Nose Surgery in La Jolla

Rhinoplasty for a More Beautiful Nose

Rhinoplasty in La JollaDrs. Dennis Bucko and Farid Brad Mozaffari are two of the most in-demand rhinoplasty surgeons in San Diego. They have helped thousands of patients enjoy a more attractive nose, improved breathing (in some cases) and more self-confidence with their superb work.

Individuals that feel their nose is oversized, crooked or otherwise out of proportion with the rest of their face may benefit from rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, has the potential to improve the overall appearance of the face, when performed correctly. Even the subtlest tweaks can improve facial harmony and balance. Many patients also have breathing problems that can be addressed.

Individual results may vary

La Jolla Rhinoplasty Patients Prefer Dr. Bucko & Dr.Mozaffari

The success of a rhinoplasty procedure hinges on the surgeon performing the operation. Few cosmetic surgeons have as much experience and training as Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari, who have been performing the procedure for more than 35 years. The former Chief of Plastic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, and an active member of leading plastic surgery associations, Dr. Bucko, along with Dr. Mozaffari, are leading authorities on nose reshaping surgery.

Rhinoplasty patients that work with Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari can trust them for their personalized approach to surgery. They truly listen to every patient and works with them to draft a customized plan of treatment. There is no “one-size-fits-all” solution to rhinoplasty; instead, the procedure is optimized to the specific patient’s needs and goals. After a comprehensive examination and consultation, Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari recommend a plan to address the problematic nasal features and/or reshape the nose to the desired dimensions.

Individual results may vary

More about Rhinoplasty

As the central feature of the face, it is important that the nose looks proportional and balanced with the rest of the other features. However, genetics, injury or trauma can contribute to a nose size or shape that is problematic. Some individuals experience breathing problems due to the internal structures of the nose.

La Jolla Nose Surgery SpecialistRhinoplasty is typically performed to address one or more of the following:

  • A wide nasal bridge
  • Visible hump or dip on the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Large or wide nostrils
  • Crooked or asymmetrical nose
  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged turbinates and airway problems

To alter the size of the nose, Dr. Bucko or Mozaffari can either remove cartilage or use a cartilage graft from another area of the face (e.g., septum) or body. They make other improvements as needed to alter the shape and features of the nose. A bump may be smoothed, or the nostrils can be refined so they look more symmetrical or proportional. Depending on the specific patient, the surgeon may limit the incisions inside the nostrils, or add an extra incision across the small strip of skin separating the nostrils (called the columella), which leaves a barely noticeable scar.

Computer Imaging

Drs. Bucko and Mozaffari use a state-of-the-art computer program to help evaluate each patient and define exact goals for changing the post-operative nasal appearance before surgery.

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation

To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can improve the size, shape and features of your nose, please schedule an informational consultation with Dr. Bucko or Dr. Mozaffari at Belladerma Cosmetic Surgery & Skin Care Center. Contact us today to make an appointment.