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Natural-Looking Rhinoplasty Surgery 

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes when you choose a rhinoplasty surgery specialist and a triple board-certified facial plastic surgeon.


As a rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Chow has performed thousands of cosmetic and functional nose surgeries, including revision rhinoplasty to improve unsatisfactory results produced by another surgeon. He is certified by the:

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

  • American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

  • American Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery

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Rave Reviews From Dr. Chow's Rhinoplasty Surgery Patients

"I had a revision rhinoplasty with Dr Chow 3 months ago and the results are simply amazing!…I absolutely love it! it looks so natural, I only wish I had the first surgery with Dr Chow. I am so grateful and thankful to Dr Chow for many years to come!!"

1 Daniel Burnham Court #368c
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-1888
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

1 Daniel Burnham Court #368c
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 441-1888
Monday–Friday: 9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

Listen to Dr. Chow, who specializes in Asian rhinoplasty, as he explains the techniques he uses for Asian patients.


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Albert W. Chow M.D. - Rhinoplasty Expert

- K.H., San Francisco, 5-Star Yelp Review

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"I went in for a Rhinoplasty and could not be happier with my results. From the start of the process to finish the customer service that was provided to me, far exceeded my expectations…Dr. Chow did an amazing job and could not have asked for a better end result. The crazy thing is I had NO pain after surgery whatsoever."

- Richard M., 5-Star Yelp Review

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"(Dr. Chow) is amazing, after a thorough review, he correctly diagnosed my problem as a nasal cartilage collapse. He took cartilage from my ear and rebuild my nose. After only one month I can breathe extremely well. He is professional, patient and courteous and answers all questions. His staff is also courteous. I saw him at his office at Sutter Davis Hospital and would recommend him in a heartbeat."

- juliemtrapp, 5-Star RealSelf review

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Are You a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Have you always been bothered by the size or shape of your nose? Or did you suffer an injury that affected your nose's appearance? Those are some of the most common reasons why people decide to get rhinoplasty, or a "nose job" as it's commonly called.

You can benefit from rhinoplasty if:

Your nose seems too large or too small for your face
Your nose is crooked, twisted, deviated, or off-center

The tip of your nose is too thick, too large (bulbous), droopy, or over- or under-projected

There's a bump or hump on the bridge of your nose
Your nose seems too wide from the front

Your nostrils are too narrow, too flared, asymmetrical, or misshapen

You should have realistic goals and a positive attitude about the anticipated results. It's also important that the faces of younger patients have fully developed—this typically occurs between ages 15 and 17 for girls and a year or 2 later for male adolescents.

Dr. Chow Describes Asian Rhinoplasty Surgery

Asian Rhinoplasty Before-and-After Photos

Actual patients of Albert W. Chow M.D. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Rhinoplasty Model for Bay Area's Rhinoplasty Surgeon Albert Chow
Rhinoplasty Models for San Francisco Area's Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Albert Chow

More Than Reshaping a Nose

Dr. Chow's rhinoplasty expertise extends beyond cosmetic surgery. Using advanced techniques honed through extensive training and experience, Dr. Chow performs revision rhinoplasty for patients disappointed in the results of rhinoplasty performed by other surgeons. These are complicated procedures that demand the skill of a surgeon such as Dr. Chow to correct the previous errors and create the harmony and symmetry that patients initially wanted.

Dr. Chow also specializes in septoplasty—nose surgery that clears obstructed airways that make breathing difficult. As a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Chow is uniquely qualified to address these concerns. In many cases, health insurance can cover the cost of this procedure.

Asian Rhinoplasty Model for Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Albert Chow

Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, and the cost of rhinoplasty surgery depends on the unique concerns of each patient. It is typically one of the more complex plastic surgery operations performed, and your choice of an experienced rhinoplasty specialist should be your top priority.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty includes the surgeon's fee, anesthesia, and other fees associated with the operation. Dr. Chow performs many revision rhinoplasty procedures for patients whose original surgeon didn't have adequate rhinoplasty training. Having the surgery performed correctly the first time is less costly than having to undergo revision surgery.

Many of Dr. Chow's patients finance the cost of rhinoplasty surgery using CareCredit, a company that specializes in providing loans for health care and plastic surgery.

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What Sets San Francisco's Dr. Chow Apart From Other Rhinoplasty Surgeons?

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I have scars after rhinoplasty surgery?

The techniques Dr. Chow uses include "closed" and "open" rhinoplasty. The specific technique used depends on the patient's needs. A closed, or "scarless" rhinoplasty demands exceptional skill and is typically used when only minor work is needed to restore facial balance.

Triple Board-Certified Surgeon & Rhinoplasty Specialist, Dr. Chow

Open rhinoplasty involves making a tiny incision on the columella—the thin strip of skin separating the nostrils. It's used when the procedure requires more extensive surgery and provides the surgeon with a direct view of the nasal structures. The resulting scar is virtually imperceptible after healing.

When do you see results after rhinoplasty surgery?

Your results after a rhinoplasty gradually emerge as swelling goes down. It takes about 2 to 4 weeks for swelling to diminish significantly enough for the initial results to be visible. Residual swelling can take months to resolve and the final outcome is often not seen until about a year later.

How long is the recovery process?

We recommend planning to take at least 7 to 10 days off from school or jobs that don't require much physical activity. You should not return to strenuous work or exercise for at least 3 weeks,  and avoid contact sports for 4 to 6 weeks.

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Actual patients of Albert W. Chow M.D. Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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