Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job”, is one of the most common and one of the most complex procedures performed in facial plastic surgery. It can be purely to change the appearance of your nose (cosmetic), or to improve your breathing (functional), or a combination of both. In just one procedure your breathing and the shape of your nose will be improved. It is very important to discuss the goals of your surgery with the surgeon ahead of time. Each patient is looking for different refinements in the nose, and communicating your desired outcome is one of the most important parts of the initial consultation.
Secondary rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty is done primarily to revise and/or rebuild the nose after a previous surgery which has resulted in breathing difficulty and/or cosmetic deformities. These surgeries are more complex and will take more surgical time. Most rhinoplasties typically take around two hours, but revision surgeries may be three hours or even longer depending on their complexity and need for rebuilding. Most of our procedures are done in an outpatient surgery center while you are asleep with a general anesthetic. This is the safest and most comfortable approach for you. You should expect to go home the same day.
- Dr. Natalie Higgins 360-454-1941