Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Using the Vectra 3D Imaging technology, the patient can see the end result before the surgery begins.

Using the Vectra 3D Imaging technology, the patient can see the end result before the surgery begins.

The nose is the most prominent and defining facial feature. Even subtle reshaping of the nose can lead to profound transformation of one’s overall appearance. As rhinoplasty is commonly felt to be among the most complex facial plastic surgical procedures, it is important the rhinoplasty surgeon is expertly trained and experienced. Our surgeons are among a select group of surgeons double board certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology head and neck surgery who have the ideal expertise to both reshape the nose aesthetically while also maintaining its important functionality.

We understand that communication between a patient and his/her surgeon is critical to the success of this operation. To improve our ability to communicate the nuances of rhinoplasty, we are one of few centers in the midwest region to offer Vectra 3D Imaging. This technology allows us to specifically understand your intentions with clarity through remarkable three-dimensional digital renderings of our patients facial structure.

The surgery itself may be performed using several different techniques ranging from minimally invasive to more conventional approaches. Based on your specific situation, you and your surgeon will the advantages and disadvantages of each, and decide upon the best possible approach for you.

It is important to note that functional nasal surgery to improve breathing (see above) is often performed in conjunction with cosmetic rhinoplasty during a single procedure.