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The Facial Plastic Surgery Center
Dr William Portuese - Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty Video by Dr William Portuese

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, is a transformative procedure that can enhance both the aesthetic appearance and functional aspects of the nose. At The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we understand the significance of this decision and aim to provide you with a comprehensive guide to help you plan and prepare for your rhinoplasty journey.

Choosing a Trusted Surgeon:

Selecting a qualified and experienced surgeon is vital for a successful rhinoplasty. At The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center, our team of board-certified facial plastic surgeons specializes in rhinoplasty procedures. During the initial consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, goals, and expectations. Our surgeons will evaluate your facial anatomy, assess your medical history, and provide expert recommendations tailored to your unique needs.

Defining Your Goals:

Before undergoing rhinoplasty, it’s essential to have a clear understanding of your desired outcomes. Communicate your aesthetic goals, whether it involves correcting a nasal hump, refining the tip, adjusting nostril size, or improving overall facial harmony. Our surgeons at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center will provide detailed explanations of what can realistically be achieved, ensuring that your expectations align with the potential outcomes of the procedure.

Understanding the Procedure:

Rhinoplasty can be performed using either an open or closed technique, depending on the complexity of your case. The open technique involves creating an incision on the columella (the strip of skin between the nostrils), allowing for greater visibility and precision during surgery. The closed technique involves incisions made inside the nostrils, resulting in no external scarring. During your consultation, our surgeons will explain which technique is most suitable for you.

Recovery and Aftercare:

Planning for your rhinoplasty includes understanding the recovery process. Following surgery, you can expect some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes, which will gradually subside over time. It’s important to follow post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, including recommendations for pain management, proper wound care, and avoiding activities that could potentially impact your healing process. Our team at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center will be there to guide you throughout the recovery period and ensure that you achieve the best possible results.

Realistic Expectations:

It’s crucial to maintain realistic expectations regarding the outcome of your rhinoplasty. While the goal is to achieve a nose that enhances your facial aesthetics and improves your self-confidence, it’s important to understand that results may vary based on individual anatomy and healing processes. The skilled surgeons at The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center will strive to achieve a balanced and natural-looking result that harmonizes with your unique facial features.

By considering these factors and planning for your rhinoplasty with The Seattle Facial Plastic Surgery Center, you are embarking on a transformative journey towards a nose that complements your overall appearance. Our team of experts is committed to providing personalized care, utilizing advanced techniques, and ensuring your comfort throughout the entire process. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a beautifully enhanced nose.

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