Rhinoplasty Bellevue

Rhinoplastyin Bellevue, WA

Nose is a very central part of our face and is one of the first features that people notice.

Even a small change to the tip of the nose can make drastic changes to the shape. We understand that the appearance of your nose can make a difference in the way that your entire face looks and the impression it can give to others. A beautiful nose comes in various sizes and shapes, and a perfectly defined and well-balanced nose on someone may not suit the face of another. As such, surgery for your rhinoplasty should also be diverse, and there is no cookie-cutter method making a beautiful nose. When you are dissatisfied with the shape or the size of your nose, you can visit Dr. Ort, a highly qualified facial cosmetic surgeon in Bellevue, Washington. She will provide a thorough and personalized consultation with you to determine what types of changes are desired for your nose.

Rhinoplasty is a highly sought-after treatment, but it needs to be performed by a skilled plastic surgeon, in particular, a surgeon who is experienced at handling the bony structures as well as the soft tissues of the face. Dr. Ort is regarded among the most specialized and experienced Bellevue rhinoplasty providers and can make sure to give you the desired changes you seek while also keeping the optimal functionality of the nose.

What Can Rhinoplasty Do?

There are many things that rhinoplasty can do for our patients to improve confidence and their quality of life. The different improvements that rhinoplasty can make are:

  • Repairing birth defects such as bone growth abnormalities
  • Narrowing the width of the nostrils
  • Narrowing the nasal bones to slim the nose
  • Eliminating the bump on the nose
  • Augmenting the nose height such as in Asian Rhinoplasty
  • Giving more definition to the bulbous nose
  • Correcting a deviated nasal septum
  • Changing the angle of the nose
  • Changing the projection of the entire nose or its tip
  • Shortening the droopy nasal tip
  • Lengthening the short nose

During a consultation with Dr. Yirae Ort, you will be able to discuss what type of rhinoplasty surgery can help correct your concerns and what you can expect from a nose job. It is possible to have one or more problems addressed during a single rhinoplasty surgery.

Is Liquid Rhinoplasty Effective?

There are several benefits to be had from precisely performed rhinoplasty in Bellevue’s premier plastic surgery destination. However, for some patients, plastic surgery may not be the best option. Thankfully, there are still excellent options available for those who want to alter or enhance their appearance.

There are minimally-invasive solutions available to change the shape of your nose using facial fillers, known as liquid rhinoplasty, or non-surgical rhinoplasty. This is a temporary injectable procedure and can be very effective for some patients. It allows patients to see similar results without the surgical recovery period or commitment for permanent change. Using hyaluronic acid fillers that may last up to 2 years, Dr. Ort can alter your nasal contour and overall appearance.

However, it is important to understand that sometimes these fillers may not be appropriate, suitable, or adequate to correct certain problems for your nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not without medical risks and should be performed by a qualified medical provider who has an intimate understanding of facial anatomy. Dr. Ort is expertly trained to perform facial procedures, from non-surgical fillers to facial plastic surgery.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty procedures can help patients who want to change the current shape or size of their nose. As the nose is the focal part of the face, and often what people see first when they meet or talk to you, it can be very distressing for patients to live with a nose that is too large, too small, or otherwise disproportionate to their facial structure. Rhinoplasty can also help patients who have endured an injury or struggle with a nasal defect.

It’s important to remember that not all patients are exactly the same, and their needs may vary based on their facial structure and overall predispositions. For example, Asian Plastic Surgery addresses common aesthetic concerns concerned with unique Asian facial structure and it should be performed by a plastic surgeon with this specialized experience. Dr. Ort can help deliver your customized procedure to ensure you get the best surgical approach for your individual needs.

What Is the Surgical Process?

Rhinoplasty can be done either with general anesthesia or local anesthesia, and the surgery can take a few hours to complete. Depending on the type of nose and the degree of repair, Dr. Ort can perform a “closed” rhinoplasty or an “open” rhinoplasty. A closed rhinoplasty approach involves making incisions inside the nose so that you won’t have any visible scars.

An open rhinoplasty is used to repair more significant problems and requires incisions inside the nose and along the columella, which is the middle part between the nostrils. It is also possible for our surgeon to make small incisions in other areas that are inside of the nose so that she can remove excess fat, cartilage, or bone. Usually, cartilage structures in the nose will be trimmed, refined, and sutured to achieve the desired nose shape. Nasal bones may also be shaved down or reshaped if necessary.

Schedule a Consultation for Rhinoplasty in Bellevue, WA

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose due to its size, shape, or deviated septum, come see Dr. Ort for consultation and find out what a rhinoplasty procedure can do for you. Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, helps to re-shape, re-size, and create a new overall appearance to the nose that you will love. To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Ort by calling our office at 425.200.5890 or fill out our online form.

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Preparation for Rhinoplasty

First, we will have a thorough examination to determine if you are healthy enough for a rhinoplasty procedure, and we also want to know if you are mentally prepared for undergoing a nose job.

As an important part of the examination, X-rays or a CT scan of your face may be necessary so that our surgeon can plan the surgery if it involves nasal bones. An important aspect of making changes to your nose is also making sure that the inside of the nose is shaped properly to ensure that there are no breathing abnormalities.

Recovery from Rhinoplasty

You will likely return home on the same day as your procedure, but you should plan on resting for several days. Dr. Ort will place supportive splints on your nose, and your nostrils may be packed with absorbent materials. During your recovery, it is important to follow our surgeon’s guidelines to heal well and to have the best potential outcome.

Dr. Ort will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your nose during the recovery time. It is important to note that you will see some results immediately, but it could take up to a year to see the final results from your nose surgery. Our Bellevue rhinoplasty patients will have some swelling and bruising for the first few weeks following treatment, but this should resolve with time. The nasal splint will likely be removed one week after the surgery.

Take the next step to discover your true beauty.

Contact us to set up your personalized consultation with Dr. Ort. We warmly invite you to experience exceptional cosmetic surgery at Yirae Ort M.D. Facial Aesthetic Surgery.

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