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Tip and bridge narrowed using custom grafts. Nostrils refined and made more symmetric.
Large hump reduction with droopy tip elevation. Tip reshaped completely but with natural result.
Dramatic tip and nasal lengthening and refinement. Diced cartilage fascia graft used to augment bridge. Natural results from major structural changes.
Dynamic tip elevation and refinement along with major bridge reduction and de-projection. Nose is now well balanced with face.
Hanging, bulbous nasal tip, large hump on bridge and long appearing nose. Bridge reduced while refining and balancing the tip shape to match.
Hooked Hispanic nose with droopy nasal tip and large dorsal hump on bridge corrected and reshaped with natural refinement techniques.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Ghavami has become one of the most respected rhinoplasty surgeons in Southern California. He began his professional career training with leading rhinoplasty surgeons at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, which some consider to be the “capital” of rhinoplasty experts because of the annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, currently in its third decade. Dr. Ghavami has been a regular member of this conference’s teaching faculty. He has dedicated his career from as early as medical school to this very challenging subspecialty in plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty is considered by most surgeons to be the most complex of all cosmetic plastic surgeries. Mastering it demands a lot of experience, time, continued advancement and changes in technique.
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is performed to improve the appearance or the function of the nose. Colloquially referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty may alter the tissue, cartilage and bone of the nose to improve its appearance or correct a functional problem.
The majority of rhinoplasty patients want to improve the appearance of their nose, either by removing a bump on the bridge, slimming down the bridge or refining the tip. Improving the appearance of the nose has a significant impact on the harmony and balance of the entire face. One of Dr. Ghavami’s talents is respecting the unique features of his patients to provide an approach unique to each individual patient. He does not produce “cookie-cutter” results; rather, he takes pride in customizing rhinoplasty to enhance the individual appearance of each patient. As you view our photo gallery, you will notice that every patient looks different and there are no overall similarities or “signature” on the noses. They each stand out and are in balance with that individual. “The nose should always look like the patient was born with it. It is the center of the face,” states Dr. Ghavami.
The following are some of our patients’ most common cosmetic concerns:
Dr. Ghavami also performs rhinoplasty to correct a deformity internal to the nose – whether congenital or the result of trauma or an injury – that impairs breathing function. For example, someone might need reconstructive nose surgery after breaking his or her nose in a car accident or while playing a contact sport. Functional rhinoplasty can also help people who are born with cartilage and bony deviations that impair their breathing. Nasal breathing is vital to life and effective oxygen exchange in the body.
Regardless of whether a rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic or medical reasons, Dr. Ghavami’s results look organically beautiful, like no surgery was ever performed.
Rhinoplasty may be performed using an open or closed approach. During an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Ghavami makes an incision across the columella, or the small strip of skin that separates the nostrils. A closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions made within the nostrils. Some call this a scarless nose job. The advantage of an open rhinoplasty is better access to the underlying structure, with direct visualization and improved cartilage graft security. The advantage to a closed rhinoplasty is no chance of visible scarring on the columella. However, in modern rhinoplasty, many surgeons are learning the open approach, as many feel that the revision rates and accuracy are improved. Dr. Ghavami performs both open and closed rhinoplasty and will make recommendations during the consultation.
With open rhinoplasty, Dr. Ghavami lifts the skin from the tissue and cartilage frame to access the underlying tissue and cartilage. He then reshapes the nose, either reducing, augmenting or re-arranging the structure with cartilage from the septum or another area of the body (e.g., the rib or ear). Dr. Ghavami can also perform procedures such as turbinoplasty or turbinectomy to correct a deviated septum or make other adjustments to restore normal breathing function.
Once he is happy with his work, Dr. Ghavami re-drapes the skin and tissue and closes the surgical incisions. Often, a cast or a nasal splint is placed to help the nose settle into its new structure. Dr. Ghavami does not leave the operating room unless he is 100 percent satisfied with the outcome.
Swelling and bruising is normal after surgery. Bruising will go away quickly, but it can take up to a year for the swelling (especially of the tip) to completely dissipate and the final results to reveal themselves. However, most patients are able to see their overall results starting to form by 4 to 6 weeks.
If you are interested in correcting a part of your nose that you don’t like, explore your rhinoplasty options with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Ashkan Ghavami. Call (310) 275-1959 or email his practice today to schedule a surgical consultation.