Rhinoplasty / Nose Job

Rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery encompasses the following procedures:

  • Primary
  • Revision
  • Non-surgical

The nose is the centerpiece of the face and as such has an important aesthetic value. The idea that there is one nose that fits everyone is myopic. A surgical or non-surgical rhinoplasty should be performed in harmony with the patient’s existing facial contours and ethnicity to create a natural and timeless result.

In addition to the aesthetic value of rhinoplasty, patients commonly seek nose surgery to alleviate long-standing breathing problems, mostly related to prior trauma. This often results in poor sleep for the patient as well as their partner (snoring). I will analyze your nasal airway during the consultation and discuss with you the improvement to be expected following surgery.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure


Surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasties are performed in harmony with your existing facial features to achieve a natural, timeless result. The most important part of a rhinoplasty is the consultation. During this time, your visualized result comes to life as we devise and align on a plan, surgical or non-surgical. Personalizing an experience that celebrates your unique vision is central to obtaining a result you love. Your nose, according to you.

What to Expect

All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.


The consultation focuses on creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. I always ask my patients to list three things that they dislike about their nose. The purpose is to provide a framework and context for the procedure in an effort to fully address your expectations. We will devise a comprehensive plan that balances these objectives with your natural facial features in order to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting result. My goal is for you to have full confidence in your decision to make the change you have always imagined.


Surgery is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety.

Non-surgical contouring is performed in the office with topical anesthetic to ensure your complete comfort.

The incision for a surgical rhinoplasty is placed in the columella, or the bridge of skin beneath the nose. This area heals quite well and with time the incision becomes nearly imperceptible. Additional incisions are hidden inside the nose and generally heal without issue.


The procedure is well-tolerated and patients are discharged home the same day. Internal and external nasal splints are often worn for approximately 1 week to provide support during the initial healing phase. Patients can expect swelling that predictably dissipates with time. Bruising, if present, will resolve within one week. Patients typically stay out of work for about a week, however are permitted non-strenuous activity as soon as they feel ready.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty has obvious advantages in that patients experience no downtime. There is minimal initial swelling that resolves over a period of 2-3 days.


Surgical results are long lasting provided trauma to the nose is avoided. Non-surgical rhinoplasty results are not permanent and require fine-tuning approximately every 12 months.


After your cast is removed during the first post-operative visit, you will tape your nose at night for 3 weeks in an effort to control the swelling. Nevertheless, the last 10-15% will resolve with time beginning at the top of the nose and proceeding to the tip. The final definition in the tip will ultimately be evident at one year following surgery. It is important to know that this small amount of swelling will not detract from the appearance of your post-operative result.

Before & After

Stunning, natural results from patients.

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    A surgical as well as non-surgical rhinoplasty “nose job” should be performed in harmony with the patient’s existing facial contours and ethnicity, creating the most natural result. We will devise a comprehensive plan that balances the objectives with your natural facial features in order to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting result.

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    All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.