Rhinoplasty

Excellence in Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Newport Beach, CA

Newport Beach rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Ali Sajjadian, has a long and distinguished practice performing rhinoplasty surgery.

He is recognized as one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in Orange County, and in the U.S. He has given countless lectures on the subject, and has been published extensively.

Are you self-conscious about your nose?

Are you less-than-happy with its appearance when you look in the mirror?

Is it a bit too large for the overall shape of your face, or is it crooked or misshapen?

Rhinoplasty is one of the more popular procedures in cosmetic surgery and can give you the self-confidence to be everything you can be in your personal, and professional life.

Rhinoplasty can be quite a significant life changer for many. Call us today at (949) 515-0550 to learn more.

What Can Rhinoplasty Do For Me?

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Reshaping the nose is a very common procedure. It can include either increasing the size, or decreasing it. The shape of the tip, the bridge, and the nostrils can be altered as can the angle between the nose and the upper lip. In some cases, breathing difficulties are resolved.

Your nose is the central feature of your face and therefore the most dominant. Nose characteristics are inherent and fully developed by the age of 16. Rhinoplasty is unwise before this age. For anyone seeking Rhinoplasty Newport Beach under the age of 18, a thorough consultation is advised.

Excellence in Rhinoplasty

As a triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sajjadian has helped thousands of patients reach their aesthetic goals using the most advanced techniques and upholding the highest quality of patient care. Voted as one of “America’s Top Physicians”, Dr. Sajjadian takes pride in educating his patients and achieving natural results.

Surgery of the Nose – What to Expect

Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis at a local surgery center in Newport Beach or Orange County. You will receive general anesthesia for your comfort during the procedure.

Your rhinoplasty will take place in our Newport Beach rhinoplasty and plastic surgery center. Through the incisions, Dr. Sajjadian will separate the skin from the underlying tissues and make the necessary surgical modification. This could include removing, augmenting or otherwise altering the bone, cartilage and tissue. Dr. Sajjadian will lower and smoothen any bumps, refine the tip/nostrils, and bring the nose into better proportion with the rest of the face. When he is finished with the procedure, he will close the incisions with sutures and place surgical bandages. He may also place a splint to help the nose heal.

Your goal and nasal anatomy will determine the technique of incision used for your procedure, open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty.

Open rhinoplasty requires an incision across the columella (strip of skin separating the nostrils). This technique allows for better visualization and access to the nasal structure.

Closed rhinoplasty is less invasive. It’s incisions are restricted to inside the nostrils and reserved for minor reshaping.

Tiplasty is the area of reshaping rather than the incision technique. It involves reshaping only the nasal tip, without affecting the other nasal structures. Dr. Sajjadian may use open or closed rhinoplasty for tiplasty.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Men and women of every age group can benefit from rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is one of the more popular types of plastic surgery and is available to anyone over the age of 16. Although available to teenagers, they must exhibit the emotional maturity necessary to understand and cope with the cosmetic surgery process.

Whatever the age, it is important to have realistic expectations. Rhinoplasty provides improvement, and it cannot give you the nose of someone else. If you opt for a consultation at our Newport Beach office, Dr. Sajjadian will explain the nuisances of rhinoplasty surgery, and give you realistic expectations.

Types of Rhinoplasty

While the majority of Dr. Sajjadian’s rhinoplasty patients are interested in the traditional rhinoplasty procedure, he also offers these other options at his Newport Beach rhinoplasty and plastic surgery center:

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty repairs the results of a previous nose surgery

Septoplasty

Septoplasty corrects a deviated septum

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic Rhinoplasty addresses unique features specific to ethnicities such as Middle Eastern, Asian, Hispanic or African American people

Nasal obstruction correction

Nasal obstruction correction treats breathing problems involving the nasal air passages by addressing turbinates, septum or nasal valves

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Piezo Rhinoplasty

Dr. Sajjadian proudly offers piezo surgery as part of his comprehensive approach to rhinoplasty, providing patients with the latest advancements in nasal bone work. Piezo surgery, also known as ultrasonic rhinoplasty, offering unequaled precision and safety.

Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty for Precision and Safety

Piezo surgery uses ultrasonic energy to make exact cuts, allowing for accurate, controlled bone reshaping. Unlike traditional bone-breaking techniques, which can be more invasive and carry a higher risk of complications, piezo surgery reduces trauma to surrounding tissues, resulting in less postoperative bruising, swelling, and discomfort.

Less Invasive Approach, Reduced Healing Time

Piezo surgery’s less invasive nature leads to faster healing time. Minimizing trauma to the surrounding tissues leads to reduced downtime and a quicker return to your daily activities. This innovative technique also ensures a smoother recovery.

