Nose Surgery – Rhinoplasty

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

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Centrally located on the face, your nose bridges the divide between your eyes and your smile. Ideally, your nose should blend seamlessly with your facial features, creating a balanced and natural beauty. If the shape, size or features of your nose disrupt your facial harmony or cause you to feel self-conscious or embarrassed, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Victor Perez can correct your structural nasal imperfections and boost your confidence through nose surgery. 

If you are unhappy with any aspect of your nose’s appearance, please complete the form on this page or call 913-685-1108 to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Perez. Renue Aesthetic Surgery proudly serves the Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe and nearby Kansas areas.

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What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, often colloquially referred to as a nose job, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that is performed to alter the size and shape of the nose and improve the overall facial appearance. When compared to other surgeries of the face and body, nose reshaping can be among the most functionally and conceptually complex procedures to perform.

Rhinoplasty surgery requires a highly individualized approach that compliments your other facial features.

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What Issues Can Nose Surgery Address?

infographic - what can rhinoplasty surgery treat?Nose surgery is designed enhance the appearance of the nose by refining its shape or adjusting its size. It can effectively improve your nose’s overall appearance, or focus on a specific feature, such as:

  • Undesirable nose width
  • Hump in the bridge
  • Dip in the bridge
  • Large nostrils
  • Upturned or downturned tip
  • Small nose
  • Large nose
  • Bulbous tip

Dr. Perez has extensive experience performing rhinoplasty procedures. He understands the importance of achieving balanced, symmetrical and natural-looking results.

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Benefits of Nose Reshaping

Your nose is a central feature of your face. If it is out of proportion with your other features, it can detract from your natural beauty. Nose surgery can help bring balance to your appearance and allow others to see your whole face instead of focusing on your nose during first impressions.

Depending on your unique nasal structure, rhinoplasty can:

  • Reduce the size of your nose
  • Straighten the overall shape of the nose
  • Change the angle between the nose and the upper lip
  • Narrow the width of the nostrils
  • Refine the shape of the tip
  • Eliminate a hump on the top of the nose

Nose reshaping surgery can help correct nasal injuries and birth defects. There is no one-size-fits-all type of rhinoplasty; Dr. Perez customizes the procedure for every patient, based on a variety of factors and goals.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

While no two nose surgeries are exactly alike, there are two common approaches to rhinoplasty: “open” and “closed” procedures. The type of nose job that is best suited to your individual needs depends on your unique physicality and goals.

Closed Rhinoplasty

In a closed rhinoplasty procedure, an incision is made on the inside of the nose. This approach is rarely utilized because it carries significant limitations as to what can be accomplished during the procedure. While this small incision limits the ability to achieve certain results, it does offer specific benefits, including:

  • Less invasive procedure
  • Minimal bruising
  • Minimal swelling
  • Completely hidden scars
  • Shorter recovery time

Open Rhinoplasty

In most cases, Dr. Perez performs open rhinoplasty procedures. This approach offers greater surgical visualization, enhancing the ability of Dr. Perez to precisely define the shape, size and location of the result.

In an open rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made on both the inside and outside of the nose. The outer incision is made on the columella, the small area between the nostrils. This type of procedure offers greater access to the nose and is commonly used for more precise or complex surgeries. While greater access presents a wider range of options, open rhinoplasty does involve more bruising and swelling in addition to a longer recovery period than you would expect from a closed procedure.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Sometimes, whether due to a previous surgeon’s error, ineffective techniques or a change in a patient’s aesthetic sensibilities, revision rhinoplasty is necessary. These surgeries are performed to repair the form or function of the nose following an initial nose job.

These are typically more complicated procedures than the original surgery, and require the skill and knowledge of a nose surgeon who possess a sophisticated understanding of advanced surgical techniques and nasal structure. With more than 25 years of surgical experience, Dr. Perez has the skill, artistry and precision necessary to help you achieve your goals.

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Is a Nose Job Right for Me?

