Even a small defect on your nose can make you feel self-conscious or embarrassed in social situations. Rhinoplasty surgery is becoming a popular option to reshape your nose so you can achieve better facial harmony. Patients in Las Vegas, NV can benefit from the knowledge and expertise of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa, who has trained with some of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Learn about the different types of rhinoplasty we offer, plus general information about the surgery, by scheduling an assessment at Platinum Plastic Surgery.
Rhinoplasty Surgery overview
The nose is a prominent but delicate feature, and all of them are unique. Rhinoplasty surgery is tailored for each patient to meet their cosmetic concerns and goals. Before moving forward with the procedure, patients need to attend a consultation, where Dr. Costa can review their health history. Our team can also provide before and after photos and give you realistic expectations about your results.
If you are considering surgery, you may struggle with imperfections, such as a crooked bridge or wide nostrils. No matter your needs, the staff at Platinum Plastic Surgery can make sure you stay fully informed about the process. Rhinoplasty surgery can reshape your nose and accomplish the following:
- Narrow the bridge
- Correct an asymmetrical nose
- Smooth out a bump on the bridge
- Narrow or widen the nostrils
Types of Rhinoplasty explained
Our clinic in Las Vegas, NV offers different types of rhinoplasty for patients who want better facial harmony. The one we choose will be based on your current nose shape and the imperfections we want to address. Closed rhinoplasty requires making small incisions within the nostrils. This method allows us to make the needed changes without lifting the nasal skin. It is considered less invasive and allows for shorter surgery time. An open rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is performed from the outside of the nose. Open rhinoplasty is recommended when we require more accuracy and precision.
Recovering from Nose Reshaping
Rhinoplasty surgery may include reducing or removing excess bone and cartilage to create your desired results. We may even use your own excess cartilage to improve its shape. Once the procedure is complete, Dr. Costa will place absorbable stitches inside the nose as needed. While patients should expect some side effects, like bruising and swelling, this is normal and can be alleviated with medication.
Patients can return to normal activities like work after about a week, but it may take time for your final results to appear. Attend all follow-up appointments as suggested, and be sure to follow our post-operative instructions. You can expect to notice a visible difference in the shape of your nose once all the swelling goes down.
Achieve better facial harmony
Many people feel that their nose shape distracts from their own natural beauty. Are you ready to reshape your nose and feel more confident about your facial profile? Rhinoplasty surgery requires experience and an artistic touch, both of which are provided by Dr. Chris Costa at Platinum Plastic Surgery. Learn how we can make a difference in your appearance by scheduling an assessment in Las Vegas, NV.