Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

If you are self-conscious about certain aesthetic aspects of your nose, rhinoplasty can be an ideal procedure to address these issues and help you feel more confident about your appearance. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can effectively improve many common cosmetic and functional nasal issues, including deviated septums, a nasal tip or bridge that appears imbalanced in size or shape, and other conditions. Our experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. John P. Zimmermann, will customize a treatment plan specific to your needs that can help you achieve your goals with successful, natural-looking results.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty offers a number of advantages for those looking to improve the appearance or functionality of their nose. Benefits of rhinoplasty include:

  • Improved nasal breathing
  • Reducion in the tip of the nose or nasal bridge
  • Correction of a deviated septum
  • Reshaping of the nostrils
  • Improved balance between the shape/size of the nose and other facial features

Dr. Zimmermann will discuss all aspects of rhinoplasty with you during your initial consultation. During this time, you will discuss your goals and Dr. Zimmermann will recommend a treatment plan to best suit your needs.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

There are a number of different methods for performing a rhinoplasty procedure. However, traditional rhinoplasty typically involves incisions made along the inside or outside of the nostrils, which makes any residual scarring virtually unnoticeable. After incisions are made, Dr. Zimmermann will reshape the nasal cartilage and bone to achieve your aesthetic needs, or to improve breathing and nasal function. After the incisions are closed, a temporary nasal splint is typically placed inside the nose to help keep its shape. This will be removed during the recovery process.

The length of the rhinoplasty procedure varies from patient to patient; however, it generally takes about two hours to complete and is performed on an outpatient basis with general anesthesia.

If needed, rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with other facial enhancement procedures, such as chin augmentation or dermal fillers. Dr. Zimmermann will give you detailed recovery information once he has evaluated your specific needs. You can also feel free to contact us for general information on what can be expected during the recovery process.

Contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley

If you have any questions about rhinoplasty, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zimmermann, please contact the Aesthetic Surgery Center of Napa Valley today.