What is Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed for those wishing to refine and reshape their nose.

Often referred to as a “nose job” or a “nose reshaping” by many patients, people choose rhinoplasty for a variety of reasons. It can correct cosmetic problems, like a bump or a hook as well as structural problems, like difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum.

Should I Get Rhinoplasty?

The septum, a wall of cartilage between your two nostrils, divides the nasal cavity in half. An ideal septum is centered in the nose and creates an even passageway on both the left and right side. A deviated septum, which occurs when the septum shifts away from the midline, can cause cosmetic problems as well as issues with breathing. Rhinoplasty can help correct this, as well as many different types of cosmetic abnormalities.

If you struggle with chronic congestion or breathing freely, or you’ve ever wished that your nose was smaller or straighter, you could be a great candidate for rhinoplasty.

A Rhinoplasty Can Correct:

  • Nasal asymmetry
  • Nose size relative to facial balance
  • Large, wide, or upturned nostrils
  • Nostril size and position
  • Tip of the nose that may be enlarged, upturned, drooping, or hooked
  • Profile of nose
  • Visible humps or depressions
  • Deviated septum

Rhinoplasty Before and After

Preservation Rhinoplasty

Preservation Rhinoplasty is a modern and reliable method to modify the nose by keeping its original structure.  It aims to preserve as much of the cartilage and bone as possible while producing a very natural nasal bridge that can contribute to an easier recovery.  The Preservation Rhinoplasty alters the bone and cartilage rather than altering the structure with sutures, grafts and other modifications that are done in a Traditional Rhinoplasty.

How It Works

During a Preservation Rhinoplasty, cartilage and bone are removed from underneath the dorsal hump and the top or bottom of the septum.   This process allows the bridge to be altered by being “let down” or “pushed down” instead of shaving or removing the above hump, like in a Traditional Rhinoplasty.   It allows for less chances of depressions, humps or blockage of airways.  By preserving as much of the bridge as possible, it allows for an easier recovery with minimal bruising and swelling compared to a more aggressive Traditional Rhinoplasty.


Preservation Rhinoplasty Benefits:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Natural, long-lasting results
  • Less swelling and bruising
  • Preserves more of the cartilage and bone
  • Reduces breathing problem


Rhinoplasty Before and After

The Recovery Process

Recovery after a nose job is usually minimal. Common side effects include swelling and bruising, which will subside over time. You can typically return to work and daily activities as soon as you wish. 

As with the majority of cosmetic procedures, it is best to avoid strenuous activities for a few weeks after your surgery. For optimal results, it is also advisable that you stay out of the sun for up to eight weeks.

For many people, a nose job can be a life-changing procedure. Your nose is a prominent facial feature, and refining and reshaping it can help improve the overall appearance of your face. Many patients report increased confidence, improved self-esteem, and easier breathing after their Rhinoplasty. To find out if it’s right for you, get in touch with us today!


How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost

As with all plastic surgery, a nose job is a very individualized procedure, so the extent of the surgery will depend on your specific goals. Therefore, the cost of nose job will reflect that.

Before having a nose job, Dr. Jeffrey Marvel will discuss your expectations and concerns in addition to your medical history. Please call 615-329-3900 or contact us today for more information, or to schedule a consultation.


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