Rhinoplasty is a form of plastic surgery performed on the nose. Commonly referred to as a “nose job” or “nose surgery,” rhinoplasty allows a person to improve facial harmony. Rhinoplasty also may be performed to correct structural defects of the nose.

At La Peer, we offer several types of rhinoplasty at our surgery center in Los Angeles, including:

  • Primary Rhinoplasty: Involves reshaping the nose, resulting in a balanced facial appearance.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty: Enables a patient to correct the results of a previous rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty may be performed if a patient is unhappy with the results of an initial rhinoplasty or has difficulty breathing through the nose.
  • Ethnic Rhinoplasty: Allows an individual – regardless of ethnic background – to improve the appearance of the nose and ensure the nose complements the cheeks, eyes and other facial features.
  • Nasal Reconstruction: Enables a patient to correct a nasal defect or loss of the nasal function

What Is Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries in the world. It may be performed to make the nose smaller or larger, improve the angle of the nose or modify the nasal tip. Or, it may be used to correct a deviated septum or other nasal defects.

Although rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic surgery, it is important to note that every person has a different nose. As such, every nose surgery is unique.

At La Peer Health Systems, our plastic surgeons want to know what you want from surgery before you go under the knife. We provide images of what patients will look like after rhinoplasty surgery to ensure that they will be happy with the final results. Our facial plastic surgeons also have extensive rhinoplasty knowledge and are committed to helping patients achieve the best surgical outcomes. Therefore, our surgeons do everything possible to help rhinoplasty patients achieve facial balance and symmetry, resulting in amazing natural results.

What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is conducted after a patient undergoes a primary rhinoplasty. It generally requires cartilage grafting. Reshaping and rebuilding the bridge of the nose also may be necessary.

What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty differs from traditional rhinoplasty in several ways, including:

  • Thicker skin
  • Varied angles of the nose
  • Varied size and shape of the nose
  • Nostril shape and size can vary in thickness and shape

La Peer Health Systems is a leading provider of ethnic rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. Our board-certified facial plastic surgeons find ways to provide patients with a nose that allows them to maintain their ethnic identity.

What Is Functional Rhinoplasty?

Nasal reconstruction, also referred to as functional rhinoplasty, allows a patient to repair a nasal deformity or injury. It may be performed after an individual suffers nasal trauma, skin cancer or an immune disease. Additionally, nasal reconstruction may be completed after an individual previously attempted to repair the nose.

With functional rhinoplasty, a patient replaces or reshapes the nose. The procedure may require replacement or reshaping of nasal cartilage, lining or skin. In some instances, a series of functional rhinoplasty surgeries may be used to help a patient restore the appearance and function of the nose.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

During a nose job, a surgeon makes incisions inside the nose; these incisions usually are invisible and allow the surgeon to access bones and cartilage that support the nose. Next, the surgeon removes or adds bone or tissue and reshapes the bone and cartilage. The surgeon then redrapes the skin and tissue over the nose and places a splint over the nose. The splint supports the new shape of the nose until the nose is fully healed.

Rhinoplasty Before and After

Rhinoplasty is a safe, effective surgery that offers many benefits. These include:

  • Balances the facial features
  • Corrects structural defects of the nose
  • Improves the facial appearance

To date, La Peer Health Systems has performed many successful rhinoplasty procedures. Check out our rhinoplasty before and after photos to see how patients have benefited from nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty Risks

Common rhinoplasty risks include:

  • Bleeding
  • Skin problems
  • Infection
  • Nasal blockage
  • Holes or injury to the septum (wall that separates the nostrils)

Nearly one out of every five people (20%) who undergo an initial rhinoplasty end up returning for a revision rhinoplasty procedure, either for aesthetic reasons or problems with nose functionality (breathing, snoring and sinus issues). At La Peer Health Systems, our rate of revision is much lower than the national average (about 5%) because we carefully tailor procedures to meet the needs of each individual, both cosmetically and functionally.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

The rhinoplasty recovery period takes about 10 to 14 days to complete. Swelling after rhinoplasty is common in the first few days after surgery, and it may be several weeks before a patient can resume strenuous activities. Typically, a surgeon will provide rhinoplasty recovery tips to help a patient enjoy a seamless recovery period.

Contact La Peer Health Systems for Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills

La Peer Health Systems employs some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Beverly Hills. If you’re interested in learning more about surgical rhinoplasty or non-surgical rhinoplasty and how our doctors can help you accomplish your goals, call La Peer Health Systems today at (855) 360-9119 to schedule your initial consultation. A board-certified facial plastic surgeon can assist you with putting together the best treatment plan.

For more information regarding rhinoplasty, please contact us today.

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