Are you considering a nose job?
Referred to by the medical term rhinoplasty, a nose job can significantly change the look of your face, or add some subtle refinements that allow the real you to shine through.
We’ll keep you looking like yourself, but even better!
Dr. Jay Calvert is a board certified rhinoplasty surgeon, and can change the shape of your entire nose using innovative nasal shaping techniques for an attractive nose shape.
Or, it can be performed to make small modifications to add harmony between the nasal and facial aesthetics for perfect nose symmetry.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty or a nose job is a surgery that changes the shape of your nose.
It is one of the more common types of plastic surgery, and one of the more complicated and demanding procedures.
It requires a high degree of precision and can alter the shape of your entire nose and make a major impact on your appearance.
A rhinoplasty can also help to improve breathing.
Every nose, nasal tip, nasal bones, rib cartilage or nasal cartilage, thin nose, and bulbous tip are as different as people seeking rhinoplasty requesting a change.
Because of this, many different advanced surgical techniques must be employed to generate a custom nose job plan to produce the best possible individualized results with realistic expectations using top nose job surgical techniques.
Getting a nose job or rhinoplasty can alter or change the bone, cartilage, skin, or all three components of your nose; the upper part of the structure of your nose is bone and the lower part is made up of cartilage.
Rhinoplasty can also reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip, or the bridge, narrow the nostrils, fix a crooked nose, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip using functional rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
Note that your other facial features, the type and thickness of the skin on your nose, and what changes you would like to see are all taken into consideration when planning a rhinoplasty procedure.
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Dr. Calvert, an expert rhinoplasty surgeon in Beverly Hills, can make these changes while preserving or improving the function of the nose so that breathing is comfortable and free without difficulty breathing.
During your nose surgery consultation, Dr. Calvert will carefully assess your facial anatomy and breathing.
As a facial rejuvenation artist, Dr. Calvert will draw images to demonstrate the physical changes possible with nose surgery.
Dr. Calvert uses innovative nasal shaping techniques to create a more attractive nose silhouette.
The goal of the new shape is to create a harmonious, cohesive aesthetic; this holds true whether a rhinoplasty is a major alteration or a number of small modifications that create balance between the nose and other facial features, resulting in perfect symmetry and an enhanced appearance.
The goal at Dr. Calvert’s Beverly Hills nose job and surgery center is to give you the confidence to proceed with having a nose job to improve your quality of life.
We’ll keep you looking like you, but better using top rhinoplasty techniques!
Types of Rhinoplasty Dr. Jay Calvert Performs in Beverly Hills & Newport Beach:
Revision Rhinoplasty (Secondary Rhinoplasty)
A revision rhinoplasty are extensive adjustments and/or is a procedure to fix an injury, a “botched” primary rhinoplasty, broken nose, or birth defect.
It is important to use ear cartilage or rib cartilage grafts in secondary rhinoplasty.
The Beverly Hills rhinoplasty team is accustomed to performing rib cartilage grafts on a regular basis.
This gives patients confidence in the experience of not only Dr. Jay Calvert, but also his plastic surgery team.
He works with the same group of professionals for every operation and they know his routine for revision rhinoplasty and rib graft harvests.
If you have previously gotten a rhinoplasty or nose job and are not satisfied with the results, Dr. Calvert and his team can work to revise or enhance your nose and improve your appearance, alleviating a “botched” look and helping you achieve your desired result.
Ethnic Rhinoplasty – African American Rhinoplasty
Plastic surgeons who perform rhinoplasties on individuals of various ethnicities need specific knowledge of details like skin thickness variations and common issues like the lack of tip support and lower nasal bridge definition.
Some patients may also want to increase the columellar show, while others may be happier with having it more hidden.
On a similar note, some patients may want to reduce or calm their epicanthic folds but others may prefer to leave them as they are.
Dr. Calvert understands the idiosyncrasies of different ethnic features and understands how to maintain or adjust them as needed during rhinoplasties or other procedures, avoiding the ethnic or racial incongruity which occurs when a nose is sculpted or “done” in a way that doesn’t align with the patient’s race or ethnicity.
