Top Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Northern Nevada
Sierra Nevada Ear Nose and Throat offers premier rhinoplasty services. We specialize in the art of cosmetic surgery for the nose. To see if rhinoplasty is right for you, schedule an appointment with us today.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is cosmetic or reconstructive surgery of the nose. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to improve proportion and shape as well as breathing. At SNENT, our team of qualified and experienced surgeons perform reconstructive and cosmetic rhinoplasty. Visit us at one of our three locations to learn about our rhinoplasty services, and see if it’s the right procedure for you.
Who is Rhinoplasty for?
Rhinoplasty is a great solution for people suffering from trauma to the nose or looking to improve the cosmetic appearance of their nose. You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if:
- You have trouble breathing through your nose.
- Your nose is too large or is misshapen.
- You suffered an injury to your nose that resulted in deformities.
- There is an incorrect angle between your nose and lip.
- Your nose has angles or proportions outside the ideal range.
To see if you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty, contact us today for a consultation.
What are the Benefits?
Rhinoplasty is a great solution to quickly enhance the appearance of your face or resolve medical ailments. Whether your goal is to improve your breathing or enhance the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty has a number of lifelong benefits. We’re here to help you along your journey. Contact us today to get started.
What is the Process?
Rhinoplasty doesn’t have a set series of steps. Each procedure is unique and customized to the patient’s needs. The surgery requires local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty is performed by either a closed procedure, where the incisions are hidden inside the nose, or through an open procedure, when an incision is made at the base of your nose between your nostrils. Once the incisions are made, the skin covering the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the nose’s structure.
The shape of your nasal bones and cartilage can be changed in different ways. This is dependent on your nose’s structure, how much needs to be removed or added, and available cartilage. Overly large noses may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. In cases where additional structure is needed, cartilage may be taken from the septum, the ear, or in some cases the ribs or bone from other parts of the body. If the septum is deviated, it can be corrected to improve breathing. After all changes are made, the nasal skin and tissue is redraped and the incisions are closed.
Following the procedure, a splint may be placed on the outside of the nose to help maintain the new shape of the bone. Nasal packs may be placed inside the nostrils to keep the septum stable.
What are the Risks?
There’s risks associated with any surgery. However, rhinoplasty risks are low and complications are rare. Risks for going under anesthesia and surgery include reactions to medicines, problems breathing, bleeding, infection or bruising.
- Risks for rhinoplasty surgery include:
- Poor wound healing or scarring
- Skin numbness or pain
- Skin discoloration and swelling
- Nasal contour deformities
- Loss of support of the nose
- Difficulty breathing through the nose
- Need for further revisional surgery
If a closed procedure was performed, there will be no visible scarring on the nose. If your procedure required narrowing flared nostrils, there may be some minor scars at the base of the nose that are usually not visible.
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Visit one of our locations today.