Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty?

Many of us don’t have the nose we’d like to have. Whether due to heredity or a former injury or trauma, it’s hard to look in the mirror every day and be unhappy with the look of your nose. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery that can reshape and improve the appearance of the nose. The end goal is a nose that blends in harmoniously with your other facial features. Our expert surgeons in Salt Lake City, UT. specialize in this procedure!

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty?

Many of us don’t have the nose we’d like to have. Whether due to heredity or a former injury or trauma, it’s hard to look in the mirror every day and be unhappy with the look of your nose. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery that can reshape and improve the appearance of the nose. The end goal is a nose that blends in harmoniously with your other facial features. Our expert surgeons in Salt Lake City, UT. specialize in this procedure!

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty

What is Rhinoplasty?

Many of us don’t have the nose we’d like to have. Whether due to heredity or a former injury or trauma, it’s hard to look in the mirror every day and be unhappy with the look of your nose. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as nose reshaping or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery that can reshape and improve the appearance of the nose. The end goal is a nose that blends in harmoniously with your other facial features. Our expert surgeons in Salt Lake City, UT. specialize in this procedure!

What Conditions can a Rhinoplasty Treat?

Rhinoplasty may be performed to correct a variety of cosmetic or functional problems. These include:

  • Reduction of the nose to improve proportions with other facial features
  • Correction of a bulbous tip of the nose
  • Correction of a drooping or pinched tip of the nose
  • Correction of a dorsal hump on the bridge of the nose
  • Reduction of wide nostrils
  • Adjustments that refine the relationship between the bridge and the base of the nose
  • Saddlenose deformity
  • Drooping or hanging columella
  • Asymmetry

What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Having rhinoplasty can be one of the best decisions you make in your life. It is impossible to overlook the appearance of a nose that you just don't like. The rhinoplasty procedure can refine the shape and size of your nose to better "fit" amongst other facial features. By correcting the cosmetic concerns that plague you, your rhinoplasty procedure can bring about a host of positive emotional benefits. You may feel more like yourself than you ever have. You may confidence in your appearance that has never been present before. As you gain confidence and comfort with your new appearance, you may also experience benefits in your personal and professional relationships.

What Can I Expect During the Recovery Process?

Generally, rhinoplasty recovery is not nearly as long or uncomfortable as people expect. The vast majority of healing occurs in the two to three weeks after surgery. Initially, though, it may look as though symptoms like bruising and swelling are getting worse. These side effects usually peak two or three days into the recovery process. After that point, they gradually get better every day. To minimize your surgical side effects, it is important that you follow your post-op care instructions to a tee. Primarily, you should sleep with your head elevated and should avoid bending over for about two weeks. You can walk but must not engage in strenuous activities, and you'll need to take care not to accidentally bump your nose.

When Can I Expect to See the Full Results of My Rhinoplasty?

You'll be able to enjoy some difference in the appearance of your nose right away after surgery. However, bruising and swelling will obscure the full effect of your surgery for a few weeks. Usually, after two weeks of healing, patients are quite happy with their appearance. From that point, though, it can still take several more weeks for swelling to subside. Studies indicate that, after three months, approximately 90 percent of post-surgical swelling is gone. It can then take up to one year for the remaining 10 percent to subside.

Will I Be Able To Breathe out of My Nose Better After Surgery?

You may find that you breathe better after having rhinoplasty, once your swelling has resolved. It depends on the structures that have been modified. For example, breathing may improve noticeably if your rhinoplasty procedure involves straightening a deviated septum. The septum is a piece of cartilage that separates the nostrils. If the cartilage is crooked, leaning more to one side than the other, you may have difficulty breathing at times.

Will Insurance Cover My Nose Job?

Most rhinoplasty procedures are done solely for cosmetic improvements. Therefore, it is rare for insurance to cover any of the major costs associated with the procedure. Functional rhinoplasty, on the other hand, which can be proven necessary for medical reasons, may receive partial coverage for some of the costs of surgery. If your plastic surgeon determines that your rhinoplasty procedure could correct a functional, structural problem, you may then talk directly to your insurance company to find out what would be required to receive medical clearance for this procedure.

Undergoing nose surgery requires that you are a healthy individual both mentally and physically. The best candidates for nose surgery fall into three categories:

Appearance — Most people, both men and women, opt to have nose surgery to change the look of their nose. These are the most common reasons:

  • Your nose appears too large for your face
  • There is a bump on the nasal bridge when viewed in profile
  • Your nose seems too wide when viewed from the front
  • The nasal tip droops or plunges
  • The tip is thickened or enlarged
  • Your nostrils are excessively flared
  • Your nose is off-center or crooked
  • Previous injury has made your nose asymmetrical

In these types of cases, patients generally feel increased self-confidence after having their surgery.

Injury — Sports injuries, car wrecks, other trauma — these can all leave your nose disfigured. Dr. Saltz will work with you to restore your nose to its pre-injury condition.

Breathing — Individuals with constricted nasal passages find that rhinoplasty or septoplasty increases the ease of breathing through the nose.

During your initial consultation, you will discuss your expectations for your nose surgery. Dr. Saltz will see if your expectations are in line with the procedure. The two of you will also discuss your options for your surgery.

