Rhinoplasty Specialist

Adrien Aiache, MD

Plastic Surgery & Reconstructive Surgery located in Beverly Hills, CA & Tarzana, CA

Rhinoplasty, also called nose job or nose reshaping, is a great option if you’re unhappy with the size or general appearance of your nose. At Adrien Aiache, MD, in Beverly Hills, California, Dr. Aiache works with you to determine the most attractive and natural look for your face. Nose surgery can give your whole face a beautiful new look. Book online or over the phone now.

Rhinoplasty Q & a

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping, is a surgery in which Dr. Aiache alters your nose size, shape, and overall appearance. Rhinoplasty can be either open or closed.


In open rhinoplasty, Dr. Aiache creates an incision between your nostrils and then lifts the skin away to work on the exposed bone and cartilage. This technique is usually reserved for major nose reconstructions, and it may leave a small scar between the nostrils.


In a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Aiache makes incisions inside your nose and then performs all surgical corrections from there. A closed rhinoplasty doesn't leave visible scars, but it may not be the right technique if you need a major change.

Dr. Aiache can perform rhinoplasty with either general anesthesia, where you're asleep, or local anesthesia, where you're awake but totally numb around your nose. Dr. Aiache has extensive experience with rhinoplasty and he can evaluate your nose to determine which technique allows for the results you want.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

If you're unhappy with the appearance of your nose for any reason, rhinoplasty may be right for you. Some problems that it can correct include:

  • Removing bumps
  • Straightening a crooked nose

A nose job can also reduce:

  • A Roman (humped) nose
  • The tip of a bulbous nose
  • An overwide nose
  • Overall size of a large nose to make it proportional

In addition to appearance issues, there are also other reasons to have rhinoplasty. This type of surgery can correct breathing issues due to a deviated septum or other medical issues.

Many patients also have rhinoplasty to restore their nose to its original appearance and function after an injury. If a disease or birth defect caused a misshapen nose, rhinoplasty may be the answer.

What is rhinoplasty recovery like?

You'll sleep with your head elevated for around a week, as this helps reduce swelling and encourages healing. You'll wear a support splint for a week or so, and Dr. Aiache removes that during your checkup appointment.

You may have some swelling and bruising for a few weeks, but most patients are ready to return to work and most of their usual routines at around two weeks after surgery.

Book your rhinoplasty consultation at Adrien Aiache, MD, online or over the phone today.