Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic surgery that allows our New Orleans plastic surgeons to make subtle or drastic changes to the shape, size, orientation, or angle of the nose. Dr. Khoobehi and his associates are deeply committed to fully understanding the unique desires and goals of each patient and they approach rhinoplasty different for each case. The procedure is generally performed to correct a nasal complication (such as a deviated septum), or to cosmetically enhance the appearance. Some rhinoplasty surgeries are reconstructive, which may be the case for patients who have had unsatisfactory results from a prior nose surgery (revision rhinoplasty), or for those who have experienced trauma. The ultimate goal during rhinoplasty is to reshape the nose to an ideal shape and size, so that a beautiful, natural outcome can result.
"Dr. Khoobehi performed my rhinoplasty and I am 2 weeks post-op. I am already in awe of my nose, I can only imagine how good it will look as time goes. I love him so much!!!!"- J.S. / Google / Sep 10, 2019
"Three months ago I had a rhinoplasty with Dr. Khoobehi. While growing up, I was in a few accidents and broke my nose multiple times. I never felt that my nose fit my face and often contemplated having surgery for many years. After much debate, I finally decided to to seriously start looking in to finding a surgeon for a rhinoplasty. I went to a few consultations but after meeting Dr. Khoobehi I felt as though I did not need to look any further. From our first meeting, I felt that he completely understood the vision that I had. I wanted an improvement but with natural results. The final results were better than I ever could have anticipated. Throughout the whole process Dr. Khoobehi and his staff were by my side to answer any questions that I had. The entire staff was supportive and informative. I would highly recommend Dr. Khoobehi if you are considering any procedures in the future. You will not be disappointed."- N.P. / Google / Sep 16, 2020
"They do great work. It's always been a pleasure! - I have been a patient of Khoobei for 20+ years. The thing I like best is when I ask him to do something, he refuses unless I really need it. He is not after my money, he is after my happiness. My skin, body, and surgery from my broken nose have all been amazing. Any issue was resolved as soon as I asked about it. Everyone heals at different paces and so patience is a must. Which I am NOT>>> LOL But he has taught me that the best results comes from waiting until swelling comes down. I would recommend (and have many times) this facility for anything you need for your mind, body, and soul. They do great work. Staff is awesome and his bedside manner has made me feel so comfortable that I don't even get numbed anymore!!! Great Doctor!"- K. / RealSelf / Sep 18, 2020
"Dr. Khoobehi is a phenomenal doctor! I went in today to see him for the first time for a liquid rhinoplasty. I must say his aesthetic eye to details was one I have never seen before. He’s a true artist. That has master his craft! He’s a pioneer in his field. I love my results. He knew exactly what I wanted to be fixed. I would 1000% recommend him to anyone I know! He’s the only doctor that I would ever trust to have any work done by. You will not regret going to him he’s a genius! Thank you so much Dr.Khoobehi & to all his staff they where all awesome!"- S.A. / Google / Apr 27, 2021
"Extremely skilled surgeon who listens to what his patients want - This was my first experience with plastic surgery. I always wanted rhinoplasty, but was nervous about the results. Would I like my new face? Would I recognize myself? During the consultation Dr Khoobehi listened to my concerns and gave his thoughts on what might help get my desired result. Fast forward one month after sugery, and I could not be happier. I still look like me....just an upgraded version. My nose looks smaller, but my face is still mine! I wish I had done this years ago!"- J.P. / Doctor.com / Mar 22, 2021
There are several techniques used for rhinoplasty. The approach taken will be based on the complexity of the surgical case and the overall goal of the patient.
With an open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made on the tissue between the nostrils or on the natural crease of the nose just above the lips. This allows for greater access and view of the confines of the nose. Surgeons prefer this as it is easier to manipulate the bones and cartilage. The skin is peeled back to reveal the internal structure of the nose and redraped once reshaping is completed. The scars associated with this approach are tiny - less than 5mm - so they are not easily noticeable once fully healed.
During a closed rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made to the inside of the nose through the nostrils. This is a common technique for patients who desire mild reshaping. This approach does not cause visible scarring. For severe reshaping cases, the open technique will be implemented.
For minor reshaping, some patients may opt to try an injectable filler to achieve results. These come in a variety of liquid substances, and sometimes a fat transfer can also be utilized. A filler can help add volume to hide small deformities, such as a bump or a bony appearance. It is important to note that fillers can only do so much in the reshaping process. For most patients, surgery is a better option and will offer a permanent solution.
Rhinoplasty is performed in an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. The procedure lasts up to 2 hours and is considered outpatient. After surgery, there will be swelling and soreness around the nose area. Bruising is also a side effect of surgery. The nose will be placed in a splint for additional support. During the first 7-10 days following surgery, the side effects will begin to disappear and the splint will be removed. Patients will be able to see their results immediately; however, it may take several months for the full results to appear.
A rhinoplasty surgery can run between $9,000 to $10,000 depending on the surgical case. For more complex cases, skin or fat grafting, or even cartilage reconstruction may be performed. If the procedure is purely cosmetic, the expenses are the patient’s responsibility. However, if reconstruction is performed to correct a deformity, trauma or medical condition, insurance may cover a portion of the expense.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 3-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Procedure Recovery Location
Is It Risky?
All surgical procedures carry some form of risk. These risks can be greatly minimized if an experienced nose surgeon is chosen to perform the surgery. While rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the U.S., surgeon skill is critical so that a beautiful, satisfactory outcome can result.
Around half of all rhinoplasty cases will include some form of nose breaking in order to allow the surgeon to reshape the cartilage and bone. This is primarily intended for patients who have nasal asymmetry. The broken bone or cartilage will be reshaped and reattached, and then supported by splints during recovery.
Nasal packing is done to help with bleeding, especially if the surgery involves the septum. Gauze or cotton packs are inserted into the nasal chamber during this process. Patients find it uncomfortable, but the packing is only in for a short-term during the immediate recovery phase.
Surgical Or Nonsurgical?
This depends on the patient’s nose structure and what aesthetic result is trying to be achieved. For significant reshaping, the surgical approach will be performed as this allows the surgeon to manipulate the cartridges and bones. If the patient is looking for a subtle improvement, adding volume to the area may suffice.