Women and men from all walks of life choose nose surgery in Los Angeles, and rhinoplasty patients from a variety of cultural background come to me with their concerns. Practicing in Southern California, I have experience performing rhinoplasty on men and women from a variety of ethnicities.
This 27-year-old woman didn't like the appearance of her nose, which she felt was too strong for her otherwise delicate features. She wanted to reshape the tip of her nose and create a more feminine profile by reducing the size of her nasal dorsum. After considering several Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgeons, she decided to schedule a consultation... Read More
This 27-year-old man desired less prominent ears and nose. Dr. Stoker performed ear pinning (otoplasty) and nose reshaping for him. He is shown before and four months following his surgery. His results will continue to improve over the course of a year as his swelling completely resolves. Read More
This 18-year-old woman wanted a more feminine nose. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty to accomplish her goals. She now has the beautiful and natural appearance that she desired. She is shown before and six weeks following her surgery.
This 28-year-old woman sustained a severe nasal fracture that caused her nose to slant to the left. The fracture had also caused the nasal bone to protrude on her left side and she had a severely deviated septum that made it difficult for her to breathe, especially at night. Tired of suffering for years and losing sleep because she had to breathe... Read More
This 28-year-old woman desired to have a more ideally shaped nose. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty procedure to accomplish her goal. She is shown before and one month following surgery. Although her result is already beautiful, it will continue to improve over the course of a year. Read More
When it comes to rhinoplasty one thing is certain—there is no one nose that fits everyone. The goal I pursue for my Los Angeles rhinoplasty patients is to create facial balance, including a nose that blends well with other features. This is especially important in working with patients with ethnic characteristics. It’s critical to proceed with sensitivity, developing a surgical plan to refine the nose without making the patient look like he or she belongs in a different family.
For my patients from ethnic backgrounds, nose surgery may involve building the bridge of the nose up higher and sharper or reducing a prominent hump or bump. Other patients may ask to have the tip of the nose tapered for a more refined look. Narrowing the nostril bases is also common in this group. Whatever the individual patient may need, I take great care to avoid the look of an unnatural, obvious “nose job” for my Los Angeles patients.
A nonsurgical approach, called liquid rhinoplasty, is also an option for patients seeking to change a specific aspect of their nose. This technique involves the strategic injection of dermal fillers and creates results that can last a year or more.
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The nose is central to a person’s overall appearance—that’s why hundreds of thousands of men, women and young people have chosen rhinoplasty over the past several decades. If you’re unsatisfied with your nose, you’re probably a candidate for rhinoplasty. My Los Angeles nose surgery patients range from the age of about 16 to 75 years of age.
For some people, insurance may cover part of the procedure. If you have breathing problems, this could be a possibility for you. Insurance companies are careful to cover only functionally necessary procedures as part of the operation.
Recovery from nose surgery offers both immediate gratification and improvement over time. My patients see results when the splints and bandages are removed—4 to 6 days post-op. This is when many return to work and other activities. The final outcome reveals itself several months to a year following surgery.
Risks associated with rhinoplasty can include bleeding, infection, asymmetry and a few others. These potential complications are unusual in my experience, and each one is treatable.
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