Rhinoplasty

Most of us notice someone’s nose only when it is not in balance with their face, whether it is too large, too wide, or misshapen. If you are dissatisfied with the shape or proportion of your nose, you are likely not happy with your overall facial appearance.

Did you know Rhinoplasty was first performed about 2,500 years ago? According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were 213,000 rhinoplasty procedures performed in the United States in 2018. There is a reason why nose reshaping surgery is the third most popular cosmetic procedure in the country.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that corrects the shape, size, and symmetry of a nose and reshapes it to fit more proportional to the rest of the face while improving the function of the nose by rectifying breathing problems caused by injury, trauma or birth defect.

A rhinoplasty can improve the way you look at yourself and how others see you. Using the sophisticated Vectra 3D imaging system, you and your surgeon can make virtual modifications to your nose before surgery and find an aesthetic result you love.

Many women and men increase their self-confidence and satisfaction in their facial appearance and also to simply breathe more freely when they visit Marina Plastic Surgery for nose surgery. Patients travel from all over the world, throughout the U.S., and nearby cities like Beverly Hills to get rhinoplasty from our talented surgeons.

When you need rhinoplasty Los Angeles’ Marina Plastic Surgery is the place to go to get one of the best alterations for your nose and make the lifestyle you deserve.

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Improvements just right for you

Nose surgery is a cosmetic procedure for anyone who wants to greatly improve their overall appearance. It can be appropriate for teens as long as they are about 16 years old and their facial growth is complete.

Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient surgery while you are under local or general anesthesia. The procedure takes about one to two hours, although more complicated procedures can take longer to complete. Most incisions are concealed inside the nose or along its natural creases leaving no noticeable evidence of surgery.

Be sure to view our before-and-after photos to see some of our actual patients and their success stories.

After their recovery, our rhinoplasty patients are usually thrilled with their face’s more balanced and attractive look. It’s amazing to see how great women and men alike can enhance their appearance and their self-esteem by improving just this one facial feature.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty is a small external incision made on the underside of the nose. It is the procedure of choice for certain types of noses and nasal shaping techniques. The incision for an open rhinoplasty heals very well and is less visible over time.

A closed rhinoplasty is an incision that is made on the inside of the nose where the nasal bones and cartilage are designed to leave a desired shape. There are no scars with a closed rhinoplasty. Also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, this procedure uses specialized minimally invasive telescopes to allow nasal shaping. Healing is faster with a closed rhinoplasty since there is no incision on the skin.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you are in good physical health, a non-smoker and realistic expectations from a rhinoplasty, you are definitely a good candidate for the procedure. If you are a teenager or young adult, you should wait until your facial growth is done as it can impact the function and appearance of your nose, unless you have a facial birth defect like cleft palate.

What are the results of rhinoplasty?

You can expect the results of your rhinoplasty to be essentially permanent and long-lasting. It will take a few weeks for the swelling to subside and up to a year for your nasal contour to become fully refined. There will be gradual changes in how your nose will look as the weeks and months go by. You can keep and extend the results of your new nose by maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having protection when out in the sun.

What are the risks?

Every surgery carries some risks of complications. Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure but some of the risks involved can include bad reaction to anesthesia, bruising, difficulty breathing, numbness, scarring, and swelling. On rare occasions, additional surgery may be needed.

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Recovery from rhinoplasty

Following your surgery, you can expect to feel some discomfort and have some bruising and swelling, especially around your eyes. It can take up to two weeks to heal properly. Your nose may have minor swelling that will not be noticeable to other people and goes away over the next six months. You may need to wear a nasal splint for the first week.

Give your recovery period up to three weeks before returning to your normal social activities. People will not notice that you had a nose job. It is best to avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks after your procedure.

Top 10 benefits of rhinoplasty

Our patients choose rhinoplasty for their own personal reasons such as:

  1. Can be done with other facial sculpting procedure such as eyelid surgery or a facelift
  2. Decreases the size of a bulbous nasal tip
  3. Enhances the size or shape of the nose
  4. Fixes a crooked nose
  5. Improves or restores breathing caused by trauma or birth defect
  6. Lessens the length of an over-protruding nasal tip
  7. Regains symmetry to the nose
  8. Repairs damage caused by an injury
  9. Slims down a wide nose
  10. Smooths bumps like on the bridge of the nose

Insurance considerations

Many men and women choose rhinoplasty to restore or improve their breathing. For example, correcting a deviated septum. In this case, the procedure is considered to be a functional surgery and is often covered by health insurance. While it’s the patient’s responsibility to verify his or her own insurance coverage, we are happy to assist in any way possible.

Marina Plastic Surgery has a rhinoplasty specialty website that provides detailed information about the procedure, including preparation, recovery, patient testimonials, and before-and-after photos.

To find out more about rhinoplasty or other facial sculpting procedures, request a private consultation online. We have reserved select time exclusively for online visitors. Patients fly in from around the country and all over the world for our superior results and quality patient care.

Rhinoplasty with care

At Marina Plastic Surgery, our physicians use innovative surgical techniques, special attention to details and personal care. You will have a chance to discuss your goals and concerns with your surgeon during your consultation and get one of the best rhinoplasty Los Angeles has to offer at our surgical suite where the staff is dedicated to giving you excellent service with care. 

We are a leading plastic surgery destination having served patients from all 50 U.S. states and over 60 countries. Dr. Grant Stevens, M.D., FACS, and his staff pride themselves in providing individually focused service that serves your specific needs. We customize your procedure to best fit your requirements. We have earned our patients’ trust with our highly personalized and meticulous approach. 

A rhinoplasty in Los Angeles will accomplish your aesthetic goals and provide you with a new look. You can request a private consultation online where our surgeons have set aside select time exclusively for web visitors.

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