Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. It enables an individual to enhance facial harmony and improve the proportions of the nose. Additionally, rhinoplasty helps an individual correct nasal asymmetry and ensures a person can enjoy a balanced and natural-looking facial appearance
Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is a facial plastic surgery expert and attracts patients both nationally and internationally to the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. He is the author of six best-selling books, including “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty” and “Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets, is recognized as a “Top Doctor” by US News and World Report and has been featured on the “Oprah Winfrey Show,” “The Doctors” and other TV shows. He understands each person has a unique face and takes a holistic approach to rhinoplasty procedures.
Dr. Azizzadeh provides each rhinoplasty patient with a customized treatment plan. He helps a rhinoplasty patient bolster the appearance of the nose and ensures the nose complements a patient’s facial features. That way, a patient can reap the benefits of a rhinoplasty procedure that enhances his or her cosmetic appearance.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job or nose surgery, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape the nose to create an overall improvement to the facial aesthetic. It also is used to modify the shape of the nose or improve the nasal function.
Dr. Azizzadeh is board-certified in otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, and his unique expertise provides him with a complete understanding of the complex underlying structures in the head and the nose. As such, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures each patient will receive the best-possible aesthetic outcome without putting his or her breathing at risk.
What Is the Goal of Rhinoplasty?
The goal of rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose and ensure the nose complements the face, eyes, cheeks, and chin. Ultimately, rhinoplasty helps an individual improve the balance of facial features, leading to increased self-confidence.
A rhinoplasty may be used to eliminate facial features such as a “bump” on the bridge of the nose or a “bulbous tip” that draws attention away from the eyes. The procedure has been shown to help patients enhance facial symmetry, improve the shape and/or size of the nose and remove imperfections on the bridge of the nose. As a result, rhinoplasty proves to be a very impactful procedure for those who want to improve the appearance of the nose and bring harmony to the face.
What is a Natural Looking Nose Job?
The answer depends on an individual’s anatomy, ethnicity, gender and other factors.
To create a nose that matches the face, Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate a patient’s bone structure, lips and chin. Each of these facial features needs to be in balance with the nose to create a well-balanced facial aesthetic.
The eyes should be the focal point of everyone’s face. Therefore, Dr. Azizzadeh’s goal is to achieve this for his rhinoplasty patients. When someone looks at you and their focus naturally goes to your eyes, that is the result of a successful rhinoplasty outcome.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
The benefits of rhinoplasty surgery include:
Enhanced Facial Symmetry: With nose surgery, patients can improve facial symmetry and ensure that the nose appears symmetrical relative to the cheeks, chin and other facial features.
Long-Lasting Cosmetic Improvements: Helps patients improve nose size in relation to facial balance, nose width, a nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous and other nasal issues.
Correction of Birth Defects: For individuals who were born with malformations of the nose, surgery helps repair and alleviate these issues.
Correction of Sinus Problems: When performed in combination with sinus surgery, rhinoplasty helps patients fix breathing problems and chronic sinusitis.
Improved Breathing: Sometimes, a nose job is performed to eliminate breathing difficulties.
Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to provide patients with insights into rhinoplasty and its benefits. By doing so, Dr. Azizzadeh helps patients determine whether a nose job is the best course of action.
Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
Dr. Azizzadeh is one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons in the world because his results are so beautiful and he puts compassionate patient care as a top priority. Visit the gallery below to view before and after photos from some of Dr. Azizzadeh’s rhinoplasty patients.
Before & Afters
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From a cosmetic perspective, you are a candidate for rhinoplasty if you feel the need to improve the appearance of the nose.
From a technical standpoint, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you display one or more of the following characteristics:
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
If a patient does not like the appearance of the nose or has suffered nose trauma, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. Dr. Azizzadeh will teach the patient about rhinoplasty, respond to each patient’s concerns, and ensure he or she understands the benefits of nose surgery.
Teenage rhinoplasty is available to help teens address cosmetic and structural issues of the nose, but this procedure should not be performed until a patient has stopped growing. For teenage girls, surgery can be performed as early as 15 or 16 years old. Meanwhile, for teenage boys, surgery can be completed at 16 or 17 years old.
