What is a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a surgery designed to change the appearance of the nose, which an expert surgeon can do while preserving, or even improving, breathing function. This is considered one of the most difficult cosmetic surgeries, due to its highly technical nature, and you should trust your nose to a rhinoplasty specialist with a high level of training and experience, like Dr. Vila.

Rhinoplasty Explained 

The goal of rhinoplasty is to direct the gaze towards the smile and the eyes, which are typically a person’s best features. The nose should act as a bridge between the lower and upper face and not draw undue attention to itself. Whether the patient is struggling with an enlarged dorsal hump, a bulbous or drooping tip, or flared nostrils, rhinoplasty can help restore balance and symmetry, boosting your self-image. Auxiliary procedures such as chin augmentation are often performed in tandem with nose surgery to optimize the profile and enhance overall results. With any cosmetic rhinoplasty, patients typically enjoy improved breathing. Functional rhinoplasty to address a deviated septum or collapsed nasal valves can be combined with nose surgery for aesthetic purposes.

Thinking about a nose job in Portland?

If you are thinking about a nose job, Dr. Vila explains the seven absolutely essential things to know about a nose job or rhinoplasty. He talks about cost, differences between male and female noses, recovery from rhinoplasty, and what are the common changes most asked for with a nose job.

What Can Rhinoplasty Do for Me?

Our nose job is an impressively versatile procedure and can be tailored to suit just about any patient’s cosmetic goals. It can also be an important functional procedure, restoring your ability to breathe clearly, and bringing your quality of life back to where it should be.

You’re likely a great candidate for rhinoplasty if you’re in Portland or the nearby area, and you’re interested in addressing:

  • Overly large nose
  • Asymmetrical features
  • Improper shape
  • Breathing issues
  • Bumps or ridges
  • Drooping tip
  • Too small nose

Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Patients with nasal concerns, including functional problems or aesthetic imperfections, are typical candidates for rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty meet the following requirements:

  • They are generally in good health
  • Have no major medical concerns
  • Do not smoke
  • Not taking or can stop taking blood-thinning medications before rhinoplasty
  • Have realistic goals and expectations about what a rhinoplasty can achieve

If you're interested in a rhinoplasty in Portland, OR, please don't hesitate to contact us

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How Much Does a Nose Job Cost?

Just as every home renovation is different, based on the size of the home, the materials needed, and how old the materials are, every nose job is different. 

Dr. Vila makes sure to design surgical plans that are customized to each patient, and address their specific needs. 

As a result, no surgery costs the same amount. In most cases, this procedure ranges anywhere from $12,000 to $13,000, depending on the complexity of the surgical plan.

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Dr. Vila helped me recently with a broken nose. I can’t imagine a better person to encounter in this unfortunate situation. He was able to get me in quickly, listened fully to all my questions and provided thorough and complete information. He gave me all my treatment options and explained what I could expect in the coming weeks/months. At no time did he make me feel rushed and his caring and strong listening skills (in addition to his skills as a doctor), really set him apart. I’m very pleased with my treatment and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.

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Put Your Face in the Most Capable of Hands

It takes a high level of experience to make cosmetic changes without impairing the patient’s breathing ability, and Dr. Vila prides himself on his extensive training and impressive procedural experience. Unlike most other cosmetic surgeries, the changes from a rhinoplasty can continue to evolve over many years unless specific precautions are taken, meaning Dr. Vila’s proficiency in functional nasal surgery and specialized training in facial plastic surgery have made him an expert in this complex procedure.

Get to Know the Basics of Rhinoplasty

Let board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Vila walk you through some of the fundamentals of this extraordinary procedure, and learn more about how he can create the type of life-changing results that have earned him his impressive reputation. If you’re in Portland or the nearby areas, and you think a nose job might be the right procedure for you, reach out and set up your consultation today!

What are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Vila offers different types of rhinoplasty to suit the needs and goals of his patients. These types of rhinoplasty include the following:

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty addresses aesthetic concerns about the nose, including the size, symmetry and shape of the nasal features. During cosmetic rhinoplasty, Dr. Vila uses a skillful, precise technique to help achieve an attractive nose that is more harmonious and balanced with your other facial features.

