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Rhinoplasty Specialist

Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology

Allergists & Otolaryngology located in Rancho Mirage, CA & La Quinta, CA

Rhinoplasty offers a permanent solution for a crooked, large, or damaged nose. If you're unhappy with the appearance of your nose, Majid Torabi, MD, FACS, and Ryan Salvador, MD, of Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology can help. They see patients at locations in Rancho Mirage and La Quinta, California, for rhinoplasty assessment and perform expert surgery to remodel noses. Find out if you're a suitable candidate for rhinoplasty by calling your nearest Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology office today or book an appointment online.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty – often referred to as a nose job – is a cosmetic procedure for surgically altering your nose. It can enhance your appearance or restore full function if there's a structural abnormality in your nose.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most widespread forms of cosmetic surgery. Some of the problems your provider at Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology can address with rhinoplasty include:

  • The size of your nose
  • Facial balance
  • Bumps or dents in the bridge
  • Nasal symmetry
  • Breathing problems

The skilled team at Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology can alter your nose in many ways, from reducing the length of the tip to changing the shape of your nostrils. They also have considerable expertise in performing reconstructive rhinoplasty following a trauma such as a broken nose.

What happens at a rhinoplasty consultation?

When you visit Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology for a consultation, your rhinoplasty specialist evaluates your nose and discusses your concerns. You can describe your goals and what you hope to achieve from the procedure.

Your provider shows you what they can do and ensures you fully understand what rhinoplasty surgery involves. They also make sure you're healthy enough to undergo surgery.

What does rhinoplasty surgery involve?

Your provider at Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology can perform rhinoplasty under local or general anesthesia, according to what's best for you as their patient.

To keep scarring to a minimum, your provider makes incisions on the inside of your nose or the tissue separating your nostrils. They then remove or adjust the parts of your nose to form the desired shape. If necessary, they can use cartilage from other parts of your body, for example, your ears or ribs, to assist with the reshaping.

Once the surgical alterations are complete, your provider closes the incisions, and you go to the recovery area. You remain there under supervision while the anesthetic wears off, then you may go home.

How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?

The recovery period following rhinoplasty varies between patients, but typically it takes around two weeks to get back to normal.

You might find there's some degree of swelling for several months and possibly up to a year following rhinoplasty. However, the difference in the shape of your nose should be visible almost immediately.

If you're interested in rhinoplasty, call Desert Cities Allergy & Otolaryngology today to arrange a consultation or book an appointment online.