Cosmetic rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a cosmetic procedure for aesthetically improving the shape of the nose and providing improved facial balance.
Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed strictly for cosmetic reasons, but it can be combined with functional rhinoplasty to correct trauma due to an injury, congenital defect, or breathing impairments.
Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose.
Dr. Hurvitz performs cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve:
*Nose size in relation to other facial features
*Width at the bridge
*Nose profile with humps or depressions on the bridge
*Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked downward
*Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Perfection is not possible, however improved facial harmony and an attractive nose can be achieved, if you are a good candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty. It is important you have realistic expectations prior to going through the surgical process.
What to expect –
Anesthesia type: General
Facility type: Outpatient surgery center
Recovery time: 4-7 days, two weeks for much of the bruising and swelling to go away, one month for full healing.
What to expect during recovery: Swelling, bruising, asymmetry during healing process, stuffy/congested nose, discharge, possibility of a nose cast for one week.
If you would like to find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty, and to find out how your nose could look after surgery, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his Long Beach, CA. office.