Rhinoplasty

The nose plays a very prominent role in the appearance of the face. It’s interesting how a well-proportioned, symmetrical nose often goes unnoticed. Instead, what we see is an attractive face with features in aesthetically pleasing harmony with one another.

For some of us, however, the nose just seems “out of place,” too large or too small for the face. For others, a past injury or birth defect has left the nose crooked or asymmetrical, perhaps even causing breathing difficulties. A strong bump or prominent nostrils can also detract from facial harmony.

If you are unhappy with your nose, a rhinoplasty procedure tailored to your unique goals may provide a solution to achieve a beautiful nose that complements your natural characteristics.

Personalized Procedures

Rhinoplasty can address a myriad of cosmetic and functional issues and is broken down into three general types of procedures: cosmetic rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, and revision rhinoplasty. At your consultation, our rhinoplasty specialist will listen closely to your concerns and explain your options to achieve your goals.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

If your nose seems too large for your face, rhinoplasty can remove excess cartilage and sculpt the nose to achieve the size and shape that is in harmony with your features. A wide nose bridge can also be narrowed to achieve a more flattering contour. Another common reason patients have rhinoplasty surgery is to get rid of a bump for a straighter nose. By removing excess cartilage and reshaping the tip, your surgeon can achieve a straighter, more naturally refined shape.

In addition to these improvements, rhinoplasty can also help lengthen the tip of a small nose, rotate upwards a drooping tip or de-rotate an upturned nose to reduce the visibility of prominent nostrils.

Rhinoplasty before & after

Functional Rhinoplasty

Nasal breathing difficulty can be caused by a variety of structural conditions including a deviated or crooked septum, weakened nasal cartilages, or injury to the nasal bones and cartilages. Functional Rhinoplasty is a procedure used to correct nasal structural abnormalities that cause narrowing of the nasal passageways making it difficult to breathe through the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Sometimes problems or dissatisfaction can occur following an initial rhinoplasty procedure. Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary procedure that aims to improve upon previous rhinoplasty results or is performed to help correct nasal problems such as difficulty breathing following initial rhinoplasty.

If your nose seems too large for your face, rhinoplasty can remove excess cartilage and sculpt the nose to achieve the size and shape that is in harmony with your features. A wide nose bridge can also be narrowed to achieve a more flattering contour.

Rhinoplasty before & after

Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Patients considering a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance and/or function of their nose should be in good general health and have a realistic understanding of what can be accomplished with the procedure. During your initial consultation, your Belcara Health Rhinoplasty specialist will discuss your concerns, goals, medical history, and expected result with you and determine the best treatment plan to meet your needs.

What is involved in Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Nasal surgery is tailored to a patient’s individual goals and anatomy. Typically, surgery takes 1 to 3 hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure. Rhinoplasty is done on an outpatient basis, usually with moderate sedation or general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty incisions vary depending on what needs to be done. Most commonly, a small incision is placed on the columella and just inside the nostril. These incisions provide access to the internal framework of the nose where cartilage is sculpted to achieve the desired size and shape. The septum may be trimmed to correct droopiness or realigned to correct breathing problems. Nasal bones may be realigned if they are too wide or crooked.  A splint will be placed on the outside of the nose and possibly on the inside as well, to protect the temporarily delicate, nasal structures.

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Where will the procedure take place?

Most rhinoplasty patients elect to have their procedures performed in our on-site surgery center. Our 5-star facility, the Clarkview Surgical Center, was designed with the safety, comfort, privacy, and convenience of our patients in mind. It features state-of-the-art technology and meets the most rigorous safety standards. We are proud to be one of the few outpatient surgical facilities to earn AAAHC accreditation, as well as certifications from Medicare and the state of Maryland. Because safety is our first concern, all surgical procedures are performed with board-certified anesthesiologists and registered nurses.

What should I expect during recovery?

Every patient heals at a slightly different rate and recovery is an individual process. Because you will have been under anesthesia, you must have someone to drive you home after surgery. It may take several hours for the anesthesia medication to wear off, so expect to be groggy for a while.

You will see a noticeable improvement in the shape and size of your nose after the initial swelling and bruising subsides, usually about 1-2 weeks after surgery. However, improvements to your new nose shape will continue for up to a year, until all of the swellings have resolved and the cartilage is fully healed.

While you should always follow your surgeon’s instructions, in general, you can expect the following activity limitations after rhinoplasty:

  • Bed rest the day of surgery is recommended.
  • Limit activity for the next 2-3 days following surgery.
  • Avoid bending or lifting heavy objects for 1 week.
  • Avoid strenuous activities for about 4 to 6 weeks.
  • Return to work in about 7-10 days.

Will Insurance Cover Nasal Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is usually deemed cosmetic in nature unless the indication for surgery was for reconstructive purposes or to correct breathing problems. Our office will work with your insurance company to determine the scope of your benefits.

What Does a Rhinoplasty Procedure Cost?

We understand that having a general range of procedure prices can be helpful, so we are happy to provide estimated price ranges for the plastic surgery procedures we perform.  However, it is important to note that these price ranges are general estimates only.

The best way to learn about plastic surgery pricing is to consult directly with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.  During your consultation, your surgeon will listen carefully to your concerns and goals and assess your medical history, lifestyle, and anatomy. Together, you and your surgeon will review all your treatment options and develop a personalized plan that meets all your needs. Only then are we able to provide an accurate price quote, which will include:

  • All visits before and after the procedure
  • Operating Room time and supplies
  • Surgeon’s fee
  • Anesthesia fees
  • All medical devices, implants, and support materials

 Price Range for Rhinoplasty procedures: $7,500 – $12,000

Financing & Payment Options

Obtaining the funds for elective procedures and products can sometimes be difficult, especially in these challenging economic times. At Belcara Health, we have a dedicated financing department, designed to help you get the financing you need, for the procedures you want.

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Combining Procedures for Balance and Refinement

At Belcara Health, our goal is to help you achieve a natural balance in your facial features. Many patients benefit from combining rhinoplasty with another procedure for optimal results.

  • Chin augmentation can help add structure to a weak or receding chin, achieving a beautiful balance.
  • Neck Contouring can add definition to the chin and jawline for an overall more refined aesthetic.
  • A follow-up treatment with a chemical peel or laser resurfacing can give your skin a healthy glow, enhancing your newly refined nose.

Why Belcara Health

If you are ready to improve your appearance, the practice and surgeon you select are your most important decisions. To be confident with your results, you must have confidence in your medical team.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons are renowned for creating natural-looking, proportionate, beautiful results. Our Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Nadia Mostovych and Dr. Bradley Roberson, will listen carefully to your goals, answer all your questions and help you make informed choices. We believe in educating our patients about their treatment options because you know your face best and you should be a partner in the entire surgery experience.

Exceptional patient care is the core of our philosophy at Belcara Health. Our goal is for you to feel as if you just received the best care possible and absolutely love your results. Located in a welcoming, sophisticated, luxurious facility, our 5-star services and staff provide an unparalleled experience. At each stage, we make every effort to surpass all your expectations. We are constantly upgrading our knowledge, technology, and services – and it shows. Our strong reputation and the trust of the community validates this commitment.

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Contact us today to learn more about how a rhinoplasty procedure can help you feel more confident.

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Our practitioners who specialize in Rhinoplasty:

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Dr. Bradley C. Robertson

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Facial Surgery Specialist

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Dr. Nadia K. Mostovych

Board-Certified Head & Neck Surgeon
Facial Plastic Surgeon

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