Different Procedures for Rhinoplasty

There are three different options for cosmetic nose surgery. Each procedure has different characteristics that make it right for certain scenarios.

Open — In open rhinoplasty a small incision is made across the columella (the small strip of skin between the nostrils), then the skin is lifted off the tip of the nose, allowing the underlying bone and cartilage to be shaped very precisely. After this is done, the skin and tissue is re-draped over the structure of the nose. This option leaves a small, almost unnoticeable scar underneath the nose.

Closed —This technique is used when reshaping or re-sizing a nose, or when removing a nasal obstruction. All the incisions are made on the inside of the nostrils. The soft tissues are separated from the underlying structures, allowing the bone and cartilage to be reshaped. If reducing the nose size, the nasal bones will be fractured. If the nose is being built up, cartilage or bone from your ears, ribs, bones is used. Silastic implants can also be used.

Natural — To avoid nose jobs that don’t stand the test of time because the nose ends up looking too small or pinched at the tip, there is a movement to rearrange and reshape the nose using the cartilage and bone that is already there. Nasal tissue is preserved as much as possible and, wherever necessary, a graft may be used to support the nose and open breathing passageways.

After your surgery, your nose will be put in a splint to hold its new shape. You will be prescribed medications to reduce pain and swelling. The splint will be removed after one week, but your nose will still be swollen. This swelling improves after 10 to 14 days, but can last for weeks to some degree. You will need to keep your head elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery. All strenuous activity will need to be avoided for several weeks.

Procedure statistics – more than 200 cases.

Rhinoplasty due to breathing issues is sometimes covered by insurance. Although Dr. Saltz is not a preferred provider with any insurance plan, we can provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company post-surgery so you can seek reimbursement.

Undergoing nose surgery requires that you are a healthy individual both mentally and physically. The best candidates for nose surgery fall into three categories:

Appearance — Most people, both men and women, opt to have nose surgery to change the look of their nose. These are the most common reasons:

  • Your nose appears too large for your face
  • There is a bump on the nasal bridge when viewed in profile
  • Your nose seems too wide when viewed from the front
  • The nasal tip droops or plunges
  • The tip is thickened or enlarged
  • Your nostrils are excessively flared
  • Your nose is off-center or crooked
  • Previous injury has made your nose asymmetrical

In these types of cases, patients generally feel increased self-confidence after having their surgery.

Injury — Sports injuries, car wrecks, other trauma — these can all leave your nose disfigured. Dr. Saltz will work with you to restore your nose to its pre-injury condition.

Breathing — Individuals with constricted nasal passages find that rhinoplasty or septoplasty increases the ease of breathing through the nose.

During your initial consultation, you will discuss your expectations for your nose surgery. Dr. Saltz will see if your expectations are in line with the procedure. The two of you will also discuss your options for your surgery.

Different Procedures for Rhinoplasty

There are three different options for cosmetic nose surgery. Each procedure has different characteristics that make it right for certain scenarios.

Open — In open rhinoplasty a small incision is made across the columella (the small strip of skin between the nostrils), then the skin is lifted off the tip of the nose, allowing the underlying bone and cartilage to be shaped very precisely. After this is done, the skin and tissue is re-draped over the structure of the nose. This option leaves a small, almost unnoticeable scar underneath the nose.

Closed —This technique is used when reshaping or re-sizing a nose, or when removing a nasal obstruction. All the incisions are made on the inside of the nostrils. The soft tissues are separated from the underlying structures, allowing the bone and cartilage to be reshaped. If reducing the nose size, the nasal bones will be fractured. If the nose is being built up, cartilage or bone from your ears, ribs, bones is used. Silastic implants can also be used.

Natural — To avoid nose jobs that don’t stand the test of time because the nose ends up looking too small or pinched at the tip, there is a movement to rearrange and reshape the nose using the cartilage and bone that is already there. Nasal tissue is preserved as much as possible and, wherever necessary, a graft may be used to support the nose and open breathing passageways.

After your surgery, your nose will be put in a splint to hold its new shape. You will be prescribed medications to reduce pain and swelling. The splint will be removed after one week, but your nose will still be swollen. This swelling improves after 10 to 14 days, but can last for weeks to some degree. You will need to keep your head elevated and relatively still for the first few days after surgery. All strenuous activity will need to be avoided for several weeks.

Procedure statistics – more than 200 cases.

Rhinoplasty due to breathing issues is sometimes covered by insurance. Although Dr. Saltz is not a preferred provider with any insurance plan, we can provide you with documentation to submit to your insurance company post-surgery so you can seek reimbursement.

Rhinoplasty before & after cases

Rhinoplasty before & after cases

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We combine preoperative treatment, surgery, and postoperative care for a comprehensive, holistic treatment for all patients. Call today for more information about Rhinoplasty in Salt Lake City & Park City or to schedule your consultation 435.655.6612 or 801.274.9500.

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We combine preoperative treatment, surgery, and postoperative care for a comprehensive, holistic treatment for all patients. Call today for more information about Rhinoplasty in Salt Lake City & Park City or to schedule your consultation 435.655.6612 or 801.274.9500.

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