As a focal point of the face, the nose has an undeniable influence on your appearance. Even small changes to the structure, shape, or size of the nose can create major improvements to facial harmony and self-confidence. Fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Prem Tripathi performs rhinoplasty for Livermore, Walnut Creek, Alamo, and Dublin, CA, area men and women seeking balanced facial proportions and contours.
Using an aesthetic approach that honors and highlights each person’s unique features, Dr. Tripathi creates meticulous, customized improvements that help his patients look and feel like the best versions of themselves.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery or a “nose job,” is a facial plastic surgery procedure designed to improve the appearance of the nose. Rhinoplasty can:
- Reduce a prominent hump
- Narrow a wide nasal bridge
- Correct a crooked nasal bridge
- Reshape the tip of the nose
- Correct breathing issues
- Shorten a long nose
Overall, the goal of rhinoplasty is to create a more proportional appearance and balanced facial features. Dr. Tripathi may recommend combining your rhinoplasty with a facial implant or dermal filler injections to further balance out your profile.
Who Is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty? Should I Get a Nose Job?
It’s best to wait to pursue rhinoplasty until your facial features are fully developed, which is often around 17 years old. When you consult with Dr. Tripathi, you’ll discuss your concerns and goals for your nose to determine whether rhinoplasty is the right choice for you.
How Is Rhinoplasty Done?
Rhinoplasty takes 2 to 4 hours and is typically performed while you are under general anesthesia or deep sedation. Dr. Tripathi performs 2 types of rhinoplasty procedures:
- Closed rhinoplasty: Through incisions hidden inside the nostrils, Dr. Tripathi reshapes the nasal cartilage, bones, and soft tissues.
- Open rhinoplasty: This approach uses a small, inconspicuous incision along the columella (the tissue between the nostrils) to allow for better visibility needed to make more complex corrections.
Dr. Tripathi will discuss both options during your consultation to determine which may be a better fit for your goals.
What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
Most people return to work and other daily activities about 2 weeks after rhinoplasty. You’ll have a cast in place for the first week, during which time you’ll likely experience some swelling and bruising. Most swelling typically subsides after a few months, though it may take up to a year for your results to fully take shape.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies depending on factors such as the complexity of the procedure and whether you choose to combine it with other treatments. Following your consultation with Dr. Tripathi, we will provide you with a personalized price breakdown. Financing is available through Enhance Patient Finance.
What Is Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
People who want to make small adjustments to the shape of their nose or aren’t ready for surgery might consider a nonsurgical nose job. Dermal fillers can be injected to smooth out a bump, reshape the tip, and make other minor adjustments. Anesthetic, downtime, splints, and packing are not needed; however, results are temporary.
If you’re looking for a rhinoplasty specialist in Walnut Creek, Danville, or Pleasanton, please request a consultation with Dr. Tripathi using the online form or call (925) 579-2510. We look forward to hearing from you.