Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA

Keller Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gregory S. Keller, offers rhinoplasty procedures to men and women who reside in Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and the neighboring cities in California. Dr. Keller teaches rhinoplasty to residents and fellow surgeons at UCLA and is considered an “expert” in this procedure.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a facial plastic surgery procedure dedicated to correcting a number of imperfections relating to the size or shape of the nose, such as:

  • Removing a hump or ridge on the bridge of the nose.
  • Reducing or enlarging the width of the nasal bridge.
  • Altering the size, shape, or angle of the nostrils.
  • Correcting the distance or angle between the nose and upper lip.

A rhinoplasty may also be beneficial in correcting structural problems caused by medical conditions, injuries, and genetic conditions that cause difficulty breathing, such as a deviated septum.

Is a Rhinoplasty Right For Me?

A rhinoplasty commonly referred to as a nose job is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed worldwide. Patients choose to undergo this procedure for a number of reasons, such as to improve breathing functions or to enhance the symmetry of the face and boost self-esteem and confidence. If you are unhappy with the current size or shape of your nose or suffer from breathing troubles or similar conditions from a nasal disorder, a rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you.

What Can I Expect From the Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Before undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure, you will need to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Keller to determine your eligibility for the procedure. If you are in good general health with no pressing medical conditions, you can discuss your rhinoplasty options with Dr. Keller. The procedure itself is highly personalized and carefully tailored to meet each patient’s unique needs and desires. There are several techniques available, and Dr. Keller will determine which is the best approach to achieve your desired results. The options include:

  • Open Rhinoplasty. This is the most common technique used during rhinoplasty procedures, as it allows the surgeon complete access to the internal nasal structure. During the procedure, two incisions will be made on the inside and outside of the nose to allow the skin of the nose to be lifted and the surgeon to alter the internal structure of the nose as needed.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty. This procedure is less commonly used, as it allows for less direct access to the internal nasal structures because no external incisions are used. However, this technique has the advantage of leaving no visible scars. Only a board-certified specialist, such as Dr. Keller, should perform a closed rhinoplasty.

Recovery Following a Rhinoplasty

Before undergoing your rhinoplasty procedure, you will need to make arrangements to have someone drive you home after surgery, as the effects of the anesthesia may still be lingering in your system. You may also need assistance with basic care routines in the first few days, as we recommend that you rest and avoid as much activity as possible during that time. Immediately following your surgery, you will experience some tenderness and inflammation. Additionally, you will be required to keep your head elevated for 24 hours to minimize swelling, even while sleeping. Around 10 days following the procedure, the swelling will subside, and results will begin to reveal themselves. You may start to resume light, non-strenuous activities after about two weeks, however, regular physical activity should only be resumed after all of the swelling disappears.

Dr. Gregory S. Keller is a board-certified plastic surgeon that has performed countless rhinoplasty procedures throughout his career. Men and women who reside in and around Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, California who wish to enhance their overall appearance with a nose job should contact our office to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation!

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"Dr. Keller and amazing staff, Words cannot express my deepest gratitude for your generosity and selfless acts of service in my behalf. Dr. Keller I am so thankful for your masterful gift and am forever indebted to you. Thank you for offering your time and expertise to "turn back the hands of time."" K
"Dr’s Keller and Punthakee, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment…at just the perfect time…just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings" K
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"To: Dr.Greg Keller my x-plastic surgeon: Because of you I am still pretty at age 80! Living in Maine and in the summer in Ft.Myers, FLA-Winters. My Stroke makes me write like this but I am healthy, drive and play 4 days of Tournament Bridge and have a cat and no husband, thought 7 was too many? Love and success to you. Keep sending me News Letters." ASH
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"From the first day I walked into the Rejuvalase Medical Spa. I noticed the fresh flowers in the waiting room, a friendly smile and greeting upon arrival. Dr Keller took his time and addressed all of my questions and fears of which I had many. It’s nice not to feel rushed or unimportant by having a Dr who’s constantly looking at their watch. I know we have all had at least one of them! I assure you Dr Keller and Joanne Benda the registered nurse is all about their patients.…" ...
"Dear Dr.Keller, Nina and Ruthie, Without your kind gift to me this would have never been a possibility for me. I look great and am heeling, Want you to know your staff was great everyone!!! Will see you soon. Thank you. At just the right moment at just the perfect time just when I really needed to know there were still caring and big hearted people in this world, you came through so thankful for you. With Thanks and Blessings." K


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