What Is Rhinoplasty?
At Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, our skilled Denver rhinoplasty surgeons are a trusted source for natural-looking nose reshaping among patients of all ages. Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to improve the overall appearance, shape, and size of the nose. It's widely regarded to be one of the most challenging aesthetic facial surgeries, making it essential to choose a nose surgeon with advanced expertise in this area. Our cosmetic facial plastic surgeons perform all phases of rhinoplasty surgery, including primary rhinoplasty, rhinoplasty revision, and ethnic rhinoplasty, and take a subtle approach to allow for the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. If you're interested in enhancing the shape of your nose without looking like you've undergone treatment, please reserve a rhinoplasty consultation at our Englewood, CO facial plastic surgery center.
"I had done a lot of research prior to deciding on Dr. Imola. I interviewed 3 doctors, as well as did countless research on the internet. I had been thinking about getting rhinoplasty/ septoplasty and genioplasty for decades and finally decided to get the procedures at age 44. My only regret is that I waited so long to do so, as it has changed my life in such a positive way. Lisa was amazing to work with and was always there to answer my questions and to ease any trepidations I had. Dr. Imola was extremely knowledgeable and showed me exactly what my end result would look like prior to the surgery. I had a very large nose, asymmetrical nostrils, had problems breathing, as well as a recessed chin. Dr. Imola worked miracles and made me look like a much prettier version of my previous self. When I saw before and after pictures I couldn't believe the results. In fact, my results are better than the mock up pictures he showed me prior to the surgery. He is a perfectionist, takes time to ensure results and he stands by his work. I couldn't be more happy with my results and would highly recommend Dr. Imola and Lisa to anyone seeking rhinoplasty, septoplasty and/or genioplasty."- H.C. / Google / Dec 29, 2019
"Dr. Imola and all his staff are truly top-notch! I had Rhinoplasty in January and I'm very happy with the results. From start to finish I felt comfortable, everyone was friendly, and Dr. Imola was incredibly knowledgeable and talented. I highly recommend!"- E.F. / Google / Aug 29, 2020
"Dr. Imola gave me what 5 previous doctor's couldn't....a well functioning, straight, and wonderful looking nose! Prior to finding Dr. Imola, I had had 5 revision rhinoplasty's in just as many years to correct my breathing problem which stemmed from a deviated septum. The last rhinoplasty left me with a crooked non-functioning nose, not to mention a huge scar down the middle. I was devastated and I hated looking at myself in the mirror. That's when I discovered Dr. Imola!! He genuinely cared about me and wanted to do whatever he could to help my situation. From my initial consultation to my continued follow up visits, Dr. Imola and his team have been absolutely fantastic to work with! They have been so informative and available throughout the whole process. I really appreciate their professionalism and how the whole staff worked together to make sure I got the desired result I was looking for. Dr. Imola was honest with me from our very first meeting about the expected outcome and how close to my expectations I could get. I am incredibly happy with the result and the attention I was given. I could not be more satisfied with the experience."- J. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"From the beginning at my consultation, I've had a wonderful experience! Lisa, Dr. Imola's patient coordinator, has been amazing through the whole process. From answering all my questions, to easing my fear, she has consistently been available through text and email during my recovery. It was so comforting to have her just a text away. Dr. Imola is the best surgeon around! He fixed my 'hook nose,' straightened the view from the front and lifted my droopy tip all while maintaining great breathing after recovery. Don't let his no nonsense personality fool you, he is great at what he does and he does it well! Right before I went into surgery, the anesthesiologist along with the nurses calmed my nerves by reassuring me that I made the best decision by choosing Dr. Imola and that he is articulate in his work and very detail oriented. I could not agree more and I am so happy with my results. The time and effort that Dr. Imola spent reconstructing my nose is evident in the outcome. It was a 4 hour + surgery and I know that every minute was worth my money! Dr. Imola has restored my confidence in myself & I am no longer afraid to have side profile pictures taken & I don't even think about my nose in public anymore. My only regret is not having this done sooner!!"- R.H. / Google / Sep 29, 2019
"My entire experience with Dr. Imola and his team was fantastic. From the first consultation, Dr.Imola and Lisa made me feel incredibly comfortable and welcome. Lisa was an angel from start to finish, providing direct support throughout the entire recovery process. Dr. Imolas is a true artist and was open and honest with his approach. He made it clear from the beginning where I should set my expectations and what a realistic refinement would be without compromising the functionality of my nose. I am beyond happy with the results which are exactly what I hoped for! A BETTER, natural looking version of my original nose."- Z.B. / Google / Jun 29, 2020
How Does Rhinoplasty Work?
The goal of nose surgery is to enhance the shape, function, and overall appearance of the nose. Patients of all ages may be great candidates for primary rhinoplasty (initial nose surgery) at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery, including those who wish to:
- Make a nose appear smaller or larger
- Reduce the bridge or a nose bump
- Reshape the sides or tip of the nose
- Bring symmetry to the nose
- Treat a deviated septum
- Improve breathing function or reduce snoring
Rhinoplasty may be performed under local or general anesthesia or IV sedation and may involve an open (incisions made on the skin of the nose) or closed (incisions made inside of the nose) surgical approach. While it typically takes around 2 – 4 weeks to recover from nose surgery, most patients experience treatment results that continue to improve over the next several months.
frequently asked questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on what technique we use and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating your nose job cost, our doctors will listen to your concerns and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. When done, we can go over prices for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's better to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Imola or Dr. Kowalczyk, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Is functional rhinoplasty covered by insurance?
While rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered by insurance. If you plan on using insurance, please tell us during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to process your claim.
Can you change your nose shape without surgery?
If you want to smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like JUVÉDERM®) might be an option. A filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which might help you decide to undergo rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. We will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping during your consultation.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the appearance of the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. If you are Asian, African American, or Middle Eastern, this may be a consideration. During your consultation with one of our Denver, CO plastic surgeons, you can talk about your preferences and what you want to change. Understanding your goals allows us to personalize your treatment plan so you get your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Imola or Dr. Kowalczyk. Once we understand your goals, we can help you choose what procedures to include in your treatment plan. Rhinoplasty can help your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another treatment.
Enhance the Shape of Your Nose
If you're unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, or if you have breathing issues, rhinoplasty at Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery may help. Our experienced Denver rhinoplasty surgeons may be able to sculpt and improve your nose to enhance its attractiveness and bring balance to your facial features. For more on the benefits of primary rhinoplasty, pricing and financing information, and why you might make a good candidate, contact our Englewood, CO practice and set up a visit with our team!