Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills

Rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills

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Enhance Your Profile with Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty

Seeking a perfect harmony between your facial features? Rhinoplasty is more than just a plastic surgery procedure; it’s the key to unlocking self-confidence and breathing comfort. Dr. Andrew Frankel excels in reshaping nasal structures, ensuring that rhinoplasty patients walk away with a newfound appreciation of their reflection.

Boosted Self-Esteem

Sculpt your nose to complement your features, ushering in a wave of renewed self-assurance.

Enhanced Breathing

Correct nasal structure defects for an unobstructed, comfortable breathing experience.

Permanent Results

With Dr. Frankel’s seasoned approach, enjoy long-lasting, impeccable transformations you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

Correct asymmetry with rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes, augments or reduces the size of the nose for aesthetic or functional reasons.

A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, can help even out your facial features while addressing any functional issues like breathing difficulties or a deviated septum. This surgery will treat broken bones, breathing correction, or airway restrictions, potentially caused by a birth defect or accident. The goal is always to ensure an attractive nose shape that complements the rest of the facial features, correcting any asymmetry. 

A surgical rhinoplasty aims to create a natural appearance while respecting the patient’s ethnic features and personal aesthetic goals, often through dorsal hump removal. 

Rhinoplasty Consultation Surgery

The Rhinoplasty consultation

During the private consultation with expert and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Frankel, he will have an in-depth discussion with the patient about their goals, expectations, and any previous procedure(s). This is the perfect time to discuss any concerns about using a rib cartilage graft or questions about the alar cartilage.

The doctor will also conduct a pre-operative evaluation of the nose and the overall facial anatomy, and he may also use computer imaging. He will also discuss rhinoplasty expectations, results, methods, and risks, including the benefits of rhinoplasty Beverly Hills and what to avoid after surgery.


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Are You the Right Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is more than a cosmetic procedure; it aligns your appearance with your self-image and comfort. Suitable candidates for rhinoplasty include those who:

  • Desire aesthetic improvements such as adjusting the size, shape, or symmetry of their nose to achieve a balanced and harmonious facial look. Crooked noses and other aesthetic issues can be effectively addressed through this surgery.
  • Experience functional issues like breathing difficulties, which can be addressed through this surgery. Problems such as nasal deformity or other structural issues are often corrected with rhinoplasty.
  • Understand the procedure’s capabilities and limitations, aiming for natural enhancement. Having realistic expectations is crucial to ensure satisfaction with the results.
  • Are in good health to ensure optimal healing and recovery.
  • Have completed facial growth, typically over the age of 16, ensuring the nose is fully developed before surgery.

If these criteria describe you, a nose job in Beverly Hills could be a suitable option. Consider scheduling a consultation to explore how this procedure can meet your goals.

Personalized Rhinoplasty: Tailoring Your Perfect Nose

Understanding that each individual’s facial structure is unique, we at Dr. Andrew Frankel’s Clinic specialize in personalized rhinoplasty. Our approach is not one-size-fits-all; we meticulously plan each surgery to harmonize with your distinct facial features. Whether you’re seeking to correct functional issues or cosmetic enhancements, our advanced techniques ensure natural-looking results that respect your ethnic heritage and personal aesthetic goals. From subtle refinements to more significant reshaping, we’re committed to delivering outcomes that not only enhance your nose but also boost your overall self-confidence.

Primary Rhinoplasty Procedure

Preparing for a Nose Job Surgery

Dr. Frankel emphasizes the importance of preparation to ensure you receive top-level care. Proper preparation not only helps to mitigate risks but also enhances the success of your surgery. Here are key steps that rhinoplasty candidates should follow:

  • Medication and Supplements: Avoid certain medications, vitamins, and herbs that can increase bleeding. Dr. Frankel will provide a detailed list of these items, which typically include aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, and certain herbal supplements. It’s crucial to stop these at least two weeks before your surgery.
  • Smoking and Alcohol: Refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption in the weeks leading up to your surgery. Smoking can severely impair healing by constricting blood vessels and reducing blood flow to the surgical site, while alcohol can increase your bleeding risk.
  • Skin Care: Avoid harsh skin treatments such as chemical peels or laser treatments in the days leading up to your surgery. Such procedures can irritate the skin and complicate the healing process.
  • Rest and Hydration: Ensure you are well-rested and hydrated before the day of surgery. Good physical health supports a smooth surgery and recovery.