If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty may be an ideal way to achieve the elegant, natural-looking nose you desire. Typically, ideal candidates for nose surgery are patients who:

  • Are in generally good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Are prepared to follow Dr. Perez’s pre and postoperative instructions
  • Have realistic expectations

Although nose surgery can be performed on patients as young as 16, it is usually best to wait until you are at least 18 or older to ensure you emotionally and physically prepared for the surgical procedure and recuperation period.

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See some of our real rhinoplasty results!

The best way to know if a nose job is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Perez in a confidential consultation. During this meeting, he will work to understand your goals, evaluate your candidacy and explain all of your treatment options.

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Your Nose Surgery Consultation

infographic - what to expect at your rhinoplasty consultationYour rhinoplasty consultation will begin with Dr. Perez sitting down with you to discuss your concerns and goals. Once he is clear on what you dislike about your nose and what you hope to accomplish through surgery, he will perform an examination and recommend a customized treatment plan that can best meet your needs.

It is not uncommon for patients to bring in photographs of celebrities or models to facilitate the conversation with visual examples of the types of nose they would like to have. Although it is impossible to guarantee identical results, these images can help Dr. Perez better understand your aesthetic preferences.

As with all procedures performed at Renue Aesthetic Surgery, the decision to undergo surgery is ultimately yours. Dr. Perez will serve as a guide and mentor to help you understand the procedure and set realistic expectations. You will never be pressured or rushed into making any decisions.

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The Rhinoplasty Procedure

The unique anatomy, goals and approaches vary with each patient. Some patients may require a septoplasty to correct deviations of the septal cartilage. Others may need a dorsal hump reduction to correct the profile.  While some patients may need nasal bone fracture to narrow the width of the nasal bridge.

Although no two patients or surgeries are the same, most of the nose surgeries Dr. Perez performs are done under general anesthesia, meaning that the patient sleeps through the operation. These are always performed at an accredited outpatient surgical facility in the Overland Park area and the general anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

In some cases, when only minimal work needs to be done, the procedure may be performed under local anesthesia, with the use of oral sedation and local anesthetic injections.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following your nose surgery, you will experience swelling throughout your nose and cheeks. Nasal bleeding is commonly present for approximately 24 hours after rhinoplasty. Do not blow your nose during this period. In order to keep swelling at a minimum, it is important to use ice and to keep your head elevated 30 degrees at all times. We recommend sleeping with two or three pillows or sitting in a reclining chair.

Oral narcotic pain medication is usually effective at managing any pain or discomfort. You can expect to have some facial bruising that will gradually fade from purple to yellow. Nasal stuffiness or nasal dryness is a common symptom that can be treated with the use of nasal saline solution.

Frequently, internal and external nasal splints will be in place until your first post-operative appointment. At that time, they will be removed and nasal taping will be applied to support and stabilize the nose as it heals. Dr. Perez recommends wearing this flesh-colored tape 24 hours a day for two weeks, then 12 hours a day for another two weeks. This is done to help decrease nasal swelling.

With proper care, most of the swelling will dissipate within two to three weeks; however expect it to take up to one year for the final swelling to be gone. Dr. Perez recommends nasal massage about two weeks after your surgery to help facilitate the healing process.

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Why Choose Dr. Perez for Your Nose Surgery?

nose surgery consultationDr. Victor Perez is a board-certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years of surgical experience. He has a distinguished background in advanced burn, reconstructive and craniofacial procedures, which are among the most complex specializations in the field of plastic surgery.

While many patients visit Dr. Perez because of his exemplary credentials and proven history of world-class results, they often find that it is his compassion and commitment to individualized patient care that truly set him apart from his contemporaries.

Dr. Perez has the experience, skill and artistic sensibilities necessary to deliver world-class results. But don’t just take our word for it; we invite you to visit our before and after gallery to see the Renue Aesthetic Surgery difference for yourself.

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Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Today

To learn more about rhinoplasty and your candidacy for nose job surgery, contact Renue Aesthetic Surgery today online or at 913-685-1108 to schedule a personal consultation with our experienced nose surgeon, Dr. Victor Perez. We happily welcome patients from across the state, including Kansas City, Overland Park and Olathe.

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