Dr. Hobgood counsels men and women interested in balancing facial aesthetics and rhinoplasty (nose plastic surgery). At his clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, near Phoenix, the twice-certified facial plastic surgeon helps patients from around the world. Both domestic and international patients choose Dr. Hobgood and his team to help them achieve their goals. Dr. Hobgood has performed over 3,800 rhinoplasty procedures, including over 1,000 complex nose revision procedures.
Am I suitable for rhinoplasty?
One of the most wonderful aspects of rhinoplasty is that almost anyone can have it. However, there are a few things that can make you a better candidate for this program. If you don’t smoke or use nicotine products and are in good health, you may be a good candidate. We want to make sure you don’t have any underlying health problems that could affect your surgery or recovery. If you think this might be the case, be sure to share Hobgood with Dr.
If you’re positive about what rhinoplasty surgery can do for you and you have realistic goals, this surgery may be a good option for you. We emphasize the importance of realistic goals and understand that rhinoplasty changes the aesthetic appearance of your entire face, not just your nose. Even if you’re sure you’re going to have rhinoplasty, you may initially be unsure about the specific changes to be made to your nose. Dr. Hobgood will work with you and share his extensive experience to help you plan your results.
What can rhinoplasty achieve?
Rhinoplasty can correct a variety of problems, including:
- lump, bump, or indent on the bridge of the nose
- Large, drooping, or bulbous nose
- Enlarged or wide nostrils
- The nose is out of balance with other facial features
Some people need nose revision surgery when there are complications or poor results from previous nose jobs.
How much does nose surgery (rhinoplasty) cost in Arizona?
In the Tempe and Chandler, Arizona, areas, rhinoplasty typically costs between $9,000 and $12,000, including anesthesia and an operating room for simple cases. Although rhinoplasty is different and different from any surgical procedure to improve breathing, functional rhinoplasty may cost slightly less depending on the patient’s individual circumstances.
Your rhinoplasty consultation
You are the key to our success! During your consultation, Dr. carefully explained to Hobgood the full scope of your surgery and recovery. He begins with a thorough discussion of the nature of rhinoplasty. Unlike most other plastic surgeries that involve soft tissue, this procedure involves remodeling or removing bone and cartilage. This presents enormous challenges for both patients and surgeons. Anatomy of the nose, evaluating your breathing and finally recommending the most natural and beautiful nose for you is our goal.
Which is better, open or closed rhinoplasty?
The best type of rhinoplasty depends on what the procedure entails. Dr. Hobgood can use one of the following options:
- In open rhinoplasty, an incision is made along the thin strip of skin between the nostrils, called the columella. This technique provides an open approach to the surgical field and is best for complex procedures.
- Closed rhinoplasty is performed through an incision in the nose. This technique leaves no external scarring and is best used for simpler procedures.
Both methods have their own advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Hobgood will review which option is best for you during your consultation.
What does rhinoplasty involve?
The timing of your surgery may vary, depending on the extent of changes in your nose. Dr. Hobgood performs rhinoplasty under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once he makes the incision, he reshapes the cartilage and bone and adds various cartilage or soft tissue grafts to the nose as needed. The goal is to provide the structure most likely to allow the soft tissues and skin of the nose to settle down with the most natural and non-surgical appearance possible.
How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty surgery?
Generally, you can return to work or school in about 10 days. However, you will need to take extra time away from exercise and other strenuous activities. If your job involves lifting weights, it is recommended that you take a 4 to 6 week break for further recovery.
How long will swelling last after rhinoplasty?
Swelling may be the first thing you notice when you go home from surgery. Dr. Hobgood advises patients to keep their head as high as possible for the first few days after surgery to avoid unnecessary swelling. This initial swelling may subside within a few weeks.
Does swelling fluctuate after rhinoplasty?
After a rhinoplasty, gradual changes occur for at least a year. Swelling can come on suddenly, but it’s usually nothing to worry about. Dr. Hobgood will give you more specific instructions relevant to your specific situation. We may ask you to contact us regularly during the first year.