Rhinoplasty San Francisco

What is Rhinoplasty?nose job san francisco | rhinoplasty bay area

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:

  • Meet aesthetic goals
  • Correct trauma
  • Birth defects
  • Breathing problems
  • Deviated septum

Can rhinoplasty be combined with another procedure?

Rhinoplasty can be combined with other surgical procedures, such as a chin augmentation to enhance the aesthetic results.

How is nose surgery performed?

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.

Rhinoplasty procedures

  • Closed rhinoplasty or endonasal rhinoplasty: in this procedure all incisions are confined to the inside of the nostrils, resulting in no visible skin incisions.
  • Open rhinoplasty or external rhinoplasty: in this procedure a very small incision is made between the nostrils on the underside of the nose.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

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.

Rhinoplasty Before and After

before and after nose job san francisco | nose surgery bay area

When can I start seeing results?

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.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

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:

  • How to care for the surgical site
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • When to follow up with your plastic surgeon.

Nose Surgery risk and side effects

Possible risk and side effects include:

  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing or scarring
  • Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain)
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
  • Skin discoloration and swelling

Schedule a consultation

To schedule a consultation, please call us at our Pinole Office (510) 724-8282 or our Larkspur Office (415) 461-5755 today. Dr Armen Serebrakian serves San Francisco, Larkspur, Pinole CA and surrounding areas.

Back to Top

Larkspur (North Bay) Office

1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

Pinole (East Bay) Office

1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8282
Larkspur Office Pinole Office