A nose procedure is used to reshape or resize the nose, correct structural defects of the nose, and/or ensure a patient can properly breathe through the nose. There are several types of nose surgery, and the type of nose procedure required varies based on the patient.
Patients who want to undergo a nose procedure to enhance facial symmetry may benefit from nose plastic surgery. Or, patients who are dealing with severe nasal trauma that makes it difficult to breathe through the nose may benefit from nasal reconstruction.
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is internationally recognized for his expertise in facial plastic surgery and nasal procedures. He helps patients understand all aspects of different types of nose procedures and determine whether a nose job is the right choice based on their personal needs.
Dr. Azizzadeh performs a thorough evaluation to help a patient determine a safe, effective way to achieve the optimal treatment results. For patients who are considering a nose job or other forms of nose surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh can assess their nose and other facial features, as well as their treatment goals. He can then offer a personalized nose procedure treatment recommendation.
Below is a list of the nose job treatments available from the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles.
A rhinoplasty is one of the most popular nose surgeries. Commonly known to patients as a “nose job,” a rhinoplasty is a nose surgery used to reshape the nose and give it an improved aesthetic appearance. It also may be used to restore the nasal function due to a deviated septum, nasal valves, breathing issues, etc.
Revision rhinoplasty is nose surgery performed on a past rhinoplasty patient who failed to achieve his or her desired results or experienced nasal function damage during a prior nose job. The procedure helps a patient enhance the appearance of the nose and ensure that the nose brings harmony to the facial appearance. It also helps a patient restore the nasal function if it was previously impaired. Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure, and as such, Dr. Azizzadeh allocates significant time and resources to assist revision nose job patients. Dr. Azizzadeh always ensures a patient receives plenty of support before, during and after a revision rhinoplasty. He strives to help each revision rhinoplasty patient reap the benefits of a natural-looking and functional nose that complements the facial appearance.
Ethnic rhinoplasty is used to account for the distinct facial characteristics of individuals of different ethnic backgrounds. It is a subspecialty of nose surgery and typically describes any nose surgery performed on ethnic or non-Caucasian patients. In the past, rhinoplasty focused solely on creating a “Westernized” nose for all patients, and it did not account for a patient’s ethnicity. Today, beauty ideals are increasingly being defined by multicultural standards. Dr. Azizzadeh’s renowned knowledge of the subtle nuances of each ethnic group’s nasal features makes him one of the most sought-after ethnic nose surgeons in the country. Dr. Azizzadeh’s expertise enables him to take a personalized approach to ethnic nose surgery procedures and provide patients with results that enhance their ethnic identity.
A teenage rhinoplasty helps a teen correct a large nasal hump, lift a drooping nasal tip, improve facial symmetry and address other facial flaws. Girls can receive nose surgery as early as 16 or 17 years old, and boys can receive a teen nose surgery as early as 17 or 18 years old. Prior to a teenage nose surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh consults with the patient and his or her parents to determine if a patient is a viable candidate for nose surgery.
African American rhinoplasty surgery addresses the unique facial features of African Americans, such as a wide nasal ala (nostrils), wide nasal tip or wide or low nasal bridge. It helps an African American patient reshape the nose, and ultimately, ensure the nose complements the cheeks, chin and other facial features. Dr. Azizzadeh possesses comprehensive African American nose surgery expertise and develops a personalized nose surgery treatment plan for each of his patients.
Asian rhinoplasty accounts for the unique nasal proportions of people of Asian descent. It is designed to help patients of Asian descent enjoy a beautiful nose that matches their facial appearance. Additionally, an Asian nose surgery often benefits patients of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese and Korean backgrounds. Dr. Azizzadeh is an Asian nose surgery expert, and he learns about a patient to provide him or her with a naturally and ethnically appropriate nose.
Middle Eastern rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery intended for patients of Arab, Indian, Iranian and Pakistani descent. Middle Eastern nose surgery requires a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon to pay close attention to the subtle facial features of patients of Middle Eastern backgrounds. Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and he works with Middle Eastern patients to help them achieve safe, effective nose surgery results.
Hispanic rhinoplasty is a complex nose surgery that accounts for the facial features of Hispanic patients. Dr. Azizzadeh administers a variety of Hispanic nose surgeries, including Mexican, Castilian, Latino and Mestizo nose surgery procedures. He analyzes a Hispanic patient’s facial features and does everything possible to ensure this individual can achieve the best-possible results. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh performs Hispanic nose surgery procedures to help patients maintain their distinct ethnic facial features.
