Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles
Whether you dislike your nose, crave small cosmetic improvements, or want to complete a long-awaited procedure to fix a deviated septum or optimize your breathing, Dr. Minniti is here to help. In his Beverly Hills office, Dr. Minniti sees patients from all over Los Angeles who are eager to make big and small adjustments to their facial features, including undergoing plastic surgery of the nose, also known as rhinoplasty.
Dr. Minniti is one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Los Angeles. With more than 14 years of experience in the field, patients from all over the country and the world contact Dr. Minniti to receive his sought-after expertise on the most highly desired procedures in cosmetic and plastic surgery. Give us a call today to see if Dr. Minniti is the right surgeon for you. We’re looking forward to you becoming one of Dr. Minniti’s happy and satisfied patients.
More about Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job”, is a corrective nose surgery that enhances a nose’s shape and/or function. Nasal surgery can change:
- Nose size
- Nose width
- Nose profile
- Nasal tip size and direction
- Nostril size, width, and direction
- Nose symmetry
There are two main types of rhinoplasty: primary and revision. Primary rhinoplasty is the first nasal surgery; revision rhinoplasty is any subsequent nasal procedure. Dr. Minniti has experience with both types of surgeries, so if it’s your first time or you want a touch-up, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Minniti right away!
Dr. Minniti’s Approach
Dr. Minniti takes a patient-centered approach when it comes to any of his plastic surgeries. He will conduct an in-depth examination, listen to your questions and concerns, and work with you to obtain the best result possible. No rhinoplasty is the same: each rhinoplasty is tailored to the patient’s desires and anatomy,
For all rhinoplasties, incisions will be made on the bone and cartilage of the nose. However, depending on the goal of the rhinoplasty, the techniques used will vary.
Sometimes, all incisions will be made within the nasal passageways. In other instances, Dr. Minniti will use external incisions when reducing the size of the nostrils or narrowing the base of the nose. He will remove small pieces of skin at the nostril base, making sure to conceal the cuts in the crease between the cheek and nostril.
If the goal is to straighten and narrow the nose, slight modifications of nasal bone positioning may be necessary. Cartilage from the nose or other parts of the body can also be laid upon the nose to increase its size.
Risks & Complications
As with any major surgery, there is a risk of infection, anesthesia reaction, and bleeding. Risks and complications specific to corrective nose surgeries are nosebleeds, discoloration, scarring, swelling, difficulty breathing, numbness and septal perforation.
However, complications due to rhinoplasty are rare. If you are concerned about these risks, Dr. Minniti will discuss this with you so that you are as informed as possible.
During the day of the operation, you will be taken to an outpatient surgery center. Before your surgery, an anesthesiologist will insert an IV into your vein to administer general anesthesia, which will induce sleep. After the surgery, the nurses will monitor you in a recovery area, and you will be given medications to control any pain you may have. They will then place dressings inside each nostril and a splint over your nose for protection.
Most likely, you will be on your way home after just a few hours; however, some patients stay overnight.
You will wear the nasal splint for about a week. There may be bruising and swelling around your eyes, cheeks and nose, which will start to improve about three days after your surgery. However, this may take several weeks to disappear. Minor swelling may linger for months, but it should not be noticeable.
Seven to ten days after the procedure, many patients return to work. Two to three weeks after your surgery, there may be no recognizable signs that your nose has been reshaped. About three to six weeks after the procedure, you will be able to exercise.
It may take a year for you to see the final results. However, within just a few weeks of your rhinoplasty, you may already be able to enjoy your new look!