Alexis Furze, MD
Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Newport Beach, CA
Surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure that’s designed to improve your nasal form and function, as well as your confidence. Since this procedure combines the worlds of plastic surgery with head and neck surgery, you want a surgeon who is board-certified in both areas — and Alexis Furze, MD, in Newport Beach, California, is one such unique surgeon. With more than 15,000 nasal surgeries under his belt, Dr. Furze has the experience and expertise to meet your rhinoplasty needs. To get started, schedule a consultation online or by phone today.
Rhinoplasty Q & A
What can a rhinoplasty correct?
Rhinoplasties, in general, rank among the top 10 cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States each year. Because your nose takes up such a central position on your face, its size and shape can have a significant impact on your appearance.
With rhinoplasty, Dr. Furze can address a host of complaints, including:
- A nose that’s too large or too small
- Uneven or large nostrils
- Crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Tip that droops or hooks
- Bulbous or large nose tip
- Wide nose base
- Bump along the ridge of the nose
Dr. Furze firmly believes that there’s no such thing as a perfect, one-size-fits-all nose so he takes the time to sit down with you to discuss your concerns and find a solution that works well for your goals. By preserving some aspects of your nose, he ensures that your newly shaped nose fits in with the unique characteristics of your face.
What are the different types of rhinoplasty?
Dr. Furze offers several different types of rhinoplasty, including:
Dr. Furze makes refinements to the tip of your nose to correct drooping or rotation.
Dr. Furze reduces the size of your nose, making it more proportional to your face.
If you’ve had a rhinoplasty and you’re unhappy with the results, either cosmetically or functionally, Dr. Furze corrects the issue through a secondary rhinoplasty.
This surgery is designed for non-Caucasians and requires the skill and expertise of a surgeon who’s very familiar with the nasal structure of the patient’s ethnic group so that the reshaped nose looks natural on their face. With many Orange County patients who claim Hispanic, Middle Eastern, African American, and Asian heritage, Dr. Furze has this expertise.
If you feel your nose is too small or poorly defined, Dr. Furze augments your nose, bringing more balance to your face.
If injury or disease has caused you to partially or completely lose your nose, Dr. Furze specializes in reconstructive nose surgery.
What should I expect after my rhinoplasty?
Dr. Furze places you under general anesthesia for your rhinoplasty, but the procedure is still an outpatient one, which means you can return home afterward.
You may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort after your surgery, so you should plan on taking it easy for the first week. As these symptoms subside, you can slowly resume your normal activities. Dr. Furze monitors your progress to ensure that your recovery goes smoothly.
If you’d like to explore a rhinoplasty, call Alexis Furze, MD, or schedule a consultation online today.