When evaluating before and after results please pay attention to the following features of this gallery:

  • High Definition, High Resolution Images: All of our photos are presented in high quality, large, and expandable images.  We do not use small, static pictures to hide asymmetries, imperfections or scars.
  • Descriptive:  We have labeled our images with meaningful descriptions to help guide you to specific features.
  • One Result, Multiple Views:  We do not show you just the “best” views and hide the rest.
  • Similar Before & After Photographs:  We do not use any trick photography.  We encourage our patients to wear make-up in both the before and after images.   We use the same camera, the same background, the same lighting, and the same positioning for the before and afters.
  • Close-Ups of Incisions and Scars:  We do not hide our scars with small images.  Instead, we show you magnified views of how our incisions appear and where they are located.


Hispanic rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Kolstad’s most common procedures.  San Diego has a diverse community with people from every part of the world.  Many nose job surgeons will have the same rhinoplasty result for every face.  Dr. Kolstad specializes in achieving unique results that match your features as well as your ethnic background.

Case #4.

Sometimes only small refinements are required to reshape the nose.  This person was concerned with a very small bump on her nose.  She did not like the hanging columella and desired a subtle lift to the nasal tip.

Image Captions:

1) Ethnic Rhinoplasty San Diego 20: One month after rhinoplasty.

2) Ethnic Rhinoplasty San Diego 21: The bridge of the nose is now perfectly straight.  The nasal tip is lifted to a more feminine angle.  The nostril droop is recontoured and tucked into a better position.

3) Ethnic Rhinoplasty San Diego 23:  Dr. Kolstad believes a  perfectly straight nasal bridge to be more natural in appearance then the ski slope variety that is commonly seen after rhinoplasty.

4) Ethnic Rhinoplasty San Diego 25: Reshaping the nasal bridge creates a linear light reflex from the brow to the tip of the nose.



Hispanic Rhinoplasty San Diego

Dr. Kolstad – Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon