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Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves surgical enhancement of the nose to improve facial harmony. Nose surgery requires advanced knowledge of facial anatomy and exceptional surgical skill, so this procedure should only be performed by an extensively trained, experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Keith Hurvitz. Dr. Hurvitz is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has earned recognition as a top provider of cosmetic rhinoplasty in Long Beach.
Dr. Hurvitz meticulously plans every rhinoplasty procedure he performs to ensure patient safety and natural-looking results. He is proud to serve patients in Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Torrance, South Bay, and Orange County.
What Is Cosmetic Rhinoplasty?
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.
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, but 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 facility
Recovery Time: Two weeks for much of the bruising and swelling to go away, up to 12 months (in certain patients) 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, and taping for one to two weeks.
How Is Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Performed?
The first step in cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery is administering general anesthesia. This ensures that the patient is comfortable and pain-free during the surgery.
The next step is the incision. If the rhinoplasty is performed using a closed procedure, the incisions will be hidden inside the nostrils. If it is performed through an open procedure, the incision will also be made across the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils (called the columella).
Dr. Hurvitz will use the incisions to raise the skin covering the cartilage and nasal bones, providing access to the underlying tissues. The nose will then be restructured through adjustment of bone, cartilage, and/or soft tissue.
In some cases, the surgery might require adding cartilage grafts. Cartilage from the septum is typically used for this. The septum is the partition present in the middle of the nose. Occasionally, rib cartilage or cartilage from the ear might be used instead.
After the nose’s underlying structure has been sculpted to achieve the desired shape, the skin will be redraped. The incisions will be closed with sutures.
After Your Cosmetic Rhinoplasty
You will be under observation for a few hours after the procedure. If everything is fine, you will be allowed to leave for home. Since the anesthesia will still be in effect, you will need a friend or family member to drive you home.
For the next few days, your nose may be supported by gauze packing and splints as it starts to heal. Time off from work will be required during cosmetic rhinoplasty recovery. You will need to return for a follow-up appointment to ensure that healing is progressing properly.
How Much Does Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Cost?
Every cosmetic rhinoplasty procedure is unique to the anatomy and aesthetic goals of the patient, so the price varies. During your initial consultation, Dr. Hurvitz will examine your facial structure and tissue, review your medical history, and learn about your desired results. He will use this information to determine the best surgical approach for your needs. The details of your cosmetic rhinoplasty, including the associated fees, will then be reviewed with you.
Schedule a Consultation for Cosmetic Rhinoplasty in Long Beach
If you live near the areas of Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Torrance, South Bay, or Orange County and would like to find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic rhinoplasty, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hurvitz. For your convenience, Hurvitz Plastic Surgery has locations in Beverly Hills, Torrance, and Long Beach, CA.