Scarless Rhinoplasty In San Diego

Scarless rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the size and shape of a person’s nose and improves its appearance to be more symmetrical and proportional to the rest of the face. Also known as closed rhinoplasty, the nasal anatomy is adjusted through incisions inside the nose. Closed rhinoplasty is designed to refine the nasal appearance, correct defects in the nose caused by an injury or irregularities that can affect how someone can breathe properly.

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What are the Benefits of Scarless Rhinoplasty?

There are advantages to a scarless rhinoplasty in La Jolla, including:

  • Great improvement to the structure and appearance of your nose
  • No scarring, no disfiguring scars are visible
  • Swelling decreases faster with a scarless rhinoplasty procedure
  • Short recovery time as the nasal tissues heal quickly

Am I a Candidate for Scarless Rhinoplasty?

A good candidate for a scarless rhinoplasty may have a defect on their nose and/or a desire to make changes to its shape and size. Anyone who feels self-conscious about their nose can consider a closed rhinoplasty and restore balance to their face.

What are the Risks?

Some of the risks involved with a scarless rhinoplasty can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bruising, infection, numbness, scarring and swelling. On rare occasions, there could be a nasal septal perforation that could require an additional surgery.

Scarless Rhinoplasty La Jolla
Scarless Rhinoplasty La Jolla
Scarless Rhinoplasty La Jolla
Scarless Rhinoplasty La Jolla

During your consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla, you have time to ask questions about you might be concerned about regarding this procedure. A scarless rhinoplasty will improve the appearance of your nose without leaving any scars. Dr. Malone utilizes a wide range of techniques that she has personally modified in order to best meet her individual patients’ needs and she will recommend the optimal treatment plan for you based upon your in-depth consultation with her.

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You may experience some discomfort after your procedure with some bruising and swelling for a few days. The recovery for a scarless rhinoplasty in San Diego has a few stages.

The first week after your procedure:

  • You may have a cast over your nose, removed five to seven days after your procedure
  • There may be some bruising and swelling
  • You may experience some discomfort
  • You may use ice to reduce swelling and improve healing
  • There are no visible scars

Weeks 2 through 6 after your procedure:

  • All non-strenuous activities can be resumed
  • Swelling in the nose continues to decrease

Week 6 after your procedure:

  • Intense physical activities, including exercises, can be resumed

The first year after your procedure:

  • It takes a full year for the sidewalls and profile of your nose to heal properly (in part because there is no removal of excess skin involved) and for the new underlying framework to take effect

A scarless rhinoplasty in San Diego is a procedure with the incisions made inside the nose resulting in no scars being visible. The closed rhinoplasty technique that Dr. Malone utilizes yields no scar.

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

Dr. Malone is at the forefront of minimally invasive rhinoplasty techniques. She most often utilizes the scarless or “closed” endonasal rhinoplasty technique that leaves no scars and reduces healing time. This procedure features minimally invasive incisions made inside the nose to perform the sculpting of the nasal bones and cartilage and leave the desired shape changes. It is performed with specialized minimally invasive telescopes to allow nasal shaping with minimal disruption. Patients who undergo closed rhinoplasty typically heal faster than with the open rhinoplasty approach eliminating the need for any incision of the skin, thereby providing the most natural aesthetic results with hidden incisions.

The open rhinoplasty approach is performed through a small external incision on the underside of the nose. This incision heals very well and becomes less visible over time. This is the preferred approach for certain types of noses and nasal shaping techniques.

Non-Surgical or “Liquid” Rhinoplasty

There are many great options for treatments to change the shape of your nose without undergoing any surgery. Dr. Malone’s practice has many different treatments to provide a non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Dr. Malone’s treatments in La Jolla are highly individualized, customized for you and address your specific concerns and needs. We aim to let your refreshed appearance reflect the youthful energy that you feel on the inside. Most importantly, Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is seamless without ever drawing unwanted attention. She provides the subtle refresher that a good night’s rest no longer produces. Dr. Malone’s aesthetic is a natural, soft and balanced letting you to always put your best face forward.

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