What is a Rhinoplasty?
Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure performed to improve the look of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help correct functionality in some patients. Drs. Erik Nuveen and Courtney Caplin are seasoned cosmetic face and nose surgeons who offer rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to producing the most beautiful and natural-looking outcomes. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results usually are quite dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates is used to make a nose look smaller or enhance a nose that is too large or wide. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions as it should. Learn more about cosmetic rhinoplasty and then contact our Oklahoma City, OK, to schedule your consultation.
"My almost 14 year old daughter had a large dorsal hump from an injury. She was very insecure and hated her side profile. As silly as I thought it was and as beautiful as she is, she wanted to do something to feel better about her nose. Because of her age, rhinoplasty was not an option. Dr. Caplin reshaped her nose using fillers and the dorsal hump was no longer noticeable. She did an excellent job and made my daughter feel beautiful. The results were beyond our expectations."- D.S. / Google / Apr 15, 2021
"Excellent care and Rhino with non-epi meds due due my hyper reaction to epi. Exceptional bedside manner from all, especially Dr Nuveen! Absolutely ELITE care, start to finish, if you are looking for the “right” Doctor, with the “right” facilities (at the right price) ... You owe it to yourself to check this place out - (10 months from surgery - Great outcome & happy I finally had my nose fixed - Great Place)"- G.A. / Google / Mar 19, 2021
"Dr. Nuveen and his staff were absolutely amazing from start to finish! I came 4.5 hours away to see them and they made me feel comfortable from start to finish. Dr. Nuveen answered all of my questions and then some. My results exceeded my expectations and I have already referred him to several friends and family members!"- M.W. / Google / May 01, 2022
"I just had surgery this morning to close up my very large stretched earlobes. I am so happy I chose Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates. The building was extremely clean and beautiful. The waiting area felt a lot like my own house. Every member of the staff I encountered clearly loves their job! Everyone was smiling, and had the best attitudes. Dr. Nuveen is phenomenal! I was extremely nervous for my procedure. I was convinced I would need something to get me through, but I didn’t! His voice was so gentle, I noticed about halfway through how completely relaxed I felt physically and mentally. I left excited to come back in a few months to have my ears pierced. If you’re on the fence, choose Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates."- A.M. / Google / Apr 06, 2022
"Dr. Nuveen is great, the entire staff took excellent care of me and I am SO pleased with my results! I would recommend to anyone."- E.H. / Google / Jan 21, 2021
How does a rhinoplasty work?
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgical procedure. Rhinoplasty has varying surgical methods, depending on what is being addressed. Our surgeons perform your customized nose surgery using either a closed approach or an open method. The objective during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage or to build and increase cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned, and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. Stitches are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or in the natural external fold.
What can I expect During/After A Rhinoplasty?
After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely in the recovery space, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The area around the nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In almost all patients, there is bruising beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Nuveen or Dr. Caplin will be scheduled within 72 hours after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from nose surgery. Within this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, one of our surgeons will listen to your concerns and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. When this is complete, a member of our team can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates accepts several payment methods, and our office can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic purposes is not paid for by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please inform a member of our team at your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow our team to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation, and we can help you choose which procedures should be included in your customized treatment plan.
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Discover Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty is a great option to address the displeasure you may feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. If you're unhappy with the size and shape of your nose or if you have breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic treatment with high success rates. Dr. Nuveen and Dr. Caplin aim to improve your nose — so your whole face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor tweaks can lead to an impressive difference. We invite you to contact Cosmetic Surgery Affiliates in Oklahoma City, OK, and schedule an appointment.
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