Dr. Calvert also understands the ins and the outs of skin thickness variation, and the lack of tip support and poor definition of the nasal bridge.
Some people also want to increase the columellar show and that some are happy with it being hidden, or that epicanthic folds of some patients need to be calmed down whereas for others, they are just fine.
As a board certified plastic surgeon and a facial rejuvenation artist, Dr. Calvert is sensitive to a patient’s unique features and maintains their balance and harmony while correcting any problems or issues.
A rhinoplasty or other surgery to correct a deviated septum is referred to as a septoplasty.
This operation modifies, moves, or changes the nasal septum in some way; composed of cartilage and bone, the nasal septum is the structure that separates the left and right nasal passages.
When it is deviated, it may obstruct the airway to varying degrees and cause breathing issues.
Accordingly, if the septum is deviated in such a way that breathing is hindered it may require surgical correction via a rhinoplasty operation to straighten the septum.
A nose job or rhinoplasty can be performed on teenagers as young as 14-years old.
For instance, the start of menstruation marks the completion of primary facial growth and rhinoplasty can be performed safely on females around that age.
On the other hand, for males it is preferred to wait until the late teens when facial growth has plateaued and a young man has grown into his adult face.
A revision rhinoplasty or secondary rhinoplasty — a second nose job to revise, fix, or update a previous procedure — can be extremely challenging, so you want to ensure that you work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
Because revision rhinoplasties often involve cartilage grafts using cartilage from the patient’s ear or rib, your plastic surgeon should have a team that is accustomed to performing cartilage graft harvests from those areas on a regular basis.
For instance, Dr. Calvert works with the same group of professionals for every operation and they understand his routine for revision rhinoplasties and the associated ear and rib graft harvests.
Cartilage grafts from the ear or rib may also be required if your rhinoplasty requires more.
While every patient and their face (and desired results) are different, Dr. Calvert can work with individuals and their parents to determine ideal timing and suitability for undergoing a rhinoplasty in their teenage years.
Regardless of age, it is important to understand that a rhinoplasty should only be performed after one’s adult facial features are developed, whether they are male or female.
There can be many moving parts, but Dr. Calvert will work with the parent(s) and patient to determine candidacy for having a teenage rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills.
Nose Lengthening Surgery
At times, patients come to Dr. Calvert after having received a previous rhinoplasty and experiencing unfavorable results.
For instance, if the nose looks “done” or that they have an “operated look” post-rhinoplasty.
Often, when the problems that caused the initial dissatisfaction have been uncovered it turns out that the patient’s nose was overly shortened during the primary rhinoplasty and a revision surgery may be performed.
Nose Straightening Surgery
A nose job or rhinoplasty can often straighten a nose that is naturally crooked or has become so due to injury or trauma.
Often, this is referred to as a septoplasty since it can straighten out a deviated septum by trimming, repositioning, and even replacing cartilage or bone.
Rib Cartilage Rhinoplasty
This type of rhinoplasty involves the use of composite ear cartilage grafts to treat issues like lengthening an overly shortened nose or treating alar retraction (this is a cephalic elevation of the alar margin that often results in excess nostril show or nostril retraction, which causes the inside of the nostrils to be more visible).
Rib cartilage can also be used for extended spreader grafts and lateral crural strut grafts that help a patient’s nose maintain its shape and strength over time.
Rhinoplasties that focus on preserving the structures of the tip and the bridge of the nose and modifying limited structural elements create more sustainable results.
Dr. Calvert uses the latest rhinoplasty techniques in the surgical toolkit he’s developed to ensure that the rhinoplasties he performs maintain their look and his patients continue to enjoy their enhanced face for years to come.
FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about Rhinoplasty
Am I a Candidate? You May Consider a Nose Job in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills if You:
If your current nose makes you self-conscious or otherwise unhappy, if your nose has changed with age, if you have a nasal deformity that needs to be corrected, or if you have experienced a broken nose or other injury or trauma that affected the shape and function of your nose you may be an excellent candidate for a rhinoplasty.
