How a Nose Job is Done

Posted by administration on October 13, 2015

How_a_nose_job_is_done.jpgIf you’re considering rhinoplasty in Denver and want to know how it’s done, there are some great resources on the internet and your surgeon can also provide you with step-by-step instructions.  Nose jobs vary by patient and the amount of work needed and no two nose jobs are the same.  Generally, most nose jobs follow these steps:

  1. After general anesthesia (or a local and the use of sedatives), the surgeon makes cuts inside nostrils.
  2. In some cases the surgeon makes cuts across the base of the nose.
  3. Breaking the nose is not always needed, and can sometimes be avoided if only rasping or filing of the walls of the nasal bridge are adequate.  However, for many cases, especially when a bump is taken down or the bridge is very wide, osteotomies (breaking the nose) are an essential component of a nose job.
  4. The nose is expertly reshaped by the surgeon.
  5. If the septum is deviated, it is corrected at this time.
  6. Incisions are closed and the surgery is completed.

Patients are usually sent home with some type of packing and a splint.  Your surgeon will determine when this will be removed.  For more information on rhinoplasty, please contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center in Denver at 303-367-9000 or


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