"With rhinoplasty, the goal is to improve the appearance of your nose using a subtle and highly individualized approach. I prefer a natural-looking rhinoplasty to give you the nose that you want without appearing fake and without making you look like a different person."
Rhinoplasty (popularly known as a “nose job”) reshapes your nose and can dramatically improve your appearance. The procedure can remove a bump, reduce the size of the nose, improve the angle of the nose or straighten a crooked nose, or address breathing problems. Interestingly, even a small alteration can have dramatic results.
A nose job corrects:
Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing difficulties, including those caused by a deviated septum (this procedure is called “septoplasty”)
Our exceptional rhinoplasty techniques, including the use of a “closed” incision, which eliminates any external scars, will give you the nose that you’ve always dreamed about having.
Our surgeons employ several procedures to correct deformities caused by previous rhinoplasty or trauma. Common types of revision rhinoplasty and their solutions include:
During your consultation, the doctor will examine the inside and outside of your nose, and discuss your desires and concerns. She will also evaluate your overall facial appearance, proportion and structure, while taking your medical history and personal goals into account. It is helpful to bring photos of noses that you like to help clarify what you want from your rhinoplasty. We can also frequently use our state-of-the-art Vectra 3-D Imaging System to give you a preview of how your nose will look with specific changes.
The surgery is performed in our on-site surgical suite. On average, the rhinoplasty procedure will take between 1.5 hours and 3 hours, and you’ll be able to return home the same day.
Rhinoplasty surgery for correction of partial airway obstruction and for deviated septum may be covered in part by your insurance company. Dr. Catherine Chang is an in network provider for the UnitedHealthcare plans below. Prior to your rhinoplasty, our billing team will check your benefits to see if your insurance plan provides coverage.
Once you arrive home after your rhinoplasty surgery, it’s important to get lots of rest. Have a bag of ice nearby to place over your nose, especially during the first forty-eight hours, which will help avoid bruising. You should have someone with you for at least the first night after your nose surgery.
You will have your first post-operative visit about one week after surgery. During the visit, your splint will be removed, and you’ll get to see your new nose! Your nose’s appearance will continue to improve over the next few weeks as the swelling diminishes.
Most people feel well enough to return to work a week to ten days after receiving rhinoplasty.