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.
"Dr. Imola is truly a professional and very much a master at his craft. I had a nose that was broken in two separate places on the outside, as well as multiple places on the inside of the nose from when I was a child. I had a hard time breathing from one of my nostrils and suffered from regular bloody noses. Needless to say, I wanted a specialist who knew what they were doing to correct this injury. From the first consultation, Dr. Imola was very straightforward about what was realistic in terms of results. He did not sugarcoat anything, which I valued a lot with this kind of procedure. He also did an excellent job of outlining what recovery was going to look like, along with what I needed to do to ensure the best possible results. The entire staff worked well to ensure that every step leading up to the operation was taken care of, especially when it came to insurance. Dr. Imola really does care about his patients. After the operation, Dr. Imola has regularly scheduled me to come and see him for follow-up appointments to see how I have been progressing. To say that I am satisfied with my nose would be an understatement. I have gained a new-level of confidence in my appearance that I long lacked, and most importantly I feel like I can properly breathe and not have to worry about reoccurring bloody noses. One hundred out of hundred times I would pick Dr. Imola as my surgeon over any other doctor."- M.F. / Google / Mar 28, 2021
"Fixed an Injury That I Suffered As a Child - Dr. Imola is truly a professional and very much a master at his craft. I had a nose that was broken in two separate places on the outside, as well as multiple places on the inside of the nose from when I was a child. I had a hard time breathing from one of my nostrils and suffered from regular bloody noses. Needless to say, I wanted a specialist who knew what they were doing to correct this..."- M. / RealSelf / Mar 27, 2021
"Five stars is not enough to express the gratitude I have for Dr. Imola, Lisa, and his entire staff! Not only does Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery feel like home they do every procedure maintaining the integrity of your true self! Looking back at photos I am so glad I did a partial facelift and an upper eye bluff! It is a rarity for me to wear make up as I maintain the procedures we have done with monthly facials and skin rejuvenation. I am so grateful to everyone there for helping me preserve my appearance and boost my confidence! Thank you for all you have done I would recommend Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery to anyone for all of their procedures and skin care"- T.M. / Google / Apr 06, 2021
"Dr. Kowalczyk and his team are the best at what they do! I came into the office with a deviated septum issue and wanting to change the look of my nose. He fixed my broken septum and gave me the nose I’ve dreamed of. On top of fixing my nose he also made sure I was being taken care with my asthma/allergy issues. Would highly recommend this facility for rhinoplasty surgery. Very kind office staff they make you feel at home!"- L.B. / Google / May 18, 2021
"I went to see Dr. Kowalczyk about 7 months ago to fix my broken nose from a bad fall. My septum was significantly deviated and I had major breathing troubles and headaches. Functionality was my main focus. Dr. Kowalczyk fixed my septum and it ended up straightening my crooked nose a ton. No more breathing issues or headaches, plus a straighter nose. Triple win."- P.N. / Google / Jul 01, 2021
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.
Am I A Candidate For Rhinoplasty?
Women and men both are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery or rhinoplasty. If you find yourself frustrated with the size and shape of your nose and have areas you hope to enhance or repair, this treatment may be the right answer. It is important that expectations are understood, as your facial appearance will be altered. In addition, facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, especially for individuals under 21.
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!
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