what is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery that is used to improve the shape and size of the nose. It can also help improve breathing function in some patients. Dr. Alex Mesbahi is an experienced and highly trained cosmetic surgeon who specializes in nose reshaping surgery. He is not only an expert in traditional rhinoplasty but revision rhinoplasty as well. Revision rhinoplasty is generally reserved for those who have already undergone a nose surgery but are unhappy with their results. If you would like to improve the projection of your nose, address overly large nostrils, a bulbous tip, or revise your results after a previous nose job, call Mesbahi Plastic Surgery to schedule a consult. We have locations in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA.
"I had my rhinoplasty with Dr. Mesbahi and I am so happy with the results. He gave me a very natural look. He is a very caring plastic surgeon and really listens to your concerns and answers questions thoroughly. I highly recommend him!"- S.N. / Yelp / Jul 23, 2019
"I recently got a rhinoplasty with Dr. Mesbahi and I was very impressed with his work and that of his office staff. The staff (nurses, PA's, patient coordinators, front desk) was not only professional but went above and beyond at each appointment. My nose looks exactly as I had discussed with Dr.Mesbahi. His care and attention has extended beyond the surgery with follow-ups to ensure the desired results. I was most impressed with how easy the process was- the day of surgery was quick and comfortable. The doctors and nurses made sure I was comfortable and relaxed, especially as I was feeling nervous before going in. I didn't experience any pain, just mild discomfort and minimal bruising that lasted about 4 days. Overall the experience was stellar, I shopped around for surgeons in New York and Los Angeles, but I'm really glad I found Dr.Mesbahi and his team."- L.D. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"Dr. Mesbahi is a highly-skilled, talented, and compassionate surgeon. I am extremely happy with the natural, beautiful results of my rhinoplasty. I felt very comfortable throughout the entire process and recommend Dr. Mesbahi to anyone!"- S.N. / Yelp / Jul 19, 2019
"My rhinoplasty experience with Dr. Mesbahi and his team was wonderful. I couldn’t be happier with my natural, beautiful results. He is very talented and listens to his patients. He made me feel comfortable every step of the way. I highly recommend this wonderful plastic surgeon to anyone!"- S.N. / Google / Aug 07, 2019
"There are not enough words to express my gratitude to Dr. Mesbahi and his team! Dr. Mesbahi performed a Rhinoplasty on me this past year and my results are beyond amazing! As a nurse in the operating room, I have had the chance to work with Dr. Mesbahi during surgery on multiple occasions, so when it came time to pick a surgeon for myself, the choice was easy. Dr. Mesbahi is so incredibly professional, wonderful to work with (both as a patient and a colleague), and produces amazing results. I was a little skeptical about having surgery in the first place, but if you asked me if I would do it all over again, I absolutely would. Honestly, it was one of the best decisions I have ever made! My results are just stunning and he gave me exactly what I asked for from our consultation. My friends and family are blown away by his work. And to comment on his staff, I was so impressed by how professional and friendly EVERY SINGLE PERSON in the office is! Everyone seemed to care about me as a patient, which is a breath of fresh air to see at a doctor's office these days! I encourage anyone seeking to have plastic surgery to absolutely come see Dr. Mesbahi - I promise you'll love your results!"- K.A. / Google / Jan 07, 2016
who is a Candidate for rhinoplasty?
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you wish to enhance or repair, this procedure may be the right answer. It is important that expectations are discussed, as your facial appearance will be changed. In addition, facial maturity should also be complete. This will be thoroughly assessed during your consultation, especially for individuals under 21.
Rhinoplasty is performed with general anesthesia and is generally considered an outpatient procedure. Rhinoplasty incorporates various surgical techniques, depending on what is being addressed. Dr. Mesbahi performs rhinoplasty using either a closed approach or an open method. The goal during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess cartilage, tissue, and bone for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned while the skin is re-draped over the newly improved framework. Stitches are implemented either inside the nose or along the natural, external crease.
after your procedure
After your cosmetic nose surgery, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In most cases, there is some discoloration under the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and pain medication can help with these effects. Your follow-up appointment with Dr. Mesbahi will be scheduled within 72 hours after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. Optimal results will occur once your nose is fully healed.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you plan on using your insurance, please tell Dr. Mesbahi during your consultation. We can help you submit the needed information and paperwork to your insurance provider to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like JUVÉDERM) may be an option. A filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections, which may help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to improve the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Mesbahi will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the appearance of the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This may be a concern if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi, you can discuss what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow him to customize your treatment plan so you get your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Yes. Many patients decide to combine nose surgery with another cosmetic procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi. Once he understands your goals, he can help you decide which procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help make your whole face appear more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
If you are unhappy with the look of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, rhinoplasty may help. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic treatment with very high success rates. Seasoned plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi aims to improve your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even small tweaks can lead to an impressive difference. We invite you to get in touch with Mesbahi Plastic Surgery in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to make a consultation.
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