Additionally, male rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery designed specifically for men. The procedure helps men improve nose symmetry and repair structural defects of the nose. It also helps men enhance their facial appearance, resulting in increased self-confidence.
Dr. Azizzadeh also understands that patients of different ethnic backgrounds have distinct facial features and nasal structures, and he performs an ethnic rhinoplasty procedure that accounts for a patient’s ethnicity. With this procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh ensures patients of all ethnic backgrounds can benefit from a natural-looking and properly functioning nose that complements the facial appearance.
Ethnic rhinoplasty procedures are performed on non-Caucasian patients. These nose surgeries include:
Dr. Azizzadeh possesses comprehensive knowledge of each ethnic group’s nasal features and works with patients to help them achieve their desired results. Regardless of ethnicity, Dr. Azizzadeh always ensures a patient’s nose fits harmoniously with the eyes, cheeks, chin and other facial features and brings balance to the face.
If a patient does not like the appearance of the nose or has suffered nose trauma, Dr. Azizzadeh can help. Dr. Azizzadeh will teach the patient about their options, respond to each patient’s concerns and ensure he or she understands the benefits of nose surgery. Prior to a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a comprehensive patient evaluation. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient’s medical history and treatment goals. He then determines whether this individual is a viable candidate for nose surgery and offers appropriate treatment recommendations.
Why Is Rhinoplasty One of the Most Complicated Procedures?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult facial plastic surgery procedures to perform because the anatomy of the nose is very complex and delicate. Some of the risks associated with nose reshaping surgery can include:
A perforated septum
You can feel confident that these risks are as low as possible in the hands of Dr. Azizzadeh because he has dedicated his career to performing safe and successful surgeries.
Dr. Azizzadeh focuses on providing patients with well-proportioned and naturally beautiful noses and works with each patient to deliver personalized support. This enables Dr. Azizzadeh to offer custom surgery options to each patient and ensure he or she is fully supported.
Watch: Creating Natural Looking Outcomes For Rhinoplasty
Check out the video below to learn more about how a rhinoplasty can deliver natural results for patients and how Dr. Azizzadeh helps each patient create the perfect nose for his or her face.
What to Expect at Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
A consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is a personal and unique experience. First, Dr. Azizzadeh will ask the patient to explain exactly what it is about the nose that he or she would like to improve, how long he or she has had these concerns and what his or her expectations are for nose surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh spends as much time as necessary getting to know the patient so that he can understand his or her cosmetic objectives.
In an initial rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh will ask the patient questions about several topics, including:
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
From there, Dr. Azizzadeh will examine the patient’s nose and facial features, including the lips and chin. Dr. Azizzadeh boasts an in-depth knowledge of facial harmony and provides his patients with the best possible approach to rhinoplasty.
In addition, Dr. Azizzadeh will use the Vectra 3D imaging system to take 3D photographs of a patient’s face and review the face from all angles. The Vector system allows Dr. Azizzadeh to alter the appearance of the nose on a screen and use images to highlight the expected outcome of a nose surgery.
Dr. Azizzadeh will help patients understand all their cosmetic options. He educates patients on the underlying causes of their cosmetic complaints, along with how each treatment option will address those issues.
Since many patients from around the world come to Beverly Hills to receive a nose job from Dr. Azizzadeh, he also offers Skype consultations. To learn more about Skype consultations, please call our office at 310.657.2203.
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 takes a detailed and precise approach to rhinoplasty and believes there is no such thing as a standard nose job. He examines every aspect of the face, carefully taking note of each facial issue so that it can be addressed during nose surgery.
Moreover, Dr. Azizzadeh performs a structure-based rhinoplasty that respects the patient’s nasal framework. He will work to maintain and improve the underlying structures of the nose to sculpt a beautiful outcome for every patient, every time.
Open or Closed Incisions
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthetic, which means the patient is asleep during surgery. However, Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that each nose is different, and the techniques he uses vary from patient to patient.
