Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) is a very delicate procedure on the nose to correct its appearance and to improve its function of regulating the airflow.
In order to best evaluate a nasal deformity, it is important for the best surgeon in Chicago and surrounding suburbs to analyze the nose through a systematic approach. A need to look at the measurements of the nose’s own anatomic planes and land marks, and in terms of its relationship to the mid face and in terms of its relationship to the whole face.
The surgeon will perform the best detailed analysis once the pictures are taken and this systematic evaluation gives Dr. Makhlouf the understanding needed to plan the correction of the nose. This is then presented to the patient during a second visit.
A rhinoplasty surgery is done under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation as an outpatient procedure. In order for the surgeon to properly carry out a detailed plan, visualization of the anatomic structures is done through a small columellar incision, allowing accurate sculpting of the framework and re-establishing precisely the proper anatomic relationships. Any septal deviation or obstruction is corrected at the same time. Twenty-four hours after the surgery the nasal packs are removed. The sutures are removed at five to seven days. A splint is worn for one week, and then for one month at night.There is initial improvement that is noted at the time of suture removal, but more subtle enhancements are best seen of the nose continue to occur over a year’s time.