Top Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Northern Nevada
Sierra Nevada Ear Nose and Throat offers premier rhinoplasty services in Northern Nevada: including Gardnerville, Carson City, Fallon, and Reno. 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 is usually to change proportion and shape as well as through efforts to improve breathing. At Sierra Nevada Ear, Nose and Throat, our team of qualified and experienced surgeons perform reconstructive and cosmetic rhinoplasty. Visit us at one of our three Northern Nevada 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 wishing to improve the cosmetic appearance of their nose. You may benefit from rhinoplasty if:
- Your nose is too large, misshapen or not in harmony with your face
- You have suffered a trauma that caused deformity.
- Your nose is not symmetrical or does not fall within the ideal angles or proportions.
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 is usually conducted under general anesthesia with sedation. 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. Procedure is determined based on patient needs and consultations. 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. 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 are 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.
Our Northern Nevada Offices
Our ENT offices are conveniently located in Carson City, Gardnerville, and Fallon, NV. We’re open 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday and Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (at select locations)
Visit one of our locations today.