Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Straith Clinic specializes in Nose surgery near Dearborn and West Bloomfield. Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures performed at the Straith Clinic. It is also considered by plastic surgeons to be one of the most difficult surgeries. Straith Clinic has many years of experience with this technique making it one of our specialties.
What to Expect from Rhinoplasty?
- Anesthesia – Usually local with IV sedation
- Length of Surgery – 1 to 3 hours
- In / Outpatient – Generally out-patient in our accredited cosmetic surgery operating room suite or in a hospital setting. A no charge overnight stay can be provided for your comfort and convenience.
- Recovery – Back to work: 10 days to 3 weeks. Strenuous activity/contact sports: 4 to 6 weeks. Avoid hitting nose or sunburn for 8 weeks. Final appearance 6 months to 1 year or more.
- Duration of Results – Results last several years, results vary.
Procedure Performed by Dr. Sabbagh
The plastic surgeon may make incisions on the inside or outside of the nose in inconspicuous areas. The internal structure is then changed by altering the cartilage and the bone. These maneuvers help to reshape the nose into a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. The septum and nasal structures obstructing breathing are corrected to improve breathing as well as to straighten nasal deviations.
….I love my new nose! Although it took me many years to finally decide to have Rhinoplasty surgery, I now look back and wonder why I didn’t do it a long time ago. The surgery gave me a true confidence in my appearance. The surgery did not make me perfect, a fashion model, or change my life, but it gave me exactly what I was looking for. I now have the ability to go out in public or look in the mirror and not worry about “how my profile looks” or “if people are staring at me now” …You have truly made a difference in my life!
What Are the Risks of Rhinoplasty?
No surgical procedure is risk free, and that includes cosmetic surgery like nose surgery. During your consultation with Dr. Sabbagh, he will review the risks so you can make an educated decision.
How long is rhinoplasty recovery?
After rhinoplasty surgery, patients can usually return to work 10 days to three weeks. Strenuous activity should be avoided for four to six weeks. Final results should be apparent six months to one year after surgery.
How much does nose surgery cost?
The price of rhinoplasty surgery differs from region to region, and depends on your individual anatomy and the extensiveness of your required surgery. However, the average cost of rhinoplasty surgery is $5,046. Pricing can be discussed with Dr. Sabbagh during your nose surgery consultation.
Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty
How long do rhinoplasty results last?
The results of nose surgery are meant to be permanent, so it is important that a nose has finished growing (around the age of 16) before surgery is done. However results may vary from patient to patient.
What can a rhinoplasty correct?
Rhinoplasty surgery can correct the appearance, of a large nose, crooked nose, small nose, bump in the bridge of the nose, narrow nose, wide nose, a misshapen nasal tip, and more. The main goal of nose surgery is to create a nose that is proportionate to the rest of the face for a beautiful facial appearance.
How is a rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping surgery. Its main goal is correcting nose shape and size to be more proportionate to the face. There are two rhinoplasty techniques used today, including the closed technique and the open technique. During the closed technique, all incisions are created inside of the nose to reshape the nasal structures. During the open technique, and incision is created on the strip of tissues between the nose, called the columella, and any changes to the nose are made. While this technique does create a small scar, it is often barely visible when healed. There is also the option of revision rhinoplasty which can be performed to correct unsatisfactory results from a previous rhinoplasty surgery.
Who is a rhinoplasty candidate?
Rhinoplasty candidates are often people who wish to change the shape and size of the nose, or have a disproportionate sized nose. This procedure is a great option to balance facial features for improved facial symmetry.
How long does rhinoplasty take?
Rhinoplasty surgery usually takes between one to three hours to complete, after which patients can enjoy their new and improved nose appearance.
Does a rhinoplasty hurt?
The rhinoplasty procedure is performed under local anesthesia with IV sedation, so no pain is felt under the procedure. Following the surgery, patients will experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be controlled with pain medication. However, pain from rhinoplasty surgery is often well-tolerated by patients, and the results are definitely worth it!
Does a rhinoplasty leave visible scars?
Whether you will have visible nose surgery scars will depend on the rhinoplasty technique that is used during your surgery. If you have an open rhinoplasty, you will have a scar on the skin that separates your nostrils, but this scarring usually heals so well that it is not noticeable. If you have a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made on the inside of the nose, so no scarring will be visible.
When will I be able to return to work after a rhinoplasty procedure?
Most patients are able to return to work 10 days to three weeks after their nasal surgery. However, your complete length of downtime will be discussed with Dr. Sabbagh during your in-office rhinoplasty consultation.
What are some benefits of a rhinoplasty?
There are many benefits to rhinoplasty surgery. Not only can this procedure change your nose appearance, it can improve asymmetry as well to create the beautiful nose that you desire. There is also no extensive scarring involved, so there are virtually no signs of your surgery, and many patients report a boost in self-confidence following their procedure.
Are there different types of rhinoplasty surgery?
There are two different Incision types used for rhinoplasty surgery. These include:
- Closed rhinoplasty
- Open rhinoplasty
Closed rhinoplasty incisions are created inside of the nose, while an open rhinoplasty entails an incision be made across the columella (the strip of skin that separates the nostrils.) Both techniques can create beautiful, natural-looking results. The type of rhinoplasty technique that is right for you will depend on your individual anatomy and your desired results. Techniques can be discussed during your in-office consultation with Dr. Sabbagh.
Will my rhinoplasty results look natural?
With today’s updates plastic surgery techniques and technologies, results from rhinoplasty surgery are better than ever. Not only can this procedure balance facial features for facial symmetry, it can also create natural looking nose results for a boost in confidence. Patients no longer have to worry about their nose surgery resulting in the “pinched” look of the past. Dr. Sabbagh will work with you to create an individualized rhinoplasty treatment plan to ensure that your results complement your face and are proportionate to your other facial features.
What risks are associated with rhinoplasty?
As with any plastic surgery procedure, there are rare risks associated with nose reshaping surgery as well. These include, but are not limited to:
- Allergic Reaction
- Damage to underlying structures
- Infection and bleeding
- Changes in sensation
Any concerns that you may have and risks can be discussed with Dr. Sabbagh during your nose surgery consultation.
With an established track record of over 80 years, board certified plastic surgeons, an accredited facility, and thousands of satisfied patients throughout Dearborn, metro Detroit, Michigan and the U.S., the Straith Clinic has earned an excellent reputation for cosmetic surgery of the face and body.
Call us today at 248-270-5272 or send us an email to schedule a consultation during which you can discuss our facial and body services and tour our facility, including our on-site operating facility.