For men, women and teens in Seattle, rhinoplasty with cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Craig Jonov, can change the look of the nose, creating a more unified facial appearance. Nose reshaping surgically changes the size and shape of the nose by removing unwanted bumps, narrowing or widening the bridge or nostrils, or altering the angle (distance) between the nose and upper lip. In some cases, rhinoplasty can be used to relieve breathing problems that are either present at birth or acquired through accidental injuries. Dr. Jonov will assess the nose during the consultation and create a tailored approach for each patient.
"I am very happy and pleased with the rhinoplasty , it was an excellent experiencing. I had in the past a similar surgery, which was to fix a deviated septum, and after surgery was painful, and my nose shaped ended up a being disaster,but, Dr. Jonov and his staff did a great rhinoplasty job reconstructing it.It was no painful, I recovered faster than mine old surgery, now when I see myself on the mirror, I am happy, as I see a normal nose.Doctor Jonov was always available to see me any time I had a concern after the surgery, his staff is awesome, overall excellent. I will definitely would come back to see Doctor Jonov for any procedure, and I will definitely recommend any of my friends. Doctor Jonov is very professional, and he takes his time always to listen carefully patients needs, he never rushed me up, or cut me off during my appointments. He takes extra time to make sure clients are satisfied with the planned surgery. I wished I had known Doctor Jonov before, so I would had him performing my past first nose surgery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Mar 02, 2016
"I received an otoplasty (ears) and rhinoplasty (nose). I couldn't be happier with my results and love Dr. Jonov and the staff. They are so nice and make you feel so comfortable every step of the way."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 16, 2016
"I met with Dr. Jonov and his team to talk about having my nose reshaped. Immediately I was made to feel welcome and comfortable, no pressure to make any decisions that day (although I knew right away that this was the team for me). Throughout the process I met with my nurse who went over every detail regarding the day of and what to expect during my recovery, I met with my anesthesiologist who answered all of my questions in great detail. The surgery went well, my recovery was what surprised me - I didn't even bruise! It was an amazing experience and I am so happy with my new nose. I recommend Dr. Jonov to anyone looking for cosmetic surgery enhancements."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 11, 2017
Many surgeons prefer the open rhinoplasty approach during nose surgery because they can gain a better view and better access to the inside of the nose. The incision using this approach is made on the skin between the nostrils or under the nose near the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the skin is moved back to allow access to the internal structures. The incision lines, which heal nicely leaving scars barely visible, are fairly small and usually measure between 2-3 mm.
The closed rhinoplasty technique is used on noses that have features that are easily corrected. It is commonly used when the tip of the nose has good shape and is not too long, too wide, over or under projected. The incision during this approach is not visible after surgery because it is made on the inside of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 1-2 hours to complete. It is considered an outpatient procedure. After surgery, patients will wear a nose splint and will experience bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. Once the bandages and splint are removed, the nose will look normal, but it may take longer for the bruising to subside completely. It can take up to a full year for the nose to gain its final contour and softness.
Rhinoplasty is a tailored surgery, thus the cost will vary depending on the aesthetic goals of the patient, as well as any functional corrections that need to be made. Some procedures will involve just the bone while others will involve skin grafting and cartilage reconstruction. On average, patients can expect to pay between $5,000-$10,000.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $5,200 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 2-4 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1-2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Are Surgery Fears Normal?@headingTag>
Yes, and this fear is always elevated when surgery involves the face. However, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. undergo rhinoplasty each year making it one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. One way to help calm your fears is to make sure you find a reputable and skilled surgeon that has extensive experience with nose surgery.
Will Nose be Broken?@headingTag>
About half of rhinoplasty patients will benefit from a manual nasal fracture during surgery. This planned break allows access to perform certain functions during surgery such as narrowing the width of the nose or correcting an asymmetrical nose. This is a common practice and heals within just a few weeks following surgery.
What is a Nasal Pack?@headingTag>
Nasal packing is the insertion of gauze and/or cotton packs into the nasal chamber after surgery. These are used to control bleeding, but are not necessary 100% of the time. They are generally used if the surgery includes the septum.
Is Surgery the Only Answer?@headingTag>
Noses that are too large or too wide, or have a specific deformity may only be able to be enhanced through nose surgery. However, the look of some noses may be able to be enhanced using an injectable filler such as collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, or fat taken from another part of the body, “injection rhinoplasty” may be an option before resorting to surgery. This is an in-office procedure that can help to soften and camouflage a bump, alter the tip of the nose, and smooth out irregularities.