Rhinoplasty Q&A With Dr. Sarmela Sunder

Authored By Sarmela Sunder MD


Many people have issues with how their nose looks in the mirror or in photos. Rhinoplasty is a great option for people  looking for a more balanced, harmonious facial appearance with a more refined nose. When considering changing the shape, size or contour of the nose it is important to weigh out your options and do research on the best rhinoplasty surgeons in your area. 

Beverly Hills double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sarmela Sunder is an industry leader and expert in rhinoplasty (nose job surgery). Her extensive training spans over 7 years of intense training specializing in face and neck. She is an expert facial plastic surgeon who is focused solely on the face and neck, with a unique, highly tailored meticulous approach and careful analysis of each patient’s unique facial anatomy.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed each year in the United States. People coming to Dr. Sunder at Cassileth Plastic Surgery for rhinoplasty ask questions that come up so often that we’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked rhinoplasty questions.

Q. How do you correct asymmetry in my nose?

Dr. Sunder specializes in cartilage grafting and meticulous removal of excess tissue. The cartilage is contoured differently in every patient’s nose. Dr. Sunder reshapes the nose as needed with a cartilage graft from inside of the nose to create the desired shape and profile.

Q. What is your secret for a natural-looking rhinoplasty?

Noses change over time, Dr. Sunder takes into account how every patient’s nose will look in 5-10 years. A nose that looks perfect in 2 months will look overdone in a year after surgery. Dr. Sunder spends a great deal of time before each surgery to carefully analyze the anatomy of the nose and project results using 3-D imaging. This attention to detail makes all the difference and it gives patients a full understanding of what the nose they’ll have after a Dr. Sunder rhinoplasty.

Q. What is the typical downtime for rhinoplasty?

Typical rhinoplasty downtime is about 1 week. The nose cast is removed 7 days after the procedure and healing will continue for at least 1 year. The results will keep looking better and better during that time!

Q. Will my nose be packed?

With Dr. Sunder’s advanced rhinoplasty techniques patients generally do not need to have packing placed in the nose. If packing is required, it is usually only in place overnight. 

Q. Will my nose be broken?

Breaking of the bone generally depends on the type of nose and the size and shape the patient wants to achieve. If the patient has a hump on the bridge of the nose (a “dorsal hump”) the bones need to be broken to correct that.

To learn more about your  rhinoplasty options, contact Cassileth Plastic Surgery to set up a consultation with Dr. Sunder by calling (310) 278- 8200 or by requesting an appointment online.

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