As the central feature of the face, the nose should enhance rather than detract from one’s overall attractiveness. The gaze should flow to the eyes and the smile, rather than become fixated on a nose that is unbalanced with the rest of the face.
Where does Dr. Weber perform rhinoplasty procedures?
Rhinoplasty procedures are performed in one of our office procedure suites or at an ambulatory surgical center.
Are there risks associated with a rhinoplasty procedure?
There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. Risks specific to rhinoplasty include, but are not limited to, the following: nosebleed, infection, breathing difficulties, and swelling. These risks will be explained by Dr. Weber at your initial consultation.
Will I have a visible scar after my procedure?
Once fully healed, incisions usually result in a very fine line that is difficult to detect. Because Dr. Weber strategically places incisions in areas that naturally blend with the skin, patients oftentimes do not notice their scars.
What is the advantage of an open approach? When is the approach used?
The advantage of an open approach is that it allows for maximum exposure. It is typically used to correct an asymmetric or oversized nasal tip. It is also used on almost all patients who require a rhinoplasty revision and a cleft rhinoplasty.
What is the advantage of a closed approach? When is the approach used?
The advantage of a closed approach is that the incisions are hidden inside the nose. It is typically performed for procedures that involve the following:
- Minor tips changes
- Removal of a bump on the bridge of the nose
- Straightening or narrowing the nose
It may also be used for procedures that modify the size and shape of the nostrils.
Can wide or flared nostrils be made more shapely?
Yes. In about one in three rhinoplasty procedures Dr. Weber will perform nostril reduction, also called nasal base reduction. This can make wide nostrils appear more narrow or reduce round, circular-appearing nostrils into a more aesthetically-pleasing pear or teardrop shape. While this is a very common maneuver used in ethnic rhinoplasty, it is also a very powerful tool during any type of rhinoplasty surgery.
Is it important to have my procedure performed by a seasoned rhinoplasty veteran?
Facial Plastic Surgeons who excel in rhinoplasty typically perform the procedure more often than other plastic surgeons. This enables them to develop the surgical skills that ensure consistent results.
How many rhinoplasty procedures does Dr. Weber perform a year?
Dr. Weber typically performs 100-150 rhinoplasty procedures a year.
Are all the rhinoplasty procedures Dr. Weber performs for cosmetic reasons?
Nearly every rhinoplasty that Dr. Weber performs has a cosmetic component. About one in three of Dr. Weber's cosmetic rhinoplasty patients also undergo additional work to improve their breathing.
Why will it take up to a year to see my final result?
Most patients are 95% of the way healed within three months after surgery. The remaining improvements are gradually seen over the course of nine months because it takes time for the nasal cartilage, particularly that of the nasal tip, to adjust to its new shape.
Can I see before and after photos of some of Dr. Weber’s rhinoplasty patients?
Of course! During your initial consultation, Dr. Weber will show you before and after pictures of patients who most closely resemble your current nose and the nose that you would like to have.
What should I bring to my initial consultation?
You should bring a list of all the medications you take and a list of the medications you are allergic to. You should also bring a list of questions for Dr. Weber. If you would like to bring pictures for Dr. Weber to review, you may do so.