Your nose is a central feature and one of the most defining facial characteristics. When it is aesthetic and in proportion, it leads to a balanced look that highlights your eyes, mouth, and even cheeks. On the other hand, an out-of-proportion nose can make your entire face less appealing, negatively impacting on your self-image. Plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty – also known as nose reshaping surgery – in order to improve the functional and aesthetic characteristics of the nose. Many patients who receive this treatment find that even the slightest alteration in their nasal appearance can greatly enhance their looks – and thus overall sense of self-confidence.
Phoenix plastic surgeons, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin, performs rhinoplasty in order to achieve a balanced and attractive facial appearance or correct functional defects of the nose. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin has helped numerous individuals from Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding AZ cities meet their unique goals with transformative cosmetic procedures, such as rhinoplasty. The surgeon understands that the needs of different individuals are unique and works to create a highly customized treatment plan to suit the needs of each patient.
Rhinoplasty is one of the 4 most popular plastic surgery procedures today. In 2019, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported that there were more than 207,000 nose reshaping surgeries in the United States alone. According to an analysis published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, satisfaction rates for this cosmetic surgery average at over 83%. For patients, the key to a successful procedure is to find the right board certified plastic surgeon.
Origin of Rhinoplasty
Although the idea of altering the shape of the nose has been around for centuries, the first papers on rhinoplasty were published in 1887 by a Michigan-based surgeon known as John Orlando Roe. His work was later advanced by Dr. Jacques Joseph, who founded a reconstructive hospital to treat World War I injuries. Throughout the last 100 years, many other surgeons and scholars have made important contributions to the refinement of rhinoplasty techniques. This has essentially made it possible for modern plastic surgeons to deliver this procedure with a high degree of precision while also aesthetically delivering the best rhinoplasty results.
Who is a Candidate for Nose Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure that aims to alter the shape or structure of the nose in order to enhance its aesthetic appearance or improve breathing. You may be a good candidate for a nose job if:
- You are in good physical and emotional health
- You wish to address humps and depressions, malpositioned nostrils, or nasal asymmetry
- You wish to improve the appearance of your nasal tip or improve the proportionality of your nose to your face
- You have a crooked or misshapen nose due to a previous injury
- You have breathing difficulties or sinus problems that interfere with your daily life
- You are aged above 15 years and are unhappy with the appearance of your nose
- You have realistic expectations about the outcome of this treatment
Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin will reserve your first visit to his office for understanding your needs and goals. The surgeon will listen to your concerns, ask questions, and learn about your medical history before letting you know whether this treatment is for you. Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized cosmetic treatment. For this reason, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin emphasize that each patient ensures they are having this surgery out of their own volition, not because someone else asked them to.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty in order to alter the shape, size, or function of the nose. Undergoing nose reshaping surgery comes with many unique benefits such as:
- Increased self-confidence – A crooked, misshapen, or out of balance nose can lead to an unappealing facial appearance. This often has a negative impact on self-image and confidence. Through rhinoplasty AZ surgery, many patients are able to correct their aesthetic concerns and enjoy more facial balance and an increased sense of self-confidence.
- Improved breathing – Breathing difficulties can have a profound weight on your day-to-day activities. Through rhinoplasty, patients who suffer from congenital or long-term breathing difficulties have a permanent solution to fix their woes.
- Corrected sinus problems – Your surgeon can perform rhinoplasty with the goal of addressing sinus-related problems such as constant nasal congestion, headaches, and sinus pressure.
- Repaired broken nose – The nose may be broken as a result of falls, contact sports, physical fights, and motor vehicle accidents that result in facial trauma. This often causes a lot of pain, swelling, and bruising, and could also lead to breathing problems or a crooked nose appearance. Regardless of the cause of your broken nose, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin can alleviate the pain and improve its appearance through rhinoplasty surgery.
- Corrected birth defects – Many patients – particularly teens – receive a nose job in order to address birth defects such as lumps, curves, or an underdeveloped nose. Having the defect corrected usually leads to an increased sense of self-confidence and improved quality of life.
- Snoring treatment – Snoring can have a significant impact on the quality of your sleep. While many patients try to alleviate this concern through over the counter medication and other temporary solutions, rhinoplasty can provide a permanent solution.
- Migraine and Headache Treatment – There is a known association between a deviated septum causing headaches. Rhinoplasty can potentially help reduce symptoms of headaches and migraine if they are triggered from nasal septal deviation.
Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin is a keen professional who is committed to results and patient safety. Regardless of the nature of your aesthetic or functional concern, the surgeon will create a customized treatment plan to give you the outcome you are looking for.
