4 Misconceptions About Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” offers a number of benefits. This procedure enables an individual to fix structural defects related to breathing issues or a deviated septum. Plus, a nose job allows a person to reshape his or her nose, resulting in an improved facial appearance.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery is a double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. He is Harvard-trained and globally recognized for his facial plastic surgery expertise and will work with patients to help them achieve their desired rhinoplasty results.

Dr. Azizzadeh’s top priority is to make sure his patient’s rhinoplasty concerns and questions are addressed prior to surgery. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh can put common nose job misconceptions to rest and help a patient make an informed decision about rhinoplasty.

What Are the Common Misconceptions About Rhinoplasty?

There are many misconceptions about nose jobs, including:

  1. A nose job is a simple procedure.

The goal of a rhinoplasty is to reshape an individual’s nose so that it better complements his or her cheeks, chin, eyes and other facial features. As such, a facial plastic surgeon will need to dedicate substantial time and resources to learn about a patient’s facial features to deliver the best results possible.

Dr. Azizzadeh has helped countless patients enjoy the benefits of nose jobs. He will go above and beyond the call of duty to assist patients and make sure that any facial plastic surgery is a success.

  1. Insurance carriers will cover the costs associated with nose jobs.

An individual’s insurance provider is unlikely to cover the costs associated with a nose job if the procedure is completed for cosmetic purposes.  Alternatively, if a person is dealing with breathing problems or a deviated septum, his or her insurance company may cover the costs of rhinoplasty to restore the nasal function. In these cases, Dr. Azizzadeh’s office can help guide patients through the process of working with their insurance company to see if they are covered. Please understand that Dr. Azizzadeh is not contracted with any insurance companies, but patients may be able to use out-of-network benefits for their surgery with him.

Dr. Azizzadeh takes a direct approach to rhinoplasty. He will outline the costs of a nose job during an initial consultation and is happy to respond to a patient’s rhinoplasty queries at any time.

  1. A patient can select a nose that matches the nose of his or her favorite celebrity. 

Each person’s face is different, and rhinoplasty is designed to help a patient get a nose that corresponds to his or her facial features. However, a nose job does not allow a patient to get the same nose as his or her favorite celebrity.

Dr. Azizzadeh will help a patient set realistic expectations for a nose job. He even uses the Vectra 3D imaging system to take 3D photographs of a patient’s face and highlight the expected outcome of a nose surgery so the patient has a realistic expectation of their possible results.

  1. Any plastic surgeon is qualified to perform a nose job.

Every millimeter counts during a nose job. Therefore, it is paramount to choose a facial plastic surgeon who possesses comprehensive experience in nose surgery. Furthermore, a facial plastic surgeon is the best choice for a rhinoplasty because they are double-board certified in Head & Neck Surgery and Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, giving them the most in-depth knowledge of both nasal anatomy and aesthetics.

In addition to Dr. Azizzadeh’s double-board certification, he is also a well-respected author of rhinoplasty textbooks and articles and is invited to lecture about his rhinoplasty techniques around the world.  Patient’s can rest assured that they are in the best hands possible when having rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Azizzade!

Book a Nose Job Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh

To learn more about the benefits of rhinoplasty, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh today.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

Dr. Azizzadeh offers free in-person and virtual consultations to people who are considering a cosmetic procedure. To find out more, please contact us today at 310-657-2203 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.

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