"I felt that the most comforting thing about Dr. Rahban is that he always spends so much time with us. He has never rushed us or made us feel like we weren't his priority, in fact, he does the exact opposite." D.N.
What is corrective / revision rhinoplasty:
Corrective nose surgery & revision rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose, as well as improve nasal function in those parts of your nose that you don't see. Corrections are typically made to the septum (the nasal structure, made up of bone, cartilage and connective tissue, that divides the left and right airways in your nose), the turbinates (bony tissue and cartilage inside the nose that warms and moistens the air we breath) or the nasal bones.
Surgery to improve the appearance of your nose also takes place in those parts of your nose that you don't see, including the septum, the turbinates and the nasal bone, as well as the nostrils and tip of the nose.
Dr. Rahban delivers among the finest revision rhinoplasty Los Angeles has to offer.
He is very experienced in all types of nose surgery, and, for most patients, is able to combine corrective nasal surgery with rhinoplasty in a single procedure. By combining these two surgeries into a single surgical experience, you can save time, maximize the benefits of your insurance, and ensure that your re-structured nose is beautiful as well as functional.
People are interested in corrective nose surgery or revision rhinoplasty because they would like to breathe better or because they would like to look better. Often, they have received a surgery that did not meet their expectations or caused unforeseen complications.
Why you want corrective / revision rhinoplasty:
Improved function: If you are experiencing difficulties with breathing, allergies or vertigo; if your snoring won't improve no matter what you try; if you have broken your nose in an accident, your problems could be caused or aggravated by malformations within the nose. Things like a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, and poorly set bones could be impacting your daily life in ways that you are not even aware of, but that will amaze you when they stop.
Improved appearance: Corrective nose surgery & revision rhinoplasty make changes in micro millimeters, but it can radically change the appearance of your face. If you are unhappy with your nose because it is too large, too small, or misshapen because of an accident or birth, rhinoplasty can change your look in a way that creates balance and a more pleasing aesthetic.
What you want:
A nose that functions perfectly. Maybe you have difficulty breathing through one side of your nose, and it's just "normal" for you to breathe only on that side. Maybe you've had chronic sinus infections since you were little, and that's "normal" too. Or maybe the airbag clobbered you in a car accident last year, and you haven't been able to breathe correctly since then. Whatever the problem, you'd like it fixed. Permanently.
A nose that fits your face. You don't want a nose that's too big, but you also don't want one that's too small. Maybe you'd like to finally get rid of that hump on your nose, or maybe you just want it to look like it did before you broke it. Whatever the change, you know that you want your nose to look balanced on your face.
A nose that looks like you. Your goal with a nose job isn't to be unrecognizable when it's over. You still want to look like you, only better. Dr. Rahban understands that. It his ability to listen to his patients and his attention to detail that has earned him a reputation as the best revision rhinoplasty surgeon Beverly Hills & Los Angeles have to offer.
What you can expect in your Initial Consultation:
If you are considering this procedure, please come in for a consultation with Dr. Rahban. You can expect your initial exam and consultation to take an hour or more. In your consultation, Dr. Rahban will:
- Listen to what you'd like to achieve with your surgery
- Perform a thorough examination
- Tell you exactly what he recommends and why
- Make sure that any questions you have about insurance and financing are completely answered
As part of the process, Beverly Hills rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Rahban will discuss with you precisely what needs to be corrected in your nasal structure, and how he plans to improve your nasal function.
He will give you the opportunity to thoroughly examine photographs of his patients, looking at his earlier work, so that you can see for yourself what to expect if he performs your surgery. It is important that you and your doctor agree on the aesthetics and mechanics of your surgery in order to obtain the results that you want. Call us today to schedule your consultation for some of the top revision rhinoplasty Los Angeles & Beverly Hills offer, from Dr. Rady Rahban.
"Patients always want to know what they are going to look like. I tell them, I work backwards. I won't tell you exactly what you are going to look like. I tell you that I am going to avoid these five things. If I avoid these five things, I am certain that you will get a beautiful, natural result." Dr. Rady Rahban
Member of The Rhinoplasty Society
The Rhinoplasty Society has stringent requirements for entry. From their website: “Members must be persons who perform plastic surgery or facial plastic surgery and who are board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery… or an equivalent foreign examining board. Three years’ active practice in the field of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery… is a must. Active members must show contributions to the education of rhinoplasty surgeons by teaching and publishing." Dr. Rahban is proud to be a contributing member of this prestigious establishment.
Dr. Rahban's Philosophy - five things you don't want:
- A nose with a pinpoint tip. This nose is called a "Woody Woodpecker" nose, and it is a sign of an overzealous surgeon. When a full, flat or round tip is corrected too much, it can narrow down to a pointy tip that looks, well, unnatural.
- A nose with a "ski slope" scoop. Often with a nose job, says Dr. Rahban, less is more. If you have a hump on the bridge of your nose, too often an inexperienced or careless surgeon will remove not just the hump. The result is a nose with a scooped bridge. This type of nose also looks unnatural, particularly on a man.
- A nose that is over-rotated. If you have started with a nose that droops down at the tip, you'll want it corrected so that it is straight. But if you go to a surgeon who isn't careful, you can wind up with a nose that is over-rotated, with nostrils pushed upward at an angle that is unnatural.
