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What Can You Expect From a Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Rhinoplasty is a 1- to 3-hour surgery that is usually performed under local anesthesia and intravenous sedation. Rhinoplasty may be done in conjunction with chin surgery to achieve a more balanced appearance or other facial procedures. 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.*
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How Rhinoplasty Actually Reshapes the Nose

Rhinoplasty alters the shape of your nose, bringing it into balance with the rest of your facial features. Dr. Aboolian is a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon, and he performs the rhinoplasty procedure on a regular basis, as nose reshaping is a very popular procedure at his 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. Beverly Hills 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
  • Many other options.

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

What to Expect From Your Consultation

Dr. Aboolian will sit with you and help to understand the goals of your rhinoplasty. Also known colloquially as a “nose job,” many people opt for this surgery for medical reasons, such as to breathe better or to fix a broken nose, or for some, it might be more aesthetic. Whatever the reason may be, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Aboolian, will discuss with you the correct approach based on what needs to be accomplished.

Before performing a rhinoplasty, Dr. Aboolian will also consider your facial characteristics:

  • Skin type
  • Skin thickness
  • Ethnicity
  • Gender

By putting all of this information together, Dr. Aboolian will be able to understand your aesthetic or functionality goals with your nose job. From there, he will discuss the nature of the surgery and what you can expect during and after the procedure.

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