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Although rhinoplasty (nose reshaping) is a popular procedure, it is also the most challenging cosmetic surgery to perform. Dr. David Kahng at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center has extensive training and experience along with a reputation for performing this surgery with exquisite surgical technique. He performs rhinoplasty in Los Angeles to improve the appearance of the nose, correct functional problems, and bring better balance and harmony to the facial structure and appearance.

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Dr. David Kahng is a board-certified plastic surgeon in the Los Angeles & Orange County area.

Beauty is power. Dr. David Kahng, a premier Los Angeles plastic surgeon, has dedicated his professional life to creating exquisite aesthetic enhancements of face and body. His ability to create symmetry, harmony, and balance with state-of-the-art techniques and technology has resulted in an outstanding reputation in the Korean Plastic Surgery Los Angeles field of practice.

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Dr. David Kahng is a plastic surgeon in the Los Angeles & Orange County area.

Our philosophy is that performing delicate surgical procedures can enhance the beauty of your features. We believe that every patient deserves a customized cosmetic surgery plan. Dr. Kahng takes the time needed for each patient, and is known for his honesty, integrity, and impressive surgical skills. Learn how Dr. Kahng can assist you in achieving your aesthetic goals.

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Patient safety is managed with the utmost attention to detail at our Los Angeles, Koreatown, and Orange County clinics. From our state-of-the-art AAAASF certified surgery centers to our highly trained professional staff, you can trust us to care for your health and safety as we would members of our own families. Learn how we prioritize safety by scheduling a complimentary consultation.

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Environment is calming, relaxing, and welcoming. The staff were patient and gave me professional suggestions on how to improve my skin condition. I was nervous before walking in but felt very much released after leaving the place. 10/10 recommend for those who don't have lots of experience in facial cosmetics.

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Had a breast augmentation done here by Dr Kahng who is an excellent surgeon. put me completely at ease and gave me amazing results, better than i ever hoped for! The whole process was wonderful and i felt myself under-care the female nurse(can't remember her name) was great and kind! Would highly recommend!

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The BEST Plastic Surgeon in LA! Trustworthy, high level skill set. Dr. knows exactly how to address the problem areas, amazing results. Extremely professional Dr. Kahng is by far the best of the best!!! Additionally his team is super friendly and welcoming. I will return for other enhancements.

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I had breast augmentation and brachioplasty, I looked around and found Dr Khang. I was nervous about going to Los Angeles for surgery, but I'm so happy with my results. I would drive 4 hrs again. Office is super clean and professional. Staff is super friendly but Maritsa was my comfort their, she is so sweet.

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“Results are great & I'm fully recovered”

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Dr Kahng is very helpful so as the consultant, I came in with zero knowledge for gynecomastia. They gave me information on the surgery, recovery and made things so much easier. Came in for surgery 4 weeks ago, results are great im fully recovered. Thanks to Dr Kahng, nursing team and consultant for the help.

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I am so grateful to Dr. Kahng and all the wonderful staff. They are so kind, so helpful, so thoughtful. My procedures are done efficiently and effectively. I am so happy with the result!

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure also known as nose reshaping or a nose job. According to statistics provided by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), it is the third most popular cosmetic surgery in the U.S., with 223,000 procedures performed in a recent year.

Nose reshaping is performed to:

  • Enhance the proportions and appearance of the nose
  • Improve facial harmony and balance
  • Correct structural defects that can impair breathing
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What Cosmetic Issues Can Rhinoplasty Address?

Performed correctly, rhinoplasty can:

  • Reduce or increase the size of the nose for better facial balance
  • Narrow the span of the nostrils
  • Improve the shape of the bridge of the nose
  • Change the angle of the nose and the upper lip
  • Correct an enlarged, bulbous, drooping, or upturned nasal tip
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Asian Rhinoplasty

The Asian nose structure is unique, and the procedure used on Caucasians is not correct for the Asian face. Dr. Kahng is extremely familiar with this procedure, and has gained a powerful reputation as a leader in the field of Asian rhinoplasty. 

His surgical techniques are geared to produce a beautiful, harmonious appearance to enhance and grace the Asian features. His Asian rhinoplasty procedure can reshape the nose tip, build up the nose bridge, or reduce overlarge nostrils.

Rhinoplasty To Correct A Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is the wall dividing the nasal cavity into two halves. A deviated septum occurs when the wall is displaced to one side. This is a common condition that may be present at birth or caused by injury to the nose.

A deviated septum can obstruct the airways, making it difficult to breathe through the nose. It can contribute to sinus problems, snoring, and reduced sleep quality. Functional rhinoplasty is performed to correct a deviated septum by adjusting the nasal structure for better alignment.

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Rhinoplasty Procedure

Nose surgery is performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Dr. Kahng will recommend the best type of anesthetic, based upon the needed procedure and length of surgery. 

The surgery is performed using either of two possible techniques:

  • Closed rhinoplasty – all incisions are hidden inside the nose
  • Open rhinoplasty – an incision is made across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils)

Dr. Kahng’s surgical approach will depend on the nature and extent of the revisions being made to the nasal structure. The open approach has the advantage of providing the surgeon with direct visibility and better access to nasal structures. The skin covering the nasal bones and cartilage is gently raised through the incisions to provide access for reshaping the nasal structures. Bone or cartilage may be removed to reduce a nose that is too large. Cartilage grafts, usually taken from the nasal septum, may be used if it is necessary to augment nasal structures.

The surgeon straightens the septum if it is deviated. Projections inside the nose are reduced to improve breathing.

If nostril size is altered, additional incisions may be hidden in the natural creases of the nostrils. When the nasal structure has been sculpted to the desired shape and structural problems have been repaired, the surgeon redrapes the nasal tissues and skin and closes the incisions.

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Rhinoplasty Results

After nose surgery at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center, initial results will be visible in a week or two, when swelling and bruising have subsided. However, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contours to fully refine and reveal the new beauty and balance of your enhanced nose structure. You may notice gradual improvements in the appearance of your nose as it refines toward final results.

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