Rhinoplasty Specialist

Gabrielle B. Davis, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

If the size or shape of your nose bothers you, Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, California, provides rhinoplasty so you can feel confident about your appearance. The surgery, performed by skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Davis, can remove bumps on your nose or a bulbous tip and also correct breathing problems. To learn more, call the Los Angeles office today or book your consultation online.

Rhinoplasty Q & A


What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure for people who want to change the appearance and shape of their nose. The surgery also addresses structural issues that may affect your breathing. 

Rhinoplasty comes in various forms. Dr. Davis tailors the surgery to the issues you’d like to address. Your operation may involve minor changes to your nose or significant modifications, depending on the structure of your nose and the look you desire. 

What can rhinoplasty address?

Dr. Davis typically performs cosmetic rhinoplasty to improve the overall shape of your nose. The surgery can make your nose:

  • Smaller
  • More narrow
  • Wider
  • More symmetrical 

Surgery also can correct the tip of your nose, such as making a bulbous or asymmetric tip slimmer. The goal of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to improve the overall proportion and symmetry of your face. 

Can rhinoplasty improve my breathing?

When your nose is injured or you have a structural issue, such as a growth in your nose, it can make breathing difficult. In such cases, Dr. Davis performs rhinoplasty to correct the structure or shape of your nose to allow air to flow through normally. 

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Choosing to have rhinoplasty is a personal decision. If you’ve felt dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, it’s a good idea to meet with Dr. Davis. 

Shel evaluates the shape and structure of your nose and explain how rhinoplasty may improve its appearance. If you have a structural problem, such as a deviated septum, she describes how she can address the blockage to restore the free flow of air in your nose.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Dr. Davis customizes your surgery to address your concerns. You can expect to have general anesthesia, so you’re asleep during your procedure. She makes incisions in your columella (the tissue between your nostrils) and inside your nose to prevent visible scars. 

Rhinoplasty takes 3-5 hours, depending on your nasal anatomy. Afterward, Dr. Davis applies a nasal splint on the outside of your nose or uses an internal splint or packing to promote optimal recovery. 

How long is my recovery after rhinoplasty?

You can expect swelling and bruising after surgery that gradually subsides over time. The internal nasal splint or packing usually remains in place for five days, while the external nasal splint stays in place for 5-7 days. 

See if rhinoplasty is right for you by calling the office of Gabrielle B. Davis, MD Plastic Surgery or booking a consultation online today.

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"Youthfulness is not about your age, it’s always experiencing life in a new and optimistic light" -Gabrielle B. Davis, MD