PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY IN BEVERLY HILLS
COMPREHENSIVE RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATIONS DESIGNED FOR YOU
When patients visit Dr. Azizzadeh at the Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction in Beverly Hills, they work together to create a customized rhinoplasty surgery that addresses all of the patient’s concerns and problematic features. The most important first step is to have open and candid discussions about the goals and expectations you hope to achieve.
CHOOSING A PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY SURGEON
Although rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly requested facial plastic surgical procedures, it is a complex operation that requires precise expertise. Dr. Azizzadeh is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist who is able to treat patients with his knowledge of both aesthetics and nasal functionality. The appearance of a patient’s nose is only one aspect of rhinoplasty surgery.
THE INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL NOSE
The nose is an important organ that brings air into the lungs and facilitates your sense of smell. It is comprised of skin, bone and cartilage, as well as many blood vessels and nerves. The function of the nose depends on anatomy and internal lining of the nose that may be affected by allergy and sinus problems. The anatomy may become compromised if there is deviation or collapse of internal structures (examples: septum, internal nasal valve, turbinate enlargement and external nasal valve). Since Dr. Azizzadeh is also a board-certificate otolaryngologist, he is able to maintain the integrity of your nasal anatomy while creating the revisions you seek through rhinoplasty surgery.
Custom-tailored rhinoplasty treatment plans take all aspects of a patient’s identity into consideration. No two faces are alike and rhinoplasty procedures shouldn’t be either. Dr. Azizzadeh aims to create the best possible nose for each individual patient based on their unique features, rather than an abstract “perfect” nose that may not suit the majority of people.
An individual’s ethnicity and facial structure are key to obtaining the best possible rhinoplasty results. This concept is important for all patients.
Menwhoseek improvements in the appearance of their nose need to retain a strong masculine nose that has no hint that surgery has been performed. It is important to maintain a distinct profile and avoid pinching and over-rotating the tip of the nose. Aesthetic standards for men and women are very different and, as a result, you and your surgeon need to discuss the most important issues that concern you. Dr. Azizzadeh helps men achieve a new look that enhances their individual appearances.
OPEN RHINOPLASTY VS. CLOSED RHINOPLASTY
Dr. Azizzadeh will help you decide if an open (external) or closed (endo-nasal) surgical approach is best for your individual needs. The type you choose depends on the level of complexity of your aesthetic concerns and the areas that need to be addressed.
Some of the factors you’ll need to consider are:
- What should your rhinoplasty achieve?
- Do you want to restructure the bridge of your nose? Change the tip shape? Fix asymmetric nostrils?
- Do you need reconstruction? Do you have breathing difficulties or a structural abnormality?
An open rhinoplasty involves making a minimal incision between the nostrils allowing direct visualization of the tip cartilages and nasal valves. The surgeon has a great degree of precision with this technique. A closed rhinoplasty allows surgeons to operate through the nostrils. Individuals who mainly require bridge modifications may benefit from this technique.
WORLD-CLASS CARE BEFORE AND AFTER SURGERY
The secret to successful rhinoplasty surgery is creating a natural and well-proportioned nose without sacrificing an individual's breathing function. Long discussions between the patient and the nasal plastic surgeon help accomplish this ideal. The patient's desires are the first priority when it comes to rhinoplasty and nasal surgery.
A nasal and facial exam will be conducted in conjunction with state-of-the-art 3D digital imaging. Photographs of the patient will be evaluated, as special attention is given to the chin, cheeks and forehead; these features can have a significant impact on the perception of the nose. Three-dimensional photographs help create a plan that is most appropriate for each individual.
Rhinoplasty (also referred to as “nose job”) is usually an outpatient procedure, with a recovery time of 1-2 weeks. Following the surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh will see the patient several times in the first 10 days. The patient will then be evaluated every 3 months for one year and annually afterwards. The follow may be done via Skype if the patient lives out of the area.
Rhinoplasty, unlike all other cosmetic procedures, requires a long-term commitment by the surgeon and the patient in order to ensure a successful and satisfactory outcome. Full results will typically be seen in 1-2 years. Individuals with more complex surgery, revision surgery, advanced tip work, and thick skin will likely see final results after two years.
SCHEDULE A PRIMARY RHINOPLASTY CONSULTATION WITH DR. AZIZZADEH TODAY!
When you’re ready to learn more about how primary rhinoplasty can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, don’t hesitate to contact the Institute for Rhinoplasty and Nasal Reconstruction in Beverly Hills. Our friendly staff is happy to answer any of your questions and help you make an appointment with rhinoplasty expert Dr. Babak Azizzadeh. To get started, call 310.657.2203 today!