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Ultimate Guide to Rhinoplasty, What You Need To Know About Nose Jobs

By: Dr. Shabnam Ghazizadeh


Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job , is a transformative procedure designed to enhance facial harmony and improve nasal function. Whether you're seeking aesthetic enhancement or addressing functional issues, understanding the ins and outs of rhinoplasty is crucial before undergoing the procedure.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose to improve its appearance or function. This can involve changes to the nasal bones, cartilage, and skin. Historically, rhinoplasty has evolved significantly, offering more refined techniques and better outcomes.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can provide a variety of benefits: 

  • Improved Appearance: Enhances facial harmony and boosts self-confidence. 
  • Better Breathing: Corrects structural issues to improve respiratory function. 
  • Correction of Defects: Addresses congenital defects or trauma-related deformities, restoring a natural look.

Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures 

  • Open Rhinoplasty: Involves an incision across the columella, allowing for extensive reshaping
  • Closed Rhinoplasty: Incisions are made within the nostrils, which is ideal for less extensive modifications. 
  • Revision Rhinoplasty: Corrects or enhances the results of a previous rhinoplasty. 
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Uses dermal fillers to make minor adjustments without surgery.

The Rhinoplasty Consultation

You will discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Ghazizadeh during your consultation. This is the time to ask questions and understand the potential outcomes of your surgery.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty

Preparation involves maintaining a healthy lifestyle, avoiding certain medications, and following preoperative instructions provided by your surgeon. Ensuring your body is in optimal condition can help facilitate a smoother recovery.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

The surgery typically involves the following steps: 

  • Administering Anesthesia: Ensures you are comfortable throughout the procedure. 
  • Creating Incisions: Depending on the type of rhinoplasty, incisions are made either inside the nostrils or across the columella. 
  • Reshaping the Nose: Adjustments are made to the bone and cartilage. 
  • Closing the Incisions: The skin is repositioned, and the incisions are sutured.

Recovery and Aftercare

Post-surgery, you can expect swelling and bruising, which will graduall y subside. Full recovery may take up to a year, with the most noticeable changes occurring in the first few weeks. Following your surgeon’s aftercare instructions is crucial for optimal healing.

Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

When considering rhinoplasty, it's essential to clearly understand the potential outcomes. Reviewing before and after photos of previous patients can provide valuable insights into what to expect from the procedure. Here’s why this step is crucial:

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Setting Realistic Expectations: 

Before and after photos showcase the range of possible results, helping you to set realistic expectations. You’ll see how different techniques and adjustments can alter the nose's appearance, which aids in understanding the limitations and possibilities of the surgery.

Understanding Variability:

Each rhinoplasty result is unique, influenced by factors such as the patient's original nose structure, skin type, and healing process. By examining a variety of cases, you can get a sense of how these factors might affect your own results.

Assessing Surgeon Skill:

These photos also serve as a portfolio for the surgeon's work. Analyzing the consistency and quality of results can help you gauge the surgeon's expertise and aesthetic sense. Look for symmetry, natural contours, and overall harmony with the rest of the face.

Visualizing Specific Changes:

If you have specific concerns or desired changes, finding similar cases in the before and after gallery can help you visualize the potential improvements. This can be particularly reassuring and informative as you discuss your goals with the surgeon.

Building Trust and Confidence:

Seeing successful outcomes from past patients can build trust in the surgeon’s abilities and increase your confidence in proceeding with the surgery. Knowing that others have achieved satisfactory results under the care of your chosen surgeon can be very reassuring.

Rhinoplasty Testimonial in Newport Beach for The Ultimate Rhinoplasty Guide
Provided by Dr. Ghazizadeh, M.D.

Facilitating Communication:

Bringing examples of before and after photos to your consultation can help you communicate your desired outcome more effectively. It provides a visual reference that can bridge the gap between your expectations and the surgeon's professional assessment.

Risks and Considerations

Every surgery carries risks. Understanding these and how to mitigate them is essential. Choosing an experienced surgeon like Dr. Ghazizadeh can help minimize complications.

Choosing the Right Surgeon

Selecting the right surgeon is critical. Look for credentials, experience, and patient testimonials. 

Cost of Rhinoplasty

The cost varies based on the complexity of the procedure and other factors. Discuss payment options during your consultation to understand the financial commitment.


Rhinoplasty can be a life-changing procedure, enhancing both your appearance and confidence. Thorough preparation and choosing the right surgeon are key to achieving the best results.

Ready to explore your rhinoplasty options? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Shabnam Ghazizadeh in Newport Beach to discuss your goals and see how we can help you achieve the results you desire. Book your appointment today. 

The Ultimate Rhinoplasty Guide, everything you need to know about getting a nose job in Newport Beach
Provided by Dr. Ghazizadeh, M.D.
* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.