Pros: Gifted Doctor. Friendly Staff. Con: That I Didn't Do This Earlier - Beverly Hills, CA
Primary Rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Ghavami on...
Nine Days Later. . .
Still so happy!!
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I'm a busy woman with a full plate: a full time job, a home to take care of and a burgeoning comedy career. I always thought I had a pretty cute nose, somewhat wide with a bulbous tip, but with the right contouring make-up (thank you Youtube), I knew how to handle it. Presto chango with the make-up and ready to hit the stage. However, after seeing myself on the small screen (read: home camera) a few times and in various photos, I thought: You know what? I'm going to make a change. I started off small (getting fillers in the bridge of my nose by a different surgeon). It looked great but it inevitably disappeared and I decided I wanted something a bit more permanent. I've heard the horror stories so decided to only go to the best. When it comes to my face, I was willing to shell out the dough. This is your face you're talking about, folks. Take it seriously. I consulted with several different doctors and though they were all "the best in the business", there was something about Dr. Ashkan Ghavami. Not only is he one of the best in the business, he truly cares. I didn't feel like I was on the nose assembly line, with him aiming to give me a cookie-cutter nose. In fact, he has a special understanding of ethnic noses. That was extremely important to me since I am of mixed race heritage (Black/Korean). So it was imperative that had a nose that looked similar to mine yet more refined/cute, but still very me. Ghavami understands that. In fact, the first thing he asked me when I arrived in his office is "what nationality are you?". Thank YOU. Someone who gets it! I want to look like me. . .only better. I love love this doctor and his staff. So warm and friendly. Yes, do your research. It's imperative. Compare. Ask questions. I did. But, I am telling you, trust yourself. Do a gut check. You know when you've found the right place. You will come back to this office. You just will. But, do it fast, he is becoming a bit of a celebrity now, so you better go now before you never get an appointment! Ha! The stitches just came off today and my nose is still quite swollen. Full disclosure: I was preparing to be mortified/confused by my new face (because that's what I read happens the first time you see your new self). But, nope. I felt none of that. It instantly felt natural and so "me". I look forward to more healing over time. I hope this helped you make a a decision. Go make an appointment. Review the surgeries on his site. Watch all the videos. You'll love his natural and amazing work. Okay. . I'm going to go adore my nose a bit more. Now go get gorgeous. You deserve it! xoxo