RHINOPLASTY & SEPTOPLASTY
With the most advanced surgical technique and an artistically trained eye, Dr. Lesley re-sculpts the nose to achieve a natural, optimized look.
Great patient experience and outcome! Thanks to Dr Rabach, I can breathe normally for the first time in my life!
What are the credentials of my surgeon?
Dr. Lesley is a world-renowned double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, one of the few elite surgeons who specializes specifically in operating on the face and neck. She completed her internship and residency in Head & Neck Surgery at Yale New Haven Hospital followed by an ABFPRS accredited Fellowship in facial plastic surgery.With the most advanced surgical technique and an artistically trained eye, Dr. Lesley re-sculpts the nose to achieve a natural, optimized look.
Where is surgery performed? How long is surgery?
Rhinoplasties can be performed either in an accredited operating room or in the hospital. We prefer to conduct all rhinoplasties in AAAA accredited operating rooms. Surgery typically lasts about 2 hours.
What is the recovery process like?
Rhinoplasties are not typically a painful procedure, although patients may experience some mild discomfort during the healing process. Any pain or discomfort can be managed through pain medication if needed. You will experience some bruising, swelling, and your nose may be stuffy (as though you have a cold) for a few days. We give you medication to optimize these symptoms during your healing process.
What are some of the risks and potential complications?
After surgery, patients typically experience a degree of swelling and bruising around the nose. Splints are used to control the swelling. In addition, we typically make the following post operative recommendations: utilize cold compresses, keep the head elevated for the first few days following the procedure, use salon sprays to reduce mucus build-up, and take certain medications of optimize swelling and discomfort.
When should I expect to see the final results?
It will typically take up to one year to see the final results as the cartilage, skin, and muscles evolve over this healing period. Once the swelling goes down in the first month or two, expect to see a vast improvement that will continue over time.
When can I resume normal activity?
Most patients begin lighter exercise around two weeks after surgery.
How is the surgery performed?
There are various types of nasal surgeries and techniques; each patient is carefully evaluated in order to determine the best method for surgery. There are open, closed techniques with and without grafts. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made to separate the nasal skin from the underlying tissues, whereas in a closed rhinoplasty the incision is made inside the nose so that it is not visible. Through both techniques, underlying bone and cartilage are refined to meet the aesthetic for each individual patient. The various techniques are specially tailored for each patient depending on the specific goals for that patient.