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Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure for correcting and reconstructing the form, restoring the functions, and aesthetically improving the appearance of the nose. If you’re considering rhinoplasty in Long Beach, there’s no better option than acclaimed rhinoplasty expert Dr. Keith Hurvitz.

Dr. Hurvitz is one of southern California’s best rhinoplasty surgeons and is double-board-certified. He was honored by LA Magazine as the Best Plastic Surgeon in Long Beach in 2020 and given the Long Beach Press-Telegram Reader’s Choice Award for Favorite Cosmetic Surgeon in 2014 and 2015.

Rhinoplasty is a surgery that can be performed strictly for cosmetic reasons or to correct nasal trauma due to an injury, congenital defect, or breathing impairments.

Anesthesia Type: General

Facility Type: Outpatient surgical center

Recovery Time: 1-2 weeks

What to Expect: Swelling, bruising, asymmetry during healing process, stuffy nose, some discharge

Deciding to Have a Nose Job

If you are considering rhinoplasty, after educating yourself about the procedure on our website and other education sites, call our office to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Hurvitz at his Long Beach, CA, office.

During your visit, let Dr. Hurvitz know what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it. If you would like to bring in pictures of noses you like, please do so. While pictures help Dr. Hurvitz gain an understanding of your aesthetic goals, please understand every person’s facial anatomy is different and there are many factors which contribute to what can and cannot be done.

In addition, keep in mind there is no such thing as a perfect nose. Nose reshaping surgery can enhance facial features, provide improved facial symmetry, and emphasize your natural beauty. Dr. Hurvitz will examine your nose and other facial features, followed by explaining how specific changes will enhance your appearance. He will also let you know if your expectations are realistic and achievable. Viewing rhinoplasty before and after photos also helps to set realistic expectations.

Different Types of Rhinoplasty

  • Cosmetic Rhinoplasty – This is the most commonly known rhinoplasty procedure, which pertains to changing the appearance of the patient’s nose. This cosmetic solution can help make the nose smaller, larger, sharper, narrower, or more angular. It can often be done along with other facial procedures in order to achieve a certain look that the patient desires.
  • Functional Rhinoplasty – This type of rhinoplasty is done to improve the breathing functionality of the nose. Breathing issues can either be congenital or caused by trauma to the nose. Functional rhinoplasty typically involves addressing aspects of the nasal architecture that obstruct the airways.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty – Sometimes, rhinoplasty that is performed by less competent hands can result in mistakes. Revision rhinoplasty is then needed to correct these mistakes. This complex procedure can address cosmetic and/or functional issues caused by primary rhinoplasty.

Ideal Candidates for Nasal Surgery

The best rhinoplasty candidates are people who are in overall good health. Non-smokers are preferred, since smoking can negatively affect the health of the skin tissues. If you are a smoker, you will need to quit at least two weeks before the procedure date and avoid smoking during recovery.

After Your Surgery

The recovery process and required downtime after rhinoplasty surgery will be impacted by the exact types of corrective techniques used. Generally, patients can go back to their job in around two weeks from the date of the procedure. Swelling and bruising will be present but will ameliorate in time.

Patients sometimes need to wear nasal casts or splints, and nasal packing may be inserted. During recovery, patients should avoid blowing their nose whenever possible. If they must blow their nose, it should be extremely gentle, as the nasal tissues will be weakened for a time.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

In cases of rhinoplasty which include correction due to injury, defect or breathing issues, health insurance may cover some of your rhinoplasty costs. If you have health insurance, make sure you talk to your insurer in advance so you know what’s covered and what you will need to pay for.

Please also discuss with Dr. Hurvitz or his staff to find out if your surgery qualifies for insurance coverage. Health insurance typically does not pay for procedures that are done only for cosmetic reasons. The price of cosmetic rhinoplasty depends on the techniques employed and many other factors.

Set Up Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Learn more about rhinoplasty in Long Beach — arrange your consultation by contacting Hurvitz Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Keith Hurvitz will review your overall health and discuss with you the risks, recovery time, and costs involved. All of this information will help you decide whether having a nose job is right for you.