The goal of rhinoplasty
The ultimate goal of any effective rhinoplasty procedure is to create an enhanced but completely natural appearance that serves to harmonize the shape of your nose with the rest of your facial structure. Too many bad "celebrity nose jobs" have created the pervasive stigma of shiny, pinched noses. But in the hands of a capable medical practitioner with a wealth of experience and expertise performing a nose job, this procedure should seamlessly blend the alterations in your nasal structure with your other facial features.
With extensive experience in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Aminpour is one such practitioner, routinely delivering what his patients call the best rhinoplasty Los Angeles has available.
Is rhinoplasty right for me?
There are a number of reasons—both cosmetic and health-related—why you might be interested in undergoing nose surgery at Dr. Aminpour’s Los Angeles practice.
Symmetry is the key to an attractive face. If certain nasal features create asymmetry, such as an overly bulbous tip or excessively wide, flaring nostrils, rhinoplasty can restore much-needed balance.
Further, a nose job can serve to correct a deviated septum and other physical conditions that, if left untreated, cause serious respiratory issues.
Meeting with a specialist
Like with any surgical operation, a nose job is not something to leap into without careful consideration. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon who will take the time to sit down with you, listen attentively to your ambitions and concerns, and help you determine the best course of action. This makes Dr. Aminpour an ideal choice as he not only delivers among the greatest nose job Los Angeles offers, but he also takes the time to ensure he helps his patients get the nose they want.
Dr. Aminpour's approach
By employing cutting edge imaging software, Dr. Aminpour is able to provide you with a clear sense of the aesthetic changes he intends to make. An informed patient is a satisfied patient, so during this early stage in the process, you will have ample opportunity to review the planned alterations and offer input. Only after you are sure about the path forward will Dr. Aminpour proceed to rhinoplasty surgery, which usually takes between three to three and a half hours.
Open versus closed rhinoplasty
Dr. Aminpour does not believe in a "cookie-cutter," one-size-fits-all approach to a nose job. Depending on your particular circumstances, he may use an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure.
The essential difference between the two methods is that open rhinoplasty involves a small incision to the columella (the fleshy end of cartilage between the nostrils), whereas closed rhinoplasty does not. Closed rhinoplasty usually translates to a speedier recovery, with less post-operative discomfort, but it can also restrict the surgeon’s freedom during the operation itself.
Using existing cartilage
During the procedure, Dr. Aminpour uses cartilage from your septum to support the new structure of your nose. In this way, the structure of your nose can be altered without the need for foreign objects.
It is also worth noting that Dr. Aminpour places great emphasis on "ethno-sensitive", or ethnic rhinoplasty. For patients of Asian, African, Hispanic, Middle-Eastern, and other non-Caucasian ancestry, a truly natural and harmonious appearance is predicated on preserving those distinct ethnic features, while at the same time enhancing the aesthetically pleasing contours of the nose.
Before & Afters
Within these galleries, you will find many examples of how Dr. Aminpour routinely delivers among the highest standards of facial plastic and reconstructive care.View Before & Afters
Recovery from a nose job
After your nose job is complete, Dr. Aminpour will apply a cast and splint to your nose. Eyeglasses should be taped up and away from the nose to avoid putting pressure on the structure before it heals and strengthens. You will experience some bruising, swollenness, and puffiness, but this will begin to reduce within two to three weeks. It will take around 12 months for the swelling to disappear completely. That said, your nose will already look much better than it did, even right after the operation. Throughout the rhinoplasty recovery process, medication and ice packs can help lessen the discomfort, and cover-up make-up is very effective in hiding the bruising.Learn about Rhinoplasty recovery
Areas We Serve
Dr. Aminpour has offices in both Burbank and West Hills. As such, he provides rhinoplasty procedures to patients from those cities, as well as West Hills, Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village and surrounding areas. Visit Dr. Aminpour for beautiful, functional results from rhinoplasty Westlake Village clients and other San Fernando Valley patients can rely on. Contact our office to establish a convenient time and location for your procedure.
Methods of rhinoplasty: incision types, open vs. closed
Open rhinoplasty is probably the most common and preferred method of rhinoplasty among cosmetic surgeons. This method requires a small incision across the bottom of the columella, the skin that divides the nostrils. This tiny incision allows a much more thorough view of the nose and its structure. It also allows the surgeon much greater access to the various parts of the nose. Because nasal surgery is already one of the more complex procedures, being able to have greater access and visibility is important in ensuring every millimeter is a positive contribution to the overall result.
Despite the transcolumellar incision, most patients experience no long-term visible scarring. Small sutures are carefully put in place to contribute to a natural result that heals completely.
Also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, the closed nose surgery method relies on the use of small instruments that are inserted through the nostrils, thus avoiding any external incisions and scarring. While this is an option, it is not the method of choice for most surgeons as it allows limited visibility, especially when it comes to comparing symmetry of incisions and other structural changes.
As a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Aminpour prefers a structural rhinoplasty that addresses the whole nose, both functionally and aesthetically. During a structural rhinoplasty, the nose is reshaped while cartilage and bone structure are maintained within the nose to ensure the results will last over time and that the new appearance of the nose is fully supported. Dr. Aminpour also ensures that the functionality of the nose, such as airways, remain completely intact. While this may seem obvious, having a facial specialist who is familiar with the functionality of a nose—not just its appearance—is key in reducing the risk of breathing problems post-rhinoplasty. That is why, with the knowledge he has, Dr. Aminpour strives to deliver the best nose surgery Los Angeles has to offer.
Excisional rhinoplasty is now a dated technique that was popular decades ago. It consists of removing cartilage and bone in order to shape the nose. However, doing this can destroy the support structure of the nose. While immediate results may be a smaller, cuter nose, the lack of structure can lead to nasal collapse or deformity over time, resulting in the need for secondary or revisional rhinoplasty to correct this. Most surgeons today prefer structural rhinoplasty, and using that approach, Dr. Aminpour can better ensure that when he performs your nose job in his Los Angeles office, he achieves the result you are looking for.
The Fusion Rhinoplasty refers to a combined septoplasty and cosmetic rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Aminpour. Those considering a septoplasty or other functional surgery plus cosmetic rhinoplasty may benefit from getting both of these procedures done during one surgery. Some patients know they need a septoplasty and may decide they want only that procedure done while they think about future cosmetic changes. However, a Fusion Rhinoplasty is beneficial for several reasons:
- No double costs for surgery and anesthesia
- No double recovery time
- No scar tissue from one surgery interfering or affecting subsequent surgeries
These are all excellent reasons to consider a Fusion Rhinoplasty if you want both a septoplasty and a rhinoplasty.Fusion rhinoplasty»
Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of injectable fillers like Restylane and Juvederm to smooth the profile of the nose, reduce the appearance of bumps or non-symmetry and shape the nasal tip. While non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot reduce the actual size of the nose, it can appear to do so by creating a more balanced and smooth shape. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is less expensive than traditional rhinoplasty, but it is not permanent and lasts approximately 8 months to a year, depending on the frequency of treatment.Non surgical nose job»
Schedule a consultation
If you are interested in reshaping your nose, your next step is a consultation with Dr. Aminpour. During this time, he will gather all information regarding your exact circumstances, allowing him to relate rhinoplasty to you. As a double board certified facial plastic surgery specialist, Dr. Aminpour’s greatest goal is delivering the best nose job Los Angeles has available. Please call us today to schedule a consultation at our Burbank or West Hills office.