Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Noses come in all shapes and sizes and are often the most characteristic and memorable feature of the face. We humans are highly visual, and as such we tend to focus on the minute details that help us remember what someone looks like. Such facial features as a large or disproportionate crooked nose are something we notice rather quickly – and tend not to forget.

These larger-than-life characteristics pull our attention away from where we should be looking when we interact with others, i.e. their eyes. Subtle changes like hump reduction, tip refinement, or straightening can produce a remarkable change in one’s appearance.

People sometimes get rhinoplasty for revision or functional reasons instead of cosmetic. Revisional rhinoplasty occurs when the patient is not satisfied with the rhinoplasty that another surgeon has performed. It consists of fixing the mistakes of the previous surgeon.

Functional rhinoplasty helps solve breathing problems that some people suffer from. Everyone is born different, and sometimes our nasal valves, septum, and passages can cause breathing difficulties. Functional rhinoplasty can fix these internal issues and allow the patient to breathe more freely.

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What is cosmetic rhinoplasty?

Often referred to as a “nose job”, cosmetic rhinoplasty is a form of plastic surgery that is intended to change the shape or size of a nose. Some people are born with noses that are bulbous or noticeably larger and they get subconscious that other people are paying more attention to their nose than the rest of their face.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is an art-form as much as it is a surgery. Therefore, you should only get this procedure done by a surgeon who has had years of practice. Dr. Randolph Capone has devoted his entire career to rhinoplasty and reconstructive surgery. He’s helped transform the lives of thousands of people who seek him out from all across the country.

Why get cosmetic rhinoplasty?

Getting cosmetic rhinoplasty performed is a decision that’s based on your personal aesthetics and desires to look a certain way. If you think that your nose tends to get noticed by people or that it detracts from the rest of your face, then a rhinoplasty can help fix that.

Prior to undergoing the knife, you’ll sit down with your surgeon to go over the various aspects of a nose job. After evaluating your face and nose and taking into consideration the look that you’re going for, your surgeon will let you know if your expectations are realistic.

You should consider a cosmetic rhinoplasty if you’re unhappy with the current shape of your nose. Surgeons are experts in the art of making people look their very best and you should take their consultation advice into serious consideration.

What does a cosmetic rhinoplasty fix?

There are several conditions that a cosmetic rhinoplasty can fix:

A nose that you feel is too large or too small in relation to the rest of your face

  • Bulbous noses
  • Bump on the nose
  • Wide nose
  • Nasal tip that droops
  • Crooked noses (can also be due to injuries sustained)
  • Excessively flared or pinched nostrils

What does the procedure involve?

Depending on what type of rhinoplasty you are getting, the surgeon will take anywhere from 1 to 3 hours to perform the procedure. You will need to be put to sleep and an anesthesiologist will be there to monitor your vital signs to ensure your safety. After the procedure is over and you’re in the recovery room, the surgeon usually comes out into the waiting room to have a friendly chat with friends or family who have come with you.

Recovery time

As with any surgical procedure, there will be some recovery time needed. Swelling and overall pain should subside within 7 to 10 days. The surgeon might prescribe pain killers and anti-biotics to help you deal with the pain and stave off any potential infections. A nasal splint or cast will be placed on the outside of your nose to assist in the healing process. Bleeding from your nose is completely normal and will decrease as time goes by. Your surgeon will give you instructions on how to care for yourself after the surgery for best chances of a quick healing time.

How Much Does it Cost?

The average cost for rhinoplasty varies due to the amount of work that needs to be done. It can range from $5,000 all the way up to $10,000. There can be other related expenses such as the anesthesiologist fee or other related expenses such as the cost of the antibiotics (most insurances will cover antibiotics). It’s best to get a consultation to better understand the overall cost based on the work you want done.

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About Rhinoplasty Specialist Dr. Capone

Often billed as the plastic surgery procedure that requires the most talent, rhinoplasty is a procedure that Dr. Capone specializes in, teaches to other surgeons, lectures internationally about, and writes about. With his expert rhinoplasty techniques, he improves nasal shape and size, thereby enhancing facial balance and attractiveness.

Since he’s in private practice, you can expect a very personal experience during your cosmetic rhinoplasty, and don’t have to worry about what level trainee is operating on your nose like occurs with some institutional or academic surgeons.

Dr. Capone’s Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Philosophy

It is Dr. Capone’s philosophy that a nose should appear natural and respect ethnic or familial influences, if so desired. Large variations in nasal form without boundaries tend to result in over exaggerated changes that are easily noticed and critiqued by others. Noses that look artificial or “overdone” this should devoutly be avoided. While Dr. Capone’s motto “Transformative yet Tasteful” applies to all his work, it is especially true in cosmetic rhinoplasty.

I went to Dr. Capone after a previous Dr. botched a rhino/septoplasty. He definitely did an amazing job! I would recommend him to anyone. – RML

If you’d like to learn more about cosmetic rhinoplasty and how it can help transform the look and feel of your face, schedule an appointment today. Dr. Capone can help give you the new nose you’ve always wanted – which will transform how other people view you and give you increased confidence!

Founded and directed by Johns Hopkins faculty Dr. Randolph Capone, the Baltimore Center is a premier plastic surgery practice dedicated exclusively to providing state of the art care for individuals desiring body enhancement, rejuvenation, or repair. The Baltimore Center for Plastic Surgery was founded for one purpose: to combat the signs of aging and deformity.

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