Expert Nose Shaping and Contouring in Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Greg Chernoff has an unparalleled reputation for excellence as a rhinoplasty surgeon in Santa Rosa. His exceptional training and strong grasp of the technical aspects of rhinoplasty when coupled with his artistic eye allow him to shape your nose into something that is looks natural and harmoniously blends on your face.

A successful rhinoplasty, or so-called “nose job”, stems from his understanding that a rhinoplasty realigns the nose so that it is in proportion to the contours of the face. Dr. Chernoff performs all types of rhinoplasty procedures including traditional cosmetic rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, perseveration rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. He is committed to using his years of experience and expertise to create beautiful results for his patients. Dr. Chernoff at his Facial Center of Excellence can help you look “Your Natural Best!”

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic enhancement procedures desired by men and women. A nose job realigns the nose so that it addresses concerns of size and shape. However, a rhinoplasty is a complex procedure that requires your surgeon to sculpt nasal bones, remove or reshape nasal cartilage, and to create overall facial harmony and balance..

Dr. Chernoff may also recommend a septoplasty to rid patients with chronic sinusitis symptoms.

Who Can Benefit From a Rhinoplasty?

People of all ages may be troubled by the shape of their nose or their nose has a hump, a nose job can help shape and contour the nose so that is in balance and harmony with the face. Patients typically want a rhinoplasty to:

  • Reduce or increase the size of their nose
  • Change the size or shape of the nostrils, tip, or bridge of the nose
  • Alter the angle of the nose from one that points up or droops down
  • Correct a bulbous tip or hooked nose
  • Reduce a prominent dorsal hump
Multi-ethnic beauty. Different ethnicity women - Caucasian, African, Asian and Indian.

Many teenagers, ages 13 to 16, are interested in a rhinoplasty but their nose has not matured to its adult size and therefore, a rhinoplasty is not recommended by Dr. Chernoff for teens in this age range. Also, a patient’s emotional maturity and expectations plays a role in timing of a rhinoplasty.

During your consultation with Dr. Chernoff, he will discuss if you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.

Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Prior to any surgical procedure, Dr. Chernoff recommends that all our patients read our “Patient Guide for Plastic Surgery”. The guide explains important points that all patients should think about as they are considering a procedure.

How is a Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia or twilight sleep. Dr. Chernoff advises patients that the rhinoplasty procedure performed decades ago seems crude and rudimentary when compared to what advanced technology allows him to do today. In the hands of an experienced facial plastic surgeon, the smaller cutting tools made from diamond, allows for more precision to skillfully craft tissues, bone, skin and cartilage of the patient’s nose to create the desired shape and contours. The incisions are made in the shape of a small “W” at the base of the tip of the nose and after two weeks may be barely seen.*

Some patients interested in a Rhinoplasty, may also benefit from chin augmentation. Dr. Chernoff provides patients with two options for chin augmentation. The most common method is using a chin implant. Dr. Chernoff has completed thousands of chin implant procedures by making a tiny incision inside the bottom gum line. Dr. Chernoff also can complete non-surgical chin augmentation using long-lasting volumizing dermal fillers.* Both options create facial harmony and balance to patients features.

Recovery Process

Patients have an improved experience before, during, and after their rhinoplasty procedure. Bruising and bleeding, which were a common part of the rhinoplasty procedure of old, are now kept to a minimum. And while a patient may experience some minor discomfort after the procedure, it is nowhere near the discomfort that used to be a common part of rhinoplasty recovery. Another plus, is that external fiberglass/colored splints are used which mean that no internal packing is required. You will wear a nasal splint for about a week.*

There will be minor bruising and swelling around your nose and around your eyes for between 10 to 14 days. During first few days after surgery, you will need to take it easy. As your body heals, you will gradually be able to increase your activity. After a few weeks, you can get back to strenuous activity as your nose continues to heal.*

Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery patients who travel to our Santa Rosa office for their Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) can choose to stay in our Guest House after their procedure. Our staff will advise you with the details.

What Results Can You Expect After Your Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Chernoff has performed thousands of rhinoplasties and is considered among the best and most experienced rhinoplasty surgeons. To achieve natural-looking results, a rhinoplasty requires a surgeon with the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff has the expertise and skills to do it right the first time!


Why Dr. Greg Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence for Your Rhinoplasty Surgery?

When considering cosmetic surgery, finding the right surgeon can mean the difference between great results and less than optimal results. Board certification, advanced training and skills, along with years of experience are important factors to consider when selecting your facial cosmetic surgeon. You only have one face and you want to be sure to select the “best” plastic surgeon for your procedure.

At Dr. Chernoff’s Facial Center of Excellence, you can be reassured that he has the appropriate surgical certifications, extensive knowledge, experience, surgical skill and aesthetic vision. Dr. Chernoff is a renowned aesthetic surgeon and educator.

You can trust your rhinoplasty (nose shaping and contouring surgery) to Dr. Chernoff, a triple board certified facial and reconstructive plastic surgeon. He is certified by The American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, The American Board of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Chernoff has performed hundreds of cosmetic surgeries and procedures for men and women in Santa Rosa, CA and the surrounding communities for over 20 years.

Following your rhinoplasty, Dr. Chernoff and his dedicated team of recovery and after care nurses will provide you with specific instructions regarding the best way to care for your specific procedure. Following Dr. Chernoff’s post-surgery instructions is important as you will receive details on addressing swelling and bruising and managing any discomfort.

*Results may vary and are not guaranteed. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery to see if you are a candidate.