What is rhinoplasty?
Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi believes every individual should have the nose they believe they should have been born with. He creates beautiful noses at VIP Plastic Surgery 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.
"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
"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
"Dr Khorsandi is an AMAZING doctor and surgeon. I had my Septoplasty/Rhinplasty just over a week ago and I already feel like a brand new person! I went from having a severely deviated septum with breathing issues, and a large, mishapen, crooked nose --> to a straightened septum, clear breathing, symmetrical, smaller, cuter, natural looking nose in what felt like just a blink of an eye. My recovery time was minimal. Considering the type of work done, it wasn't as uncomfortable or painful as I expected either. I just got my splints and stitches off yesterday - and though technically still recovering, today have no pain, no scars, and I like my new nose! After much research on this procedure and many other doctors, I conclude that Dr Khorsandi is a top notch, skilled Plastic Surgeon and Doctor. His office uses state of the art modern equipment, even 3D imaging to show what you will look like before & after. He is also personable, and really listens to your needs, taking into consideration function & safety as well as aesthetical beauty. His staff at VIP office are friendly & welcoming, especially Cecilia who along with her positive energy was always helpful, making the process leading up to the procedure easy for me. I highly recommend Dr Khorsandi and his team, for any of the services he provides, and will definitely go back for future services. Thank you VIP!!"- M. / RealSelf / Feb 04, 2015
"Dr. Khorsandi is an amazing doctor!! I had rhinoplastry and chin liposuction done by him about 2 months ago. I had went to many consultations and left unhappy. After having my consult with Dr. Khorsandi my unhappy feeling changed. He is so knowledgeable, listens to what you want, and makes you feel so very comfortable. I am so glad i chose him to do my procedures, they look so natural and amazing!! ( I am very hard to please) I wish i could give him 100 plus stars!! thanks you so much Dr. Khorsandi!!"- S. / RealSelf / Jun 05, 2014
Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
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.
Rhinoplasty During/After Surgery
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 soft silicone splints 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.
Rhinoplasty Expected Cost
Patients can expect to pay $10,500 for rhinoplasty surgery. More complex cases, with skin and fat grafting or cartilage reconstruction, raise the price of the procedure. 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 membership is comprised of those who take a special interest in rhinoplasty surgery.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $10,500
- Recovery Time
- 1-2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
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?
No. Nasal Packing is a thing of the past. Today we use Doyle Splints which are soft silicone splints placed in the nose to keep the nose straight during the healing process, and minimize bleeding. The splints allow you to breath so recovery is much more comfortable than in the past.
Surgical or Nonsurgical?
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.
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