The Portland Center For Facial Plastic Surgery
Hillsboro - Portland Oregon
503-899-0006
The Portland Center for Facial Plastic Surgery ™
 10690 NE Cornell Rd. Suite 324A, Hillsboro, OR 97124 503-899-0006
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Why Do I Get Rhinoplasty?

A person has various reasons for getting a rhinoplasty surgery. It may be to improve breathing or cosmetically enhance their nose. Sometimes it may be needed to fix deformities that were caused by birth defects or trauma. Before undergoing rhinoplasty, a person has to discuss the purpose of the surgery with the surgeon and disclose any medical history. People with bleeding disorders, for example, should not have the procedure.

A deviated septum can make it impossible to breathe through one side of the nose. This is where rhinoplasty comes into play. The surgery can correct this problem and allow the patient to breathe through both sides of their nose. In severe cases, the deviated septum may have caused problems with other bodily organs and may warrant rhinoplasty surgery. This procedure can also be performed if a person has a tumor on the brain.

A rhinoplasty procedure can be performed in the doctor’s office, a surgical facility, or a hospital. Patients can undergo the procedure under local or general anesthesia. Local anesthesia numbs the area around the face. It can make you feel groggy after the procedure, while general anesthesia renders the patient unconscious. Children are generally given general anesthesia. For this reason, a person should discuss any medical history with his or her provider before having the procedure.

Cosmetic rhinoplasties are primarily motivated by the need for facial harmony. The idea is to create an attractive face that balances all facial features. The shape of the nose may distract others or cause imbalance. Some people seek rhinoplasty to address breathing problems. Those who wear glasses or have difficulty breathing may also undergo the procedure to correct this problem. Ultimately, a person should be happy with the final results of a rhinoplasty procedure.

Before getting rhinoplasty surgery, it is essential to select a skilled cosmetic surgeon who understands the anatomy of the nose. The surgery requires a qualified plastic surgeon who is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS) accredits cosmetic surgeons. This certification assures the surgeon’s skill level and his knowledge of the nose, which is one of the most important organs in the face.

The price of rhinoplasty depends on a number of factors, including location, surgeon, and extent of surgery. It can range from $5,000 to over $15,000, so choosing a surgeon that charges a lower rate is wise. A double board certified facial plastic surgeon is likely to charge a higher fee than a non-double-board certified surgeon. If the surgeon charges less than average, you should consider another doctor.