Rhinoplasty: The Cosmetic and Functional Nose Job

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Dr. Michael Omidi, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a double-board certified plastic surgeon practicing in Beverly Hills and the Greater Los Angeles area. During his 15-year career, Dr. Omidi has performed thousands of face, nose, breast and, body procedures, enabling his patients to live happier, more fulfilled lives. Haute Beauty chats with Dr. Omidi about a rhinoplasty, which is not only for cosmetic reasons but improves function as well.

HB:  What is a Rhinoplasty?

The Rhinoplasty procedure that I perform, makes the nose more beautiful but also makes it functional by adding support and maintaining its shape throughout the years.

HB:  How does this Rhinoplasty work?

The procedure consists of reshaping the nasal cartilages and borrowing cartilage from inside the nose to add to areas where there is little support.  This will keep the tip from descending down and turning into a hook while smiling.  It will also resist the forces of the tissue from scarring and changing the shape.  Patients will also have better breathing since adding structural support will prevent the nose from collapsing while breathing.

HB: Who is the best candidate for this procedure?

Any patient undergoing a Rhinoplasty will benefit from this procedure. Patients that have poor tip support or an amorphous nose with little contour will most benefit.

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HB: What is the cost of a Rhinoplasty?

The procedure depends on the work that needs to be done. However, it ranges 15-18k per case.

HB: How do you work as a team with the patient to achieve the desired results?

We begin with a consultation to determine the goals. We review before and after pictures and types of noses so the patient can visualize different noses and desires. We follow through with a 3-dimensional rendering of the patient and morphing of the nose so we can identify the commonality of our goals.