Rhinoplasty (also commonly known as “nasal surgery,” “nose reshaping,” or “nose job”) is the reshaping of the nose. Rhinoplasty patients are treated for a variety of reasons, including:
Rhinoplasty can be combined with other surgical procedures, such as a chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results.
Rhinoplasty is performed by double board-certified surgeon Dr. Serebrakian at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center’s (BALCSC’s) accredited surgery center in the San Francisco area. Per the patient’s decision, the procedure will be performed under either local or general sedation. Most incisions are made inside the nose where they will not be visible. The skin and tissues of the nose, along with the underlying bone and cartilage, are sculpted to your desired new shape.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty refers to the use of fillers to alter and shape a person’s nose without invasive surgery. Although a non-surgical rhinoplasty is usually performed for aesthetic purposes, it can also be used to correct some birth defects. Because the procedure is not invasive, the bruising and swelling from a non-surgical rhinoplasty are minimal. Duration of the results depends on the type of filler used. RADIESSE® (calcium hydroxyapatite) lasts for 8 to 12 months, and hyaluronic acid fillers usually last for 6 to 12 months.
While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome.
A splint and/or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your rhinoplasty surgery.
Your plastic will give you specific instructions based on the typo of procedure you get done, this may include:
Possible risk and side effects include:
If you are considering rhinoplasty, please contact our offices to arrange a consultation with Dr. Armen Serebrakian. He is double board certified by the American board of Head & Neck Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology and the American board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery. We will be happy to address all of your concerns.