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The nose is the most defining characteristic of the face. When beautiful, it highlights the eyes, the mouth, and the cheeks. When the nose is out of proportion, the whole face becomes less appealing. This is why a rhinoplasty at Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari in the Inland Empire (Upland, CA) can have such a huge effect on one’s appearance and self-image.

Dr. Heidari strives to deliver the best rhinoplasty results in The Inland Empire, while always practicing patient safety. With a convenient location in Upland, California, we see patients from all over the Los Angeles greater area and Inland Empire. Below, we’ve included our guide to the procedure, but if you have any questions or would like to book a consultation, please contact us today!

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What is Rhinoplasty?

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Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure that can change the shape, size, or proportions of your nose by adjusting your cartilage, bone, skin, or all three. While many patients use this procedure to alter the appearance of their noses, it is often also utilized to improve breathing, which is referred to as a functional rhinoplasty.


What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

As one of the leading rhinoplasty surgeons in The Inland Empire, Dr. Heidari has seen thousands of facial plastic surgery patients all around Southern California. Many people are embarrassed by the appearance of their nose, so a Rhinoplasty does help increase self-confidence, but it can offer so many more benefits, such as:

  • Bridge reduction
  • Enhance the balance and harmony between other facial features
  • Fixes problems associated with a deviated septum
  • Have a positive effect on your overall facial aesthetic.
  • Improved breathing
  • Increases or decreases the size of the nose
  • New nostril shape
  • Reduced nasal tip

Who are the Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for a Rhinoplasty begin with anyone who is currently unsatisfied with the appearance of their nose or has difficulty breathing through. This procedure can be ideally good for any adult between the ages of 18 and 40. It also really helps if you have the following characteristics:

  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
  • In overall good physical health
  • Nonsmoker
  • Psychologically healthy
  • Your facial growth is complete

*Something else you should keep in mind is that we want this to be a deliberate decision from you. It is very important that have put thought into this surgery and are not doing it because of impulse or someone else. Dr. Heidari’s overall goal when performing cosmetic surgery is not only to make you aesthetically pleasing but also to achieve total harmony, inside and out.

What’s the First Step?

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The first step in getting Rhinoplasty in The Inland Empire or Upland, CA is to contact our locations to schedule your consultation with Dr. Heidari. When you come in to meet with him, he will listen to your current concerns and goals you’d like to achieve from your surgery, as well as discuss your medical history and evaluate your nose. When discussing your medical history, you must be honest with Dr. Heidari and provide full disclosure. The purpose of this portion of your discussion is to prevent any unnecessary reactions during the procedure and your recovery.

After Dr. Heidari is finished with his examination, he will create a surgical plan for you. If you like what you hear, then you will get with our Patient Coordinator to schedule the date of your procedure. You will also be given a list of instructions to follow so you can have a smooth surgery.


What to Expect on the Day of Rhinoplasty

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When you come in for your Rhinoplasty, you will begin by receiving either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia for a more comfortable surgery. After you are under sedation, Dr. Heidari will begin the surgery by separating the skin of the nose from its supporting framework, exposing the bone and cartilage, and allowing them to be sculpted into the desired shape. Any incisions made will be hidden either inside the nose or across the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils, called the columella.

If you need to have a deviated septum repaired, it will be straightened out with any projections inside the nose reduced to help improve breathing.

The skin is then re-draped over the new framework and the incisions are closed. After the surgery is complete, Dr. Heidari will apply a splint to help the nose maintain its new shape while it heals. Nasal packs or soft splints may be placed in the nostrils to stabilize the septum during recovery.

Procedure Time: The whole procedure will typically last between 1 and 2 hours, however, more complicated procedures can take longer.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

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During the first 24 hours post-surgery, your face will feel puffy, your nose may ache, and you may experience a dull headache. You should plan on resting with your head elevated for the first day. There will be swelling and bruising around the eyes, reaching a peak after two to three days.

You will be asked to return seven to ten days after your surgery so Dr. Heidari can examine your healing and remove any packing, dressings, splints, and stitches.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in The Inland Empire?

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The cost of Rhinoplasty in the Inland Empire will vary from patient to patient as it is based on a variety of factors, such as the extent of work being performed and what your needs are. When you come in for your consultation and Dr. Heidari is able to examine your nose, our Patient Coordinator will provide you with a breakdown of the pricing for everything. Dr. Heidari’s personally trained staff takes pride in maintaining the highest standards and making your safety and comfort our top priority. He has garnered a stellar reputation due to his knowledge, understanding, and friendly nature.

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Why Choose Us?

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Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Ali Heidari has an Inland Empire location in Upland, CA. Dr. Ali Heidari has over 25 years of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon and uses his experience and artistic eye to deliver exceptional results with his rhinoplasty patients.

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Your nose plays such a prominent role on your face, so you should never feel embarrassed or ashamed of its appearance. When you choose Aesthetic Contours by Dr. Heidari, we are excited to work with you and answer any questions regarding the Rhinoplasty procedure. Contact the office nearest you today or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch. You’re just an appointment away from breathing easier and having a nose you can be proud of!

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Patient Resources

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We’re here to help, with a number of patient resources designed to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Read through the materials below, and don’t hesitate to reach out.