Of the many patients that come to Dr. Swartout for consultation, some have had prior nose surgery by other physicians and are unhappy with the results. During the early postoperative period the results may have been favorable, but over time certain changes can occur. Bumps or irregularities can develop, the nose can pinch, and sometimes the nose can become more crooked. Frequently the breathing will worsen as well. You can see the before and after pictures of our rhinoplasty Beverly Hills patients to have an idea of what nose job results should look like when performed properly.
Reconstructive facial surgery is performed to correct injuries following facial trauma and to correct defects created with the removal of cancer. The goal of this surgery is to restore a natural appearance of the involved area involved and to restore function.
When the ears are large, protruding (lop ears), or asymmetric, it can distract from the overall appearance of the face. In school aged children it can also lead to embarrassment and significant ridicule by peers. There are minimally invasive otoplasty techniques available to improve the contours of the ear using sutures (stitches) buried under the skin. These permanent stitches create long lasting improvement in shape and symmetry.
Earrings can damage the earlobes over time, especially when large or heavy earrings are used, creating stretched, elongated lobes. The ear lobes can also be torn if an earring is pulled through, leaving an unsightly cleft in the lobule. These can be reconstructed in the office with numbing medicine applied to the skin. The procedure takes about an hour and the stitches come out in a week.