Rhinoplasty in Pasadena, CA

As a central facial feature, the structure of the nose has the power to either compliment someone’s natural beauty or distract from it. Creating a nose that exists in harmony with other facial features is one of the foundations of an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Changes to the nose require skilled, surgical intervention and can address humps, dropped nasal tips, crooked bridges, a deviated septum, and correct breathing difficulties.  As a highly skilled surgeon, Dr. Nima’s detailed approach to rhinoplasty makes him one of the best.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty 

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Rhinoplasty offers cosmetic and health benefits, especially for those seeking nose surgery for a deviated septum or after facial trauma. The nose and mouth are complex structures that help you take in oxygen and release carbon dioxide. Injury, disease, and genetics may restrict the nasal passage and airways, leading to insufficient airflow. These breathing issues may affect sleep and make it difficult for your sinuses to drain properly, causing blockage, pressure buildup, chronic infections, and debilitating headaches. Rhinoplasty for functional reasons addresses these concerns and offers these advantages: 

  • Improved breathing
  • Better sleep hygiene and decreased sleep apnea
  • Fewer sinus infections and other sinus-related issues
  • Anatomical correction after a nose injury
  • Increased ability to exercise with easier breathing
  • Improved mental health
  • Boost in self-confidence 

Cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty include: 

  • Smaller nose size
  • Refined nasal tip 
  • Straighten crooked nose
  • Smooth nasal bumps
  • Adjust nostril size 
  • Add shape to a flat nose 

Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques

Dr. Nima may take an open or closed approach to your nose surgery. Open rhinoplasty creates an incision in the columella, the tissue that separates the nostrils. This surgical technique leaves a tiny yet slightly visible incision line. Closed rhinoplasty conceals the incisions inside the nose. The procedure details for your rhinoplasty depend on the functional or aesthetic concerns with your nose. 

After Dr. Nima makes the incisions, he lifts the skin covering the cartilage and nasal bones to access the internal structures. A nose that is disproportionately large compared to other facial features is often reduced by removing cartilage or bone. A small nose may require cartilage grafts from the septum, ear, or rib (rarely) to build up the size of the nose. For functional issues, Dr. Nima straightens the septum and removes or adjusts the internal tissues to improve breathing. Some of these adjustments may require an open or closed approach. 

Once your nose is sculpted to the desired shape and size, the skin and other tissues are redraped over the nose and incisions closed. During your consultation, Dr. Nima will discuss your needs and goals and create a surgical approach to achieve natural-looking results that complement your other features and balance your facial profile. 

Types of Nose Surgery

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Functional, cosmetic, ethnic, and revision rhinoplasty offer unique benefits. Functional rhinoplasty, or septoplasty, addresses narrow nasal passages and a deviated septum that affects breathing. The procedure improves issues caused by a dysfunctional nasal airway, such as allergies, sinus infections, and hormones. These health concerns cause turbinates on the left and right side of the nose to swell or become enlarged, preventing adequate airflow through the nasal passages. Turbinate reduction removes some of the tissue, opening up the space for easier breathing and fewer sinus problems. 

Cosmetic rhinoplasty addresses aesthetic problems, such as an uneven nose, bump on the bridge, large or flared nostrils, or a bulbous tip. Ethnic rhinoplasty ensures that people of color maintain their inherited attributes after nose surgery. The traditional rhinoplasty tends to veer toward a one-size-fits-all shape or an “American nose.” Ethnic nose surgery accounts for facial shapes and characteristics unique to ethnically diverse patients. People of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, or Native American descent can achieve uniquely beautiful results that look natural and preserve their inherited features.

Revision rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that corrects complications or leftover concerns after primary nose surgery. Patients who need a revision procedure must choose an experienced surgeon, such as Dr. Nima, because this technique requires a gentle and meticulous approach that accommodates the scar tissue from the first rhinoplasty. 

Cost of Rhinoplasty

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty costs an average of $5,409, but the actual cost varies based on your location, surgeon, and other factors. Nose surgery may run up to $20,000 for some patients, but the general range is between $3,000 and $15,000. Open rhinoplasty tends to carry a higher price tag than closed nose surgery and endoscopic rhinoplasty because the open technique is more invasive and provides more significant results. Revision procedures are more complex and may cost more than the original rhinoplasty because of the special techniques required to address complications. Rhinoplasty can be combined with eyelid surgery or a facelift, which will impact the total cost. 

At Dr. Nima Plastic Surgery in Pasadena, we offer financing options through CareCredit, Alphaeon Credit, PatientFi, and Ally Lending. We will provide a cost estimate during your rhinoplasty consultation.

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The Process

+ Submit an inquiry

Know exactly what you want? Or not sure? No matter!

Reach out to us by submitting an inquiry HERE.

+ Schedule a consultation

Our dedicated patient liaison will reach out to you and help you arrange a consultation with Dr. Nima.

+ In-person or virtual consultation

At this visit you and Dr. Nima will explore your areas of concern and develop a personalized treatment plan.

Many nonsurgical and in-office procedures can also be done at this visit if it is arranged ahead time with your patient care coordinator.

+ Meet your Patient Care Coordinator

You will be assigned your very own patient care coordinator who will help you navigate through your visits and treatments.

+ Arrange for local accommodations and aftercare

If you are from out of town, we can help you arrange local accommodations near our Beverly Hills or Pasadena locations.

We can also help with post procedure care through partnership with high-end nursing provided at one of several luxury hotels OR provide you personalized nursing care at nearly any location in the LA area.

+ Complete a pre-op visit

If you are having a treatment or procedure with us you may need to have one more visit before your planned procedure.

This pre-op visit gives you and Dr Nima more time to discuss details of your procedure and answer any questions you may have. This also the visit when you will receive your post procedure prescriptions, garments, and care package.

+ Surgery day

The big day is here! So exciting!

You will arrive at the state-of-the-art accredited outpatient surgery center 1hr ahead of your scheduled procedure. You will meet your entire care team in advance (from the anesthesia team to your recovery nurse)!

Rest assured you are cared for by the best in the business.

+ Aftercare/Check-In Call/Follow-up visits

If you have planned to use of the luxury aftercare facilities, transportation will be arranged to take you from the outpatient surgery center to your hotel or facility. If you have arranged for a nurse visit your first visit will typically happen the evening of your procedure or the morning after.

Check-In Call:
Within 24hrs after your procedure you will receive a call from your personal patient care coordinator making sure everything is in order.

Follow up visits:
Your first post-procedure follow-up appointment with Dr Nima will be within 1 week after your surgery. If arranged in advance, Dr Nima may visit you in your care facility.

+ Recovery

Recovery from your procedures can range from 1 day to 6 weeks depending on what you had done.

Dr Nima and his team will see you regularly during this period and make sure your recovery goes as smoothly and comfortably as possible!

If you have traveled from outside of LA, Dr Nima will discuss with you how soon you can travel back.

+ Enjoy the new you

Show off the new you!

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You deserve it!

To learn more about what you can expect from your procedure, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Nima Naghshineh, please fill out the form on this page or call +1 626 696 8181.

We’re located in Pasadena, serving Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Brentwood, Westwood, Burbank, Glendale, and Arcadia.