Nose Surgery

noseRhinoplasty is a procedure Wisconsin patients choose to enhance facial harmony and the proportions of the nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Most incisions are made inside the nostrils, or at the base of the nose, providing access to the cartilage and bone, which can then be sculpted and reshaped.

Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek are experts in rhinoplasty. The Wisconsin plastic surgeons are helping women and men from places such as Green Bay, Appleton, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan perfect their personal Renaissance. To find out if rhinoplasty is right for you, request your consultation in either the Oshkosh or Appleton office using our online form or contact us at (920) 233-1540. The non-refundable $80 cosmetic consultation fee can be applied towards the cost of the procedure.

Your Improvements

Rhinoplasty surgery can change:

  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
  • Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry

Patients who desire a more symmetrical nose, should keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion. Nose surgery that is done to improve an obstructed airway, requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.

Front Close Up Before Horizontal
Side Close Up Before Horizontal

Pricing

In general, a rhinoplasty costs approximately $9944. The price includes the surgeon’s fee, the facility fee at the Theda Care Surgery Center, and anesthesia. The pricing is subject to change, and will change if the surgery is done at another facility, and if there are unique circumstances surrounding the surgery, etc.

The use of Stratamed® immediately after wound closure and for several weeks afterwards, is highly recommended for optimal healing. Stratamed is the first film-forming silicone gel-based wound dressing approved for the use on open wounds and compromised skin. Depending on the length of the incision, a tube of Stratamed® costs $35-$95.

There are also multiple procedure discounts: 15% off the surgeon’s fee for the 2nd procedure, and 30% off the surgeon’s fee for the 3rd procedure. There is a 50% discount off the facility fee for the 2nd procedure. Anesthesia is based solely on time. There are many financing options available. However, payment by cash gives the patient an additional 5% discount. There could be additional discounts, which are too varied to be mentioned here. The non-refundable $80 cosmetic consultation fee can be applied towards the cost of the procedure.

Best Candidates

Ideal candidates for nose surgery:

  • Have completed their facial growth
  • Are physically healthy
  • Do not smoke
  • Have a positive outlook and realistic goals in mind for improvement of their appearance

Procedure

shutterstock_238304062Anesthesia is administered for the patient’s comfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will recommend the best choice for the patient.

Rhinoplasty is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Through these incisions, the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilages is gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.

An overly large nose may be reduced by removing bone or cartilage. Sometimes surgery of the nose may require the addition of cartilage grafts. Most commonly, cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose. Occasionally cartilage from the ear or rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.

If the septum is deviated, it can be straightened and the projections inside the nose reduced to improve breathing. Once the underlying structure of the nose is sculpted to the desired shape, nasal skin and tissue is re-draped and incisions are closed. Additional incisions may be placed in the natural creases of the nostrils to alter their size.

Rhino BA

Preparing for Surgery

In preparing for rhinoplasty surgery, patients may be asked to:

  • Get a lab test
  • Take certain medications or adjust current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

Rhinoplasty may be performed in an accredited office-based surgical facility, a licensed ambulatory surgical center or a hospital. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them to and from surgery and to stay with them for at least the first night following surgery.

To learn more about rhinoplasty, contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at (920) 233-1540 to request a consultation.

Recovery

During recovery, a splint and/or packing will likely be placed inside the nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. The downtime following rhinoplasty is dependent on what rhinoplasty techniques were used, such as whether the surgery was performed open or closed, whether any tip work was performed, and whether the nasal bones were broken (osteotomies). Patients who undergo open rhinoplasty, typically have more edema (swelling) which persists longer compared to patients who undergo closed rhinoplasty. If the nose was surgically broken by performing osteotomies, then there is usually more swelling and bruising.

Rhinoplasty BAAfter surgery patients usually take off a week from work. When the cast is removed after one week, the nose will look swollen. Most patients can gradually return to strenuous activities such as exercising after two weeks. Usually by the end of the second week, the swelling and bruising have subsided enough so that the casual observer will not readily notice that the nose has been operated on. However, to the patient, the nose will look swollen or puffy for several months. The swelling gradually dissipates over the first several months, and thus the appearance of the nose changes gradually. By about 3-4 months, the majority of the swelling will be gone, but the nose will look larger in photographs. It can take as long as a year for the final shape to become apparent.

Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following rhinoplasty surgery. Patients will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • How to care for the surgical site
  • Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
  • Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site
  • When to follow up with the office

The results of rhinoplasty surgery will be long-lasting. As the body ages, it is natural to have some gradual changes to the face including the nose. But most of your improvement should be relatively permanent. A healthy lifestyle and life-long sun protection will help extend the results.

Meet Our Surgeons

Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek combine experience, refined surgical techniques, and artistry to produce beautiful results for their plastic and reconstructive surgery patients.

Potential Risks

Patients will sign consent forms to ensure that they fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications. Rhinoplasty surgery risks include:

  • Anesthesia risks
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Infection
  • Poor wound healing or scarring
  • Change in skin sensation (numbness or pain)
  • Nasal septal perforation (a hole in the nasal septum) is rare. Additional surgical treatment may be necessary to repair the septum but it may be impossible to correct this complication
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Unsatisfactory nasal appearance
  • Skin discoloration and swelling
  • Possibility of revision

Are you ready to discuss rhinoplasty for yourself? Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery today at (920) 233-1540 to schedule a consultation.

Real Patient Story

Read about Mandy’s experience with her breast augmentation and other real patient stories in the Real Patient Stories section of our website. Although she is an employee of ours, we treated her like we would any other patient. She got her breast augmentation for all the right reasons, and is thrilled with the results. On the fence about the procedure? Feel free to call Mandy in our office to get real and honest answers.

Consultation

During the rhinoplasty consultation patients should be prepared to discuss:

  • Surgical goals, with regard to both appearance and breathing
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous medical treatments
  • Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drug use
  • Previous surgeries

The plastic surgeon may also:

  • Evaluate the patient’s general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Examine and measure the face
  • Take photographs
  • Discuss nose surgery options
  • Recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of a nose surgery and any risks or potential complications

Find out more about achieving a beautiful face with board certified plastic surgeons Dr. David Janssen or Dr. William Doubek.  Contact Fox Valley Plastic Surgery at (920) 233-1540 or request your consultation online.

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  • Oshkosh, WI 54904
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Wisconsin plastic surgeons Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek perform breast augmentation, breast lift, laser hair removal, vein treatment, face lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and liposuction. They serve Wisconsin communities including Oshkosh, Appleton, Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison, Fond du Lac and Neenah.

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