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Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, CA

Many people are embarrassed by their noses or feel their nose is too prominent in some way. AAFPRS-fellowship trained, board-certified, facial plastic & reconstructive surgeon William Harris, MD, performs precise and delicate Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) procedures. He strives to deliver the best Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills has to offer. Schedule a consultation with Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics for more information about your Rhinoplasty operation!

Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills with William C. Harris, MD

What is Rhinoplasty?

Give Your Nose a New Look

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The nose is the most defining and prominent feature on the face, however, it should be in harmony with and not distract the eye from the rest of the face. A Rhinoplasty, also known as nose job, is a common plastic surgery procedure that modifies your nose's size, shape, and profile to improve its aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Types of Rhinoplasty Methods

Your Options

During a surgical rhinoplasty, two primary techniques can be applied. Depending on your situation and objectives, one strategy may be more preferable, even though each has benefits and drawbacks of its own. The methods utilized to perform a nose job are classified as "open" or "closed."

Open Rhinoplasty Procedure

The Open Rhinoplasty Procedure is the traditional method with excellent visualization provided of the nasal structure. To provide access to the nasal cavity, Dr. Harris makes a very small incision between your nostrils and opens the nose. The skin is raised during the procedure to reveal the nasal bones and cartilage.

Closed Rhinoplasty Procedure

Only internal nasal incisions are used in the closed rhinoplasty approach. These are utilized to expose the nasal bones and cartilage so they can be restructured. The recovery with the closed approach is frequently quicker, but there are fewer options for modification, particularly in changing the size and contour of your nasal tip and skin.

What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Aesthetic & Functional Options

It's highly common to dislike your nose for its size, shape, functionality, or overall appearance. As a result, Rhinoplasty is a procedure that thousands of people inquire about each year. Rhinoplasty can help address aesthetics concerns, but also has other health related benefits. Of note, rhinoplasty can improve breathing and alleviate sinus-related issues, such as restlessness. For more details about rhinoplasty surgery, get in touch with Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Beverly Hills, California.

Am I a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

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Most candidates for Rhinoplasty are in generally good health. However, before you choose to have surgery, there are a few important factors to bear in mind. Every nose is different and there are limitations to what can be done surgically without compromising the functionality of the nose. For this reason, it is critical to find a surgeon with extensive knowledge of the nasal anatomy as well as training in both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty to ensure that your basic nasal function is maintained. Ultimately, Rhinoplasty surgery is an excellent option for patients looking to balance their facial appearance, restore symmetry, or improve breathing. Oftentimes, patients that have undergone trauma are also ideal rhinoplasty candidates after completion of the initial healing phase.

Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Open Procedure For Your Best Results

Dr. Harris does not use a one size fits all approach. He looks at each of his Beverly Hills rhinoplasty patients individually because no two people are exactly the same and neither are their surgeries. He will listen to your goals and together you will review computer rendered images to give you a better sense of what can be achieved with your rhinoplasty. A comprehensive plan will then be discussed to determine the best approach to improve the appearance of your nose.

Dr. Harris will call you the night before surgery to alleviate any concerns and answer any questions. On the day of surgery, Dr. Harris will then review the surgical plan with you one final time prior to your procedure. General anesthesia is typically used during rhinoplasty procedures and you will therefore not feel any pain throughout your surgery. Whichever approach Dr. Harris chooses will depend on the scope and objectives of your surgical plan.

Depending on the approach chosen, Dr. Harris will make incisions inside your nostrils or across the columella (the skin bridge that separates the nostrils). Through these incisions, he will have access to the bone and cartilage that lie beneath the skin. After that, he will shape your nasal bones and cartilage to achieve the ideal shape based on the goals discussed during your consultation. Dr. Harris is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon who provides beautiful and natural results while keeping your nose in harmony with the rest of the face.


Rhinoplasty Recovery & Results

Permanent Results

After your operation, there will be some bruising and swelling. The swelling may take months to fully go away, but after some time most people stop noticing the swelling. You can return to your regular routines and resume most all activities after a week or two. A rhinoplasty permanently changes the form of your nose, and the results typically last for the rest of your life. However, if you experience trauma, the shape of your nose may change. Additionally, as you age, your nose will gradually change over time.

Schedule your Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty consultation at Harris Facial Plastic Surgery today.

Don’t Delay—Make a Difference in Your Look Today!

If Rhinoplasty seems like a good fit for you, the first step is a consultation with Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics in Beverly Hills. This procedure has multiple benefits such as increased confidence in your appearance as well as improved breathing through your nose. Dr. William Harris wants to make sure you have all the information you need before undergoing any surgery or procedure. To help you feel at ease, Dr. Harris will take as much time as needed to listen to your goals, needs, and concerns. Set up your appointment right away!

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RhinoplastyFrequently Asked Questions

General risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, swelling, and bruising. Despite these inherent risks seen in all surgical procedures, Rhinoplasty is a safe and effective treatment.

Rhinoplasty cost varies depending on the technique employed and the complexity of your treatment. Dr. Harris will sit down and discuss in detail with you what your goals are and give you realistic expectations of what can be achieved. Following this consultation, pricing will be provided based on your treatment plan. Harris Facial Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics offers payment and financing options to help make your surgery more affordable.

While functional rhinoplasty to improve your breathing may be covered, cosmetic rhinoplasty is typically not covered by insurance. It is important to check with your insurance provider about your coverage options.

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