Rhinoplasty is the art of altering the form and function of the nose, and remains one of the most complex plastic surgery operations performed today. Examples of poorly done nose jobs abound in the public eye and media. For this reason, Dr. Alsarraf completed his American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery (AAFPRS) training with Calvin M. Johnson, Jr, the author of the landmark text “Open Structure Rhinoplasty” and one of the fathers of modern rhinoplasty.
Dr. Alsarraf’s goal is to create a natural appearing result that maintains the patient’s nasal function. To achieve this end, the underlying nasal structure is reshaped to provide a more attractive and pleasing profile that does not appear operated-upon or unnatural. Dr. Alsarraf has himself published several articles and chapters on specific rhinoplasty techniques, including in depth discussions of “The Post-Traumatic Rhinoplasty” and “The Saddle Nose Deformity” for special issues of the Facial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America. These articles, along with Dr. Alsarraf’s other publications, are available for your review at The Newbury Center.
For a routine or standard rhinoplasty, no nasal packing or stents are placed, no ice is required, no distant grafts (ear or rib cartilage) are used, and there is minimal discomfort or bruising. The rhinoplasty procedure takes approximately 1-2 hours and is performed in the out-patient hospital setting or private ambulatory surgery center.