Furthermore, to be a good rhinoplasty candidate, you should be old enough that your nose has stopped growing (generally from the mid-teens upwards), you can sufficient recovery time from work and everyday activities, and you are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking for at least six weeks.
Finally, you should be well-adjusted and have reasonable expectations of what can be accomplished with a rhinoplasty – a nose job can improve or enhance the way you look, but it may not make you look absolutely perfect in your mind.
Here is quick list of the most common conditions Dr. Calvert will help you assess at the time of your rhinoplasty consultation:
- Are dissatisfied with the shape, length and visible appearance of your nose?
- Do you suffer from emotional distress due to your appearance or nose’s shape?
- Do you suffer from anatomical defects that creates breathing issues and nasal function?
- Have sustained nasal trauma/injury requiring a reconstructive surgeon?
- Do you have a birth defect?
The price of rhinoplasty is also a major topic of discussion with new patients, plastic surgeons, and Beverly Hills rhinoplasty specialists.
Lot of patients are seeking “designer nose jobs,” but rhinoplasty is the art and science of finding the harmony of your nose and face.
First, find a board-certified plastic surgeon – there are plenty of plastic surgeons out there, but opt for one that specializes in the rhinoplasty procedure, revision rhinoplasty, or has a deep understanding of facial symmetry.
How Much for a Nose Job, Doc?
Well, it depends.
Dr. Calvert answers this question with essentially every nose job consultation.
The cost of nose job surgery, revision rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, a deviated septum, nasal septum, closed rhinoplasty, and more are truly variable depending on the problems that need to be addressed.
If a patient just has a hump and needs a nasal tip refinement, that is very different than the patient who needs their septum rebuilt, extensive reconstructive surgery, or other cosmetic surgery like a chin augmentation or another aesthetic plastic surgery procedure.
What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Calvert?
A good nose job can make you look like a better version of yourself.
Dr. Calvert is a facial rejuvenation artist who can not only enhance your nose and face, but improve your confidence and general quality of life – and that is the goal of every procedure performed at his Beverly Hills clinic.
It starts with the consultation process.
During your initial rhinoplasty surgery consultation, Dr. Calvert will discuss the results you hope to achieve and carefully assess your facial anatomy and breathing to determine what is possible.
Next, Dr. Calvert will create images to demonstrate the physical changes possible with a rhinoplasty.
You will also have the opportunity to share pictures or images of your ideal nose and discuss what you hope to look like after you get your nose done.
Dr. Calvert will also provide examples of rhinoplasty before and afters of previous patients so you can get an idea of what can be accomplished and you can share any health concerns and a medical history as well.
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What are Some of the Benefits of Getting a Rhinoplasty with Dr. Calvert?
In addition to an improved or enhanced appearance, a rhinoplasty can help you breathe better and more deeply, particularly if a deviated septum or other issue is corrected during the surgery.
A rhinoplasty can also correct any congenital defects in the nose and open blocked nasal passages, making it easier to breathe.
Appearance-wise, a rhinoplasty can correct a nose that is bulbous, upturned, hooked, or droopy, or has other characteristics you would prefer to adjust like noticeable dips or bumps in the bridge of the nose or nostrils that are too wide, too small, too large, or turn outwards.
This type of surgery can also change or adjust the angle between your nose and upper lip.
Overall, a nose job can make all your facial features seem more harmonious and balanced, enhancing your overall appearance – and attitude!
Perhaps most importantly, enhancing the function and appearance of your nose can increase your self-confidence and overall quality of life, eliminating any breathing issues and reducing self-doubt about your physical looks.
How Long Does a Rhinoplasty Last?
Because a rhinoplasty permanently changes the structure of your nose, the results last a lifetime.
The standard aging process may cause some gradual shifting or changes in the appearance of your nose (along with the rest of your face), but the overall look should be fairly permanent and the results stay stable for years to come.
