Rhinoplasty in Las Vegas, NV

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What is rhinoplasty?

Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Christopher Khorsandi believes every individual should have the nose they believe they should have been born with. He creates beautiful noses at VIP Plastic Surgery 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 soft silicone splints 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 $10,500 for rhinoplasty surgery. More complex cases, with skin and fat grafting or cartilage reconstruction, raise the price of the procedure. We believe in doing things right the first time. That's why your consultation will never be rushed, nor will your surgery. Dr. Khorsandi is the only Las Vegas, NV board-certified plastic surgeon, who is a member of the Rhinoplasty Society. This organization membership is comprised of those who take a special interest in rhinoplasty surgery.

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Average Cost  
From $10,500
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?

No.  Nasal Packing is a thing of the past.  Today we use Doyle Splints which are soft silicone splints placed in the nose to keep the nose straight during the healing process, and minimize bleeding.  The splints allow you to breath so recovery is much more comfortable than in the past. 

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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