Surgical Rhinoplasty

What is a Rhinoplasty? 

A rhinoplasty also known as a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose to improve shape and overall function of the nose. Dr. Kay’s natural approach to beauty and extensive knowledge of facial anatomy makes her an expert for surgical rhinoplasties in Pasadena and the surrounding areas of Los Angeles. 

Every patient’s concerns, desired outcome, and anatomy makes every case unique. At your consultation, Dr. Kay will talk to you about some of the reasons you are considering a rhinoplasty and go over the procedure with you. 

From the very beginning, we encourage our patients to be sure they have done their due diligence and have an understanding of the procedure. As part of our consultation process, Dr. Kay screens patients to ensure they are interested in a surgical rhinoplasty for the right reasons. 

It is imperative that you be forthcoming with Dr. Kay and our staff about any past surgical rhinoplasties, sinus surgeries, non-surgical rhinoplasties, or complications with surgery. This is a crucial part of the consultation process that will help Dr. Kay determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty. 

Once Dr. Kay has determined you are a good candidate for a surgical rhinoplasty, our surgery coordinator will discuss pricing, financing, medical clearance, and scheduling with you.

What if I need Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery?

A Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery also known as a Functional Rhinoplasty could potentially address conditions like: 

  • Breathing Issues
  • Broken Nose
  • Deviated Septum 
  • Snoring
  • Sleep Apnea

The nose is undoubtedly a very delicate part of the face. Dr. Kay’s years of experience as an otolaryngologist in Pasadena help her to improve the quality of a patient’s life. Whether you suffer from sleep apnea or have recently experienced an injury that caused a broken nose, Dr. Kay’s careful approach and detailed consultation approach has helped countless patients in the Los Angeles area. 

Deviated Septum 

Patients suffering from chronic sinusitis are often struggling with a deviated septum. This condition occurs when the septum is shifted away from the middle cartilage of the nose or its placement is off center. Many patients can contribute lifelong breathing issues to a deviated septum. Unsure if you have a deviated septum? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Kay in at her Pasadena location!


Countless patients have had to endure subpar results from a previous surgical rhinoplasty. As a facial plastic surgeon with years of experience performing surgical rhinoplasties in the Los Angeles area, Dr. Kay specializes in revision rhinoplasty. The main intentions of a revision rhinoplasty are to make corrections that improve a patient’s confidence and quality of life. Contact our office to schedule a consultation for a revision rhinoplasty at our Beverly Hills or Pasadena location!

Our friendly staff is here to guide you every step of the way. A consultation is key to determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Kay’s rigorous consultation process and years of experience allow her to create a customized treatment plan for every patient. 

Who might benefit from a revision rhinoplasty? 

  • A previous surgical rhinoplasty causing disproportionate facial features
  • A patient with flared or enlarged nostrils
  • A patient with a bulbous tip that droops or does not match facial features, 
  • Untreated deviated septums or breathing issues


Many of Dr. Kay’s patients have sought out her expertise when considering procedures like the non-surgical rhinoplasty. This non-surgical injectable procedure is a great alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty for patients concerned about budget or committment. 

A number of Dr. Kay’s patients have found comfort in using the non-surgical rhinoplasty as a way to see what they might look like after a surgical rhinoplasty. It is important to keep in mind that non-surgical treatments with HA fillers are only semi-permanent. For patients that seek a permanent solution for their nose, a surgical rhinoplasty will always be the best option and most cost effective.

Five Minute Friday: The Guide to Rhinoplasty

Happy Friday, Beauties! Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular surgical procedures that I perform and one of my favorites! Not only can a rhinoplasty help build back someone’s overall confidence, it can drastically improve the way a person breathes! This procedure is a lot more common than you think, but its always important to select a qualified, board, certified surgeon that has a great deal of experience under their belt! In this Five Minute Friday, I tell you everything you need to know about surgical rhinoplasties and how to pick the right surgeon for you. If you’re someone that has been considering a rhinoplasty or have problems breathing, come see me! One of the best parts about being a surgeon is having the ability to improves a person’s quality of life.

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