Nose reshaping surgery with Dr. Alex Sobel
As the central feature of your face, your nose serves to bring the rest of your features into balance. For those who are unhappy with the size and shape of their nose, nose surgery may offer great benefit.
For patients seeking nasal surgery, or rhinoplasty, Dr. Sobel offers special experience and skill with this procedure. Some patients may seek to alter their noses to a more pleasing shape, correct the result of an injury, or correct obstructed breathing. An aging nose can also be altered to help rejuvenate a patient’s face. Individuals should be at least fifteen before undergoing nasal surgery.
Dr. Sobel has performed several thousand successful cosmetic surgeries including rhinoplasty. Your age, skin type, and nose shape and structure are carefully examined at a consultation with the surgeon. Photographs are taken and studied and a specific procedure is designed for each individual’s case. Dr. Sobel will explain how nasal bone and cartilage can be sculpted to reshape the nose, contribute harmony to the face, and facilitate better breathing.
What to Expect from Rhinoplasty in Seattle
Your procedure will take place in Dr. Sobel’s AAAHC-accredited surgery suite in Bellevue and will be performed under IV sedation. Dr. Sobel will begin by placing inconspicuous incisions inside the nose where they are well-concealed. Underlying cartilage and bone are then removed, rearranged or, oftentimes, supported to provide an aesthetic and harmonious structure. For most patients, a splint is placed on the nose to protect it for about five days. Packing inside the nose is only rarely necessary and head elevation and frequent walks after surgery greatly speed recovery.
Recovery time is approximately one week, though the final result is not truly achieved until almost one year after surgery. Nose surgery can vastly improve the appearance of the entire face. The size and shape of the nose can impact an individual’s self-esteem greatly.
Dr. Sobel is board certified in cosmetic facial surgery with vast experience performing nose reshaping surgery. If you have been considering Seattle rhinoplasty, call us or fill out our online form to set up a consultation with Dr. Sobel.
Frequently Asked Rhinoplasty Questions
How long do I wear the cast after rhinoplasty?
The cast you wear should stay in place for 5-7 days.
Can you make my nose look like a celebrity’s nose?
At your free consultation, Dr. Sobel will discuss with you in detail the realistic expectations that can be attained based upon the existing structure of your nose.
My nose is straight but long, is there any way to shorten the nose?
Yes, the nose can normally be shortened when doing nose surgery. There are different ways to do this which Dr. Sobel can discuss with you at your free consultation.
How old do you have to be to have rhinoplasty?
Usually 16 years of age is the youngest. At this age, parents would be involved, and would be giving their consent.
Is rhinoplasty painful?
There is some discomfort with this surgery, but patients often find it isn’t anything like they thought it would be. They are given appropriate pain medications to keep them comfortable during this time.