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Get YOUnique Answers to Questions About Rhinoplasty in the Beverly Hills Area

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic surgeries each year in the United States, but despite its popularity, many people still have questions about the procedure. Patients who want to know more about the possibility of getting a rhinoplasty in the Beverly Hills area should know that they can get helpful answers from cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Youssef.

Since your face is an important part of your image, and your nose is such a prominent and important part of your face, it makes sense that you'd want to know all you can about it and what can be done to alter it if it's not the size or shape you'd like it to be. Read on to find out more.

Talk to the staff at YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about rhinoplasty for Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and beyond. Call (310) 434-0044 or set up a consultation to speak with someone who can help.

Is There a Difference Between a Rhinoplasty and a Nose Job?

Rhinoplasty is the technical name for the procedure, but many people informally call it a nose job, so the two terms actually refer to the same cosmetic surgery. It is also sometimes referred to as nose reshaping.

What Can a Rhinoplasty Do for You?

This surgery has two main functions: one medical, and one cosmetic. A doctor may perform the surgery for either reason, or even both at the same time.

When done for medical reasons, it is frequently focused on helping to improve impaired breathing, usually due to a deviated septum. The septum is a central nasal structure made up of bone and cartilage, separating the left and right sides of the nose and helping to create the two nostrils. While most septa deviate slightly from the norm, a significantly deviated septum, typically due to trauma, can make breathing difficult. Rhinoplasty to correct this restores a clear passageway for air to travel and is called a septoplasty.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is concerned primarily with changing the appearance of the nose for aesthetic reasons. There are many elements a cosmetic surgery addresses:

  • an excessively asymmetrical nose
  • a nose that appears out of proportion to other facial features
  • a nose with features that appear out of proportion with each other
  • a bridge that is too wide or narrow
  • a bridge that is too raised or depressed
  • excessively large nostrils
  • an excessively large, upturned, or drooping nasal tip

How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?

As with many other surgical procedures, the specifics of a nose job vary from patient to patient. Cost will depend on the extent of the particular surgery, which can't be determined until your consultation with Dr. Youssef, because not all noses and rhinoplasties are the same.

Will a Rhinoplasty Leave Scars?

A closed rhinoplasty, which involves incisions made inside the patient's nostrils, won't leave any visible scarring, since any lines will be internal.

An open version of the surgery involves an incision on the nostril-dividing septum. Noticeable scars resulting from this surgery are rare, partially because of how the small, V-shaped incision heals and partially because of its location, where a thin line is not easily seen. Qualified and experienced cosmetic surgeons, such as Dr. Youssef, aim to make the signs of their work as unobtrusive as possible.

How Soon Will I See Rhinoplasty Results?

Swelling is a reality after rhinoplasty surgery, but should subside in a matter of weeks. You will begin to see the desired results of the procedure as your face heals, but the full effects may gradually settle over the course of a year.

Rhinoplasty FAQs and YOU

Get even more information about any of the points here, or bring up other questions by getting in touch with the team at YOUnique Cosmetic Surgery.

Discover more about rhinoplasty from Beverly Hills-area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Mark Youssef. Contact the office by clicking here, or call (310) 434-0044.
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Mark Youssef, MD

Mark Youssef, M.D.

"Some doctors feel that cosmetic surgery is just a job; I'm not one of them. I take pride in my work as a surgical art."

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Dr. Mark Youssef offers breast augmentation, breast lift, rhinoplasty, liposuction, tummy tuck, face lift, and more surgical options to patients in the Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Hollywood area. He also offers cosmetic dermatology care, including Botox®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, chemical peels, and much more.

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