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What You Need to Know

Rhinoplasty, or nose jobs, in Beverly Hills are one of the most technically challenging procedures in the field of plastic surgery, where every fraction of a millimeter can make a visible difference. One of the most important factors in patient satisfaction is whether or not the patient and surgeon share the same aesthetic ideals, and can clearly communicate between one another the expectations and goals.


The nose is at the center of one’s face, and therefore is not in a position to be ignored.  The structure of the nose can either make breathing easier or harder, and the appearance of the nose can contribute to facial harmony and beauty, or detract from the face and become a focal point for all the wrong reasons.

Common reasons for having a Beverly Hills rhinoplasty include:

  • Reducing a dorsal hump
  • Refining a large, bulbous, or boxy tip
  • Correcting a drooping tip
  • Narrowing the base of the nose
  • Narrowing the overall width of the nose
  • Building a bridge in Asian, African-American, or other “ethnic” noses
  • Changing the overall shape of the nose
  • Increasing the length or projection of the nose
  • Correcting deformity that resulted from fracture or injury
  • Improving breathing (septoplasty, spreader grafts, et cetera)
  • Correcting deviated septum

Dr. Patel is very experienced in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty, including repair of fractures and reconstruction of the airway utilizing advanced techniques such as rib graft or fascia graft. There are both reconstructive and cosmetic reasons for rhinoplasty.


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No nose blowing or sunglasses for 3 weeks. Avoid strenuous activity or full exercise for 6 weeks.


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Payments for nonsurgical treatments are made prior to or on the date of service, and payments for surgery are required to be paid in full 3 weeks prior to the surgical date.

We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, cash, and cashier checks. We also work with two third-party financing companies, Care Credit and Alphaeon Credit. You can find more information and apply for credit online using the links below.




During your consultation, Dr. Patel will take time to learn more about your concerns and goals, and discuss the treatment options in detail. She will go through your medical history and perform a physical exam in order to determine the best plan to reach your goals, and make sure you are a good candidate for surgery.


The day of surgery, Dr. Patel will meet with you in the preoperative area, review the planned procedure, and go over any additional questions you may have prior to surgery.


After surgery, you will be provided with postoperative care instructions, and instructions for followup. Dr. Patel will see you for the first postoperative visit 1-2 days after surgery, with an additional visit the week after for splint and/or suture removal if appropriate. Additional postoperative visits are typically spaced at 2 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, and 1 year after surgery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty surgery is also known as a nose job, and involves improving the aesthetic appearance of the nose.

Is rhinoplasty safe?

Rhinoplasty is a safe procedure overall, though there are specific risks involved since it is a surgery.

Is a nose job worth it?

When there is a good fit between surgeon and patient, the experience can be very gratifying and life changing for the patient, and considered worth it. When the patient expectations are not met, that is when it is considered not worth it.

How are nose jobs done?

Nose jobs can be done “open”, meaning through a small incision along the columella and extended internally inside the nose, or done “closed”, where only internal incisions are used inside the nose.

How old do you have to be to get a nose job?

Rhinoplasty is generally not recommended before age 16, unless for reconstruction in the setting of trauma.

How much does a nose job cost?

The cost for rhinoplasty surgery will depend on a number of factors, including whether or not one had prior surgery or trauma, and whether or not airway reconstruction is performed at the same time. To provide you with accurate pricing information, we invite you to book a complimentary Pre-Consult Phone Call with our Patient Care Coordinator by calling 310-205-0212. During that phone call, important information will be discussed, and ballpark pricing will be provided.

How long does rhinoplasty take to heal?

It can take a full year for the nose to heal, and the swelling to resolve. In the period right after surgery, the external and internal splints are typically left in place for a week, tape is worn externally day and night for the next 2 weeks, and then the nose is taped at night only for 2 weeks.

How long after rhinoplasty can I workout?

It is advised to wait 6 weeks before resuming full workouts, and to be mindful of avoiding inadvertent injury once activities are resumed.

How do I Choose the Right Procedure for Me?

When you go for a consultation in Beverly Hills, be prepared to discuss what bothers you about your nose, and how important each of those things are. Dr. Patel will often ask you to list the top three things about your nose that you dislike or would like to change. It is okay if you do not have three things, or have more than three.

