What Is a Nose Procedure? What You Need to Know
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.
Types of Nose Surgeries
Below is a list of the nose job treatments available from the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills.
What Is a Middle Eastern Rhinoplasty? Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, also known as ethnic rhinoplasty, refers to a diverse set of nose job procedures. It is designed to help individuals improve their facial appearance and maintain their unique ethnic facial features. Many types of Middle Eastern rhinoplasty are available, including: Arab rhinoplasty Indian rhinoplasty Iranian rhinoplasty…
What Is an Asian Rhinoplasty? Asian rhinoplasty is a subset of traditional rhinoplasty surgery, and the goal of both an Asian nose job and a traditional nose job is identical – to create a nose that is harmonious with an individual’s face. Each ethnic group has unique facial features, and an Asian nose surgery addresses and maintains…
What Is a Hispanic Nose Job? Hispanic rhinoplasty is a type of nose surgery specifically designed for Hispanic individuals. It accounts for the distinct facial features of Hispanic patients, ensuring these individuals can improve their facial appearance without having to worry about losing their ethnic identity. Several types of Hispanic nose job treatments are available,…
What Is an African American Rhinoplasty? As a subset of primary rhinoplasty, an African American rhinoplasty offers a safe, effective cosmetic nose surgery for African Americans. It allows a person to modify the nose – perhaps the most prominent characteristic of the face – to enhance the facial appearance. In many instances, an African American rhinoplasty…
What is Nasal Reconstruction? Nasal reconstruction is most often needed after skin cancer, accidents, nasal collapse, or trauma to the nose, to name a few. To help such patients recover with minimal nasal deformity, Dr. Azizzadeh leads a team of plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists to provide some of the most advanced nasal reconstruction results available….
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.
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.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty? Many people strive to preserve their ethnic identity when they undergo plastic surgery procedures, specifically rhinoplasty. Yet, most plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty surgeries with a narrow emphasis on an “American” nose type. These surgeons fail to account for the fact that noses differ based on ethnicity and have unique characteristics that patients…
What Is a Nose Procedure? What You Need to Know 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…
Understanding Nose Irregularities Before Rhinoplasty Surgery
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.
Nose Surgery FAQ
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.