What should I expect with rhinoplasty?

  • A nose reshaping procedure is typically performed with local anesthetic and intravenous, “twilight,” sedation.
  • It may be performed as either a closed procedure, with all incisions inside the nose, or an open procedure, with an incision across the columella (narrow strip of tissue separating the nostrils). We will recommend the best surgical approach for you.
  • The overlying skin and tissue are gently lifted, and the nose is sculpted through the incisions to improve shape, size, and breathing.
  • Skin and tissue are re-draped, and the incisions are closed with sutures.