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Will Rhinoplasty Change My Facial Features?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


Because the nose is one of the largest and most prominent structures on the face, it often plays a significant role in a person’s appearance. When someone is unhappy with the size, shape, or other characteristics of their nose, they may feel unattractive or have low self-esteem, which can disrupt their social life, relationships, and even their career. For this reason, countless men and women of all ages turn to cosmetic surgery each year to improve the appearance of their nose. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi and the professional team at VIP Plastic Surgery are dedicated to helping Las Vegas, NV patients look and feel better than ever using the latest and most effective rhinoplasty techniques and technologies available.

How does rhinoplasty work?

There are several different methods of rhinoplasty surgery, including open and closed rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. The technique used will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of a patient’s complaints, the structure of the patient’s nose, and the surgeon’s preference.

In general, rhinoplasty involves a series of incisions either inside the nostrils, on the outside of the nose, or both. The surgeon will then use a combination of techniques to sculpt and reshape the various structures of the nose. This may include adding or removing cartilage, placing sutures, or “shaving” the bone.

What can rhinoplasty achieve?

While rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” is often thought of as a strictly cosmetic procedure, in many cases, it is also used to improve a patient’s health and overall quality of life. Some of the most common complaints that can be improved or corrected with rhinoplasty include:

  • Nose is too wide or too narrow
  • Bump in bridge
  • Hook in tip
  • Upturned nose
  • Nostril size
  • Crooked nose
  • Deviated septum
  • Difficulty breathing/obstructed airflow
  • Disrupted sleep/sleep apnea

During your consultation at VIP Plastic Surgery, Dr. Khorsandi will examine your nose and discuss your concerns at length to determine how rhinoplasty, turbinectomy, septoplasty, or another nasal procedure can best help you achieve your aesthetic and medical goals in Las Vegas, NV.

Does rhinoplasty change your face?

It is understandable for patients to be concerned about changing their facial features too dramatically when undergoing rhinoplasty. With any procedure, Dr. Khorsandi’s goal is always to enhance a patient’s natural appearance without drawing attention to the fact that they have “had work done.” While the outcome of rhinoplasty can certainly be stunning and help the patient achieve a much more attractive look overall, Dr. Khorsandi understands that many patients desire a natural-looking result and still want to look like themselves. During your initial consultation, Dr. Khorsandi will take all of the time necessary to discuss your specific preferences and goals in order to put together a customized surgical plan designed to meet your needs.

Are rhinoplasty scars visible?

The location of your rhinoplasty incisions will depend on the surgical techniques used. In some cases, all of the incisions are internal, meaning there will be no visible scars after the procedure. Even when external incisions and sutures are required, they are usually tiny, and most patients’ scars are concealed within the natural lines and creases of the face.

How do I find the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Las Vegas, NV?

When choosing a surgeon to perform your nose job in Las Vegas, NV, it is important to ask questions about the doctor’s training and experience, read reviews from previous patients, and browse before-and-after galleries to get an idea of what results may be possible for you.

When it comes to any cosmetic procedure – and particularly those involving your face – selecting a highly experienced, skilled, and knowledgeable plastic surgeon is essential in ensuring a successful procedure and gorgeous results. Dr. Khorsandi has extensive knowledge and experience in the many complex techniques involved in nasal surgery.

Call VIP Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, NV today to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, or take advantage of a convenient online consultation from the privacy and comfort of your own home. Learn more about how rhinoplasty can finally give you the look, confidence, and life you have always wanted!

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