Rhinoplasty can change the size and shape of the nose either by increasing or decreasing the bridge, narrowing the nostrils, reshaping the tip, or shortening or narrowing the nose when needed.
Medically, a plastic surgeon needs to have a thorough understanding of the internal workings of the nose and respiratory systems. He should also be a good “face artist” who can create a new nose that perfectly harmonizes with the patient’s face. Fortunately, Dr. Kahn excels in both areas.
Dr. Kahn is a renowned expert in rhinoplasty and has performed over 3,000 nose surgeries so far. Even though his work has been focused exclusively on cosmetic surgery since 1978, Dr. Kahn is also board certified in otolaryngology, which means that he has a superior understanding of the nose’s anatomy and function, and can address not only cosmetic concerns, but also functional ones, like a deviated septum. His extensive expertise as well as his masterful eye for delivering beautiful, natural-looking results have earned him extensive press coverage, several television appearances, as well as numerous lectures to other plastic surgeons. You can learn more about Dr. Kahn’s expertise in our 2008 press release The Human Nose Between Artistry and Medicine.
Dr. Kahn has been studying, researching and perfecting his rhinoplasty technique since the late 70′s. He has streamlined the procedure to reduce the operation’s duration from three hours down to one and has all but eliminated any post-operative pain. (In fact, most of our patients aren’t prescribed pain medication, treating any discomfort with Tylenol alone.) This is due to Dr. Kahn’s evolved technique of operating through a patient’s nostrils rather than conducting what is known as “open rhinoplasty.” He also uses dissolvable stitches and avoids the painful practice of packing the nose with gauze after the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is performed right here in our fully accredited surgery center on an outpatient basis, eliminating the costs and need for hospitalization. The postoperative treatment has also been simplified during Dr. Kahn’s many years of experience. This allows our patients to return to work more quickly, usually in about 7 days.
Nasal surgery is safer and easier than ever before, and can give you stunning, natural-looking results. We are looking forward to help you complete the transformation you have always been dreaming about.
Dr. David Kahn is truly the doctor of the ages [...] His rhinoplasty work is superb! In my consultation with him, I gave the description of what I desired and Dr. Kahn performed my rhinoplasty all the way down to the last detail. I am very pleased with the outcome of his work. My nose fits me and looks very natural!
- John A.
I would recommend Dr. Kahn to anyone thinking of having cosmetic surgery. I had contemplated having rhinoplasty for quite some time and after meeting with Dr. Kahn and his staff I couldn’t wait to have this procedure done. I’m very happy with the results and ths staff have continued to be very friendly and encouraging.
Before my rhinoplasty surgery, my biggest fear was that everybody would notice the altered appearance of my nose. However, in spite of my nose looking much more refined (and soooo much cuter!) after the surgery, no one was able to pinpoint the difference. Yes, I did get plenty of compliments on looking fresh and glowing, but nothing related to my nose. It simply complements my face in such a natural way, that it feels like it’s always been part of myself.
- G. P. (San Francisco)