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The French like to say “A big nose never spoiled a handsome face.” But it certainly doesn’t make it any better! An ideal nose is perfectly present without ever drawing attention to itself. Some may sit as a fine feminine feature to accent the scent of a woman. On men, it swoops in to support a strong chin with refined lines that never clownishly undermine a sense of strength, alertness, and masculine seriousness. Rhinoplasty, like any art, is about promoting the invisible symmetry between your nose and the other facial features. That’s why your nose job is best handled by a practiced professional, like double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian, MD, FACS, the best plastic surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia.  

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a complex procedure commonly referred to as a “nose job.” Rhinoplasty requires attention to detail and an understanding of the nuances and proportions of the face as a whole. The nose is in the center of the face and therefore commands significant attention. A change in one’s nose can have a large impact on one’s psyche, both positively and negatively. Dr. Arslanian performs rhinoplasty for both cosmetic and functional reasons.

Rhinoplasty is typically performed for cosmetic, functional, or reconstructive reasons. It may also be a combination of these factors.


This is usually the most common reason why patients seek out a plastic surgeon. Many patients may be unhappy with the overall appearance of their nose. The first thing Dr. Arslanian will ask you during your consultation is to describe, in detail, what it is you do not like about your nose. To some, it might be too wide or too narrow, too long or too short, too bulbous or too pointy. Or maybe there is a hump or an asymmetry. Some patients are not happy with their noses but want to maintain their ethnic appearance. This often requires more investigation and planning to ensure we can improve on the parts of your nose you do not like, and enhance other parts to maintain your cultural identity.


Patients will often complain of breathing difficulties, chronic sinusitis, allergy problems, or a crooked nose. This type of surgery is sometimes covered by insurance. It requires similar surgical maneuvers as the cosmetic procedure to achieve its intended results: improved airway patency.


This type of Rhinoplasty may be done after skin cancer excision on the nose, or secondary to a previous cleft lip/nose deformity from childhood. These special cases may require several operations to achieve an adequate reconstructive outcome.


These patients may complain of breathing problems. They also might not like the appearance of their nose. In these cases, the insurance company may agree to pay a portion of the cost if deemed medically necessary. Cosmetic procedures are not covered by insurance.

What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Some combined benefits of the various types of Rhinoplasty in Atlanta are listed below: 

  • Adjusts a crooked nose
  • Creates better facial harmony
  • Corrects problems associated with a deviated septum
  • Enhance or reduce your nasal bridge
  • Gives your nostrils a new shape
  • Improve breathing
  • Increases or decreases your nose’s size
  • Reduces your nasal tip and/or bridge

Who are the best candidates for the Rhinoplasty procedure?

Dr. Arslanian’s patients should be able to clearly articulate what it is that bothers them about their nose and how they would like to correct it. Here are some other characteristics of ideal candidates for a Rhinoplasty in Atlanta: 

  • Controlled alcohol intake
  • No smoking
  • Fully formed facial features
  • Have realistic expectations for the outcome of the surgery
  • No underlying serious health issues to prevent normal recovery
  • A fully formed nose (13 or 14 years old in girls, 14 or 15 years old in boys)

First Steps

What’s the first step?

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Dr. Brian Arslanian, MD, FACS, is Drhotlanta and he can’t wait to meet you. During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Arslanian to discuss your aesthetic goals. Dr. Arslanian will take a detailed history as he performs a complete examination of your face and nose. He may also take photos. If you qualify for the procedure, he will discuss your options and make sure you are happy with your decision.

Before surgery, Dr. Arslanian will instruct you on the day, time, and location of your procedure. He will provide prescriptions and necessary paperwork, including consent forms, that you must sign and return. In some cases, you may need to obtain medical clearance from your physician or specialist. You might also meet with the anesthesiologist and undergo additional lab work, depending on your medical issues and personal situation.

What to expect on the day of Rhinoplasty

Dr. Arslanian performs the procedure on an outpatient basis, under general anesthesia, in an accredited surgery center. A board-certified anesthesiologist is present to ensure the safest conditions possible. Dr. Arlasnian will make medical markings with a felt tip pen the morning of your surgery.

Once the anesthesia has taken effect, Dr. Arslanian starts with an incision under the nose. He usually prefers the open rhinoplasty technique so that he can completely address the entire nose and achieve the best result possible. He will then proceed, gently lifting back the skin to determine what problems are present.

Next, he may harvest cartilage from the septum, the ear, or even your ribs depending on what is required. He will then use grafts and other techniques to shape the nose and improve breathing if that is a concern.

Finally, he closes his incisions. Sometimes the nasal bones will need to be fractured and repositioned. A splint will then be placed over the nose. Sometimes, Dr. Arslanian will place internal splints, as well.

Your rhinoplasty concludes when you are awakened and moved to the recovery room.

Rhinoplasty recovery

You will be released on the same day of surgery to go home and rest. Dr. Arlanian will provide pain medication to help you through the first week. You will likely be swollen and have some black-and-blue bruising around and under the eyes. 

In one week, Dr. Arslanian shall personally remove your splint and sutures. You should keep your head elevated and iced, as needed, to minimize swelling. Swelling can take about four to six weeks to resolve.

Even then, it can take up to one year for all the swelling to completely fade. Watch for your scar tissue to soften and the grafts to take their final shape and position. Patience is very important in this procedure as results can continue to change over the course of several seasons.

Rhinoplasty Cost

How much does Rhinoplasty cost in Atlanta, GA?

The cost of rhinoplasty can vary depending on the conditions that will be treated. You may also consider additional or alternative procedures for enhanced effects. In some cases, insurance may cover a portion of the cost or all of the procedure. Financing options are available.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Arslanian to receive a price quote. If you prefer, we offer SKYPE consultations, as well.

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Why choose Arslanian Plastic Surgery?

Arslanian Plastic Surgery is reputed for its excellent patient care. Founder and double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Arslanian has built a practice that is a busy mix of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery to help patients from all over the Metro Atlanta area. A Rhinoplasty procedure is part of their regular work, so you can have the peace of mind that you will be received with expert experience.

 A graduate of SUNY Geneseo College, Dr. Arslanian obtained his medical degree from the University at Buffalo. He completed one of the most rigorous training programs in General Surgery at one of the prestigious Harvard Hospitals: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. During his residency he discovered his passion for plastic surgery: both cosmetic and reconstructive. He then decided to perform another 3 years of specialized training in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, an epicenter for plastic surgery in the United States.


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If you are in the Atlanta area and would like to improve your nose cosmetically and/or functionally, a Rhinoplasty from Dr. Brian Arslanian could be an excellent solution. To schedule your initial consultation, please contact our office or use our website to fill out a consultation request form. We look forward to taking the first step with you in achieving your desired nasal aesthetic.

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