Faces are symphonies where the eyes, lips, and brows all play an important part in the overall composition. But, as with all art, there is a core upon which the parts depend to create “harmony.” With the face, this center and its most prominent feature is the nose; and its size and shape can dramatically affect your overall appearance. It is no wonder, then, that a nose job in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and everywhere, is one of the most frequently performed facial rejuvenation procedures for people of all ages.
Noses can be Romanesque, aquiline, upturned, pug, etc.; the only constant is that each one is unique and the key to a successful rhinoplasty is ensuring that the nose “blends” with your particular facial structure to achieve a natural, proportional look. If this all sounds like an artistic endeavor, that is because great rhinoplasty requires a special combination of surgical skill and aesthetic sense. It is this unique, but essential, combination that Dr. Nima brings to the surgical table.
Your Consultation With Dr. Nima
The possible reasons someone seeks a nose job in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles or anywhere are varied: a broken nose, debilitating breathing problems, correcting previous nasal augmentation, or simply wishing to improve your overall appearance. Whatever the reason, it is personal to you and, therefore, it is personal to us. Our patients deserve and receive careful and caring analysis and exceptional surgical skills. It is our mission to make the journey as comfortable and understandable as possible with a satisfying result.
Toward that end, Dr. Nima is available for one-on-one, in-office consults about Rhinoplasty / Revision Rhinoplasty. During your consult, Dr. Nima will take the time to understand your particular reason for seeking surgery, address any concerns and questions that you may have and discuss setting realistic goals for your procedure. At the same time, you will be introduced to our state-of-the-art computer imaging program, which provides an excellent visual tool for previewing possible results.
The Rhinoplasty Surgical Procedure with Dr. Nima
With a unique understanding of his patients’ hopes and fears, Dr. Nima has spent years perfecting his surgical technique to achieve the best results with the minimum amount of discomfort and downtime for the patient. He meticulously re-crafts the nasal structure through careful modification of bone and cartilage, enabling him to firmly secure the components. This process completely eliminates the need for uncomfortable nasal packing which significantly reduces post-operative discomfort, bruising and swelling and helps avoid post-surgery difficulties in breathing.
What all of this means for the patient, is that – within approximately seven days after undergoing the procedure – most of our patients can return to their regular lives.
“The moment I met Dr. Nima I was immediately impressed. He is always professional, him and his staff are always super nice, and the office is beautiful. When he showed me a projected before and after what my nose would look like after rhinoplasty, I was sold. I can’t recommend Dr. Nima enough. If you are considering rhinoplasty, do it! Dr. Nima’s work really is life changing.”-rhinoplasty patient
So what is in store for the Rhinoplasty patient during the initial week of recovery?
Immediately after surgery, a dressing is applied. Again, no nasal packing is necessary, making the recovery a more comfortable one. Some temporary swelling and bruising around the eyes can occur, and often resolve after a week. The dressing is removed within about a week, at which time most patients can also return to their normal activities. More strenuous activities will need to be avoided for about two to three weeks. Beverly Hills patients can also expect 80-90% of the swelling to go down within 2-4 weeks and the final result will become apparent within six months.
Five things to consider before Rhinoplasty
- Realistic expectations are key to satisfying results. Each person has their own unique nasal structure—meaning it may not be possible to emulate another person’s nose. During the initial consultation, Dr. Nima will discuss realistic expectations with patients.
- Rhinoplasty comes with risks just like any other medical procedure. Pain, discoloration, and recurring nosebleeds are just some possible side effects of rhinoplasty, but patients who adhere to their plastic surgeons’ post-op instructions may be able to reduce the risk for these effects.
- Rhinoplasty does not change your voice, per se, but the resonance can change. Patients who use their voices professionally such as for singing or voice-acting may notice very slight changes to their voices because they become less nasal after having rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
- The rhinoplasty healing process can take up to six months, which may be inconvenient for patients who have planned important events following their procedures.
- A board-certified plastic surgeon can produce the best rhinoplasty results and help patients achieve their ideal look with minimal discomfort and downtime.
Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for Rhinoplasty?
All individuals over the age of 13, are eligible for, and may consider, Rhinoplasty.
Teenagers, for example, when physically and emotionally mature enough, may benefit from the procedure. A study, entitled, “The Psychological Effects of Rhinoplasty,” has been cited by the New York Times and People magazine. It confirms that teens receive significant benefits from rhinoplasty, psychologically and socially, by helping to create a positive self-image.
Of course, the psychological benefits extend to adults, both men and women, as well.
No matter the age or gender, a candidate’s emotional and physical readiness for our services will be carefully evaluated by Dr. Nima, in consultation with the patient, prior to undertaking any procedure.
How can Rhinoplasty reduce the size of my nose?
Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills can help reduce nose size by removing bone, cartilage, and skin, and by reshaping nasal structures. Rhinoplasty can also reduce the size and length of nasal tips that may be over-protruding or bulbous and reduce and/or narrow the size of noses that are too wide.
Patients who wish to reduce nose length can have their septums and cartilage adjusted. Rhinoplasty for those who want their noses made narrower may involve breaking and repositioning of the bone inside the nose. Those who wish to correct bulbous tips and ridges on the nose can have cartilage broken, removed, and/or reshaped to achieve smaller noses with rhinoplasty.
How long does it take to see the results of Rhinoplasty?
The results of rhinoplasty take an average of six to twelve months. During the first week after rhinoplasty, patients may experience swelling and bruising around the eyes. Between 80 to 90 percent of the swelling from rhinoplasty will resolve on its own in about two to four weeks.
Though six months may seem like a long time before seeing the results of rhinoplasty, the wait will be worth it for those whose noses have been affecting their confidence their entire lives. Patients who have rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills can prolong the results of their procedures by protecting their skin from the sun and maintaining healthy lifestyles.
What is the difference between Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty surgery?
Open rhinoplasty is when the plastic surgeon makes a small incision in the columella, which is the vertical tissue located between the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty allows for easier access to nasal bone and cartilage and helps the surgeon perform a more precise procedure.
Closed rhinoplasty is when incisions are made inside the nose, so there is no visible scarring on the outside of the nose. Closed rhinoplasty is usually ideal in cases where patients are undergoing minor changes to their nasal tips and bone structure. This form of rhinoplasty usually offers a shorter recovery time.
What is an upturned nose?
An upturned nose is when the nose has a higher tip that causes it to look shorter, especially in profile. Genetics are the most common cause of an upturned nose, though in some cases, it can be the unwanted side effect from previous rhinoplasty surgery. Those who want to improve the appearance of an upturned nose can do so with rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills by adding length to the nasal tip. This can be achieved using extended spreader grafts made from cartilage harvested from the patient’s body.
To schedule a rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Nima, contact his office in Beverly Hills at (310) 772-2866.