Primary Rhinoplasty

Dr. Abi Akl offers state of the art rhinoplasty that can provide significant improvements functionally and esthetically.

The nose has a very important role in breathing and at the same time, a nice looking nose provide balance to the face and a more pleasant appearance.

Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed cosmetic surgery, however it is the most difficult one. Some surgeons may achieve a good result with minor changes, but it takes an experienced surgeon to to achieve a reproducible and predictable outcome for every nose and to direct you toward making the right decision.

There are mainly two approaches, open and closed rhinoplasty. The nose is a very complex structure including skin, muscle, soft tissues, ligaments, cartilage and bone. One should bear in mind when performing a rhinoplasty that this is a very delicate surgery whereby cosmetic and function interplay and it is very important to seek a specialist in the field to guarantee the outcome. Your doctor must be able to tell you what your nose will look like after your surgery.

You should be over 16 if you are planning to undergo a rhinoplasty. At this age, the nasal bones are mature. The surgery takes approximately 4 hours. You will have a cast for 7 days and you should expect minimal swelling and bruising that will fade away within 14 days. At 3 months, you feel good about yourself, at 6 months you look good in the pictures and at 1 year you are only 80% healed. It takes 3 years to be fully healed.

At the time of the consultation, Dr Abi Akl will identify where the problem is, taking into consideration the airways and the cosmetic appearance. There is nothing that cannot be fixed but the surgery should be customized to each individual. Dr. Abi Akl can lengthen or shorten the nose, soften the tip, augment or reduce the dorsum.