She will also go over a full history regarding any breathing difficulties you may have, including prior surgery, fractures or trauma, history of allergies, et cetera. It is essential to disclose any and all surgery and trauma to your nose, because this has a big impact on the surgical plan.

What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?

There are two approaches when performing rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty procedures in Beverly Hills. The first is an “open” approach, where a small, inverted V shaped incision is placed on the columella of the nose, and the remaining incisions are inside the nostrils. The second is a “closed” approach, where there are no external skin incisions, and everything is done through incisions inside the nostrils.

Dr. Patel prefers open rhinoplasty in most cases as it allows the best visualization and exposure without distortion, allowing the placement of very precise grafts and suture techniques. In smaller cases, or those not involving much tip work, a closed approach may be utilized instead. Dr. Patel assesses each nose individually to determine the best approach for that particular patient and uses the one that she feels will allow her to achieve the best possible long-term result.

Will Insurance Cover a Rhinoplasty?

Insurance providers will cover Beverly Hills nose job procedures they deem to be medically necessary. Regarding the nose, portions that may be covered by insurance are correcting a deviated septum (or septoplasty), repairing a nasal fracture or deformity from a nasal fracture, correcting breathing problems by reconstructing the nasal airway (including at times fascia grafts or cartilage grafts taken from the ear or rib), and treating hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates.

If any of these things apply to your case, one can submit for pre-authorization. If approved, it may result in lower out-of-pocket costs if some portions are covered by insurance.

What Should I Expect after Rhinoplasty Surgery in Beverly Hills?

When you wake up from surgery, you will have a splint on the outside of your nose, soft silicone splints inside the nose (that have openings to breathe through), and a piece of gauze above your upper lip (“mustache dressing”) to catch any blood or mucus draining from the nose.

Dr. Patel will see you in Beverly Hills on the day following a rhinoplasty surgery to change the mustache dressing, gently clean any dried blood or mucus from around the nares, and check the donor sites for any bleeding, fluid collection, or other overnight concerns. Your next visit is one week after surgery, at which time typically the internal and external splints are removed. In select cases, they may be removed at a later date.

Stitches at the columella are also removed at one week. The nose is then taped with brown paper tape. You will be instructed how to tape, and should keep the tape on at all times for the first two weeks. Dr. Patel will see you again the following week to remove any staples (if you had a fascia graft harvested from the scalp), and then two weeks later.

After two weeks, typically you may transition to night-time taping only. The follow-up visits are then spread out less frequently thereafter. The schedule is adjusted based on doctor/patient preferences and needs.

Client Reviews

" Dear Dr. Patel, June, and Zuny. Thank you so much for your kindness and compassion with me during and after my accident. I feel as though you saved me from disfigurement and I am SO grateful... Thank you for making my accident easer to put in the past. All my best. "


" The fabulous Dr. Anita Patel, thank you so much for my new boobies! I am so happy with the results and already feel so much more confident. You truly made me feel comfortable every step of the way. You are a master at what you do and I am so honored to have gotten work done by you! I adore you tons. xxxo "


" Dr. Patel, thank you so much once again! You saved me at an all time low. "


" Dr. Patel, I cannot thank you enough for what you have done for me! Your gentle kindness is greatly appreciated. I love the New Me and it is all because of you! Warm Regards. "


" I would like to say that Dr. Patel and her medical and office staff are professional and courteous. From my initial consultation visit until the present which is post-surgery 3 months. They smile and look you in the eye. They make you feel comfortable enough to express your true desire for your appearance and they sincerely endeavor to give to you the closest possible result. Dr. Patel and her team took such good care of me. She anticipated my needs and was attentive to my wound care and pain maintenance. I am pleased with my tummy and thighplasty. I am looking forward to next year when I continue with a breast reduction and lift and upper arms. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are absolutely AMAZING!!! After having my lap-band in 2009, I was ready to get rid of my loose skin for good! I decided to have a tummy tuck and a thigh lift. =) I met with 5 different surgeons before I was referred to Dr. Anita Patel. She was finally the one!!!! Her assistant Jenny is just as amazing as she is!!! I was super nervous about having these two procedures done, but I had Dr. Patel and Jenny right there the whole way!!! They went above and beyond to meet all of my concerns. =) I had my surgeries 11 days ago and I am super happy with my results so far!!! I can't wait to see them when I am fully recovered! I will be having a breast lift/augmentation next! Everyone from the front desk to the operating room are just AMAZING!!!! "


