Rhinoplasty with Vincent Surgical Arts
A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure used to change the shape or appearance of the nose. For those with deviated septums and breathing problems, a Septoplasty may be added to any rhinoplasty procedure.
If you think a rhinoplasty is right for you, speak with our team at Vincent Surgical Arts.
Is a Rhinoplasty Right for You?
A rhinoplasty can help change the appearance or unwanted characteristics of your nose. This is a surgical procedure best suited to those over the age of 18.
You may decide a rhinoplasty is right for you if you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose. Keep in mind, however, that the goal is an improvement in the function or appearance of the nose, not perfection.
When you visit us for a consultation, Dr. Vincent will discuss your goals and what you should expect. Remember, even with subtle changes, the appearance of your profile and nose can be significant.
Nose Job Before and After Photos
What to Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery
When you return home after surgery, you will have a splint over the bridge of your nose that will be removed 7-10 days after surgery. In some cases, you may have nasal splints inside your nostrils that will be removed 7-10 days after surgery.
In terms of long-term recovery, each patient is different. The exact timeline of your recovery may vary. However, most rhinoplasties take between six and eight weeks to heal but up to one year for all of the swelling to resolve to see your final result.
Contact Vincent Surgical Arts to schedule your consultation
At Vincent Surgical Arts, we’re here to help you determine if a rhinoplasty is right for you. Reach out to us today at our facility in Cottonwood Heights, and we’ll schedule you for a consultation to learn more about this surgical procedure or other alternative options.
Testimonials from Real Patients
I recently had Rhinoplasty/septoplasty procedure & Dr. Vincent exceeded all of my expectations in every way possible. …I got my cast off last week and I am blown away by how amazing he did. My nose is straight now, I can breath much better already and its only going to get better as I become less swollen. And my nose is so cute and I love my profile now. This is definitely life changing in many ways.
I HIGHLY recommend Vincent & his team. And I could not be happier with my experience. Thank you again 🙂
After going to multiple consultations, I finally decided to go with Vincent Surgical Arts and couldn’t be more satisfied with my results. The staff go above and beyond to ensure that I am comfortable and taken care of. My results are better than expected. If you want quality results at a good price, schedule a consultation today, you’ll be glad you did!
Rhinoplasty (Nose Jobs)
Frequently Asked Questions
Before the Rhinoplasty Surgery
What’s the Rhinoplasty Consultation Like?
During your rhinoplasty consultation, you and the doctor or his personal and thoroughly trained Surgery Consultant will discuss what you hope to change about your nose and how you would like your nose to look. They will thoroughly assess your nose and facial structure and discuss your options, given the description of your desired nose. Your general health and medical history may also be reviewed.
Your cosmetic surgeon will discuss the expected outcome as well as timing and type of anesthesia recommended. You will also talk about where the rhinoplasty procedure will be performed, the risks and costs involved and obtain answers to any questions you may have. They will discuss factors that can influence your surgery and results such as what medication if any, you should avoid. You may also be asked to stop smoking at least one to two weeks before and after any procedure. Be sure to express any concerns or ask any questions you may have.
What Financing Options Are Available for My Rhinoplasty?
If financing is something that you would like to consider. We have developed relationships with Key Bank, Zions Bank, and Care Credit to help you realize your rhinoplasty surgery goals in an affordable and flexible way that best serves you.
Can I Drive After My Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Although you will be mobile immediately following your rhinoplasty, you will want to arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery and to help around the house for a day or two.
How Old Do You Have to Be to Get Rhinoplasty?
We operate on anyone that is over 18 years of age. For anyone under 18, a responsible party has to sign for them. For more details, please schedule a consultation below.
What Are the Risks of a Nose Job?
Rhinoplasty is usually a safe procedure with infrequent complications. When performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, this popular procedure can help you achieve your desired new profile.
While complications are unusual, you should discuss the risks and the possible side effects with your surgeon. They will also discuss the rhinoplasty technique he intends to use. In a few cases, a second minor corrective surgery may need to be performed to achieve the optimal look. You should have realistic expectations and realize that while most of the change will be apparent within three weeks, the finer refinements may take up to a year. Discuss the benefits and risks with your doctor given your particular circumstances.
After the Rhinoplasty Surgery
What Can I Expect Immediately After My Rhinoplasty?
A lightweight splint may be placed on the nose for several days after to help maintain its new shape and for protection. Your surgeon may also use nasal picks inside the nose to stabilize the septum – the dividing wall between the air passages. These will be removed in about two days.
After surgery, you’re likely to have swelling and bruising around your nose and eyes. This will peak and begin to subside after the second or third day. Using cold compresses and keeping your head elevated will help reduce swelling. It should almost be unnoticeable after two weeks or so. A little bleeding is also common during the first few days. Any bruising will fade after a week or so and discoloration will usually disappear in two or three weeks. Camouflage cosmetics can be used to cover the discoloration after the first day or two.
What Can I Expect by the End of the First Week?
All splints, packing, and stitches – if they’re not dissolved – will be removed usually by the end of one week, but they can be removed in up to three weeks, depending on your condition.
It is common to experience some nasal stuffiness, particularly if you’ve had surgery on the septum. It may be a week or two before your doctor will allow you to gently blow your nose.
When Can I Resume Physical Activities?
You’ll need to be careful not to hit or jar your nose, or allow it to sunburn for at least eight weeks while your nose continues to heal. Although for two to three weeks you should avoid any strenuous activity that raises your blood pressure, your surgeon will determine when you can resume this type of activity given your particular case. You’ll also need to avoid wearing glasses for a few weeks until your nose is completely healed. In your follow-up visits over the months following your rhinoplasty, our staff will check your healing process.
The New You
Even though your new nose may be hidden under some bruises and swelling at first, you’ll soon see your new profile. Remember, healing is a gradual process. Most of the swelling will subside after the first week or two, although it may take up to a year to see the final results of your rhinoplasty.
Be sure to protect your nose and enjoy your new look for years to come. Always wear sunscreen to protect your skin and keep a youthful look.