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Rhinoplasty Scottsdale, AZ

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is surgery of the nose to correct asymmetry, remove a hump from the bridge, or reshape the nasal tip. Knowing that the nose is a key feature to a person’s face, Scottsdale plastic surgeon, Dr. Malek, believes that artistry is most crucial in rhinoplasty.

As a provider of some of the best rhinoplasty Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer, Dr. Malek has seen rhinoplasty patients only benefit from this level of focus. A nose should fit its surrounding facial structure. By approaching each nose individually and sculpting it through advanced techniques, our professional staff can reach a natural result.

Nasal Anatomy Evaluation

Your nasal anatomy will be examined and illustrated during your consultation at our Scottsdale, AZ, clinic to identify the changes that can be made. The feedback that you provide regarding what you want will then be carefully applied in devising the appropriate surgical plan. This can affect where the incisions are made, as well as how the nose will be sculpted.

Dr. Malek’s highest priority from start to finish is your satisfaction with the final result of your rhinoplasty.

Importance of Rhinoplasty

The nose is the central focal point of the face and can make a huge difference in creating disharmony or disproportion amongst the rest of the facial features. For these aesthetic reasons rhinoplasty is often performed in order to create a more ideal appearance.

There are also, however, functional reasons for rhinoplasty. Men and women who have a difficult time breathing through the nose due to blockages like deviated septums may require rhinoplasty. In many cases it may be a combination of aesthetic and functional reasons that bring people in to see Dr. Marc Malek to bring improvement to their nose.

Rhinoplasty Before & After

Rhinoplasty Phoenix Before & After
Rhinoplasty Scottsdale Before & After
Rhinoplasty Phoenix Before & After

A Nose Job: The Decision

In many cases, the people who come to our clinic for our rhinoplasty in Pheonix have been wanting to change the appearance of the nose for years, and are finally taking steps. Other young patients are brought by their parents – genetics has given them a nose that is too large for the face, leaving them feeling embarrassed and shy about appearance. No matter what your story is, we would like to meet with you and discuss the possibilities. We use digital imaging to show you how your newly-shaped nose will appear when healed. You may be unhappy with one or more of the following:

  • Nose too large
  • Lumps on bridge of nose
  • Large, unattractive nostrils
  • Bulge on end of nose
  • Drooping nose
  • Long nose
  • Pointed nose
  • Unsymmetrical nose
  • Breathing problems

A Perfect Nose: Facial Balance

A nose job can lead to better facial balance and attraction. Every person has a unique facial structure, and a rhinoplasty, to create the right look, must be customized to suit the individual.

Choose the Right Surgeon

Dr. Malek focuses on nose surgery that will match the physiology of the person, and will enhance the natural beauty of the face, while looking natural. Any facial surgery should be performed by a true professional in the field. Dr. Malek is board certified in both plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery, as well as having a unique artistry that has made him a leader in his field. He is frequently considered to provide patients with some of the best rhinoplasty Scottsdale and Phoenix have to offer.

Are you unhappy with the appearance of your nose? Whether you feel it is too large, droopy, lumpy, or uneven, it is important that your surgery is performed by a plastic surgeon who truly understands facial balance and harmony.

Facial Balance: Rhinoplasty

Your face should appear balanced, with all features in harmony, blending together for an overall attractive appeal. Changing the size, shape, or appearance of the nose can make a dramatic difference in facial appearance.

Our goal is to create the look that is most appealing for the individual person. Our skills and artistry in this procedure has brought us many patients, and many personal referrals from happy patients. Talk to us about what you want to achieve. We work closely with each patient, and we are committed to achieving outstanding outcomes, in every case.

Rhinoplasty surgery may be done on its own or in conjunction with other facial procedures such as face lift or chin or cheek implants to ensure a proper balance of features. To learn more about Rhinoplasty or any other procedure, contact our office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Malek. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic and functional goals.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Recovery from a rhinoplasty generally takes 10-14 days depending on your natural ability to heal. There will be a sizable amount of swelling and bruising during these first few days, and you will be wearing a splint and some padding. It is also likely that you will have some difficulty breathing through your nose, this is normal.

