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Tip Rhinoplasty: A Less Invasive Nose Job

Beverly Hills CA Rhinoplasty for the Tip of Your NoseYour nose is the most central and prominent feature on your face. Beyond aesthetics, it plays an integral role in body processes like breathing and tasting. If your nose is unsightly or disproportioned, a rhinoplasty (or nose job) is the preferred procedure for correction. Rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeries, for both men and women alike. Even teens can get a nose job once they reach a certain point of growth.

The drawback to a traditional rhinoplasty is the recovery. Rhinoplasty is a very sophisticated and complicated plastic surgery, so it is hard to avoid the subsequent healing period and associated swelling. Because rhinoplasty is so complex, revision rhinoplasty is not uncommon. In effort to avoid these risks and drawbacks, many patients opt to avoid rhinoplasty altogether, particularly if they are afraid their breathing will be compromised. (more…)

Not Ready To Commit To Nose Job Surgery?

box-noseAre you interested in having a nose job but afraid to take the plunge? There are countless patients who are hesitant to go under the knife in order to have the nose they’ve always wanted. Whether it is the cost, recovery or permanent commitment that is causing you to shy away, there is a solution that can help you achieve a more attractive nose without surgery. At our plastic surgery center in Beverly Hills, we proudly offer non-surgical nose jobs as a less expensive and minimal downtime alternative to traditional rhinoplasty.
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Improving Your Nose Without a Nose Job

Beverly Hills CA Nose JobsDespite its central position on your face, the nose should never attract attention. The nose should be in proper balance and proportion within the face to allow more desirable facial features (the lips or eyes) to be highlighted.

Rhinoplasty can certainly alter the shape or size of the nose to improve its appearance. However, not everyone wants to undergo nose surgery, and there are times when altering other facial features can improve the appearance of the nose. From liquid rhinoplasty to chin implants, patients can gain a more attractive nose without a traditional nose job.

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How To Prepare For Rhinoplasty

Nose Jobs Beverly Hills CAThe nose is an intricate facial structure that plays a vital role in the overall aesthetics and balance of the face. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is designed to improve the appearance of the nose while preserving or restoring the function of the nose (breathing). Rhinoplasty offers a variety of corrective solutions, including the ability to improve a nose that is misshapen, overly large, or crooked. Rhinoplasty can also alter the profile or silhouette of a nose by addressing nasal humps or indentions as well as redefining the nasal tip and nostrils. (more…)

Three Reasons To Get Rhinoplasty

box-noseRhinoplasty is a leading plastic surgery for both men and women. Rhinoplasty involves the repair or sculpting of the internal cartilages and bone of the nose. These structures can be quite intricate and delicate. A talented facial plastic surgeon will understand the proper proportion and balance of the nose in relation to the overall facial appearance to create the most aesthetically pleasing results. However, the function of the nose is another critical element. In many cases, breathing function is restored through rhinoplasty. In all cases, nasal functionality should be closely monitored to and preserved. (more…)

3D Telescopic Rhinoplasty: A Better Nose Job

box-noseHigh tech, high definition imaging has improved countless surgeries across multiple medical fields. In terms of cosmetic surgery, the advantages are even more profound. High-def imaging can mean more accurate surgical excisions, which means better results, less scarring and faster recovery. In terms of plastic surgery, this is a welcome benefit for patients. (more…)

Nose Job Without Surgery?

Beverly Hills CA Plastic SurgeonThe nose is the most prominent feature on the face. For this reason, many people are especially bothered by its imperfections. While major concerns such as a crooked nose or large nose can only be corrected with surgery (rhinoplasty), there are many small defects that can be greatly improved with non-surgical techniques. The use of facial fillers and injectables has revolutionized facial cosmetic procedures. Although the results are not permanent, they provide many advantages, especially for those who want to improve their nasal appearance but are unwilling to undergo the risk and downtime of surgery. (more…)

What To Consider Regarding Teen Nose Jobs

Beverly Hills CA Rhinoplasty Plastic SurgeonThe social consequences of having a large or unattractive nose are not limited to adults. Many teens feel self-conscious and unhappy with their appearance because of their nose. If you are a parent of a teenager who is suffering these consequences, you may be wondering if plastic surgery is even an option. The short answer is yes. A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is not only safe, but it is also the most common cosmetic surgery performed on teens. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) indicated in 2012 that plastic surgery among teenagers is on the rise, with the number of teen patients reported at up to five times the number it was fifteen years ago. This does not mean rhinoplasty is right for all teens. It is a decision that must be safely agreed upon by the parent, teen and physician. (more…)

Fixing Your Broken Nose: Time is of the Essence

A broken nose, or nasal fracture, is not always obvious. Although there is usually swelling and soreness, it is not uncommon for a patient to ignore a nose injury. It is true that your nose will heal by itself. However, if you have truly fractured your nasal bones, it can cause both functional and aesthetic problems if it is allowed to heal in the wrong way. Ignoring a nasal fracture can obstruct your airway and create an unbalanced facial appearance. (more…)

The Aging Nose

You may think that getting a nose job, or rhinoplasty, is reserved for those that were born with an unsightly nose or those that have experienced trauma or injury to the nose. However, many people elect to have rhinoplasty because of the aging effects on their nose. Yes, that’s right – your nose can actually change shape and size as you age. Unfortunately, this is not ideal for most people. After all, an attractive facial appearance is typically one that is well balanced or symmetrical, and the nose is at the focal center of your face. (more…)