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Rhinoplasty in Lake Oswego, OR

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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. 

Best Candidates

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.

Anticipated Results

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. 

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Average Procedure Time  
1-2 Hours
Post-op Follow-up  
1 Week
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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. 

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