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Nose Surgery

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Understanding Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Rhinoplasty can reshape the nose, eliminate a dorsal hump, reduce the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or alter the angle between the nose and upper lip. Nose surgery can also relieve common breathing problems by restoring nasal passages.

Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that is highly customizable to the needs of each individual. Our surgeons believe that the most attractive nose is the one that allows your features to shine – a nose that looks great and blends harmoniously with your existing features.

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Before & Afters

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Benefits of Nose Surgery

  • Reshapes nostrils
  • Reduces the bridge
  • Enhances harmony between facial features
  • Corrects problems associated with a deviated septum
  • Improves breathing
  • Reduces the nasal tip
Who's Eligible?

Nose Surgery Candidates

Rhinoplasty is ideal for women and men who are prepared to change one of their most prominent features. Considering a nose surgery can often feel overwhelming at first, but remember, it’s still the nose you’ve had your whole life, and drastic changes are always uncomfortable at the beginning. Our surgeons will help you curate the shape and size that’s right for you by reviewing images of desired outcomes and explaining all your options in detail.

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Questions and Answers

Nose Surgery FAQs

In many ways, the nose is the centerpiece that unifies all your other facial features. To provide the best results possible, your surgeon will record some facial dimensions, speak to you at length about your desired outcomes, and walk you through the options that are most suitable to you. Patients can prepare by finding and presenting images of their ideal nose.

There are two approaches to this procedure–a closed or open approach. A closed approach uses incisions only inside the nostrils but can make visualization much more challenging. This is the less common method. The open approach requires a small incision in the skin between the tip of the nose and the upper lip (called the columella).

During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will go over your individual needs and decide which surgical procedure is the best course of action. In both approaches, our plastic surgeons can create a nose that is uniquely yours and is harmonious with your face.

Most people won’t notice a change to their voice following nose surgery. In very rare cases featuring professional singers or those correcting deviated septums, some subtle changes may be noticeable.

Bruising and swelling are typical after surgery. A postoperative visit is required several days after surgery to remove sutures and a splint that was protecting the nose during the initial healing period. Much of the swelling and bruising fades around 2 weeks after surgery.

Swelling should subside within 2 weeks of the surgery, though it may take up to a year for the nose shape to fully refine and settle. The results will persist for a lifetime after the healing process completes.

Interested in nose surgery?

Dr. Klenke knows the difference a nose surgery can make. At Pinnacle, we provide detailed consultations allowing us to understand each patient’s motivation and desired outcomes. Our goal is to customize a treatment specifically for each individual. Our team will evaluate your health in your initial consultation and define which surgical procedures are most suitable for you based on your body, and a personalized surgical plan will be created.

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