Who is a candidate for Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)?

  • If you have an abnormal appearance of the nose as a result of genes, injury or disease.
  • If your nose is cosmetically unattractive or does not “fit” with other facial features.
  • If a previous Rhinoplasty has not been to your satisfaction.
  • If you have an ethnically wide or flat nose.

Intended results of Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty):

  • More attractive nasal shape.
  • Nose in better proportion to other facial features.
  • Nose reshaping (Rhinoplasty) procedure description
  • The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
  • There are various approaches to Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping). These include open or a closed techniques depending on the architecture of the nose and the relative technical difficulty of the procedure.
  • All aspects of the nose can be reshaped. Specific attention is given to the relationship of the width, length, and the tip of the nose.
    Occasionally a functional defect such as a deviated septum is addressed.

Recuperation and healing following Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty):

  • The patient goes home with an external cast or splint in place. The nose may be packed for 24-48 hours. The cast or splint is usually removed in one week.
  • Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication.
  • The majority of swelling and bruising subsides progressively over 2-4 weeks. However, some residual swelling can persist for up to 6 months.
  • External sutures are removed in 4-6 days. Internal sutures dissolve.
  • Semifinal result is evident in 3 months. Final result is evident in 12-14 months, which is the time necessary for complete tissue softening.

Other options and information on Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty):

  • Additional procedures that may enhance the results are eyelid lift, forehead lift, Chin Augmentation, lip augmentation and Laser Skin Resurfacing.
  • One of the hallmarks of the Rhinoplasty that Bellevue plastic surgeon Dr. Egrari performs is its natural appearance. A nose that obviously appears operated-on is not attractive.
  • Rhinoplasty is one of the most sensitive plastic surgery operations and needs to be done at a center like ours that performs many nose procedures each month.
  • It is important that ethnic variation and feminine versus masculine traits of a nose are well-regarded and analyzed.
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information on Rhinoplasty — http://www.plasticsurgery.org.

Visit our Gallery to view before & afters of our Nose Reshaping procedure.