breathe normally and will not have any post-surgical obstruction.

After your rhinoplasty is completed, you will be taken into the recovery room where your conditions will be closely monitored, and you will be discharged when you are sufficiently recovered.  There will be a splint placed on the outside of your nose to help support the new shape as you go through the healing process.  A nasal splint or packing may also be placed in the nostrils to provide any necessary additional support.  The packings will be removed after about four to seven days after surgery, and the splint and additional bandages will be removed in seven to ten days.

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As you go through the healing process, you should expect bruising, swelling, and some discomfort.  Your face overall will be swollen, and the areas specifically around your eyes and nose will be darkly bruised.  This swelling and bruises typically will mostly dissipate within the first ten to fourteen days.  You may need to make sure that you keep your head elevated and as still as possible for the first few days after your procedure.  If necessary, Dr. Punjabi will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any severe discomfort you may be having.  He may also instruct you to limit your physical activity for anywhere from a few days to a few weeks.

It is extremely important that you listen closely to all of the post-rhinoplasty instructions you are given by Dr. Punjabi.  If you do not pay attention to and execute your post-operative care the way you are told, you may experience serious complications and your end result may not be what you were hoping for.  Keep in mind that minor swelling of the nose can occur for up to a year after surgery, so if you experience this, there is no need to fear of a serious complication, for it is fairly normal for this to be the case.

Dr. Punjabi has given many people the nose of their dreams and has improved their breathing throughout his extensive career in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.  So, if you’re in Southern California and thinking about getting a nose job, look no further than Terracina Surgical Arts.  Our amazing team is right here in the Inland Empire to help you finally get the nose you’ve always wanted.  Visit our website and give us a call today to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Punjabi and the rest of the Terracina team.


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