Babak Azizzadeh, MD, FACS is one of the most recognized facial plastic surgeons in the world for his expertise in rhinoplasty surgery. As a Harvard-trained aesthetic and reconstructive facelift surgeon, patients fly in from around the world to have their rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Azizzadeh. He is the author of five bestselling books, including “Master Techniques in Rhinoplasty” and “Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets,” is recognized as a Top Doctor by the US News & World Report, and has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show, The Doctors, The New York Times, People Magazine and numerous other media outlets. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at UCLA, co-director of the Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship program at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California, co-chairman of Cedars-Sinai’s annual Advances in Multispecialty Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Symposium, and an attending facial plastic surgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
A rhinoplasty, or more commonly referred to as a ‘nose job,’ reshapes and refines the nose to improve its appearance. Dr. Azizzadeh’s primary goal when performing a rhinoplasty is to create a natural-looking nose that fits in better with the rest of the patient’s facial features – eyes, cheeks and chin. And creating a nasal shape that is appropriate for the patient is what is key to a beautiful result.
Today, beauty ideals are increasingly being defined by multicultural standards. As a true expert in the field, Dr. Azizzadeh ha vast experience performing surgery on patients from around the world, specifically those from the Gulf States. He is renowned for his surgical skill and knowledge of subtle nuances of every ethnic group’s nasal features, making him a specialist at “ethnic rhinoplasty” surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh prides himself in providing his patients with rhinoplasty results that simply enhance their ethnic identity.
Who should have a rhinoplasty?
Any patient who is unhappy with the shape or appearance of their nose may be a candidate for rhinoplasty. Below are some of the most common reasons patients are unhappy with the appearance of their nose:
- Dorsal hump (hump on nose)
- A bridge that is too high or low
- A nose that is too wide or too narrow
- Wide or flaring nostrils
- Bulbous nose tip
- Short, upturned tip
- Hanging columella
- Upturned nose
- Droopy nose
- Crooked nose
- Long nose
- Under-projected nose
- Asymmetrical nose
- Disproportionate nostrils
- Alar pinching
If you have at least one of these undesirable nasal characteristics, a rhinoplasty can help give you a nose that makes you more confident.
To truly determine if you are an appropriate candidate for rhinoplasty, you should have a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh. Each rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh is personal and unique. First, Dr. Azizzadeh will ask the patient to explain what characteristics about their nose they would like improved, how long they have been thinking about these changes to their nose, and what sort of rhinoplasty results they are hoping for. He will spend as much time as necessary getting to know the patient, understanding his or her cosmetic goals. After the patient has had a chance to explain all of this information to Dr. Azizzadeh, he will then more closely examine the patient’s nose to discover the underlying issues. Additionally, Dr. Azizzadeh will assess the anatomy of the entire face, including the lips and chin, as these features have a direct impact on how the nose is perceived. As a world-renowned facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Azizzadeh has an in-depth knowledge of facial harmony and balance, which provides his patients with the best possible approach to help each patient succeed.
In our Beverly Hills office, we have some of the most state-of-the-art and cutting edge technology available, including the Vectra 3D imaging system. We will take 3D pictures of various angles of the patient’s face with the Vectra camera. Then Dr. Azizzadeh will use the Vectra software to alter the appearance of the patient’s nose so he can help them visualize what their new nose may look like. For example, Dr. Azizzadeh can use the Vectra to soften a large bump on a patient’s nose.
Since many of Dr. Azizzadeh’s patients fly in from around the world to have their rhinoplasty with Dr. Azizzadeh, we also offer Skype rhinoplasty consultations to make the process easier for or patients.
How is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Dr. Azizzadeh is a double-board certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgeon who is an expert in rhinoplasty procedures. With decades of experience as a facial plastic surgeon, he knows there is no such thing as a standard rhinoplasty, and instead every rhinoplasty should be customized to the patient’s needs. To provide each patient with the unique surgery they deserve, he examines every aspect of the face, taking note of each individual issue so that they can be addressed with a customized surgery. By looking at the entire face as a whole, not just focusing on the nose, he gives patients the best possible ethnic rhinoplasty results. This integrated approach is what makes his results so naturally beautiful.
A successful rhinoplasty is achieved by creating a natural and well-proportioned nose without sacrificing an individual’s breathing function. Dr. Azizzadeh performs a structure-based rhinoplasty that respects the patient’s nasal framework and works to maintain and improve the underlying structures of the nose to sculpt a beautiful outcome.
