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Rhinoplasty – Nose Reshaping Surgery in Las Vegas*

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Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Christopher Khorsandi, believes every individual should have the nose they believe they should have been born with. He creates beautiful noses using an artistic and skilled approach and the latest advancements in Rhinoplasty techniques. Commonly referred to as a “nose job”, rhinoplasty is a surgery that is performed to improve the appearance and breathing function of the nose. It is reserved for patients who have concerns over the size and shape of their nose, as well as functional issues. Altering the nose can result in a dramatic change to an individual’s appearance. Oftentimes, patients have considered the procedure for many years before moving forward. It is a surgery that can help improve an individual’s self-esteem greatly if they are unhappy with the appearance of their nose.

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Surgical Technique

Rhinoplasty surgery is performed on an outpatient basis at an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. Depending on your individual needs, the cartilage may be reshaped, partially resected, sutured, and/or resuspended. Cartilage grafts may be used to enhance certain areas of the nose to improve breathing and airways. If the procedure is a revision surgery from a previous rhinoplasty, additional cartilage may be harvested from behind the ear or from another location. Oftentimes, the bony parts of the nose need to be corrected with precise fracturing and resetting.

During/After Surgery

Absorbable sutures will be placed inside the nostrils and do not need to be removed. Several small non-absorbable stitches will be placed in the incision at the base of the nose. They can be removed 5 to 7 days after surgery. There will also be packing in the nose, which will be removed during the postoperative period. There will also be a rigid splint on the back of the nose to protect it during recovery. Patients are encouraged to avoid blowing their nose in the first week, however patients may use saline spray to flush the nostril. They are also encouraged to sleep with their head elevated for the first 48 hours.

Expected Cost

Patients can expect to pay between $5,000 and $10,000 for rhinoplasty surgery. More complex cases, with skin and fat grafting or cartilage reconstruction, raise the price of the procedure. However, some insurance companies may cover a portion of the cost if the procedure corrects trauma or a medical condition.

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Average Cost  
$8,000 - $10,000
Recovery Time  
1-2 Weeks
Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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Rhinoplasty FAQs

Postoperative Swelling?

Rhinoplasty patients will experience varying degrees of postoperative swelling. A large percentage of the swelling will resolve within the first few weeks; however in the ensuing months, the nose may feel more firm with a small amount of swelling gradually dissipating. Typically within 6 to 12 months, all swelling has resolved, and the final result can be expected. Thus it is important to expect ongoing changes throughout the year with refinement as time progresses.

Do I Need A Nasal Pack?

Nasal packing is done to help with bleeding, particularly with septum surgery. Gauze and cotton are inserted into the nasal chamber. Although patients find it uncomfortable, the packing is only short-term during the recovery phase.

Surgical or Nonsurgical?

Surgery depends on the patient’s desired results and  nose structure. Surgery is suggested for patients wanting significant reshaping. If the patient wants a more subtle improvement, adding volume can be a simple solution.

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* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.