Are you considering a rhinoplasty or septoplasty procedure in the future? Dr. Markarian believes that informed patients are the best patients.

Below you can find before and after results of real patients of varying ages, ethnicities, and genders, and at different time intervals following their procedure.

All photos in this gallery are actual results of Dr. Markarian‘s work. The photos have not been altered in any way, except for cropping.

Patient results are an essential part of research into your rhinoplasty procedure. As you navigate through the before and after pictures, you may begin to consider what element of your nose you are hoping to address and what your ideal aesthetic outcome might look like.

If you are looking for more information on rhinoplasty procedures, you can read our blog on Most Frequently Asked Questions About Rhinoplasty or Rhinoplasty: How Can I Afford it?

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

Aged 17 or under woman

Her dorsal hump was reduced and her nasal tip was refined. Significant cartilage grafting was performed to not only improve her breathing but to help provide long-term stability and structure to the nose, and maintain its appearance long term.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a natural result that is patient-customized to maintain harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

6 months after a Rhinoplasty

This lovely young woman is 6 months postop from a Rhinoplasty, where about 80% of the swelling has improved.  She underwent hump reduction, tip deprojection, and tip refinement, with the overall goal, as always, to maintain a natural result…

Key maneuvers included a component hump reduction, angulated caudal septal trim, tip deprojection with a columellar strut graft, spreader grafts, alar contour grafts, and a soft tissue tip graft…

The multiple cartilage grafts were used to help provide long-term stability and structure to maintain the aesthetic and functional goals…

Oh, and she promised no more nose piercings…

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

18-24 year old woman

This patient underwent a Rhinoplasty procedure to reduce her dorsal hump and refine her nasal tip, in addition to a Septoplasty to improve her breathing.  Significant cartilage grafting was performed to not only improve her breathing but to help provide long-term stability and structure to the nose, and maintain its appearance long term.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

18-24 year old woman

This patient underwent a Rhinoplasty procedure to reduce her dorsal hump and refine her nasal tip, in addition to a Septoplasty to improve her breathing.  Significant cartilage grafting was performed to not only improve her breathing but to help provide long-term stability and structure to the nose, and maintain its appearance long term.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

18-24 year old woman

This patient underwent a Rhinoplasty procedure to reduce her dorsal hump and refine her nasal tip. A Septoplasty was performed to improve her breathing. Significant cartilage grafting was performed to not only improve her breathing but to help provide long-term stability and structure to the nose, and maintain its appearance long term.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

18-24 year old man

A young man is shown 6 weeks after a Septoplasty and Rhinoplasty. Preoperatively, the patient had difficulty breathing from his nose and complained of a dorsal hump with slight drooping of his nasal tip.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

5 months after a Rhinoplasty

25-34 year old woman

This young lady is shown 5 months after undergoing a Rhinoplasty, where about 80% of the swelling has improved. She underwent hump reduction, tip deprojection, and overall tip refinement, achieving the goal of maintaining a natural result.

The key maneuvers in this patient included a component hump reduction, angulated caudal septal trim, tip deprojection, spreader grafts, extended alar contour grafts, and a soft tissue tip graft with mastoid fascia. Multiple cartilage grafts were used to help provide long-term stability and structure to maintain aesthetic and functional goals. Since cartilage grows your whole life, and the nose is about 2/3 cartilage, over the years the nose can undergo changes after Rhinoplasty which underscores the absolute necessity of extensive cartilage grafting to maintain the finished result as much as possible during the years to come.

Also, note the near-invisible scar in the “worm’s eye” view (the last photo) – this tiny incision used in an open rhinoplasty heals very well.

3 weeks after a Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty

25-34 year old woman

This patient underwent a Rhinoplasty procedure. She wanted a slight reduction in her dorsal hump and subtle nasal tip refinement.  Significant cartilage grafting was performed to not only improve her breathing but to help provide long-term stability and structure to the nose, and maintain its appearance long term.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

3 months after a Rhinoplasty

25-34 year old woman

This patient underwent a Rhinoplasty procedure to improve her dorsal hump, and refine her nasal tip, to produce a natural looking result.

Approximately 85% of the swelling has gone down at this point, and the remainder may take up to a year.

Dr. Markarian’s overall goal is to create a customized yet natural result that maintains harmony and symmetry with the rest of the face.

6 months after a Rhinoplasty

25-34 year old woman

A woman in her 20s is shown 6 months after a Rhinoplasty. Dorsal hump reduction was performed with subtle tip refinement involving cartilage modification and grafting. One of Dr, Markarian’s goals in a rhinoplasty is to always try and preserve a natural looking result.

6 weeks after a Rhinoplasty

25-34 year old woman

This patient underwent a dorsal hump reduction, in addition to deprojection of the nasal tip, and tip rotation to improve her nasal droop both at rest and when smiling. Multiple cartilage grafts were performed to help provide long term stability and a natural result.

4 months weeks after a Rhinoplasty

35-44 year old woman

This patient is shown 4 months postop, where about 80% of the swelling has improved. She underwent hump reduction, tip deprojection, and overall tip refinement, with the overall goal of maintaining a natural result. Please note how the tip of her nose no longer droops when smiling.

Key maneuvers in this patient included a component hump reduction, angulated caudal septal trim, tip deprojection, spreader grafts, alar contour grafts, and a soft tissue tip graft… The multiple cartilage grafts were used to help provide long-term stability and structure to maintain the aesthetic and functional goals.