If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you’re not alone. Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is the most commonly performed facial surgery. This procedure enhances the nose’s appearance and can often improve its function.

A rhinoplasty can address various concerns, including the size, shape, symmetry, and proportion of the nose, as well as difficulty breathing. Dr. Jason Diamond is a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty specialist committed to providing the best rhinoplasty results possible.

He combines his high level of skill and artistry to transform a nose that is crooked, misshapen, too large, too small, or wider than desired while correcting any obstruction causing functional issues.

How Does Rhinoplasty Work?

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty are transformative surgeries that can correct cosmetic imperfections or functional concerns and can be performed as an open or closed procedure.

Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in facial procedures or a rhinoplastic plastic surgeon like Dr. Diamond is essential, as his expertise and experience will help you achieve your ideal outcome while improving your overall confidence and quality of life.

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What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty offers numerous benefits, including:

Improved Appearance

Rhinoplasty can enhance facial harmony by correcting nasal imperfections and creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing nose.

Increased Confidence

A more attractive nose can boost self-confidence and self-esteem

Better Breathing

In addition to cosmetic improvements, rhinoplasty can also address functional issues such as a deviated septum or nasal valve collapse, improving airflow and breathing.

What Can I Expect Before, During, and After Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable procedure, and the surgical approach varies based on your concerns and goals, which are addressed during your in-depth consultation with Dr. Diamond.

A typical rhinoplasty procedure includes the following key steps:


The procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia, which can be general anesthesia or intravenous sedation, depending on the extent of correction, your preferences, and our surgeon’s recommendation.


Dr. Diamond makes the appropriate incisions, typically inside the nostrils or with a small external incision across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue between the nostrils).

Reshaping the Nose

Our surgeon carefully reshapes the nasal bones and cartilage to achieve the desired aesthetic result, which may involve reducing the size of the nose, refining the tip, straightening a crooked nose, or other adjustments.

Rhinoplasty options include:

  • Closed technique: A closed rhinoplasty is the traditional technique. It involves creating the incisions inside the nasal passageways. Dr. Diamond is skilled in this technique but feels it limits visibility and may create unnecessary complications.
  • Open technique: Open rhinoplasty is a more modern technique. The incision is located on the base of the nose between the nostrils, on what is known as the columella, which allows Dr. Diamond to pull the skin back. Doing so provides a clearer view and reveals the underlying nasal structures.

Closing Incisions

After reshaping the nose, Dr. Diamond closes the incisions with sutures and places a splint or cast on the nose to support its new shape during the initial healing period.


Following your rhinoplasty, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter medications. Antibiotics may also be prescribed to prevent infection.

Pain typically peaks within the first few days and gradually subside. Postoperative care may include:

It is essential to avoid strenuous activities and get plenty of rest during the initial recovery period to avoid complications and achieve your best results. Attending your scheduled follow-up appointments is also crucial and allows Dr. Diamond to monitor healing progress while addressing any concerns.

The nasal splint and dressing are usually removed within a week, revealing your initial results.

Swelling subsides gradually but may take several weeks or months to resolve completely. Elevating the head during sleep and applying cold compresses can help reduce swelling.


You can expect your new nose to be more symmetrical and proportionate to the rest of your face for a balanced and harmonious facial appearance.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a specialized surgical procedure performed to correct or refine the results of a previous rhinoplasty. It is often more complex than primary rhinoplasty due to the presence of scar tissue and an altered nasal anatomy. 

The procedure may involve the removal of excess tissue, adjustments to the nasal framework, and refinement of the aesthetic outcome. When functional issues persist after a previous rhinoplasty, revision surgery can improve nasal breathing.

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Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

At this point, you might be asking yourself, “Am I a good candidate for nasal augmentation/rhinoplasty?” Whether you have always been displeased by the appearance of your nose or if you suffered a facial injury, contact Dr. Jason B. Diamond in Beverly Hills by calling (310) 859-9816 to set up a consultation and find out if you’re a candidate.

If you are considering nose surgery in Los Angeles, Dr. Diamond has the surgical skills to help you achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. An experienced facial and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Diamond is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto).

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Addressing Your Concerns About Rhinoplasty

Unsatisfactory Results

While most rhinoplasty patients are happy with their results, revision surgery may be necessary in some cases.