Nasal reconstruction may be required after skin cancer, accidents, nasal collapse or trauma to the nose. To help such patients recover with minimal nasal deformity, Dr. Azizzadeh leads a team of plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists to provide optimal nasal reconstruction results. He listens to each patient, studies the anatomy of his or her face, performs tissue replacement and preserves a patient’s nasal function. With this approach, Dr. Azizzadeh provides nasal reconstruction patients with outcomes that match or exceed their initial expectations.
Nose surgery is used to treat a variety of nose irregularities – everything from an acute nasal fracture to a bulbous nasal tip. Dr. Azizzadeh has dual certification in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery, and he uses his unique expertise to help patients safely and effectively correct nose irregularities. Prior to performing a nose surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a comprehensive nasal analysis to learn about a patient’s nose irregularities and treatment goals. Then, Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient work together to determine the best course of action. If a patient qualifies for surgery to correct nose abnormalities, Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend a primary nose surgery, septoplasty or other procedures. He develops a personalized nose surgery treatment plan based on the patient, and by doing so, ensures each patient can achieve the best-possible results.
As a leading Los Angeles facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh strives to teach patients about nose surgery and other procedures. Now, let’s take a look at some of the most common nose surgery questions regarding nose procedures.
Is nose surgery painful?
Dr. Azizzadeh always performs nose surgery under anesthesia to reduce pain. Patients usually experience nasal stuffiness and swelling after nose surgery. However, these nose surgery side effects are typically minor and will gradually disappear over several weeks and months.
At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Azizzadeh helps nose surgery patients minimize treatment pain and prepare for the recovery process. He outlines what a nose surgery patient should expect following treatment and helps him or her plan accordingly. Dr. Azizzadeh offers a personalized nose surgery treatment plan that includes postoperative care instructions. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh requests follow-up appointments to track a nose surgery patient’s recovery.
How long does it take to recover after nose surgery?
Nose surgery recovery is a long-term process, one that requires Dr. Azizzadeh and his patient to work together to achieve the desired treatment results.
Following nose surgery, a patient may have a splint that remains in place for up to seven days. Once the splint is removed, a patient’s nose will be most swollen during the first four weeks. A nose surgery patient may also experience discoloration around the eyes in the initial days after treatment.
Nose surgery patients may require a few weeks to fully recover after treatment. Patients often take up to one week off from work after nose surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh recommends nose surgery patients avoid strenuous activity and exercise for up to three weeks following surgery.
The full results of nose surgery usually become visible up to one year after treatment. In the weeks and months following nose surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh meets with a patient to ensure his or her recovery stays on course. Patient consultations can be conducted in person in Beverly Hills or via Zoom conferencing and allow Dr. Azizzadeh to stay in touch with a nose surgery patient throughout the recovery process.
Will nose surgery help improve my breathing?
Those who are dealing with a deviated septum, i.e. a separation of the wall between the two sides of the nose, may struggle to breathe through the nose. In this instance, an individual may require a septoplasty, a type of nose procedure sometimes mistaken for rhinoplasty surgery.
Whereas a nose job is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve facial symmetry and correct sinus issues, septoplasty surgery addresses a deviated septum. During a septoplasty procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh straightens and repositions the nasal septum. He may also trim, reposition or replace a patient’s nasal cartilage or bone, along with cut or remove parts of the nasal septum and reinsert them into the proper position.
If an individual is considering nose surgery to improve his or her breathing, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. As a top-rated Beverly Hills facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to nose surgery and other procedures. He first learns about a patient and performs a full evaluation. If Dr. Azizzadeh believes nose surgery is the best treatment option, he then crafts a personalized nose surgery plan. Or, if Dr. Azizzadeh believes a septoplasty is necessary, Dr. Azizzadeh prepares accordingly. In some instances, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends one or more procedures based on a patient’s treatment goals.
How much does nose surgery cost?
The cost of nose surgery varies based on surgeon and anesthesia fees, the operating facility and other factors. Additionally, expenses associated with surgery garments, medical tests and prescription medications may increase the cost of a rhinoplasty.
Dr. Azizzadeh wants his nose surgery patients to understand all treatment costs before a procedure is performed. He outlines the full cost of a rhinoplasty to each nose surgery patient, as well as addresses as treatment concerns or questions. In doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps nose surgery patients prepare for all treatment costs.
Is nose surgery dangerous?
Like any surgery, there are risks associated with a rhinoplasty procedure. These risks include:
- Difficulty breathing
- Skin discoloration
- Nasal septum perforation
Dr. Azizzadeh takes precautions to help each nose surgery patient achieve the best results. He will not perform nose surgery if the risks outweigh the benefits; in this scenario, Dr. Azizzadeh may recommend alternative treatment options.
