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.
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.
What are the Benefits of a Rhinoplasty?
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.
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. 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
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, cartilage from your ear or a section of your rib can be used during this reshaping process.
If you are receiving a Rhinoplasty due to a deviated 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 candidates for getting a rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills 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 surgery. Dr. Nikolov may also consider your age before scheduling you for the procedure.
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.
Patients usually go home the same day of 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 Rhinoplasty Cost in Beverly Hills?
The cost of a Nose Job will 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?
Dr. Nikolov is world-renowned for his keen aesthetic sense that emphasizes facial harmony and subtle changes to create a fresh appearance. 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 doctors to help them learn about his techniques and procedures.
“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
Get in Touch
Everyone knows that Rhinoplasty, or a ‘nose job,’ can change the shape of your nose. 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!