When Is a Nose Job “Functional” Rhinoplasty?

Most rhinoplasty surgeries performed in the United States are considered cosmetic because the patient is primarily concerned with improving the way his or her nose looks. However, many rhinoplasty surgeons like Dr. Ashkan Ghavami also perform “functional” rhinoplasty, which focuses on improving breathing and the overall functionality of the nose. In this blog, Dr. Ghavami explains why some patients need functional corrections to their nose — as well as how he performs these surgeries. Why Some Patients Need Functional Rhinoplasty The top reason why patients seek functional rhinoplasty is because they have a deviated septum. A septum is a line of cartilage that can develop crooked or become crooked due to an injury. Air does not pass through a crooked ...Read More

Why It’s So Important to Choose a Great Plastic Surgeon for Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty may be one of the most popular procedures in the field of plastic surgery, but that does not mean that many doctors are equipped to perform this procedure. On the contrary, your comfort and satisfaction with the results will mainly depend on which plastic surgeon you choose. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a renowned rhinoplasty surgeon in Beverly Hills, explains why you should see someone who specializes in this exact surgery. Rhinoplasty Is Especially Complex First and foremost, rhinoplasty is a difficult surgery to perform — arguably the most difficult of all cosmetic procedures. It takes extreme precision and an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy to slightly manipulate tissue, bone, and cartilage in a way that achieves cosmetic changes without disrupting ...Read More

The Most Common Complaints Patients Have About Their Nose

No two noses are exactly alike, so it should come as no surprise that people have a myriad of different thoughts about what they do not like about their nose. As a prominent rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Ashkan Ghavami has heard hundreds of requests from patients during consultations, with certain complaints being mentioned more than others. Some of the most popular reasons that people want rhinoplasty include: A Bump on the Bridge Dorsal humps are usually genetic, but they can also be the consequence of an injury. Since many patients want to have a nose with a smooth slope, they will request that the bone and cartilage that compromise the dorsal hump be removed to achieve a sleek contour. A Crooked ...Read More

The Best Add-on Procedures for Your Rhinoplasty

It is natural to want to look great and show off your appearance after rhinoplasty. For some patients, that may require additional cosmetic treatments. Under the care of renowned rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ghavami, patients can receive specialized add-on procedures that can enhance rhinoplasty results and improve the look of other features. If you are ready to look your best, consider the following procedures: Chin Augmentation The chin is a defining feature of the face and when it is out of proportion, it can negatively impact facial balance. Chin augmentation is performed to enhance the size of the chin and is ideal for treating small and receding chins. The procedure involves placing a small implant under the skin, improving the size, ...Read More

Customize Your Rhinoplasty with These Pre- and Post-Surgical Treatments

When you choose Dr. Ghavami’s practice for your rhinoplasty, you can expect a customized experience that yields the best results possible for your unique anatomy. Rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ghavami considers your aesthetic goals and designs a treatment plan that meets your needs. You also have the option to customize your rhinoplasty with treatments before and after your surgery. Ahead, Dr. Ghavami details these procedures and explains how they can help you achieve the look you desire. Morpheus8 A smooth, radiant complexion is the perfect complement to your beautiful rhinoplasty results. If you suffer from issues such as acne, uneven texture, fine wrinkles, and discoloration, Morpheus8 is an excellent solution for improving the appearance of the face. Microneedling alone is an ...Read More

Enhance Your Rhinoplasty Recovery with These Tips

After your rhinoplasty, it is only natural to want a smooth recovery that allows you to look and feel your best as you heal. Rest, relaxation, and sticking to your tailored post-surgical treatment plan can contribute to a complication-free recuperation period, but did you know there are treatments available to you that can enhance your recovery? Renowned rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ghavami is dedicated to the satisfaction of his patients. Below, he recommends that patients consider the following post-surgical tips: Post-Rhinoplasty Facial Rhinoplasty with Dr. Ghavami is a safe and effective way to dramatically improve the appearance of the face and create harmony among the other facial features. Although rhinoplasty produces beautiful results, patients may still experience some bruising, swelling, and ...Read More

How Rhinoplasty Improves the Anatomical Structures of the Nose

Rhinoplasty is a versatile procedure that can be customized to address a number of nasal concerns and can improve the anatomical structures of the nose, such as nostrils, nasal tip, and bridge. Continue reading to see how top Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami can help improve these structures. Nostril Issues The size and shape of the nostrils can impact the appearance of the nose and face. Dr. Ghavami can adjust nostrils that are flared, uneven, or too thick, for example, with techniques that are designed to improve the look and function of the nostrils. Wide or flared nostrils can be corrected by removing tissue. This can be done with open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty, where the incisions are ...Read More

How Rhinoplasty Changes Facial Proportions and Appearance for the Better

Altering the nose subtly or significantly can completely change your facial profile. Rhinoplasty may focus on the size and shape of your nose, but it profoundly impacts your overall complexion. The nose is the central feature of your face. A misshapen or prominent nose can deter from other beautiful aspects of the face and become a focal point when you look in the mirror or meet someone new. Rhinoplasty improves facial proportions for a more attractive facial appearance. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty, specifically ethnic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, teen rhinoplasty and other complex cases. He is known globally for his skills and excellent results, which is why many patients as well as his peers seek him ...Read More

Teenage Rhinoplasty Can Improve Breathing Concerns and Balance Facial Features

Nose surgery is popular among many age groups, but the procedure remains controversial for teenagers. While some believe adolescents are too young to make responsible decisions, others understand rhinoplasty effectively addresses health concerns and facial asymmetry. Congenital defects may cause respiratory problems and pain, and sports injuries lead many teens to plastic surgery. A teenage "nose job" often improves a young person's quality of life and restores balance to their facial features. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a renowned board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty. He has helped countless patients achieve facial symmetry and improve breathing concerns with rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty and teenage rhinoplasty. Patients seek Dr. Ghavami from all over the United States and internationally for his unique talent ...Read More

3 Warning Signs You Need Revision Rhinoplasty

For various reasons, not all rhinoplasties turn out successfully. A revision rhinoplasty can correct the defects resulting from the original procedure. Top Los Angeles and Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami of Ghavami Plastic Surgery explains the warning signs indicating you may need a revision rhinoplasty. Revision Rhinoplasty Patients hope that their rhinoplasty addresses the reasons they chose the surgery in the first place. No one should undergo the procedure again (via revision rhinoplasty) unless absolutely necessary. Unfortunately, situations arise in which discussing a revision rhinoplasty with your surgeon is advisable. Because it takes time for the nose to fully heal, most patients should not consider a revision rhinoplasty for at least one year after the primary surgery. Keep ...Read More