Rhinoplasty Surgeon in Beverly Hills
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Rhinoplasty alters the shape of your nose, bringing it into balance with the rest of your facial features. Dr. Aboolian performs rhinoplasty on a regular basis, as nose reshaping is a very popular procedure at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery practice.
Incisions in the nostrils or at the base of your nose provide access to the cartilage and bone. Dr. Aboolian can remove a hump and bring the bones together to form a narrower bridge. Cartilage is trimmed to reshape the nasal tip. Trimming the septum improves the angle between the nose and lips. A splint helps the bone and cartilage of your nose maintain shape.
What Can Rhinoplasty Do For You?
The ideal nose varies for each individual, and there are numerous possibilities with rhinoplasty when it comes to cosmetic improvements.
Before rhinoplasty, you want to consider characteristics such as:
- Skin type
- Skin thickness
Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aboolian can employ a variety of techniques to bring your nose into balance. There are many possibilities: size can be increased or decreased; a hump can be reduced or removed; the angle between the nose and upper lip can be altered; the shape of the tip can be changed; the width of your nostrils can be narrowed, and more.
Aesthetic Goals of Nose Surgery
Although each rhinoplasty operation has unique considerations, there are a few general aesthetic goals that plastic surgeons aim for, from which patients will benefit:
- Balanced projection and width
- A straight nasal dorsum
- Narrow nasal tip
- Dip between nasal dorsum and tip
- Appealing angle between nostrils and lips
How Rhinoplasty Reshapes the Nose
Rhinoplasty is a 1- to 3-hour surgery that is usually performed under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. It can be performed as a closed technique where all the incisions are hidden inside the nose, or it may be performed as an open technique where in addition to the hidden incisions inside the nose there is an externally (non-visible) incision near the base of the columella.
The approach is decided based on what needs to be accomplished. Rhinoplasty may be done in conjunction with chin surgery to achieve a more balanced appearance or other facial procedures.
In addition to the aesthetic reasons, rhinoplasty is also performed for functional reasons such as correction of breathing or snoring problems, or after trauma to the nose. Non-cosmetic nasal operations are covered under some health insurance policies.
After Rhinoplasty: What to Expect
After nose surgery, you can return to your normal routine in about 1 to 2 weeks. Medications will be prescribed to control discomfort during the first week.
The day of your surgery, you will be sent home with nasal packing and/or a special splint. You will be advised to avoid activities that have the potential to cause impact upon your nose.
How to Proceed
Dr. Aboolian is a skilled plastic surgeon with experience performing rhinoplasty for men and women in Beverly Hills and Southern California. The doctor says:
“I like to do rhinoplasty surgery very much. Every nose is different and must be treated as unique when I am planning and performing the surgery. There is also very little room for error with a rhinoplasty. I like the meticulous nature of reshaping a nose. A well-done rhinoplasty is an accomplishment each time it’s done. When a patient’s nose is reshaped with great care, the improvement in the contours of the nose affect more than look of the nose itself. It also makes the eyes stand out. The entire face looks more attractive, becomes more memorable.”
Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
If you think the appearance of your nose may be improved through this procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation. Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Aboolian can evaluate your nose and determine if rhinoplasty can meet your expectations.
Call us today at (310) 905-8702 for more information on rhinoplasty surgery.