More Complete Results, Enhanced Patient Satisfaction

With its accurate cutting capabilities, piezo surgery allows for predictable and tailored results, providing your desired aesthetic outcomes. Dr. Sajjadian uses piezo surgery to address nasal bone irregularities, refine your nose’s shape, and enhance your overall facial harmony. This personalized approach contributes to higher satisfaction and improved long-term outcomes.

What Can I Expect During my Rhinoplasty Consultation?

Rhinoplasty surgery is a major decision and extremely personal. Newport Beach’s Dr. Sajjadian  therefore, consults with you in the initial meeting. During your rhinoplasty consultation, you will undergo a thorough medical examination and discuss why you want rhinoplasty. If found to be a suitable candidate for surgery, he and his world-class, professional staff will help you decide the rhinoplasty procedure most suited to your appearance and desired goals.

To make the most of your rhinoplasty consultation in Newport Beach, Dr. Sajjadian suggest you do personal research beforehand. Here are 3 websites that are reliable and informative:

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Your aesthetic concerns about your nose may be any of the following:

  • Bump on the bridge
  • Oversized nose
  • Crookedness
  • Upturned/droopy tip
  • Bulbous tip
  • Oversized nostrils
  • Deviated septum

Dr. Sajjadian will want to know your expectations of the rhinoplasty. It will help if you are as specific as possible. Bring a picture of a nose that appeals to you. From there, Dr. Sajjadian will share with you what is possible, and what results you can expect.

With a goal set, he will describe his approach for the procedure. You will be given instructions to follow for your preparation which may include:

  • Avoiding certain medications,
  • Quit smoking
  • Taking care of your body by following basic good health practices

I’m currently 3 months post-op and so happy with my results. My breathing is improved dramatically and I love my new side profile. If you have the chance to be a patient for Dr. Sajjadian, take it!

Dr. Sajjadian and the whole office staff are amazing! Loved the extra care they take to make the experience very personable and informative. Everyone I talked to throughout my times coming in was always very professional and caring!

What Can I Expect During Rhinoplasty Recovery?

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After a nose job or rhinoplasty, the nose may be swollen, sore, tender, or numb. You may also experience some mild, temporary bleeding after the first day or two. These side effects will gradually subside with time.

During your initial recovery, it’s important to keep your head elevated at all times (sleep included), and avoid any strenuous activities such as lifting or bending.

Do not blow your nose, and avoid sneezing through your nose if possible. To clear throat, try sniffing through the back of it. Leave any crust in your nose until removal of any splints. If you require splints, they will be removed within 2 weeks. It is also important to avoid any injury or blows to the nose during your recovery time. Do not engage in contact sports, and be careful around young active children who may jump around near your tender nose.

Because he’s committed to your care, Dr. Sajjadian will meet with you several times at his Newport Beach center during your recovery to check on your healing progress, and advise you when it is safe to return to work, school, or your normal routine.You should be able to return to work after a few days, but it is recommended that you take two weeks off after surgery. Your eyes and nose will be swollen, and possibly bruised, so returning to work might be more difficult in that time frame.

As with all cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty should be done for you personally. Don’t expect rave reviews from others, as the changes were meant to be subtle corrections of areas you were self-conscience about. Other people might not have noticed.

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Why Choose Dr. Sajjadian for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Choosing the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Orange County is of paramount importance. Any licensed physician can legally perform rhinoplasty.

But It is vital for your plastic surgeon to have the right qualifications and credentials. These include board certification, and good standing within the community and medical industry. Specialized rhinoplasty education and experience are critically important. Plus, a roster of satisfied patients should also be taken into consideration.

Dr. Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in Newport Beach and the United States who is Triple Board Certified. He holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Sajjadian has dedicated his career to developing and implementing advanced techniques in the field of cosmetic surgery, achieving minimal patient discomfort, and natural appearance.

Don’t forget the support staff. Make sure they are professional, friendly and caring. This will be the people to lean on during your recovery. Make sure you are comfortable with the entire team.

It is very important to do your research and visit with the doctor personally. It is important to visit the facility where the surgery will take place. Don’t rush! You should make the time to get well informed. Call us at (949) 515- 0550 or fill out our contact form to learn more about how rhinoplasty can transform your life.

