"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. Changes can be made to the bridge of your nose, reducing a full nose or shaving down a hump. If you have a very low bridge, it can be augmented to create a more refined nose. The tip of your nose can be made narrower, smaller, or more defined. Dr. Killeen offers exceptional rhinoplasty techniques, including the use of a "closed" incision, which eliminates any external scars.
Dr. Killeen uses a number of procedures to correct deformities caused by previous rhinoplasty or trauma. Common types of revision rhinoplasty and their solutions include:
During your consultation, Dr. Killeen 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. Dr. Killeen can also 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.
Dr. Killeen usually performs the rhinoplasty surgeries 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.
Septoplasty may be covered in part by your insurance company. Before your rhinoplasty, our billing team will verify 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.