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Tired of your blunt and misshapen nose? Maybe you need nose surgery to reconstruct your nose after an accident? No matter what motivates your decision to get a nose job, Dr. Wotowic can help.
Dr. Paul Wotowic specializes in plastic surgery and strives to deliver world-class rhinoplasty surgery in San Ramon, CA. Dr. Paul Wotowic can provide you with a beautiful and natural-looking appearance.
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned Nasal asymmetry and deviation
We Carefully Examine Your Candidature for Rhinoplasty
A Rhinoplasty is a complicated surgical procedure which can prove quite harmful if due care is not taken to assess candidature for it. In order to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for getting a nose job, we verify:
- Your medical history
- Whether you are currently on any medication
- If you smoke
Smoking and OTC painkillers can interfere with your body’s natural healing mechanism. As a result, you might be recommended to stop taking these prior to the surgery.
Dr. Wotowic may also perform a physical examination on your nose and take photographs to study how he can best alter your nose in the Rhinoplasty. Your expectations from the procedure will also be discussed so that you have a more clear idea of the end result you should expect after the nose job is completed.
We Will Make Sure You are Comfortable at Every Stage of the Surgery
The duration of your Rhinoplasty surgery will depend on the extent of surgery that needs to be carried out. If only minor changes need to be made to your nose, you can expect your Rhinoplasty operation to be completed in a matter of one to one and a half hours. If your nose needs more extensive surgical care, you might have to spend more time in the surgical facility as we carefully recontour the structure of your nose to achieve the stunning results you desire.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Anesthesia is administered to patients depending on the length and extent of the Rhinoplasty to be performed. Depending on your individual needs from the surgery, our doctor will make incisions between or inside your nostril. These incisions will be used to separate the skin from bone/cartilage to provide better access for reshaping your nose. If your Rhinoplasty operation requires cartilage, Dr. Wotowic will remove some from your own body to supply to your nose. If he reviews that your nose could benefit from a bone graft, the same is provided.
Dr. Wotowic Will Provide You with All Necessary Aftercare Instructions
We treat all patients who come in for surgery at Wotowic Platic Surgery as our responsibility. Our job does not end with performing surgery on you. When you visit us to have a Rhinoplasty performed, we provide you with a consultation prior to the surgery, as well as, a post-operative session where we inform you about due instructions to follow to achieve a speedy recovery.
Paul Wotowic is one special breed of cat. I was referred to him and two other plastic surgeons in the area for a cosmetic consultation regarding the shape and hump of my nose. The two other plastic surgeons were quick to sign me up for the knife on the first visit. They told me it would be a quick operation to chisel off the hump and they could do it in their office operating room. I felt a bit hurried and decided to see Dr. Wotowic.
When I met with him, he asked me about my ethnicity (Jewish/Middle Eastern) and was the only one to ask me about my breathing or prior trauma to my nose (age 22 – water polo). He explained in detail that my hump was not that severe and was a combination of bone and cartilage, which he showed me in a rather worn anatomy book.
He then explained how reducing the hump was only one part of what he thought I needed. He also recommended lifting the tip a small amount (my father’s tip is pointed down) and narrowing the tip a very small amount … three small surgical maneuvers rather than a large cutting off of the hump.
This next part is what shocked me. I was ready to sign up right there for the procedure, but he insisted that I go home, discuss it with my family and then come back and ask any questions I might have. No hard sell. No pushy sales job. I did have questions and although I had to wait a bit for my surgery, I was thoroughly prepared for every aspect of the procedure.
The results exceeded my expectations and resulted in a refined, masculine nose that is true to my ethnic makeup. Dr. Wotowic is a direct, focused, intellectually honest man with gifted hands and an artist’s judgment and skill. I really appreciate and value his type of clinical skill sets (five stars plus).
– Robert K.
To find out more you can contact Wotowic Plastic Surgery via our convenient online form or by calling us at 925-866-6778.
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