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Have you found yourself dreaming of a better nose? Many of us wish we had a nose that better suited our natural facial proportions, while others might be looking to correct a breathing issue. San Francisco board-certified surgeon, Dr. James Anthony is an experienced cosmetic nose and facial surgeon, who brings an artistic yet conservative approach to his rhinoplasty procedures for the absolute best and most natural-looking results possible.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty 

Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, is an aesthetic treatment used to change the look of the nose and is often utilized to repair a functional or breathing issue. Although rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, the results tend to be quite dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery can result in a smaller nose, or adjust a nose that might be too large or too wide. Dr. Anthony’s primary pursuit is to achieve a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your personal cosmetic desires and functions properly. 

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Dr. James Anthony does amazing work and has amazing patient care. I am very nervous about having any kind of surgery and he made me feel so comfortable. He went above and beyond my expectations. He genuinely cares about his patients' needs and the successful outcome of his work. I am also very appreciative of the kindness of his entire staff. 


Before & After Rhinoplasty

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you’re considering undergoing nose surgery in San Francisco, you may be a perfect candidate. For all patients, it’s very important that expectations are understood, as your nose and facial profile will be changed. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will walk you through everything you need to know about the nose surgery procedure and its results so that you can be safe and assured every step of the way.

The ideal rhinoplasty candidates:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of their nose
  • Have distinct issues that they hope to improve, enhance, or correct
  • Are over 16 years of age
  • May experience breathing issues or other functional problems

Dr. Anthony’s Surgical Technique

Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia and is typically an outpatient procedure. Different surgical methods may be used depending on your concerns and problems, and Dr. Anthony performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach.

The procedure is designed to either:

  • Decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue
  • Build and increase cartilage, if necessary for reconstruction

The nasal features will be re-positioned and the skin draped over the newly structured framework before stitches are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or within the natural external fold.

Introducing Vectra 3D Imaging

Surgery is a big commitment and many patients who are interested in getting a nose job in San Francisco can now see what their results might look like.  This is now possible with Vectra 3D Imaging, a cutting-edge technology that utilizes 3D scanning. Vectra allows patients to visualize how their faces will look after rhinoplasty surgery, providing more information to help them make an educated decision. 

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What Should I Expect?

After your rhinoplasty procedure, you’ll enjoy a comfortable rest in our recovery room before being released to recover at home. Your nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days, which is normal.

Most patients experience congestion and some discoloration beneath the eyes as well, which can be helped with the consistent use of a cold compress and anti-inflammatory medications. Dr. Anthony will schedule a post-op checkup with you a few days after surgery to remove any splints and sutures, and to assess your healing progress, and ensure that you’re on the proper road to recovery.

Full recovery typically takes around two to four weeks, during which time strenuous exertion should be avoided.

Enjoy a Nose that Accentuates Your Natural Beauty

If you are a resident of San Francisco and have been unhappy with the way your nose looks, rhinoplasty may be exactly right for you. This procedure is also often ideal for correcting breathing issues and other functional problems. Using his conservative approach and artistic touch, Dr. Anthony will improve the appearance of your nose, leaving your entire face more attractive and proportionate, or will improve your breathing issues. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. If you wish to learn more, reach out, and schedule a consultation with us today. 

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How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

The cost of nose surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of your procedure is. Dr. Anthony will listen to your concerns and goals, working with you to develop your customized treatment plan, at which point he’ll be able to discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. We accept several payment methods, and can help you find low-interest financing to ensure that your procedure is as affordable as possible.

Will My Insurance Cover Functional Nose Surgery?

While cosmetic rhinoplasty reasons won’t be covered insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing might be. If you plan on applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please let us know so that we can help you submit any information and paperwork.

Are There Non-Surgical Options to Change My Nose?

If you’re looking for tiny changes to improve the appearance of your nose, a dermal filler such as Restylane® or Juvéderm® may be a great option for you. Dermal fillers can temporarily improve minor imperfections. Surgical rhinoplasty is typically better for larger, more complex changes to the nose and longer-lasting results, as well as adjusting the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Anthony can tell you more about non-surgical nose re-shaping, and together you can decide if it’s right for your needs.

What About Ethnic Rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is geared towards making your nose look better without compromising your cultural identity. This is often a concern for our African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern patients. During your consultation, Dr. Anthony will talk with you about which elements of your nose you would like to keep and which ones you want to change so that he can personalize your treatment plan and achieve the results you wan

Can I Combine Nose Surgery with Other Facial Surgeries?

Some patients consider combining a nose job with another procedure like cheek or chin augmentation. Once Dr. Anthony understands your goals, he will talk with you about the option of having multiple surgeries for a more dramatic result, and he will develop a personalized treatment plan based on your individual goals.

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