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Rhinoplasty at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh

Have you ever wished you could have a more balanced profile or more refined nasal contours? Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Liang and Dr. Turer, specialize in the art of rhinoplasty—or nose surgery. We focus on sculpting harmonious, natural-looking results tailored to your unique facial features and desires. Whether it's reshaping the nose for aesthetic enhancement or correcting functional issues to improve breathing, we are here to guide you through your options and help you achieve results that complement your unique appeal.

Harmony, Naturally

What is Rhinoplasty?

At Aesthetics Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh Rhinoplasty commonly known as a "nose job," is performed to reshape or reconstruct the nose. It can be performed for both cosmetic and functional reasons, addressing aesthetic concerns or correcting issues that affect breathing and nasal function. Our board-certified surgeons specialize in facial plastic surgery and design the procedure to address your unique facial anatomy, cosmetic goals, and any functional problems, such as a deviated septum.

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Look Better. Breathe Better.

What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

When performed by a highly qualified surgeon, rhinoplasty can significantly enhance the harmony of your facial features and create a more balanced profile. Our surgeons focus on customized treatments that address your concerns while retaining and enhancing your unique beauty. The primary goal of rhinoplasty might be aesthetic improvement, but it can also significantly enhance nasal function in cases where structural issues are causing breathing problems.

Cosmetic Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty can address several aspects of the nose’s appearance that the patient would like to address.

  • Nose Size: Reduction or augmentation to balance the nose with other facial features.
  • Nose Shape: Correction of bumps, humps, or asymmetry.
  • Nasal Tip: Reshaping a bulbous, drooping, or upturned tip.
  • Nostril Size: Adjusting the size or shape of the nostrils.
  • Bridge and Profile: Straightening or smoothing the nasal bridge.
  • Symmetry: Correcting asymmetry.

Functional Benefits of Rhinoplasty

There are also several common anatomical issues that rhinoplasty can correct, improving function and comfort when breathing:

  • Deviated Septum: Straightening a crooked septum to improve breathing.
  • Nasal Valve Collapse: Reinforcing weak nasal sidewalls to enhance airflow.
  • Obstruction: Correcting structural issues causing breathing difficulties.
  • Chronic Congestion: Addressing chronic nasal congestion due to anatomical issues.
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Rhinoplasty Pittsburgh
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Defining Your Goals

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Our board-certified plastic surgeons, renowned for their expertise and personalized approach, are ready to guide you toward your ideal nose. With locations in Pittsburgh and Wexford, PA, our team specializes in crafting natural, balanced results tailored to your unique facial structure and goals. Whether you're seeking cosmetic refinement or functional enhancements, our surgeons will collaborate with you to consider your options, define specific surgical goals, and create a customized plan. Take the first step toward improved confidence and comfort by scheduling your consultation at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Pittsburgh today.

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Expert Techniques

Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty may be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery and the patient and surgeon's preference.

There are two primary approaches for accessing the nasal tissues. Closed rhinoplasty uses incisions made inside the nostrils, leaving no visible external scars. Open rhinoplasty involves an additional incision across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils), providing better access for complex procedures.

The surgeon then reshapes the bone, cartilage, and tissue within the nose to achieve the desired outcome. If the rhinoplasty aims to improve breathing, functional corrections like straightening a deviated septum or repairing nasal valves may be performed. After the procedure, the patient is monitored in our recovery area before being allowed to return home with a friend or family member to drive them. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor healing.

Lasting Beauty

Rhinoplasty Results

Individuals often experience a significant boost in self-assurance after achieving their cosmetic goals through rhinoplasty. The shape, size, and specific structures of the nose are refined and balanced to provide your most harmonious appearance. The results help to elevate and refine all of the features. Patients may engage more confidently in their daily interactions and feel increased pride in the reflection they see in the mirror. The functional benefits of rhinoplasty can also be significant, allowing for unobstructed breathing and reducing chronic congestion. Although the aging process can subtly change the appearance of the nose over time, the changes made during rhinoplasty will endure and are considered permanent.

Refinement Revealed

Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

We emphasize meticulous aftercare practices at home along with post-operative check-ups to support excellent healing and results. Immediately after surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and some discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed medications. You will be instructed to keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities to reduce swelling. Nasal packing or splints, if used, are usually removed within a few days. Throughout the first few weeks, attending follow-up appointments is essential for monitoring progress. Any noticeable swelling gradually subsides in the first few months, but subtle residual swelling may persist for up to a year. During this time, your results will continue to improve and become more well-defined.

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Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

You may be a candidate for rhinoplasty if you're in good general health, have realistic expectations, and desire changes to the shape or function of your nose. It's essential to have fully developed facial structures, typically around the late teens or older. Consultation with one of our surgeons is necessary to determine candidacy based on your specific concerns and nasal structure.

The structural changes made during rhinoplasty typically aim for permanence. Reshaping the bone and cartilage permanently alters the nose's appearance and structure. However, factors like the natural aging process, injury, or post-surgery complications can impact the results over time.

With a rhinoplasty Pittsburgh patients can potentially improve breathing in cases where structural issues within the nose are causing breathing difficulties. Functional rhinoplasty focuses on correcting problems such as a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or other obstructions that impede airflow. During the consultation stage, your surgeon will help assess whether you have any functional problems that could be addressed during rhinoplasty.

Some people return to work within one to two weeks, but it varies based on the individual. Swelling and bruising will start to diminish, but it's common to have residual swelling that can last for several weeks. Breathing might be a bit difficult due to internal swelling. Results can continue to refine themselves for up to a year as the tissues settle into place.

The total cost will depend on several factors, such as the complexity of the procedure. At your consultation, your surgeon will create a customized treatment plan and provide a breakdown of costs for your specific procedure.

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