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Rhinoplasty in Orange County, CA FAQs

After initial swelling and bruising, you should see improvements Dr. Sajjadian made to your appearance. Residual swelling after a nose job surgery is common, but will not be noticed by others, and could take to one year to fully subside. In the meantime, as your nose swelling reduces, your appearance will improve gradually. Your results will be permanent with rhinoplasty, so it is important to pick the right surgeon to do the procedure.
If you regularly engage in fitness, your routine will have to be modified post-surgery. You should be able to return to your full routine after 6 weeks. Here is a week by week assessment of what you can do: Week one – you should limit exercise to light pace walking. It is vital not to raise your blood pressure as it can trigger swelling and a shift in the nose. Week two – Limited weight training is permitted. About 25% of your normal weights lifted, and number of repetitions. Limit heart rate and head movement. Week three – increase weights and reps to 50%. Cardiovascular activity can resume, with a 50% heart rate maintained. Avoid jogging and head movement. Week four – increase weights and reps to 50% as well as heart rate. Monitor swelling, if there is an increase, stop exercising and resume following week. Week five – Weight lifting may proceed to full pre operation weights and reps.Yoga may be included and cardiovascular activities can resume to pre-surgery levels. Week six – contact sports should be avoided for at least six months post operation. Swelling should be monitored looking for nose bleeds and swelling. Otherwise, full resumption of exercise is permitted moving forward after six weeks.
The cost of rhinoplasty in Newport Beach and Orange County is a sizable consideration for many patients. There isn’t any standard pricing for this procedure as the cost varies by anatomic type and other factors. For more specific information about the cost of rhinoplasty and available financing options, please contact our Newport Beach practice today.
There are small risks of chest infection due to the anesthesia, especially with people who smoke. There is a small risk of infection that could complicate recovery. You can minimize this risk by ensuring you are free of any cold or cough, cold sore or sore throat at the time of the operation. Any doubts should be discussed with Dr. Sajjadian while at his Newport Beach office. Heavy nose bleeding is a complication that could arise from time of surgery to ten days after. This could require treatment in a hospital. Difficulty with breathing through the nose is common due to swelling after operation. This generally disappears after swelling subsides, but the difficulty can persist and remain permanent. There is also the risk that the desired result is not achieved. The look is not consistent with the individual goal after the swelling has settled. In these cases, a second surgery could be required to resolve the residual problem of appearance, but only after the swelling has subsided, and the nose is fully healed. Most surgeons prefer waiting a minimum of a year before a second surgery. Additional surgery could require additional expense. It should be noted that extreme surgical changes to the nose are not typically encouraged.
There are small risks of chest infection due to the anesthesia, especially with people who smoke. There is a small risk of infection that could complicate recovery. You can minimize this risk by ensuring you are free of any cold or cough, cold sore or sore throat at the time of the operation. Any doubts should be discussed with Dr. Sajjadian while at his Newport Beach office. Heavy nose bleeding is a complication that could arise from time of surgery to ten days after. This could require treatment in a hospital. Difficulty with breathing through the nose is common due to swelling after operation. This generally disappears after swelling subsides, but the difficulty can persist and remain permanent. There is also the risk that the desired result is not achieved. The look is not consistent with the individual goal after the swelling has settled. In these cases, a second surgery could be required to resolve the residual problem of appearance, but only after the swelling has subsided, and the nose is fully healed. Most surgeons prefer waiting a minimum of a year before a second surgery. Additional surgery could require additional expense. It should be noted that extreme surgical changes to the nose are not typically encouraged.
It’s common to pair rhinoplasty with transformative facial sculpting and reshaping procedures. For example, you may consider a chin implant, blepharoplasty, lip lift or facial fillers. Limitations include the amount of time required in the OR, and whether recovery from one procedure could possibly interfere with the other. In many cases, however, it’s possible to combine surgeries for a dramatic new look. The best approach for you will depend on your specific needs. Dr. Sajjadian will be happy to listen to your goals, then recommend a plan to help you reach them.
Thankfully, most people don’t describe rhinoplasty as painful. Dr. Sajjadian uses an extremely gentle touch, and his approach reduces unnecessary tissue trauma or swelling. Patients often describe a sense of pressure and congestion in the face, which subsides after the first two days. We’ll send you home with a prescription for pain medication, which you may or may not choose to fill.
You can expect to take two weeks of work or school to allow safe, comfortable healing. You may have splints on your nose for up to two weeks. If your work or daily activities involve vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, sports, or other contact risks to your healing nose, we’ll advise you to wait an extended time before returning to your routine. You can expect swelling and bruises to reduce dramatically by two to three weeks after your surgery. However, even the best rhinoplasty surgeons in Orange County will ask you to be patient, as residual swelling persists in soft tissues for up to one year.
Nasal obstruction correction, another type of nose surgery, can rectify breathing problems with obstructed nasal passages. Doing so improves health, reduces snoring, and improves sleep.

