Armen Vartany, MD, FACS: Plastic Surgery and Laser Center
116 S Buena Vista St #300
Burbank, CA 91505
Phone: (818) 500-0823
Monday–Friday: 7:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Saturday: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.
Closed for Lunch: 12 p.m.–1 p.m.
People looking for the best rhinoplasty specialist in Glendale, Pasadena, or Beverly Hills often choose double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Armen Vartany, who performs more than 200 rhinoplasty procedures every year at his Burbank practice. Men and women seeking nose jobs—including revision rhinoplasty—travel from around the world to have Dr. Vartany perform this demanding surgery.
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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S., but it is also one of the most technically challenging for a plastic surgeon to master. Few surgeons have Dr. Vartany’s combination of surgical skill, experience, and artistic eye to produce consistently remarkable results. Dr. Vartany is known for ensuring patients’ noses are in harmony with their other facial features, so the results look natural.
Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
Dr. Vartany performs rhinoplasty on patients in their teens to adults in their 30s, 40s, or older, who have realistic goals about the outcome of the surgery. Reasons for rhinoplasty include:
- You’ve always been unhappy with some aspect of your nose
- You’ve suffered an injury that changed the shape of your nose
- You have difficulty breathing through your nose.
The best candidates for rhinoplasty are nonsmokers in good overall health without medical conditions that could complicate healing. It’s also important that you have a positive outlook and realistic aesthetic goals for your rhinoplasty.
Why Choose Dr. Vartany for Rhinoplasty?
When patients don’t choose an experienced rhinoplasty specialist such as Dr. Vartany, they often end up seeking a second procedure to revise the initial results. Dr. Vartany is the surgeon patients often choose for revision surgery. The delicate anatomy of the nose requires a surgeon with expertise that exceeds what’s needed for other plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Vartany is a true artist who has perfected his technique through his many years in practice.
Dr. Vartany also believes that excellent rhinoplasty results begin during the consultation when patients discuss why they want cosmetic nose surgery and what they don’t like about the shape or size of their nose. Dr. Vartany creates a custom surgical plan based on this candid conversation, an examination of the nose, and general discussions about health and lifestyle.
Rhinoplasty patients also have the opportunity to see the potential results of their procedure using 3D imaging technology at our practice. Our patients truly appreciate this tool because they can preview “before-and-after” digital photos of projected results from a nose job.
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Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
If you’re looking for an experienced, compassionate plastic surgeon with a reputation for producing superior cosmetic results, look no further than Dr. Vartany. Combining expertise and honesty with a gentle demeanor, Dr. Vartany provides the quality of Beverly Hills for his plastic surgery patients from Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena, and beyond.Meet Dr. Vartany
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How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Rhinoplasty changes the shape or size of your nose—or both—so that it is in harmony with the rest of your facial features and doesn’t detract from your appearance. A large or wide nose may divert attention from naturally attractive eyes or excellent bone structure. Small changes to the nose can produce dramatic results for people who have always been self-conscious about their noses.
Dr. Vartany performs either a “closed” or “open” rhinoplasty technique, which influences where he makes incisions for the procedure.
Closed rhinoplasty: A closed rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nostrils, meaning there is no visible scar following surgery. This is the technique Dr. Vartany uses most often for rhinoplasty procedures.
Open rhinoplasty: When Dr. Vartany performs an open rhinoplasty, he makes an incision on the columella, the small strip of skin separating the nostrils. After making the incision, he lifts the skin to expose the nasal structures. The small scar that results fades significantly and is virtually imperceptible.
Dr. Vartany performs rhinoplasty with his patients under general anesthesia.
What Happens During Recovery After Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty patients are often pleasantly surprised after surgery because the discomfort they experience is far less than they expected. We provide detailed post-op instructions that can help you recover as quickly and as comfortably as possible.
You should plan to take at least a week off from work or school after your surgery. Getting plenty of rest, especially during the first 24 hours after the surgery, is very important, and you should make sure you have a family member or friend staying with you during this time. You can expect bruising and swelling that gradually resolves on its own, along with stuffiness and a sensation of pressure in the nose. Dr. Vartany removes the splint from your nose a week after surgery at your first post-op appointment. He doesn’t use nasal packing, which many patients find to be the most uncomfortable part of rhinoplasty.
Preparing for your recovery is important. You should fill prescriptions before the surgery and have cold compresses prepared to use when you return home. Another tip is to eat fresh pineapple in the days leading up to the surgery can help reduce discomfort and swelling.
When Will I See Results After Rhinoplasty?
When Dr. Vartany removes the splint from the nose about a week after surgery, the nose will be very swollen and patients often believe that their noses are wider than before the surgery. This excessive swelling gradually goes down during the first 3 weeks after surgery. Residual swelling persists, especially on the tip of the nose, and it can be up to a year before patients see the final results of their nose jobs.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty depends on a number of factors. These include the training and experience of the plastic surgeon, the geographic location of the practice, and the changes being made during the procedure. We prepare a detailed price quote following your consultation that you can review at home before making a decision about getting the procedure.
We understand that cost is a factor for most patients, but we strongly recommend that you don’t base your choice of plastic surgeon primarily on how much the procedure costs, especially with rhinoplasty. Having a surgeon perform the surgery correctly the first time will save you money. We also offer financing for qualified patients that can help spread out payments.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Vartany provides all the information you need about rhinoplasty in a way that’s easy to understand. You can request a consultation using the online form or call us at (818) 500-0823 to schedule an appointment.