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As a facial plastic surgery specialist who has been delivering rhinoplasties for decades, Dr. Torkian is trusted by his patients and peers to correctly decide the best possible technique for every individual case. To learn more about the two primary types of rhinoplasty incisions and their resultant scars, please read more below.

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Rhinoplasty Incision Options

In delivering rhinoplasty, Dr. Torkian chooses from two incision options. Each of these present distinct advantages, and the incision used is based on your unique nasal structure, as well as the exact issue to be corrected. The incision options are as follows:

While the closed incision may sound like a more attractive option, patients frequently require the open incision to ensure best surgical outcomes in their particular case. If such patients are worried about a visible scar following surgery, they can rest assured that incisions used in an open or external rhinoplasty heal with minimal scarring. In general, patients will see a reddish area for the first few days following surgery.

Within one week, the sutures will dissolve or be removed, and the incision will be on its way to perfect healing. The redness improves within six to eight weeks, and the thin v-shaped scar will blend with the surrounding skin within six months. In fact, Dr. Torkian is so talented at closing his incisions that many patients cannot tell where their incision was after only two weeks following their surgery.

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My nose is beautiful and correct for my face, and I have improved air intake. I had a comfortable pre and post op recovery and I am healing nicely with no black eyes. The care and follow up by Dr. Torkian personally and the staff is unsurpassed.

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Meet Dr. Torkian

There are few plastic surgeons more qualified to deliver rhinoplasty than Dr. Torkian. After earning his medical degree, virtually all his training has been concentrated on two fields: facial plastic surgery and head and neck surgery, otherwise known as Otolaryngology.

As a board certified specialist in both fields, Dr. Torkian can help with virtually any cosmetic or functional issue in the nose. With his knowledge extending deep below the skin into the intracranial structures, rhinoplasty with Dr. Torkian is not only cosmetically effective, it is also among the safest facial plastic procedures Beverly Hills has to offer.

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If you are considering a rhinoplasty, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Torkian. During the consultation, his purpose is to educate you by answering your questions and giving you professional insight regarding what a rhinoplasty can do for you. In this way, you can get all necessary data to make an educated decision. With his gentle approach and calm, certain demeanor, Dr. Torkian offers some of the best rhinoplasty results. Please call us to set an appointment.

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