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Rhinoplasty in Phoenix, AZ

Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, led by board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh, offers rhinoplasty for men and women who live in and around Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona. Rhinoplasty creates better harmony among facial features and can be performed for functional purposes, such as to correct a deviated septum. The surgery also addresses cosmetic issues including a bump on the bridge of the nose, broad nostrils, a bulbous tip or a “hooked” appearance.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Surgery performed on the nose, rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures. With rhinoplasty, it is possible to balance the overall size of the nose, remove a bump, alter the tip of the nose or bridge, decrease nostrils or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. These changes can enhance the aesthetics of facial features.

When Is The Best Time For Rhinoplasty?

Many patients opt for summer to undergo nose surgery for a number of reasons. Younger patients are out of school, allowing for elective procedures and recovery. Plus, nasal trauma requiring correction occurs more often in people who are involved with outdoor activities. Rhinoplasty can also improve your breathing and your appearance whether the intent is reconstructive or cosmetic.

Rhinoplasty Candidates

Cosmetic rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose to balance other features of the face. The procedure may make the nose larger or smaller, flatten out a nasal hump, diminish the size of the tip or adjust the size and shape of the nostrils. The specifics of the procedure depend on your anatomy and goals, as well as your physician’s evaluation. Prospective patients should wait until they are fully grown to have surgery, which typically is around 17 years of age for females and 18 for males.

Repair of nasal trauma can involve correction of issues caused to the nose due to trauma, as well as straighten bone and cartilage to improve breathing. Often, the same techniques used in cosmetic nasal surgery carry over for correction of nasal and septal fractures.

Finally, rhinoplasty can be done to correct breathing. The surgery may simply straighten the septum, which is the wall inside the nose separating the two nostrils. Alternatively, it may build up nasal structures to better support the nose, which improves breathing much like an internal Breathe Right strip. With nasal trauma and correction of breathing rhinoplasty, insurance may cover functional nasal surgery.

What to Expect During Rhinoplasty

The specifics of your rhinoplasty procedure will vary according to your circumstances and Dr. Taghizadeh’s expertise, but there are two primary types of this surgery:

  • Closed Rhinoplasty: There are no external incisions, so the patient will not experience any visible scarring. Instead, the procedure begins with an internal incision just inside the nostril.
  • Open Rhinoplasty: Dr. Taghizadeh may determine that an open procedure is best for you, in which case there will be a very small incision on the exterior of the nose.

The next step in rhinoplasty will depend upon the desired goals of the surgery, which you’ll discuss with Dr. Taghizadeh during a consultation prior to the procedure. During the first visit, he will inform you of the type of procedure that will achieve optimum results. Options for the goals of surgery include:

  • Whether you’d like to increase or decrease the size of the nose or individual nostrils
  • Adjusting the shape of the nose tip or bridge
  • Changing the angle between your nose and upper lip

In most cases, cartilage or bone will be trimmed or shaved from the nose area in order to reach the intended cosmetic results.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

After the surgery and for a period of 48 hours, you may experience certain side effects, including slight bleeding, bruising, discomfort, headaches, and swelling. Dr. Taghizadeh advises all rhinoplasty patients to keep their heads elevated and get as much rest as possible. One week post-procedure, you will attend a follow-up visit with the doctor. If any packing was inserted during the operation, this material would be removed.

Between one and two weeks after the procedure, you will notice considerably less discomfort and can return to your normal activities. Still, your nose tissues need time to fully heal, which may take as long as one year.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Phoenix?

Most insurance companies consider plastic surgery to be an elective procedure and do not offer coverage for these procedures; a rhinoplasty treatment is usually excluded from policies. In order to make cosmetic nose procedures and other plastic surgeries financially accessible and affordable, Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, accepts cash, checks and credit cards. In addition, financing is offered through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If you have any questions about the rhinoplasty procedure, recovery, costs or financing options at Arizona Facial Plastics, PC, please give us a call.

As a board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon specializing in facial cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farhan Taghizadeh provides his patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and the surrounding communities of Arizona with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on rhinoplasty or to schedule a private consultation, please contact us today.

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Farhan Taghizadeh, MD.

We pride ourselves on offering the latest cosmetic technologies and procedures. I am constantly in contact with some of the biggest aesthetic companies in the country to find out what new devices are coming out so that we can help you look your best. I have extensive cosmetic surgery training, and I have performed over 3,500 facelifts. My goal is to meet you where you are - whether you are noticing sun damage or are tired of looking 15 years older than you feel-together we can find a way to bring that spark back to your life!

I completed my ENT training at the University of Rochester in 2004. To further deepen my understanding of the face, I did a facial plastic surgery fellowship in Switzerland (where I also developed a love of chocolate!). These experiences gave me an in-depth understanding of head and neck structures, an understanding that I use and refine every day to help you achieve the outcome you seek.

"Whether you have a serious medical condition or are interested in rejuvenating your look, I look forward to getting to know you and making you feel great!"

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