Nose Surgery

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is the name of an operation to correct deformities of the nose. Its primary purpose is to improve appearance and, in some instances, to improve function. The goal of a rhinoplasty is to produce a nose that appears natural, functions properly and is in balance and harmony with the rest of the face. An ”operated look“ is one that should be avoided. Patients’ wishes in regard to type of nose desired are always considered, but there are limiting factors. Skin texture, thickness, previous injury, facial proportions and contour play an important role in what can and should be achieved. All of this will be discussed with you during your consultation.

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Full Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is performed to remove excess bone and cartilage to reshape the nose appearance. After alteration of these supporting structures, skin is allowed to drape over them to give the nose its new shape. Changes may be subtle or dramatic depending on the needs of patients. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes two hours. You may need to have someone stay with you the night after surgery and can usually resume work in 7-10 days. The cost includes the hospital fee, the anesthesia fee and all your follow-up visits.

Tip Rhinoplasty

This procedure removes excess skin and cartilage of the nose tip. In some cases, cartilage from the ear is added to the nasal tip. Once these changes have been made, skin is allowed to drape over them to give the nose its new appearance. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and takes 1.5 hours. You may need to have someone stay with you the night after surgery and can usually resume work in 5-7 days. The cost for the surgery includes the operating room fee and all of your follow-up visits.

 

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