Rhinoplasty Seattle Washington – Nose Job Surgery

If you are considering facial plastic surgery in Seattle Washington – in particular rhinoplasty, nasal reshaping or nose surgery contact The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center. Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as Nose Surgery or a Nose Job , is a surgical procedure and treatment to improve nose imperfection both inside and outside the nose area. If you are unhappy with your nostril shape, structure, anatomy contacting our medical office to schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. William Portuese or Dr Joseph Shvidler is the best way to determine if rhinoplasty surgery is right for you. Is plastic surgery right for you?

Lots of people, both males and females alike are not satisfied with their noses. This dissatisfaction can come from many different aesthetic and functional reasons. Some people have noses they feel are extremely small or too large. For some it is the tip of the nose or perhaps the profile of the nose ( harmony ) which often can reveal bumps or indentations. Nevertheless, for others, their dissatisfaction is purely functional ie snoring, breathing problems. Problems like having a deviated septum can make it very difficult to breath or have breathing issues. In so many cases, it is a combination of both aesthetic and functional objectives which bring a people into our surgical office. Our surgeons have assisted countless males and females achieve the nose they desire through Rhinoplasty.

Considerations for seeking one of the Top Nose Surgeons in Washington State

Those desiring facial surgery will find:

  • A shorter wait time for a consultation and surgery
  • Board Certified Facial Surgeon with extensive knowledge in rhinoplasty, facelift surgery, neck lifts, eyelid surgery, and reconstructive surgery
  • Medicare Certified operating suite on the premises
  • Board Certified Anesthesiologists from Swedish Medical Center
  • A fully credentialed medical team – 5 RN’s
  • Computerized imaging available for those considering rhinoplasty & chin implant
  • Conveniently located on the Swedish First Hill campus, just blocks from downtown Seattle

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Why a Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty ( cosmetic nose surgery) is the most frequently performed and sought after procedure at The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center. Most elect to have a nose job because they feel their nose is out of balance in relation to their other facial features. Specific reasons as to why people desire nasal contouring include presence of a dorsal hump, wide nose, droopy nasal tip, and boxy or bulbous tip or have breathing issues. Other common reasons for rhinoplasty are to correct a nasal fracture (broken nose) or to revise a previous rhinoplasty. Clients who have suffered a broken nose have weakened cartilage and bones, which cause the nose to be crooked and naturally these individuals would like this corrected to their pre-injury state. Additionally, some have a deviated nasal septum. Rhinoplasty can help shape the structure of the nose oftentimes helping with breathing issues.

Offering balance and change

Rhinoplasty can create a drastic change to ones appearance such as in the case of a person with a broken nose or a congenital malformation. Conversely, cosmetic nose surgery can also create overall balance to a person’s face in a subtle manner.

Experienced Seattle WA Facial Plastic Surgeon

Many seek rhinoplasty at The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center due to our board certified facial plastic surgeons Dr.William Portuese and Dr Joseph Shvidler and their staff. For over 20 years our doctors have been performing rhinoplasty and medically necessary nasal surgery in Seattle Washington.

Free Virtual Consultation

Those interested begin by meeting one of our surgeons at a consultation appointment to establish and communicate their concerns and wishes. This provides an opportunity for our doctor to conduct a physical exam of the inside and outside of the nose and discuss specific options they may have. This consult lasts approximately one hour. There is a consultation fee of $75, which includes photo imaging.

Photo Imaging

Photo imaging is a tool to communicate the potential outcome in a visual fashion. It is a means for our doctor and potential client to understand the goal of nose surgery, however it does not guarantee outcome.

Once photo imaging is complete, interested parties have the opportunity to inquire about the financial aspect of having surgery, scheduling, possible surgery dates, and any additional questions. We encourage people to educate themselves on rhinoplasty surgery and are happy to provide additional resources. It is important for the patient to be comfortable with the information when securing a surgery date.

Pre-Op Preparations for Nasal Surgery

Once a surgery date has been determined, a pre-operative evaluation is conducted. The purpose of this appointment is to establish the physical health of the patient and whether he/she is a candidate for elective surgery. It is the policy of our Anesthesia Provider that all men who are 45 years in age and older undergo an EKG evaluation prior to surgery. This policy applies to women who are 55 and older.

Our nose job patients are then given instructions to discontinue all aspirin products (ibuprofen, naproxene, etc), vitamin E and herbal supplements two weeks prior to their surgery date. Patients who smoke should refrain from smoking as it delays the healing process.

At this time, patients are educated on the role their caregiver will assume so they may select the best individual to fill this position. This person can be a family member or a professional caregiver.

The Surgery Itself

At our medical center, our surgeons perform closed technique rhinoplasty, whereby all incisions are made within the nose. An open rhinoplasty requires an incision across the columella, while a closed rhinoplasty does not. The closed rhinoplasty method permits recovery without any packing in their nose, less swelling and edema with an overall shorter recovery time. Specific surgical techniques performed will depend upon each patients concern.

Dorsal humps, a wide nose or nasal tip will require cartilage removal. If a nose is crooked, fractured or broken, the nasal bones will need to be reset. Individuals who wish to heighten their nasal bridge and profile may require a cartilage graft or Silastic implant. For those who feel their nose is too large and projecting, a reduction in the projection will be done and in some cases a chin implant is placed for a retrusive chin. Often times a chin implant de-emphasizes an over projected nose by creating balance with other facial features.

Post Nasal Surgery Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, a splint is placed on the pnose. They then spend approximately 60 minutes in recovery where they come out of anesthesia under the care and supervision of our registered nurses. A simple dressing (drip pad) is placed under the nose and remains there until the next day. After the patient is stable and ready, they are then discharged to their caregiver. Prescription medications are given so they may better manage post-operative pain. Most individuals discontinue these pills after a few days and begin using Extra Strength Tylenol. Aspirin and related products such as Advil and Aleve should be avoided for two weeks after surgery. Some bruising may occur.

Clients return one week after surgery to have their splint removed and to be evaluated by the doctor. At this time, there is a significant amount of swelling in the nose, much of which is in the nasal tip. When 10 – 14 days time has passed since surgery, they are free to resume their regular routine of physical exercise and social activities. A series of post-operative appointments are made to monitor the patients progress and improvement. After the first month, 80% of the swelling will resolve and patients can see what their final nose will look like.

The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center

At The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center our medical services have been fine tuned by many years of experience with rhinoplasty and nasal surgeries. The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center has been open for over 20 years and has performed thousands of rhinoplasty, deviated septum, and broken nose surgeries. He and his staff take pleasure in assisting patients fulfill their vision of beauty a new nose and are happy to serve as a resource of information and support during this process.

For more details about our rhinoplasty surgeon in Seattle or about non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers or skin rejuvenation harmony contact us today. Serving areas Bellevue, Tacoma, Olympia, Everett, King County, Pierce County, Snohomish County, Spokane County and surrounding areas. We do not offer non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Techniques Procedures and Types

Ethnic Rhinoplasty
Revision Rhinoplasty
Closed Rhinoplasty

Areas Patients Are From

  • Seattle
  • Downtown Seattle
  • Belltown
  • Capitol Hill
  • Miller Park
  • Central District

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  • Clyde Hill
  • Medina
  • Bellevue
  • Magnolia
  • Hunts point
  • Kirkland
  • Edmonds
  • Gig Harbor

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