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Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Surgeon – Dr. Ghavami
Serving Beverly Hills / Los Angeles Nose Surgery Patients

Rhinoplasty is the most challenging plastic surgery operation we perform and perhaps the most exciting. Dr. Ghavami has a special interest in rhinoplasty, particularly because it is very interlinked with one’s ethnic background. He regularly lectures, teaches and writes about his techniques and methods of nasal analysis. Your nose is one of the most important aspects of your facial attractiveness and facial characteristic. It is important not to "erase" or distort your ethnic heritage or overall facial personality. Also, because the nose is the center of the face, it is important that any work done on it fits your face.

Expert Training in Rhinoplasty

This side view with profile view shows how much improvement in facial harmony is created by a custom bridge and tip reshaping.
This side view with profile view shows how much improvement in facial harmony is created by a custom bridge and tip reshaping.
There is much more to creating a natural nasal appearance than simply taking down a hump and narrowing or raising the nasal tip. Beverly Hills plastic surgery provider Dr. Ghavami was fortunate to have learned from many of the leading masters in rhinoplasty during his plastic surgery training at UTSW. UTSW Dallas is a central nose surgery learning institution for many surgeons around the world because the Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium has been held there every year for more than 30 years.

As an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Ghavami has been given the honor of serving as a member of the teaching faculty for this historic conference for nearly a decade. He is also an executive board member of the exclusive Rhinoplasty Society. Dr. Ghavami has a particular passion for this meticulous and exact operation and takes time to understand each patient's desires and ethnic differences. He specializes in both primary and revisional (corrective or secondary) nose surgery, and "ethnic rhinoplasty" (which includes Hispanic nose surgery, African American rhinoplasty, Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, and Asian rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills). Revision nose surgery has become more common today as many patients have had poorly performed primary rhinoplasty procedures that have both compromised the nose’s strength, shape, and beauty, and interfered with healthy breathing. Often times, revision nose surgery becomes more of a reconstructive surgery, as the nose has been depleted of its cartilage and support. Grafts are taken from the septum, or sometimes the ear or rib cartilage, to re-create a natural, more balanced nose that functions properly. Any nasal collapse and breathing issues are corrected at the same time.

Complete custom tip reshaping in a very thin-skinned ethnic rhinoplasty patient.
Complete custom tip reshaping in a very thin-skinned ethnic rhinoplasty patient.
When you view our website, we challenge you to cover up the “before photo” and look only at the “after” result (on the right), which will not look like the patient has had a “nose job.” This is clear evidence of Dr. Ghavami’s skills and philosophy of creating the most natural results possible. There is no reason that anyone should know that you have had a “nose job.”

At Ghavami Plastic Surgery, we customize a natural nose for each patient that is like no other. The "cookie cutter" approach is NEVER used, and no short cuts are taken. Your nose should be unique to your face and your face only, and not look "done." Please visit our Rhinoplasty Case Studies below and our complete Photo Gallery. Care has been taken to include noses that are all very different from one another to show you the variety and uniqueness of each nose and the work done on them.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery (“nose job”), is one of the most common and challenging plastic surgery procedures performed today. It can reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose to achieve facial harmony and boost self-confidence. It may be performed as a reconstructive procedure to correct a birth defect or an injury such as a broken nose. Rhinoplasty may be performed for functional rather than cosmetic reasons as well. Combining nose reshaping with septoplasty can effectively treat certain breathing problems, such as those caused by a deviated septum. In addition, Dr. Ghavami specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, difficult rhinoplasty, reconstructive rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty and secondary rhinoplasty. We also offer complex revisional surgery. This often includes taking cartilage from other sources to rebuild the nose when too much cartilage has been removed in the original rhinoplasty surgery.

Nose surgery is one of the most frequently sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures today. This type of cosmetic procedure focuses on changing the shape and size of the nose, the nostrils or the tip of the nose in order to achieve harmony for the face. While some individuals have this procedure performed in order to rectify a structural problem in the nose (i.e., deviated septum), most undergo nose surgery in Los Angeles / Beverly Hills for purely cosmetic reasons.

The Benefits of Nose Surgery

There are many benefits associated with nose surgery, the primary benefit being that it improves a person’s aesthetic appeal. When you have this procedure performed by a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon such as Dr. Ghavami, you can be assured that he is restoring a perfect harmonious balance to your face which, in turn, improves your overall appearance. Aside from cosmetic benefits, there are also medical benefits of nose surgery. Many people suffer from birth defects such as cartilage deviation and asymmetrical shape of the nose. Problems such as these can be corrected via rhinoplasty.

Regardless of whether a patient is undergoing surgery for cosmetic or medical reasons, Dr. Ghavami consistently produces organic, natural-looking results that are a significant improvement upon the previous nose shape. If you’re interested in learning more about cosmetic nose surgery with Dr. Ghavami, please call and schedule an appointment today.

