Surgical Services

Rhinoplasty at a Glance

Surgery Time: 
60 – 90 minutes
Local anesthesia, intravenous sedation or general anesthesia
Office procedure suite or ambulatory surgery center
5 – 7 days

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty is the focus of Dr. Weber’s practice. He has performed over 500 rhinoplasty procedures and he continues to perform two to four rhinoplasty procedures per week. This is over eight times more rhinoplasty procedures than the typical plastic surgeon performs. Dr. Weber is passionate about performing cosmetic rhinoplasty, reconstructive nasal airway surgery and hybrid procedures that seek to both improve the appearance of the nose and your ability to breathe. Dr. Weber is considered a “Top Rhinoplasty Doctor” by RealSelf.com.

Rhinoplasty is the most complicated plastic surgery procedure for several reasons. Every person’s nasal anatomy and healing process is different. Surgery must not just improve the size and shape of the nose but needs to also maintain or improve the ability to breathe. In addition to these requirements, an individual nose must fit the rest of a person’s facial features, their height and their personality. All of these considerations must be addressed during the planning and performance of a successful rhinoplasty procedure.

I initially wanted my eyelids done and liposuction for my turkey neck. Dr. Weber explained that a chin implant would also help my neckline (I never have had much of a chin) and showed what this would look like by photoshoping my before surgery photos. I also wanted my tired eyes improved. I am very happy with the...

Lone Tree, Colorado

Dr. Weber and his team were awesome! Camille took me through the procedure step-by-step during initial consult and worked diligently with insurance company.

Lone Tree, CO

Dr Weber is extremely good at explaining the procedure in layman's terms and gives careful instructions for caring for your nose after the procedure! He makes himself available at anytime to answer any questions and has been helpful in the recovery process. I feel I've healed 10x quicker! My general doctor didn't...

Lone Tree, CO

He was very knowledgeable and put my fears at ease. His assistant Camille was just as helpful. I really like her as well. I was extremely pleased with the results.

Lone Tree, CO

Dr. Weber was extremely helpful in identifying the best aesthetics for my face. I knew that I wasn't pleased with the balance of my face, but I wasn't sure where the problem was. Dr. Weber is extremely talented with aesthetics - he spent a great deal of time explaining what look certain changes would yield. After...

Lone Tree, CO

Dr. Weber seeks to create facial harmony where the nose “fits” the facial shape creating a more refined, attractive appearance. His goal is to provide rhinoplasty results that are natural looking and aesthetically-pleasing. A good rhinoplasty result leaves you ecstatic with the result but co-workers unsure of exactly what has changed.

During rhinoplasty surgery, there is an incision placed inside each nostril and, in some instances, a small incision between the nostrils. The two modern approaches to rhinoplasty include the “closed” or endonasal approach and the “open” or external approach. Both are very useful for rhinoplasty surgery and frequently performed by Dr. Weber. The “open” approach provides superior exposure to the nasal tip cartilages and bone structure. The “open” approach is recommended by Dr. Weber in cases of an asymmetric or oversized nasal tip, patients requiring rhinoplasty revision and cleft rhinoplasty. The “closed” approach is effective for minor tip changes, removal of a bump on the bridge of the nose, straightening or narrowing the nose as well as modifying the nostril size and shape.

Dissolving sutures are used to carefully close all incisions and do not require removal. “Packing” is never placed inside the nose. Delicate tape and a flexible nasal splint are used to minimize swelling and hold your new nose in place while you heal. This splint is removed by Dr. Weber 5 – 7 days following surgery. Swelling, congestion and bruising peak during the first three days after surgery and then steadily resolve.

A common request along with rhinoplasty is the placement of a chin implant to add additional balance to the middle and lower face on profile.

Frequent rhinoplasty requests include:

  • Reducing a bump on the nasal bridge
  • Refining the bulbous or large nasal tip
  • Narrowing and straightening the nasal bridge
  • Rotating the droopy tip or eliminating the tip droop when smiling
  • Reduction of the size of the nose
  • Improvement in wide or flared nostrils
  • Improvement in nasal breathing, snoring and “sinus congestion”