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 experience may be a little different in that I was told about him not for cosmetic surgery, but health related. Over my past 50 plus years I have had two different surgeries to improve my being able to breathe through my nose and neither resulted in satisfaction. After my sister had as well been through several surgeries to fix her collapsed nose from a head on auto accident, she was told of Dr. Nuveen. After seeing her success with him I went to have him help me as well. He took cartilage from my ears and rebuilt my collapsed septum so for the first time in my life I can actually breath through my nose. He has been a Godsend and as great of a surgeon as he is, I'd say appears to be even a better person. It is so obvious how much he genuinely cares about your well being and will give you as much time of his as you need, always taking your calls personally. Not many doctors can say that. I feel truly indebted to him and willing to share my experience with anyone, not as much for his well being as what they'd receive from him. He doesn't need my or our help, quite the opposite. A great doctor and a better man......."- Anonymous / Vitals / May 24, 2011
"Rhinoplasty - I am very pleased with the results of my rhinopasty. Within two weeks after surgery, my nose looks even better than I'd hoped. I couldn't be happier!"- A.H. / Vitals / Jan 06, 2014
"I am thrilled with the results of my surgery (septo/rhino). The functionality is greatly improved and the appearance is improved."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Sep 07, 2012
"Dr. Nuveen fixed my nose. I had a deviated septum and was unhappy with the appearance of it. He made it GORGEOUS! But on top of that, my (now ex) boyfriend headbutted me (accidentally) three days after surgery. My nose was gushing blood and I feared I had re-broken it. Dr. Nuveen was at another office out of town and Dr. Miller answered my frantic calls and met me at the practice late at night in his PJ pants to check me out. He fixed my nose AGAIN free of charge! I have never been happier - my asthma and breathing problems are gone, my appearance is 100% better...Dr. Nuveen said "You're a masterpiece" when he took my splint off. Well, Dr. Nuveen's work made it possible. BLESS THIS MAN!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Apr 29, 2011
"Dr Nuveen is passionate and focused about his work and every component of his staff and office. I went in for a nose procedure and the process was smooth and thorough. The results exceeded my expectations. I have confidently recommended his practice to numerous people. I live near Los Angeles and there are, of course, numerous options for cosmetic surgery here but I would definitely choose to make the trip again."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jan 23, 2014
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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