Our rhinoplasty in Seattle procedure is a popular plastic surgery procedure. In fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that nose reshaping ranks number three in the nation among cosmetic surgery procedures, with 223,000 surgeries performed in a recent year.

It is not surprising that nearly a quarter of million people a year choose to have a rhinoplasty. The nose is a prominent feature and the central focus of the face. In many cases, correcting this one feature can create a more balanced and attractive facial appearance.

Cosmetic nose surgery, or a “nose job,” can improve the appearance and proportions of the nose, enhance facial harmony, and increase self-confidence. It may also correct nasal abnormalities and improve breathing problems. At Egrari Plastic Surgery Center in Bellevue, Dr. Egrari performs rhinoplasty procedures with precision and skill to help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

Arguably the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Seattle, Dr. Egrari has been in practice for more than 18 years. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery as a plastic surgeon and by the American Board of Surgery as a general surgeon. Dr. Egrari’s extensive training, technical skills, and impressive, natural-looking results have placed him among the top cosmetic surgeons practicing in the Seattle area.


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 overlarge, droops, has a bulbous tip, bump, hump, or other cosmetic flaw.

If your nose is cosmetically unattractive or does not “fit” with other facial features.

If a previous rhinoplasty did not produce the look you envisioned.

If you have an ethnically wide or flat nose.


Surgical Approaches to Rhinoplasty

There are two basic surgical approaches to a rhinoplasty in Bellevue procedure:

  • Open: An incision is made across the columella (the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils). The open approach allows the surgeon direct visibility, better access, and greater precision in altering the shape of the nasal tissues. The incision across the columella can be expertly placed so that surgical scar is barely visible.
  • Closed: All incisions are made inside the nose. This technique has the advantages of no visible scarring, less operative time, less post-operative swelling, and faster recovery.

When you come to the luxurious, patient-focused Egrari Plastic Surgery Center in Bellevue for a consultation, Dr. Egrari will discuss your treatment goals, evaluate your anatomy, and tailor an individual surgical plan for your rhinoplasty in Seattle procedure.

Intended Results

  • More attractive shape.
  • Nose in balance and in proportion to your other facial features.
  • Maintain a natural hint of ethnicity and genetic baseline.
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Surgical Technique

  • The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia.
  • There are various approaches to rhinoplasty (nose reshaping). These include open or a closed technique 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.
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Recuperation and healing healing following Nose Reshaping (rhinoplasty):

  • The Bellevue rhinoplasty patient returns 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 three months. Final result is evident in 12-14 months, which is the time necessary for complete tissue recovery.

Additional Benefits of Rhinoplasty

If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your nose, correcting the problems so you can have a nose you like can make you feel more like yourself and give you a higher level of self-confidence. A rhinoplasty surgery provides many benefits, including:

  • Facial balance and aesthetics: Correcting the nose can enhance the entire face. As the dominant facial feature, the nose can dramatically affect the appearance of the surrounding features. By correcting the nose, a rhinoplasty can restore facial balance, aesthetics, and symmetry.
  • Improved breathing: Rhinoplasty can improve overall nasal function and air flow. This can mean better sleep, less snoring, more energy during the day, and an improved quality of life.
  • Better voice quality: As the breathing is improved, nose surgery can create positive changes in the sound of the patient’s voice. Your voice may be clearer with less nasal tone after you recover from the procedure.

Other options and information on nose reshaping (rhinoplasty):

  • Additional procedures that may enhance the results of nose surgery include an eyelid lift, brow lift, forehead lift, chin augmentation, lip augmentation and laser skin resurfacing.
  • One of the hallmarks of a rhinoplasty performed by Bellevue plastic surgeon, Dr. Egrari is the natural, beautiful balance and harmony brought to your facial features. A nose that obviously has been surgically altered is not attractive, and appears unnatural. You need a true artist to perform this procedure correctly.
  • Rhinoplasty is one of the most sensitive plastic surgery operations and should be performed at a world-class, accredited surgical center where many nose procedures are performed each month.
  • It is important that ethnic variation and feminine versus masculine traits of a nose are carefully evaluated and analyzed so that you look like yourself – but far more appealing. Dr. Egrari's skills and experience can give you the best results that rhinoplasty Seattle has to offer.
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons offers additional information on rhinoplasty procedures at https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty.

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