Dr. Azizzadeh may utilize an open or closed surgical approach based on the level of complexity and the areas of the nose that need to be addressed. Open nose surgery allows a greater degree of precision from the plastic surgeon if the tip and middle portion of the nose need to be modified. Closed nose surgery, on the other hand, involves alterations made from the inside via the nostrils. This technique is excellent for individuals who require “bridge” modifications.
Watch: An In-depth Look Into Rhinoplasty Surgery
The video below uses a 3D animation to illustrate how a rhinoplasty is performed and the benefits of a nose reshaping procedure.
Rhinoplasty Consultation Questions
Together you and Dr. Azizzadeh will determine the best surgical plan to accomplish your rhinoplasty goals. To learn about a patient’s goals, Dr. Azizzadeh will ask a variety of questions during a patient consultation, including:
What you would like to achieve from nose surgery?
Are you looking to restructure the bridge of your nose? Change the shape of the tip? Alter your nostrils?
Do you have difficulty breathing?
How do you feel about nose surgery and the recovery time from rhinoplasty?
How much improvement are you expecting to achieve?
Dr. Azizzadeh is a trusted facial plastic surgeon who has performed thousands of nose surgeries throughout his career. He will address all the patient’s concerns before surgery and ensure the patient has realistic expectations for outcome of their procedure so that the patient feels 100% comfortable and confident before surgery.
What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
Nose surgery has an initial recovery time of one to two weeks, during which time the patient will wear a nose cast and experience bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. Following the surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh will see the patient several times in the first 10 days. The patient will then be evaluated every three months for one year and annually afterwards. The follow-up may be done via Skype if the patient lives outside the Beverly Hills area.
Rhinoplasty, unlike all other cosmetic procedures, requires a long-term commitment by the plastic surgeon and the patient to ensure a successful outcome. Full rhinoplasty results will typically be seen in one to two years. Patients with more complex surgery, revision rhinoplasty surgery, advanced tip work and thick skin likely will see the final results after two years. Dr. Azizzadeh will explain what to expect from the healing process in greater depth during your consultation.
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 list of post-surgical guidelines. We’ve included some of these guidelines below, giving you an idea of what to 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.
Avoid vigorous exercise for at least three weeks after surgery.
At The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, our goal is to ensure you can enjoy a comfortable, smooth recovery after a rhinoplasty procedure. If any questions or concerns arise during your rhinoplasty recovery, we are here to help you immediately.
Why Is Dr. Azizzadeh Considered One of the Top Rhinoplasty Surgeons Worldwide?
Dr. Azizzadeh has been a top choice for rhinoplasty patients because he constantly goes above and beyond the call of duty to support patients and is happy to work with each patient to guarantee his or her rhinoplasty goals are met.
Also, Dr. Azizzadeh prioritizes patient satisfaction and dedicates the necessary time and resources to assist patients. He uses the latest rhinoplasty surgery techniques and offers patients a broad range of nose surgery options. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh invests in state-of-the-art tools and equipment to guarantee his patients can receive best-in-class support at all times.
Primary Rhinoplasty FAQs
What are the different types of nose jobs?
There are many types of rhinoplasty surgeries, and these procedures include:
Primary Rhinoplasty: The most common form of a nose job, this procedure allows a patient to improve his or her nasal proportions, restore facial harmony and/or correct nasal asymmetry.
Teen Rhinoplasty: Performed exclusively on teens, this procedure is used to fix structural defects of the nose, enhance the size or shape of the nose and improve the facial appearance.
Male Rhinoplasty: This procedure helps men enhance facial symmetry, improve the shape or size of the nose, correct nasal bridge issues and remove the bulbous tip of a nose.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Designed for non-Caucasian patients, this procedure accounts for the unique facial features associated with a patient’s ethnic background. It enables a non-Caucasian patient to improve the appearance of the nose without putting his or her ethnic facial features in danger.
Revision Rhinoplasty: This procedure is used to correct subpar results following a primary rhinoplasty or repair aesthetic and/or functional nasal problems that arise after an initial nose job.
Nasal Reconstruction: This procedure is used to treat nasal deformities that occur after an individual experiences skin cancer, nasal collapse, trauma to the nose or other nasal issues.
What’s the difference between rhinoplasty and septoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is used to reshape or resize the nose. Conversely, a septoplasty is used to straighten the nasal septum due to a deviated septum, which makes one nasal passage smaller than the other.