For more information on rhinoplasty, Scottsdale residents are encouraged to contact our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Marc Malek. Meeting with Dr. Malek will allow patients to learn more about the procedure and ask questions. Dr. Malek’s intent is for you to feel comfortable and confident with the procedure. As he provides some of the best rhinoplasty Phoenix and Scottsdale have to offer, he is the clear choice if you are considering the procedure.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 Learn More Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 TESTING

I am very pleased to inform you that we have been able to secure antibody testing for our patients in order to allow for elective procedures in compliance with AZ Dept of Health and Governor Ducey’s Executive order. We hope everyone understands the test is mandatory per the order.

Antibody tests are extremely scarce and range in cost from $ 75-400. Still, the mass majority are not FDA approved as of yet so we are using local experience by medical practices handling COVID-19 to ascertain the quality of the test we have chosen for our patients.

The test examines two Antibodies.

IgM-indicates a recent infection within 30 days.

IgG indicates conversion from a distant infection meaning you potentially have immunity.

Test Results:

If you test positive for IgM then your surgery will be delayed at least 30 days until clear by a retest.

Although the practice would like to provide these tests at no charge, due to the elective nature of our procedures we will not receive any from the Health Department or any government agency. I encourage all of our patients who are able to seek their own testing either at free community locations or through their practitioner if covered by insurance. Otherwise, we can provide an antibody test to all preop patients at our own cost of purchase ($75). Some may require a second test depending on the initial result. Once again it is a mandate per the health dept to obtain testing prior to any elective procedure at any and all surgical facilities in Arizona.

I and the entire staff at Preferred Plastic Surgery will continue to be devoted to your safety as our utmost priority.

Please review our practice protocol below for our reopening. I believe it is beyond comprehensive and likely to set the new standard of patient flow and care during these challenging times. It will reassure any and all of your concerns regarding your safety and reduction of all unnecessary exposure during your time in our facility.

SURGERY CENTER PROTOCOL

Scottsdale outpatient surgery

Peri-Operative Standardization and Maintenance for COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedural Protocols.

FACILITY

The facility is a single Operative suite with one pre-operative bay and 2 PACU bays.

  • the facility will be used 2 days a week
  • only one procedure is performed at a time and there will be strict limitation of traffic to anyone except the patient and staff directly in contact and actively managing that patient
  • no known or Covid-19 positively tested patients will be treated at the facility
  • staff at the facility will be COVID -19 antibody tested on a routine basis as well as closely monitored for any signs of symptoms through a COVID-19 specific questionnaire
  • daily temperature checks will be performed on all staff and patients prior to entry into the facility
  • PPE supplies are available and a greater than 14 day supply will be in stock at all times
  • the required inventory list is in place for all PPE and is maintained daily for reorders and necessary fulfillment
  • this supply will not be reliant upon county or state supplies
  • all staff will wear PPE at all times while in the facility
  • PPE is changed between treating different patients

SCREENING PROTOCOLS

  • Covid-19 Questionnaire involving all the following are asked of all patients staff and others prior to all visits whether preop, operative or post-op.
  • Symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath or tightens when breathing, gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Exposure to other household members or coworkers who are sick or report any of the above symptoms
  • the questionnaire also applied to staff

PRIORITIZATION OF SURGERY

  • surgeries are performed in the order of priority as in regard to pain discomfort, interference with routine lifestyle, or where delay leads to the need of potentially more complicated procedures

