Rhinoplasty/Nose Job Surgery - Dr. Arash Moradzadeh
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and surrounding areas
The term rhinoplasty means, “nose molding” or “nose forming.” Also known in more colloquial terms as a “nose job” it refers to a plastic surgery procedure in which the structure of the nose is changed. The change can be made by adding or removing bone or cartilage; grafting tissues form another part of the body, or implanting synthetic material to alter the shape of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is the second most common cosmetic procedure among both men and women, but it also one of the trickiest in terms of surgical technique — and it demands the skill and artistry of a trained expert like Dr. Moradzadeh.
When rhinoplasty is performed to improve breathing that has been impaired due to the formation of the nose or to an injury, it’s known as functional rhinoplasty. When the surgery is performed to improve the nose’s appearance, it’s referred to as cosmetic rhinoplasty.
Through cosmetic rhinoplasty, the nose can be made larger or smaller; the angle of the nose can be changed in relation to the upper lip; the tip of the nose can be altered; or other imperfections like bumps, indentations and other defects can be corrected.
Understanding the Procedure
During rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes incisions to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, or tissue may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). After Dr. Moradzadeh has rearranged and reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue are redraped over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals. Nasal packing may be used inside the nose to provide additional support.
What to Expect Afterwards
Internal and external splints will remain on the patient for about a week after the surgery, and then removed by the surgeon. The individual may experience bruising and swelling for the first few weeks after the procedure and should count on taking at least 7 days off from work or school.
Is Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Right for You?
One of the prominent features of the face, the nose can have a big impact on a person’s self-image and appearance. If you’re unhappy with your nose and have been so for a long time, talk to Dr. Moradzadeh about whether or not rhinoplasty is a reasonable option to consider. As with other cosmetic procedures, you’re more likely to be happy with the results of rhinoplasty if you have clear, realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve. During your consultation, Dr. Moradzadeh will discuss these issues with you.
The results of cosmetic rhinoplasty can be minor or significant, depending on the kind of correction a patient wants. The results of rhinoplasty are permanent, although subsequent injury or other factors can alter the nose’s appearance. Cosmetic surgery should be done on a fully developed nose, which usually occurs by age 15 or 16 in females and by age 17 or 18 in males. If surgery is done before this time, continued development of the nose can alter the surgical results and possibly cause complications.
Insurance companies will not cover the costs of rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes.
The experience I had with Dr. Moradzadeh as my surgeon was phenomenal. His unmatched craft coupled with his amazing bedside manner made for a very pleasant experience. Dr. Moradzadeh has gone above and beyond to achieve the absolute best and natural results possible.
One year ago, Dr. Moradzadeh performed a septoplasty/rhinoplasty on me. I was an athlete all through school and broke my nose multiple times while playing softball. After college, I wanted to pursue my modeling career but missed a lot of opportunities because of the external deformity of my nose. I saw a few local Facial Plastic Surgeons but after meeting with them, I never felt comfortable enough to commit. -Marry
For many years, I suffered from severe breathing problems through my nose. I had been delaying any medical procedures to fix the problem because I was uncomfortable with the process, especially the packing typically inserted into the nasal passages and the difficult recovery period. I went to see Dr. Moradzadeh for any alternative solutions. He described a quick, special surgical process that he can perform which alleviates the problem, improves nasal breathing and has no negative side effects. I willingly agreed since my discomfort was only getting worse. After the brief surgery, I immediately noticed the improvement. I haven’t been able to breathe this freely in years...-R.D.
He is amazing! Already recommended to family and My father is going in on Monday. An excellent doctor and so glad I was referred to him. :) His office staff is also on point and very friendly. What an awesome experience.-Diana
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It was interesting to feel my forehead muscles trying to relax, but I took it easy the day I had my face done and although he said that the results show 7 to 10 days after... I noticed my expression lines chilling out 48 hours later. It is nice to have had a good experience and I am pleased thus far with the service.
I was pleasantly surprised at how the office is welcoming and they were even able to get me in sooner, as I was early. Parking is a little tricky, so I took valet across the street and it was about $10 (tip included). The doctor was friendly and gentle, getting the areas that I wanted to target....-Anonymous
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