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Creating aesthetic harmony and accord among the facial features

Undergoing a major surgery such as rhinoplasty can be daunting, but the rewards are well worth the risks. Rhinoplasty, when performed by a consummate artist and precision-based authority such as Dr. Ardesh in Glendale, can help to create remarkable balance among the features, directing the gaze to the client’s beautiful smile and stunning eyes.

Nose surgery can help remove a hump on the nasal bridge, refine the nasal tip, and correct poorly shaped nostrils. In addition, rhinoplasty can help to correct breathing problems, sinus headaches and sleeping issues.

What is rhinoplasty?

The goal of rhinoplasty is for you to look like the best possible version of yourself, not to make you look like a celebrity or someone else. Every nose job therefore is personalized to your features, taking into account your overall facial shape as well as your age and background.

Rhinoplasty can bring about dramatic and remarkable changes, provided it is performed conservatively with natural-looking outcomes. When done correctly, rhinoplasty can correct all kinds of asymmetries, imperfections, bumps and other cosmetic issues while simultaneously improving your breathing.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

While a primary rhinoplasty may not always go as planned, revision rhinoplasty can step in to correct unresolved issues and help you to regain your confidence in how you look. Dr. Ardesh often treats rhinoplasty clients whose previous surgeon either didn’t go far enough in making the desired changes, or they went too far and removed an excess of cartilage and bone, leaving the nose with an unreliable structure and appearance.

Revision rhinoplasty is an area where Dr. Ardesh shines. As a double board certified Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon, he is uniquely qualified and adept at the complex intricacies of revision procedures, which must address scar tissue formed during the primary treatment.

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What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a procedure that helps to correct cosmetic and structural issues in the nose while preserving and honoring cultural aesthetic values and norms. Dr. Ardesh performs strategic rhinoplasty for patients of African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American and Hispanic/Latinx heritage, helping them to feel confident and secure in their appearance while celebrating unique idiosyncratic assets. Ethnic rhinoplasty eschews the cookie-cutter, Westerned approach of previous decades and instead provides customized outcomes that reflect your innate attractiveness.

The goal of rhinoplasty is for you to look like the best possible version of yourself, not to make you look like a celebrity or someone else.

What is open and closed rhinoplasty?

Open: During open rhinoplasty, a small, inconspicuous incision is made at the columella, that small strip of skin between the nostrils. The surgeon is then able to easily lift the skin up and make the necessary changes. This approach is ideal for those patients requiring complex adjustments to multiple areas of the nose.

Closed: Closed rhinoplasty is also known as scarless rhinoplasty. The incisions are made within the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty is a good option for those clients who need more subtle and modest improvements to their nasal structure and appearance.

What are the benefits of surgery?

  • A more refined, elegant appearance to the nasal bridge, tip and nostrils
  • Improved symmetry
  • Improved nasal function and clearer breathing
  • Improved harmony among the facial features
  • Increased self-confidence in one's image
  • Long lasting, natural-looking results

Who makes an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?

Clients of all ages and backgrounds can pursue cosmetic rhinoplasty if they feel unhappy with the size, shape or position of their nose, provided that the nose has finished growing. This happens in girls around age 14 and a little later for boys.

As with any surgery, patients should be non-smokers, or willing to quit before and after surgery. They should be of sound mind and body, with no major medical issues that might interfere with the surgery or its recovery. Most importantly, clients should have realistic expectations for what rhinoplasty can accomplish. A nose job can improve your overall appearance and your self-esteem, but it cannot make you look like another person altogether.

What will my recovery entail?

Thanks to Dr. Ardesh’s meticulous, conservative techniques recovery should be swift and without incident. Immediately following surgery you will receive a splint and nasal packing, as well as prescriptions for pain medications to help keep you comfortable during your recuperation.

It may be a good idea for you to enlist the help of a friend or family member, not only to drive you home from your surgery, but also to assist with household chores, childcare and cooking. At night it's important that you sleep with your head elevated so you should have ample pillows on your bed.

Within about two weeks your swelling should subside significantly and you may be able to return to work, provided it is not a rigorously physical job. The new improved shape of your nose will now be visible, and swelling will continue to diminish over the coming months. Full results can be seen after one whole year has passed and all residual swelling has completely evaporated.

Dr. Ardesh will follow up with you regularly to ensure your healing is on track, and he will answer any questions and concerns you may have as your recovery progresses.

What are the costs?

The costs for rhinoplasty will vary from patient to patient, as this procedure is not a one-size-fits-all experience. Each rhinoplasty will involve a different technique, such as cartilage grafting, fat transfer, or other cutting edge methods of reshaping and contouring the nose. The total cost will involve facility fees, anesthesia fees, recovery fees, and surgeon’s fees, among others. Dr. Ardesh will give you a detailed quote at the time of your consultation.

Why choose Dr. Ardesh for a rhinoplasty?

Dr. Ardesh delivers elegant, compelling rhinoplasty results at his practice in Glendale, and he is known for not just his intrepid skill, but also his consummate artistry in terms of balancing and harmonizing the facial features.

Dr. Ardesh is a double board-certified surgeon who completed his residency in Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis before pursuing a prestigious Fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle for Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His industrious background combined with his compassionate approach to patient care makes Dr. Ardesh a valued and sought-after resource in the Glendale community and beyond.

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Simply put, Dr. Ardesh is amazing. It is very rare to find a surgeon that is compassionate, patient, technically masterful, and also an artist, yet he is all of these things. My younger cousin had a rhinoplasty procedure done a year ago and she is absolutely in love with her look now! We did a lot of research and went to a few consultations before coming to him and after our first consult with him, we both knew he was the one, and we booked her surgery there and then and have no regrets. Dr. Ardesh is a master at his craft and he took into account my cousin's lifestyle in order to make the perfect nose choice. It was a big size change but it looks so natural and she's gotten so many compliments about how beautiful she looks and we owe it all to Dr. Ardesh.

- Brigitte C.

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