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.
"Could not of had a better outcome! - I love my new nose and its all thanks to this Dr. I used to hate taking pictures because i would fixate on my nose (as a kid i was teased for having a big nose) but not anymore. I actually have a cute nose now and its only been 3 months (it will fully set within a year is what i was told. From the very beginning Dr Petroff was on the same page as me. Everyone at his office treated me kindly and with respect i was really really anxious. He even fixed my airway (one side was crooked)so i can breath better now. My sister loves my nose soooooo much that she is going to set an appointment with him as well."- T. / RealSelf / Dec 06, 2019
"I had a rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Petroff on 12/4/19. It looks exact like what I requested- and has a very natural fit to my face. Not only was the staff receptive and responsive to all my questions and communications prior to surgery but they were incredibly empathetic and informative through my recovery. They answered any and all questions I had and checked in on me almost daily for the first week. The staff was professional and genuinely kind and caring. I would suggest this practice to everyone! One of my favorite things was the lack of intubation (tube down the throat for breathing). By sedating me in a way where I breath on my own I avoid the risks associated with the trauma of intubation."- H.T. / Yelp / Dec 16, 2019
"Rhinoplasty - Excellent every step of the way!!! - The surgery and every single appointment before and after was conducted professionally and absolutely all of the staff were incredibly kind and empathetic. I really cannot say enough about the staff they were all very open and made me feel comfortable asking any questions and voicing any concerns. I was originally considering going to CA for surgery but am SO glad I didn't because my experience here could not be topped. The results of the surgery are exactly what I wanted and Dr Petroff was so diligent about making sure the results look natural that I never had to worry. The end results fit my face perfectly. I would recommend this practice to ANYONE - friends or family."- H.T. / Solutionreach / Feb 06, 2020
"Best Choice I Ever Made - I had always been self conscious about the appearance and shape of my nose and had previously looked into other surgeons in the New England area where I live. After hearing a great review from a family friend about Dr. Mark Petroff, I was convinced to take the trip to Portland for the procedure. The entire staff was extremely helpful and a delight to work with, making sure you are well informed at all stages. The results of the procedure left nothing more to be desired. Dr. Petroff takes a lot of consideration into making the results look as natural as possible and I am glad I chose to go to the Petroff Center for my rhinoplasty."- C.W. / Solutionreach / Jul 24, 2020
"I am extremely satisfied with my rhinoplasty."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 26, 2020
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.