Rhinoplasty (External Nasal Surgery)

Few Areas Impact the Appearance of the Face More Than the Nose

Rhinoplasty (“Nose job”) surgery is one of the cornerstones of a facial plastic surgery practice. With years of specialization in nasal anatomy, physiology and cosmetic principles, facial plastic surgeons are truly experts of rhinoplasty. Because nasal surgery is also one of the most difficult procedures to perfect, Dr. Mark Been dedicates a significant portion of his practice to this discipline.

The size and shape of your nose significantly affects the overall appearance of your face. Because of that, it can play a significant role in one’s self image. Many people are bothered by the appearance of their nose, for various reasons. Rhinoplasty surgery can dramatically enhance your appearance by making the desired changes. These adjustments can be substantial or subtle, depending on your desired outcomes. This surgery can also be performed for reconstructive purposes, to correct birth defects, or to address breathing problems.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?

Rhinoplasty can be customized to make a number of changes:

  • Improve your profile by removing a bump or lifting the nasal tip
  • Eliminate contour irregularities
  • Change the size and shape of the nasal tip
  • Alter the size of the nose
  • Modify the shape and size of nostrils
  • Improve nasal breathing
  • Correct nasal symmetry
  • Fix previously broken noses

What Sets Dr. Mark Been Apart?

Dr. Mark Been is double board-certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery as well as ENT-Head and Neck surgery (otolaryngology). This training background has allowed Dr. Mark to develop the expertise necessary to understand and manage the many nuances involved in rhinoplasty surgery.

To achieve the desired outcome in rhinoplasty surgery, the planning process is vital. This begins during your initial consultation with Dr. Mark. He will discuss in detail with you what treatment options are available to address your concerns. We utilize state-of-the-art 3D imaging software that helps to demonstrate the problems that may exist with your nose as well as simulate the intended surgical enhancements.

We perform this procedure in the comfort of our own surgical center, meaning you experience the utmost privacy and ease during your time with us. We also have the ability, on the same day, to combine the rhinoplasty surgery with other procedures of the face and eyes. If you desire, we also have an overnight suite in our office where you can stay to recover.

What to Expect Post Procedure

After your nasal surgery, a splint will be placed on your nose for the first week of recovery. During this time, it is normal to experience swelling and bruising under your eyes and between your eyebrows. You can start to apply makeup to these areas immediately after surgery. There will also be some internal nasal swelling, so your breathing may feel stuffy after surgery.

After the splint is removed, you will see an immediate difference. The good news is that your nose will continue to look better and better with each passing week. Final results are achieved usually six weeks to several months after surgery, depending on individual healing characteristics.