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Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is internationally recognized for his expertise in facial plastic surgery. His Harvard-trained expertise in aesthetic and reconstructive nose surgery attracts patients both nationally and internationally to the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery. He is the author of five bestselling books, including Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty and Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets, is recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times, and countless other media outlets.

Rhinoplasty Before & Afters

What is a Rhinoplasty?

More commonly known to patients as a ‘nose job,’ a rhinoplasty is a procedure to reshape the nose and give it an improved aesthetic appearance. Additionally, a rhinoplasty may be used to restore nasal function if necessary, such as a deviated septum, nasal valves, breathing issues, etc.

The goal of rhinoplasty

The ultimate goal of rhinoplasty is to produce a natural nose that fits harmoniously with the face, eyes, cheeks and chin. This is the main reason why many individuals do not like features such as a “bump” on the bridge or “bulbous tip” that draws attention away from the eyes. A natural outcome can only be achieved when balance is brought to the face a whole with consideration to one’s ethnicity, gender, age and overall facial bone structure.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated procedures

Although rhinoplasty is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures performed, it is also one of the most difficult. Due to the complexity of the procedure, it is vital patients have nose surgery with a very experienced nose job specialist, like Dr. Azizzadeh, who has published several textbooks and articles on his techniques, as well as lectured and taught other surgeons around the world about his advanced surgical methods. Dr. Azizzadeh focuses on achieving well-proportioned and naturally beautiful noses for his rhinoplasty patients, which he accomplishes by performing customized surgery for each individual patient.

Double board-certification

In addition to his board certification in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is also board certified in Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). This gives him a complete understanding of underlying structures in the head and the nose. In performing rhinoplasty, this knowledge is crucial to giving his patients the best possible aesthetic outcome without sacrificing breathing functions.

Before & Afters

Dr. Azizzadeh’s expertise in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery has made him one of the most sought after physicians in the world. Click the button below to view his results.

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Am I a Candidate for Nose Surgery?

From a cosmetic perspective, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty if you feel as though your nose could use some improvement in its appearance. From a more technical perspective, candidates with one or more of the following characteristics may be candidates for nose surgery:

  • Dorsal hump (hump on nose)
  • A bridge that is too high or low
  • A nose that is too wide or too narrow
  • Wide or flaring nostrils
  • Bulbous nose tip
  • Short, upturned tip
  • Hanging columella
  • Upturned nose
  • Droopy nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Long nose
  • Under-projected nose
  • Asymmetrical nose
  • Disproportionate nostrils
  • Alar pinching

The above are cosmetic considerations for rhinoplasty surgery. A nose job can also be used to correct function in the nose. Whether patients simply do not like the appearance of their nose or they have had trauma to the nose, Dr. Azizzadeh is internationally renowned for his work in aesthetic and reconstructive nose surgery and can help.

Male rhinoplasty

Men are more frequently undergoing rhinoplasty surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, men accounted for 53,248 of the total nose job procedures performed in 2015.

With more and more men undergoing nose surgery, it's more important than ever to find a the right surgeon for your nose. Dr. Azizzadeh is a highly qualified surgeon: double board certified in facial plastic surgery, a specialist in facial nerves and a recognized authority in the field of facial surgery and facial nerve preservation. Dr. Azizzadeh encourages you to call or send an email to our office to get any and all questions answered. You can click here to contact us via email, or give us a call.

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Comprehensive Rhinoplasty Consultation Process

Dr. Azizzadeh Rhinoplasty ReviewA rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is a very personal and unique experience. First, Dr. Azizzadeh will ask the patient to explain exactly what it is about their nose that they would like improved, how long they have had these concerns, and what their expectations are for their nose surgery results. He spends as much time as necessary getting to know the patient, so that he can truly understand his or her cosmetic objectives. From there, he will more closely examine the patient’s nose. Additionally, he will examine the features of the entire face, including the lips and chin, as these features have a direct impact on how the nose is perceived. Since the nose occupies the central location of the face, in order to achieve facial balance, the nose must seamlessly blend in with the other features of the face. If the nose is out of balance, this is when it draws an inordinate amount of attention. However, in some cases, while it may seem like your nose is what is out of balance, it might actually be a weak chin or underdeveloped cheek bones that are causing your nose to look disproportionately large. As a facial plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Azizzadeh has an in-depth knowledge of facial harmony and provides his patients with the best possible approach to help each patient succeed.