What Happens During a Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Prior to your rhinoplasty procedure surgery, Dr. Calvert will provide instructions for how to help reduce rhinoplasty risks of complications from general anesthesia, the rhinoplasty procedure, and outpatient procedure tips both before and after your rhinoplasty surgery or nose procedure.
Most rhinoplasties can be performed inside the nose or through a small external incision typically located at the base of the nose, between the nostrils.
During a rhinoplasty, your surgeon will readjust the bone and cartilage underneath the skin and change the appearance and shape of your nose.
Typically, the skin of the nose is separated from the supporting framework of bone and cartilage, and that framework is sculpted to the desired shape.
The next step is re-draping the skin over the revised bone and cartilage (which may or may not include grafts from your ear or rib depending on your particular procedure, needs, and goals).
Once everything is positioned any incisions are stitched up.
During a rhinoplasty, you will be sedated under twilight anesthesia or put under with general anesthesia.
The surgery itself typically takes between 1 to 3 hours and it is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you will not need to stay at a clinic or hospital overnight.
There are two general types of nose jobs.
A closed or endonasal rhinoplasty with one with no external incision, in which adjustments to the shape and appearance of the nose are made through the nostrils.
On the contrary, an open rhinoplasty involves an incision at the base of the nostrils and is usually performed when more significant reshaping is required.
Dr. Calvert will determine which route — a closed rhinoplasty or an open rhinoplasty — is more suitable based upon your physical goals and allotted healing time.
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Rhinoplasty?
The amount of time it takes to recover from a rhinoplasty depends on a variety of factors, including your overall health and the extent of the reshaping and adjustments done to your nose.
After a rhinoplasty, you may have some small stitches and will likely have to wear a small plastic splint or bandage that will help minimize swelling and maintain your new nose shape while everything heals.
In addition, cotton gauze or cotton packing may be placed inside your nose — you will likely be able to remove that within 24 to 48 hours depending on instructions from the doctor.
Swelling and bruising may occur around the eyes and last for up to several weeks post-surgery, with the majority of the swelling dissipating within 3 months.
You likely won’t see the final effects or appearance of your nose job until around 1-year post-rhinoplasty when everything settles.
Note that you will likely have to sleep in an elevated position (such as being propped up on a pillow) for some time after your rhinoplasty surgery.
Typically, most rhinoplasty surgeries post-op guidelines are as follows:
- You may or will experience swelling or bruising that will subside over time.
- The external splint will stay for 1 week.
- The internal splints will remain between 1-2 weeks.
- Rhinoplasty patients are able to return to work in about 1 week, and back to normal several weeks after the surgery.
Dr. Calvert will explain further details on sun exposure, strenuous activities, and what to generally avoid after rhinoplasty surgery.
What are Some Potential Complications from a Rhinoplasty?
While rhinoplasties or nose jobs are fairly safe and Dr. Calvert and his team take utmost precautions, getting any type of surgery still poses a risk of complications.
For instance, bleeding may occur after a rhinoplasty due to the incisions made; if excessive bleeding or a dramatic decrease in energy occurs, you should contact Dr. Calvert and staff immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.
Deep vein thrombosis or DVT is also a serious complication.
This refers to what happens when a large blood clot forms deep inside the veins in the body.
If that clot becomes dislodged, it can result in many problems including a stroke, a heart attack, or a pulmonary embolism or PE.
You can mitigate the risk by remembering to move around post-surgery to help maintain proper circulation.
Anesthesia complications may also occur.
For instance, some patients suffer from problems caused by anesthesia and if you have a history of or have previously dealt with any complications during prior surgeries, be sure to inform Dr. Calvert and his team during your consultation and pre-operative appointments.
What are Some Risks from Getting a Rhinoplasty?
All surgery is associated with risks, including rhinoplasty which is why finding an experienced Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon is important.
Depending on the extent of the rhinoplasty, you may develop an injury or a hole in your septum that requires correction by a physician.
