Introduction to Rhinoplasty

Many people are uncomfortable with the size, shape, or function of their noses. If these feelings arise with you, a Rhinoplasty may be the solution to achieving a better self. Dr. Nicholas Nikolov offers expert rhinoplasty procedures at The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California. Rhinoplasty can serve several aesthetic and functional purposes.

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What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a “Nose Job”, is a plastic surgery procedure that involves changing the size, shape, or proportions of your nose, or altering and reconstructing the nasal area. It may also be done to repair deformities from an injury, correct a birth defect, or improve breathing difficulties. At The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, our patient’s safety and satisfaction are our top priorities, and since noses come in all shapes and sizes, every surgery is therefore a unique process customized to meet your needs.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

People seeking Rhinoplasty come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and ethnicities. Your individuality and uniqueness make for one of the most beautiful aspects of humanity, but this means that not every technique works the same way for everyone.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty is an effective technique for patients looking to keep their heritage, but still change their nose structure. Due to the subtleties of this approach, it does require extra care and attention to detail to achieve a more pleasing aesthetic, which is why you should look for a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Nikolov to ensure you achieve the best and most natural results.

This particular Rhinoplasty procedure helps minimize nasal flaws, improving the overall size, shape, and symmetry bringing out facial harmony, all while preserving your unique beauty and heritage.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

When you get any sort of cosmetic surgery, many patients experience a whirlwind of issues such as financial requirements, emotional decision-making, and time spent recovering; so what happens when you just aren’t satisfied with the final results? While it may feel like you’re stuck, Dr. Nikolov is more than happy to help pull you back up and have you looking your very best. A Revision Rhinoplasty is a second surgery that corrects or revises the previous work that may not be up to your expectations.

The bad news with a revision is that not all repairs are going to be a quick fix and if you’ve had a recent nose job, you will need to wait for your nose to fully heal before coming in for changes. The good news is that Dr. Nikolov has the experience and knowledge to help you achieve a nasal appearance that you can be proud of.

Male Rhinoplasty

Male Rhinoplasty is geared towards keeping a powerful, prominent nose that seamlessly blends into a masculine face. The goal of this approach is to maintain your square, well-defined jawline while adjusting some of the more nuanced defects that you may not like about your nose.

Dr. Nikolov uses a special approach that takes everything that makes the male nose unique into consideration, which includes the width of your nose, the angle of the nasal tip, your facial shape and structure, and the angle of your nasal bridge. As a highly trained rhinoplasty surgeon in the area, you can rest assured that no matter what your genetic makeup is, you are in qualified hands with Dr. Nicholas Nikolov.


In some cases, nasal surgery is performed for function rather than strictly for facial rejuvenation. Septoplasty is a surgery performed to correct the problems found in the nasal septum, which is the structure inside the nose that separates the nose into two chambers.

Some people find it difficult to breathe because of airway obstruction in their nasal cavities. Clearing the pathway through the surgical restructuring of the nasal cavity is also a common reason for people seeking reconstructive Rhinoplasty.

If the obstruction is nasal in origin then combining rhinoplasty with septoplasty can effectively relieve the airway obstruction.

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Rhinoplasty at First Glance

  • Surgery Time: 1.5 – 3 hours
  • Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery and return to routine within 2 – 4 weeks.
  • Results: Immediate and recognizable, with long-lasting results, with initial swelling subsiding within a few weeks. It may take a full year for your nasal contour to fully refine.

What are the Benefits of Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty can not only enhance the appearance and function of the nose, but it can also improve confidence and eliminate years of self-consciousness caused by your nose type.

Benefits include:

  • Improved breathing
  • Corrects problems associated with a deviated septum
  • Has a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetic
  • Enhance the balance and harmony between other facial features
  • Increase or reduce the size of your nose
  • Changing the shape of the tip or the bridge
  • Narrowing the space between your nostrils
  • Give the nostrils a new shape
  • Changing the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Rhinoplasty can also correct a birth defect or a nose altered by injury, or relieve certain breathing problems

It’s also important to note that sometimes when looking at the nose, we forget that its primary purpose is for breathing. Changing the outer appearance of the nose can also alter its function–and not always for the better. For this reason, rhinoplasty must achieve a pleasing shape without compromising one’s ability to breathe smoothly and comfortably. Here at The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, we have an intimate understanding of nasal function and the importance of functional breathing.

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What’s the First Step?

