Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Novato, CA

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About Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure performed to improve the size and appearance of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help correct functionality in some patients. Novato, CA plastic surgeons Dr. Francisco Canales and Dr. Heather Furnas are seasoned professionals who offer rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to producing the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are appealing and dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Plastic Surgery Associates Novato is used to make a nose look smaller or enhance a nose that is aesthetically unappealing due to size, shape, or a deformity. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions as it should. Learn more about rhinoplasty, and then contact Plastic Surgery Associates Novato to schedule your consultation.

Ideal Candidates

Both women and men are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you're displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be the ideal answer. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed as your appearance will be changed. In addition, facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, especially for individuals under 21.

Surgical Technique

Cosmetic nose surgery is performed with the patient under IV sedation or general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. Rhinoplasty has varying surgical techniques, depending on your aesthetic goals and concerns. Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas perform nose surgery with either a closed approach or an open method. The goal during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage or to improve and add cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. Sutures are placed either inside the nose or in the natural external crease.

What to Expect

After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely in the recovery suite and then will be released to heal at home. The area around the nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In most cases, there is bruising under the eyes as well. Cold compresses and prescription medication can help with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas will take place within a couple of days following surgery to check your healing process. On average, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to heal from rhinoplasty. During this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, we will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, we can go over costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To get your best results, it's better to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Plastic Surgery Associates Novato accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) may be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to improve the internal structure for better function. During your consultation, we will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.

What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation, you can discuss what you like about your nose and what you would like to change. This will allow our surgeons to customize your treatment plan so you get your best results.

Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation. Once we understand your goals, we can help you decide what procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.

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Rhinoplasty is a simple idea to address the displeasure you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you are displeased with the appearance of your nose or if you have breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a highly sought-after cosmetic treatment with high success rates. Plastic surgeons Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas aim to reshape your nose so your whole face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can make a huge difference. We invite you to contact Plastic Surgery Associates Novato in Novato, CA to make a consultation.

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