Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, believes every individual should have the nose they believe they should have been born with. He creates beautiful noses using an artistic and skilled approach and the latest advancements in Rhinoplasty techniques. Commonly referred to as a “nose job”, rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed to improve the appearance and breathing function of the nose. It is reserved for patients who have concerns over the size and shape of their nose, as well as functional issues. Altering the nose can result in a dramatic change to an individual’s appearance. Oftentimes, patients have considered the procedure for many years before moving forward. It is a surgery that can help improve an individual’s self-esteem greatly if they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Rhinoplasty surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. Depending on your individual needs, the cartilage may be reshaped, partially resected, sutured, and/or resuspended. Cartilage grafts may be used to enhance certain areas of the nose to improve breathing and airways. If the procedure is a revision surgery from a previous rhinoplasty, additional cartilage may be harvested from behind the ear or from another location. Oftentimes, the bony parts of the nose need to be corrected with precise fracturing and resetting.
"He did an amazing job. My co-worker went to him and also turned out great. I did my research and found Dr. Khorsandi. One of the girls in the office had her nose done by him last year and I have to say it really was an improvement. So seeing those results I felt confidant that I could get a similar result. I went to see him and found him to be extremely nice and very knowledgeable. He was able to describe in detail all the things that I could not put into words when describing what was wrong with my nose. It was like he was able to read my mind. He walked me through what he planned on doing and and saw some 3-D modeling pictures. I decided to take go all in. I highly recommend Dr. K. His training is by far the best and there is no one in Las Vegas that does anything even marginally close to his nose work. Trust me. Anther friend of mine went to one of the other guys in town a few years ago, who does a lot of breast and body work and now needs a second surgery to fix her nose. I would want it done the right way the first time."- Patricia L. / Office Visit / Mar 11, 2010
"He did an amazing job. My co-worker went to him and also turned out great. I did my research and found Dr. Khorsandi. One of the girls in the office had her nose done by him last year and I have to say it really was an improvement. So seeing those results I felt confidant that I could get a similar result. I went to see him and found him to be extremely nice and very knowledgeable. He was able to describe in detail all the things that I could not put into words when describing what was wrong with my nose. It was like he was able to read my mind. He walked me through what he planned on doing and and saw some 3-D modeling pictures. I decided to take go all in. I highly recommend Dr. K. His training is by far the best and there is no one in Las Vegas that does anything even marginally close to his nose work. Trust me. Anther friend of mine went to one of the other guys in town a few years ago, who does a lot of breast and body work and now needs a second surgery to fix her nose. I would want it done the right way the first time."- P.L. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2013
"Dr. Khorsandi was OUTSTANDING!!! He is so good at what he does. I would recommend him to people that want to have a great job done! Thank you again for the friendliness of your staff and you."- R. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2014
"What an amazing experience, and I am only one week post-op! I have wanted both rhinoplasty and chin liposuction since I was in my early 20's. I am now 36, and I'm so sad that it took me this long to do these procedures; however, if I hadn't waited, then I would have never found such an amazing, talented, and professional doctor. I booked two consultations in early October 2013. I booked one with Dr. Khorsandi for one day and another consultation for the following day with another reputable Las Vegas plastic surgeon. By the time my consultation arrived, I was feeling very nervous and second guessing my decision to go ahead with the procedures. Well, after an hour and a half consultation with Dr. Khorsandi, along with 3D imaging of what my projected results would be, I walked out of his office, turned to my husband and said, "I want to cancel the consultation for tomorrow. I can't imagine not having Dr. Khorsandi as my doctor!" My husband agreed completely. We both felt like he took so much time with me figuring out exactly what would work for my nose and chin. My surgery was such a breeze. I had minimal bruising due to the fact that Dr. Khorsandi is an excellent surgeon, and I am one week post-op today; I look and feel great! I had my splint removed yesterday, and I could not stop the tears of joy from streaming down my face when I saw my beautiful, natural looking nose for the first time. If I ever have any other procedure in the future, I would, without a doubt, choose Dr. Khorsandi!"- S. / RealSelf / Mar 30, 2014
"I had numerous consultations with surgeons before I chose Dr. Khorsandi. No surgeon had talked to me about my nose with such detail, and he showed a genuine interest in helping me correct my problem. He took images of my nose from numerous angles, and showed me on the computer what the outcome of the surgery would look most like. He was precise and professional, and talked about the nose being like the art of sculpting for him, which showed me he loved his profession and I had a really great feeling immediately during the initial consultation. He had answered any questions I had and didn't sugarcoat any aspect of the procedure or try to sway me in any particular direction. It was honest and thorough. Originally I wanted to have the consultation, go home and sleep on it for a few nights, evaluate different options and maybe see a couple more doctors. But I knew when I met him that I wanted Dr. Khorsandi to perform my rhinoplasty, so right after the consultation I made my appointment for the procedure. My medications for the surgery were delivered to my home, this was also a very convenient! His office is beautiful, his staff is prompt, professional, to the point, and will answer your questions before you even think of them. My whole experience with VIP Plastic Surgery couldn't have been better and I am so happy with the decision I made. My splint is being taken out tomorrow, but I look at my nostrils and already see that they are even! This is crazy to me, my right nostril was always significantly narrower than my left and now they are proportionate. I am so excited for the rest of the healing process and to go about my life with more confidence than I had before, and I owe all my thanks to Dr. Khorsandi and his staff."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 30, 2014
Absorbable sutures will be placed inside the nostrils and do not need to be removed. Several small non-absorbable stitches will be placed in the incision at the base of the nose. They can be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. There will also be packing in the nose, which will be removed during the postoperative period. There will also be a rigid splint on the back of the nose to protect it during recovery. Patients are encouraged to avoid blowing their nose in the first week, however patients may use saline spray to flush the nostril. They are also encouraged to sleep with their head elevated for the first 48 hours.
Patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000 for rhinoplasty surgery. More complex cases, with skin and fat grafting or cartilage reconstruction, raise the price of the procedure. However, some insurance companies may cover a portion of the cost if the procedure corrects trauma or a medical condition.
Rhinoplasty patients will experience varying degrees of postoperative swelling. A large percentage of the swelling will resolve within the first few weeks; however in the ensuing months, the nose may feel more firm with a small amount of swelling gradually dissipating. Typically within 6 to 12 months, all swelling has resolved, and the final result can be expected. Thus it is important to expect ongoing changes throughout the year with refinement as time progresses.
Do I Need A Nasal Pack?@headingTag>
Nasal packing is done to help with bleeding, particularly with septum surgery. Gauze and cotton are inserted into the nasal chamber. Although patients find it uncomfortable, the packing is only short-term during the recovery phase.
Surgical or Nonsurgical?@headingTag>
Surgery depends on the patient’s desired results and nose structure. Surgery is suggested for patients wanting significant reshaping. If the patient wants a more subtle improvement, adding volume can be a simple solution.