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What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, or ‘nose job’, is surgery to improve shape and appearance of your nose, to create a more balanced and aesthetically desired facial contour.  It may help improve nasal asymmetry, wide or large nostrils, undesired nasal hump or tip, or reduce the overall proportion of your nose in relation to your other facial features.  Keep in mind, there is some degree of natural asymmetry to everyone’s face, therefore the goal of the procedure is to create a more aesthetic facial balance, rather than perfect symmetry.

Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct a condition called a deviated septum or collapse of nasal valves, which can cause airway obstruction and difficulty with nasal breathing.

During your consultation with Dr. Som Kohanzadeh, our board certified plastic surgeon will discuss your specific concerns, and create a tailored treatment plan for you.

What to Expect?

After a rhinoplasty, a splint is usually placed over the dorsum of your nose, and packing is placed within each nostril. These are usually removed at your post-operative visit (usually within 1 week).  Immediately post-operatively, you should expect swelling and bruising of the nose and under the eyes, which will improve over the weeks following surgery.  The swelling may wax and wane for the several months after surgery.  You should expect early results at 3 months, but more final results at 6-9 months.

To learn more about rhinoplasty and what procedure may be right for you, contact Dr. Som for an appointment.

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