Even subtle changes to the size and shape of your nose can have a significant effect on the attractiveness of your face. Our surgeons improve the contours and function of the nose through rhinoplasty (nose surgery). Serving Palm Springs, Indio, Palm Desert and surrounding areas, Cosmetic Surgery Institute consistently achieves natural-looking results with our rhinoplasty procedures.
Rhinoplasty at Cosmetic Surgery Institute brings your entire face into harmony. Request a complimentary consultation online or call (760) 837-0364.
Our surgeons understand that the interplay between your features is what creates your unique appearance. At our practice near Palm Springs, we tailor each rhinoplasty to the patient after carefully considering the entire composition of the face.
Your other facial features often determine the need for and extent of rhinoplasty. For example, your chin and cheekbones form a distinct ratio with the height, width and projection of your nose. Even small changes in the bridge or tip can match your nose to these other features so none stands out too prominently. Rhinoplasty can also correct the angle between your nose and your forehead or your upper lip.
To view the results of some of our cosmetic surgery patients from areas such as Palm Springs, visit our photo gallery.
What can rhinoplasty do to enhance the appearance of my nose?
Rhinoplasty can narrow or straighten the bridge of your nose, eliminate a hump or reduce nostril size. It can also change your nose's outward projection or reshape an overly bulbous, narrow, wide or boxy tip. It can even decrease the overall size of your nose.
Can rhinoplasty help me to breathe better?
This surgery usually involves straightening the septum to clear the nasal passages, which can restore breathing or eliminate snoring. In many cases, trauma such as a broken nose will cause scar tissue buildup inside the nasal passages. Surgery can clear the airway of this scar tissue.
Will my insurance cover rhinoplasty?
Many health insurance plans will cover rhinoplasty procedures aimed at improving nasal function. Patients with conditions such as a deviated septum can have difficulty breathing and issues with snoring. Surgery treats conditions that impair a person's quality of life, often improving the ability to sleep and exercise. In some cases, functional and cosmetic concerns are addressed in the same procedure, and insurance will pay for the medically necessary part of the surgery.
About Our Doctors
Plastic surgeons Dr. Mo Zakhireh and Dr. Clark Taylor balance art and science using innovative procedures with skillful execution. Under their experienced direction, you can become the best version of yourself.
What to Expect
Depending on the extent of your rhinoplasty, you may receive general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Your surgeon will perform your procedure through small incisions made either inside your nostrils or across the columella (the external tissue between your nostrils). Your procedure may include the grafting of cartilage from your septum or ear to enhance the appearance of your nose.
You may require splints and tubes for a week after your surgery to promote healing and help you breathe properly.
Enhancing Your Look
Your surgeon may recommend other procedures such as eyelid surgery to enhance the results of your rhinoplasty. Non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers may also maximize your results.