Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can modify and improve aesthetic and/or functional conditions associated with the nose. Since the nose is located right in the center of the face, it can have a prominent effect on one’s overall facial appearance. Rhinoplasty can address what may have been lifelong cosmetic concerns with your nose, or correct breathing problems associated with certain nasal structures. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dana Coberly, MD, can develop a customized rhinoplasty treatment plan designed to achieve your goals with natural-looking results.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a “nose job,” offers an array of positive benefits for both men and women who are candidates for this procedure. During your initial consultation with Dr. Coberly, she will talk with you about your needs and goals and determine whether rhinoplasty is the right option for you. Generally speaking, rhinoplasty is capable of:
- Adjusting the overall size of the nose
- Straightening out a misaligned or “crooked” nose
- Modifying the angle of the nasal tip
- Expanding or contracting the appearance of the nostrils
- Smoothing the bridge of the nose
- Widening or reducing the nasal bridge
- Improving the symmetry of the nose and enhancing its aesthetic balance with other facial features
- Improving nasal breathing by correcting a deviated septum
Rhinoplasty can be an effective treatment on its own, or it can be added to a comprehensive cosmetic treatment plan that includes additional facial plastic surgery procedures, body sculpting options, or other treatments.
How Is the Rhinoplasty Procedure Performed?
Rhinoplasty can be performed as an “open” (external) or “closed” (endonasal) procedure. An open rhinoplasty involves an incision made in the columella (the area of tissue between the nostrils). This typically produces a scar that is barely noticeable since it is so small and in a relatively inconspicuous region. The closed rhinoplasty technique involves no external incisions whatsoever. In fact, the incisions are created inside the nostrils, so there should be no visible scars from the procedure. Each technique offers distinct advantages depending on individual needs and goals. During your consultation, Dr. Coberly will go over the most ideal technique for your specific case.
Rhinoplasty is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. In some cases, patients may require a one-night hospital stay. During surgery, Dr. Coberly will carefully make the adjustments and enhancements outlined in the customized treatment plan. Depending on each patient’s unique needs, the rhinoplasty procedure can take anywhere from one to three hours to complete.
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What Can I Expect During Rhinoplasty Recovery?
The specifics of recovery can vary based on the treatment plan and each patient’s individual needs. Patients can expect swelling and bruising around the nose that should dissipate over time as the area heals. Please note that it can take several months for swelling to completely fade; however, the majority of noticeable swelling should go down within two to three weeks after the procedure. A nasal splint may be necessary for about five to seven days following rhinoplasty surgery. Patients should not blow their nose for several weeks. Strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks as well, and great care should be taken to ensure that the nasal region is protected from potential harm as healing progresses. You will be provided with a detailed recovery plan to help you attain the smoothest and safest recovery possible.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is a form of nose surgery designed to be uniquely tailored to patients who would like to be sure they preserve aesthetic characteristics associated with their ethnic backgrounds. While the basic surgical techniques are very similar to a standard rhinoplasty, Dr. Coberly fully understands the desire among patients of specific ethnicities and ancestry to experience rhinoplasty results that do not compromise ethnically unique features. She will work with you to create a treatment plan that can successfully achieve your goals.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty at Coberly Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can be variable among patients due to the customized nature of the procedure. Factors that go into the final price of nose surgery include the complexity and extent of the treatment, the techniques utilized, fees associated with anesthesia and use of the operating facility, and other components. You will have an opportunity to review the costs associated with your rhinoplasty procedure based on the comprehensive plan developed by you and Dr. Coberly at the initial consultation. We will be happy to talk with you about payment options available at our practice, which include financing arrangements through reputable third-party agencies that offer qualified applicants the ability to conveniently pay for their treatment in a series of installments.
If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty, or if you are ready to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Coberly today!