Dr. Saigal is a board certified subspecialist in the field of Facial Plastic Surgery and Surgical Rhinology based out of Long Island, New York and Orlando, FLorida. He is committed to quality patient care and conservative, natural-looking results with the shortest recovery possible.
Thank you very much Dr. Saigal. The results are astonishing especially after taking a look at the pictures. I can't believe it myself. I knew i was under good hands. the hard work and effort shows. thank you once a (...)
I always hated the hump on my nose and wanted to get a rhinoplasty for the longest time. I also had a deviated septum which blocked breathing from my left nostril. I am not a fan of cosmetic surgery, but in my case (...)
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I came to Dr. Saigal with very little knowledge about rhinoplasty procedures and apprehension about the final result. Dr. Saigal was completely understanding of my needs and concerns. He walked me through the whole (...)
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As far as I remember I have never been able to fully breathe from my left nostril. Before I visited Dr. Saigal I had seen two other ENT specialist doctors and had been diagnosed with a serious case of deviated sept (...)
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After having MOHS surgery on my nose (for basal cell carcinoma), I had a HUGE hole on my face and walked into your office literally in tears. An hour later I left with so much confidence in you, you did such a beau (...)
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Throughout the entire process, Dr. Saigal was very straightforward and reassuring. He answered all my (and my family’s) questions and surgery went EXACTLY as he explained. I love my new look and recommend him highl (...)
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I want to express my deepest gratitude to Dr. Saigal and his staff. I really think of Dr. Saigal as my friend more than I think of him as my surgeon. He made me feel very comfortable and my new nose looks so amazin (...)
A small splint will be placed on the nose immediately after the surgery and remain for one week at which time the splint will be removed and the nose cleaned. There may be some bruising and swelling around the eyes. Cold compresses and an-ti-swelling medication aid in recovery.
Dr. Saigal uses a small, gentle cotton ball coated with antibiotic ointment that is placed in each nostril. This is because a special quilting suture is used to control any bleeding and greatly decrease the amount of discomfort associated with formal nasal packing. A small drip dressing will be applied after surgery.
As a rule, 80% of the swelling is gone after two weeks; another 10% after two months. The tip of the nose may retain swelling longer and continued improvement in the tip can be seen over the next several months. There may be some temporary numbness of skin of the nose which improves with time.
Most patients can be seen in public in a week, after the splint is removed. It is important to avoid strenuous activity for 2 weeks. At this time you can gradually work back to your usual routine, including exercise. Contact sports should be avoided for 6 weeks.
There are risks with any surgical procedure; however, the risks of facial plastic surgery are minimal. Bleeding, infection, unfavorable scarring, asymmetry, septal perforation (hole in septum), and persistent nasal deformity are rare. These will be discussed during your consultation as well as ways to avoid them.
A purely cosmetic procedure is never covered by insurance. However, if a patient has difficulty breathing and is found to have a deviated nasal septum or nasal allergy resulting in enlarged turbinates, the functional portion of the surgery may be covered by insurance. A sinus condition may be treated at the same time as a rhinoplasty. For your convenience, our practice offers CareCredit financing support for all cosmetic fees.