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Rhinoplasty brings the nose into harmony with the rest of the face. By achieving a more harmonious look, it often produces dramatic improvements in the facial appearance. Dr. Balikian believes in correcting parts of the nose that bother the patient while maintaining their individual look. The same nose does not look good on everybody. You should look like yourself, just better.

The nose is the most defining feature of the face, and many people seek the advice of facial plastic surgeons to change its shape and size. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” can correct deformities of the nose to help you breathe better as well as look better. It can decrease the size and change the shape of the nose, change the span of the nostrils or change the angle between the upper lip and nose.

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As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Balikian is adept at performing the rhinoplasty completely from the inside of the nose (endonasal rhinoplasty) or with a small imperceptible incision at the base of the nose (external rhinoplasty). He will discuss these options with you after examining your nose during your consultation.

Whether you believe you have a bulbous tip, a wide nose, a deviated septum, large nostrils or a big nose overall, Dr. Balikian will discuss what he sees and given honest advice on what can be done. He is experienced with cosmetic rhinoplasty. He also performs a large number of ethnic rhinoplasty surgeries and has a keen eye towards maintaining ethnicity if desired.

In many cases, patients are interested in pairing their nose surgery with another facial procedure in order to create a greater degree of facial enhancement. Rhinoplasty is often paired with surgeries like blepharoplasty and the brow lift.

There are many important factors that Dr. Balikian takes into consideration for this surgery, including: contour and shape of the face; texture and thickness of the skin; shape of the chin, lip and forehead; depth of the angle between the forehead and nose; height of the individual; and healing time of the patient’s tissue.

Dr. Balikian uses computerized imaging during your consultation to help establish your goals and meet your expectations. This helps him create the natural look and end result that you want.

Dr. Balikian always gives an honest assessment of what you need and what you don’t need during your consultation. With an artistic eye, and a wealth of tools to treat any nose, Dr. Balikian can create the nose both you and he want.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Also called “secondary rhinoplasty,” this procedure is performed by Dr. Balikian to counteract an overly aggressive attempt to reduce the size of the nose by a previous surgeon. Dr. Balikian is specifically trained in secondary rhinoplasty.

Dr. Balikian and his team exceeded my expectations! I was so nervous to get this procedure done, but his staff took the time to comfort me when I was scared and explained everything step by step. I am so thankful for Dr. Balikian! I still look like me, but I like my nose now! Subtle change that made a world of difference in my confidence. Thank you Dr. Balikian and staff!

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Dr. Richard Balikian is board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery and has a wealth of rhinoplasty experience. For more information on his advanced rhinoplasty techniques, call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form.

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