One of the most popular procedures in Los Angeles is the “nose job,” or rhinoplasty. Long associated with smoothing bumps and reducing size, rhinoplasties have evolved considerably since the go-go 80’s to include more subtle reshaping and essential post-traumatic surgical procedures. As a Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgeon, I have been performing some of the city’s most beautiful rhinoplasty procedures for over a decade.
If you’re considering a rhinoplasty, it is important to ask a few basic questions about that decision. Are you looking for an improvement in one area or a more general effect? Are you hoping to resemble a certain “model,” or just to address a specific flaw that bugs you? Is your rhinoplasty being planned for cosmetic reasons, or to help you recover from an obstructed airway or an accident?
The goal and the procedure are inextricable; they are one and the same. Depending upon your desired outcome, an experienced facial plastic surgeon will work with you to design and perfect the face you want, up to and including the internal structures that will support those changes. As a board-certified otolaryngology surgeon as well as a cosmetic surgeon, I often spend much time with my patients to explain how the various tissue types will respond and set according to the new contours of your face.
The procedure itself can be simple or involved, depending on the goal. A deviated septum will typically take less time than a full reconstruction, but in all cases the goal is the same: a seamless and attractive effect that complements your naturally expressive personality. Recovery can take up to several weeks, but your Los Angeles plastic surgeon will help ease the process with painkillers and follow-up visits.
There are some facial features that never quite express our internal selves. If you are looking for a permanent improvement in the shape or size of your nose, do yourself a favor and speak with an expert facial surgeon today.