Patient goals and desires are at the forefront of any rhinoplasty surgery. Undergoing rhinoplasty surgery is life changing for many patients. Dr. Sajjadian feels that every face is a masterpiece. Our journey is to architect the structural components of the nose and seek to create a personal masterpiece that is unique to his Newport Beach and Orange County patients.

A septoplasty is required when in the course of rhinoplasty structural support of the dorsum, or nasal tip of the nose, require additional cartilage. In addition, a deviated septum may be causing nasal obstruction. Improvement in nasal breathing can be achieved with a septoplasty in combination with a rhinoplasty. We call this operation a septo rhinoplasty.

An open or closed rhinoplasty are terms to describe the approach the nasal surgery. An open approach utilizes an inverted V incision and skin or vestibular incision to “open” the nose and expose the underlying cartilage or bone. A closed rhinoplasty uses skin and cartilage incision to deliver the underlying tip cartilage and approach the dorsum of the nose.

Rhinoplasty can be performed as young as 14 years old in patients with a traumatic nose deformity or as old as 80 years of age. There is no “right” age to undergo rhinoplasty. Patients who are bullied as teenagers may be a candidate to improve their self-esteem. Others have a traumatic deformity causing nasal obstruction or external deformity. Others see their nose as a cosmetic focal point for which they desire refinement.

Dr. Sajjadian does not pack the nose during recovery of rhinoplasty surgery. We utilize small silastic splints called Doyle splints or Rutter Splints, which can secure the internal lining and minimize swelling.

In revision rhinoplasty, there has been a removal of the underlying cartilages or bone that result in a collapse of the internal or external structures of the nose. This can promote abnormal scarring or misshapen nasal tip cartilages. Revision rhinoplasty is completely restorative and combines both reconstructive as well as cosmetic techniques. A primary rhinoplasty focuses on refining the nasal tip and dorsum of the nose to achieve harmony and balance during the first operation. A revision rhinoplasty often takes longer to perform. The cost of revision rhinoplasty is increased due to the length of the procedure, the need for cartilage, and additional anesthesia to achieve the desired result.

Benefits of rhinoplasty surgery include improved aesthetics and refinement of the nasal tip, dorsum, bridge, and nose to lip shape. Other benefits include improvement in the architecture or foundation of the internal nose. These benefits include improved breathing, decrease in snoring, decreased fatigue, and improved support and symmetry. Some patients may even be able to smell better after rhinoplasty surgery by improving nasal congestion and airflow.

Computer imaging can benefit the rhinoplasty patient by showing what can be achieved with the profile of the nose. Computer imaging has limitations pertaining to the frontal view of the nose, as the computer has difficulty focusing on the multiple contours of the nose. Computer imaging is not a guarantee of the final result in rhinoplasty surgery.

Immediately following rhinoplasty surgery, you will be attended by our private nurse and anesthesiologist to ensure that there is minimal pain and nausea. You will have an external splint and a small gauze dressing under your nose that can be removed in a couple of hours. The six weeks after rhinoplasty surgery are critical for your successful healing.

Nasal Drip Pad:

Your drip pad will be necessary for the first 48 hours and possibly a few days after that. If you experience heavy bleeding out of your nose after your surgery, please call our hospital immediately. Take a 4×4 sponge and fold it corner to corner and tape it to your face with non- latex tape available from a pharmacy.

We advise against smoking after a rhinoplasty. Smoking can increase the risk of bleeding and persistent swelling after surgery. Please refrain from smoke during the first 6 weeks after surgery.

There are several steps to prepare for your rhinoplasty consultation:

If medical clearance is required, please obtain clearance from our medical provider.

An EKG or stress test maybe necessary if over the age of 50 years.

Bring your medication list to the appointment for review.

Consider your goals for the surgery and Dr. Sajjadian will review these with you.

Preparing for rhinoplasty surgery day can be stressful. Patients who experience anxiety may have a sense of worry anesthesia or pain. Dr. Sajjadian has performed over 1,000 rhinoplasty procedures. We want you to feel comfortable and confident prior to your procedure, so please reach out to us if you need additional help or further instructions. In general, do not eat after midnight the day of your procedure. Bring your medications with you. Ensure that you have transportation to and from the facility from a trusted friend or family member.

Start using nasal saline immediately after surgery every 4 hours while awake for the first two weeks. Be sure to irrigate a minimum of four times daily until Dr. Sajjadian tells you that you can go down to twice daily. You should irrigate your nose for at least three months after surgery since ciliary motility is impaired three months post-op. Irrigation replaces the normal function of your nasal cell function.