Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

Rhinoplasty is the second most common cosmetic procedure among both men and women. It is also one of the trickiest in terms of surgical technique, so it demands the skill and artistry of a trained expert like Dr. Moradzadeh. At AM Facial Plastics, we specialize in improving the function and aesthetics of the nose through our Rhinoplasty procedures. Whether you are seeking nose augmentation, breathing improvements, correction for a nose hump, or more, we offer services in Beverly Hills, CA, that can help. 

What Is Rhinoplasty?

The word “rhinoplasty” is derived from the phrases “nose molding” or “nose forming.” Often referred to casually as a “nose job,” this surgical process involves altering the nose’s structure. Modifications may involve the addition or subtraction of bone or cartilage, transplanting tissue from different areas of the body, or incorporating artificial elements to reshape the nose. Nose surgery can make the nose smaller, larger, or more symmetrical and can resolve any imperfections that can cause concerns for our patients. 

What Can Rhinoplasty Treat? 

  • Deviated Septum: Rhinoplasty surgery can address this common issue, where the wall between your nasal passages is misaligned. This treatment can improve breathing and enhance sleep quality.
  • Nasal Obstruction: If breathing through your nose feels blocked, nasal surgery might be the solution. This procedure can clear pathways and facilitate better airflow.
  • Nose Size: Concerns about your nose being too large or too small can be addressed with nose augmentation or reduction. This process adjusts size for better facial harmony, allowing it to blend in with the rest of your features.
  • Nose Width: Rhinoplasty can refine the width of your nose, making it more proportionate to your facial structure. A narrower appearance can be achieved for those who feel their nose is too broad.
  • Nasal Tip: For those unhappy with the appearance of their nasal tip, nose reshaping offers a way to modify its shape, elevation, or definition.
  • Nostril Size and Position: A nose job can also correct imbalances in your nostrils, enhancing symmetry and improving overall nasal aesthetics.
  • Nasal Asymmetry: Through nose surgery, subtle adjustments can create a more balanced and symmetrical nasal appearance, addressing any unevenness.

How Our Rhinoplasties Are Performed

In a rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are created by the surgeon to reach the nose’s underlying bones and cartilage. The modifications involve either the removal of some bone and cartilage or the addition of tissue, which might come from a different part of the patient’s body or a synthetic source, depending on what is needed for the desired outcome. Once Dr. Moradzadeh has altered and sculpted the bone and cartilage, the nasal skin and tissue are carefully repositioned to conform to the new nasal framework. To maintain the nose’s new contour during recovery, a splint is applied externally, and internal nasal packing might be used to provide extra stability.

Your Recovery Timeline for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Internal and external splints will remain on the patient for about a week after the nasal surgery and then be 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 seven days off from work or school. After the initial healing process, it can still take time for all of the swelling to subside. The final shape of your nose can continue to settle and refine for the first year after your surgery. By the 12-month mark, all of the swelling should be gone, and you will be able to enjoy your full results.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty are individuals seeking improvement in the appearance or function of their nose. You should be in good general health, have realistic expectations, and be a non-smoker to reduce surgical risks and enhance healing. 

Additionally, it is commonly recommended by surgeons that females should postpone any functional rhinoplasty procedures until they reach 16 years of age, and males until they are 16 to 18 years old. This is to ensure that the nose has fully developed before any alterations are made. Though there is no strict upper age limit for undergoing this surgery, it’s important to note that as one ages, the nose’s structure may alter, and existing health issues could make the procedure less suitable. Consulting with Dr. Moradzadeh can clarify whether functional rhinoplasty is a good option for you.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty, and When Is It Needed?

Nose surgery may sometimes require adjustments, leading to what is known as revision rhinoplasty. This is typically considered when the patient is dissatisfied with the outcome of the initial surgery or if complications arise. It’s a more complex procedure that should be performed by a highly experienced surgeon, usually after waiting at least one year for complete healing from the first surgery.

How Should I Prepare for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Preparation for rhinoplasty surgery involves several steps: scheduling a consultation to discuss goals and expectations, undergoing a physical examination and possibly lab tests, stopping smoking, and avoiding certain medications. It’s also advised to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home post-surgery and assist you during the first few days of recovery.

Does Insurance Cover the Cost of Rhinoplasty?

Typically, insurance companies do not cover the costs of a nose job when performed for cosmetic reasons. However, if the procedure is deemed medically necessary — to correct a deviated septum or repair damage from an injury, for example — part or all of the surgery may be covered. It’s crucial to consult with your insurance provider beforehand to understand your coverage.

Choosing Us for Your Rhinoplasty Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

Rhinoplasty can enhance your facial harmony by addressing structural or aesthetic concerns of the nose. At AM Facial Plastics in Beverly Hills, CA, we provide expert care and support throughout your healing process. For more details or to schedule a consultation, please reach out through our online form or call us today at (310) 659-9900.

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