Your nose is one of the central features on your face, and it has a significant impact on your appearance. In many instances, subtle alterations to the size or shape of your nose can dramatically change your overall appearance. If you experience self-consciousness due to your nose, you are not alone. Fortunately, a rhinoplasty procedure can help create better overall facial harmony and help you look your very best.

Why Choose Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir can perform rhinoplasty to address a variety of aesthetic concerns with your nose, including:

  • Size and width
  • Irregular shape
  • Large, wide, or droopy tip
  • Crookedness
  • Wide or narrow nostrils
  • Broken nose

Often, nose surgery is performed to improve the overall balance of your facial features, not simply to improve the appearance of your nose. In some instances, the most effective way to achieve this facial harmony is to make subtle enhancements to your chin as well. When appropriate, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir may recommend chin augmentation at the same time as rhinoplasty for best results.

While nose surgery is most commonly performed for aesthetic purposes, a functional rhinoplasty can also be performed to improve breathing that is adversely impacted by a deviated septum. In either case, your plastic surgeon will take the time to ensure your nose is structurally sound and functioning as it should.

Am I a Candidate?

Anyone who is interested in changing the appearance of their nose can be a candidate for rhinoplasty. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir perform a large number of nose surgery procedures on men and women, teenagers and young adults, and patients of a variety of ethnicities. Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir also perform nose surgery on patients who have suffered prior nasal trauma.

In general, ideal rhinoplasty candidates:

  • Are in good general health
  • Have a fully matured nose
  • Would like to make changes to the appearance of their nose
  • Have realistic expectations

While there is no ideal age to undergo rhinoplasty, a key factor is that your nose is fully developed. While this age is different for everyone, it typically occurs during your teenage years– usually around age 16 for boys and age 14-15 for girls. The reason for this is that many of the size and shape concerns you may experience during your teenage years may go away on their own.

Your Customized Rhinoplasty Procedure

Since the goal of rhinoplasty is to achieve greater facial harmony and an improved appearance, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will customize your procedure to address your unique facial features and aesthetic goals.

In general, there are two different rhinoplasty techniques. You will discuss each one and your options during a consultation at our Phoenix office.

Open Rhinoplasty

During this type of rhinoplasty, an incision is made across the columella, or soft tissue between the nostrils. As the name implies, this allows the nose to be pulled back and ‘opened’ to reveal the supportive structures underneath. This technique allows for the most substantial correction but will produce minimally visible scarring.

Closed Rhinoplasty

During a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made within the nostrils. This offers the benefits of no visible scarring but can be a more complicated procedure since your plastic surgeon is not able to easily see the underlying structures.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Dr. Ai and Dr. Tamir will provide all your follow-up care personally, including post-operative office visits and answering any questions you may have at any time, day or night.

You will need to arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure since it requires anesthesia. For the remainder of the day, make sure to get plenty of rest and drink lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. You will also need to have an adult remain with you for the rest of the day in case you need assistance.

You will most likely experience some light bruising and swelling around the eyes for 1-2 weeks which should gradually subside as you heal. Depending on the details of your procedure, special dressings may be used and are typically removed a few days after surgery.

After 2 weeks, you will likely look and feel well enough to return to light daily activities, including work and social events. However, you will need to refrain from strenuous activity and exercise for about three weeks. In addition, you will need to avoid contact sports and other activities where you might suffer a blow to the nose until Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir clear you to participate.

You should notice an improvement in the appearance of your nose shortly after your procedure, but your final results will not be visible until all swelling and bruising subside, and healing is completed. This can take up to twelve months.

“My whole experience was wonderful. Everyone was very accommodating and kind.”- A.W.

“The staff is pleasant and caring. The facility is clean and bright.”- J. C.

The staff is awesome!! Every question I asked Dr. Ali was answered. He is so patient and kind. I have already started to refer others to Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery. From making the inital appointment, through surgery and follow up, I have been so impressed with everyone associted with my process.
-D.B.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a nose job make your nose smaller?

Yes. Many techniques of rhinoplasty can make the nose look smaller on all views.

Can I sleep on my side after rhinoplasty?

Yes. Please consult with your surgeon for all of your post-operative instructions.

Can nasal bone be shaped?

