Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
Choosing to have rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, can be an emotional decision. Your nose can be a symbol of your personality and character and, in some cases, reflect your ethnic heritage. Your nose is also critical not only to breathing, but to your senses of smell and taste as well. Therefore, when a surgeon performs this procedure, they should not just focus on the cosmetic outcome of the procedure. It is of great importance that the surgeon is fully capable of being able to pay attention to the functional part of this procedure and be able to preserve or improve your breathing while making your nose look great.
As a double board-certified otolaryngologist and facial plastic surgeon serving Beverly Hills, and the greater Los Angels area Dr. Zandifar is a uniquely qualified nose job doctor who can perform both cosmetic and functional improvements of the nose. His practice is a boutique style of practice that caters to, and personalizes, the care of his patients.
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What is a Nose Job?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that is done to change the shape of the nose. It can be done either as an open or closed surgery.
What can Rhinoplasty do?
Cosmetically a nose job can improve a nasal hump (bump), a crooked nose, make a bigger nose smaller, and generally improve the appearance of a nose. Medically a nose job can improve breathing through the nose, correct a birth defect, repair a deviated septum, or fix a broken nose.
What is the age range to get a nose job?
Anyone over the age of 16 can have a rhinoplasty procedure. It is important to wait until nasal growth is complete in teens before attempting any kind of reshaping.
How long is the recovery from a nose job?
Initial recovery from surgery is about two weeks, after which you can generally return to normal activities. Your surgeon may ask you to avoid strenuous activity or to avoid blowing your nose and putting strain on your nose for several weeks after surgery. You may have discoloration and swelling of your eyelids for a few weeks post-surgery, and you may still have swelling around your nose for a few months.
How do you know if you need a nose job?
There are both cosmetic and medical reasons to have a nose job. If you do not like the shape or appearance of your nose, if you have had trauma to your nose which changed the shape of your nose, or you have difficulty breathing through your nose, these are all reasons you may benefit from a nose job.
Is a nose job permanent?
Yes, a nose job is permanent. Because of this it is important to have it done correctly the first time so that you do not have to worry about the possibility of revision rhinoplasty.
Finding the right rhinoplasty plastic surgeon
The right plastic surgeon to perform your nose job in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles should be a fellowship-trained surgeon who is board-certified in either plastic surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or ear, nose and throat surgery (otolaryngology) with experience performing this procedure. They also should practice at a hospital or surgical center that has excellent surgical outcomes and patient safety rates. Prior to scheduling any procedure you should have a consultation to meet the surgeon and make sure you are comfortable with them. If you are having rhinoplasty for medical reasons it is also important to verify that they accept your insurance.
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Whether you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic or medical reasons, Dr. Zandifar and his team can address your concerns and guide you down the path to a beautiful nose.