Dr. Paul Nassif is a world renowned facial plastic surgeon who has gained a loyal patient following. Though second to his professional skills, the doctor’s career on American television has enjoyed additional success as his abilities are now available to a wider audience than before. Dr. Nassif has been featured on the entertainment television shows Dr. 90210 and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and has provided medical opinions while making appearances on a number of other informational programs.
With Dr. Nassif’s recently found celebrity, patients travel to undergo facial plastic surgery with the doctor. Hailed as the Asian Rhinoplasty Specialist, the doctor sees a number of patients for Asian rhinoplasty who have flown from all over the country and other parts of the world. Non-local patients may remain in the Beverly Hills area for several days so Dr. Nassif can see them during a postoperative visit and to enjoy a peaceful recovery away from home.
When patients are ready to fly home, they must take into consideration that they just underwent a surgery. Some doctors recommend that patients wait for one to two weeks following Asian rhinoplasty to board a plane to return home. One exception is when the surgery did not require nasal packing, and, depending on the individual’s circumstances, the patient may be able to fly sooner. One of the primary concerns with flying soon after rhinoplasty is swelling. Patients should be aware that any flying after rhinoplasty can prolong the swelling. Dr. Nassif will be able to provide each patient with more specific instructions regarding their recovery; however, he does offer some swelling reduction tips in his blog.
Bleeding may also be a concern when flying, but the potential for bleeding is greatest within the first 24 hours and around days 7-10 post-op. Flying may also exacerbate nasal dryness and, with Dr. Nassif’s permission, you may find it helpful to humidify your nose during your flight. You may also be advised to use a nasal decongestant type spray one hour before the flight to help with middle ear decompression.
Most doctors recommend that patients do not exercise for three to six weeks following Asian rhinoplasty, and carrying or wheeling luggage around an airport may cause physical strain to the body. These concerns are lessened when a patient is accompanied on the flight by someone. In addition to getting around the airport, the setting is not ideal for comfort and rest.
While in a hurry, people may sweat but rhinoplasty patients must be especially aware of their body temperature. If the doctor elected to fit the patient with a splint, it may slip off the nose, leaving it susceptible to damage or an unwanted shape as the nasal cast helps to maintain the newly formed nose. Many Asian rhinoplasty patients undergo Dr. Nassif’s DCF (diced cartilage wrapped in fascia) technique, which leaves the nose especially soft for a week or longer following the surgery.
Dr. Paul Nassif, M.D., F.A.C.S. is one of the most highly regarded facial plastic surgeons in the nation, and is currently accepting new patients. Call his Beverly Hills office to set up an appointment at (310) 275-2467. You can view actual patient photos to see the improvements the doctor has made in other patients’ noses. Though one of the main focuses of Asian rhinoplasty is cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Nassif also performs Asian septoplasty where the breathing functions are restored to the nose.