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How Can Rhinoplasty Reshape Your Nose?

By: Dr. Christopher Khorsandi


A disproportionate nose can affect your appearance and make you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Rhinoplasty is designed to enhance the shape of the nose, so it is in balance with the rest of your facial features. Despite the popularity of this procedure, you may have some concerns about how it is performed. Dr. Christopher Khorsandi is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can address your questions and concerns.

Is there something about your nose you want to change? Do you struggle with breathing issues due to a deviated septum? As the founder of VIP Plastic Surgery, Dr. Khorsandi has the experience required to leave you feeling happier about the way you look. Learn more about different rhinoplasty types and techniques, plus general information to know before surgery, with an appointment at our clinic in Las Vegas, NV.

An overview of rhinoplasty

Before moving forward with nasal surgery, patients need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khorsandi. During this meeting, you will discuss a wide range of topics, such as your health history and current medications. Ideal candidates are generally in good health and have realistic expectations about their results. Our staff can review your unique goals and give you before and after photos, so you can see what we have achieved for patients in the past.

If you are considering nose reshaping, you probably have one or more imperfections, such as a protruding nasal tip or crooked bridge. Other patients may struggle to breathe properly due to a deviated septum. No matter what you want to get out of surgery, the staff at VIP Plastic Surgery wants to make sure each patient is knowledgeable about all aspects of treatment. Dr. Khorsandi will make recommendations and create a custom plan to meet your needs. Rhinoplasty can accomplish the following improvements:

  • Correct a crooked or asymmetrical nose

  • Redefine a bulbous tip to create more balance

  • Narrow the bridge of the nose

  • Smooth out a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose

  • Narrow or widen the nostrils

  • Shorten the length of the nose

  • Improve breathing by straightening the internal septum

Learn about rhinoplasty types and techniques

There are two different surgical techniques used to perform nasal surgery. Based on the extent of your needs, Dr. Khorsandi will perform either an open or closed rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, NV. The approach we use is determined by your cosmetic goals and the unique shape of your nose. It is important for patients to find a plastic surgeon with extensive experience with both rhinoplasty types to get the best outcome.

Closed rhinoplasty is performed by making small incisions within the nostrils. It allows our team to make changes to the nose without having to lift the nasal skin. Also called endonasal rhinoplasty, this technique is considered less invasive and best suited to address features that are less complicated to correct. We often choose closed rhinoplasty because it involves a shorter surgical procedure and an easier recovery period.

Open rhinoplasty is performed from the outside of the nose. It requires a small incision on the soft tissue between the nostrils. Also known as external rhinoplasty, the primary benefit of this technique is to improve accuracy for recontouring the nose to achieve a patient's aesthetic goal. A preferred method with most plastic surgeons, open rhinoplasty generally requires lengthier recovery time and will leave minimal scarring, which will fade over time.

Recovering from nose reshaping

For a few days following rhinoplasty, patients should expect some bruising and swelling. Some discomfort is normal and can be alleviated with pain medication. The team at VIP Plastic Surgery can offer post-operative instructions, such as keeping your head elevated at night to reduce swelling. Patients can expect to return to work after about a week, but all strenuous activities should be avoided for at least three weeks. Remember to attend all follow-up appointments in Las Vegas, NV as suggested by Dr. Khorsandi. Once the swelling goes down, you can expect to notice a visible difference in the appearance and function of your nose.

Schedule rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Khorsandi

Do you struggle with the appearance of your nose or have trouble breathing? Many individuals feel that their nose distracts from the natural beauty of their other facial features. This is why they turn to plastic surgery to get results. When deciding to undergo rhinoplasty, there are many factors to consider. At the top of the list should be surgical care. Nose reshaping requires great skill and a creative touch, both of which are provided by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi at VIP Plastic Surgery. Learn about the different rhinoplasty types and techniques by scheduling a consultation in Las Vegas, NV.

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