Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale, AZ

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About Rhinoplasty Surgery

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Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure that is used to improve the look and shape of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help correct functionality in some patients.

Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeon Dr. James Nachbar is a seasoned cosmetic plastic surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes.

While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are beautiful and dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Scottsdale Plastic Surgery is used to make a nose look smaller or enhance a nose that is misshapen, protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top.

The goal is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions as it should.

Ideal Candidates

Women and men both are candidates for rhinoplasty.

If you're displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be for you.

It is important that realistic expectations are noted as your appearance will be changed, and the more precisely you understand the changes you want to make, the better the chance of a satisfying result.

Rhinoplasty is most often performed in adults, but those who are younger, but past puberty during which the nose grows significantly, may also be candidates, especially if they have a more severe deformity.

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If I could give 6 stares I would , Dr. Nachbar did my breast reduction and lift in 2015. I chose him due to his impeccable reputation and revision capabilities. I was thrilled with the outcome. Most recently I fell and broke my nose unfortunately I had 8 reconstruction surgeries many year ago. Doctor's office staff understood my total panic and fear . Dr. Nachbar not only agreed to do my surgery but scheduled me within two weeks from the date of the fall. His entire office team were so compassionate and kind and did all they could to accommodate and support me. My surgical outcome was wonderful and I received the BEST OF CARE from beginning to end. It is rare combination in todays time to fine a Top notch surgeon with a great team of truly compassion people who go the extra mile . NEVER FORGET THE DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE IN SOMEONE'S LIFE. My very Sincere Thank you, to you all Joan Rodgers

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Breast Reduction, Breast Lift, Rhinoplasty - He is highly skilled surgeon, in 2015 he performed a breast reduction and breast lift. I was so very happy with the result and treatment I received from his staff and Doctor as well. In 2022 I fell and broke my nose , it was very traumatic as I had had 8 reconstructive surgeries previously. I was physically hurt but the emotional pain was so much greater. My fear was that my nose could not be repaired after so many surgeries. Doctor quickly scheduled me for surgery and the compassion from all of his staff was incredible . The were the glue that held me together through this very difficult time. My surgical result was fabulous and the care I received finest. He is not only a remarkably skilled surgeon but a truly kind and compassionate man. Everyone who works with him is competent kind and intelligent , a winning combination. My thanks to you all.

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You know he’s good when you’re a repeat customer! Dr. Nachbar did my rhinoplasty in 2019 and mastopexy in 2023 and I’m incredibly happy with both!

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Rhinoplasty - I went to several rhinoplasty consultations before Dr. Nachbar. What impressed me was that the consultation was free, with the actual surgeon and you get computer generated images of what your results could be. I know that these images are not exact but I think it helps the surgeon get a better idea of what your expectations are. I also appreciated that my appt started on time and everyone was professional and kind.

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Surgical Technique

Dr. Nachbar performs rhinoplasty with the patient under general anesthesia.

Rhinoplasty techniques vary depending on the cosmetic goals of the patient.

Dr. Nachbar usually performs most rhinoplasty using an open technique, to get the best exposure to make the most precise corrections.  This requires a small incision on the undersurface of the columella (the central fleshy part of the undersurface of the nose.

The goal during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage if there is too much present, or to improve, add, and support the cartilage if this is needed for reshaping.

Most often, Dr. Nachbar uses a cartilage graft from inside the nose to support the tip and allow it to be adjusted up, down, in, or out.

After the nose is adjusted and repositioned, the skin is draped over the newly enhanced framework.

Sutures are placed both inside the nose and also on the tiny columellar incision.  A plastic splint is placed on each side inside the nose, and a firm metal splint placed over the top of the nose to protect it.

What to Expect

After nose surgery, you will be sent home after you have awoken from anesthesia.

The area around the nose may be swollen, and bruised or black eye is possible.

As long as the metal splint is on the nose, the nasal bones are protected.  However, because the bones are usually moved during surgery, and there is no good way to hold them against force, it is important that, once the metal splint comes off or is removed, that you not wear glasses or sunglasses for about four to six weeks after surgery.

After about a week, Dr. Nachbar will remove the splint on top of the nose, the splints inside the nose, and the external sutures on the columella.

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Your Best Nose

You may be displeased with the appearance of your nose or have functional issues, but a rhinoplasty procedure may be able to help. We encourage you to contact Dr. Nachbar's office, Scottsdale Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ, and make a consultation. Rhinoplasty is a highly sought after cosmetic treatment with high success rates.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Nachbar will listen to your concerns and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. When this is done, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To get your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Nachbar, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Scottsdale Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?

Some patients think about combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a more dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Nachbar. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you decide what procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face look more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.

Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?

While rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not covered by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be using your insurance, please tell Dr. Nachbar during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to properly process your claim.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.