Yes. Nasal bones can be shaped and moved during rhinoplasty surgery.

Can nasal polyps change shape of nose?

Yes. Intranasal anatomy can have an affect on the visible shape of the nose.

Does deviated septum surgery change your nose?

In general no, but changes in intranasal anatomy can have an affect on the visible shape of the nose.

Does your voice change after rhinoplasty?

In general, no. However, if there is a significant change in airflow through the nose following rhinoplasty, there may be a slight change in voice.

How bad is nose job recovery?

Most patients recover quickly and fully in a matter of days to weeks following a rhinoplasty.

How do I prepare for a nose job?

A healthy diet is always a good way to prepare for surgery. If you have significant airway obstruction or chronic sinus problems, then an appointment with your ENT specialist prior to cosmetic rhinoplasty may be necessary. Talk with your plastic surgeon about this.

How long is recovery from rhinoplasty?

Depending on the details of the procedure, you will likely be back to normal activities in 2 - 6 weeks following a rhinoplasty.

What is a bulbous nose tip?

A bulbous tip refers to excess cartilage in the lower portion of the nose, which gives the tip a “bulbous,” “boxy,” or excessively wide appearance. This is best viewed from the basal or “worms eye” view of the nose.

What is closed rhinoplasty?

A closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions inside the nostrils, without an external incision across the columella.

What is external rhinoplasty?

An open rhinoplasty involves incisions inside the nostrils as well as an incision across the columella. This allows for the skin to be elevated off of the underlying framework of the nose, providing clear exposure of the nasal cartilage and bones.

What types of nose jobs are there?

There are open rhinoplasties and closed rhinoplasties. Which is right for you depends on the changes desires as well as the surgeon performing the surgery. Please discuss these options with your plastic surgeon.

Can rhinoplasty help sinus problems?

Yes. Certain procedures performed during a rhinoplasty can improve sinus drainage and alleviate some sinus problems.

Can you die from rhinoplasty?

No. While there is a risk of death from any surgery performed under anesthesia, the risk is extremely low.

Do nose jobs last forever?

Yes. The changes from a rhinoplasty will last forever. However, our noses continue to change as we age.

Do spreader grafts widen the nose?

Yes, but only slightly. They are a very useful tool for straightening a crooked nose and for improving airflow through the nose.

How long are you swollen after rhinoplasty?

Visible swelling lasts 2-6 weeks. However, the nose may feel more firm than normal for up to 12 months.

How long do splints stay in after septoplasty?

Internal splints are usually removed in 1-3 days. External splints may be left on for 1-3 weeks.

How long does a nose job take to perform?

Rhinoplasty surgery typically takes from 1 to 2 hours to perform.

How long does non surgical rhinoplasty last?

This depends on the type of non-surgical procedure performed. Most commonly, this is done using injectable fillers, which in the nose can last 1 - 2 years.

How should I sleep after nose surgery?

It is best to sleep with your head elevated and on your back immediately following a rhinoplasty. This will reduce swelling.

How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?

It is best to sleep with your head elevated and on your back immediately following a rhinoplasty. This will reduce swelling.

Is nose job permanent?

Yes. The changes from a rhinoplasty will last forever. However, our noses continue to change as we age.

How much does it cost for a good nose job?

A rhinoplasty costs $7,000 - $10,000.

How much is a nose job?

A rhinoplasty costs $7,000 - $10,000.

What are the side effects of rhinoplasty?

Side effects following rhinoplasty are rare, but may include breathing changes, prolonged swelling or changes in the shape of the nose over time.

Why do nose jobs collapse?

This complication occurs when the structural support of the nose is compromised by surgery or trauma. In most cases, the framework can be reconstructed to restore proper support and contour.

Will the tip of my nose get smaller after rhinoplasty?

It is possible to make the tip smaller with surgical rhinoplasty if that is a desired change.

How much does liposuction cost?

The cost of liposuction varies on the site or sites being treated, but ranges from $3,000 to $10,000.

Why Choose Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir have been performing rhinoplasty (nose surgery) on men and women in the Phoenix area for over 20 years. We can help you achieve the renewed self-confidence in social and professional interactions that frequently occurs when you are happy with the appearance of your nose. To get started on discussing your options for rhinoplasty, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.