Cleft Rhinoplasty

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RHinoPlasty In Northern Virginia

Cleft Rhinoplasty

Cleft rhinoplasty is a nose reconstructing procedure for individuals with an irregular shape of their nose attributable to cleft lip and cleft palate. Cleft rhinoplasty is much more complicated than a traditional rhinoplasty; therefore, it is crucial to find a highly-trained, highly-experienced doctor in cleft rhinoplasty before undergoing this procedure. 

Infants born with a cleft lip and palate must often undergo significant modifications to their nasal structure and require a series of rhinoplasties. It is generally best to perform the initial rhinoplasty during infancy. The results obtained during this period often balance and harmonize the child’s face.  An intermediate rhinoplasty is generally done prior to the child entering school between 4 and 6 years old so to re-harmonize the surgical alterations with the child’s growing face.  A final rhinoplasty is usually performed between 14-16 years old on females and 16-18 years old on males, so to rebalance their nose and underlying nasal structure with their post-pubescent facial changes.  

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Dr. Alidad Arabshahi has years of experience in performing rhinoplasties, with hundreds of successful outcomes and happy patients. Because a cleft rhinoplasty is an extremely challenging, complicated, and highly-individualized procedure, it should only be performed by a highly-trained, highly-experienced, board-certified medical expert. Dr. Arabshahi is board-certified Ear, Nose, and Throat surgeon with a professional focused interest in performing rhinoplasties. He has the expertise and experience required to masterfully work with you or your child to repair and harmonize the nose via cleft rhinoplasty.

A cleft rhinoplasty is a highly-intimate, highly-individualized endeavor.  Every patient’s face and functional need is different and will require a different post-surgical outcome for their nose to be in harmony with their particular face.  Dr. Arabshahi is deeply dedicated to committing the one-on-one time and attention needed for each and every patient to teach them about the cleft rhinoplasty procedure while learning from them about exactly what outcomes they would like.  He takes a field of photographs of your face and nose and generates computer-assisted images of enhanced nose variations in order to collaboratively discover what type of nose alternations you would like and clinically require.  Together, you will preview and discuss how you or your child’s post-surgical nose would look and function on you or your child’s face.  

Dr. Arabshahi’s goal is to ensure that you are heard and understood.  To this end, he spends a large amount of time discussing and exploring ideas and possibilities with you to ensure that the actual cleft rhinoplasty post-surgical outcome matches the envisioned functional and aesthetic outcome and is in harmony with the individual patient’s face.  

With top-rated surgical expertise and a commitment to maximizing patient convenience, Dr. Arabshahi has been granted privileges to performs surgical procedures in seven different hospital and surgical centers throughout Northern Virginia, including INOVA and Sentara Hospital Centers.  As a patient of Dr. Arabshahi’s, based on medical necessity, you may have the convenient option to choose from various high-quality facilities regarding where you would like for your cleft rhinoplasty procedure to be performed.  

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Our Cleft Rhinoplasty Process

Primary rhinoplasty refers to the first surgical procedure done to modify the shape, size, and/or position of the nose. It is indicated for patients who have never undergone rhinoplasty, and it can typically be performed on individuals above the age of 16.

There are many reasons why an individual may require a rhinoplasty.  Many may seek an aesthetic balance to better harmonize their nose to their face, and other individuals may also suffer from nasal functional problems such as a deviated septum, hypertrophy of the turbinates, or other conditions that impair breathing.

The advantage of primary rhinoplasty is that in surgery, the separation of the nasal structures from each other is not hindered by scar tissue, so while still a very challenging procedure, it is far less complicated than a revision rhinoplasty.

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