When the nose is misshapen, disproportionate to the rest of the face, or simply not the size you would like, it can greatly affect your quality of life.
Correcting aesthetic problems with the nose is a fine and delicate process, and Dr. Nelson has extensive experience perfecting the “nose job” procedure (also called rhinoplasty). Whether you desire an aesthetic change or correction of an injury or defect, Dr. Nelson can create a customized surgical plan that will allow you to breathe easier with more confidence in the way you look.
You have a large or disproportionately sized nose
You suffer from a nasal hump or wide bridge
You have a drooping nasal tip
Your nostrils are disproportionately sized or flared
You have breathing abnormalities caused by a deviated septum
You experienced poor results from a previous rhinoplasty
A primary rhinoplasty is a surgery to correct the aesthetics of a nose that hasn’t undergone any previous surgical correction.
The shape, size, and projection of the nose can be improved to restore a more balanced facial appearance.
Cartilage is added, repositioned, or removed to carefully sculpt a new nasal appearance.
Septoplasty can be combined with rhinoplasty to correct functional abnormalities, such as a deviated septum.
A secondary rhinoplasty is performed on a previously corrected nose, where the primary surgery yielded unsatisfactory or unnatural results.
Most patients seek out revision rhinoplasty when their new nose fails to improve their appearance and, in some cases, makes their nasal structures worse.
A revision rhinoplasty can be a more difficult procedure to perform because incisions must be made through scar tissue, and occasionally there is not enough cartilage to work with.
Some patients may require cartilage transfer from the ear or rib.
A small incision is placed at the base of the columella.
The outer layer of skin is separated from the underlying nasal structures.
Less commonly performed because it can leave a small scar at the base of the nose.
However, some patients benefit better from an open technique depending on the type of correction required.
All incisions are placed inside the nasal cavity.
Commonly preferred because it doesn’t leave any visible scarring.
However, not every patient is a good candidate for the closed technique.
The decision to use a closed technique will be determined based on your aesthetic needs and goals.
When choosing a doctor for your rhinoplasty, it is important to choose a surgeon that has your best interests at heart. Dr. Nelson believes in providing each of his patients with custom-tailored results that best highlight their facial features. He combines in-depth discussions about your wants and desires with 3D digital imaging to best realize your ideal nose. Dr. Nelson has an extensive photo gallery showing the beautiful results of his real-life patients to help you better envision the results he can provide for you. It is important to view before and after photos to gain a better understanding of your surgeon’s skill and to evaluate what type of nasal appearance you desire.
Rhinoplasty costs will vary depending on several factors, including the surgeon’s experience/expertise level, the complexity of the operation, anesthesia fees, surgical facility costs, geographical location, and pre and post-operative care.
Our practice offers convenient financing options (including CareCredit®) that allow you to break the expense into affordable monthly payments.
Getting rhinoplasty surgery can achieve many cosmetic or functional goals. There is great satisfaction in having a well-proportioned nose that restores a more balanced facial appearance.
Additionally, nose surgery can be designed to improve the function of the nose, allowing the patient to breathe better without obstruction. Great care is taken to ensure that the nose retains its individual character while creating a harmonious balance for the best overall facial appearance.
Rhinoplasty can be safely performed on all individuals, even as young as 14 or 15 years of age. In younger patients, cosmetic surgery of the nose should be delayed until they have reached full facial maturity or after their nasal anatomy has fully developed.
Besides physical maturity, the minimum age is required to ensure younger patients meet the emotional criteria for making such a decision. Dr. Nelson will evaluate each case individually to determine if they are ready for the surgery.
Complications arising from a rhinoplasty include infections, numbness, post-operative nose bleeds, excessive scarring, difficulty breathing, and aesthetic results that look unnatural or unattractive.
To minimize the risk of complications, patients are advised to work with a highly qualified plastic surgeon who brings great technical expertise and an artistic eye to ensure a successful outcome.
Nose reshaping results are truly definitive after about a year. However, the majority of the results from your rhinoplasty will be noticeable as soon as the post-surgical swelling recedes, usually within a few weeks after your procedure.
The healing and final results timeline will vary from patient to patient depending on the extent of work performed and the individual’s healing rate.
While many men and women choose rhinoplasty as a standalone treatment to correct a misshapen or damaged nasal structure, the surgery can be combined with other facial surgeries, including facelift surgery, neck lift surgery, brow lift surgery, or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), to restore more youthful-looking contours.
You can discuss all of your facial rejuvenation options with Dr. Nelson during your consultation.
Before and After Photos - Individual results may vary. Some images may be models.
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