Rhinoplasty Surgery – Nose Job – Beverly Hills – Los Angeles Ca
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Kimberly J. Lee, M.D., Female Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Serving Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, and Worldwide
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery, commonly known as a “nose job”, describes a wide array of techniques performed to sculpt and refine the appearance of your nose. In a rhinoplasty, the nose reshaping can be achieved by reducing or increasing size, changing the shape of the bridge or tip, removing a hump, narrowing the span of the nostrils (alar base reduction), changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip, or modifying the dynamic action of the nose. As with any cosmetic surgery or plastic surgery procedure, balance and proportion is always the goal. We want you to still look yourself but with a nose that fits your face so that when people look at you, they focus on your prettiest features, like your eyes, instead of your nose.
Who can benefit from rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills or Los Angeles CA?
There are many reasons for wanting rhinoplasty surgery to make a change in the appearance of your nose. Whether you feel your nose is too large, too small, too broad, too projected, not projected enough, there is a nasal hump, the base is wide, the tip is bulbous, or it droops when you smile, our perceptions of our noses can really affect how we feel about ourselves and can affect our self confidence. Sometimes all one needs is a small refinement, while other times people desire a bigger change. Even tiny changes in nasal contour with rhinoplasty can improve facial balance and proportion, and how you feel about yourself. Dr. Lee takes in to account individual’s needs and understands that each patient is different, which makes every rhinoplasty different. A rhinoplasty can also be performed in conjunction with a septoplasty to improve nasal airway and breathing and correct or improve any anatomical issues that can affect breathing through your nose.
What can I expect during a consultation with Dr. Lee?
During your initial consultation with Dr. Lee, she will thoroughly discuss your desires and expectations for rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Lee conducts a thorough examination of the inside and outside of your nose, as well as of the rest of your face. Photos of your face will be taken and with the aid of digital photography and computer imaging, together, you and Dr. Lee will carefully plan the combination of rhinoplasty techniques that will help you to achieve your most natural and desired result. The rhinoplasty procedure or combination of procedures, which suit you best, will be carefully reviewed.
What makes Dr. Lee’s approach to rhinoplasty different from other plastic surgeons?
Dr. Lee has spent her entire training focused on the anatomy of the head and neck followed by subspecialty training in facial plastic surgery. She will make sure that your nose not only look great on the outside, but is functional on the inside by making sure your nose breathes as great as it looks. She is presently one of only a very few facial plastic surgeons who uses a new technique which will revolutionize how patients recover from rhinoplasty surgery. Currently the co-author of a new technique that eliminates complete blockage of the nose following the procedure, patients can breathe easy knowing they will be able to take breaths through their newly shaped nose immediately following the procedure. Having spent additional training in rhinoplasty, Dr. Lee’s knowledge of rhinoplasty is up-to-date with the most advanced techniques, many years ahead of those who have not had specialized training. You can be confident that your result will be sculpted and refined, balanced and proportioned.
What to expect during your recovery from rhinoplasty
Mild swelling and bruising, beneath the eyes in particular, are expected after a rhinoplasty, and generally resolve after seven to ten days. Most swelling resolves within several weeks following rhinoplasty, at which time you will be very presentable, but final settling and shape will be apparent at six months to a year following rhinoplasty. Sutures placed inside the nose during rhinoplasty are all dissolvable, and any sutures that may be placed beneath the nose between the nostrils are removed approximately five to seven days following rhinoplasty. Feel confident that Dr. Lee and her staff will assist you during your recovery.
For rhinoplasty Beverly Hills California call 310-882-5656 and learn how Dr. Lee can create the nose you have always wanted to see in the mirror.