Your nose is a fundamentally important part of your facial structure and appearance, and being able to see the nose that suits you best when you look in the mirror is a truly beautiful thing. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today, and it can reshape, reduce, or augment your nose, to improve your sense of facial harmony and boost your self-confidence in a major way.
If you have been looking to improve the shape, size, or functionality of your nose, we’re ready to help you with one of the best rhinoplasty procedures available to patients in the Scottsdale and Phoenix areas. At AdmireMD® Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic, we offer rhinoplasty in Scottsdale that can correct functional issues and help you absolutely love the way you look.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
At AdmireMD®, we make it a point to work closely with our patients, meaning we’ll learn about your personal cosmetic goals, and will work together to help you pick out the procedure that’s right for you. We offer a number of different procedures, so exploring your options is important.
You’re likely a great candidate for rhinoplasty in the Phoenix area if you:
- Are at least 13 years old
- Have completed your facial growth
- Are generally healthy
- Do not smoke
- Are seeking rhinoplasty for personal reasons
- Have realistic goals for the procedure
Functional and Cosmetic Benefits
Rhinoplasty can have both functional and cosmetic motivations, given its ability to correct breathing problems and other functional issues while providing important cosmetic and aesthetic enhancements at the very same time.
In fact, by combining nose surgery in Scottsdale with a procedure like septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery, we can effectively treat certain breathing problems, like those caused by a deviated septum. Reach out and set up your consultation today, to learn more about what we can do for you, here at AdmireMD® Plastic Surgery + Skin Clinic.
What’s the Rhinoplasty Procedure Like?
Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale or Phoenix is usually an outpatient procedure, and is typically performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia. We’ll talk through your options, in terms of the details of your procedure, during your consultation.
Anthony A. Admire will likely use one of two techniques when performing your nose surgery: In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils.
With both methods, the Anthony A. Admire will gently lift the soft tissues covering your nose, before sculpting the bone and cartilage to create your desired results. If we need additional cartilage to augment your nose, we can often take it from the septum.
If you’re dealing with a deviated septum, Anthony A. Admire can adjust the septum and the inner structures of your nose to improve your breathing, before re-draping the tissues and stitching them closed. Any nostril reshaping is done in the final stage. The entire rhinoplasty procedure generally lasts one to two hours, depending on the specifics of your surgery.
What Are the Risks Associated with Rhinoplasty?
As with just about any surgical procedure, there are some complications that can be associated with rhinoplasty. Worth noting is that they’re fairly rare and when they do occur, they tend to be quite minor. Taking care to work with a surgeon like Anthony A. Admire, who brings board certification and a deep well of experience to the table, is a great way to ensure that you’re minimizing your risks for complications, which tend to include issues like infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia. Before your surgery, we’ll talk through all of these details with you, so you can feel safe and secure, and look forward to your results.
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What Can Rhinoplasty Do for Me?
Rhinoplasty (also known as a nose job) is great procedure for patients in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas, who are looking to:
- Balance the size of the nose with the other facial features
- Modify the width of the nose at the bridge
- Improve the nasal profile, including removing humps or depressions
- Contour a nasal tip that is too large, “boxy,” drooping, or upturned
- Change the angle between the nose and the mouth
- Narrow and reshape the nostrils
- Correct asymmetry or deviation
What’s the Recovery Process Like?
You’ll likely experience puffiness, an achey nose or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding, or stuffiness for a short time after your surgery, which is normal. You’ll be feeling like yourself again within just a couple of days, and will be able to return to your daily life in just about a week.
The results of your rhinoplasty procedure will gradually become apparent in the days following your surgery, especially as the swelling starts to substantially go down. A bit of swelling may reappear from time to time, mostly in the first year following your procedure, which tends to be more noticeable in the morning, before fading during the course of the day.
You’ll be able to wear contact lenses immediately, but glasses may need to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks, while your nose heals. We’ll let you know when you can normally wear glasses once more.
What procedures can I combine with my rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be well combined with a facelift, blepharoplasty or a neck lift to help achieve comprehensive, age-defying cosmetic improvements. The surgery is also often paired with chin augmentation or chin liposuction to ensure a balanced and attractive profile. Condensing your treatments into one session means lowered anesthesia risks. It can also shorten your recovery time and help trim costs.
At what age can I have nose surgery?
In order to undergo rhinoplasty, the nose must be fully grown. Nasal maturity occurs in people at different ages, so it’s important to meet with the doctor in person to determine if you are ready for a rhinoplasty procedure. Generally speaking, girls can have nose jobs at around 15 or 16 years old, and boys can undergo rhinoplasty at 17 or 18. In addition to physical requirements, it’s important that younger clients are evaluated emotionally to make sure they are secure in their decision to pursue nose surgery and that they can handle the long recovery period that follows.
There is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty; however, clients must be in good health and have no major medical issues such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. The doctor will assess your candidacy on a case-by-case basis at the time of your private consultation.
Will insurance cover my rhinoplasty?
If the primary goal of your nose job is to improve the nasal appearance through refinement of the bridge, tip and nostrils, your procedure is considered “cosmetic” and is rarely covered by insurance companies. If you require structural changes to the nose due to poor breathing and blocked passageways, then some insurance plans may fully or partially cover your surgery. You can discuss your financing options with our team during your private consultation in Scottsdale.