Dr. Seyed Hossein Dastgheib

Nose and Face Plastic Surgeon


Rhinoplasty, known as a "nose job," is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose to enhance facial aesthetics or improve breathing. It can drastically alter the appearance of the face, effectively bringing harmony and balance to the facial features. The decision to undergo rhinoplasty often stems from dissatisfaction with the nose's appearance, which, when addressed, can significantly bolster the patient's self-esteem and confidence.The aesthetic outcome of rhinoplasty is variable, depending on the individual's facial structure and the surgeon's skills. Some people may opt for minor changes, such as removing a dorsal hump, while others might desire a more dramatic transformation. Regardless, the goal is not to achieve perfection, but rather to enhance- the nose's natural shape in a way that complements the rest of the face.Rhinoplasty can also correct functional issues, such as a deviated septum, that impede nasal airflow. This dual purpose – improving both form and function – is a key characteristic of the procedure. After surgery, many patients report improved breathing, which can significantly enhance quality of life.Proper timing for rhinoplasty is critical. Most surgeons recommend waiting until the facial growth is completed, typically around age 16 for girls and a bit later for boys. The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty is a healthy individual with realistic expectations. They should understand that while the procedure can produce significant improvements, it does not guarantee perfection. Though rhinoplasty is generally safe, it's not without potential complications. Risks include bleeding, infection, and dissatisfaction with the aesthetic result. Rarely, patients may experience difficulty breathing after surgery. It's also possible for the nose to lose some structural support, leading to nose deformity. However, skilled surgeons can minimize these risks by employing meticulous surgical techniques and managing patient expectations effectively.In summary, rhinoplasty is a powerful procedure that can enhance facial beauty, improve nasal airflow, and boost self-esteem. Its optimal timing, candidacy and surgeon’s skills must be carefully considered to ensure satisfactory outcomes while minimizing complications.