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The Common After Effects of Rhinoplasty

The Common After Effects of Rhinoplasty

rhinoplasty - The Common After Effects of Rhinoplasty | Beverly Hills | Los AngelesFor patients in Los Angeles, rhinoplasty surgery is performed for a variety of reasons. This procedure can be customized in many ways to best meet the specific needs and desires of each patient. Under the lead of Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon Geoffrey R. Keyes, the surgical staff at the Keyes Surgery Center performs rhinoplasty to alter the shape and/or size of the nose, bring balance and symmetry to the face, and to correct an obstructed airway. It is Dr. Keyes’ goal to help each patient obtain his or her desired appearance, rather than create a “cookie cutter” nose that adheres to a universal standard of beauty. Because Dr. Keyes personalizes every rhinoplasty procedure to each of his patients, no two surgeries will be exactly alike. However, no matter the techniques that are used during a patient’s procedure, patients are likely to experience some common rhinoplasty side effects after surgery.

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that produces some very rewarding results for patients. Patients may achieve enhanced aesthetics, improved function of the nose, and a greater sense of confidence. While most patients find that these benefits are well worth the side effects experienced during recovery, Dr. Keyes will not perform rhinoplasty surgery without being sure that each patient has a clear understanding of the procedure, the recovery, and side effects that can be expected. Any patient who undergoes rhinoplasty surgery should be prepared to experience the following side effects:

  • Bruising: It is very common for patients to experience bruising after surgery. The bruising is likely to extend beyond the nose and will probably give the patient the appearance of having two black eyes. Bruising should begin to fade a few days following surgery and should be completely healed within seven to ten days.
  • Swelling: The area around the nose and eyes is also likely to be swollen following rhinoplasty surgery. While significant swelling should not last for more than two weeks, a patient may experience slight swelling for up to six months after surgery.
  • Pain: The alterations that are made to the nose during rhinoplasty surgery will result in pain or discomfort. Dr. Keyes will prescribe pain medication to ease discomfort during recovery.
  • Temporary loss of smell: Some patients report a loss of the sense of smell following rhinoplasty surgery. While this is not unusual, if a sense of smell does not return within a few weeks after surgery, patients should discuss this with Dr. Keyes.
  • Runny nose: In many cases, rhinoplasty surgery causes the nose to create an excess of mucus. This may result in a continually runny nose in the weeks (and possibly months) after surgery. This is a minor side effect that most patients do not find bothersome.

By following Dr. Keyes post-operative instructions, patients can manage the side effects of rhinoplasty and ensure a smooth and speedy recovery.

Schedule a Consultation

Patients who are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty surgery are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Los Angeles facial plastic surgeon Geoffrey R. Keyes at their earliest convenience.

California Society of Plastic Surgeons

Nationally known Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon to Lecture at California Society of Plastic Surgeons Annual Meeting

Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes will discuss rhinoplasty and patient safety

LOS ANGELES, CA, May 22—Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes, MD, FACS will lecture on two panels during the California Society of Plastic Surgeons 63rd annual meeting, which will take place in San Francisco from May 24 to May 27. The first panel is titled “Staying Out of Trouble.” Dr. Keyes will discuss pertinent details of patient safety using the latest evidence-based techniques.  The second panel is called “Secondary Rhinoplasty: Lesson Learned AKA “Why Did I Ever Take This Case On!?!”.  This lecture draws on Dr. Keyes’ 33 years of experience performing nasal reconstructive surgery.

Dr. Keyes is a sought after expert in both patient safety and rhinoplasty.

In April, he presented at the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery  annual meeting at the Rhinoplasty Symposium:  Comprehensive Approach to Rhinoplasty  in New York City.

In October, he was elected the President of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), which is the nation’s largest accrediting organization for outpatient office based surgical facilities. AAAASF accreditation is widely considered the “gold standard” in regards to patient safety.

"Dr. Keyes has played a vital role in AAAASF's pursuit of surgical excellence and our ongoing commitment to patient safety. We are proud to have someone with Dr. Keyes' national reputation assume the presidency of our board," said Dr. Harlan Pollock, former AAAASF board president. Dr. Keyes has previously served as AAAASF board secretary, treasurer, and vice president.

In addition, Dr. Keyes has published and lectured internationally regarding the latest rhinoplasty techniques. He has ben featured on high profile television programs such as Dateline, Good Morning America, and Fox News.

Dr. Keyes holds two board certifications: The American Board of Plastic Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.  He is the past president of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation (ASERF). Currently, he is president of the Los Angeles Society of Plastic Surgeons and Secretary of The Rhinoplasty Society.

Dr. Keyes is a graduate of the Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine. He interned at Barnes Hospital-Washington University (St. Louis, Missouri). He served in two residency-training programs at the University of Illinois Medical Center (Chicago, Illinois).

Dr. Keyes is an active member of the following organizations: American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery; American Board of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery; American Board of Plastic Surgery; the American College of Surgeons; The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc.; American Society of Plastic Surgeons; California Medical Association; Aesthetic Society Education and Research Foundation; California Society of Plastic Surgeons; and Los Angeles County Medical Association.

CSPS 2013 – Speaker Agenda

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