Dr. Azizzadeh also wants nose surgery patients to understand the benefits and risks associated with treatment. Therefore, Dr. Azizzadeh explains how a nose surgery is completed and describes the recovery process. Dr. Azizzadeh can also respond to a patient’s nose surgery concerns and questions.
What are the side effects of nose surgery?
Swelling is common immediately after nose surgery, but it usually disappears on its own within about four weeks of treatment. Also, a splint or packing may be placed inside of a patient’s nose following a rhinoplasty to support new structures during the healing process.
To minimize nose surgery side effects, Dr. Azizzadeh offers tips to help a patient care for the surgical site. In certain instances, Dr. Azizzadeh recommends medications to help a patient heal after nose surgery as well.
In the months following nose surgery, a patient’s nose will gradually change. A patient typically sees a fully refined nasal contour about one year after surgery.
What do I need to consider before I undergo a nose procedure?
Key factors to consider before undergoing a nose procedure include:
- Cost: The cost of a nose procedure depends on the type of treatment performed, extent of treatment required, and other factors.
- Downtime: Patients may need to avoid work, school, or other everyday activities for at least a few weeks after a nose procedure.
- Risk: The risks associated with a nose procedure can be substantial, and they must be evaluated before treatment is administered.
Dr. Azizzadeh discusses a nose procedure in detail during a patient consultation. He responds to his patient’s concerns and questions regarding a nose procedure and does his part to help his patient make an informed treatment decision.
Is a nose job in Los Angeles right for me?
Meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient determine if a nose procedure may be beneficial. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh can learn about the patient and perform an in-depth evaluation.
If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a patient can benefit from a nose procedure, he develops a custom treatment plan and works with the patient to execute it. Comparatively, if a nose procedure is deemed too risky, Dr. Azizzadeh can offer viable alternatives.
Dr. Azizzadeh is a globally recognized facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who consistently helps patients reap the benefits of nose surgery procedures. He is happy to teach individuals about the different types of nose surgery treatments. To learn more, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.
The Quest for the Perfect Nose
Nose surgery is not only extremely complex but also one of the most commonly sought after surgical cosmetic and reconstructive procedures worldwide. Rhinoplasty consistently ranks second in popularity amongst all plastic surgeries, second only to breast augmentation. No nose is perfect, and depending on how imperfect, it may detract from your overall appearance. This type of nose plastic surgery strives to restore balance and harmony to an individual’s face, while correcting form and/or function. The results of nose surgical procedures should be naturally beautiful and bring your nose more into line with other facial features, such as the cheeks, chin, eyes, and jaw.
Nose Surgery Fiction
There are many myths about nose surgery, and individuals interested in nose surgery should do their research. There is a wealth of information about nose surgical procedures on the Internet—some good and some bad! No nose is perfect and not just anyone can perform nose surgery. Nose plastic surgery is incredibly complex, but the outcome should be a beautiful natural looking nose. Your nose is a unique anchor to your facial features. You should consult this blog article on your nose job before and after journey.
Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nose Surgery, but Were Afraid to Ask
When it comes to nose surgery, there are many factors to consider. As the nose anchors the face and is its focal point, any imperfections are significantly magnified. A nose procedure may be used to correct or reshape the nose in order to bring it more into line with other facial features, such as the cheeks, chin, eyes, and jaw, providing symmetrical balance that enhances your overall appearance. Rhinoplasty results in subtle, sometimes drastic, changes to the shape, size, orientation, or angle of your nose. The following blog should answer all your preliminary questions regarding nose plastic surgery.
Virtual Consultations: What Are They, and How Do They Work?
Dr. Azizzadeh offers online consultations to patients interested in undergoing cosmetic or rhinoplasty procedures. These consultations are held virtually, and they allow patients to meet with Dr. Azizzadeh from the comfort of home. Dr. Azizzadeh ensures that a virtual consultation is nearly identical to one held in his Los Angeles office. An online consultation allows Dr. Azizzadeh to discuss treatment options with a patient and determine which of these options can deliver the intended results. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh provides a patient with a custom quote and treatment recommendation following a virtual consultation, so the patient can quickly move forward with treatment. Read this blog to learn what a virtual consultation is all about, along with how to prepare for an online meeting with Dr. Azizzadeh.
Summertime Nose Surgery
Nose surgery consistently remains one of the most commonly performed cosmetic facial surgeries. Many adults pursue rhinoplasty for improvement in form and/or function of their nose, and summer typically is recommended as the perfect time to pursue nose surgery.For many individuals, summer is a downtime for business, and they can afford to take the time off for at least a major portion of rhinoplasty recovery. Teens and young adults home from college can also take advantage of this relaxed time of year to pursue nose surgical procedures, including nose reconstruction. Regardless of your age, summertime is ideal to undergo the transformative benefits of nose surgery.