Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is performed to create a more pleasing nasal shape. We seek to create facial harmony  where the nose “fits” the facial shape creating a more refined appearance. Typical patient requests include reducing a bump on the nasal bridge, straightening a crooked nose, narrowing or refining the nasal tip, lifting a droopy nasal tip and rebuilding the internal structure of the nose to improve breathing.


  • Nose size in relation to other facial features
  • Nose width, at the bridge
  • Nose profile, repairing visible bumps or depressions
  • Nasal tip, bulbous, drooping or upturned
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry and deviation (Septoplasty)

Our goal is to provide rhinoplasty results that are natural looking and aesthetically pleasing. Rhinoplasty is frequently performed with placement of a chin implant to better balance the middle and lower face. Surgery takes about 2 hours.

There is an incision inside each nostril and, in some instances, a small incision between the nostrils. “Dissolving” sutures are used that do not require removal. “Packing” is not placed inside the nose. Delicate tape and, if the nose has been straightened, a molded plastic splint are used to minimize swelling and hold your cartilage and nasal bones in their new position while they heal. This splint is removed by Dr. Weber 5 – 7 days following surgery. Swelling, congestion and bruising peak during the first week after surgery and then steadily resolve.

Schedule a complimentary consultation with expert rhinoplasty surgeon, Stephen Weber MD, FACS.

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