John W. Bass, M.D. Plastic Surgery

Nose

Rhinoplasty
Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic procedure that improves the appearance of the nose. Plastic Surgeon, Dr Bass is a seasoned face and nose surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a conservative approach to produce a most beautiful and natural-looking outcome. In addition, rhinoplasty also helps correct functionality in some patients.

Rhinoplasty can make a nose look smaller by refining a nose that is too wide, too large, too long or misshapen. This refinement contributes to a more pleasing shape and profile as well. Even when the changes are subtle, they produce very pleasing aesthetic results. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets aesthetic goals and function as it should.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. It is performed on male and female patients any time after their facial growth is completed. The specific approach for the procedure is determined during the consultation once Dr. Bass understands the type of nose the patient would like to achieve. The approach will give a clear view of the nasal structure allowing Dr. Bass to adjust cartilage and refine the nasal bone to create the desired shape. To help limit the amount of initial post- surgery swelling, a plaster splint will be
placed over the newly shaped nose. After one week a tape splint is worn an additional week. The nose will continue to refine over a period of 12 months. For your consultation with Dr. Bass please complete the Request a Consultation form or call 602-485-1010.

 

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