What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment performed to change the size and appearance of the nose. Additionally, it can help improve breathing function in some patients. Brea and Beverly Hills, CA plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin is an experienced cosmetic nose and facial surgeon who offers rhinoplasty and takes a conservative approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking results. Although rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results tend to be beautiful and dramatic. This surgery at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery can be performed to make a nose appear smaller in size or to enhance your nose so that it appears more balanced, whether you're concerned about the size, shape, or a deformity. The goal is to give you a more aesthetically pleasing nose that better aligns with your cosmetic goals. We invite you to learn more about cosmetic rhinoplasty and contact Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.
"I have been a patient for over 20 years and I appreciate all of Dr Corbin's work and my fabulous surgery results. I had my Brest done in 1988, my nose in 1990. I do Botox as a maintenance and I am glad I do as ppl cannot believe my true age. Next will be my mini facelift. Thank you Dr Corbin and amazing staff for your kindness ands friendship. He is truly the best surgeon ever."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 22, 2019
"I have been a patient for over 20 years and I appreciate all of Dr Corbin's work and my fabulous surgery results. I had my Brest done in 1988, my nose in 1990. I do Botox as a maintenance and I am glad I do as ppl cannot believe my true age. Next will be my mini facelift. Thank you Dr Corbin and amazing staff for your kindness ands friendship. He is truly the best surgeon ever."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Nov 22, 2019
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 06, 2021
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 06, 2021
"Amazing pre- and post- nose job experience - truly gave me my dream nose - I got a closed rhinoplasty from Dr. Corbin (~2 years ago) and I absolutely love the results! I have thicker skin & Dr. Corbin let me know that because of this, the swelling on my nose would take longer to go down. I noticed the swelling on the tip of my nose to go down substantially after 10 months; the swelling on the bridge of my nose was significantly faster (I noticed that after about 2 months post-rhinoplasty).Dr. Corbin truly gave me my dream nose. I asked for a thinner bridge and a smaller/rotated tip to look more "feminine". Above all, I wanted these changes to look natural and to compliment my face. Dr. Corbin agreed with my vision & the things I wanted done. In each step of the process, Dr. Corbin never made me feel like I needed to do more to my nose than I was comfortable with and this kept me calm and confident for the procedure.I also really loved the anesthesiologist and nurse that worked with him! His whole team was amazing and made me feel so comfortable. Also, I got such amazing care after my rhinoplasty! Overall, I would recommend him to any one of my friends and family members. I'm looking to get a breast augmentation in the future and will 100% go back to him."- I. / RealSelf / Mar 21, 2021
Who Should Have Rhinoplasty?
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you're unhappy with the appearance of your nose and have areas you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this surgery may be the ideal course of action. It's very important to maintain realistic expectations, as your nose and facial profile will change. Furthermore, facial growth should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, especially for patients under 21.
Rhinoplasty is performed with patients under sedation, such as general anesthesia, and is usually an outpatient surgery. Rhinoplasty can use various surgical methods, depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Corbin performs nose surgery with either an open or closed technique. The goal during surgery is to reduce excess cartilage, tissue, and bone or to improve and add cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is draped over the newly enhanced framework. Stitches are positioned either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external crease.
What to Expect after Rhinoplasty
Upon completion of your nose surgery, you'll rest comfortably in our recovery area, and then we'll release you to heal at home. The area around your nose will likely be swollen, bruised, and sore for a week or so. In most cases, there is bruising and discoloration beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Ice packs and pain medication can help with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Corbin will be scheduled within a couple of days after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. During the healing process, strenuous activity should be avoided.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on what technique is used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Corbin will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. When this is complete, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To get your best results, it's important to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Corbin, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, we accept several payment methods, and our office can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Will my insurance cover rhinoplasty?
While rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid for by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Corbin during your consultation. Our office will help you submit any needed paperwork and information to your insurance to properly process your claim.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a consideration if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Corbin, you can talk about what you like about your nose and what you would like to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients consider combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, such as chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Corbin. Once he understands your goals, he can help you decide which procedures should be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can often help your whole face look more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty may be a great option to improve your nose shape and facial profile. If you're dissatisfied with the look of your nose or if you have breathing problems, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic treatment with very high success rates. Dr. Corbin aims to improve your nose so that your entire face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even minor tweaks can make a huge difference. We invite you to get in touch with our office in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule a consultation.
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