Very few plastic surgeons specialize in rhinoplasty in addition to other plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Ghavami has published numerous textbook chapters and articles on rhinoplasty. In addition, he has served as faculty at the Annual Dallas Rhinoplasty Symposium, the Pan-Pacific Surgical Association (Hawaii Plastic Surgery Symposium, which he Co-Chairs every two years), American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) and numerous lectures around the world for ISAPS (International Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery).

Video: Natural Teen Nose Job in Beverly Hills-Dr. Ghavami


Dr. Ghavami showcases his flash recovery breast augmentation procedure on The Ricki Lake show.

Please visit our PHOTO GALLERY to view our natural and beautiful results. Many more patient examples are also available to view in the office during your consultation.

Lastly, many of Dr. Ghavami’s expert textbook chapters and articles are shown in our Publications section. Dr. Ghavami has also been featured in national media to discuss his advanced cosmetic surgery techniques.

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What can rhinoplasty do for me?

Nose surgery is an excellent procedure for achieving the following:

  • Naturally balance the size of the nose with the other facial features
  • Modify the width of the nose at the bridge and at the nostrils
  • Improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions
  • Contour a nasal tip that is too large, "boxy," bulbous, drooping or upturned
  • Change the angle between the nose and the mouth
  • Narrow and reshape the nostrils
  • Correct asymmetry, deviation or mid-vault collapsed noses

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

The best candidates:

  • Are at least 13 years old
  • Have finished facial growth
  • Are generally healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Are seeking rhinoplasty for personal reasons, not pressure from others
  • Have realistic goals for the procedure

How is the procedure performed?

Nose surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia.

Surgeons use one of two techniques when performing nose surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils only. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. With both methods, Dr. Ghavami gently lifts the soft tissues covering the nose. He sculpts the bone and cartilage to the desired shape. Any additional cartilage needed to augment the nose can often be taken from the septum or in revision rhinoplasty, from the ear or ribs.

If the patient has a deviated septum, Dr. Ghavami will alter the septum and the inner structures of the nose to improve breathing. This can include a “turbinectomy.” Then the tissues are re-draped and stitched closed. If the patient desires nostril reshaping, this is done as one of the last steps of nose surgery.

The entire procedure generally lasts one to two hours.

What is the recovery from nose surgery like?

For a short time after surgery, patients may experience puffiness, nose ache or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. Most patients feel like themselves within two days and return to work in about a week.

The results of the procedure become gradually apparent as the days pass after surgery and swelling recedes. Swelling may reappear from time to time in the first year after the procedure. It is typically more noticeable in the morning and fades during the day.

Contact lenses can be worn immediately, but glasses may need to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.

Dr. Ghavami will show you how to tape and massage your nose after surgery to improve your results.

How do I discuss with Dr. Ghavami the results I am looking for?

Patients with realistic goals are generally very happy with the new shape of their nose. Your profile photo will be emailed to you, and you and Dr. Ghavami will decide which profile curve of your bridge is best for your facial balance.

Dr. Ghavami also spends a lot of time and energy to make sure your nose matches your ethnicity; this is a key portion of his lectures to other plastic surgeons. Occasionally, a more dramatic “designer nose” can be sculpted for you as well. Dr. Ghavami spends lots of time with you during your initial consultation so that you are both on the same page about the desired results. Final results depend on your nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age.

What are the possible risks of the procedure?

Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. They may include infection, nosebleed or shifting of cartilage shape over time. Much of your long-term final nasal shape is based on how well your skin hugs or sticks to the beautiful framework that Dr. Ghavami has sculpted for you.

Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?

Insurance may cover the procedure if it is performed for reconstructive or medical reasons, but is not likely for cosmetic rhinoplasty. However, if there are breathing problems, sometimes part of the surgery is covered.

What is revision rhinoplasty?

Revision or secondary rhinoplasty corrects deformities caused by a previous operation on the nose. It is a more difficult procedure to perform than primary rhinoplasty because there is less cartilage to work with, and there may be scarring or skin and soft tissue contracture (i.e., tightening). However, Dr. Ghavami is an experienced nasal surgeon who is skilled in both primary and secondary (revision) rhinoplasty which can improve both the appearance and the function of the nose after it has been damaged or deformed. Revision nose surgery often requires more time, and therefore can be a little more expensive.

Rhinoplasty Case Studies

Patient Example 1: Dorsal Hump and Bulbous Nasal Tip

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This patients bony and cartilage hump was trimmed down, her tip was shaped and the balance between her bridge and tip was smoothed out which brought out her other beautiful facial features. Notice how her eyes and lips look fuller.

