Dr. Christian Paquet is a leading national expert in both primary and revision rhinoplasty surgery. Having completed his training in Beverly Hills with the leading authorities in the field, Dr. Paquet has perfected his technique to provide the most natural results attainable.
Given that the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, rhinoplasty is the most difficult of any plastic surgery procedure to be performed. It is for this reason that only a physician who is highly trained and has devoted time to perfecting his or her skills, such as Dr. Paquet, should be performing the procedure.
The goal of any rhinoplasty surgery is to attain a harmonious balance between form and function. There is no use having a natural and beautiful nose if you are unable to breathe, and vice versa. Many septorhinoplasty surgeries are performed to improve the movement of air through the nasal passages. Intimately related, however, is a patient’s desire for improvement in the nasal appearance. Dr. Paquet approaches each nose individually to provide the most aesthetically pleasing, yet functional noses attainable.
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Whether your nose is misshapen due to genetics, childhood trauma, sports injuries, or other causes, Dr. Paquet is devoted to understanding your rhinoplasty goals in order to provide a nose that is harmonious and blends with your face, directing an onlooker’s attention to your eyes, lips, and other attractive facial features.
Dr. Paquet understands that in a multicultural society such as ours, a person’s ethnic background is important and should be taken into account when deciding on a rhinoplasty goal.
As a patient, you will meet with Dr. Paquet for a detailed consultation, where you will discuss your goals. Next, using imaging software, Dr. Paquet will demonstrate the proposed changes and overall goal with you, allowing you to provide direct feedback and have an open dialogue to ensure that the two of you have a common goal.
To determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Paquet recommends a private, personal consultation and evaluation. To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently Asked Questions
Question - What is a septorhinoplasty?
A septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve one’s ability to breathe through the nose while simultaneously addressing any aesthetic concerns or improvements that may be warranted. The overall goal of any cosmetic nasal surgery is to improve the nose aesthetically, making it more harmonious with the rest of your facial features.
From a breathing perspective, surgery can range from a simple septoplasty (straightening the deviated cartilage and bone between the two nasal passages) to a complete nasal reconstruction involving advanced techniques and grafts.
From a cosmetic perspective, the goal of surgery is to provide a straight nasal bridge and a defined nasal tip and nostrils that fit harmoniously with the surrounding facial features. Achievement of this often involves several advanced practices and methods, and the use of specifically placed cartilage grafts. Given the complexity of rhinoplasty, it should only be performed by a highly trained facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Christian Paquet.
Question - Who is the best candidate for a rhinoplasty?
The best candidate for a rhinoplasty is someone who is in good physical and emotional health and has realistic expectations and goals for surgery. Rhinoplasty can be performed in patients as young as 15-16 years old.
Question - What should I expect with regards to recovery?
All patients are functional very soon after surgery and are ready for social undertakings within approximately 10 days. Patients will have tape and a splint on the bridge of their nose and a few sutures (if surgery is done open) for 1 week after surgery. There is no packing inside of the nose! Everything is removed after 1 week, at which point, other than some continued swelling and mild bruising, patients can typically resume social endeavors. Light activity (walking, low-resistance bike/elliptical) is encouraged after 1 week, and full activity and exercise may be resumed after 3 weeks.Learn more >
“Can’t say enough about our experience with Dr. Christian Paquet. I brought my son to see him for a rhinoplasty, and it has changed his life. His nose is now perfectly straight, without a bump, and looks completely natural. My son is over the moon happy. Dr. Paquet is caring and truly interested in patient care, unlike other doctors we saw that just tried to rush us out. He is extremely professional and makes you feel comfortable. I have already recommended him to everyone. If you are shopping around for plastic surgeons do yourself a favor and stop… and go see Dr. Paquet. I will be back for my facelift in a few years :).”
“Dr. P and his entire office staff were so pleasant and wonderful throughout the entire experience. After my initial consultation I felt completely confident that I had chosen the right surgeon, and now my results prove it. He took time to explain the procedures and discuss all of my option. I was uncertain about surgery at first, but he put all of my doubts and fears to rest. He was patient and never rushed me. I am so grateful for the care that he gave me. He is an amazing surgeon. My eyes look spectacular and I will only be seeing him in the future.”
"I can honestly recommend Dr. Paquet without hesitation. He is not only kind and professional, but he is a perfectionist. He is extremely meticulous and is a true artist. Everybody constantly comments on how great I look, but nobody can ever pinpoint why. Exactly what I want! I am so happy I found a genuinely talented plastic surgeon. I absolutely love my results!"
“Dr. Paquet, thank you for my fantastic nose! I can finally breathe for the first time in as long as I can remember, and my nose looks amazing. It is beyond what I had hoped for. Thanks for being so patient with me and answering my endless questions. I can finally look in the mirror and feel completely happy with my appearance. You’re the best!!”