Types of Rhinoplasty
Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin has a variety of rhinoplasty surgical techniques that he can use to suit the requirements of the patients and goals of the surgery:
Closed rhinoplasty – In this type of rhinoplasty, the surgeon will create an incision inside the nose (via the nostrils) and use it to reshape the nose. This kind of procedure is extremely common and often used in cases where only minor reshaping is needed. Since the incision is created inside the nose, the resulting scar is invisible and this typically contributes to an optimal result. Keep in mind though that this technique is not for patients who need severe reshaping.
Open rhinoplasty – In open rhinoplasty, Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin will create an external incision between the nostrils. This allows a better view of the confines of the nose, making it possible for the surgeon to manipulate the bone and cartilage as needed. While this technique results in an external scar, it is usually very tiny and not easily noticeable. Open nose reshaping is typically the technique of choice for patients who need to address a moderate-to-severe aesthetic or functional concerns.
Noninvasive/nonsurgical rhinoplasty – Some patients are interested in enjoying the benefits of rhinoplasty but without going through the surgical procedure. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin offer a noninvasive option using injectable fillers that are inserted below the skin in the nose region in order to achieve the desired cosmetic outcome. While this technique does not lead to any downtime and can be completed in about 30 minutes, it can only be used to address very minor aesthetic concerns. More so, nonsurgical nose reshaping is only a temporary solution and not a permanent fix.
Your AZ Rhinoplasty Procedure
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is performed at Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s in-office operating room or accredited medical facility. During the procedure, the surgeon’s anesthesiologist will apply general or local anesthetic in order to ensure the comfort and safety of the patient throughout the surgery. The surgeon will then create an incision based on the predetermined surgical technique, and use it to reshape the nasal tissue, cartilage, and/or bone. Once the desired outcome has been achieved, the surgeon will close the incision sites and apply bandages to the treatment area. DDr. Tessler and Dr. Turin utilize advanced surgical methods in order to achieve the best possible outcome while minimizing the risks of scarring and other side effects. This procedure takes between 1 and 4 hours to complete depending on the severity of the deformity. Immediately after the surgery, the patient will be placed in a monitoring room where the surgeon’s team will check your progress before you are allowed to proceed home. Make sure to have a friend, relative, or colleague who can drive you home and help out with basic chores for a day or so once you are discharged from Tessler Plastic Surgery.
Recovery after your Rhinoplasty in Arizona
Following your nose surgery, it is common to experience some degree of swelling, bruising, and pain, especially over the first few days. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turinwill provide pain medication to increase your comfort level, as well as antibiotics to prevent an infection. You will be asked to keep your head elevated for at least a day after the surgery. The majority of Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s nose surgery patients are able to return to regular, light work within a week or two. However, you will be asked to desist from strenuous activities until after you get the green light from the surgeon. It is important that you attend all postoperative appointments and strictly adhere to the surgeon’s recovery instructions in order to ensure a speedy and uninterrupted recovery.
Expected Cost of Rhinoplasty Arizona
The cost of facial plastic treatment varies greatly depending on the extensiveness of the treatment, facility and medication fees, and the plastic surgeon’s fees. On average, most of Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s rhinoplasty patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Gilbert AZ, and nearby cities can expect to pay between $9,000 and $11,000 for this treatment. Most insurance companies will not cover the costs of nose rhinoplasty unless it is being done to correct functional problems or defects caused by diseases or injury. During your initial rhinoplasty Phoenix consultation at Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin’s office, the surgeon’s team will provide an initial cost estimate so you can make arrangements for financing.
Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin also offers modern rhinoplasty techniques to allow his patients to perceive their individuality and culture while still refining the size, shape, and function of the nose. Many patients of Asian, Middle Eastern, African American, or other non-Caucasian backgrounds may have certain traits that they celebrate as part of their heritage, but feel embarrassed with certain cosmetic issues such as a hump on the bridge of their nose, wide nostrils, or asymmetry. Dr. Tessler and Dr. Turin can address all these aesthetic concerns while still keeping your facial structure and ethnic background unique.
$9,000 – $11,000
Does not cover unless medically necessary
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Dr. Tessler’s Credentials
Oren Tessler, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Phoenix area. Dr. Tessler is highly proficient in multiple plastic surgery techniques, including facial surgery, breast procedures, body contouring, and maxillofacial surgery. Dr. Tessler earned his MD – MBA at McGill University. His plastic and reconstructive surgical training was concluded at McGill University followed by his fellowship training at Harvard University, both of which are the best and top ranked medical programs throughout the U.S. and Canada. He was appointed as an assistant and associate professor of Plastic Surgery at Louisiana State University and Tulane University. Dr. Tessler has also served as Director of Plastic Surgery at University Medical Center, as well as contributed research and trained dozens of the best upcoming rhinoplasty surgeons. Dr. Tessler’s passion lies in restoring form and function while improving the quality of life of his patients. He brings a friendly and personalized approach to plastic surgery while working with highly qualified anesthesiologists and other support staff who strive to deliver the best nose jobs Phoenix, AZ has to offer.