Look and feel your best through rhinoplasty

You don’t have to go through life with a nose that makes you self-conscious and unhappy. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can reduce the appearance of a prominent nose and improve many other aesthetic and functional issues:

  • Making the nose appear smaller or larger
  • Reshaping the nostrils
  • Reducing the tip of the nose
  • Resculpting the nasal bridge
  • Balancing the nose with other facial features
  • Correcting deformities
  • Improving breathing
  • Fixing a deviated septum

Why Choose Ohio State for rhinoplasty?
If you are considering rhinoplasty commonly referred to as a “nose job”, it is important that you find the most experienced team that have proven results. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, you’ll find board-certified plastic surgeons with expertise in a wide range of innovative rhinoplasty techniques 
Because Ohio State is a teaching and research hospital, our highly-trained physicians train the next generation of plastic surgeons and also conduct research to bring about new advancements in cosmetic surgery. At Ohio State, you also have access to:

  • Our entire team of experts, not only in plastic surgery, but in every other field of medicine
  • The most comprehensive  and latest cosmetic surgery treatments and care
  • Safe procedures with fast recovery

What to expect

What to expect

Your surgeon isn’t only there for you during treatment. He or she is with you every step of the way – before, during and after.

Preparing for your treatment

An experienced plastic surgeon at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center will be happy to meet with you and discuss all aspects of rhinoplasty. Together, you’ll determine the best plan for your specific needs.

During your treatment

Rhinoplasty typically involves making incisions outside or inside the nostrils. The skilled surgeons at OSU Wexner Medical Center make the necessary incisions along the natural creases of the nose to minimize the appearance of any residual scarring. Your plastic surgeon will remove nasal cartilage and bone and reshape your nose as desired. A temporary nasal splint will likely be applied to help the nose maintain its new shape. It may also be necessary to apply gauze inside the nostrils for a short time to stabilize the septum and any blood flow.

The entire procedure usually takes about two hours and is performed under a general anesthetic for your comfort and can be performed on an outpatient basis.

After your treatment

It is common to experience bruising and swelling in the area of the nose for several days after rhinoplasty. Swelling should be completely gone after about one month. Any pain or discomfort in the days following surgery can be minimized with medication. You’ll need to keep your head elevated for about a day after rhinoplasty surgery. Strenuous activity or heavy lifting needs to be avoided for at least three weeks. You should also avoid blowing your nose for at least a week. It’s especially important to protect the nose from harm for a few months after the procedure.

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