If you are interested in getting a Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, the first thing you will need to do is schedule a consultation with Dr. Nikolov. We always encourage our patients to do at least a little bit of research prior to their appointment so that they can be well prepared before this appointment, if you don’t, it’s absolutely fine as we have no problem answering any questions you may have.

When you come to meet with Dr. Nikolov, he will go over your medical history, talk about your desired look, and evaluate your nose and face. You will even be invited to look at our rhinoplasty photo gallery to see the changes that can be made. Once he has a complete understanding of what will work best for you, he will create your surgical plan.

If the two of you agree with this plan, our Patient Coordinator will be able to help you schedule a surgical date. They will also provide you with some instructions to follow to ensure a successful surgery.

What to Expect on the Day of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Before your Rhinoplasty, we ask that you are prepared with some minor preparation. This may include getting off of blood-thinning medications, organizing a friend or caretaker after the procedure, and getting the proper medications to take after your surgery, which our team will provide the information for.

At the start of your surgery, you are placed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia, depending on the extent of your procedure; Dr. Nikolov may also suggest intravenous sedation.

With the surgery underway, Dr. Nikolov makes incisions within your nostrils and possibly across the base of your nose. He reshapes the inner bone and cartilage to create the look and function you desire. If required, Dr. Nikolov may create cartilage grafts and place them to enhance the shape of the nose, and sometimes he will use a rib cartilage graft used during this portion of the nose reshaping surgery process.

If you are receiving a Rhinoplasty due to a deviated nasal septum, it can be straightened out with the projections reduced to improve breathing.

When Dr. Nikolov is finished sculpting your nose, the nasal skin and tissue are redraped, followed by closing the incisions.

Who are the Best Candidates for a Rhinoplasty?

The best Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills candidates start with reasonable expectations from the surgery and understanding how it can enhance your appearance and self-confidence. If you’re looking for an aesthetic improvement but not perfection, Rhinoplasty is for you. Dr. Nikolov evaluates your facial structure, the structure of your nose, and your goals to determine if this surgery is right for you.

We also ask that you must be healthy and psychologically stable before undergoing the procedure. Dr. Nikolov may consider your age before scheduling you for your nose job surgery.

For teenagers looking to get a Rhinoplasty, we encourage you to wait until your nasal growth is complete, which typically occurs around the ages of 14 or 15, with boys usually requiring a bit more growth time.

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Nose Job Recovery

Patients usually go home the same day of our Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty surgery. After the procedure there will be some swelling and bruising, especially around your eyes, that is most severe for the first three days and may last up to two weeks. Dr. Nikolov may provide you with a nasal splint for the first week after the surgery.

You need to avoid strenuous activity for three to six weeks following Rhinoplasty, but social activities may be resumed after about three weeks. Very minor swelling may persist for up to six months when you can see the final result of your surgery.

How Much Does a Nose Job Cost in Beverly Hills?

The cost of a Nose Job in Beverly Hills varies from patient to patient and is mostly affected by the number of sessions you will need to determine what is the best procedure moving forward with the Rhinoplasty. After consulting with one of our technicians, we will provide you with a breakdown of the total price for your treatment based on the needs of the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Nikolov?

Rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Nicholas Nikolov is world-renowned for his keen aesthetic sense that emphasizes facial balance, facial harmony, and subtle changes to create a fresh appearance through cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. Whether he’s performing plastic surgery or an in-office aesthetic procedure, he uses his skills to help every patient enhance their natural beauty.

As a leader in the field of plastic surgery for more than twenty years, Dr. Nikolov has consulted for television programs and publications and has been featured on CNN, CBS, NBC, and the Discovery Health Channel. He has published and lectured extensively in his field and often hosts other surgeons and doctors to help them learn about his various advanced surgical techniques and procedures. As a Rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Nikolov will use his experience, knowledge, and artistry to provide his patients with natural-looking functionality and a better quality of life.

“My goal is to help all those under my care achieve better harmony, feel youthful, and gain more confidence in their appearance while retaining a natural look.” — Dr. Nikolov

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Everyone knows that Rhinoplasty, or a ‘nose job,’ can change the shape of your nose for an attractive nose, but what people don’t realize is how much of an effect this can have on a patient’s emotional, mental, and physical well-being. You don’t have to live with nasal complications or a nose you’re not proud of if you don’t want to.

Request a consultation through our website, and one of our team members will quickly get in touch with you. There are many ways this important surgery can positively impact your life, we can’t wait to hear from you!

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