By adhering to these pre-operative instructions, you can help ensure a safer procedure and a smoother recovery


*Each patient is unique and individual results may vary.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Before your nose reshaping surgery, Dr. Frankel will review your custom surgical plan with you. If you receive general anesthesia, you must refrain from eating or drinking after midnight the night before your surgery.

Other patients may only need local anesthesia with sedation and may be given other instructions.

Making the incisions in your nose

To start the rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills, the doctor will make an incision either externally at the bottom of the nose or inside the nose.

Open Rhinoplasty

Making external incisions is known as the “open approach” and allows the doctor to gain better access and visibility when manipulating the structures within the nose. The small scar is the only downside of this technique.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The “closed approach” involves incisions inside the nostrils, with no external cuts. This technique may be appropriate for patients who only need small changes, but most nose surgeons favor the open approach for the best results.

Dr. Frankel will go over the surgical technique he plans to use for your procedure before the surgery to ensure you are fully informed and comfortable with the process.

Shaping the Nose

Once the rhinoplasty specialist has made the incisions, he will separate the skin on the nose from the bone and underlying cartilage structures. Then, he will trim the bone and cartilage to create the desired shape. Additionally, Dr. Frankel may create cartilage grafts and place them to enhance the shape of the nose, and sometimes he will use a rib cartilage graft for this purpose. He will then close the incisions and put a splint in place to support the nose’s new shape while it heals.

Dr. Frankel, renowned in Beverly Hills for facial plastic surgery, also addresses complex breathing issues through functional nose surgery. His expertise extends to a variety of nasal surgeries, ensuring personalized care for each patient. He knows how to improve or maintain nasal function when changing the shape of the nasal tissues.

A primary rhinoplasty will take an average of 1 to 2 hours. A nose job is an outpatient basis procedure, so patients can go home with a friend or family member after being cleared by the staff at the Lasky Clinic.

Differentiating Types of Rhinoplasty

Nasal Tip Rhinoplasty


Nasal tip rhinoplasty is a limited surgery focused on the tip of the nose. There are myriad ways of modifying the tip cartilage’s shape, and this can be done without involving any other nose parts if indicated. While the recovery from this more limited operation might be easier for the patient, refining a tip can be very challenging for the surgeon.

Reduction Rhinoplasty

Reduction Rhinoplasty

In rhinoplasty reduction, our Beverly Hills physician may reduce the nose’s overall size, or he may make specific areas, like the tip, wide nostrils, a hump, or a bump. This procedure aims to improve the overall facial appearance by achieving a balanced and proportionate look. He will often resize the nose by removing cartilage and/or bone from the nose to achieve the desired shape and size, creating an ideal nose that complements the patient’s features.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Augmentation Rhinoplasty

Occasionally, Dr. Frankel will need to build up a nose because it has been over-reduced with prior surgery or because of prior trauma or congenital issues. For augmentation of the nose, the doctor will use cartilage from the nasal septum, chest wall, or ear to add support, height, and projection. Considering this rhinoplasty option can help patients achieve a natural-looking and beautiful nose.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty


Ethnic rhinoplasty is when the goal of surgery is to improve the overall appearance of the nose while retaining the features unique to that person’s ethnic background. Specifically, anatomic relationships are associated with each ethnic group and relate to common aesthetic features. African American Rhinoplasty and Asian Rhinoplasty are some of the specialized approaches that consider these unique anatomical and aesthetic factors to ensure natural and culturally respectful outcomes. Additionally, the procedure can address and harmonize with the patient’s facial shape.

Dr. Frankel regularly sees a wide variety of patients from various backgrounds from all over the globe. He has lectured on ethnic rhinoplasty at national medical conferences as an experienced surgeon in this field.

Functional Rhinoplasty


Due to structural defects, a nose may need to be reshaped to function properly. Patients may be born with congenital defects, and develop, or acquire nasal defects that interfere with breathing, eating, or sleeping through an accident or physical confrontation.

Functional rhinoplasties are imperative for fixing a variety of nasal structural abnormalities or injuries, thereby improving breathing function.

If you have difficulty breathing through your nose, the functional advantage of rhinoplasty can be as dramatic as improving your appearance.

