Omaha Face: World-class results for nose reshaping.

Some of the most common issues addressed with rhinoplasty include:

  • Hump on the nose bridge
  • Overly large nose structure
  • Bulbous tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Overly wide nose structure
  • Pinched tip
  • Droopy tip
  • Upturned tip
  • Uneven nose shape
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Overly large or elongated nostrils

What are my options?

Rhinoplasty procedures can be performed with two surgical methods: Open or closed. 

  • Closed rhinoplasty: An endonasal, or closed rhinoplasty, leaves no visible incisions, as the shape alterations are performed from within the nose, through the nostrils. This technique typically causes less swelling and has a slightly faster recovery. It is generally most successful for less extreme nose shape issues.
  • Open rhinoplasty: An open rhinoplasty involves placing a small incision through the columella (strip of tissue between the nostrils) to allow Dr. Harbison greater access and visualization of the inner structure of the nose and allows for more reshaping techniques to be performed.

The choice of approach depends on many factors, including any prior nasal surgery, your individual anatomy, and the changes you envision for your nose.

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Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

It is best to wait on rhinoplasty until the facial skeleton has matured sufficiently, generally around age 16. You must be in good general health and able to be administered general anesthetic safely. If you take blood-thinning medications, these must be halted for two weeks prior to your surgical date. This must be discussed with your physician.

When will I see the results of my nose reshaping surgery?

Some results will be visible when the external cast and sutures are removed, but some swelling will still be visible in the early stages. Some changes, particularly in the nasal tip, can take several months (or longer) for the final result to be achieved. The nasal skin can take some time to meld around the changes to the underlying cartilage. 

Your nose surgery at Omaha Face: Custom surgery from a facial specialist

Rhinoplasty is a customized procedure at Omaha Face, and your nose reshaping will be carefully planned just for you. Your facial proportions, skin thickness, and nasal anatomy are all thoroughly evaluated when developing your custom surgical plan. We offer 3D photography, in which a 3D image of your face is digitally created so you can visualize various changes – an excellent tool for surgical planning.

Rhinoplasty recovery – what should I expect? 

You need to plan to take enough time off work, school, or other activities for your recovery. You must avoid any strenuous activity for about two weeks after your procedure. Sleep with your head elevated, and avoid stretching, lifting, or bending over, as these actions can increase swelling. The results of your surgery will be visible within a few weeks. It will require about one year for the residual swelling to disappear.

Every person’s recovery is different and reflects your age and the extent of your procedure. You will spend the first couple of days after surgery taking it easy, using pain medication to stay comfortable. In most cases, you will have a small nasal cast, a few skin sutures (if the open approach is used), and possibly intranasal (within the nose) splints. These are removed six to seven days after the surgery. At that point, there will be some residual swelling and minor bruising, but pain and discomfort have significantly improved, and most people feel and look well enough to return to work or other activities in about a week to ten days.

Why choose us?

Dr. Harbison is an expert, specialized facial plastic surgeon with vast experience performing nose surgeries. Rhinoplasty is among the most difficult of all facial surgeries, and many plastic surgeons don’t offer it or may use techniques that cause real problems later – Dr. Harbison knows, as he is often called upon to perform revision rhinoplasty to correct a range of aesthetic and functional problems. 

We have a private boutique practice, offering customized treatment plans and providing personalized care throughout the entire process, from soothing pre-surgery jitters to carefully monitoring your recovery. Our nose surgeries are performed at our state-of-the-art, AAAASF accredited surgical facility, where you will be treated with the highest health and safety standards.

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