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During a rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh uses a specialized imaging system called the Vectra. This system takes 3D photographs of the patient’s face, allowing examination of all necessary angles. Further, with the Vectra software, Dr. Azizzadeh can alter the appearance of your nose right on the screen. This is enormously helpful in reaching an agreement regarding your treatment plan, as it allows for images, not just words, to convey the expected outcome.

During a consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh will examine each of the following areas to gather all necessary data before proceeding:

  • Age
  • Ethnicity
  • Skin thickness
  • Profile
  • Frontal appearance of the nose
  • Nasal tip and base
  • Relationship between nose and lips
  • Relationship between nose and the cheeks, chin, forehead and eyebrows
  • History of trauma to the nose
  • Entire breathing system, including the septum, valves, turbinates, sinus disease and allergies

As a highly specialized facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh takes the time necessary to help his patients fully understand their cosmetic options during the rhinoplasty consultation. He educates patients on the underlying causes of their cosmetic complaints, along with how each treatment option will address those particular issues. In the complex field of facial plastic surgery, knowledge is the most important thing for a patient, and that is Dr. Azizzadeh’s primary goal. From there, he knows that you will make the right decision for yourself.

Since many patients from around the world come to Beverly Hills to have receive a nose job with Dr. Azizzadeh, he also offers Skype rhinoplasty consultations.

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Dr. Azizzadeh’s Approach to Nose Surgery

"I always customize the surgery for the patient's goals but ultimately I cannot and will not do a procedure that compromises natural beauty and function!"
-Dr. Azizzadeh

Dr. Azizzadeh is a double-board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon who is highly specialized in nose surgery procedures. He takes an extraordinarily detailed approach to rhinoplasty, and believes there is no such thing as a standard nose job. Instead, he customizes every nose surgery to the needs of the patient. He examines every aspect of the face, carefully taking note of each individual issue so that they can be addressed during the surgery.

The secret to successful nose surgery is creating a natural and well-proportioned nose without sacrificing an individual's breathing function.

Dr. Azizzadeh performs a structure-based rhinoplasty that respects the patient’s nasal framework and works to maintain and improve the underlying structures of the nose to sculpt a beautiful outcome.

Open or closed incisions

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthetic, so that the patient is asleep for the surgery. Since each nose is different, the techniques Dr. Azizzadeh uses vary from patient to patient. An open or closed surgical approach may be used; it depends on the level of complexity and the areas that need to be addressed. Open nose surgery allows a greater degree of precision from the surgeon if the tip and middle portion of the nose needs to be modified. Closed nose surgery, on the other hand, involves alterations made from the inside only, via the nostrils. This technique is excellent for individuals who require mainly 'bridge' modifications.

Consultation questions

Dr. Azizzadeh will help guide you in determining what your goals are and how to achieve the best possible outcome. Some of the more common issues that need to be discussed in the consultation include:

  • What you would like to achieve from your nose surgery - are you looking to restructure the bridge of your nose? Change the shape of the tip? Alter your nostrils?
  • Do you have breathing difficulty?
  • How do you feel about the surgery and recovery time from rhinoplasty? How much improvement are you expecting to achieve?

What is rhinoplasty recovery like?

Nose job surgery has an initial recovery time of 1-2 weeks. Following the surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh will see the patient several times in the first 10 days. The patient will then be evaluated every 3 months for one year and annually afterwards. The follow-up may be done via Skype if the patient lives out of the area.

Rhinoplasty, unlike all other cosmetic procedures, requires a long-term commitment by the surgeon and the patient in order to ensure a successful and satisfactory outcome. Full results will typically be seen in 1-2 years. Individuals with more complex surgery, revision rhinoplasty surgery, advanced tip work, and thick skin will likely see final results after two years.

What is a Natural Looking Nose Job?

