What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery of the nose. It is commonly called a nose job or nose reshaping. This procedure is performed to correct or reconstruct the form and function of the nose and aesthetically enhance or reshape the nose.

Rhinoplasty can:

  • enhance the proportions of the nose
  • improve nose size in relation to the face to create harmony
  • reduce the bridge of the nose or the size and position of the nostrils
  • remove a bump in the nose
  • repair a broken nose
  • reduce the size and appearance of the tip of the nose that is bulbous, hooked or drooping
  • reduce nostrils that are too large or wide
  • correct impaired breathing due to structural defects in the nose- a deviated septum. A deviated septum is a condition where the bone and cartilage that divides the nose in half is off center causing difficultly breathing. The surgery for this condition is called a septoplasty, and is frequently combined with rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is one of the top five plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. Why? Because your face one of the first things people notice about your appearance. And, your nose is a central feature of your face.

Every day, people judge you by your face. In the age of selfies, the way you look is constantly in your face! So being displeased with the way your nose looks, can impact how you feel about yourself as well as your interaction with others.

Choosing plastic surgery is an investment in yourself. The decision to undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons can provide a boost to your self esteem and confidence. Studies report notable psychological benefits including improved social interactions.

It is important to understand that no nose is perfect. Asymmetry is natural. While requesting a nose like Nicole Kidman’s or Leonardo DiCaprio’s, will help Dr. Griffin understand your desired outcome, he is limited by your bone structure, skin thickness, and the cartilage and muscles. Thus, having realistic expectations can help Dr. Griffin create the best, most aesthetically pleasing and natural looking nose for your face. You can make yourself more handsome or beautiful without giving up your ethnic identity. Traditional ideals of beauty no longer apply.

Board Certified, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Griffin, offers rhinoplasty for men and women.

One of his signature procedures is the “No-tell Nose Job” ™, nose surgery without a trace. He can create a nose that looks as though it was naturally intended for your face. That is the mark of a good nose job.

While we describe the various rhinoplasty techniques, it is important to understand that great results are produced by great surgeons. Dr. Anthony Griffin, a Board Certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California, and Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, is a talented and experienced plastic surgeon. His artistic skill and appreciation of anatomy, form and design, reveal themselves in his work.

Within weeks after surgery, people who know you may notice that you look better, but won’t be able to pinpoint the reason! Because your new nose will be in balance with and fit your facial features.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

If you are pursing rhinoplasty because you are dissatisfied with your nose, then it is your life and the decision is up to you.

Schedule a consultation with Los Angeles plastic surgeon, Dr. Anthony Griffin. During your consultation you can discuss your concerns. He will evaluate your face and nose and offer you his recommendations. Remember, there is no perfect nose. The perfect nose is one that is in harmony with your facial features.

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