" Dr. Patel made me so comfortable. She is absolutely amazing and I would recommend her to everyone! "


" I had my lap band surgery three years ago now I was ready for my tummy tuck. But from the horror stories I heard I kept putting it off. I went to see two other doctors and wasn't happy, until I met Dr. Patel and her amazing staff. The first day I met them I knew I wanted her to be the one to do my surgery for me. Everyone was fantastic from Dr. Patel's staff to the after care. "


" Dr. Patel and her staff are the best professionals in town! "


" Dr. Patel is a great Doctor. From the very first phone call with Jenny, Dr. Patel's Coordinator, I felt very comfortable. When I went for the 1st appointment in Newport Beach, I was very impressed with the professionalism of Dr. Patel and Jenny. They took time discussing the procedures and options and put my mind at ease. I had a Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift with Implants. The surgery day went great and I am so happy with the results. I would recommend her to my family and friends and will use her for any future cosmetic surgeries I may have. Thank you Dr. Patel!! "


" Dr. Patel is absolutely amazing! I interviewed many surgeons and no one could touch her compassionate, genuine personality. Dr. Patel takes her time during the consultation, you are never rushed. She is very detailed when explaining the procedures, prep and recovery. She is real... not pretentious, no inflated ego and zero God complex. Dr. Patel cares about every person who takes the time to come to her clinic. Throughout my pre-op, surgery and post-op Dr. Patel's exceptional care was displayed without waiver. I would HIGHLY recommend anyone considering the services of a PS to contact her... it will be worth your time. Thank you Dr. Patel!!!!! "


" You give so much of yourself in the kindness you show and the lives you touch. Wish that all the goodness you share comes back to you. Thank you for everything you have done for me. "


" Words cannot express how thankful I am for you. You really have helped to change my life for the better, and gave me the body I knew was under there somewhere... making it all happen truly renews my faith that there are great people out there. You are an artist and I am so happy to have you in my life... "


" Dr. Patel, Jenny, Nicole, and staff, I have enjoyed every moment with each of you and I thank you again for making the entire process of my surgery at Rox Surgery Center such a joy and success. You're all the best!!... "


" You are an amazing surgeon I am so glad I found you. I am more than happy with the results. It is better than I could have ever imagined. Your staff Jenny and nurse Zarina were so caring and made me feel comfortable with the whole process... Thank you so much... "


" There really isn't a way to explain what this surgery has meant to me. It is the final step of a really long and hard emotional journey... From the bottom of my heart thank you for making me look like I feel. Your talent is amazing!... "


" I was extremely happy with everyone. The whole staff was helpful and very personable. Dr. Patel you are amazing!!... I would recommend you to anyone looking for a breast augmentation. Thank you!! Thank you!! Thank you!!... "


" Thank you and your staff so much for making me feel so special and taking such good care of me. I can tell you love what you do... "


I just wanted to thank you for taking such great care of me before, during, and after my surgery. It meant a lot to know I wasn't just another patient coming through. I'll actually miss seeing you once all is said and done!... "


" I've wanted to do this my whole life. Thank you for being so kind and holding my hand through this experience. I am so grateful I found you... "


" Thank you for taking the time to listen. I am so happy with my results! I wish I had done it sooner... "


" Thank you so much for taking care of me. Your kindness is greatly appreciated... "


" Words cannot express my gratitude for your expertise... I was in need of a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and no where near Beverly Hills! It was nice of you to work at the hospital that day!! Thank you... "


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    The nose is arguably the most noticeable feature on a face. That is why if you are unhappy with your nose’s contour, size, or shape, you have options. Dr. Anita Patel is experienced in rhinoplasty nose jobs in Beverly Hills and can discuss how to best achieve the outcome you are hoping for. Call our office now to learn more about how you can reach your cosmetic goals with Dr. Anita Patel.
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