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One of the most common procedures performed by Dr. Hoffman in St. Paul, Minneapolis is a rhinoplasty or nose job. This surgical procedure is performed to enhance the appearance of the nose by making changes to certain aspects like the bridge, tip, and nostrils.
The Benefits of RhinoplastyA rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can help patients achieve the following:
- Change the size of the nose to help achieve a balance or proportion with other parts of the face
- Can make changes to the size of the nose bridge
- Can improve a patient’s nose profile by the removal of bumps and any indentations
- Can change the angle of the nose to make it proportional to the upper lip
- Can alter the orientation of the nasal tip
- Can correct any deviations and achieve proper nasal symmetry
- Can correct structural abnormalities that impair breathing
- Can help restore the normal structure and appearance of the nose after an injury or accident
- Can help improve the general appearance of the nose for patient’s satisfaction
Your Rhinoplasty will be performed in Dr. Hoffman’s surgery center located in Woodbury, MN, just outside of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
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What is involved in a rhinoplasty procedure?
Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia in our office in St. Paul, Minneapolis. The procedure starts with making an incision inside the nasal cavity. The incision can also be made across the patient’s columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils to make the incision lines less visible. The tissues will be raised to expose the underlying bone and cartilage of the nose. Changes will then be made to the nose structure to achieve the desired results.
A rhinoplasty procedure requires the reshaping of the nose. This might involve the reduction or trimming of the nasal bone or the removal of cartilage to create an ideal shape. Conversely, a nose can be reshaped by the introduction of tissue to help the nose achieve a natural and symmetrical shape.
In some cases, the nose will need to be broken and reset in order to straighten the structure. When done properly, a rhinoplasty can also improve the patient’s ability to breathe easier.
Once Dr. James A. Hoffman achieves the perfect contour, the incisions will be closed and will be lined along the creases of the nose to make it inconspicuous. A splint will be positioned outside the patient’s nose to help support the new contour and nasal packing will be applied to provide additional support for the new shape.
The experience was smooth and the outcome is fantastic
I am 2 years post my rhinoplasty and I still say a thank you to Dr. Hoffman every single morning when I look in the mirror. I was told he was a gifted surgeon and they were spot on. The experience was smooth and the outcome fantastic. I cannot say enough good things about his skills and how he helped make my nose fit my face. Love it! Thank you Dr. Hoffman!!Rhinoplasty Patient
What should patients expect during their rhinoplasty recovery?
After your rhinoplasty in Minneapolis, patients can expect the wounds to heal in about a week. There will be bruising and swelling in the area surrounding the nose and below the eyes, which should gradually dissipate in a few weeks.
Week after week after the rhinoplasty, patients in St. Paul, Minneapolis will notice that their nose contours will slowly refine and develop as they have envisioned the final results to be. The nose may be tender to the touch for a few months, but will continue to lessen in sensitivity over time. Patients will be able to fully appreciate the maximum effects from their rhinoplasty a year after the procedure was completed.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
Dr. Hoffman creates a custom surgical plan based on the areas of the nose the patients want to address and their desired results. The cost of your rhinoplasty in Minneapolis can vary based on the techniques used to perform the procedure and the amount of work required. Payment and financing options can be discussed during your consultation.
Schedule a Consultation for Your Rhinoplasty
For more information on Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty) in Minneapolis – St. Paul, contact Dr. Hoffman today to set up your personal and private consultation. Dr. Hoffman is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in surgical procedures of the face. Dr. Hoffman is dedicated to providing the best rhinoplasty results Minneapolis has to offer.