Rhinoplasty Surgery

Rhinoplasty aka "nose job" surgery encompasses the following procedures.

  • Primary
  • Revision
  • Non-surgical

The nose is the centerpiece of the face and as such has an important aesthetic value. The idea that there is one nose that fits everyone is myopic. A surgical as well as non-surgical rhinoplasty should be performed in harmony with the patient’s existing facial contours and ethnicity, creating the most natural result.

In addition to the aesthetic value of rhinoplasty, patients commonly seek nose surgery to alleviate long-standing breathing problems, mostly related to prior trauma. This often results in poor sleep for the patient as well as their partner (snoring). I will analyze your nasal airway during the consultation and discuss with you the improvement to be expected following surgery.

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About The Rhinoplasty Procedure

All nose procedures are done in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic.

What Should I Expect?

The consultation focuses on creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. I always ask my patients to list three things that they dislike about their nose. The purpose is to provide a framework and context for the procedure in an effort to fully address your expectations. We will devise a comprehensive plan that balances these objectives with your natural facial features in order to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting result. My goal is for you to have full confidence in your decision to make the change you have always imagined.

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Donald Mowlds, MD

Surgery is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety.

Non-surgical contouring is performed in the office with topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort.

The incision for a surgical rhinoplasty is placed in the columella, or the bridge of skin beneath the nose. This area heals quite well and with time the incision becomes nearly imperceptible. Additional incisions are hidden inside the nose and generally heal without issue.

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The procedure is well-tolerated and patients are discharged home the same day. Internal and external nasal splints are often worn for approximately 1 week to provide support during the initial healing phase. Patients can expect swelling that predictably dissipates with time. Bruising, if present, will resolve within one week. Patients typically stay out of work for about a week, however are permitted non-strenuous activity as soon as they feel ready.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty has obvious advantages in that patients experience no downtime. There is minimal initial swelling that resolves over a period of 2-3 days.

Surgical results are long lasting provided trauma to the nose is avoided. Non-surgical rhinoplasty results are not permanent and require fine-tuning approximately every 12 months.

Donald Mowlds, MD

Donald S. Mowlds, MD, MBA

After your cast is removed during the first post-operative visit, you will tape your nose at night for 3 weeks in an effort to control the swelling. Nevertheless, the last 10-15% will resolve with time beginning at the top of the nose and proceeding to the tip. The final definition in the tip will ultimately be evident at one year following surgery. It is important to know that this small amount of swelling will not detract from the appearance of your post-operative result.

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Other Face Procedures

A lower face and neck lift imparts youthfulness through careful repositioning of your skin and natural facial volume. Excess skin and fat are removed in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic that avoids an overdone appearance.

Liposculpture uses various liposuction techniques to address the excess fat tissue of the neck, jowls and chin to provide an enhanced contour. The targeted approach that liposuction affords is unparalleled and results in customized contouring of the neck and jaw. Mild skin laxity is also improved during the healing process following liposuction.

The chin is the centerpiece of the lower face and as such conveys excess or deficiency in this area. A chin augmentation utilizes a small silicone implant placed through a discrete incision to create a more balanced profile and structure to the jaw and lower face.

Excess skin and fat naturally accumulate in the eyelid as we age. Commonly referred to as bagginess, patients are uniformly displeased with the aged and fatigued look that this extra tissue conveys.

Eyebrow lifts reposition the eyebrows to the ideal location, refreshing the upper eye region. Brow lift surgery is often combined with upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to achieve a maximal rejuvenation in this area.

Ear rejuvenation aims to restore a natural, symmetric and aesthetic appearance to the ears. Abnormally shaped ears can be inherited at birth and cause distress throughout the adolescent years and beyond.

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Popular patient requests include restoring volume loss from the face and aging around the eyes which through a midface lift, will reposition your existing facial soft tissue onto the cheekbones to restore vitality. A lower face and neck lift will impart youthfulness through careful repositioning of your skin and natural facial volume. Vertical bands, loose skin and fullness beneath the chin will also be addressed during a neck lift to reveal and highlight your underlying structure.

Breast surgery is a core component of my practice and one of my true passions. I have spent years researching breast cancer, reconstruction and aesthetics in order to offer my patients the most innovative products and surgical techniques.

Areas of excess fat that persist despite diet and exercise can be frustrating. The intrinsic blueprint for fat deposition and retention varies widely between individuals. Body contouring is more art than science that requires blending several procedures and techniques in order to achieve a dramatic and resilient result. Lax skin and excess fat are addressed and muscles are tightened, restoring a youthful and natural appearance to the body.

Skin health is a science that treats the skin components at a cellular level to achieve flawless complexion and texture. A customized skin-care regimen can aggressively treat pigmentation and textural abnormalities as well as optimize the skin to tolerate more aggressive procedures such as lasers and peels. This combined approach leads to an unprecedented lasting renewal of the skin.

Facial rejuvenation and enhancement can also be addressed non-surgically in the office setting using a wide variety of injectable products and non-invasive devices such as Botox®, fillers, laser, Renuva® and more.

Male aesthetics has become increasingly popular as men recognize the availability of procedures that can transform areas of the body left unchanged by diet and exercise. From subtle facial rejuvenation to body sculpting procedures, many surgical and non-surgical procedures can be tailored to the male physique.