A nose or septum piercing does not impact a person’s ability to reshape or resize the nose or address structural defects of the nose via rhinoplasty surgery. However, if an individual with a nose or septum piercing plans to undergo nose surgery, it is important to consult with an expert facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon like Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. That way, this individual can work with a top facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to take the necessary precautions to minimize the risk of nose surgery complications.
How Is a Rhinoplasty with a Nose Piercing Performed?
At the CENTER, Dr. Azizzadeh, a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, performs a full assessment before he completes a rhinoplasty procedure. The assessment allows Dr. Azizzadeh to learn about a patient, study this individual’s facial features, and offer a personalized treatment recommendation. Meanwhile, for a patient who has a nose or septum piercing, Dr. Azizzadeh offers extensive details about how this individual can prepare for surgery.
Typically, a nose piercing or septum hole does not present any issues that puts a rhinoplasty patient in danger. But in the event that Dr. Azizzadeh believes a rhinoplasty surgery is unsafe or will not deliver the intended results for a patient, he offers various treatment alternatives.
When it comes to a rhinoplasty for a patient with a nose or septum piercing, Dr. Azizzadeh performs either an open or closed procedure. With an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh treats a patient’s nasal tip and the middle portion of the nose. He uses a small bridging incision to link the left and right nostrils, then folds the nasal skin upward to access the patient’s lower nasal skeleton. Comparatively, with a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh makes incisions inside of a patient’s nostrils. This means the incisions are virtually invisible, since they are hidden inside of the patient’s nose.
Dr. Azizzadeh usually recommends an open rhinoplasty in instances where he needs to access underlying bone and cartilage in a patient’s nose. On the other hand, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a closed rhinoplasty for patients who require nasal bridge modifications.
Open or closed nose surgery will not affect the results of a rhinoplasty performed on a patient with a nose or septum piercing. Yet, in some cases, the piercing hole can shift during rhinoplasty surgery. If this occurs, the patient can have the nose or septum pierced once again after the nose surgery recovery process is complete.
Does a Patient Need to Remove a Piercing During Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Dr. Azizzadeh recommends a patient remove any nose or septum piercings before a rhinoplasty is performed. If a piercing is left in place, it can pose serious risks to a patient. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh will not perform a rhinoplasty surgery on a patient if a piercing is kept in the nose or septum.
Can a Patient with a Nose or Septum Piercing Undergo a Rhinoplasty in Conjunction with Other Facial Plastic Surgeries?
A nose or septum piercing usually has no effect on a person’s ability to undergo a rhinoplasty in combination with other facial plastic surgeries. Depending on the facial plastic surgery performed in conjunction with a rhinoplasty, an individual may be required to remove piercings from different parts of the body.
For example, a brow lift is sometimes recommended in combination with a rhinoplasty to revitalize a patient’s facial appearance. If a patient has an eyebrow piercing, the piercing will need to be removed before brow lift surgery.
In cases where a nose surgery is recommended in conjunction with one or more facial plastic surgeries, Dr. Azizzadeh tells a patient if any piercings must be removed prior to treatment. Dr. Azizzadeh teaches his patients about all aspects of different facial plastic surgeries, and he ensures these individuals know what to expect during treatment. This enables patients to determine if a nose surgery or any other facial plastic surgeries can help them accomplish their facial rejuvenation goals.
Is It Difficult to Breathe Through the Nose After Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Some patients with a nose or septum piercing experience difficulty breathing through the nose after a rhinoplasty surgery. There is no way to eliminate the risk of trouble breathing after rhinoplasty surgery, but Dr. Azizzadeh does everything possible to limit this danger.
Dr. Azizzadeh is Harvard-trained and possesses comprehensive expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery. He uses his expertise to provide each rhinoplasty patient with a custom surgery plan that minimizes risk.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh works closely with a rhinoplasty patient throughout treatment. He dedicates significant time and resources to perform a safe, effective rhinoplasty procedure and monitors his patient’s progress in the days, weeks, and months following surgery. This enables Dr. Azizzadeh to quickly identify and address difficulty breathing or any other nose job complications throughout treatment.
If a rhinoplasty patient experiences difficulty breathing or other complications, notify Dr. Azizzadeh immediately. In this scenario, Dr. Azizzadeh can provide support to correct any complications.
When Can a Piercing Be Put Back into the Nose or Septum After Rhinoplasty Surgery?
The nose must be fully healed before a patient can put a piercing back into the nose or septum. A patient often experiences swelling after nose surgery and requires a nose bandage or cast for at least one to two weeks. Once the swelling subsides, an individual can put a piercing back into the nose or septum.
Ultimately, it is always better to err on the side of caution throughout nose job recovery, particularly for patients who are concerned about a nose or septum piercing with rhinoplasty. Before a patient starts wearing a nose or septum piercing after treatment, this individual should consult with Dr. Azizzadeh. In doing so, the patient can ensure the nose is healed and won’t risk an infection if a piercing is placed in the nose or septum.
Can a Patient Get the Nose or Septum Pierced After Rhinoplasty Surgery?
It is crucial to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh to determine if a patient can safely get the nose or septum pierced after a nose job. The nose cartilage is often soft and malleable following rhinoplasty surgery, and it cannot withstand the weight of nasal rings or studs. Thus, a nasal piercing can sometimes cause permanent damage after nose surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh sometimes recommends rhinoplasty patients wait at least eight to 10 weeks before they consider a post-surgery nose or septum piercing. But if Dr. Azizzadeh believes a nose or septum piercing can cause long-term damage at any point after surgery, he will not recommend a piercing.
Will a Nose or Septum Piercing Affect How Long the Results of Rhinoplasty Surgery Last?
Rhinoplasty surgery results usually become visible within one to two years of treatment. At this point, a patient with a nose or septum piercing can enjoy a harmonious facial appearance in which the cheeks, chin, and other facial features appear in proportion to the nose.
The results of a nose surgery usually remain intact for an extended period of time. A nose or septum piercing will not hamper the results of a rhinoplasty surgery, but the natural aging process can impact a nose surgery patient’s facial appearance.
Why Do Patients Choose Dr. Azizzadeh for Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Rhinoplasty surgery is complex, particularly for patients who have a nose or septum piercing. Thanks to Dr. Azizzadeh, a patient can take the guesswork out of nose surgery and achieve the best-possible results.
Dr. Azizzadeh simplifies rhinoplasty surgery by providing each nose surgery patient with an in-depth evaluation and personalized treatment plan. The evaluation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to find out why a patient is considering rhinoplasty surgery and determine if this individual is a good candidate for a nose job or other facial plastic surgeries. And with a personalized treatment plan, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures a patient can undergo nose surgery to safely correct nasal defects or functional issues of the nose.
The benefits of nose surgery performed by Dr. Azizzadeh are long-lasting. Dr. Azizzadeh helps rhinoplasty patients prepare for surgery and take care of the nose following treatment. He also keeps in contact with a rhinoplasty patient after surgery, and he helps a patient keep nose job recovery stay on track.
Schedule a Rhinoplasty Surgery Treatment Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Azizzadeh can meet with an individual to discuss rhinoplasty surgery, how it works, its benefits, and more. To schedule a rhinoplasty treatment consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.