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Put your best face forward with nose surgery in Kirkland, WA

The center of the face and the entry point to your respiratory system, your nose serves essential functions medically and aesthetically. Rhinoplasty can improve the nose’s appearance, function, or both. This nose surgery is available at Mark H. Tseng, MD – Plastic & Aesthetics in Auburn and Kirkland, WA.

What is rhinoplasty?

Sometimes called a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a type of plastic surgery that may be performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. It alters the nasal structure to correct nose shapes or sizes. It may be used to treat:

  • Deviated septum, which obstructs breathing
  • Upturned, wide, or unusually large nostrils
  • Hooked, upturned, bulbous, droopy, or large nasal tip
  • Depressions or humps in the nose profile
  • A wide nose bridge
  • Asymmetrical or disproportionate nose

Types of nose surgeries

There are a couple of different rhinoplasty techniques. Dr. Tseng will recommend the best method based on your medical needs and aesthetic goals.

  • Open rhinoplasty – This technique provides the greatest visibility and access for the surgeon. It requires an incision between the tip and base of the nose, in the columella area. The surgical scar is extremely small and well camouflaged by the natural nasal contours. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Closed rhinoplasty – The incisions in this technique are inside of the nostrils, so there are no external scars at all. Additionally, the procedure and the recovery period are faster than with open rhinoplasty. The surgery may be completed with IV (intravenous) or general

About the procedure

  • Surgery – Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which usually takes between two and four hours to complete. It is performed under anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain during surgery. You will need to arrange transportation home, because you will still be groggy from the sedative.
  • Recovery – Recovery time varies, but most patients can resume work about a week after surgery. You may need a little longer downtime if your job involves strenuous activity.
  • Results – You will start seeing some improvement in the first few weeks as your nose heals. However, it will take a few months for swelling to recede completely, at which time the full results will be apparent.

Get started today

Visit Dr. Tseng for a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. Call us at (425) 414-8553 to schedule.