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Is a Rhinoplasty the right fit for you?

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, reshapes your nasal cartilage and underlying architecture. Your nose will not only be beautiful but also proportional to your face. This procedure corrects internal structural issues with the nose, such as a deviated septum, which can correct breathing problems. Brand Surgical Institute specializes in cutting-edge techniques that elevate your nose contours, address breathing issues, and correct structural deformities.

How does rhinoplasty work?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that manipulates the internal structures of the nose to fix cosmetic and functional issues. The surgeon makes strategic incisions inside or outside the nose and trims away excess cartilage and nasal bone structure. The surgeon may also place graft materials from other parts of the body, such as the ears, to enhance the nasal structure. The details of the rhinoplasty may vary, but the goal is to elevate the nose contours and functionality.

What are the types of rhinoplasty?

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty aims to correct cosmetic issues related to the nose. The surgeon adjusts the shape, size, contours, and proportions of the nose to improve overall facial symmetry and harmony. The procedure may offer incidental functional benefits, but that’s not the primary goal.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty aims to improve the functions of the nasal structures. You may need a functional rhinoplasty if you have a deviated septum, trouble breathing, snoring problems, congenital issues from birth, or nasal damage because of injuries and trauma.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty aims to reverse the damage caused by a primary rhinoplasty. If you have unwanted complications or cosmetic results from your primary rhinoplasty, the surgeon may have to perform a revision rhinoplasty, which is more complex than the original nose job.

Liquid Rhinoplasty

Liquid rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose, involves injecting specialized dermal fillers into targeted areas around the nose to change the external structure. This procedure provides subtle enhancements for a few months, but there are no incisions or downtime.


Septoplasty straightens the cartilage and bone separating the two nostrils, i.e., the septum. When your septum is deviated, you may have breathing and snoring issues. Septoplasty straightens the septum, restores optimal breathing, and improves your nasal appearance.

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How rhinoplasty improves your nasal contours:

  • Balance the size of the nose
  • Adjust the nose size to ensure optimal facial proportions
  • Adjust the width of the nasal bridge
  • Reduce nasal humps and depressions
  • Adjust the nasal tip to make it look attractive
  • Correct an upturned or drooping nasal tip
  • Reshape the nostrils
  • Correct issues related to asymmetry
  • Improve the overall shape, size, and structure of the nose
  • Straighten the septum to improve breathing
woman after rhinoplasty in Glendale
woman after rhinoplasty in Glendale

Benefits of rhinoplasty:

  • Boost self-confidence
  • Correct birth defects
  • Enhance facial symmetry
  • Elevate nose shape, size, and contours
  • Treat breathing problems
  • Reduce snoring
  • Enhance youthful appearance
  • Repair injured or broken noses
  • Boost your career success
  • Revise a prior nasal surgery

You are the ideal candidate for rhinoplasty if:

  • You want to improve the shape, size, contours, or proportions of your nose
  • You want to improve your overall facial proportions and harmony
  • You want to address structural deformities related to your nose
  • You want to improve breathing and reduce snoring
  • You have generally good physical health
  • You have realistic expectations from the procedure
  • You are a nonsmoker or willing to stop smoking before and after the procedure
woman after rhinoplasty in Glendale

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Brand Surgical Institute performs a highly personalized procedure after a thorough evaluation. The plastic surgeon will examine your nasal anatomy, discuss your goals and expectations, ask about your symptoms (if any), and review your medical history. After a thorough evaluation, our surgeons will select the ideal surgical techniques for you. The procedure usually concludes within 1 to 3 hours, depending on the surgery details.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty is meant for patients with cosmetic concerns that are easily fixed. The surgeon makes a small incision inside the nose so the scar is never visible. This surgical technique can reshape the tip of the nose, reduce a dorsal hump, or shorten the nose. It’s not suitable for more significant cosmetic corrections.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is suitable for more significant nasal corrections. The surgeon makes an incision on the underside of the nose, following which the skin is pulled back to reveal the underlying nasal structures. The surgeon gains a better view of the inside of the nose, allowing them to make complex changes to the nose structure and size.

What is recovery like after rhinoplasty?

Afterwards, most bruises will resolve within 7 to 10 days. Most of the swelling will settle by the 6-week mark and fully conclude within 3 months. The overall shape of the nose will gradually improve over a year. You may need nasal packing and nasal splints for a few days after the procedure to stabilize the nose structure. Your surgeon will also provide aftercare guidelines that you must follow accurately.

What is nasal packing?

Nasal packing involves inserting an antiseptic gauze or cotton pack into the nostrils after a rhinoplasty. The surgeon places nasal packs to reduce bleeding and minimize swelling. But nasal packing isn’t always necessary.

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Will my nose be broken?

Depending on your unique condition and expectations, your surgery may involve manual nasal fracturing. Your surgeon will strategically fracture a part of your nose to access the underlying structures and make the necessary adjustments, such as correcting asymmetries. Your nose will heal within a few weeks after surgery.

Is it normal to fear surgery?

Most patients undergoing surgery have anxieties and fears, especially when the procedure affects the face. But rhinoplasty is also one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries — over 350,000 individuals in the US undergo nose jobs every year. If you want to alleviate your fears and anxieties, please find a highly-skilled, reputable, and board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasties.

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Schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty

Brand Surgical Institute is the leading woman-owned outpatient surgical facility in Glendale. Our surgical experts specialize in personalized surgical procedures that conform to your unique expectations and facial anatomy, ensuring natural-looking and stunning results. Our cosmetic surgeons always perform thorough evaluations, discuss your expectations, and educate patients to help them make informed decisions about their treatment options. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options.

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