Since the nose sits at the center of the face, it is one of the most striking and noticeable features we see. For a man or woman who experiences a poorly shaped or sized nose, self-image and confidence can be improved with a more attractive nose size or shape. Rhinoplasty includes sculpting the bone, cartilage, and tissue in the nose to reach a more aesthetically pleasing profile while achieving facial harmony and balance. With over 20 years of experience and multiple board certifications, Dr. Alexander is uniquely qualified to perform your rhinoplasty, and he strives to bring you the highest quality of care with your procedure.
“My experience with Dr.Alexander was excellent from the time I walked into his office, and was greeted by the staff. I felt so comfortable- I had rhinoplasty done and I did ALOT of research in the Vegas valley he seemed to be one of the very few doctors to take into consideration what I wanted most. I could not be more happier with my result and I am only a month out of surgery! Dr. Alexander and his ENTIRE staff are soo friendly, personal and easy to talk to that I would recommend anyone to come see him. If I were to have another procedure I would be coming back to him. Dr. Alexander gives you realistic expectations and explanations and explains exactly what he will do and answers all questions thoroughly, very compassionate doctor, you can tell that he loves what he does and that he takes pride in doing so.”
After your rhinoplasty, you will experience some temporary bruising and swelling, which will subside over the following weeks. Patients typically feel ready to return to work after a week or two and can resume all normal activities after four to six weeks.
As with any surgery, there will be some scarring at the incision sites. In open rhinoplasty, there will be a scar between the nostrils, though in closed rhinoplasty, the scars will be inside the nasal passages. However, these scars are small and typically fade with time.
When will I notice my results?
Rhinoplasty results become apparent after swelling subsides over the weeks and months following the procedure. It can take up to a year for your full results to show.
Am I a candidate for rhinoplasty?
Candidates for rhinoplasty should be healthy, non-smoking adults over the age of 18. Candidates should be realistic about their expectations and should desire an improvement to the aesthetic of their nose.
Why do I have to wait until I’m 18 years old?
Although patients younger than 18 may desire cosmetic correction to their nose, it is important to wait until that age to ensure there won’t be any further natural changes to the nose.
What are the potential complications associated with rhinoplasty?
Although rare, there are risks associated with rhinoplasty, including:
Change in skin sensation
Skin discoloration and swelling
Need for revision surgery
Can rhinoplasty improve my breathing?
Sometimes. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is designed to improve the outside appearance of the nose. If there are internal breathing problems, we may refer you to an ENT specializing in this.