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Rhinoplasty in Pasadena, CA

Do you dislike your nose’s appearance? Do you feel like it is incompatible with your other facial features? Maybe your nose has been injured, changing its appearance and functionality.

Rhinoplasty—also referred to as nose surgery or a nose job—can balance your nose with the rest of your features and fine-tune its appearance according to your needs. Dr. O’Toole is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of expertise in facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty.

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Balance Nasal Asymmetry

An injury can cause the nose to appear asymmetrical or unnaturally shaped. A misshapen nose can also develop over time. Dr. O’Toole uses rhinoplasty to manipulate the nose cartilage and bone until a natural-looking and symmetrical shape is produced.

Enhance Nasal Size and Shape

Some patients dislike their nose’s bulbous tip, dorsal hump, or elongated shape. Dr. O’Toole can remove bone and cartilage, add cartilage, and transform the nasal bridge and tip. The result will be a refined nose that accentuates your natural beauty.

Improve Breathing and Nasal Airway

Blockages in the nasal airway can prevent good
breathing, causing other health issues. This blockage is usually due to a deviated septum, which can be corrected during rhinoplasty to improve nasal airflow.

How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?

What Are Common Rhinoplasty Concerns?

What Are Common Rhinoplasty Concerns?


How Long Does It Take to Recover From My Nose Job?

It may take between six months and a year for swelling to resolve. Yet, patients can return to work and normal activities within one to two weeks. By this time, bruising and swelling will have decreased. Dr. O’Toole will provide a detailed timeline for your nose job recovery.


Does My Nose Job Leave a Scar?

Whether you undergo a closed or open rhinoplasty, the incisions from these techniques will be hidden and not leave any significant scarring. An open rhinoplasty will leave an external scar at the columella that will fade over time.


What Is the Cost of My Nose Job?

The cost of rhinoplasty in Pasadena will be determined by the specific corrections you require. Rhinoplasty costs may include anesthesia fees, operating room fees, surgeon fees, and more. Dr. O’Toole will provide an estimate during your consultation.


Is A Nose Job Painful?

Patients will be given general anesthesia for a pain-free experience. After your nose job is complete, pain can be alleviated with medication prescribed by Dr. O’Toole.

Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty

  • Am I the right candidate for a nose job?

    Good candidates for nose surgery are in overall good health with no underlying health conditions that could compromise the operation. Patients should also be non-smokers or willing to refrain from smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery.

    It is important for men and women seeking a nose job to have realistic expectations for their cosmetic goals. Dr. O’Toole will determine your candidacy for a nose job during your first consultation.

    Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty:

    • Are unhappy with one or more aspects of their nose’s appearance
    • Have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or nasal injury
  • How should I prepare for my nose job?

    You can prepare for your nose job by filling out prescriptions for pain medication in advance, providing the correct paperwork, and arranging for someone to drive you home after surgery.

    Patients should also follow Dr. O’Toole’s instructions before surgery. You may be asked to:

    • Stop eating or drinking after midnight (the day of your procedure)
    • Stop smoking or drinking alcohol weeks before your surgery
    • Stop taking medication that will thin your blood
  • Can a nose job be combined with other facial plastic surgery options?

    Dr. O’Toole can combine rhinoplasty with other facial plastic surgeries. Combining rhinoplasty with these procedures can provide comprehensive results:

  • When will I see the final results of my nose job?

    Post-surgical swelling is expected, and you may not see your final rhinoplasty results until months have passed. When your nose is completely healed, Dr. O’Toole is confident that your nose will appear symmetrical, elegant, and attractive. Patients who had a septoplasty (correction of a deviated septum) with their nose job should be able to breathe better almost immediately after treatment.

  • What if I am unhappy with my nose job results?

    Rhinoplasty is designed to make permanent corrections to your nose, and patients should wait until their nose is fully healed before making a fair judgment. Dr. O’Toole can examine your nose to determine if you are a candidate for revision rhinoplasty once your healing is complete.

    Dr. O’Toole is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Pasadena with years of experience performing rhinoplasty. He spends a significant amount of time with each patient during the consultation to ensure their needs are met with their first rhinoplasty.

  • Does Dr. O’Toole provide rhinoplasty before and after photographs?

    Rhinoplasty before and after photographs are available online and will be shared during your consultation.


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