S.SEAN YOUNAI, MD,FACS Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic, & Reconstructive Surgeon

Beverly Hills Plastic & Cosmetic Surgeon


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My mission is to help you look and feel healthy, happy and youthful. To accomplish this, it takes more than just surgical skills - it takes having an eye, an imagination, and compassion. Your satisfaction is my reward; therefore, my full attention is yours, and I am committed to making you feel comfortable during this transformation. With this philosophy, along with my expert staff, I hope to make your plastic surgery endeavor a safe, comfortable, and successful experience.

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Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Los Angeles

Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills means "nose molding" or "nose forming." According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, nearly 300,000 men and women underwent Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills in 2005 to improve the size and shape of their nose. In addition to correcting breathing problems or injury. Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip of the bridge, narrow the span between its nostrils and alter its angle.

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Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills is more than surgery — it’s an art form. The plastic surgeon should create a nose that is yours uniquely and is harmonious with your face. Plastic surgeons generally recommend that patients wait until they are at least 14 or 15 to undergo Rhinoplasty Beverly Hills.

Measures before Rhinoplasty

The earliest acceptable age for having rhinoplasty is after completion of the growth spur- around 14 or 15 for girls, and a bit later for boys. Before undergoing surgery your surgeon will inquire about any history of allergies, nasal breathing problems, sinus disease, or nasal fracture. If you have a history of breathing difficulty through your nose or sinusitis it is treatable by medications or surgery. The surgical treatment will help open the nasal airway passage as well as help drain sinuses. Most health insurances cover this treatment but none cover cosmetic surgery. After examining your nose your surgeon will discuss at length your options, answer your questions, and will help you with your decision.

Rhinoplasty to Remove the "Hump"
This is the most common type of Rhinoplasty. Made of bone and cartilage, the "hump" is whittled down by the plastic surgeon in order to make the nasal bridge straight and smooth. The decision of how far down to carve the hump depends on the patient’s other features, sex, and their preferences. Some patients prefer a more straight nasal bridge while others would like a softer look or a more "ski-sloped" nasal bridge.

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Is there a minimum age to undergo Rhinoplasty?
The size and shape of a nose change during adolescence. Therefore, plastic surgeons generally recommend waiting until at least 15 years of age to consider Rhinoplasty. Boys should generally wait longer because they complete their developmental phase later than girls.

An exception to this rule is a baby that is born with congenital facial deformity such as a cleft lip. In this child, surgical corrections are made to the nose very early on so that th

noseRhinoplasty to Decrease the Nasal Tip
Decreasing a wide nasal tip is one of the most common changes made through Rhinoplasty. To achieve this, the plastic surgeon modifies the tip cartilages. The width or the length of the cartilage will be removed, depending upon the patient’s features. At time the nasal tip support is re-enforced with a cartilage "strut graft."

Rhinoplasty to lengthen a short nose
The nose can be lengthened with the use of cartilage grafts that help restore the height and length of the nose. This procedure is mostly performed as an open approach

Rhinoplasty to Shorten a Long Nose
A long nose otherwise referred to as a "Pinocchio nose" appears long due to the over-projection of the nasal tip. This projection can be lessened and made more natural looking by mostly refining the tip structures of the nose, generally through an Open Rhinoplasty

What Facial Features Can Affect the Appearance of the Nose?
The proportion of a nose to that of the rest of the face, especially when viewed from the side, is closely linked to the proportions of the chin. Often times a weak chin can make a nose appear too large for the face, or vice versa.

Attention to this relationship is very important in the assessment of the nose and surgical planning. There are times that surgery on the chin (Genioplasty) is an essential adjunct to a Rhinoplasty. At this time, the chin can be augmented or brought forward (Advancement Genioplasty), or reduced or pushed backwards (Reduction Genioplasty or setback).

The size, angle, and flow of the upper lip can also affect the appearance of the nose. Those with a very deep space between their upper lip and the nose, often appear to have an excessively hanging or drooping nasal tip. Augmentation of this area can change the angle between the nose and the lip, and thus significantly alter the overall appearance of the nose. On the other hand, those with thin and long upper lips can appear to have a short nose. Correction of this can also affect the appearance of the nose.

The shape of the eyes, especially that of the inner corners of the eyes (medial canthus), can affect the appearance of the nasal bridge, and vice versa. For example, a flat nasal bridge can make the eyes appear to be too far apart, as is true for many Asian patients. The medial canthal folds in Asians can also make the nasal bridge to appear too wide and flat.

Dr Sean Younai, Board Certified Plastic, Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgeon