Types of Nose Procedures
The nose is the most prominent and defining feature of the face. When ideally shaped, it helps to bring your features together and create a balanced profile. Cosmetic imperfections – such as dorsal bumps, a drooping nasal tip, or a crooked nose – can disrupt the aesthetic balance of your features.
As a Beverly Hills nose job superspecialist, Dr. Robert Kotler is known for his superior surgical techniques and producing the most natural-looking results. He also offers innovative techniques, such as the Kotler Nasal Airway, which allows the patient to breathe right after surgery and makes their recovery more pleasant.
Some men and women seeking cosmetic nose surgery at our Beverly Hills practice have already had an initial nose procedure. Nose jobs are one of the most complex cosmetic procedures; in less skilled hands, patients can be left with cosmetic defects, including collapsed nostrils, an upturned or drooping tip, or an overall unnatural appearance.
Revision nose jobs with Dr. Kotler allows patients to achieve their desired aesthetic, at last. Whether you need cartilage grafting or significant structural alterations, Dr. Kotler takes a meticulous approach to revision rhinoplasty, so your results are completely customized to your unique anatomy.
With ethnic rhinoplasty, it’s possible to refine certain traits without erasing your unique ethnic identity. Patients seeking rhinoplasty are commonly Latin American, African American, and from Middle Eastern backgrounds, but Dr. Kotler has extensive experience performing this procedure on patients from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds.
While rhinoplasty, in general, is a highly complex surgery, ethnic rhinoplasty, in particular, requires a high level of surgical skill for optimal results. For example, if the nasal bridge is too low, Dr. Kotler needs to build up the structure of the bridge with cartilage grafting or permanent filler. Patients of different ethnic backgrounds have thick skin as well, so special care must be taken to adjust the nasal appearance concerning these constraints. There are details within an ethnicity that only an experienced nose surgeon can achieve, whether a patients seeks African American rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, Middle Eastern, or a Hispanic nose job. When it comes to ethnic rhinoplasty, Dr. Kotler’s unparalleled skill has made him a top choice in Beverly Hills.
Permanent Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty has recently become a popular option for patients who want to address minor cosmetic irregularities of the nose without undergoing surgery. Most cosmetic surgeons perform this procedure using temporary hyaluronic-acid based dermal fillers. Dr. Kotler uses Silikon 1000, which is silicone-based filler that provides permanent results. This filler’s unique formulation contains liquid medical grade silicone.
With the highly specialized microdroplet technique, Dr. Kotler uses Silikon 1000 to augment the nose and disguise cosmetic flaws permanently. Before undergoing the procedure, he allows patients to see what results they can expect with a saline demonstration. The temporary saline provides an accurate visual of the results that can be achieved with a permanent filler.
Some patients seeking nose surgery in Beverly Hills are interested in addressing functional issues of the nose, rather than cosmetic concerns. Two of the most common functional defects of the nose are a deviated septum and enlarged turbinates. The septum is a wall of cartilage and bone that divides the nostrils. A deviated septum occurs when this thin structure is off-center. This can occur from an injury, but some patients are born with a deviated septum. A deviated septum can cause frequent nosebleeds, headaches, facial pain, snoring, and trouble breathing. People with a deviated septum frequently suffer from allergies and related symptoms that negatively affect their quality of life.
Turbinates are important for healthy nasal function when they are at a normal size but enlarged turbinates can block the airway and make breathing difficult, in addition to causing frequent sinus infections, loud snoring, and other bothersome side effects. In many patients, turbinate dysfunction and a deviated septum occur together.
Septoplasty, which is a surgery that corrects a deviated septum, can restore optimal nasal function. This usually eliminates (or greatly reduces) breathing problems and associated symptoms.