Rhinoplasty Costs

Many factors will affect the total cost of rhinoplasty, including surgeon fees, location, surgical facility fees, anesthesia fees, medical tests, and prescriptions. A cost estimate will be provided during your consultation.

Choosing a surgeon should be based on quality, training, and experience rather than cost, and having your procedure performed by a world-renowned plastic surgeon like Dr. Diamond helps ensure excellent results.

Potential Risks and Complications

Both rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty carry inherent risks and potential complications, which may include:

  • Infection: Infections are rare but can occur. Proper wound care and antibiotic use can reduce this risk.
  • Nasal obstruction: In some cases, nasal obstruction may persist or worsen after surgery, requiring further intervention.


Scarring is typically very difficult to detect as they are generally hidden inside the nostrils or along the columella, but some scarring is inevitable.

Your Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty & Rhinoplasty Revision Specialist

Dr. Diamond is a highly trained, celebrity plastic surgeon who can deliver the excellent cosmetic nose surgery results you desire with the top-level care you deserve.

Contact Dr. Diamond to schedule a consultation and learn more about your best rhinoplasty options in Beverly Hills by calling (310) 859-9816.

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Your Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty & Rhinoplasty Revision Specialist

Dr. Diamond is a highly trained, celebrity plastic surgeon who can deliver the excellent cosmetic nose surgery results you desire with the top-level care you deserve.

Contact Dr. Diamond to schedule a consultation and learn more about your best rhinoplasty options in Beverly Hills by calling (310) 859-9816.

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Rhinoplasty FAQ

Is there a way to view what my expected results will look like before surgery?

Dr. Diamond can use computer imaging to visually alter your nose, giving you an idea of how your nose may look after surgery.

How long will my results last?

Rhinoplasty results are long lasting to permanent. Barring any unforeseen complications, your beautiful nose will be yours forever and continue to age naturally. It is important to maintain a relationship with your surgeon and return for all follow-up visits so that any potential problems can be detected and addressed.

What if revision rhinoplasty is necessary?

For a few unfortunate patients, their rhinoplasty does not yield the desired results. This usually results from poor aesthetic judgment, old techniques, or both. Patients who have undergone one or more prior rhinoplasty procedures with less-than-ideal results may benefit from revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Diamond specializes in revision rhinoplasty and is highly experienced in using various grafting techniques to support a new nose.

How long do I need to wait to undergo revision rhinoplasty after my primary procedure?

You should wait at least one year after your initial surgery before undergoing revision rhinoplasty. This allows for all residual swelling to subside. You should also wait for the surrounding scar tissue along the nose to soften. Hard scar tissue makes revision surgery much more difficult.

Is rhinoplasty covered by my insurance?

Because rhinoplasty is primarily a cosmetic procedure, insurance doesn’t cover it. However, insurance companies may cover partial costs of a surgery performed to correct a breathing abnormality. Discuss with your surgeon and insurance company to determine if this applies to you.

Why choose Dr. Diamond for rhinoplasty?

Dr. Diamond has become world renowned for creating noses that fit perfectly with an individual’s face. No two noses he creates look the same. Dr. Diamond understands that the most beautiful faces are balanced and symmetrical, and he is able to create noses that fit most harmoniously with a patient’s facial anatomy to maximize their aesthetic structure and beauty.

Dr. Diamond has practiced globally and has visited the Middle East and Russia more than any American surgeon has. He has vast knowledge and experience with how beauty standards differ culturally, and he will thoroughly counsel the patient on what nose shape best fits their face and how it will meet their culture’s ideals of beauty.

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Can rhinoplasty be combined with other facial procedures?

Rhinoplasty is commonly performed alongside facial procedures like facelift surgery or brow lift surgery for patients who want to enhance their overall appearance.

Am I an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?

The best rhinoplasty candidates can be described as having:

  • Realistic Expectations: Candidates should have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure and understand that rhinoplasty can improve but may not achieve perfection.
  • Aesthetic or Functional Concerns: Candidates should have specific aesthetic or functional concerns about their nose that they wish to address.
  • Never smoked or quit using all nicotine products: Candidates for any surgery should not smoke, as smoking can increase the risk of complications, so candidates are encouraged to quit smoking before undergoing rhinoplasty.
  • Good Health: Good physical and mental health is essential for safe surgery and recovery.
  • Reached the age of 16: Noses are usually fully developed at age 16.
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