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Cleft Rhinoplasty

Cleft rhinoplasty addresses nasal deformities caused by cleft lip and palate conditions. Dr. Artur Fahradyan offers this reconstructive surgery to enhance the appearance and breathing abilities of individuals affected by congenital cleft anomalies.

Correct Nasal Issues From Cleft Anomalies

Cleft rhinoplasty is a surgical intervention to correct nasal deformities resulting from cleft lip and palate conditions. These congenital anomalies often leave individuals with nasal irregularities and functional limitations, like breathing issues. Cleft rhinoplasty enhances the appearance and functional aspects of the nose by reshaping and restructuring the nasal framework. It is a critical component of comprehensive cleft care, helping individuals with clefts achieve improved facial harmony and better breathing function.

Cleft Rhinoplasty Corrects:

  • Nasal deformities resulting from cleft lip and palate conditions
  • Aesthetic concerns related to cleft-related nasal irregularities
  • Cleft-related nasal asymmetry
  • Issues with the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils
  • Functional issues affecting breathing and airflow

Cleft Rhinoplasty Preparation Guidelines:

  • Undergo a comprehensive medical assessment to ensure you are a suitable candidate.
  • Communicate your goals and expectations clearly with Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Provide a list of current medications and supplements for assessment.
  • If you smoke, stop at least several weeks before the surgery to reduce complications.
  • Complete any required blood tests and screenings.
  • Arrange for post-operative care and assistance during recovery.
  • Follow the fasting instructions provided by the surgical team.
  • Cease using blood-thinning medications that may increase bleeding risk.

Cleft Rhinoplasty Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Ensure adequate rest and reduce physical activity for the initial recovery period.
  • Gently clean the surgical site as per your surgeon’s instructions.
  • Take prescribed pain medications as directed for comfort.
  • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling and bruising.
  • Keep your head elevated while resting to further reduce swelling.
  • Refrain from applying pressure or touching the surgical area unnecessarily.
  • Maintain a soft, non-spicy diet to avoid straining during chewing.
  • Avoid forceful nose blowing to prevent complications.
  • Cleanse incision sites and nasal passages as instructed by your surgeon.
  • Keep regular follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress.
  • Protect the treated area from direct sunlight to prevent pigmentation changes.
  • Gradually return to regular activities as advised by your surgeon.

Cleft Rhinoplasty FAQs

What are cleft anomalies?

A cleft lip and palate results from incomplete fusion of the facial structures during fetal development, leading to gaps or clefts in the lip and palate. These clefts frequently extend into the nasal region, causing asymmetry and malformation.

How does cleft rhinoplasty work?

Cleft rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to rectify the nasal deformities often accompanying cleft lip and palate conditions. Cleft rhinoplasty addresses these issues by repositioning and reshaping the nasal cartilage, bone, and soft tissues. Dr. Fahradyan realigns the nasal septum and corrects any deviation to improve breathing function. Additionally, he reconstructs the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils to enhance the overall appearance.

What is the ideal age for cleft rhinoplasty?

Cleft rhinoplasty is typically performed after facial growth is complete, usually in the late teens or early adulthood.

How long does the recovery process take?

Recovery can vary, but patients should expect swelling and bruising for several weeks. It may take several months to see the final results.

Can cleft rhinoplasty correct breathing problems?

Yes, one of the goals of cleft rhinoplasty is to improve nasal airflow and correct breathing difficulties caused by cleft-related issues.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon with a distinguished background, including a residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery from the University of Southern California. Our practice is committed to providing exceptional patient care where your comfort, safety, and well-being are paramount. From the moment you step through our doors to your full recovery, Dr. Fahradyan ensures you feel safe and supported. Schedule a consultation to explore your candidacy for cleft rhinoplasty with Dr. Fahradyan.

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