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Why Your Plastic Surgeon Matters When It Comes To Rhinoplasty

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi



As with any cosmetic or medical treatment, whether surgical or noninvasive, selecting an experienced, certified, and knowledgeable provider is essential for a safe and successful procedure. Rhinoplasty – or a “nose job” – is no different. Due to the sensitive nature of the procedure, it is imperative to choose a plastic surgeon that is an expert in this particular field.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is Chief Plastic Surgeon of VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV, and has performed countless successful rhinoplasty procedures. He understands the intricacies of the anatomy, science, aesthetics, and more that go into a nose job. If you are considering rhinoplasty, it is important to first have a basic understanding of the procedure, the benefits, and more:


What is rhinoplasty?


Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is the surgical revision of the structure of the nose. There are several variations including open rhinoplasty, during which incisions are made in the tissue between the nostrils and inside the nostrils themselves, and closed rhinoplasty – which uses only incisions within the nostrils. A qualified Las Vegas plastic surgeon can help determine which procedure will best meet your needs after an initial consultation.


What are the cosmetic benefits of rhinoplasty?


Arguably the most common complaint from patients seeking a plastic surgeon for rhinoplasty in Las Vegas is a dissatisfaction with the overall size and shape of their nose. Rhinoplasty is a highly effective tool for revising the structure of the nose and can address concerns such as a “bump” in the bridge of the nose, nostril size (too small or too large), overall width, an upward-pointing tip, and more. For many patients, the appearance of their nose has been a lifelong insecurity, and rhinoplasty offers both a more appealing look and – more importantly – a newfound level of self-confidence.


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Khorsandi and the caring team at VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV understand the sensitive emotional nature of the procedure and handle each case with the highest level of care, consideration, and discretion.


What are the medical benefits of a nose job?


In addition to providing a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape and size, rhinoplasty also offers many medical and quality of life benefits. Oftentimes, patients who seek out a nose job solely for cosmetic reasons ultimately report various unexpected benefits in their daily life.


One of the more popular medical reasons for seeking a rhinoplasty is a condition called deviated septum, in which the septum – or mid portion of the inner nose – is bent. Depending on the degree of bending – or deviation – a patient can experience minor to significant trouble breathing, as the deviated septum effectively blocks a portion of the nasal airway. This can be corrected through nasal surgery and dramatically improve the patient’s ability to breathe without restriction, which can in turn help them sleep better, stop snoring, and more.


Even something that seems as minor as the size of your nostrils can restrict your ability to breathe freely and impact daily activities such as exercise or playing sports. Small nostrils that restrict airflow can be widened slightly to maintain a cosmetically pleasing look while drastically improving airflow.


If you think you may have a medical reason for needing rhinoplasty, the first step is to be evaluated by a qualified and knowledgeable provider like board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Khorsandi. Dr. Khorsandi and his team will take the time to thoroughly evaluate your case, answer all of your questions, and recommend a course of action that best fits your needs and goals.


What can I expect from a rhinoplasty procedure?


Rhinoplasty generally takes about 1 – 3 hours, depending on the specifics of the case, and is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During the procedure, the plastic surgeon will make a series of incisions in and on your nose and will use appropriate techniques to correct your specific issues. With an experienced and skillful surgeon, incisions will be placed strategically so as to minimize the visibility of any resultant scarring. Patients should expect some bruising, swelling, and pain following the procedure that can be managed with medication, and a stent will be placed for the first 7 – 10 days. Many patients elect to do the procedure when they can take at least one week off of work.


Am I a good candidate for a nose job?


The best way to find out if rhinoplasty may be right for you is to let board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Khorsandi and his professional team at VIP Plastic Surgery evaluate you.


With the highly delicate structure of the nose, the large visual impact it can make on your overall facial appearance, and the effect a nose job can have on your breathing and daily quality of life, choosing a certified, experienced, and competent Las Vegas plastic surgeon is of the utmost importance when considering rhinoplasty.


Call our office to schedule your consultation today, and find out more about how rhinoplasty can improve your health, enhance your look, and change your life!

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.