The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124
1339 NW Couch St Suite A, Portland, OR 97209

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All Surgery Performed in
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Is Rhinoplasty For Me?

The nose job, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments.
While the majority of pop culture references to getting a nose job emphasize shrinking the nose, many rhinoplasty patients want to reshape their noses or fix earlier rhinoplasty mistakes.
Medical conditions like a deviated septum or other structural flaws can also be fixed during a rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty may be done to heal a broken nose, trauma damage, or to reconstruct the nose after skin cancer removal surgery.

How Can I Tell If I’m a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?

A nose job decision is a very individual one.
The decision to undergo rhinoplasty should be based on your comfort with your appearance, your confidence, and your intended outcome, unless you have a medical reason for doing so.
The majority of patients we treat report that having rhinoplasty significantly and favorably impacts their sense of self-worth.
You must be in good health, not smoke, and be of an age where your facial bones have finished developing in order to be a good candidate for rhinoplasty.
Around the age of 14, this growth is typically finished.

choosing to undergo rhinoplasty

You will meet with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons prior to the process to discuss the treatment, go over your desired results, including the size and shape of the nose after the operation, and go over your medical history.
The operation itself only takes a few hours, but you can endure swelling and bruising that lasts for a few days afterward.
Prior to being able to resume normal activities, it takes around two weeks.
It will take considerably longer to get the all-clear to start doing any demanding tasks again.

Breathing via the nose is a typical medical justification for rhinoplasty.
Nasal obstruction can interfere with other activities, interfere with sleep, make it difficult to exercise, and contribute to snoring and sleep apnea.
Surgery might be the next course of action if medical interventions (such nasal spray or sleep apnea treatment) are unsuccessful.
These kinds of medical rhinoplasty procedures are frequently covered by health insurance.

The type of nasal surgery depends on the underlying issue.
A septoplasty by itself may be able to correct a deviated septum, the midline wall of cartilage that separates the right and left sides of the nose.
However, a rhinoplasty is necessary to guarantee adequate breathing and nasal form when a septal deviation is more severe or occurs close to specific essential areas of nasal support.
With carefully positioned cartilage grafts, rhinoplasty (also known as septorhinoplasty) corrects the septal malformation and strengthens the nose’s vital breathing zones.


Dr William Portuese
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Facial Plastic Surgery Portland – Hillsboro Oregon
Portland Plastic Surgery
Facial Plastic Surgeon Portland OR