PRE-OPERATIVE PROTOCOLS

  • In addition to necessary and appropriate pre-op medical clearance additional COVID-19 identification and prevention requirements are introduced to every patient prior to being accepted for surgery.
  • Questionnaire involving all the following are performed at each and all visits whether preop, operative, or post-op.
  • Symptoms of fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath or tightens when breathing, gastrointestinal upset or diarrhea, loss of sense of taste or smell.
  • Exposure to other household members or coworkers who are sick or report any of the above symptoms
  • Strict limitation in social contacts and distancing 21 days prior to the procedure.
  • This limits the patient to contact only with family members of the same household. No travel within 4 weeks, and if working it must be either from home or in a strictly controlled setting which provides more than adequate distancing practices
  • An on-site in office Covid antibody screening test is performed 10 days prior to the procedure (IgG, IgM), the result is obtained on-site within 15 minutes
  • Repeat testing is performed the day of surgery in pre-op
  • Patient is further instructed on strict social distancing in the time leading up to surgery including avoiding all public spaces except for work and home
  • Subsequent careful monitoring of the patient for any newly developing symptoms of possible Covid-19 from that preop visit leading up to the day of surgery.

OPERATIVE DAY PROTOCOLS

Equipment is standard as for routine surgeries performed following universal precautions with additional safety measures

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) :

  • Sterile masks (N95)
  • surgical masks
  • Eye protection
  • Cavicide solution
  • Sanitization wipes/ sprays
  • Gloves at all stations

Protocols for surgery receiving (preop through discharge)

  • arrival times are staggered for one patient only.
  • 2-4 total patients maximum per day at the facility with no overlap of any patients at any stage of pre-op, OR, or in Pacu
  • patient calls center upon arrival to the parking lot
  • Patient is greeted outside and a temperature gun is used to brain a reading prior to entry into the facility.
  • If the temperature is normal the patient is escorted alone into receiving and the family returns only for pickup after the patient is recovered
  • No family in the waiting room or lobby
  • Patient is directed into the preop bathroom for a urine sample and then preop bay for changing into a gown and being prepared for surgery
  • Nursing applies a finger prick Covid-19 antibody test ( this is a repeat of the preop test administered 10 days earlier.
  • The Patient is given a mask to wear while interacting with staff in preop/receiving.
  • All staff members are wearing gloves and mask/protective eyewear
  • Intravenous catheter placement is performed by nursing
  • Anesthesia and surgeon separately interview the patient
  • Patient taken into OR suite and their face mask is removed for airway management and administration of anesthesia.
  • Upon completion of surgery patient is moved to the post-anesthesia care unit
  • One assigned PACU nurse strictly dedicated for one-on-one care will recover patient in protective gear until discharge
  • Patient is discharged when appropriately stable
  • Nurse reviews instructions with one single family member who must be in a mask at 6/8 foot distance in the discharge area
  • Typically at the exterior canopy
  • Nurse replaces all PPE prior to receiving the next recovery patient

Facility sanitization and maintenance:

Each bay is mopped, bedding sheets changed and all surfaces sanitized before use by each individual patient. (Pre-op, OR, Pacu)

Cleaning of the facility including receiving and discharge areas daily as well as between patients when used.

POST-OPERATIVE CARE (follow-up)

  • each post-operative visit is done on a one on one basis.
  • no lobby or waiting room visitation is allowed
  • NO-STANDING, NO-WAITING protocol is followed at all times in the office as patients are only directed to and from the outside between their vehicle and a single prepared examination room.
  • patients call into office upon arrival to the parking lot
  • patient and any accompanying family member must wear a face mask into the facility on all visits
  • the patient alone is escorted directly into an examination room by a staff member wearing a face mask and at an appropriate distance of 6 feet or greater (exceptions are allowed if the patient needs assistance to walk in or out of office by a family member who will also be required to wear a mask
  • physician examination is performed with mask and gloves protective wear
  • if the patient is seen alone instructions and clarifications are made by the physician to family members via phone as appropriate
  • each examination room is completely sanitized prior to re-use
  • follow up appointments are made by phone once the patient leaves the premises.

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