In rhinoplasty, what is meant by natural outcome? The key aspect to this question is really your anatomy, your ethnicity, your gender, etc. Each of these factors plays an important role, because Dr. Azizzadeh wants to create a nose that really fits your face. It’s not about creating a nose that’s perfect, but creating a nose that’s perfect for your face.

In order to create a nose that is perfect for your face, Dr. Azizzadeh examines your bone structure, your lips, your chin, under your eyes and the neck area. Each of these components needs to be in balance with the nose. Ultimately, he wants your eyes to be the focus of your face. When someone looks at you and their focus naturally goes to your eyes, that is the result of a natural outcome. The key aspect is a nose that fits your face, creating the perfect balance between all features.

Rhinoplasty Post-Operative Information

Following a nose job, the recovery process is critical in achieving a beautiful result. At our office, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of post-surgical guidelines. We’ve included some of these guidelines below, giving you an idea of what you can expect:

  • Clean your incisions with hydrogen peroxide once a day.
  • Use antibiotic salves on incisions and just inside the nostrils twice a day.
  • Cold compresses or frozen peas should be placed gently over the eyes and cheeks for the first three days following surgery. After three days, use a warm compress on areas that have persistent bruising.
  • Keep head elevated for at least one week following surgery. This includes while you sleep, rest or relax.
  • No rigorous exercise for three weeks after surgery.

At The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, our goal is your comfortable, smooth recovery. If any questions or concerns arise at any point during your rhinoplasty recovery, we are at your disposal. Please call or email us with any questions and we will help with anything you need.

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Trust Your Face To A Nose Expert

As an internationally renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh has been featured in major news outlets for his unrelenting expertise in this crucial field and reputation for delivering some of the rhinoplasty results. Most notably, he was featured on Oprah for his groundbreaking facial nerve reconstruction on Mary Jo Buttafuoco, a prominent shooting victim.

Why is Dr. Azizzadeh considered one of the top nose surgeons worldwide?

Rhinoplasty is one of the top 5 most common plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States each year. It is also acknowledged by plastic surgeons as one of the most difficult procedures, as the nose is a highly complex three-dimensional structure that is not only is it the most prominent aesthetic feature of the face, but it is responsible for vital air delivery functions.

Double board certification

Dr. Azizzadeh is an internationally acclaimed nose and facial plastic surgeon double board certified by The American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology (Head & Neck Surgery). He has performed thousands of rhinoplasty surgeries at his practice, including many revision rhinoplasty surgeries (arguably the single most difficult plastic surgery procedure).

Vector 3D imaging for planning the best results

Rhinoplasty surgery is a very personal procedure. Dr. Azizzadeh begins each consultation by finding out what aspect of their nose the patient is unhappy with and what they hope to accomplish by undergoing surgery. After thoroughly examining the entire structure of the patient’s face and nose and listening to the patient’s surgical goals, Dr. Azizzadeh then determines the best surgical approach for the patient.

To assist his patients in visualizing what their nose will look like after rhinoplasty, he uses high resolution imaging equipment called the Vector System. This high-tech system produces multi angled 3D photos of the patient’s nose and face as it is currently, and Dr. Azizzadeh can then manipulate the photos to show the patient what is realistically achievable with a rhinoplasty.

Balance is key to natural results

His goal is not simply to create a perfect nose; it is to create the nose that is perfect for the patient’s unique face, and the best rhinoplasty results possible. The key to a natural-looking nose is one that is in balance with the patient’s other facial features. As one patient said, “The confidence I have gained as a result of this transformation has been life-changing.”

Notable media appearances

Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh has been featured in People Magazine, New York Times, Discovery Health, Los Angeles Times, Beverly Hills Courier, and many other prestigious media outlets. He authored the best-selling book Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets, and was the lead editor on a number of definitive medical textbooks, including Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and Master Techniques in Blepharoplasty and Periorbital Rejuvenation. These textbooks have become a standard in the medical community and are used all over the world by board-certified plastic surgeons as well as training programs for up and coming plastic surgeons. He is the co-director of the annual, world-renowned Cedars-Sinai Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium and the co-director of the USC Facial Plastic Surgery Fellowship Program.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn more about your unique nose job, please contact The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh. We offer phone or Skype consultations for out-of-town patients.

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