Rhinoplasty Specialist

David Hopp, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

David Hopp, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

If you have a nose that creates breathing problems or is just aesthetically displeasing to you, experienced plastic surgeon David Hopp, MD, can help you at his practice in Beverly Hills, California. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, corrects the shape, size, and function of your nose. Call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment online to learn more about how rhinoplasty can help you achieve a look that boosts your confidence and comfort.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

Why should I consider rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty changes the look of your nose. The surgical procedure is a good option when you want to:

  • Narrow the space between your nostrils
  • Increase or reduce the size of your nose
  • Change the shape of the tip or bridge of your nose
  • Alter the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Repair a nose affected by injury or birth defect
  • Correct breathing problems

If you’re concerned with the way your nose looks or functions, talk to Dr. Hopp about your areas of concern. He’ll create a surgical plan to solve your issues.


Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Your facial features should be fully developed before undergoing rhinoplasty. Usually, this means a girl should be no younger than 14-15 years old and boys should be in their late teens before signing up for surgery.

Prior to undergoing rhinoplasty, Dr. Hopp goes over what happens during the procedure and recovery, and the results you should expect. Going into surgery with realistic expectations is important and is key to a successful outcome.

You’ll be evaluated ahead of time to ensure you’re in good health. And if you smoke, it’s best to quit smoking prior to surgery, as it can interfere with healing.


What happens during rhinoplasty?

Most patients are placed under general anesthesia for rhinoplasty, but in some cases, a local anesthesia may be used. During the procedure, Dr. Hopp makes incisions within your nostrils and sometimes across the base of your nose, depending on the goal of the surgery. He goes through these incisions to reshape the cartilage and inner bone.


What is recovery from rhinoplasty like?

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure, meaning you do not spend the night in the hospital. After the surgery, you’ll notice swelling and bruising is quite evident for the first three days. Dr. Hopp may recommend you wear a nasal splint for the first week after surgery.

Discoloration and mild-to-moderate swelling may last for up to two weeks. You need to avoid strenuous activity for 3-6 weeks following the procedure. It can take up to six months to see the full results of your surgery.

To learn more about rhinoplasty and how it can restore confidence and nasal function, call the office of Dr. David Hopp or book an appointment using the online scheduler.