Your nose may also have some scarring or discoloration but these side effects are rare.
During your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Calvert, he will explain everything you can expect and to help realize what your realistic expectations are from a rhinoplasty surgery.
What are the Potential Side Effects of a Rhinoplasty?
The healing process varies for each individual and in some cases, your skin may not heal appropriately and there may be some scarring.
You may also experience obstruction of the nasal passages; this side effect is rare but is the result of a blockage caused by the amount of swelling in the nose post-rhinoplasty.
You may also have some numbness in the nose and surrounding area.
What Does a Person Look Like Before and After a Rhinoplasty?
While everyone has a different experience and goals for their nose job and any other plastic surgery procedure, viewing before and after images is a great way to understand what might be realistically achieved.
Two Surgical Operations for Fousey’s Broken Nose
In general, a closed reduction of a nasal septal fracture is enough for most simple nasal fractures.
However, in a case like this one for Fousey, the nasal bones and the septum tend to collapse over time and develop a saddle nose deformity.
Thus, a much larger reconstruction is required including the need for a rib cartilage graft.
The damaged cartilage of a nose like Fousey’s is not a small problem.
Thus, if I were to just operate on what is there and not bring new cartilage tissue into the mix, there would be trouble down the road.
What if I Need to Blow My Nose the Day After a Rhinoplasty?
If you need to blow your nose after a rhinoplasty, you can use nasal saline to flush and irrigate the nostrils.
Note that most patients are advised to avoid blowing their nose for at least 7 to 10 days after a nose job, with 3 to 4 weeks or longer being more ideal.
Can I Present My New Nose to Everyone the Day After My Nose Job?
Immediately after your nose job, you will likely have swelling and bruising around your nose and eye area.
In addition, you will also have a plastic splint or bandage holding your nose in place for approximately a week, and you may have cotton packing or gauze in your nostrils.
Accordingly, it’ll take several weeks for the swelling and bruising to go down and for you to begin to see your new nose emerge; moreover, it will take up to 1 year for the swelling to fully dissipate and your nose to completely settle into its new contours.
Can I Drive Myself Home After a Rhinoplasty?
You will have been sedated during your rhinoplasty and will not be able to drive or operate heavy machinery immediately afterwards.
While a nose job or rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure, you will not be able to drive yourself home due to the after-effects of the anesthesia, so you should plan ahead for a friend or family member to assist you.
What Can I Do for Pain or Headaches after a Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Calvert (or your rhinoplasty surgeon) will be able to provide advice and appropriate medications for post-operative pain and soreness.
If you experience serious or high levels of pain, contact Dr. Calvert or go to the nearest emergency room.
I Recently had a Nose Job in Los Angeles or in Another Area, but it was Botched. Can I Get it Fixed?
It is often possible to adjust or fix a botched rhinoplasty with a secondary procedure or revision rhinoplasty.
You can start this journey by contacting Dr. Calvert and scheduling a consultation to discuss the possibilities.
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost in Beverly Hills?
The average cost of a rhinoplasty or nose job varies from state to state and city to city, but according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons or ASPS, the average cost of a plastic surgeon’s fee for a rhinoplasty is just under $5,500.
Once the operating room fees and anesthesia costs are added, the cost rises to between $5,000 and $10,000 in the U.S.
Note that getting surgery in Los Angeles (or California in general) or another major metro area may be substantially more expensive and the cost of a primary nose job in Los Angeles ranges between $11,000 and $18,000.
When you are comparing costs for a nose job, keep in mind that it’s your face – and the quality and results makes all the difference in your satisfaction and happiness with your experience.
How Do I Find the Best Plastic Surgeon for a Rhinoplasty or a Nose Job?
If you are considering a rhinoplasty or any kind of facial plastic surgery in the Beverly Hills, Newport Beach, or anywhere in the greater Los Angeles area, your first step should be scheduling a consultation with Dr. Calvert, a rhinoplasty specialist and board-certified plastic surgeon.
