The nose provides balance and symmetry to the face. Humps, deviations, and contour irregularities are hard to disguise, making minor differences noticeable. Rhinoplasty is a functional and aesthetic operation. The goal with any procedure, but especially with our rhinoplasty in Bend, is to achieve a natural, balanced look while maintaining function.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a functional and cosmetic surgery that changes the shape of the nose. Dr. Vial makes strategic incisions under the base of the nose or inside the nostrils to modify the bone, cartilage and skin.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Your rhinoplasty journey will start with a consultation with Dr. Vial. He will listen to your concerns and expectations, examine your nose, and inform you about your rhinoplasty options. Dr. Vial creates a customized treatment plan for your rhinoplasty to ensure results that address your specific goals.
Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, usually under general anesthesia. The day of surgery, Dr. Vial marks your nose and reverifies the planned scars with you. Once you are under anesthesia, Dr. Vial makes concealed incisions on your nose in line with your surgical plan.
Depending on your specific requirements, Dr. Vial may perform one of the following rhinoplasty techniques:
- Closed Rhinoplasty: The surgeon makes small incisions within the nostrils to make the necessary adjustments. This type of surgery reduces the recovery period, and the incisions are hidden within the nostrils.
- Open Rhinoplasty: The surgeon makes a small incision under the columella, the strip of skin between the nostrils. This allows the surgeon to pull back the skin and modify the underlying bone and cartilages.
- Liquid Rhinoplasty: Instead of a surgical procedure, some patients can have good results with filler injected into the nose. Filler can be used to camouflage humps, divots, and/or contour irregularities. This procedure can be done in the office in minutes.