The nose is a central feature of the face and directly affects facial balance and symmetry. This means the slightest flaw can cause issues with facial harmony and may even lead to issues with self-confidence. Since the nose plays such a prominent role in our breathing and our appearance, it’s important that you choose a plastic surgeon who possesses the technical expertise and the artistic vision to help you achieve the results you want.

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, Dr. Ali Qureshi is highly trained in providing this technically challenging procedure for men and women of all types of ethnic backgrounds. From a cosmetic standpoint, improvements to the shape and structure of the nose may include one or more of the following:

  • Removing the hump or raised dorsum
  • Aligning the septum vertically and straightening the nose
  • Contouring nostrils or changing their shape
  • Reducing the size of the nose
  • Augmenting the nose
  • Altering the nose
  • Altering the shape of the tip, base, or dorsum
  • Modifying the angle between the upper lip and the nose

Nose surgery can also be performed to correct congenital defects or damage caused by injury or prior surgeries.

At South Coast Plastic Surgery, we believe that rhinoplasty results should be absolutely natural, meaning that no one should be able to tell that you’ve had plastic surgery. Dr. Ali has the experience and expertise necessary to create predictable, natural-looking results that improve your appearance while still celebrating the character of your nose.

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty, please contact South Coast Plastic Surgery and schedule a consultation with our surgeon. He will be happy to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of nose surgery and help you determine the ideal plan for you.


Following surgery, the nose is splinted for about a week to stabilize it and support proper healing. During this time, most of the visible bruising should resolve. Patients can expect to return to work and resume normal activities in approximately a week. Initial swelling typically subsides within a few weeks, but the overall shape of the nose will continue to develop for up to a year.

Interested in learning more about a rhinoplasty procedure? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call (949) 701-4454. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, CA and the greater Orange County area.