Patient Example 2

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An example of a patient with attractive features who required major tip shaping and elevation as well as narrowing of her bridge and hump. Many websites do not show the front view of their patients. While many surgeons can remove a hump, the finesse involved in nose shaping can only be truly judged on front view.

Patient Example 3

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A very wide tip and large nostril base. This type of ethnic nose requires understanding of what "ethnicity" is and how a nose can be re-shaped without changing a person's ethnic features. Major tip modification with multiple cartilage grafts was needed.

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An extreme makeover of a Middle Eastern nose with poor pre-op shape and no characteristic shadows, angles, or highlights.

Patient Example 5: Wide Nose with Thick Skin

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This patient is very different from the first example. She has thick skin, poor cartilage framework and wide nostrils. Her nasal bridge did not require hump removal like the previous example.

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African American rhinoplasty in which the nose was lengthened and completely reshaped, along with nostril narrowing, lowering and reshaping. The tip was also refined, producing this dramatic, life-changing result.

As with most of Dr. Ghavami's results, you can cover the pre-op view and only look at the post-op picture, and not know that this was a nose that had been surgically modified. "Natural" is central to our treatment philosophy

As with most of Dr. Ghavami’s results, you can cover the pre-op view and only look at the post-op picture, and not know that this was a nose that had been surgically modified. “Natural” is central to our treatment philosophy.

Click to view additional photos in our Photo Gallery

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Deciding to undergo rhinoplasty is no small matter, which is why it’s important to choose a surgeon who is not only board certified, but has extensive experience as well. In order to ensure results that are thoroughly satisfying, we recommend thoroughly researching your surgeon, checking credentials and asking questions.

First of all, when you consult with the surgeon, find out the number of years they have been performing the procedure you seek. It may also be helpful to find out how many operations the surgeon has performed in total. Getting the feedback from the right source is critical when deciding on the rhinoplasty Beverly Hills surgeon because it will reduce the surgical risks and help you feel confident in the surgeon’s ability to produce the results you desire.

It is also important to talk to your surgeon about what to realistically expect from the procedure. Sometimes people are not satisfied with their results because they want a nose shape that doesn’t balance out the other facial features. A good cosmetic surgeon will have a strong sense of aesthetics and will be able to give you a nose that looks natural and beautiful. The cosmetic surgeon will also be able to advise you about the pros and cons of the surgery, the expected recovery time and the post-op care that needs to be taken.
Choosing the right doctor for your nose surgery will ensure you receive great post-op care, thereby giving you peace of mind as you recover from surgery.

Nose Surgery in Beverly Hills / Los Angeles
Cosmetic surgery is one of the most thriving industries today. With people becoming increasingly conscious about their looks, a large number of them are interested in enhancing their appearance via plastic surgery. Cosmetic nose surgery is among the most sought-after procedures in this category. If you are opting to have this procedure performed in the United States, there is no substitute for finding the right surgeon for nose surgery.

Though there are many surgeons practicing in the country, the ones in Beverly Hills / Los Angeles are generally most renowned for their high skill level and professionalism. There are a few points to keep in mind when you search for a surgeon who can provide the best results.

Choosing the right surgeon will require due diligence on your part, with regards to research and exploring your options. It is highly advisable to go with a surgeon who has ample experience, has a rich scholarly background and specializes in the plastic surgery procedure you seek. It is also recommended you look at before and after photos of the surgeon’s previous patients. By doing your research, asking questions, and exploring your options, you will be able to find the perfect surgeon for your cosmetic nose surgery.

Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills Surgeon – Dr. Ghavami
Dr. Ashkan Ghavami’s approach to nose surgery places a premium on symmetry and harmony. Nose jobs look “done” when the alterations don’t blend seamlessly with the rest of the patient’s facial structure. Likewise, even a technically proficient rhinoplasty can suffer from “racial incongruity” when a surgeon tries to sculpt the nose of an Asian, African-American, Middle Eastern, or Hispanic patient into some idealized “Caucasian nose” that supposedly defines the universal “standard of beauty.” The result simply looks unnatural. That is why Dr. Ghavami believes it is so important to carefully preserve distinct ethnic features, even while enhancing the overall aesthetic of a patient’s nose and correcting any health-related issues (such as a congenital defect or damage sustained from an injury). An “ethno-sensitive” approach to both primary and revision rhinoplasty is necessary to create a tailor-made and unique appearance, in contrast to one-size-fits-all, cookie-cutter approaches that invariably fail.

You may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills / LA if you are 15 years of age or older, have a fully developed facial structure, are in general good health, are a non-smoker, are interested in rhinoplasty for your own reasons (instead of unsolicited advice or pressure from other people) and have realistic expectations and aspirations when it comes to results. If you have any questions or concerns about this very safe procedure, schedule a consultation by calling 310-275-1959.


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