What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that can correct any nasal structural defect or disproportion, enlargement, or positioning. For years now, patients from Portland, Oregon, and Vancouver, Washington have been benefitting from visiting Dr. Bohley’s office for this procedure, during which Dr. Bohley reshapes the nose by altering its size and/or shape, narrowing wide nostrils, smoothing a pronounced dorsal hump and/or adjusting a bulbous nose tip. Depending on the unique needs of each rhinoplasty patient, he performs either an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure.

During the open procedure, an incision will be made on the outside of the nose along the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils called the columella. During a closed procedure, any incisions needed will be made inside the nose. The technique used during your rhinoplasty will depend on a number of factors, which can be discussed with Dr. Bohley during your consultation.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

You are a good candidate for rhinoplasty if your facial growth is complete. You may want to opt for surgery if your nose is crooked, you have a birth defect or you are suffering from a nasal blockage, which makes breathing difficult. You should also be in good physical health, have a positive attitude, and have realistic expectations from your surgery. An ideal candidate will also be a non-smoker. If you have any questions about candidacy, please contact our office.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Can a nose job make your nose smaller?

Yes, a rhinoplasty can alter your nose shape in a number of ways, including making parts of it smaller.

Can I sleep on my side after rhinoplasty?

Dr. Bohley recommends patients sleep elevated and on their backs after nose surgery to help prevent drainage. Hell give you specific instructions for your unique procedure during a consultation.

Can rhinoplasty help sinus problems?

If you have breathing problems caused by a deviated septum or enlarged nasal turbinates, a rhinoplasty can help you breathe better and reduce the frequency of sinus infections.

Can you die from rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon is a very safe and effective surgery. Side effects include swelling, bruising, bleeding, and anesthesia side effects.

Do nose jobs last forever?

Yes, the results of a rhinoplasty are permanent.

Can nasal bone be shaped?

Yes, in some cases bone can be shaved down, although this is not always recommended.

Can nasal polyps change shape of nose?

No, nasal polyps are found deep in the nasal cavity and do not affect the size or shape of the nose.

Do spreader grafts widen the nose?

Yes, spreader grafts may be an option for someone looking to widen their nasal base or another part of their nose.

Does deviated septum surgery change your nose?

If undergoing a nose surgery to correct only a deviated septum, the shape of your nose should not change in a noticeable way. However, the shape can be changed in addition to correcting the deviated septum if desired.

How long are you swollen after rhinoplasty?

Most swelling and bruising will resolve in around two weeks after surgery, although some residual swelling may obscure the final results for up to several months.

What Is The Recovery Time From Rhinoplasty?

The amount of time taken to recover from rhinoplasty varies among individuals. It may be a few weeks before you can wear glasses without support, a few months before you can expose your nose to sunlight, and minor swelling may continue for up to a year.

After surgery, you will be wearing a splint for support over your nose and nasal packing inside your nose. These will be removed within seven to 10 days and the swelling and bruising improve within 14 days. You can resume most routine activities and exercises within three weeks post-surgery. However, wait for Dr.Bohley’s go-ahead before going about strenuous exercise and heavy lifting. It is important to follow Dr. Bohley’s specific recovery instructions to ensure a quick and safe recovery experience.

What Will My Results Be From A Rhinoplasty?

It is important to have very clear cosmetic goals from your rhinoplasty since the results are permanent. By the age of 17, your nose is completely developed, and only then should you consider this surgery. Maintain a healthy lifestyle and protect yourself from the sun for extended results.

After rhinoplasty, patients can see a more proportionate nose that improves the overall appearance of their face. Any breathing obstructions that were present will also be removed so breathing should be easier and more comfortable.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation In Portland, OR

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty and if it can benefit you, contact our Portland office today. We would be happy to schedule your initial consultation as well as answer any questions that you may have.