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 surgeon, Dr. Petroff, is an established specialist in rhinoplasty and produces consistently pleasing results for his Lake Oswego, OR patients while minimizing complications, striving to create a natural and proportional look. Under the care of Dr. Petroff, 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.
"I cannot say enough about the Petroff center and their entire staff! After a botched rhinoplasty, Petroff was able to transform my nose into a slim, sloped beautiful piece of art! Their entire staff works so well together and helped me feel comfortable and at home throughout the entire process. I can't imagine a better result, or having a better group of people to work with. Thank you Dr. Petroff and team! (Special shout out to the surgical coordinator Bri, nurses Heidi and Kelsey, anesthesiologist Geannie and of course Dr Petroff!)"- F.H. / Yelp / Oct 25, 2016
"I went to Dr. Petroff about a year ago for a nose job and chin implant - the cost was reasonable, but I'd gladly pay twice that. I'm so happy with it. Dr. Petroff is confident, straightforward, and incredible at what he does. I recently went back for filler. He's a plastic surgeon but still charges less than the cheapy med-spa I'd been going to. He's a perfectionist, and it shows."- Google User / Google / Jul 13, 2011
"Finally Did It! - Lake Oswego, OR - If you are in the Portland area and considering Rhinoplasty, Dr. Petroff and his staff are literally the best around. Everyone, from when you walk in the door until you leave, is so nice and courteous. And Dr. Petroff clearly knows what he is doing."- 4. / RealSelf / Dec 11, 2012
"Revision Rhinoplasty FINALLY DONE RIGHT. Lake Oswego, OR - All his staff were professional, kind and welcoming!"- O. / RealSelf / Sep 03, 2015
"DR PETROFF IS MY HERO! I got a nose job by him 5 months ago and it was amazing after the first week, but it literally just keeps getting cuter each month. I'm slightly ashamed about how many selfies I now take. My biggest insecurity for 20 years of my life is now something I'm SO confident about. Not to mention, the surgery was a breeze, my after bandage was cute and petite, my bruising was minimal and I basically went back to my life almost right away. One of the best decisions I've ever made!"- A.S. / Yelp / Nov 07, 2017
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. Dr. Petroff uses 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 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 is highly experienced in performing rhinoplasty surgeries to help his patients get the look they've always wanted. Contact our office today to start your journey.