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Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job, is a surgical procedure to help adjust the size, shape and projection of the nose for both cosmetic and structural reasons. A well-performed rhinoplasty can have tremendous aesthetic and emotional benefits, helping you to achieve a more attractive appearance while boosting your confidence in your image.

Because the nose is such a central and visible aspect of the face, it's important your rhinoplasty focuses on balanced and harmonious results that appear natural and seamless. Dr. Ardesh serving Santa Monica rhinoplasty patients delivers exquisite outcomes that are carefully tailored to your wishes and aesthetic tastes.

What is rhinoplasty?

Some clients who want to undergo rhinoplasty have described hiding their face, avoiding mirrors, avoiding having their photograph taken, and even avoiding entering into personal relationships because of low self esteem.

Rhinoplasty can help mitigate the effects of heredity, injury, nasal trauma, and prior unsuccessful surgeries, providing you with a more youthful, attractive appearance as well as improved breathing.

During rhinoplasty, Dr. Ardesh will trim away excess cartilage and bone, reshape the nasal tip and the nostrils, and ensure that your new nose is balanced with the rest of your facial features. In clients who feel their nose is too small, Dr. Ardesh can perform cartilage grafting to help create more definition in the nasal structure.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Ardesh’s core strengths. This type of surgery requires meticulous attention to detail, and a great deal of artistic delicacy, as there may be much visible scar tissue to contend with.

Revision rhinoplasty can help restore elegant and stunning cosmetic results, as well as fix breathing problems due to over-removal of nasal cartilage. Revision rhinoplasty often has longer downtimes then its primary counterpart.

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What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty strives to attain all the same goals as conventional rhinoplasty in terms of refining the nasal structure and improving breathing; the only difference is that with ethnic rhinoplasty, the surgeon is extra careful to preserve and honor the patient's unique cultural and ethnic heritage.

This may mean making corrections that are more subtle and in line with the aesthetic norms associated with a particular culture. Dr. Ardesh performs ethnic rhinoplasty in Santa Monica for clients of Asian, African, Middle Eastern, Native American and Hispanic/Latinx heritage.

What is closed rhinoplasty?

During closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Ardesh will make incisions inside the nostrils where all scarring is hidden from view. This type of procedure is well suited for those who require minimal, subtle changes.

Rhinoplasty can help mitigate the effects of heredity, injury, nasal trauma, and prior unsuccessful surgeries, providing you with a more youthful, attractive appearance as well as improved breathing.

During rhinoplasty, Dr. Ardesh will trim away excess cartilage and bone, reshape the nasal tip and the nostrils, and ensure that your new nose is balanced with the rest of your facial features. In clients who feel their nose is too small, Dr. Ardesh can perform cartilage grafting to help create more definition in the nasal structure.

What is open rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty, on the other hand, requires a small, inconspicuous incision at the base of the nostrils where it is well hidden from view. The doctor will pull the skin up to expose the nasal structures and he will be able to make adjustments with ease. This type of surgery is preferred for patients who require complex and in-depth nasal renovations.

His illustrious background combined with his patient-centric approach makes Dr. Ardesh among the most sought-after authorities on rhinoplasty in the Santa Monica area and beyond.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

  • Improved nasal symmetry
  • A more refined, elegant nasal bridge and tip
  • Reshaping of the nostrils
  • A more proportionate nose for your face
  • Correction of the nasal passageways for improved breathing
  • Increased satisfaction with your appearance
  • Improved self-confidence
  • Long lasting results and natural beauty

Who makes the best rhinoplasty candidate?

Rhinoplasty candidates can ask themselves…

  • Do I think my self-esteem would improve if I liked my nose more?
  • Am I in good physical and mental health, enough to undergo rhinoplasty surgery?
  • Am I free from any medical concerns such as hypertension or bleeding disorders that might interfere with my surgery or its recovery?
  • Am I a non-smoker, or am I willing to quit before and after my procedure?
  • Am I realistic in what I hope to achieve with my surgery?

Dr. Ardesh will assess each client’s candidacy on a case-by-case basis during their confidential Santa Monica consultation. If you are pregnant, or you have an active infection, you may need to postpone your rhinoplasty treatment.

What can I expect from recovery?

Before your recovery begins, you should make sure your pain prescriptions are filled and that you have a friend or family member to drive you home and help you with menial tasks following your surgery. You will feel groggy for about 24 hours, and you should be sure to prop up your pillows so that your head is elevated while you sleep or rest. This will help control nasal swelling during your first week.

Most clients take around 7 to 10 days off from work during which they should refrain from any physical activities that might raise their heart rate. The majority of clients do not require pain medications or cold compresses after the first 7 days.

Over time your swelling will diminish and the true shape of your new nose will emerge. Dr. Ardesh will follow up with you regularly to ensure that your recuperation is progressing properly and to your liking. The last traces of swelling will evaporate after around 12 months and your final results will be visible for good.

What are the costs of surgery?

Rhinoplasty is such an individualized procedure that it is difficult to give a general quote over the internet. Each procedure will be tailored to your unique anatomical needs as well as to your aesthetic preferences and your lifestyle.

Dr. Ardesh will provide you with a full quote for services at the time of your confidential Santa Monica consultation. Rest assured our office will help you to obtain the necessary financing from our trusted healthcare lenders, should you require their assistance.

Why choose Dr. Ardesh in Santa Monica for rhinoplasty?

Dr. Ardesh is renowned for his excellence in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He is a double board-certified surgeon who is a trainer for Allergan, the creators of BOTOX, Juvederm and Kybella. Dr. Ardesh is often called upon as a lecturer and author who gives back to the community through his knowledge and expertise in the realm of cosmetic science.

Dr. Ardesh completed his residency in Head and Neck surgery at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, going on to pursue an elite fellowship at the University of Washington in Seattle in the area of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His illustrious background combined with his patient-centric approach makes Dr. Ardesh among the most sought-after authorities on rhinoplasty in the Santa Monica area and beyond.

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