Can a rhinoplasty surgeon also fix a deviated septum?
A deviated septum may make it tough to breathe through the nose, and septoplasty is commonly used to treat this issue. A septoplasty procedure enables Dr. Azizzadeh to straighten crooked cartilage and bone in the nose. It helps a patient improve his or her breathing, as well as the sinus function. Also, septoplasty may help a patient reduce snoring.
A rhinoplasty and a septoplasty are not identical. With rhinoplasty, an individual can reshape or resize his or her nose. The procedure does not, however, allow an individual to correct a deviated septum.
In some instances, a septoplasty and rhinoplasty may be performed in conjunction with one another. This procedure, called a septorhinoplasty, allows a patient to simultaneously correct a deviated septum and enhance his or her facial symmetry.
For individuals who want to address a deviated septum, a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is key. At this time, Dr. Azizzadeh can help a patient determine if a rhinoplasty, septoplasty or septorhinoplasty is necessary to correct a deviated septum.
Can rhinoplasty help with sinus problems?
Rhinoplasty surgery has been shown to sometimes help patients improve their airway function. If a patient is dealing with an airway obstruction, he or she may suffer from nosebleeds, sinus infections and other nasal issues. With a rhinoplasty, a patient may simultaneously correct such issues and improve his or her facial appearance.
Before a patient undergoes a rhinoplasty, it is important to consult with Dr. Azizzadeh. During a rhinoplasty consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh learns about a patient and his or her treatment goals. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh performs an in-depth patient evaluation to determine the best course of action.
If Dr. Azizzadeh determines a rhinoplasty can help a patient achieve his or her functional and cosmetic treatment goals, he next outlines the procedure and develops a personalized treatment plan. Or, if an alternative treatment is necessary, Dr. Azizzadeh will provide a patient with full details about various alternative treatment options.
Do nose jobs hurt?
Nose surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia; general anesthesia enables a patient to sleep during the procedure so they don’t feel anything. Following surgery a patient will be subscribed pain medication to help manage any pain in the first few days after surgery. After nose surgery, a patient may experience bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. These symptoms generally last for one to two weeks and disappear on their own.
Are there risks with getting a nose job?
Like any surgery, there are risks associated with rhinoplasties. These risks include:
Trouble breathing through the nose
Numbness in and around the nose
Septal perforation (hole in the septum)
How long does it take to recover from a nose job?
A rhinoplasty patient needs to limit his or her physical activity for approximately four to six weeks after nose surgery. The initial nose surgery recovery period ranges from seven to 10 days; after this period, a patient can resume everyday activities like working or going to school. Meanwhile, a rhinoplasty patient should forgo strenuous activities like jogging or yoga for up to three weeks after surgery and avoid heavy lifting for up to four weeks following treatment. He or she also should receive medical clearance before resuming a regular exercise or workout regimen.
Does a nose job leave scarring?
During a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nostrils. Thus, there is no risk of external scarring after the procedure.
Comparatively, during an open rhinoplasty, a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon makes a small incision across the columella. The incision is usually made in the shape of an upside-down “V,” and as such, is virtually invisible following surgery.
How long does it take for your nose to heal after a nose job?
A patient typically experiences the full results of a rhinoplasty within one to two years of treatment. For complex nose jobs, revision rhinoplasty surgeries and advanced nasal tip procedures, the full results may be visible after two years.
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Nose surgery may be completed to enhance the shape of the nose and ensure that the nose is proportional to other facial features. It also may be used to correct structural defects (i.e. problems related to a deviated septum, breathing issues, etc.) and restore nasal function. Or, rhinoplasty may be performed to correct breathing problems related to the nose, as well as address nasal issues associated with birth defects or trauma.
Dr. Azizzadeh is ready to help you achieve your rhinoplasty goals. With Dr. Azizzadeh at your side, you can move closer to improving the appearance of the nose, boosting your self-confidence and much more.
Ready to book a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh? To learn more about our rhinoplasty surgery options, please contact The CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh. We even offer phone or Skype consultations for out-of-town patients.
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