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Rhinoplasty with Dr. Hu

Beautifully reshape and refine the nasal aesthetic with rhinoplasty in Santa Clarita, CA

If you feel as though the size or shape of your nose doesn’t match your face, a rhinoplasty can help it appear more proportionate. The residents of Valencia, Santa Clarita, and the surrounding areas of California can benefit from a rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Howard Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery.

Rhinoplasty can also significantly improve the internal structure of the nose, helping you to breath more easily and alleviating chronic health conditions such as sinusitis or sleep apnea. It is common that patients will benefit from both internal and external adjustments to improve the nose’s function and form simultaneously.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the contours of the nose.

It can include a number of changes such as the following:

  • Reducing the size of the nose
  • Narrowing the bridge
  • Correcting deformities
  • Changing the shape of the nostrils to make them more symmetrical with one another
  • Correcting a deviated septum, which occurs whenever bone and cartilage inside the nose are off-center

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty procedure corrects the proportions of an individual’s nose. It is often performed for cosmetic reasons but can be needed for medical reasons as well. For instance, rhinoplasty is sometimes sought to fix breathing problems resulting from a structural defect in the nose.

Rhinoplasty can also help…

  • Improve nasal symmetry
  • Improve self-confidence in one’s appearance
  • Create more balance with the rest of the facial features
  • Create a more youthful appearance

Dr. Hu will provide you with unlimited access to our nose reshaping before and after photos.

Your results may be different from those shown here, depending on the size and shape of your nose and your individual goals. However, most patients are exceedingly happy with their results.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

A rhinoplasty requires general anesthesia to ensure you are fully asleep. It may be performed using one of two procedures. The first is a closed rhinoplasty that requires only internal incisions. An open rhinoplasty will require an incision across the columella, which is the area between the nostrils. The type of incision you receive will depend on where and how your nose needs reshaping.

After making the incision, Dr. Hu will work to reshape the nose or nostrils. He may sculpt the bridge or tip of the nose to change its shape or may alter the angle in the area between the upper lip and nose. In some cases, it might be necessary to remove excess tissue inside the nose.

Sometimes, the nasal bones will need to be purposefully fractured in order to shape the nose to a more slim and narrow appearance. In other cases, cartilage may need to be harvested from elsewhere in the body, such as the ear, to be used to reinforce and augment the existing nasal structures.

When the procedure is complete, your incisions will be closed. Splints and/or gauze packing may be placed inside the nose to prevent swelling and excessive bleeding. Nasal splints typically remain on the nose for a week, while nasal packing is usually removed the next day.



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How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

Valencia Plastic Surgery is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals. We work with reputable and user-friendly healthcare financing companies that can make plastic surgery more affordable.

CareCredit® offers a variety of no-interest, low monthly payment plans to help make the cosmetic surgery procedure you’re interested in more affordable. CareCredit® works just like a credit card, so it’s easy to use for additional procedures without having to re-apply. Click here to visit our financing page.

Why Choose Dr. Hu for Rhinoplasty?

Because no other facial feature is as immediately obvious as the nose, it is important to turn to an experienced plastic surgeon when undergoing rhinoplasty. Dr. Hu has the experience and knowledge needed to provide you with spectacular results. The outcome of your rhinoplasty will last a lifetime, so it only makes sense to choose a doctor such as Dr. Hu, who is widely renowned in the industry.

Dr. Hu offers the following additional facial procedures:

A rhinoplasty is one cosmetic surgery that cannot only affect how you look, but how you feel. To schedule a consultation, patients in and around Valencia, Santa Clarita, or the surrounding areas in California can contact Dr. Howard Hu of Valencia Plastic Surgery. He can be reached at 661-222-1122.

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