Preoperative Diagnosis: Upper eyelid dermatochalasis; aging face with prominent platysmal bands; deep nasolabial folds; microgenia; deviated septum, external nasal deformity, nasal obstruction and turbinate hypertrophy.
Procedure: Endonasal septorhinoplasty, bilateral upper blepharoplasty, short scar rhytidoplasty with platysmaplasty, SMAS placement into bilateral nasolabial folds, chin implant, bilateral turbinoplasty and platelet gel (PRP) application.
Comments: Julie had a complete makeover with a wonderful outcome. Julie desired a fresher and younger look. Dr. Nassif performed an endonasal septorhinoplasty to improve the appearance of Julie’s nose and improve her breathing. In addition, Dr. Nassif performed a bilateral upper blepharoplasty, short-scar face and neck lift, and a chin implant to create harmony with Julie’s facial features.
One can’t turn back time; however, there is a great part of me that wishes I had done this years ago. The look of being tired or worn seemed to be an endless battle and no amount of cream or makeup could really erase the years that were on my face. Applying more cream to soften those wrinkles or hoping it would lessen those thoughts. Now, it is an incredible feeling to be restored at age 50; my hat goes off to Dr. Nassif, a great surgeon. To wake up and feel refreshed but to look it is wonderful. It is so much fun to see myself in the mirror (smile). Now I say wow, is that me, sometimes I can’t believe it; I look and feel very pretty in a very natural way. It’s funny, although I was only looking to rejuvenate my face; the surgery has also helped me to find an inner strength and energizes my entire being. For me, it has created self-confidence, that I wish everyone could feel. Having Dr. Nassif as my surgeon has been such a fantastic experience, his genuine and gentlemanly approach is outstanding, you feel so secure and you know you are in competent hands from beginning to end. I am extremely grateful for his expertise.
Julie Stokes, P.T. / N.C.,
Glendora, California 91740
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Concepts Related to Julie’s Procedure
Septoplasty: Septoplasty is a surgical procedure used correct the shape of the septum due to defects or deformities. The nasal septum is the separation between the nostrils. Septoplasty may be performed during a rhinoplasty procedure. When performed together, this is referred to septorhinoplasty.
Turbinoplasty: There are three turbinates in each nasal pasage. Each one protrudes from the sidewall of the nose. The lower or inferior turbinate is by far the largest of the three. Turbinates are shaped like a scroll, and act to warm, air before it passes on to your throat. Throughout the day, the turbinates periodicallychange size in a pattern known as the nasal cycle. That’s why at any given time, a person can usually breathe better out of one side the other. Turbino plasty is the operation performed to reduce the size of the turbinate. Usually, only the inferior turbinates need correction.
Closed (Endonasal) Rhinoplasty: Rhinoplasty decribes an array of operative techniques that can be used to alter the aesthetic and functional properties of the nose. Surgical access to the nose can be gained via incisions placed inside the nose (endonasal approaches) or via incisions placed inside the nose combined with incisions placed outside the nostrils (external approach), usually on the collumella, Prior to the incresed popularity of the external (open) rhinoplasty approach in the last decade, the terms rhinoplasty and endonasal rhinoplasty were almost synonymous.