Revision Rhinoplasty


Secondary rhinoplasty relates to nasal surgery that improves or corrects the outcome of a previous nose surgery. Because rhinoplasty is such a challenging procedure and healing is not 100% predictable, revisions are quite common, and often patients come to Dr. Frankel after having had several previous surgeries. Obtaining consistent results in revision cases requires a great deal of extensive experience and skill. Dr. Frankel appreciates the trust his patients have in him by choosing him as their surgeon. 

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What to expect on the day of Rhinoplasty surgery

Rhinoplasty Anesthesia

Rhinoplasty Anesthesia

Dr. Frankel performs the majority of rhinoplasty operations under the direction of a board-certified anesthesiologist, often involving twilight anesthesia without needing a breathing tube, ventilator, or paralysis. Even in surgeries taking several hours, the anesthetic is well tolerated, and patients wake up quickly feeling very good.

Day of surgery

Day of Surgery

The first 1 to 2 hours after a nose procedure are spent in the recovery room on monitors and under the care of a registered nurse. Patients are transferred to private rooms once they are more awake, where their families or friends can join them. Once fully alert, patients can return home with postoperative instructions.

Pain management

Pain management

Rhinoplasty is typically not very painful, and most patients experience more discomfort than pain, particularly immediately after surgery while the local anesthesia is still working. While recovering at the clinic, patients may receive intravenous medications to stem any acute pain. Patients are discharged from the clinic with their prescribed medications.

Emotions management

Emotions management

You will likely feel various emotions before surgery: excitement, anxiety, fear, etc. It is normal to have some apprehension before any operation and, in particular, one that will change your appearance. If you are questioning things, Dr. Frankel suggests that you trust yourself and the time and effort you spent deciding to have surgery and choosing the best doctor.


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What to expect after Rhinoplasty surgery

Swelling Post Operation

Swelling Post Operation

Following surgery, Dr. Frankel will place a splint on the nose, both for protection and to help it maintain its new shape. The nose will be moderately swollen and stuffy for several weeks, and the remainder of the swelling will gradually resolve for the next six to 18 months.

Hydration of your nose

Hydration of your nose

Sleeping with a humidifier can be helpful for the first two weeks after surgery. Once Dr. Frankel gives the go-ahead, use a nasal saline spray to help keep the inside of your nose moist. Using it will minimize your nose’s crust and make breathing easier.

Rest and exercise post-surgery

Rest and exercise post-surgery

Rest for the week after surgery and avoid excessive smiling or bending over. Most patients can drive a car and return to work and social activities after eight days. Avoid strenuous/extreme physical exercise for three weeks, as well as contact sports for eight weeks.

Average recovery time

Average recovery time

Every patient heals differently. If you notice that a particular behavior or activity is causing swelling, avoid that activity until you have healed. Physical recovery from nasal surgery is fairly quick, but the nose will not achieve its final form for well over a year and you can expect some bruising.

Navigating Your Rhinoplasty Recovery: A Smooth and Informed Journey

Post-surgery, patients typically experience swelling and bruising, which subsides over time. We provide detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. Most patients return to their everyday activities within a few weeks, with final results gradually appearing as the nose heals. Here’s what you need to know:

  • Immediate Post-Operative Period: In the first few days following surgery, it’s normal to experience swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes. We recommend rest and keeping your head in an elevated position to minimize swelling.
  • Follow-Up Care: You’ll have a post-operative appointment to remove any nasal splints or dressings and to check on your healing progress. This is a great time to address any questions or concerns you may have.
  • Returning to Normal Activities: Most patients feel ready to return to work and light activities within a week to ten days. However, strenuous activities and contact sports should be avoided for at least six weeks.
  • Long-Term Healing: While initial healing is relatively quick, the final shape of your nose will continue to refine over several months. Patience is key – the subtle changes and final results are worth the wait.
  • Personalized Recovery Plan: We provide each patient with a tailored recovery plan, including specific instructions on care, medication management, and tips to aid your healing time.

Remember, our team is here to support you every step of the way. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities as you heal and reveal your new look.

Possible Risks of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Because rhinoplasty is a facial surgery, there are some potential risks involved. For most people, the risk is minimal, especially when a board-certified facial plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty performs the procedure. Risks and complications may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Breathing problems
  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Infection
  • Poor aesthetic results
  • Anesthesia complications
  • Skin necrosis


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