Nose Enhancement Surgery

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery options, but what people may not realize is how a nose job can fully impact the entire appearance of your face. Whether your reason for surgery is functional or aesthetic, the prominence of the nose makes it crucial to your full facial appearance, and Dr. Tenley Lawton helps her patients achieve a natural look to their nose that enhances their overall image. 

What is Rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery, clinically referred to as rhinoplasty and commonly as a nose job, is performed for a variety of reasons. With functional rhinoplasty (for a health-related concern), Newport Beach rhinoplasty specialist and premier female plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton may reset or reshape the nose after an injury such as a broken nose that follows a sports or auto accident. 

A cosmetic rhinoplasty (for a cosmetic concern) from board-certified, Newport Beach-based plastic surgeon Dr. Lawton, will surgically change the size, shape, and outward appearance of the nose. This nasal surgery can soften, define, or enhance a patient’s appearance. With skill and attention to the individual’s face, bone structure, and muscle composition, nasal surgeon Dr. Lawton seeks to transform the nose into an asset that enhances the face, rather than detracts from it. She uses her clinical skill to transform the bulky or bulbous nose, the poorly defined nasal tip, and noses marred by a hump. A nose job by a rhinoplasty specialist like Dr. Lawton can result in a nose that compliments facial features and looks completely natural.

Nasal surgery is also performed to improve breathing, to restore appearance or nasal function, or both.

Consultations Available Now

The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Newport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Am I a Candidate?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement in the way they look, and not looking for perfection. If you’re both physically and psychologically healthy, and realistic in your expectations, a qualified nasal surgeon like Dr. Lawton will likely assess you as a good candidate for nasal surgery.

Age may also be a consideration. Many nasal surgeons prefer not to operate on teenagers until after they’ve completed their growth spurt—around age 14 or 15 for girls, and a bit later for boys. Consideration of a teenagers’ social and emotional adjustment is important to make sure a rhinoplasty is what they want, and not to meet their parents’ expectations. You will be able to discuss all nose job-related issues with Newport Beach plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Tenley Lawton in her Orange County office during a private, unrushed consultation. 

Before moving forward with choosing a plastic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty it’s important that you understand what qualifies some surgeons more than others. Dr. Tenley Lawton isn’t “lumped in” as a cosmetic surgeon in Newport Beach, rather she has the unique distinction of being certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery which makes her a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. Earning this type of certification requires a great deal of training and expertise which makes Dr. Lawton a solid choice to perform your nose job or rhinoplasty surgery.

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How Does It Work?

Nasal surgery can be performed with either an internal or an external incision depending on what needs to be corrected. In general, if a significant amount of tip work and extensive correction of the nasal structure is required, then the nasal surgeon will use a small camouflaged incision. This procedure, performed in Dr. Lawton’s Newport Beach office, is known as an open rhinoplasty. Otherwise, minor changes in the nose are performed through a nasal surgery that involves internally placed nasal incisions. The nose job surgery will vary from 1 to 3 hours in length based on the extent of change and correction required. All facial plastic surgery (including rhinoplasty) is performed in Dr. Lawton’s Newport Beach accredited surgery center or nearby hospital as an outpatient surgery.


Rhinoplasty can enhance appearance and self-confidence. You will be able to discuss your nose job expectations with Dr. Lawton in her Newport Beach office and see the surgical suite before you decide whether to have nasal surgery.


Most patients have bandages or a splint on their nose for about a week after surgery. This is to help the nose heal properly and stay protected during the initial recovery period. The most common side effects of rhinoplasty include swelling and the darkening of the area around the eyes. However, this will subside a few weeks following surgery. Dr. Lawton will work with you to create a recovery plan that will help ensure your nose has the easiest healing process possible. 

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*Individual Results May Vary

All the photos in our photo gallery are from real patients of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton. We pride ourselves on providing the best results and the best experience possible to every patient we see.

If you want results like these, schedule a consultation with us today by filling out the form on this page.