1500 E. Chevy Chase Dr., Suite 430, Glendale, CA 91206, United States.


Glendale Rhinoplasty and Nose Job Specialist

Build self-confidence with a proportionate nose.

Did you know that the tiniest of corrections can make a huge difference in the appearance of your nose? This page will help you learn about rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Martin Stepanyan is a renowned nasal surgeon with offices in Glendale, California. Many of his patients say he is the top rhinoplasty surgeon in Glendale. He specializes in cosmetic rhinoplasty and nose reconstruction. You can see the dramatic before and after rhinoplasty pictures by clicking here.

Dr. Stepanyan’s goal is to reshape your nose in a way that suits your face. We will look at the reasons to get a nose job. The cost, recovery, results, and the surgery itself. Dr. Stepanyan believes each nose is unique and must fit your face in a harmonious way.

Reasons people get a nose job in Glendale.

  • They want to widen or narrow the bridge of their nose;
  • Shorten or lengthen their nose;
  • Widen or thin out the middle of their nose at the facial plane;
  • Straightening corrects a twisted or crooked nose;
  • Fillers will fix a collapsed nose or a nasal depression;
  • Refine or lift up the tip of their nose;
  • Remove the bump or hump on their nose;
  • Rotate the nose down if it sticks up too much.

Do you think your nose looks crooked? Does it look too large or too small? Does the tip of your nose droop? Are your nostrils wider than they should be? Is the tip of your nose bulbous? Does your nose look off-center? Is it hard to breathe because of an injury or accident? These are all common reasons Dr. Stepanyan performs rhinoplasty surgery on patients. Everyone wants to look and feel their best when they see themselves in the mirror. Confidence is a critical part of your physical and mental health.

Glendale rhinoplasty surgery helps men and women of all ages look their best. Your facial appearance will improve with a nose job. Are you dissatisfied with the shape and size of your nose? It is so common and one of the most frequent surgeries performed today. At its core, nose jobs remove, rearrange, and reshape the bone or cartilage. One important thing to remember is that the results of your nose job will improve with time. As swelling decreases, the results look more refined. Patience is key with successful Glendale rhinoplasty surgery and recovery.

Your Glendale rhinoplasty consultation

Dr. Stepanyan will conduct a thorough examination to assess your general health. He will discuss with you the way your nose can look in relation to your other facial features. Dr. Stepanyan uses digital photographs and computer imaging during the consultation. This allows you to see what your results might look like. He also reviews the pre-operative instructions. It is important that you follow them to the letter. You don’t want any excess bleeding with a rhinoplasty. Dr. Stepanyan often asks patients to stop taking aspirin. He may also prescribe antibiotics to prevent any infection.

The surgery itself

The upper part of your nose consists of bone. Cartilage makes up the lower part of your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can change bone, cartilage, skin, or all three. For some patients, there is a small incision at the base of your nose between your nostrils at the columella. Through this small cut, your bone and cartilage underneath your skin get adjusted. The medical community refers to this as the open approach. If it is a closed rhinoplasty then the incisions are inside the nose.

A nose job surgery requires general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. This depends on how complex your rhinoplasty surgery will be. Dr. Stepanyan will discuss which type of anesthesia is best for you based on your surgery. IV sedation results in less swelling and bruising than general anesthesia.


There are times when your insurance company may pay for all or part of the associated costs. Is your surgery to correct a nasal obstruction? If it is, we ask that you check with your carrier to determine if there is coverage available.

How much does a Glendale nose job cost?

There are many factors when looking at the cost of a Glendale rhinoplasty. Most patients will tell you that cost should not be the deciding factor with your nose. Your choice needs to focus on the result and experience of your surgeon. There are varying factors in rhinoplasty costs in Glendale. Rhinoplasty costs in the Los Angeles area range anywhere from $4,800 to $14,000. The average cost of a nose job in Los Angeles is $9,075. When all locations factor in the average cost drops to $7,500. These cost estimates come from 529 patient reviews near Los Angeles. And over 17,000 reviews submitted on RealSelf about rhinoplasty surgery.

Practical tips for a better recovery

1. Put ice packs over your eyes for 15 minutes and then off for 5 minutes. You should do this for the first 8 to 12 hours after surgery. Icing is key to help reduce swelling.
2. Try to put 2 to 3 pillows behind your back and head. Sleeping propped up for the first few days will help. Often a recliner is best.
3. Avoid eyewear with heavy frames. This includes sunglasses too. You shouldn’t put anything on your nose that adds pressure for at least 3 weeks.
4. Take it easy from your workouts for about a week. It is best to ease back into them and Dr. Kapoor will let you know when you can start again.

Recovery and post-operative care

The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people resume their normal activities within a week or two. Following surgery, a lightweight splint helps to maintain the new shape of the nose. Within a week or two you will no longer have to wear the splint. To protect the septum, internal nasal splints get inserted at the time of surgery. These internal splints come out within a week. There is always some stuffiness of the nose, especially after surgery on the nasal septum.

Rhinoplasty recovery often looks more painful than the reality of the surgery. Many patients state that the swelling and bruising looked much worse than it ever felt. Pain is minimal and Dr. Stepanyan will control it with medications. Bruising often occurs around the eyes but begins to fade within three to four days. Discoloration usually disappears around the second week.


To find out more about Dr. Martin Stepanyan, we advise you to request a consultation online.
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