Raffy Karamanoukian, MD
Rhinoplasty Expert Los Angeles

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Beverly Hills, Rhinoplasty, 90210, Plastic Surgery for the Nose, Nasal Surgery, Septum

Choosing a Board Certified Rhinoplasty Expert and Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles

Thank you for choosing double board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, for your rhinoplasty or septoplasty procedure.  Rhinoplasty Surgery is technically demanding and requires expertise in plastic surgery, a knowledge of nasal anatomy, meticulous attention to detail, and an outstanding aesthetic eye.

Surgical technique is very important in acheiving an outstanding result in rhinoplasty.  However, rhinoplasty requires a creative and adaptable approach that customizes surgery based on the individual aesthetic features of the patient. Presently, it is no longer acceptable to take a 'cookie-cutter' approach to rhinoplasty as the goal is to acheive a nasal profile that is natural and harmonious with the rest of the face. 

Dr. Karamanoukian has developed his expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty.  He performs rhinoplasty procedures in order to improve airway function and improve the cosmetic appearance of the nose.  He has developed an algorithmic approach to rhinoplasty that incorporates the entire facial profile and ethnic characteristics of the patient.

For patients who have a breathing problem arising from the nose, Dr. Karamanoukian will determine the source of the breathing obstruction and design a procedure that incorporates a septoplasty and possibly a rhinoplasty and turbinate surgery. These techniques allow for improvement in the function of the nose as a major conduit for breathing. Both septoplasty or rhinoplasty surgery can be performed in our AAAHC accredited Los Angeles surgical suite. 

Please take the time to read the entire Septorhinoplasty.com website in order to gain an understanding of Dr. Karamanoukian's approach to the nose.  You will find that Dr. Karamanoukian has a very organized and methodical approach to rhinoplasty that combines both the medical and cosmetic aspects of nasal surgery.


The Goals of Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty Surgery with Dr. Karamanoukian

  1. Improve Breathing ( The nose is important for nasal breathing).
  2. Reduce the size of the nose.
  3. Reduce the width of the nose or the size of the nostrils.
  4. Correct unevenness of the nose or nostrils.
  5. Improve the tip of the nose so that it is more sculpted vs. bulbous, boxy, or mishapen.
Dr. Karamanoukian describes both rhinoplasty and septoplasty as an exacting surgery that requires artistic understanding as well as understanding of structure and function. The goals of rhinoplasty should reconcile the needs and desires of the patient with the longterm surgical requirements of solid cartilaginous and bony nasal support.  This is done so that the results of rhinoplasty are natural and longlasting.  

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Los Angeles


Your search for an expert rhinoplasty surgeon should begin with board certification.  Dr. Karamanoukian is double board certified and is a diplomate of the American Board of Plastic Surgery.  His training has allowed him to develop special expertise in three major aspects of nose surgery.  Dr. Karamanoukian performs primary rhinoplasty procedures for 'first-time' cosmetic correction of the nose.  These primary rhinoplasties are the mainstay of practice and are common reasons for individuals to achieve their desired nasal contour. Among other things, a primary rhinoplasty is ideal for correction of a nasal hump, a hook nose, a droopy nasal tip, a bulbous or boxy nasal tip, or merely to improve the contour of the nose. 

The second most common procedure is a septoplasty, which is performed to improve breathing in individuals who have a deviated septum or breathing obstruction as a result of normal growth or trauma.  This procedure may be common among patients who have a history of allergies and allergic rhinitis.

Finally, Dr. Karamanoukian performs secondary or revision rhinoplasties for individuals who have had previous nose surgery and have some type of problem with their nose. Revision rhinoplasty can be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve breathing in those who have nasal collapse or airway collapse.  For details on plastic surgery of the body and breasts, please visit our website at http://www.Surgery90210.com


The Benefits of a Rhinoplasty with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Karamanoukian


Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in acheiving natural rhinoplasty results, regardless of whether this is your first time undergoing a rhinoplasty or whether you require a modification or revision of a previous rhinoplasty result.  The benefits of undergoing rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Karamanoukian are his meticulous attention to detail and his firm belief in acheiving harmony with the rest of your face.  Dr. Karamanoukian insists that his rhinoplasty results satisfy the following basic criteria:
  1. Natural Looking Results.
  2. Improvement in Nasal Airway and Breathing.
  3. Strong Structural Support that minimizes future scarring and asymmetry.
These criteria are essential to satisfactory long term results with rhinoplasties.  For years, patients have sustained the ill effects of an overaggresive rhinoplasty with a ski-slope nose and poor breathing.  Dr. Karamanoukian believes that each rhinoplasty should be customized to an individual's ethnic characteristics and specific facial features.  In addition, rhinoplasties should adhere to basic principles of nasal airway improvement in order to maintain or improve one's ability to breathe.  


The Goals of Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty Surgery with Dr. Karamanoukian


Rhinoplasty and septoplasty are two separate surgeries that are often performed in unison.  The goals of rhinoplasty are to correct the cosmetic and structural aspects of the nasal tip, nasal bridge, and nostrils in order for the nose to attain a better shape and contour.  Some aspects of rhinoplasty are reconstructive in order to correct a structural element of the nose shape.  Septoplasty is performed to improve breathing in patients. 
  1. Reduce the size and appearance of the nose (including nasal tip, bridge, nostrils, and nasal hump).
  2. Reduce the width of the nose.
  3. Reduce the size of the nostrils.
  4. Correct unevenness of the nose or nasal tip.
  5. Improve the shape of the nasal tip to make it less bulbous, boxy, or round. 


Reasons to undergo a Rhinoplasty Surgery in Beverly Hills with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian

Rhinoplasty surgery must be individualized for each patient.  Moreso, rhinoplasty should be distinguished for men and women and among different ethnicities.  We all know that an African American rhinoplasty will differ from that of an Asian individual and these differences should be discussed during your first rhinoplasty consultation.  Dr. Karamanoukian is an expert in rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles and practices in both Santa Monica and Beverly Hills 90210.  He performs rhinoplasty and septoplasty surgery for a variety of reasons.  Most notably, rhinoplasty surgery can correct the following basic issues: 


Projection, width, height, and size of the nose.
Dorsal nasal hump or concavity in the nose.
A nasal tip that is bulbous or too sculpted (bony).
Nasal asymmetry or crooked nose.
Nostril disproportion or problems with the nostrils.

Dr. Karamanoukian has a wide breadth of experience in rhinoplasty surgery (nose surgery) that allows him to combine functional airway improvement with cosmetic nasal contouring. He is an expert surgeon in primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and functional septoplasty. Dr. Karamanoukian accepts referrals from allergists and sleep specialists regarding airway problems and breathing improvement.  Major revision rhinoplasty surgeries may require additional cartilage and rib grafting techniques that act to build structural support for the nasal bridge and nasal tip. To learn more about rhinoplasty surgery and to see Dr. Karamanoukian in consultation in Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, contact our office today at (310) 998-5533.