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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or “nose job”, is a surgery performed on the nose that aims to create a more attractive, harmonious balance for your facial features. It is one of the most challenging and delicate surgeries to perform. Rhinoplasty can address both cosmetic and functional issues.

Dr. Farhad Ardesh, a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 11 years of experience, provides rhinoplasty to his patients from all over.


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Types of Rhinoplasty

There are several different types of rhinoplasty that Dr. Ardesh performs at his plastic surgery practice. Each have their own particular nuances and areas of focus.

The different types of rhinoplasty are:

Female Rhinoplasty

this often includes creating a feminine balance to the nose.

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Male Rhinoplasty

this often involves keeping a balance with the jaw, chin, cheekbones and forehead.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

in ethnic clients of many different heritages, ethnic rhinoplasty can be done to achieve facial harmony, while preserving and honoring cultural beauty norms.

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this can correct the flow of breathing by straightening a deviated nasal septum.

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Turbinate Reduction

this can refine the inner nose’s structures, improving breathing and sleep while reducing the likelihood of headaches, congestion and sinus infections.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

arguably the most complicated procedure a plastic surgeon will perform, revision rhinoplasty corrects cosmetic and functional problems related to a primary rhinoplasty in which the patient was unhappy or satisfied.

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Using dermal fillers and injectables, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be performed to help reshape and sculpt the nasal contours, painlessly and without downtime.

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Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty - the two main surgical approaches

There are two main surgical approaches use in rhinoplasty:

Open Rhinoplasty

This approach involves placing an incision at the base of the columella, the strip of tissue between your nostrils. This approach makes it possible to access the entire nose structure.

Closed Rhinoplasty

For minor changes, closed rhinoplasty is an option. This approach is to place incisions within the nostrils, leaving no visible scars.

What is recovery from rhinoplasty like?

Below we have laid out the recovery process following your rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Ardesh.

Day of the surgery

Once you are home from your nose surgery, you will need to rest. You will have a pain medication prescription to help you feel comfortable through the first days of recovery. The pain associated with rhinoplasty is typically very mild, and many people do not need prescription medication, just Tylenol.

One week

After one week, swelling and bruising are starting to fade, and your new nose is taking shape. The most uncomfortable side effect is that your nose will feel stuffy until the swelling goes down. Most people feel well enough to return to work or other activities within three to seven days. The splint is removed, and your new nose shape is revealed.

One month

After a month, you are starting to enjoy your new look! Your facial features will now appear balanced, without the distraction of an overlarge or protruding nose. You should be feeling almost normal within a month. Residual swelling will remain but is not very noticeable.

Six months

You may rarely think about your nose at this point, as it has almost fully healed, with all cosmetic and functional issues resolved.

One year

It may take up to one year for the full result to be achieved, as any residual swelling completely fades away.

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Why choose Dr. Ardesh for rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a delicate and challenging procedure. To achieve results that are balanced, symmetrical and enhance your other features requires an evaluation of your facial structure, including size, shape, and chin size and projection. It requires a keen artistic eye and an experienced surgical hand.


Dr. Ardesh boasts the following credentials:

  • Dr. Ardesh is a double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
    • Board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
    • Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery.
  • Dr. Ardesh has over 11 years of experience.
  • He served as a professor in the departments of head and neck surgery, ophthalmology, and dermatology at Loma Linda University before establishing his private practice.
  • He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS).
  • His awards and patient acknowledgement include:
    • RealSelf Top Doctor
    • 5-star rating on Google Business
    • 5-star rating on Yelp
    • 5-star rating in Vitals
    • 4.9-star rating on RealSelf
  • He is often called upon to correct failed rhinoplasty surgeries - a procedure that requires the highest level of skill to perform (revision rhinoplasty).

If you are interested in rhinoplasty surgery from Dr. Ardesh, he welcomes you to contact our office to set up a private consultation with him and discuss your cosmetic desires!

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.


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