How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery? How to Minimize Bruising from Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery ranks among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US today. Advanced surgical techniques have made the procedure safer and more effective over the years. However, one of the common concerns that continues to prevail in the minds of many candidates is whether rhinoplasty will cause serious bruising, resulting in prolonged downtime and painful recovery.

The fact is that it is possible to minimize bruising and pave the way for a faster and relatively painless recovery after rhinoplasty. The patient may expect to return to work in about a week when the cast from the nose is removed. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Operating Surgeon’s Skills

The extent of bruising that may occur following rhinoplasty will largely be determined by the kind of surgical skills that a rhinoplasty surgeon possesses. Bruising in rhinoplasty typically occurs when the surgeon is making cuts in the nasal bones to improve the size or shape of the nose. In this process of making cuts, the periosteum that covers the lower and upper surfaces of the nasal bones may get cut or shredded.

Periosteum is the source of blood supply to the nasal bone, and if it suffers the cuts, it will bleed into the skin beneath the eyes and cheek, resulting in extra bruising and swelling. A skilled plastic surgeon will take the necessary time and care to elevate the periosteum when nasal bones have to be cut.

This will ensure reduced trauma to the periosteum, and bruising will be minimized. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for this procedure.

Other Factors

Some of the individual attributes of a patient will also impact the extent of bruising that may occur following a rhinoplasty:

Age of the Patient

In case of older patients, the blood vessels will be a little more fragile, which is likely to result in slightly higher bruising.

Bleeding Tendency

Patients with a personal or family history of excessive bruising or bleeding in a surgery will be more likely to bruise after a rhinoplasty. The surgeon should look into this aspect at the time of surgical planning.

Use of Blood Thinners

Patients who have been using blood thinning drugs may have a heightened risk of bruising and bleeding during the surgery. The surgeon should account for this situation and discuss with the primary care physician before going ahead with the rhinoplasty.

Patient Tips

The surgeon will advise do’s and don’ts to the patient to prevent excessive bruising. Medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and anti-inflammatories should be avoided several weeks before and after the rhinoplasty. Ice packs should be used for about three days on the cheeks after the surgery. The head should be maintained in an elevated state as far as possible for a few days to help minimize bruising.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Using Fillers

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Using Fillers Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Using Fillers

Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping surgery is a popular aesthetic procedure designed to harmonize the appearance of the nose with other facial features. But a few patients may not be ready for an elective surgery to enhance facial aesthetics, while still wanting to improve their nose appearance. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend a non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure using FDA approved, injectable dermal fillers.

Unlike surgery, the dermal filler treatment will involve minimal pain, almost no downtime, and will avoid all the risks and complications that are typically associated with a surgery procedure. Board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) provides facial filler based rhinoplasty to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Suitable Candidates

Any individual who is desirous of achieving an improved shape or size of the nose and reducing its aberrations without surgery may be a suitable candidate for non-surgical filler based rhinoplasty. As long as the improvements required are subtle and less complex in nature, filler treatment can serve the purpose in most cases.

Undesirable humps and bumps on the nasal bridge, poorly defined nasal tip, and relatively undermined appearance of the nose are some of the conditions that can be corrected with non-surgical nose reshaping. Working people and busy moms usually make good candidates because they may be more interested in receiving a procedure that involves little risk and minimal downtime.

Injectable Procedure

The surgeon will prepare a detailed and customized dermal filler treatment plan, keeping in view the patient’s condition of the nose, and their personal aesthetic needs. The complete injection procedure can be performed in about half an hour or less. A local anesthetic injection or topical numbness cream will be applied prior to the treatment.

The choice of dermal fillers will be made at the time of treatment planning in consultation with the patient. Some of the popular FDA approved fillers include Juvederm and Restylane for nose augmentation. These are hyaluronic acid based fillers, which require no prior allergy testing. The filler will be injected into the targeted areas of the nose in a pre-determined volume to improve nose profile, symmetry, shape, and projection.

Advanced soft tissue fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra may also be used in some cases to achieve more dramatic or longer lasting results. Two or more fillers in combination may also be used in some cases for more comprehensive outcomes. The procedure will be performed on an outpatient basis.

Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby locations for this procedure.

Recovery and Results

Minor swelling and redness may occur after the procedure, which will resolve on its own in a few days. For the first week, slight tenderness will remain in the treated areas. Results with filler based rhinoplasty can usually last for about six months to a year. The treatment may be repeated after about 12 to 18 months to prolong the effects.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon before Facelift Surgery

Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon before Facelift Surgery Questions to Ask Your Plastic Surgeon before Facelift Surgery

Signs of aging tend to show more conspicuously on the face than on other parts of the body. Facelift cosmetic surgery is a proven and effective procedure to address this condition and restore a more youthful looking face. However, it is important that this procedure should be performed only by a qualified facelift surgeon with a proven track record of success in this area. Safety and predictability of results should be the paramount concern in facelift surgery.

Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other procedures. Dr. V’s specialized training as a facial plastic surgeon places her in a strong position to perform facelift and other facial rejuvenation surgeries. She receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

List of Suggested Questions

The patient should be prepared to ask all the necessary questions during the initial facelift cosmetic surgery consultation, and clarify all their doubts and concerns. Some of the important questions to ask are listed as follows:

• Are you a board certified surgeon, and whether in any specific area of specialization?
• Do you have special qualifications or training in the field of facial surgery?
• Where do you normally perform the facelift surgery, and do you have staff privileges at a hospital?
• How many facelift surgery procedures do you usually perform in a year?
• Does your support staff have the right training and qualifications?
• Where you a majority of your patients come from?
• Am I a good candidate for a facelift surgery?
• Can I choose any non-surgical facelift options instead of facelift surgery?
• Would you describe for me a wonderful, mundane or ho-hum, and an unacceptable outcome from a facelift procedure?
• Will you provide me with facelift surgery before and after photos of earlier patients?
• Can I talk to one of your staff members or a previous patient to get their perspective on facelift surgery?
• Do you use an accredited surgical room?
• Will the anesthesiologist be board certified?
• Would you have the necessary systems in place to deal with an emergency?
• Will I be able to consult with you at any stage during the treatment process?
• How long with the facelift procedure last in the operating room?
• Does a facelift involve any prior medical tests or health clearances?
• Are there any risks or complications that I should be aware of?
• Is the recovery process going to be long and painful?

Additional Guidance

As an experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. V will answer all queries of the patient accurately and in detail. She provides this procedure to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas.

Patient should remain conscious of certain aspects during the consultation, such as whether the surgeon has review their medical history, whether the surgeon paid adequate personal attention to their needs, and whether the patient could understand and agree with the facelift surgical plan made during the consultation.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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