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About Rhinoplasty Surgery
Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty or a nose job, is a cosmetic surgery procedure performed in Indianapolis and Carmel, to improve the appearance of your nose. Rhinoplasty in Carmel and Indianapolis may also be done on both men and women to improve breathing function due to nasal structural abnormalities.
Am I a Good Candidate?
People who are looking to improve the appearance of their noses are good candidates for a rhinoplasty procedure. Anyone who is suffering from breathing issues due to obstruction in the nasal passage is also an ideal candidate for the procedure.
The structures of the nose experience natural changes as a result of the aging process. If patients come in for rhinoplasty while these natural changes are still occurring, it can negatively affect results. Thus, men 16 years or older and women 15 years or older are good rhinoplasty candidates.
Rhinoplasty Procedure Details
A visible hump on your nose or just a nose that is disproportionate to the rest of your face is something you can’t hide. It’s right in the middle of your face, after all. You may have tried to hide your profile with long hair, or sunglasses, but it doesn’t work. And, eventually, your self esteem is affected. With rhinoplasty, you can make a permanent change for the better.
The rhinoplasty procedure usually takes around 1 to 3 hours. The procedure starts by administering anesthesia (either general anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation).
Once the anesthesia takes effect, an incision will be made in the target area. There are two general incision options. One is an open technique and the other is a closed technique.
The open technique creates a small incision across your columella, which is the section of external tissue between your nostrils. The closed technique instead creates tiny incisions inside the nostrils, effectively hiding any minor post-surgical marks.
After the incisions have been created, the surgeon alters bone, cartilage,and/or soft tissue to achieve the desired nose appearance. Lastly, the incisions are closed with sutures to complete the procedure.
Your rhinoplasty will be performed in Dr. Aker‘s surgery center located in Carmel, IN.
Finding the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you is vital for getting quality results. Call today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Aker.
Rhinoplasty Before & After
Frequently Asked Questions
I just want subtle changes in the shape of my nose, nothing drastic. Is that possible?
Yes. We will spend most of the time during your consultation discussing your goals and the techniques that may be used to accomplish them. More often than not, subtle changes produce a more preferred and refreshed appearance.
If the way my nose looks is different, will it make my whole face look different?
The main goal of nose reshaping surgery is to make your nose more balanced with your other facial features. You will still look like you. Friends and family may not be able to figure out what is different, but will recognize that you look better.
What are the dangers and risks of rhinoplasty surgery?
Any surgery carries a small risk related to anesthesia, a small risk of excessive bleeding, and a tiny risk of wound infection. The most common risk in rhinoplasty surgery is change in nasal air flow. This risk will be addressed in detail during your initial consultation with the plastic surgeon.
Will I have black eyes after my rhinoplasty?
You are more likely to have bruising if a more aggressive surgery requiring cutting of the bones is necessary
I'm afraid my sinus problems are going to get worse if I have a nose job. Is that a possibility?
It is unlikely that sinus conditions will get worse. However, this surgery may reduce airflow through the nose. This does not impact the risk of sinusitis or sinus infection.
Why do some people have chin augmentation surgery at the same time as their rhinoplasty surgery?
A weak, underprojecting chin shape increases the illusion of a prominent nose.
What if I get a cold after this cosmetic procedure? Will I be able to blow my nose?
We recommend that for the first week of rhinoplasty recovery, you try not to blow your nose.
I snore a lot. Will nose surgery help?
Rhinoplasty does not help snoring.
Rhinoplasty Recovery and Healing
After the procedure, the surgeon may place gauze in your nostrils to hold your nose in place. We make sure to use the proper recovery aids in order to preserve the quality of your results.
Our surgeon will inform you about how to properly take care of your nose during recovery. There will be a degree of temporary swelling, bruising, and soreness. You will be given prescriptions to make the healing process comfortable for you.
Remember that your nose structure will be weakened for a time. Because of this, it is important to take a vacation and rest during the recovery period. You need to refrain from doing any strenuous activities until the surgeon allows it.
Rhinoplasty Pricing and Financing
Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)
$4,700* – $7,500*
This price range is an estimate only and is subject to change without notice.
Cost includes: facility fees, surgeon’s fee and anesthesia.
Meet the Doctor
Dr. Aker, an Indianapolis plastic surgeon affiliated with several area hospitals, has lectured and is published widely on a variety of plastic surgery topics. Dr. Aker brought several new techniques in cosmetic surgery to Indianapolis and Carmel including the endoscopic breast augmentation (“endo aug”) and Asian eyelid surgery.