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Long Beach Rhinoplasty


Nasal surgery to improve breathing function and/or to improve aesthetic appearance has been around for thousands of years. It is one of the oldest surgical procedures in history. The first recorded rhinoplasty was performed in ancient India in the 6th century B.C., according to Elizabeth Haiken the author of “Venus Envy: A History of Plastic Surgery”. In the 1950’s movie stars like Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth and John Wayne all had rhinoplasty to improve their appearance. Today with technical advancements rhinoplasty is available to anyone seeking to improve their appearance and the function of their nose. Rhinoplasty is an accepted part of American culture. In 2015, rhinoplasty was the second most popular cosmetic surgery procedure in the U.S.

The nose holds a prominent place on the face, and an aesthetically pleasing nose is a symbol of beauty. The most attractive outcome is a nose that is in harmony with your other facial features. A good rhinoplasty is one that results in a natural and harmonious outcome that does not call attention to your nose.

The goal of rhinoplasty performed by the skillful, accomplished Long Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Joshua Waltzman, is to give you a result so natural that most people will notice that something is different, but will be unable to tell you what has changed. Typical comments may be “You look great. What did you do? New hairdo, lost weight, had a makeover?”

Dr. Waltzman’s mission is to offer subtle refinements to the nose in order to balance the face, and to enhance your natural beauty.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most technically demanding surgical procedures. Dr. Waltzman of Waltzman Plastic Surgery in Long Beach, California offers exceptional, compassionate care and always strives for outstanding results.

Rhinoplasty is also beneficial to correct structural defects, discomfort, and breathing problems due to structural abnormalities and injuries to the nose.

The best candidates are patients who are in good health, appreciate the risks and benefits of the procedure and have realistic expectations about the outcome.  No nose is perfect, and a nose that looks good on someone else may not look good on you.

Rhinoplasty may help if you feel your nose is:

  • too large, or too small
  • has an ugly bump on the bridge or the bridge is too narrow
  • is too wide
  • the tip hooks downward, protrudes or is too large or bulbous
  • the nostrils are pinched or overly flared
  • is crooked

Rhinoplasty can help you achieve a pleasing appearance.  If you have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum or similar structural problems, rhinoplasty may be for you. If your nose has been broken, it must be carefully reconstructed to avoid disfigurement and improve function.

No longer do you “just have to live with it”. Men and women alike understand that looking good makes you feel good about yourself. Dr. Waltzman and his wonderful staff will treat you with respect and compassion. Dr. Waltzman considers it a great honor to help you achieve your goals. Isn’t it time to do something good for yourself? Call his office and schedule a consultation, to have an open conversation about your options.