Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty can enhance cosmetically the harmony and proportions of your facial features. Internally, it can improve breathing of the nose by correcting a deviated septum or reducing the size of enlarged turbinates. If a patient desires both cosmetic and functional improvements to the nose, it is best to perform it all during one surgery. Thorough pre-operative analysis of the patient’s nasal anatomy and its relationship to the face enables a precise surgical plan. When planning your surgery, Dr. Bomer and Dr. Bouzoukis will consider your features and what you desire to change. Digital imaging is performed to demonstrate visually how your face and nose will appear after surgery.
Rhinoplasty surgery can:
- Make the nose larger or smaller to fit the face
- Straighten the profile by reducing humps or adding height to a scooped nose
- Change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip (rotation)
- Alter the tip of the nose
- Make it more narrow and refined
- Bring the tip closer to the face (deproject)
- Extend the tip further from the face (project)
- Correct bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked nasal tip
- Change the width of the nose
- Improve large, wide, or retracted nostrils
- Improve nasal asymmetries
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Rhinoplasty Digital Imaging Before Surgery:
Dr. Bomer uses state of the art digital imaging to demonstrate to patients what changes are possible with surgery. It also serves as a blueprint for the actual surgery itself. No two noses are the same, and the specific steps of the surgery are customized to each patient. While imaging is a guideline and not a guarantee of a specific outcome, most often the imaged results are similar to the outcome.
Click on the image below to see examples of Digital Imaging.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Details:
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure; patients go home shortly after surgery. At Rejuvent, most rhinoplasties are performed under general anesthesia if only minor tip work or rasping down of a small hump is required IV sedation is an option. Incisions are made inside the nostrils. Often a small incision is also made on the columella (base of nose). The soft tissue (skin, subcutaneous tissue, and muscle) is elevated off the underlying cartilage and bone framework of the nose. Bone and cartilage is removed or reshaped. Cartilage grafts obtained from the septum are carved and placed to improve the appearance of the nose and give longevity to the result. Long lasting but absorbable sutures are placed to refine the shape of the cartilages and secure grafts. Absorbable sutures are placed inside the nostrils. Fine, non-absorbable sutures are placed on the columella incision and are removed 7 days post-op. A cast is placed over the nose and is removed 7 days after surgery. Packing is placed in the nostrils and removed the following morning. Pain is not severe, but the packs cause pressure while in overnight and prevent breathing through the nose, which leads to a dry mouth.
Following surgery, the nasal bones and cartilages are healing and it is important to avoid trauma to your nose for 6 weeks. Even the pressure from glasses resting on your nasal bones may cause the bones to shift if worn immediately post op. Swelling to the nose and bruising under the eyes are normal. Bruising is resolved by 2-3 weeks. 75% of the swelling is improved by 4 weeks, but it can take up to 6 months for 100% of the swelling to resolve and for the bones and cartilage to settle into their final positions. Most people resume normal social functions by 2 weeks after surgery with no obvious signs of surgery.
At Rejuvent, a full consultation is provided to discuss the patient’s needs and concerns, and if they are a candidate for the procedure. Every patient will leave fully educated on their interests and potential procedures, and all questions will be answered. Pricing is also provided. A full consultation with Dr. Bomer including Rhinoplasty Digital Imaging is available to assure a complete and educational Rhinoplasty Consultation. We can evaluate your case and let you know right away if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
Check our extensive library of Before and After Rhinoplasty photos today!
Dr. Bomer will answer questions regarding any fear of complications.
Yes, computer imaging is part of the complete consultation process. Computer imaging allows Dr. Bomer to express her vision and enable you to voice your thoughts and desires.
There will be 2 weeks of restrictions such as exercise, strenuous activities etc. 3-4 weeks is a good measure to assure that potential bruising and other signs of surgery are not visible. Swelling continues to subside over 1 year.
Antibiotics, pain management and anti-inflammatory medications will be prescribed for your comfort and health. We also provide supplements designed for pre and post-surgery to promote healing.
Patients will be under general Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty surgery. Our board certified anesthesiologist will be with the patient at all times. All Rhinoplasties are performed at an accredited out-patient facility.
Yes, during your consultation, before and after photos will be reviewed showing multiple patients results, incision areas, multiple angles and stages of the healing process.
Yes. Upon request we can send you contact information for patients that have expressed the wish to share their experience with others.
Most visible signs of surgery will be gone in 3-4 weeks, however swelling will continue to subside over time.
There is a small incision under the nose that will heal without visibility. All before and after Rhinoplasty photos show that the incision heals without visibility.
An accredited out-patient facility.
If your question was not addressed, please contact us or call for a consultation to see if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty at Rejuvent Scottsdale
Click here to request a complimentary consultation, or call (480) 889-8880. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have while considering rhinoplasty surgery. The Rejuvent Medical Spa and Surgery facility, with Dr. Bomer and Dr. Bouzoukis, welcome patients from Arizona, all over the United States, and internationally. The office is located in Scottsdale, close to Phoenix and Paradise Valley, Arizona.
To watch Doctor Bomer in action visit Rejuvent’s YouTube video channel.