- A super narrow nose. Maybe you've seen someone with this nose job: their nose looks impossibly thin and fragile. Too much has been removed. The nose looks unnatural - and it may take corrective surgery to help you breathe.
- A nose with collapsed nostrils. If your nose looks tiny and perfect right after your surgery, that can be a red flag. The swelling in your nose will take over a year to completely subside. This means that if your nose is really small right after surgery, it will probably be too small after a year or two. And if the nasal support has not been rebuilt or left intact, your nostrils could collapse. It won't just look unnatural. It will also make it extremely difficult for you to breathe.
What you want to know about your nose surgery:
Your Beverly Hills revision rhinoplasty with Dr. Rahban is an out-patient procedure, but that doesn't mean that it is minor surgery, or that it will be brief. After your consultation and examination at his office in Beverly Hills, Dr. Rahban will be able to estimate for you the length of time that you can expect your procedure to take. When it is done correctly, nasal surgery is exacting, artistic work that requires careful attention to the tiniest of details.
"Remember: if it's made by hand, it takes time." Dr. Rady Rahban
For the best possible results, expect that your revision rhinoplasty surgery will be performed while you are under a general anesthetic.
The surgical incisions that Dr. Rahban uses may be confined to the inside of the nose, (often called a "closed rhinoplasty"), or they may include an additional small incision under the tip of the nose (often called an "open rhinoplasty"). Dr. Rahban is very proficient with both techniques, so he can make an independent choice for your surgery, using the technique that will allow him to give you the best possible results.
Once the incisions are made, Dr. Rahban will separate the skin of the nose from the underlying bone and cartilage. Next, he will carefully reshape the bone and cartilage of your nose, providing the structure that will reshape your nose, and correcting any breathing issues that you may be experiencing. Finally, he will redrape the skin over the new nose structure, and close the incisions.
The best reason for combined surgeries: Dr.Rahban will use your own tissues to restructure your nose.
Dr. Rahban notes that patients sometimes come to him after they have had surgery to correct breathing issues, now looking for revision rhinoplasty surgery to change the appearance of their nose. A second surgery is certainly possible, but because the earlier surgery removed extraneous cartilage and bone from the patient's nose, those materials won't be available for Dr. Rahban to use in re-shaping the patient's new nose. Often he will need to use cartilage from the ear or rib, or even silicone implants, to create the reinforcement necessary to support the new nose structure of a reconstruction rhinoplasty.
If you come straight to Dr. Rahban with all of your nose surgery issues, he can do a full examination, and let you know if you qualify for a combined procedure in which he both repairs your breathing issues and re-sizes your nose. If you qualify, he will be able to use your own nose tissues to restructure your new, more attractive nose. You'll have a single surgery, single set of complication risks, just one recovery period and much less down time.
What you can expect after surgery:
Same day. You'll need someone to drive you home and help you for the first 24 hours after your surgery. The surgery is usually very well tolerated, and while pain medication is available, most patients find that they don't need it. There will be swelling, and from no bruising to mild bruising. You will have a splint, and some packing.
One week. The splint will come off, and you can go back to work. There will still be some swelling.
Six weeks. You'll look great. Only you and Dr. Rahban will know that you are still swollen. But you still have a long way to go to reach your final goal. Says Dr. Rahban:
18 months. The swelling is completely gone, and your nose has stably reached its final size and shape. You look great!
"I tell patients, '80% of your results come in the first 6 weeks to 2 months. The last 20% happens over a year to 18 months."Dr. Rahban
What Our Patients Say: DeeAnn
"My sister and I both went to Dr. Rahban recently to discuss the problems that we have had with breathing for as long as we can remember. He was highly recommended to us by another physician in a similar field. He told us that Dr. Rahban would be the only doctor he would recommend or trust to do any surgical procedure on him or his family.
"As soon as we met him and his staff we knew that we were in good hands. Dr. Rahban welcomed us and listened to all of our medical and cosmetic concerns. He was so personable, warm and understanding. He gave us his medical advice and understood that there were also a few cosmetic concerns that we had as well. He thoroughly explained what he could do for us, both medically and cosmetic. We felt that he was realistic and honest about the results that we would see.
"I felt that the most comforting thing about Dr. Rahban is that he always spends so much time with us. He has never rushed us or made us feel like we weren't his priority, in fact, he does the exact opposite. When we are in his office we feel that we are his top priority.
"My sister and I scheduled our surgeries on the same day. Dr. Rahban spent an incredible amount of time on each of us before, during, and after surgery to make sure that the results were perfect. It was also very kind and considerate of him to check up on us that evening after surgery to make sure that we were well.
"I have to say that my sister and I have not only fallen in love with our results, but with Dr. Rahban as well. He is an all around great guy and physician with a fantastic sense of humor. Both my sister and I would recommend him to anyone looking for the best results possible. Thank you Dr. Rahban for all your care!" - DeeAnn
Come in for a Consultation with Dr. Rahban
When Dr. Rahban does a consultation with a prospective patient, he wants it to be two things above all others: thorough and honest. He will find out from you just what you want from cosmetic surgery. And he will tell you honestly if you can get the result you want, and how he can best help you do so.