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.
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"27 YO, 5’1”, 129lbs, 355cc Sientra silicone, Mod+ - Hands down the best experience I have ever had! Every single person in this office is beautiful, knowledgeable and so so sweet-from the ladies in the front to the nurses and the entire surgical staff. Since day 1 they have put my nerves at ease, answered all of my questions and made the entire process easy for me. Before scheduling my consult I did years of research (literally since I was 16) and every single review suggested to get different opinions. After meeting the team and Dr Canales I just knew I didn’t need to see anyone else. I have over 12 close girlfriends who have seen both Dr Canales and Dr Furnas for their BA’s and not only do they all look amazing but they too had the best experience here at PSA. Im currently 1 week post op and have had the easiest recovery-I only needed the pain meds for the first day but have experienced generally ZERO pain. I’ve had no bruising and Dr Canales said everything was healing perfectly. I HIGHLY recommend Dr Canales for anyone considering a breast augmentation. His bedside manner is highly professional, he’s very funny, and down to earth (did not experience white coat syndrome AT ALL like I do at my MD and gyno appts!). If your on the fence just schedule your consult, like me your only regret would be not doing it sooner! I am absolutely obsessed with my new boobies, I feel so much more confident and so happy I finally did it. Thank you Dr C and team!"- T.F. / RealSelf / Dec 19, 2017
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.
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.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to process your claim.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
Your Best Nose
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.