While the primary purpose of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose, this type of rhinoplasty can also improve functional concerns caused by a deviated septum.

Functional Rhinoplasty 

As its name suggests, functional rhinoplasty addresses functional concerns in the structures of the nose. Blockages or other physical concerns impair easy breathing and result in concerns such as excessive snoring. 

During a functional rhinoplasty, the function of the nose is restored, making breathing easier, resolving snoring, and returning the nasal and breathing functions to excellent working order.

Revision Rhinoplasty 

Revision rhinoplasty resolves errors made by a previous surgeon during the original rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure. When it doesn’t achieve the desired results, either too much work was done or not enough. The results leave patients disappointed with their new nasal shape and size. 

Revision rhinoplasty requires the highest level of surgical skill and technical experience. This procedure should only be done by a highly trained facial plastic surgeon.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is performed for a nose job that requires more complex or significant alterations. During open rhinoplasty surgery, small incisions are made in the natural folds of your skin outside of the nose. These incisions are made carefully and precisely so that the resultant scarring is nearly impossible to see once healed. Once the incisions are made, Dr. Vila will gently lift the nasal skin to expose the underlying nasal structures. He will sculpt and improve the nasal shape and size to achieve your desired result.

Endonasal or Closed Rhinoplasty  

Endonasal or closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive nose surgery technique that uses smaller incisions made within the nostrils. Closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scars and causes significantly less nasal trauma. However, closed rhinoplasty is only used for nose jobs that require more finite, minor changes. For more significant restructuring of the nasal shape and size, open rhinoplasty should be performed. 

What Can I Expect During My Nose Job Consultation?

Dr. Vila makes sure to spend time with his patients to support and counsel them throughout the entire process, and he’ll talk you through everything you need to know, from the moment the consultation begins, through the recovery process.

With the help of digital photography and computer-assisted imaging, he can even show you exactly what the expected results can be, helping you maintain a clear set of expectations and realistic goals when it comes to the outcome of your procedure.

What Happens During the Nose Job Procedure?

Dr. Vila performs both open and closed (scarless) rhinoplasty techniques. In what’s known as the closed approach, the incisions are placed just inside the nostril. For the open approach, the incision is placed in the skin between the nostrils, known as the columella. 

The soft tissue and skin of the nose will be carefully separated from the underlying cartilages and bone, which will then be addressed and placed into the proper position. This creates a look that’s more in line with your cosmetic goals, while taking care to preserve a harmonious and natural appearance, while also maintaining or improving your breathing ability. 

The procedure, in most cases, can take anywhere from two to four hours. The exact time will depend on the specifics and complexity of your procedure, and Dr. Vila will walk you through exactly what to expect during your consultation. At the end of the procedure, sutures are used to close the incisions, and tapes and a cast are applied to maintain the new shape of the nose.

What Will the Recovery Be Like?

You’ll be able to go home the same day as your surgery, with an external cast that’ll stay on for a week. You’ll deal with some mild discomfort, which will only last a few days, and will be easily controlled with pain medication. The sutures, cast, and splints will come off a week after surgery, and most patients are able to get back to school and their daily lives after just a few days. 

Some swelling and bruising might be visible near your nose or eyelids, but this will resolve within seven to ten days. Swelling around your nose will mostly resolve after 10 days, but a small amount can persist for up to three months, with the definition of your nasal tip improving over time. Generally speaking, you’ll be able to return to normal activities after 10 days.

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Enjoy the Facial Harmony You Deserve

If you’re feeling like you might benefit from a brand new nose, we want to hear from you here at Villa Facial Plastic Surgery. We’re here to help patients in Portland and the nearby areas, creating the kind of life-changing results that allow you to look the way you’ve always wanted. If you think the rhinoplasty procedure sounds right for you, we want to hear from you! Reach out and set up your consultation, and learn more about what Dr. Vila can do for you today.

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