Nose Surgery Scottsdale – Rhinoplasty Phoenix

Among all plastic surgery procedures, nose enhancement, or rhinoplasty, is the most common. Nose enhancement can be performed on any part of the nose to increase or reduce its size; to modify the size and shape of the nostrils, tip or bridge of the nose; or to alter the slope or angle of the nose. Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) may also be performed to correct an injury or birth defect, or to improve breathing.

In most procedures, the skin of the nose is cut and lifted away from the bone and cartilage framework beneath which is then shaped and sculpted as desired.

The skin is then re-draped over the “new” framework, and a splint is applied to help your nose maintain its new form. In some cases, nasal packs or soft splints may be inserted in the nostrils to provide additional stability.

Following surgery, bruising, swelling and discomfort can be expected, but all can be alleviated with cold compresses and medication prescribed by Dr. Wolin. Splints and stitches are removed in about a week, and you can usually return to work or non-strenuous activities within a week or two (The most visible swelling and bruising are usually gone within two weeks). Strenuous activities may be resumed within a few months.

Your Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) Consultation

During your nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) consultation Dr. Wolin will ask you what bothers you about your nose. He will then explain, in layman’s terms, what he can do to resolve the problems. Pictures are taken so that your nose can be photo-imaged on a computer screen.

Dr. Wolin will use his medical and artistic expertise to create a more acceptable look for your nose. Your entire face is considered and you may be offered several different rhinoplasty options to consider. You and Dr. Wolin will discus the enhancement options and together you will settle on a surgically reachable look for your new nose. Some rhinoplasty surgeries are more difficult than others so if you request a modification to your nose that is not reasonable, Dr. Wolin will explain why that is and guide you to a realistic expectation.

Most plastic surgeons do not do rhinoplasty surgery but because Dr. Wolin is double board certified by The American Board Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology he is considered one of the best nose surgeons in Arizona.

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