How Rhinoplasty May Improve Sleep Apnea Symptoms

Not all rhinoplasty involves cosmetic surgery. Functional rhinoplasty can correct nasal disorders or problems contributing to sleep apnea, a potentially serious issue. Los Angeles board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami of Ghavami Plastic Surgery explains how rhinoplasty can improve sleep apnea symptoms. Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is a condition in which breathing stops and starts repeatedly. While there are several types of sleep apnea, the most common is the obstructive form. The throat muscles relax, resulting in airway blockage and excessive snoring. Functional rhinoplasty is an effective treatment for this type of sleep apnea, but not for its central form. The central form of sleep apnea involves respiratory drive issues. While anyone may develop sleep apnea, it occurs most frequently ...Read More

How to Get Started with Rhinoplasty? Your Consultation Is the First Step

Every journey starts with the first step. With rhinoplasty, your consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon is the first step you will take towards your desired nose shape. Top board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami of Ghavami Plastic Surgery discusses what to expect at your consultation. Surgical Goals When it comes to cosmetic surgery, every patient has a particular goal. Sometimes those goals are realistic, but sometimes they are not. If the rhinoplasty’s purpose is primarily functional (i.e., to improve breathing), Dr. Ghavami will discuss likely outcomes. Dr. Ghavami will also take a medical history. While most people are good candidates for rhinoplasty, there are certain habits and health conditions that may preclude a person from undergoing the ...Read More

3 Ways Rhinoplasty Can Improve the Appearance of Your Nostrils

Your nose is the central figure of your face and profile, and any modifications to the shape and size of your nose can completely alter your appearance. Many people are unhappy with the contour or size of their noses. Nostril concerns such as thick or unevenness can significantly impact your overall look and may even affect your breathing. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is an art form. You need a skilled plastic surgeon who understands how to alter your nasal shape while preserving your unique features and ethnic heritage. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami is a highly respected rhinoplasty surgeon who is recognized worldwide for his ability to improve the function and cosmetic appeal of the nose. Dr. Ghavami can correct most ...Read More

Should You Get a Chin Implant with Your Rhinoplasty?

What we perceive as a beautiful face is not dependent on any one singular feature. Rather, we recognize beauty when all of a person’s facial features balance each other and exist in harmony. For instance, Angelina Jolie is considered to have one of the most beautiful faces in the world — not because of her perfectly pillowy lips, but because all of her facial features are symmetrical and balanced. According to world-renowned rhinoplasty surgeon Ashkan Ghavami, the balance and harmony between the nose and chin are extremely important to facial attractiveness. When these features are out of proportion with each other, it can influence the whole face. The misalignment can also create a bit of an optical illusion: for example, ...Read More

3 Ways to Improve Your Rhinoplasty Recovery

Nearly every rhinoplasty patient is determined to optimize his or her recovery. If you recently had rhinoplasty, or if you are planning to undergo surgery, you may be excited and anxious to return to work or school and show off your newly improved nose. In this post, trusted rhinoplasty surgeon Ashkan Ghavami suggests three safe ways to improve and expedite your rhinoplasty recovery process. Control Swelling There are simple things you can do to manage swelling and heal faster after rhinoplasty. First and foremost, keep your head elevated at all times, including when you sleep. You can prop yourself up on several pillows or sleep in a comfortable recliner. Gently applying a cold compress to your eye and cheek area ...Read More

How Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty Different?

One of Dr. Ashkan Ghavami’s specialties is ethnic rhinoplasty, a variation of traditional rhinoplasty performed on patients of non-Caucasian backgrounds. Although all rhinoplasty procedures are complex and challenging, ethnic rhinoplasty requires a particularly advanced set of skills and high-level training to achieve the best results. In this post, Dr. Ghavami explores how ethnic rhinoplasty differs from traditional rhinoplasty. Nasal Anatomy Differences Patients of certain ethnic backgrounds usually have unique anatomical features. These generally include broader and/or flatter nasal bases, curved nasal bridges and bumps on the nasal bridges. Furthermore, patients of African, Middle-Eastern and/or Asian ethnic heritage often have thicker nasal skin and less structural cartilage support than Caucasian patients. With ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Ghavami uses special techniques to address ...Read More

Are There Age Restrictions for Rhinoplasty?

Maybe you are a teenager who feels self-conscious of your nose’s appearance and wants to do something about it. Or maybe you are the parent of a teen who has requested rhinoplasty, but you do not know if your child is ready for the procedure. You could be considering rhinoplasty for yourself later in life, but are unclear whether your age disqualifies you from surgery. No matter what the circumstances, the best thing you can do is consult with an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon about the criteria for rhinoplasty candidates. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, one of Beverly Hills’ most in-demand rhinoplasty surgeons, would be happy to evaluate you or your teenager and determine whether the surgery is advisable. Nasal Development Is ...Read More

Common Imperfections Rhinoplasty Can Fix

One of the things patients are surprised to learn about rhinoplasty is how versatile it is. Dr. Ashkan Ghavami, a highly sought-after rhinoplasty surgeon in Beverly Hills, can address a number of perceived cosmetic imperfections, bringing the nose into harmony with the rest of the facial features. In this post, Dr. Ghavami discusses five of the most common imperfections rhinoplasty can fix. Oversized Nose Perhaps the most common issue mentioned by rhinoplasty candidates is, “My nose is too large or long for my face.” A prominent or oversized nose often detracts from the other facial features, and it can make patients very self-conscious. In these cases, Dr. Ghavami’s goal is to create a smaller and/or shorter nose, reducing the amount ...Read More

Differences Between Male and Female Rhinoplasties

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed on both men and women. While there are many similarities in how a rhinoplasty is performed on any patient, there are some differences in the anatomy and aesthetic goals of men and women. In this post, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ashkan Ghavami discusses the differences between male and female rhinoplasties. Male and Female Nose Structure Men tend to have more prominent noses that are longer and have larger nostrils. However, the size and shape of the nose can vary widely among both men and women. The nose also has to be in balance with the rest of the face, so other features must be considered. Women typically have less-pronounced ...Read More

Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right for You?

People consider having rhinoplasty for many different reasons. Some individuals want to change the size and shape of their nose to enhance facial harmony while others want to correct a nasal bump, a bulbous nasal tip or other cosmetic imperfections of the nose. Traditional rhinoplasty with a reputable plastic surgeon can successfully address any of these concerns. More recently, non-surgical dermal fillers have also been used to improve the appearance of the nose. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. If you’re considering enhancing your nose and self-confidence with dermal fillers, read on as Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ashkan Ghavami discusses signs that you may be an appropriate candidate. You Have Minor Nasal ...Read More