Rhinoplasty (or a “nose job”) is a plastic surgery procedure that reconstructs the nose for cosmetic correction. People may consider rhinoplasty for a number of reasons. It may be entirely cosmetic, or it may out of necessity due to a prior injury. It could also be both. There is a lot of misinformation about cosmetic surgery, so it’s important to get all of the right facts when considering rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills. Below you will find a step-by-step guide on rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills that should help inform you and ease any fears you may have.
1. Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon
It’s important to do your research and find a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon that is right for you. Discuss your potential decision with any friends who may have had rhinoplasty, look through reviews online, and check out the surgeon’s website (be sure to check out the before and after photos). Doing some initial research helps to weed out the surgeons you’re not interested in. Once you have narrowed the list, you can set up some consultations which are where you will really get a good feel for the surgeon, their staff, and the office.
2. The Consultation
If you attend a consultation, you should be meeting with the actual surgeon who will be performing your procedure. It’s a slight red flag if the surgeon does not meet with you. The consultation will consist of an assessment of your nose, overall health, and any risk factors you may have for surgery.
You will also provide the surgeon with your desired results and they will be able to assess their ability to help you achieve those results. It’s a good sign if your plastic surgeon encourages that you consult with multiple surgeons. You should see what the best fit is for you. If you feel pressured or obligated to go with this surgeon, it’s likely not the right fit.
3. Choosing the Right Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is both a reconstructive and cosmetic procedure that utilizes various surgical techniques to improve the function and overall appearance of your nose. There are various types of rhinoplasty that you and Dr. Brent will discuss. Some of them include primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty, tip rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty.
4. The Procedure
The procedure begins with anesthesia. Before the operation, you may be provided a sedative to calm any nerves. Depending on the extent of your rhinoplasty, you will either be given intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Shortly after, Dr. Brent will make the incisions and re-shape your nose. There are two different types of incisions, one is a closed and one is an open procedure. The closed procedure includes small incisions made inside your nose. The open procedure includes an incision across the narrow strip of skin and tissue that separates your nostrils.
You will discuss these options in advance and Dr. Brent will advise what’s best for your desired results. After Dr. Brent reshapes your nose and closes the incision with dissolvable stitches.
You will notice initial swelling which should subside within a few weeks. Recovery times will vary depending on the specific person. Dr. Brent will advise you on post-operation steps. Following those steps is necessary to ensure your procedure is completely successful. Some recovery tips for rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills include the following:
- Keep your head up as much as possible, including sleeping propped up.
- Avoid pressure on your nose, including touching it.
- Stay away from nasal sprays or decongestants.
- Don’t blow your nose for at least one-week post-operation, and breath through your mouth for the first few days.
- Be sure to regularly check your temperature to ensure you haven’t gotten an infection.
If a rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills is right for you, educating yourself and preparing for the entire process helps ease your fears and feel confident in your decision.
Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills
Dr. Brent Moelleken is a well-known surgeon with years of experience in plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is one of the most highly trained surgeons in the country and received his training at Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. He is committed to providing the most up to date, evidenced-based procedures for his clients.
Due to his commitment to patient outcomes, he has been selected as one of Vogue Magazine’s “Top 10 Plastic Surgeons in America.” He has also appeared on numerous shows for his work, including CNN, Extra, BBC, Oprah, E! Entertainment, Discovery Health Channel, MTV, MSNBC, NBC, and CBS. Contact Dr. Brent for your consultation and find out if a rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills is right for you.
Dr. Brent Moelleken, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara. Double board certified, he received his training at Harvard University, Yale University, UCSF and UCLA. Dr. Moelleken is one of three specialty-trained surgeons in the world to complete the year-long Aesthetic Surgery Fellowship at UCLA. He maintains the prestigious F.A.C.S. degree and is a member of the ASPS and ASAPS.