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On this page, we will go over the procedure known as rhinoplasty. Because education is crucial to the best results, here we will teach you about various aspects, including:

  • Why rhinoplasty?
  • Non surgical rhinoplasty
  • The surgical procedure
  • Benefits of a nose job
  • The recovery process

Why rhinoplasty?

Our nose is in the center of our face. Because of this, the nose plays a crucial component of the balanced appearance of our face. A nose that is too big, too small, or shaped in a way that does not match our face can unbalance our facial appearance. It can leave us with a look that may not match how we feel inside.

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can address both functional and aesthetics issues of the nose. Are you having trouble breathing through your nose? Rhinoplasty can address this. Do you dislike one or more aspects of your nose? Rhinoplasty can address that as well.

Our nose functions to help us smell and breathe. Several issues with the nose can be present that may inhibit our ability to breathe properly, including:

  • Deviated septum (septoplasty)
  • Internal nasal valve collapse (spreader grafts)
  • External nasal valve collapse (alar rim grafts)
  • Large turbinates (turbinectomy)

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job” or nose shaping, is a cosmetic procedure used to correct and reconstruct the form and shape of the nose, restore and improve breathing, and aesthetically enhance the nose appearance with respect to facial balance.

Since the nose is commonly the most prominent feature of the face, it can either add to or detract from one’s inherent beauty and facial balance. Often, patients who have been considering a nose job can tend to procrastinate, as it can be an intimidating or fearful process for some. With Scottsdale rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Repta’s top-notch surgical skill and extensive experience, there is every reason to feel confident and excited about the opportunity to improve the appearance and function of your nose.

Having trained under some of the world’s finest plastic surgeons and having many years of experience delivering some of the best rhinoplasty Scottsdale has to offer, Dr. Repta may be your surgeon of choice.

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Am I a rhinoplasty candidate?

Rhinoplasty is the ideal procedure for those who are unhappy with their nose shape and structure, those suffering from functional problems, like a deviated septum, and those who have sustained nasal injuries and trauma. You’re a suitable candidate for a rhinoplasty if you:

  • Are in good physical health, with no serious medical conditions that may affect the surgery.
  • Don’t smoke, or you’re willing to stop smoking for an extended period before and after the surgery.
  • Have realistic cosmetic goals and expectations from the procedure.
  • Your nose has reached full maturity, usually after the age of 15.
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What is the Cost of Rhinoplasty?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average cost of a rhinoplasty varies depending on the work that needs to be done and the time that is required to do so.  An average range for a rhinoplasty will be between 10-20 K. This average reflects the cost of the surgeons fee for the procedure, operating room fess, and anesthesia fees.

Further, every rhinoplasty is tailored to a patient’s specific cosmetic goals, facial structure, lifestyle, and needs. Thus the actual cost of a rhinoplasty procedure differs greatly from one individual to the next. You’ll receive an accurate quotation from our office after your initial consultation. You can also discuss possible financing plans to help you pay for the procedure.

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated surgical procedures, and it should only be performed by the most skilled and experienced plastic surgeons. Patients who choose inexperienced plastic surgeons, or surgeons without adequate specialization in rhinoplasty, often end up needing a corrective nose surgery.

Reasons for Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic Upgrades: Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures because the nose makes a significant contribution to your facial appearance, harmony, and balance. A crooked or disproportional nose can significantly affect your appearance, leading to self-consciousness and social anxiety. You may opt for a rhinoplasty to change your nose size, alter the angle, straighten the bridge, reshape the tip, narrow the nostrils, or perform other cosmetic alterations.

Functional Improvements: In some cases, rhinoplasty may be necessary to correct some structural defects leading to functional problems, like difficulty breathing, sleep apnea, speech problems, etc. A deviated septum is a condition wherein the central cartilage of the nose (the septum) isn’t centered, leading to breathing problems. Over time, a deviated septum may cause sinus infections, sinusitis, or sleep problems. Rhinoplasty is necessary to address these functional issues.

