What is a Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

A rhinoplasty surgeon is someone who dedicates the majority of his/her practice to the field of rhinoplasty. Unlike most Plastic Surgeons who are generalists, a rhinoplasty surgeon specializes in this 1, unique operation.

Like other Plastic Surgeons, I began my career doing a little bit of everything – burn surgery, pediatric Plastic Surgery, hand surgery, breast surgery, etc. Over time, I narrowed my focus to rhinoplasty as well as breast and body contouring. Five years ago, I began working with Dr. Rollin Daniel. An international pioneer in his speciality, Dr. Daniel has been the “go to” surgeon in Newport Beach for the last 20 years. Dr. Daniel has performed thousands of nose jobs in Newport Beach and is one of the few Plastic Surgeons in the United States with a practice solely dedicated to rhinoplasty.

Over the last 5 years, we worked hand in hand as partners. We performed hundreds of rhinoplasties together and made great advances in the specialty.

Together, we wrote and lectured extensively on nasal aesthetics and analysis, the critical first steps in planning a rhinoplasty, ethnic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and nasal reconstruction.   With this background as a partner with one of the pioneers of rhinoplasty, I believe that now (with Dr. Daniel’s retirement in 2016) I am truly one of a kind among rhinoplasty surgeons with a combination of surgical experience, respect, and recognition as an expert. My unique focus allows me to perform over 200 rhinoplasties per year with a special interest in ethnic rhinoplasty—Persian, Asian, Hispanic, etc. I have over 10 chapters in textbooks of Plastic and Rhinoplasty Surgery, and published over 25 journal articles with over a dozen on rhinoplasty techniques alone. In 2015, over half a dozen book chapters and articles were written exclusively on rhinoplasty. In 2016, I was named the editor of the rhinoplasty section of the Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

I lecture extensively both nationally and internationally. Over 75 presentations have been given over the course of my career with over 50 specifically on rhinoplasty.

A few of my major contributions in rhinoplasty include the treatment of a nasal tip that plunges on smiling to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons and Rhinoplasty Society, new anatomy of the nasal bridge and tip, the use of Piezosurgery in rhinoplasty so I don’t have to break nasal bones, and management of difficult nasal skin during rhinoplasty.