Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ
Your nose isn’t just the most noticeable characteristic of your face, but the central feature that balances the face’s overall appearance. Even minor imbalances of the nose can disrupt the harmony with surrounding facial features and dramatically influence a person’s ability to project their most radiant self. Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, can improve the shape, size, and function of the nose by correcting breathing issues, nostril size, bridge width, tip shape, and more. Rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure that demands the most experienced surgeons to provide the most stunning results. Thankfully, Dr. Spies has decades of experience and knows the requirements for a successful rhinoplasty and a beautifying transformation.
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How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Depending on your aesthetic and functional needs, cosmetic goals, and nasal structure, Dr. Spies will either use an open or a closed surgical technique. Patients should note that both surgical methods can manipulate the bone and cartilage to decrease the size of the nose or increase the size or foundation of the nose with grafting techniques. Rhinoplasty is always performed under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia.
Here are the differences in the open versus closed surgical techniques:
- Open rhinoplasty requires one incision at the bottom of the nose across the columella.
- This technique allows the surgeon to pull back the skin to see and access the inner nasal structures.
- Open rhinoplasty is recommended when more extensive work must be done to the underlying structures of the nose and when the nasal projection is the primary concern.
- Recovery may be slightly longer, but the best results are easier to achieve.
- Closed rhinoplasty is performed with small incisions on the inside of the nose only.
- This technique can be performed in many cases, especially if a slight correction is needed.
- The advantages of closed rhinoplasty include a shorter surgery, less swelling and recovery time, and no scarring.
What Are Your Concerns About Rhinoplasty?
The initial recovery period from rhinoplasty is about two weeks, with initial swelling subsiding within that time. However, it can take up to a year to fully realize the newly shaped structure, allowing it to settle into its final position. Immediately following your treatment, either a nose splint or gauze will be provided to wrap and protect the nose as it heals. Both the nose splint and gauze wrapping are removed after your first week. During your follow-up appointment, you will be instructed on how to care for any residual bruising or swelling, although much of the irritation and discomfort will subside quickly. Over the next several weeks and months, you will begin to notice the gradual success of your nose surgery.
Rhinoplasty requires incisions at the bottom of the nose or on the inside of the nose. Any scarring will be completely unnoticeable within the nostrils or on the underside of the nose. Dr. Spies artistically places these incisions in a way that makes them inconspicuous to the average onlooker. Scars will naturally fade with time.
Rhinoplasty is performed with the help of anesthesia to provide each patient with maximum comfort during the surgery. Patients will undergo some pain and discomfort during the first week of their recovery; however, any pain can easily be managed with prescribed medications and will lessen each day. Cold compresses, rest, nutritional dieting, and over-the-counter pain medication can help control discomfort for patients who do not wish to take prescription medication.
During your consultation, Dr. Spies will discuss how the cost of your rhinoplasty will vary based on different factors. These cost factors include surgeon’s fees, pre-surgical tests, and post-surgical dressings. Rhinoplasty surgery costs can also increase if an additional surgical procedure is performed in combination. The cost of rhinoplasty varies among surgeons and depends on the extent of the procedure. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, as of 2019, the national average for rhinoplasty surgeon’s fees was $5,409. This average cost does not include anesthesia or operating room fees.