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
This 57-year-old woman wanted to improve her breathing ability as well the appearance of her nose. Although another surgeon had performed rhinoplasty and septoplasty for those same reasons 7 years previously, she was disappointed with her results.Revision rhinoplasty and septoplasty in Los Angeles are often requested by men and women who consult... Read More
This 22-year-old woman wanted to improve her breathing as well as the shape of her nose. She began to research plastic surgery in Los Angeles and scheduled a consultation with the talented surgeons at Dr. Stoker's Practice.When she came in for her meeting, she explained to her surgeon that she desired a more feminine-looking nose. She... Read More
This 21-year-old woman wanted to improve the appearance of her nose through surgery. Unhappy with the slight bump on her nose, she wanted to smooth it out and create a more feminine slope. After hearing about Dr. Stoker's Practice in Los Angeles, she decided to schedule a consultation with a board-certified Los Angeles plastic surgeon.During... Read More
After a member in her family had a similar operation, this 33-year-old woman decided to explore nose surgery. Concerned about the prominence of her nose and the way it curved downward, she wanted to find an experienced Los Angeles nose surgery specialist who could help her achieve optimal results.After some consideration, she scheduled a consultation... Read More
This 17-year-old girl was unhappy with the shape of her nose so, with the permission of her parents, she began looking for a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who could subtly reshape her nose to narrow her bridge and create a perkier slope. After some consideration, she and her parents decided to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice for a consultation.During... Read More
This 31-year-old woman wanted only a subtle improvement to the shape of her nose. She was unhappy with the slight dorsal hump on the bridge of her nose and wanted her nose to have a more gradual slope. After considering her options for rhinoplasty, she decided to contact Dr. Stoker's practice for an appointment.When she met with her surgeon,... Read More
This 25-year-old woman wanted to reduce the prominence of her nose and ears while maintaining her ethnic appearance. She decided to learn about her options by consulting with a Los Angeles plastic surgeon who performed rhinoplasty. She eventually chose to contact Dr. Stoker's Practice.She expressed her concerns to her surgeon. He explained... Read More
This 40-year-old male desired to straighten his nose, decrease its size and improve its proportions. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty and septoplasty to accomplish his goals. The patient is shown before and two months following his surgery.
This 34-year-old woman desired a less prominent and more feminine nose. Dr. Stoker performed a rhinoplasty using a closed approach with all internal incisions. She is shown before and two years following her surgery.
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.
Educated at some of the most elite institutions in the country, Dr. David Stoker uses his highly advanced knowledge to ensure that each patient achieves beautiful, harmonious results — whether it's through a simple non-surgical procedure or a more advanced surgical transformation. Learn more about his unique credentials and his approach to plastic surgery.
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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