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Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)


Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure where the nose is altered for various reasons, all to improve the quality of the nose. Rhinoplasty can be either an aesthetic nasal surgery procedure, which is a reshaping of the nose to improve its appearance or as a reconstructive nasal surgery procedure, which is performed to correct birth defects and disfigurements resulting from injury or to relieve nasal obstruction due to an internal deformity. Reconstructive Nasal Surgery can even help relieve some breathing problems. Ways in which a nose can be reshaped during rhinoplasty include reducing or increasing its size or by changing the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or by changing the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It is important for your Rhinoplasty to be performed properly because the nose is the central feature of the face, and even the slightest alteration of the nose can have a great impact on your appearance.

The surgery takes about an hour or two for the doctor to perform. However, this may vary depending upon your condition. How rhinoplasty is usually performed is that the skin of the nose is separated from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is later sculpted to the state desired. The way your nose will be sculpted will depend on your goals and the surgeon’s preferred technique. Then, after sculpting the nose, the skin is re-draped over the nose’s new shape. Dr. Vartivarian will discuss the details of the procedure with you during the consultation.

Since each nose is different, it is important that you consult with your surgeon before undergoing rhinoplasty. The consultation gives the doctor an opportunity to evaluate your nose and discuss your options as a result of various factors. These factors include the structure of your nasal bones and cartilage, the shape of your face, the thickness of your skin, your age, as well as your goals and expectations for the procedure. Also, if you have any questions or concerns about undergoing rhinoplasty, feel free to share them with the doctor.

Before and After Gallery - Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

Zareh H. Vartivarian, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in San Fernando Valley, West Hills, CA

Since 1988, Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship trained Dr. Zareh H. Vartivarian has provided patients with a variety of cosmetic services at his West Hills practice. Dr. Vartivarian has operated on over 10,000 patients and is highly regarded by his colleagues and patients. He is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, which is dedicated to meeting the highest standards of patient well-being and surgical excellence. This certifying board is the only one nationally recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify the plastic surgery specialty.

With his extensive surgical training (below), Dr. Vartivarian has the skills and experience necessary to achieve the best possible, natural-looking outcome. As his countless satisfied patients attest, his outstanding attention to detail and his critical eye consistently produce superior results. Patients learn, on meeting Dr. Vartivarian, that he is affable, genuine, and possesses great honesty and integrity. In his capable hands, you can be confident that you will emerge with a renewed sense of self and a more positive outlook on life.


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