Depending on the changes to your nose, the surgery can differ at length. The first step is to decide whether your procedure will need general anesthesia or sedation. The next step of the procedure is the initial incision.
Depending on your procedure and case, Dr. Azizi will decide which incision he should perform. The incisions created inside your nose is called a Closed Rhinoplasty. If the incision is done along the skin between nostrils it is called Open Rhinoplasty.
Both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. You will get to discuss and review the best option for your case during the normal consultation visit with Dr. Azizi. Once the incision is made, the next step is to reshape the nose structure.
This feat is achieved by reducing/removing portions of the bone or cartilage within your nose. If the patient has an issue with a deviated septum it is on this step of the procedure that the doctor straightens the septum to ease the breathing. Once all the changes are done the doctor closes the incision and a temporary splint is added for faster recovery.