Nose Surgery

It’s not uncommon to have a single facial feature that stands out more than the others, disrupting the attractive balance of your face. Often, this feature is the nose. Dr. Victor Lacombe can restore facial harmony for men and women in Santa Rosa with nose surgery. Also known as rhinoplasty, nose surgery is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures.

Nose Surgery Basics

Although many people are candidates for nose surgery, surgeons generally prefer not to operate on teenagers until after they’ve completed their growth spurt. This is usually around age 14 or 15 for girls, and a bit later for boys.

Be sure to tell Dr. Lacombe if you’ve had any previous nasal surgery or have had an injury to your nose, even if it was many years ago. You should also inform him if you have any allergies or breathing difficulties; if you’re taking any medications, vitamins, or recreational drugs; and if you smoke.

The Procedure

Typically, rhinoplasty reduces or increases the size of your nose, changes the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrows the span of the nostrils, or changes the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also repair nasal injuries, correct a birth defect, or aid with breathing problems. The procedure can be performed alone or in conjunction with other procedures of the eyes, brow or face.

Most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within a day or two, and able to return to school or sedentary work within a few days following surgery.

People are always asking me how old I am! First of all, I’m not going to answer that question… well at least not on the radio. But I will tell you, the other day, I was doing the weather on TV, and one of the camera crew snapped a candid photo of me. Why do I want to thank Dr. Victor Lacombe? It’s because of that photo! When I saw it, I thought, I look the way I feel ~refreshed! And it’s been over a year since I first had a little “something something” done! Thank you Dr. Lacombe! This photo showed me how others see me.


*Disclaimer: Results may vary for each patient.

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