Whether it’s cosmetic, a revision procedure, or a structural repair, nose surgery is widely considered to be one of the more sophisticated procedures in the field of plastic surgery. There’s a reason why so many patients opt for a facial plastic surgeon when seeking nose surgery; it takes years of training and a deep knowledge of facial aesthetics to create natural results.
Dr. Matt Hershcovitch is known in the Burbank area for his incredible work with nose surgery. As a double board-certified, fellowship-trained specialist in Ears, Nose, and Throat surgery and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Hershcovitch has the unique expertise to tackle a myriad of nose surgery procedures. Regardless of whether you’re undergoing medical or cosmetic nose surgery, Dr. Hershcovitch will perform your procedure with the same outstanding level of care.
An ill-proportioned nose can often throw off a person’s facial aesthetics; by shaping the nose so that it’s in harmony with the rest of the facial features, rhinoplasty can help a patient achieve a more appealing appearance. Dr. Hershcovitch believes that rhinoplasty should be a kind of nasal refinement; he understands that there’s no nose that will look good on everyone, rather, he strives to make the patient’s nose fit their facial features as a whole. By trying to achieve that balance and harmony, Dr. Hershcovitch achieves natural, subtle results time and time again.
Some patients find themselves needing a revision rhinoplasty if their procedure was performed by an inadequately trained or inexperienced surgeon. There are unfortunately many surgeons who are not double board certified nor trained specifically in facial plastic surgery. Revision nose surgery is often performed to fix aesthetic issues and to restore proper breathing function for the nose. Revision nose surgery is also an extremely delicate procedure; the surgeon needs to work with the delicate tissue that’s already been manipulated, restore breathing function, and ensure the nose looks balanced, natural, and well-proportioned. Essentially, the main goal of revision nose surgery is to give the patient the nose they deserved the first time around.
Not all surgeons have the training to perform revision nose surgery, but Dr. Hershcovitch is an esteemed facial plastic surgeon with an extensive knowledge of nasal anatomy. In fact, many of Dr. Hershcovitch’s peers refer revision rhinoplasty procedures to Dr. Hershcovitch.
The nose is such a delicate, crucial part of the body that certain structural changes can lead to serious breathing problems down the line. Treatments like deviated septum repair, functional endoscopic sinus surgery, and nasal polyp surgery are designed to help the patient regain normal function of the nose. Other functional nose surgery procedures, like nasal fracture repair, serve to fix trauma to the nose that’s made it difficult for the patient to breathe.
Of course, while functional rhinoplasty focuses on restoring function to the nose, Dr. Hershcovitch still strives to ensure the results don’t sacrifice the patient’s appearance. The full collection of functional nose surgery procedures that Dr. Hershcovitch performs includes:
- In-office balloon sinuplasty
- Functional endoscopic sinus surgery
- In-office turbinate reduction
- Nasal fracture repair
- Nasal polyp surgery
- Septoplasty/deviated septum repair
Recovery from Nose Surgery
Depending on the kind of nose surgery you undergo, your recovery will vary. Typically, Dr. Hershcovitch places a small cast on the nose after nose surgery to aid in the nose’s recovery. The cast will be removed after 5-7 days. Dr. Hershcovitch does not usually pack the nose after surgery, since many patients find packing the nose to be very uncomfortable and somewhat unnecessary. Dr. Hershcovitch will also use a small piece of silastic sheeting to protect the delicate tissues in the nose during the recovery. This sheeting can be removed after the week. Patients will be able to return to work about a week after their procedure. Depending on the type of the nose surgery, patients should see a good majority of the swelling disappear after a month.
Dr. Hershcovitch recommends that patients avoid doing the following while they’re recovering from their nose surgery:
- Exercising for at least two weeks
- Taking a shower while you’re wearing the cast
- Sleeping on your side for at least two weeks
- Blowing your nose for at least 3 weeks
- Swimming or submerging your nose underwater for at least two weeks