About A Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed at Petroff Center Plastic Surgery and Medi-Spa. Many people are bothered by the appearance of their nose and seek treatment to correct breathing abnormalities and achieve the aesthetic results they desire. Our facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Mark A. Petroff and Dr. Brian Scott, are established specialists in rhinoplasty and produce consistently pleasing results for their Lake Oswego, OR patients while minimizing complications, striving to create a natural and proportional look. Under the care of Dr. Petroff or Dr. Scott, a rhinoplasty can transform the appearance of facial features while still maintaining the unique character of the individual's face. Scheduling a consult to find out more is the first step toward achieving an improved appearance.
"Thank you so much Dr. Petroff. From the moment I walked into the Petroff Center I was so very completely taken care of by experienced, friendly, and competent staff. I found Dr. Petroff to be a very talented and brilliant plastic surgeon. The facelift I received made my kids say “Mom! You look 30 years younger!” (slight exaggeration). I received the best care and from the best doctor ever! Dr. Mark Petroff is a perfectionist. I look amazing and feel wonderful after only two weeks post surgery! The face and neck lift look very natural. Examples: Turkey neck – gone, I can feel my trachea; pixie ear gone, he gave me ear lobes; my high cheek bones are back along with my happy smile. After interviewing a number of surgeons Dr. Petroff was the only facial plastic surgeon would make an incision hidden inside the hairline. I was out in the public within four days when I was able to have dinner at a restaurant with my son. He listened to my concerns and preformed a scar revision from work left by another doctor years ago. I am so grateful to another plastic surgeon who recommended Dr. Petroff. He told me that Dr. Petroff is the best at facial surgery and would send his mother to him for a facelift. I took his advice and I am so thankful I did. Oh, and by the way, it was not that painful at all, just a bit uncomfortable. Go for it!"- A.M. / Google / Jun 05, 2021
"I can’t speak highly enough about Dr Petroff and his staff. I started visiting the center years ago for facials, chemical peels and laser treatments. I was always completely amazed and how amazing the staff was, and how much my skin improved. I had always hoped to one day fix my crooked nose. There was no doubt in my mind Dr Petroff would be the surgeon for me, after seeing his amazing work on my family and friends. I had a rhinoplasty done a little over a year and a half ago... and to this day I’m still in complete awe of his work. I couldn’t imagine a more perfect nose for my face. My nose was unique but Dr Petroff was able to transform it. I am forever thankful to Dr Petroff, and his amazing staff who has always made me feel comfortable and welcomed."- K.A. / Yelp / Jul 21, 2021
"I had rhinoplasty with Dr Petroff in the summer of 2005. This many years on I can attest to the quality of his skill. Completely natural looking and absolutely improved my life."- T. / Google / Jul 23, 2021
"If I could give Dr. Petroff 10 stars I would. He is a fantastic and extremely talented plastic surgeon for the face. I received a revision rhinoplasty through Petroff. My driest rhinoplasty was with an entirely different surgeon almost two years ago. My previous surgeon was too conservative and did not provide the results I’d asked for. After consulting with several surgeons and researching, The Petroff center was by far the most impressive. If you are seeking a rhinoplasty or revision, look no further, because he will make your dreams come true. Not only is his technic with the nose fantastic, all of his patients have similar results showing his technique is consistent. Outside of Dr. Petroffs technical skills and attention to detail/your needs, his medical staff was fantastic. From the scheduling, pre op and post op care, I was thoroughly communicated with via email and phone calls. His team also offers a vitamin treatment to prep for your procedure making your body stronger for the healing process. The sedation process for the procedure was great and the nurses were holding my hands/arms for comfort since I was nervous. After coming out of surgery, I had a bouquet of roses with an adorable poem from the staff. I can’t believe I went somewhere else before Petroff, I wish I would have gone to him sooner. Regardless, I have no regrets and admire his talent, as well as his staffs talents."- J.B. / Yelp / May 19, 2022
"Added a few more photos of me 5 months post op! I’m so incredibly happy with my nose and have zero regrets! I can breath well, it looks even cuter than the first time I took the cast off and continues to gently heal"- J.B. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2022
The best candidates for rhinoplasty:
- Are at least 15 years old
- Have finished facial growth
- Are generally healthy
- Do not smoke
- Are seeking rhinoplasty for personal, cosmetic reasons, or breathing issues
- Have realistic goals for the procedure
What to Expect
Each procedure is completely customized to help patients achieve their specific, desired results. A rhinoplasty is performed in our state-of-the-art surgery center under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation. Patients will need someone to drive them home after surgery and care for them during the first 24 hours. Your surgeon will use one of two techniques when performing nose surgery. In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, the incision is made across the columella, the tissue between the nostrils. With both methods, he gently lifts the soft tissues covering the nose, then sculpts the bone and cartilage to the desired shape. Any additional cartilage needed to support the nose is often taken from the septum or the ear in some revision procedures. If patients have a deviated septum, Dr. Petroff or Dr. Scott will straighten the septum and the inner structures of their nose to improve breathing. Then the tissues will be redraped and stitched closed. If patients desire nostril reshaping, this will be done in the final stage of a rhinoplasty.
Nasal packing is rarely necessary following a rhinoplasty. Patients can expect some bruising, soreness, and swelling for a week or so after their surgery. A splint may be used for a few days to assist the nose in maintaining its new shape. If patients experience pain after their nose surgery, we can provide medication. Most patients are able to return to school or work 7 - 10 days following their nose surgery, but it may take months before they see the final result of their rhinoplasty. Strenuous exercise and contact sports should be avoided for up to 6 weeks, and patients should not sleep on their side for a week or two. Given the nature of the operation, the results should be long term and remain throughout the patient's lifetime.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
Proportional Facial Features
The nose is a very prominent aspect of the face, altering a person's appearance considerably. It's important for you to have a nose that you love and can feel good about. Dr. Petroff and Dr. Scott are highly experienced in performing rhinoplasty surgeries to help their patients get the look they've always wanted. Contact our office today to start your journey.