Medical Reasons: Rhinoplasty may also be necessary if you’ve sustained nasal injuries or trauma. A rhinoplasty can repair or reconstruct significant nasal damages, such as a broken nose or restricted airway. In these cases, the plastic surgeon will identify the root cause of your nasal problems and curate a treatment plan that restores optimal nose functionality.

Procedure

During the procedure in his Scottsdale rhinoplasty facility, Dr. Repta will make tiny incisions to access the bones and cartilage supporting the nose. The incisions can be made inside the nostrils, often referred to as “closed rhinoplasty”, or outside on the columella, the small column of skin that separates the two nostrils, otherwise known as “open rhinoplasty.”

Incisions

Of the two techniques, open rhinoplasty tends to be more advantageous as it allows greater visibility and access in making the desired changes. However, both procedures are valid and have their respective advantages on a patient-to-patient basis.

Bone cartilage removal or tissue additions

Next in your procedure, nose surgeon specialist Dr. Repta will either remove bone and cartilage or add additional tissue, depending on the desired result.

Skin re-draping: your new shape

Once Dr. Repta has reshaped the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue are re-draped over the nasal framework, giving the nose its new appearance. A splint is placed on the nose to protect it and help with swelling during the healing process.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

There are many benefits to rhinoplasty or nose shaping, and if done right, it can result in not only a pleasing, aesthetic facial appearance but can also lead to restored self-esteem, renewed confidence, and improved breathing. Some of the issues that a nose job can correct are:

  • Too wide of a nose
  • Too long of a nose
  • Too short of a nose
  • A twisted or crooked nose
  • A nasal profile with a dorsal hump or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal asymmetry
  • A nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are too large, wide, or upturned
  • Correct a birth defect or injury
  • Breathing issues
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Recovery & Healing

During the recovery process for rhinoplasty, patients will experience some swelling and bruising as a result of the surgery. Typically there is bruising and swelling around the eyes as well as the nose. It is advised that patients keep their heads elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery to help with the healing process. A cold compress can be used to help reduce the swelling. Dr. Repta will prescribe pain medication to help with any discomfort following the surgery.

Typically the recovery time for rhinoplasty is about 1-2 weeks and while the initial bruising subsides within this time, it may take up to one year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time, you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to its final result.

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Dr. Repta is a board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon and member of The American and International Society of Plastic Surgeons. He has been practicing in the greater Phoenix area for many years and is proud to call Scottsdale his home. He is known for delivering some of the best plastic surgery Scottsdale has to show for.

With his elegant approach and unique philosophy, Dr. Repta has helped thousands of patients enhance their looks and rebuild their self-confidence in ways they could not previously imagine.

Rhinoplasty Risks & Complications

Rhinoplasty is a very commonly performed cosmetic surgery with a very low rate of error when done by an experienced board-certified cosmetic surgeon. However, as it is a surgery, it does come with a few inherent risks. These include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to the anesthesia
  • Pain and discomfort
  • Breathing problems
  • Numbness around the nose
  • Persistent swelling
  • Possibility of nasal asymmetry
  • Persistent discoloration
  • Visible scarring
  • Septal perforation, i.e., a hole in the septum
  • The eventual need for a revision rhinoplasty
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Not ready for surgical rhinoplasty?

If you feel you are not ready for surgical rhinoplasty, a popular procedure is non surgical rhinoplasty, which Dr. Repta is highly skilled in. If you are interested, please click here to learn more about non surgical nose jobs. Otherwise, please continue reading to learn more about the rhinoplasty procedure, benefits and recovery process.

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If you’re considering rhinoplasty in the Scottsdale area, Dr. Repta is the ideal surgeon for you. He is among the finest plastic surgeons in the area, delivering transformative results to patients from all around the USA. We welcome you to schedule a consultation to discuss your aesthetic concerns and goals regarding your nose. In a private and comfortable setting, Dr. Repta will determine the right procedure and technique for your unique needs. 

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