Not every rhinoplasty patient needs or requires extensive surgery. Sometimes, only the tip of the nose needs cosmetic correction. When this patient learned from Dr. Sadati that he could sculpt just the tip to make it smaller and less rounded, she was overjoyed and said, “You can do that?” During their consultation, Dr. Sadati explained the one-hour procedure and discussed that the incisions would not be visible because they would be very small and placed inside her nose.
On the day of her procedure, she arrived at Dr. Sadati’s Newport Beach facility both excited and nervous, which is completely normal. He patiently talked her through the procedure once more, and then commenced to refine the lower lateral cartilage in her nose, correcting and balancing its shape. Since he did not need to alter her septum, there was no need for nasal packing, and she was able to return home promptly.
When she returned for her follow-up appointment, she was surprised to see that her nostrils were less evident in her side view “after” photos. She also loved that her newly refined tip no longer pointed toward her mouth. She thanked Dr. Sadati for his patience and expertise and said he definitely deserved his three-peat “Best Cosmetic Surgeon” award from the Orange County Register.