Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
Rhinoplasty – often referred to as nose job or nose reshaping – has long been one of the most popular of all plastic surgeries. The reasons are obvious; the nose lies in the center of the face, so it tends to play a key role in how we perceive a person’s facial appearance. The procedure also owes some of its popularity to the fact that it can also be used to treat patients for troublesome conditions like a deviated septum, an injury, or a congenital defect. Dr. J has performed rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills at his offices on numerous patients, improving facial harmony and symmetry while ensuring the proper functioning of an important sensory organ. Patients may also wish to combine the surgery with other procedures, including facial rejuvenation procedures.
Goals of Rhinoplasty
Dr. J’s patients have a number of goals when they obtain a rhinoplasty. These may include:
- Smoothing out the nose bridge;
- Removing bumps;
- Narrowing the tip of the nose;
- Altering the angle between the nose and upper lip.
The results of these kinds of procedures can be seen on our rhinoplasty before and after page. As you can see on that page, rhinoplasty creates results that truly flatter the patient’s overall appearance when performed by a skilled, board certified plastic surgeon. With Dr. J, it’s never about sculpting a nose that looks good in isolation, it’s about making sure the altered nose is in visual harmony with the rest of the face.
At the same time, it’s very important that patients have realistic expectations regarding the most likely outcome of their procedures. For example, it might not be possible – or even desirable – to give a patient a nose identical to one belonging to a celebrity like Kate Middleton. The ultimate goal is to do work that enhances the natural curvature of the nose and blends the nasal structure seamlessly with the rest of the face. The idea is always to ensure that the patient looks like the best version of him or herself – not like someone else.
How Rhinoplasty Works
There are two fundamental approaches to rhinoplasty– open and closed. Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision to the columella (the fleshy end of the cartilage between the nasal passages); closed rhinoplasty is performed without cutting the columella. Dr. J will carefully outline the differences between closed and open procedures in your particular case and suggest an approach. Depending on the complexity of the surgery, rhinoplasty can be done either with local or general anesthesia.
Some Things to Know About Your Recovery
- J may apply a splint immediately following the surgery.
- During the recovery period, corrective glasses must be taped up and off the nose, so as to avoid any excessive weight pressing down on the nose as it heals.
- Patients typically will be able to return home the same day as the procedure, and should be driven home by a friend or family member.
- Some facial swelling and bruises (edema) after the procedure are likely.
- Oral medication and cold compresses should be sufficient for post-operative discomfort.
Plastic surgery has never been safer or more effective, but it is still surgery and complications and disappointments occasionally follow a procedure, particularly if the surgeon doesn’t have the right background and experience. If you have had an unsuccessful procedure with another doctor, Dr. J has performed many revision rhinoplasties. Revision procedures can correct problems and help the patient come closer to achieving his or her original goals
Getting Started with Dr. J
During your initial consultation, Dr. J will examine both the exterior and interior of your nose, along with the rest of your facial structure. Always keeping balance and proportion in mind, he will work with you to decide on the best path forward, and through digital photography and computer imaging, give you a clear sense of what you will look like after the operation is successfully completed.
If you are interested in a consultation with Dr. J, we’re looking forward to hearing from you. To get started, call us at the phone number on this page. You can also reach out to us through our contact page. Dr. J is double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery.