The Seattle Rhinoplasty Center – Nose Surgery
If you are considering Rhinoplasty in Seattle Washington contact board certified facial plastic surgeons William A. Portuese and Joseph Shvidler MD. Seeing patients in King County WA and surrounding areas like Bellevue, Redmond, Renton and Kirkland Washington.
Experienced Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons in nose surgery
Our board certified facial plastic surgeons specialize in revision and ethnic rhinoplasty, difficult rhinoplasties – broken noses and other nasal contouring procedures. We offer before and after photos, and the experience and credentials in helping you look your best. Your preferred facial surgeons when searching for nasal contouring near me.
Nasal surgery is the most common procedure done at our plastic surgery clinic. A private consultation with Seattle’s own Dr. William Portuese or Dr Joseph Shvidler will last approximately one hour in our downtown office. There are many reasons why surgery is performed such as reducing a large hump or other areas that are out of balance with the rest of the facial features such as a wide, boxy, bulbous tip. A droopy nasal tip can also be elevated to improve the aesthetic profile. A fractured or broken nose can simply be reset back to its normal pre-injury state. Nasal surgery can be performed at the same time as a broken nose repair if a cosmetic change is desired. Typically, any cosmetic surgery is billed directly to the patient, and any functional or reconstructive surgery is billed to the patient’s healthcare insurance. A fractured nose typically makes the nose look crooked both in the cartilaginous and bony compartments whereby the bones are fractured, and sometimes a spreader graft of structural cartilage will have to be performed to widen a pinched upper lateral cartilage. Revision surgeries are also performed here on a frequent basis for complications arising from previous surgery done elsewhere.
What is a nose job – nose surgery
A nose job is an operation that changes the shape and form of the external portion of the nose. This is considered cosmetic surgery and is not related to the function of breathing.
How Much Does a nose job Cost?
A regular rhinoplasty costs $9,350 (Surgeon & Operating Room) + $980 (Anesthesia) – a complex or revision surgery costs $11,500 Surgeon & Operating Room) + $1176 (Anesthesia)
What is a deviated nasal septum
A straight septum is the cartilaginous and bony partition between the left and right sides of the breathing passageways inside the nose. It becomes deviated either from congenital reasons or from a traumatic injury. A deviation of the nasal septum can cause obstruction of the nasal passages, usually involving one side but occasionally can involve both sides.
What is septoplasty
A septoplasty is used to straighten out the deviated nasal septum for improvement of airflow through the nose. This procedure can be done at the same time as a nasal contouring; however, it is not done for cosmetic purposes. A septoplasty configures a straighter breathing passageway out of the inside of the nose.
How long does the procedure last
Typically, nasal surgery lasts approximately one to one-and-a-half hours and is done under general anesthesia.
What kind of anesthesia is used
Typically, nose jobs are all done under a general anesthesia, lasting approximately one to one-and-a-half hours. Anesthesia is administered by board certified physician anesthesiologists from Swedish Medical Center located in Seattle Wa.
Is there any packing used
There is no packing whatsoever. This was very common over 20 years ago when many surgeons were packing noses unnecessarily, which lead to severe pain and discomfort. Since there is no packing this procedure is uncomfortable but only minimally painful.
Who is the best?
It is a very important consideration to find a facial plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty surgery. It is also very important to have a board certified surgeon who knows the intricacies and internal nasal anatomy such as an ear, nose, and throat doctor (otolaryngologist). A board certified ENT doctor combined with a board certified facial plastic surgeon is someone who probably performs many rhinoplasty surgeries on a routine basis.
Can a nose job / nose surgery be performed at the same time as a septoplasty?
Yes, many times a cosmetic rhinoplasty can be performed at the same time as a septoplasty surgery for functionality and improvement of breathing or even eyelid surgery. Cosmetic nasal surgery is always paid for by the patient and is not submitted to insurance. Any medically-related breathing disorders such as a deviated nasal septum and swelling of the inferior turbinates are billed to the patient’s medical insurance when medically necessary.
Can nose surgery and sinus surgery be completed at the same time
Yes, in many cases, patients who undergo surgery are having their sinuses opened simultaneously for chronic sinus disease. These two procedures can be done concurrently and is done quite frequently in our accredited surgery center. The chronic sinus-related disorders are submitted to insurance for medical necessity. The cosmetic portion is paid for by the patient.
What is the minimum age to have nose surgery
Age 15-1/2 for young women and age 17 for men
How long must I refrain from exercise after nose surgery?
For any type of nasal surgery including a rhinoplasty, septoplasty, or sinus-related surgery, it is important not to exercise for two weeks following the surgical procedure. Our facial plastic surgeons want patients to keep activities to a minimum to prevent a nose bleed. Patients should refrain from flying in an airplane for two weeks after nasal surgery.
How long will the swelling last?
A: Typically, the majority of the swelling subsides in the first two to three weeks. Bruising tends to last approximately ten days. 70-80% of the swelling is gone within the first month; however the residual 20-30% swelling in the tip can take upwards of a year to go away.
A: All stitches on the inside of the nose are dissolvable. There are no permanent sutures on the inside and they dissolve within the one week postoperative period.
A: All of the incisions are placed on the internal portion of the nose and does not perform an open rhinoplasty. There are no incisions across the lower columnella portion of the nose.