What is rhinoplasty?
Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi believes every individual should have the nose they wanted to be born with. Dr. Khorsandi creates beautiful noses at VIP Plastic Surgery using an artistic perspective, a precise technique, and the latest advancements in rhinoplasty. Commonly known as a "nose job," surgical rhinoplasty can improve the nose's appearance and breathing function. It works best for patients who have concerns about the size, shape, or functional problems. Making subtle changes to the nose can create beautiful and dramatic changes to a person's appearance. Often, patients have considered the procedure for many years before moving forward. Nose surgery can greatly improve an individual’s self-esteem if they feel unhappy with the appearance of their nose.
"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. / Office Visit / Mar 11, 2010
"I just had a revision rhinoplasty and I am thrilled with the results. My last surgery left my nose looking deformed. It was crooked, had a very noticeable dent on one side, had a hump that hadn't been there previously, my nostrils were very uneven and I had a deviated septum. I was very nervous to go through the entire process again but I am so thankful that I did! Dr. Khorsandi is amazing! My nose looks better than I could have ever imagined and it's still swollen so it will get even more defined with time.My husband and I were both very impressed with Dr. Khorsandi upon meeting him. He was able to describe in great detail exactly what was necessary to fix the issues I had and he made some suggestions on how to make my nose look better overall. He showed us how it would likely look on the 3-D vector system which I think is an invaluable tool. He has extensive knowledge when it comes to revisions and that is of the utmost importance because revision rhinoplasty is very complex and the most difficult of all plastic surgeries to perform. He is also the nicest and most down to Earth doctor I have ever encountered. He and his Practice Consultant, Catherine are the type of people you are having so much fun with that you don't want to leave the office. I was able to schedule my surgery for the week following the consult and Both Dr. Khorsandi and Catherine always responded very promptly and pleasantly when we contacted them regarding the many questions we had. Catherine would even answer my emails on weekends and late at night. Dr. Khorsandi reviewed everything right before surgery and made me feel very relaxed with his great sense of humor. When he removed my splint, stents and stitches with the help of the fun and friendly Josh, he did it so that it was easy and painless because he made the effort to make it the way. It isn't always so simple, it certainly wasn't after my first rhinoplasty. I highly recommend Dr. Khorsandi. He is an exceptional surgeon and he and his staff take great care in making the patient happy."- T.L. / Google / Mar 28, 2014
"Dr. Khorsandi is a one of a kind doctor. I feel so fortunate to have found him because it was very difficult to find information on revision Rhinoplasty surgeons in my area. I was drawn to him because he has extensive knowledge on revisions and that is the most difficult plastic surgery to perform so you want someone who knows what they are doing. During my consultation my husband and I liked Dr. Khorsandi immediately. He was able to articulate exactly what it was that I didn't like about my old nose, he was very specific on how he planned to change it and he has a 3-D vector system that shows you what your nose should look like with the suggested changes. I felt a sense of confidence with him that I had not had with my previous surgeon or with anyone else I had consulted with in the past. In addition, he is the nicest and most down to Earth doctor I have ever encountered. His Practice Consultant Catherine is also fabulous. I was able to get a surgery date for the next week and before I knew it, it was over. I am thrilled with the results! My nose looked deformed after my original surgery. It was twisted, there was a dent on the side, I had a hump that wasn't there prior to my original revision and I had a deviated septum. In other words this was a very challenging surgery. My nose now looks like I was born with it(but of course much better than the original) and I can finally breathe properly! Both Dr. Khorsandi and Catherine were always available when we had questions"- T.L. / Yelp / Jun 03, 2014
"It was the best 9k spent. I had 3 other consultations and I picked Dr. Khorsandi because I was very comfortable with him and his staff. I couldn't be happier with the results. I'm 3 months out and I am so pleased. His manager Catherine answered all my texts and questions anytime I had concerns. I highly recommend this doctor to everyone."- E.L. / Yelp / Jul 02, 2014
"Dr Khorsandi is the best!!! He fixed all my issues with my first breast augmentation from a different doctor and now my boobs are PERFECT and 10x better then my first. My fianc? told me that there's no comparison on how much better they are now. He also did my rhinoplasty and I couldn't be happier! He took the time and really listened to me and gave me everything I asked for."- H.Q. / Yelp / Sep 23, 2014
Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
Rhinoplasty surgery is considered an outpatient treatment. We will perform your surgery at an accredited surgery center with general anesthesia. Depending on your individual needs, the cartilage may be reshaped, partially resected, sutured, and/or resuspended. Dr. Khorsandi may use cartilage grafts to enhance certain parts of the nose, improve breathing, and open up the airways. If performing a revision rhinoplasty surgery, we may need to harvest additional cartilage from behind the ear or another location. Usually, the bony parts of the nose need to be corrected with precise fracturing and resetting.
What to Expect During and After Rhinoplasty
After finishing your surgery, Dr. Khorsandi places absorbable sutures inside the nostrils. These sutures do not require us to remove them. Several small non-absorbable stitches are placed in the incision at the base of the nose. We can remove them in about 5 – 7 days after your surgery. You will also have soft silicone splints in the nose, which we remove during the post-operative period. For additional protection during recovery, patients wear a rigid splint on the back of the nose. You should avoid blowing your nose during the first week; however, you can use a saline spray to flush the nostrils. Finally, we highly recommend sleeping with your head elevated for the first 48 hours.
How Much Does a Nose Job Cost?
Patients can expect to pay around $10,500 for rhinoplasty surgery. More complex cases with skin and fat grafting or cartilage reconstruction raise the procedure's price. We believe in doing things right the first time. That's why your consultation will never be rushed, nor will your surgery. Dr. Khorsandi is the only Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon who is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society. This organization is comprised of medical professionals who take a special interest in rhinoplasty surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $12,800 - $16,800
- Recovery Time
- 6-8 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
What Are Common Side Effects After Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty patients will experience varying degrees of post-operative swelling. A large percentage of the swelling will resolve within the first few weeks. However, for the next few months, the nose may feel more firm with a small amount of swelling dissipating. Typically, all swelling has resolved within 6 – 12 months, and you can see your final results. Because it takes time for your body to heal, it is essential to realize that you will experience ongoing changes throughout the year with refinement as time progresses.
Do I Need A Nasal Pack?
No. Nasal packing is a thing of the past. Today, our group at VIP Plastic Surgery uses Doyle Splints. These soft, silicone splints help keep the nose straight during the healing process and decrease bleeding. Compared to previous recovery methods, the splints allow you to breathe so recovery is much more comfortable.
Surgical or Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
Surgery depends on the patient’s desired results and nose structure. We recommend surgery for patients who want significant changes. If the patient wants more subtle improvements, adding volume can be a simple solution.
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