the best plastic surgeon in california, Dr Deepak Dugar

Legacy of the Scarless Rhinoplasty

Deepak raj Dugar, md

Plastic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA

A lot of surgeons are comfortable with using scarring procedures when it comes to performing Rhinoplasty, but Dr. Dugar goes above and beyond for his patients. At Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center™ located in Los Angeles, CA, Dr. Dugar offers Closed Scarless Rhinoplasty for his patients.

A legacy of excellence in closed rhinoplasty

Scarless nose surgeries or closed rhinoplasties are characterized by highly precise incisions and modifications to the nasal structure. Mastery of this method is dependent on mentorship from the best of the best. Dr. Dugar is part of a long line of surgeons who not only excelled in their field, but also established the key principles that define cosmetic surgery today.

The foundations of closed rhinoplasty trace their origins back to the 1890s, when a German surgeon Dr. Jacques Joseph developed a pioneering hypothesis. He first thought about the latter after he operated on a man with an exceptionally large nose. Due to this prominent feature the patient reportedly felt ashamed to go out in public.

According to Dr. Joseph, aesthetic surgery had a psychological aspect which was just as important as the functional and physical aspect. In other words, an individual who suffered from an unflattering physical feature that caused social or economic disadvantage was no different from a person afflicted with a fatal disease.

This was a bold claim to make because the vast majority of surgeons at the time didn’t see a need to perform surgeries for cosmetic purposes. It’s also important to consider that for Dr. Joseph, the need to look “normal” was not vanity.

It took some time for his ideas to become mainstream but it did eventually catch on, not least because of his efforts to train several budding professionals from the US. One of these surgeons was Dr. Irving Goldman, who is famous for further developing the field of rhinoplasty during his time at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City.

Dr. Goldman in turn also trained a new cadre of elite cosmetic surgeons. Dr. Howard Diamond was one of his prolific mentees who also became known for exceptional rhinoplasties. Dr. Diamond then passed on his insights and technique to the legendary Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Morey Parkes.

Dr. Deepak Dugar with his mentor Dr. Eugene Tardy, master of scarless nose surgery in California

Dr. Deepak Dugar with personal mentor Dr. Eugene Tardy (right) — in Chicago, Illinois at the Advances in Rhinoplasty Meeting 2015

Dr. Parkes became famous in Los Angeles mainly because of the cosmetic surgeries he did on several celebrities from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was especially revered for his scarless nose surgeries that didn’t leave any visible marks on patients.

Dr. Parkes then organized a fellowship and apprenticeship program that would be sponsored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He would go on to mentor the most promising surgeons for 25 years. In 1979, he decided to take on one final fellow. That young surgeon would turn out to be Dr. Raj Kanodia.

It wouldn’t be the first time the young Dr. Kanodia would be taken under the wing of a scarless nose practitioner. Prior to accepting the apprenticeship with Dr. Parkes, he also worked with Dr. Eugene Tardy, another renowned rhinoplasty surgeon based in Chicago.

This final fellowship batch in 1979 allowed Dr. Kanodia to further deepen his knowledge of cosmetic surgery. After graduating, he joined Dr. Parkes in Beverly Hills to continue honing his scarless nose expertise. Dr. Kanodia eventually took over the practice after Dr. Parkes retired.

Today, Dr. Kanodia is widely considered as one of the world’s best closed rhinoplasty surgeons. With new advancements in technology and fresh discoveries in the field, it was fertile ground for Dr. Kanodia to thrive and cement his reputation as a pioneering surgeon. His star-studded clientele speaks volumes about the quality of his work — from celebrities and athletes to members of royal families.

Like his predecessor, Dr. Kanodia also organized his very own apprenticeship program. One of the last fellows selected for the Advanced Closed Rhinoplasty Fellowship was Dr. Deepak Dugar.

Dr. Dugar continues the legacy of excellence that his predecessors carefully built throughout the decades. Since beginning his journey as a rhinoplasty surgeon, he continuously strives to learn from his peers to further sharpen his practice. He regularly seeks out mentorship and collaboration opportunities with other established names in the field.

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best rhinoplasty surgeon in california in one photo - Dr Raj Kanodia, Dr Jean-Louis Sebagh, and Dr Deepak Dugar

Dr. Raj Kanodia, Dr. Jean-Louis Sebagh, Dr. Deepak Dugar — in Monaco, Monte Carlo at the Aesthetic and Anti-aging Medicine World Congress Meeting 2013

Book your scarless nose surgery at Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center™

The Beverly Hills Rhinoplasty Center is the preeminent facility in the country that specializes in closed rhinoplasties or scarless nose surgeries. Led by Dr. Deepak Dugar, who underwent years of rigorous training to master the scarless nose technique, you’ll be in exceptionally capable hands.

If you are thinking about undergoing surgery on your nose, the best results can be achieved with a closed rhinoplasty. Get in touch with our clinic today to book a consultation with Dr. Dugar.

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Dr Deepak Dugar - Best Plastic Surgeon in California

The Five Things I Hate

About Rhinoplasty

1. Unnecessary external cuts and scars (99% of surgeons perform “open” rhinoplasty inflicting a scar at the base of the nose)
2. Pinched Nasal Tip (when too much cartilage is removed and/or no support is provided causing a collapse of the tip)
3. “Ski Slope” Profile (when too much cartilage and bone is removed from the profile causing a severe scooping of the nose)
4. “Miss Piggy” Nose (when the tip is lifted too much)
5. Worsened or Unimproved Breathing (when nasal breathing and structural function of the septum, turbinates and nasal vales are not adequately addressed)

These five things are constantly in my mind during every consultation and every surgery. This is where being the only surgeon in the USA whose entire surgical practice is dedicated to Scarless Rhinoplasty allows a superior advantage of finding the perfect delicate balance of meaningful refinement to a nose without drastic uncomfortable change. Natural noses are mandatory in my practice.

Face of a female patient who will undergo bulbous tip rhinoplasty being examined by a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills
Face of a female patient who will undergo bulbous tip rhinoplasty being examined by a top plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills

HONESTY IN ASSESSMENT

“Often, I will tell patients, ‘your nose looks great with your face. Don’t touch it!’ This might sound shocking from a nose surgeon, but I believe in integrity over operating. Not everyone needs surgery. And of those who do, not everyone qualifies for a scarless nose surgery (i.e. some severe revision cases or reconstructive cases). I am brutally honest with my nasal assessment, so rest assured if you are accepted as a Scarless Nose patient, it is because I am passionate and excited about the result I will deliver for you. “

– Dr. Deepak Dugar

MY ONLY ACCUSATION

“The only thing I get accused of is doing too little to a nose; and I’m totally okay with that. This accusation happens rarely but when it does, I’ll be the first to admit I’m Mr. Conservative with my scarless noses. I do noses day in and day out, so I have learned that conservatism is the safest route for natural, long lasting results that both patients and I are thrilled with for years to come.”

– Dr. Deepak Dugar
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