Everyone is different – most patients will have concerns about facial balance, facial features, facial harmony, and even skin thickness.
No two rhinoplasty operations are the same.
There are a lot of factors for a rhinoplasty surgery, including previous surgeries or prior rhinoplasty, facial features, rib cartilage, nasal bones, soft tissue, or the nose surgeon performing the actual rhinoplasty procedure.
Be sure to get a clear picture of what your rhinoplasty specialist doctor or facial plastic surgeon wants to do and make sure it works for you.
Open Rhinoplasty Vs. Closed Rhinoplasty – Which Surgery is Right for Me?
Celebrity rhinoplasty – if you have a favorite female or male celebrity nose, ask Dr. Calvert what are the most requested best celebrity noses.
Before you decide to have a nose job surgery or make a change to other facial features, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Calvert or any other surgeons you are interviewing.
Explore the example before and after photos and schedule a consultation for a rhinoplasty and learn more about your options for putting your best face forward.
Rhinoplasty Case Studies
Malpositioned lower lateral cartilages, producing a boxy tip. Tip was also droopy. She also had a dorsal hump which detracted from her beauty. A straighter profile was created and the tip was much more refined and lifted.
This patient wished to make judicious changes to the appearance of her nose. Her main concerns were her over projected tip and dorsal hump. These made her profile view very prominent. The dorsal hump was reduced and the caudal septum was trimmed to slightly shorten and elevate the tip. The tip was reconfigured to be in a balanced position with the dorsum and supported using lateral crural strut and columellar strut grafts.
This patient had a silicone dorsal implant which was too large. There were also extraneous grafts found in her nose at the time of surgery. Her nose was very displeasing and appeared foreign on her face. Her nose appeared to originate from her glabella, with no radix take-off point. There was a very visible step off/dent on her dorsum. The problematic constituents were extracted and the nose was reconstructed with rib cartilage. Dorsal volume was restored with a diced cartilage and fascia graft. The tip complex was reconstructed with lateral crural strut grafts and a columellar strut graft. Her nose is now complementary to her face.
African American Rhinoplasty with hump reduction and alar base reduction. This patient wanted to have her small hump reduced and the bridge narrowed. In addition, she wanted to have the nostrils narrowed. This is a good example of African American rhinoplasty without building the bridge up. She also wanted the wide alar base reduced. This was accomplished with an open rhinoplasty and alar base reduction.
This patient had sustained multiple nasal fractures through sports. He presented unable to breathe with obvious physical signs of trauma. His nasal bones had been flattened and widened, and a dorsal hump had formed. Internally, his septum was severely deviated and his internal valves collapsed, resulting in his poor airway function. Aesthetic and function of the nose was restored using the patient’s septal cartilage for grafting.
After this patient’s primary rhinoplasty by another surgeon, she had a residual hump, retracted alar rims, hanging columella, and polybeak deformity. Her airway was also poor due to a deviated septum and internal valve collapse. Her revision was performed using autologous rib cartilage for functional spreader grafts. Cartilage was also used to created tip support and structure.
This was a secondary rhinoplasty performed to improve the aesthetics and nasal function. She had a residual dorsal hump and an acute nasolabial angle. Stabilization of the hump reduction and reconstruction of the tip complex to introduce a pleasing dorsal bridge and tip balance were performed with rib cartilage. The tip was elevated to feminize the nose.
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Why Choose Rhinoplasty Expert Dr. Jay Calvert?
Dr. Jay Calvert is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon with practices in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California.
He performs all types of plastic surgery, but he focuses on rhinoplasty and facelifts.
He has published many articles about rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty and pioneered many new techniques that have helped his patients get the best results possible.
Dr. Jay Calvert is an international speaker on plastic surgery attending conferences and seminars all over the world.
He has been seen on national television on shows and is an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the Rhinoplasty Society, and a variety of other medical and surgical associations.
Dr. Calvert and his staff will work with you every step of the way to make sure you are getting the best procedure, experience, and results you desire.