For almost all patients, rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, performed under general anesthetic, so that the patient is asleep for the surgery. Since every nose is unique, the exact surgical techniques Dr. Azizzadeh uses vary from patient to patient. An open or closed surgical approach may be used and is dependent upon the level of complexity and the areas that need to be addressed. Using the open rhinoplasty technique offers Dr. Azizzaeh a greater degree of precision if the tip and middle portion of the nose needs to be modified. Alternatively, a closed rhinoplasty involves alterations made from the inside only, via the nostrils. Dr. Azizzadeh generally uses this technique for individuals who primarily require ‘bridge’ modifications.
Dr. Azizzadeh believes both he and the patient should decide together what the goals of the rhinoplasty surgery are and how to best achieve those goals. Some of the important items to discuss during the consultation include:
- What you would like to achieve from your rhinoplasty – are you looking to restructure the bridge of your nose? Alter your nostrils? Change the shape of the tip?
- Do you have difficulty breathing?
- Are you prepared to follow post-surgery recovery instructions?
- How much improvement are you expecting to achieve?
For the first 10 days following the surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh will see the patient several times to make sure they are healing properly. The patient will then be evaluated by Dr. Azizzadeh every 3 months for one year and then once a year after that. The follow-up may be done via Skype if the patient lives outside of Southern California.
Before embarking on your rhinoplasty journey, it is important to know that with rhinoplasty, unlike all other cosmetic procedures, it requires a long-term commitment by the surgeon and the patient in order to see a successful outcome. Full results will typically be seen in 1-2 years. Individuals with more complex surgery, revision surgery, advanced tip work, and thick skin will likely see final results after two years.
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Revision Rhinoplasty Specialist
Unfortunately, a revision rhinoplasty may be necessary after a previous rhinoplasty did not achieve the results the patient was expecting, whether it is cosmetic or functional. Revision rhinoplasty is one of the most complex procedures in facial plastic surgery, and requires a surgeon, like Dr. Azizzadeh, with true expertise in maneuvering through the delicate structures of the nose.
With his extensive experience in rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh sees many patients who were unsatisfied with the results of their primary rhinoplasty with other surgeons. When looking for a revision rhinoplasty surgeon, it is very important you find an experienced surgeon who is very honest with you about realistic expectations for your surgery. Not everyone is a candidate for revision rhinoplasty, and it is better to find a surgeon who will not perform unnecessary surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh is a world-renowned revision rhinoplasty surgeon, respected and trusted by patients and surgeons alike. You can rest assured that you are in the hands of an expert with Dr. Azizzadeh. Your next step is an initial consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh.
Dr. Azizzadeh – Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Although rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed around the world, it is actually one of the most difficult. Because of the complexity of the procedure, it is vital patients have their rhinoplasty with a very skilled and experienced surgeon, like Dr. Azizzadeh, who has published several textbooks and articles on his techniques, as well as routinely lectures and teaches other surgeons around the world about his advanced surgical methods. By customizing every rhinoplasty he performs, Dr. Azizzadeh focuses on achieving well-proportioned and naturally beautiful noses for his rhinoplasty patients.
In addition to being a board-certified Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is also board-certified in Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery and underwent fellowship training at the prestigious Harvard Medical School. With the artistic ability to sculpt beautiful noses, this double board certification also gives him a complete understanding of underlying structures in the head and the nose. In performing rhinoplasty, this knowledge is critical to providing his patients the best possible aesthetic outcomes without losing any breathing functions.
Dr. Azizzadeh has been invited to lecture and teach other surgeons his rhinoplasty techniques around the world, as well as traveled to the Middle East to perform surgery. As a result of these experiences abroad, Dr. Azizzadeh understands the cultural customs and expectations of his international patients.
Best Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Located in the heart of Beverly Hills, the pinnacle of beauty, fashion and luxury, Dr. Azizzadeh and his staff pride themselves in meeting the needs of every global patient and their families. Our personalized and discreet international patient services ensure you have the experience you deserve.
Contact Dr. Azizzadeh today to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation!
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Committed to sharing his extensive and respected knowledge of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh was one of a few select facial plastic surgeons to have been featured on the famous Oprah Winfrey Show. As a leading international expert in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh was invited on the show to discuss his cutting edge and minimally invasive surgical techniques.