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Rhinoplasty Raleigh

Discover a new level of confidence with rhinoplasty surgery in Raleigh. Our expert surgeons at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery combine advanced techniques with personalized care to sculpt harmonious and natural-looking results tailored to your facial features.

Whether you seek a rhinoplasty procedure for cosmetic enhancement or functional nasal improvement, our dedicated team is committed to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals with precision and professionalism.

Rhinoplasty Surgery in Raleigh

Are you ready to redefine your facial profile and boost your confidence? Look no further than our premier rhinoplasty services in Raleigh. At North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, our skilled surgeons specialize in crafting beautiful, natural-looking results that harmonize with your unique features.

Whether you’re seeking subtle refinement or dramatic transformation, our personalized approach ensures that your vision for a new nose becomes a reality. Say goodbye to insecurities and hello to a newfound sense of self-assurance with rhinoplasty surgery tailored specifically to you in Raleigh, NC.

What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure aimed at reshaping and enhancing the appearance of the nose. Beyond cosmetic improvements, rhinoplasty can also address functional issues, such as breathing difficulties caused by structural abnormalities.

During the procedure, your Raleigh plastic surgeon may modify the size, shape, or proportion of the nose by altering the nasal bones, cartilage, or soft tissue. Whether it’s reducing a dorsal hump, refining the tip, or correcting asymmetry, rhinoplasty is highly customizable to each patient’s unique aesthetic goals and anatomical considerations.

“Dr. Ortiz and his staff did a fantastic job on my surgery. I had a great experience and would highly recommend him to everyone for all their cosmetic needs. He treats his patients with professionalism as well as sensitivity. His work is also first-class. I am very happy with my new look!”

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Ideal Candidates for a Rhinoplasty Procedure

Ideal candidates for a rhinoplasty procedure in Raleigh are individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance or functionality of their nose and seek improvement.

Patients seeking rhinoplasty surgery may have concerns such as:

  • A prominent dorsal hump: This refers to a noticeable bump or ridge on the bridge of the nose, which can create an imbalance in facial aesthetics.
  • Nose asymmetry: Nose asymmetry occurs when one side of the nose differs in shape or size from the other side, leading to an uneven appearance.
  • A bulbous tip: A bulbous tip refers to a rounded or overly wide nasal tip, which can make the nose appear disproportionately large or lack definition.
  • Breathing difficulties due to structural issues: Structural issues within the nose, such as a deviated septum or narrow nasal passages, can obstruct airflow and cause breathing difficulties, impacting both nasal function and overall quality of life.

Candidates for rhinoplasty should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcomes of the surgery. It’s essential for patients to communicate their goals and concerns openly with Dr. Ortiz during the consultation process.

Assessment and Consultation for a Rhinoplasty

During your consultation for rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Ortiz, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns, and desired outcomes for your nose. Our surgeons will carefully evaluate your nasal anatomy, taking into account factors such as nasal symmetry, proportions, and functional issues. You’ll receive detailed information about the rhinoplasty procedure, including the techniques involved, potential risks and complications, and the expected recovery process.

Understanding the Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is a complex surgical procedure that involves reshaping the structures of the nose which includes bone, skin and cartilage to improve its appearance or function.


Your surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils (known as "closed" rhinoplasty) or on the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils (known as "open" rhinoplasty). The incisions allow the surgeon access to the underlying structures of the nose.

Reshaping the Nose

Once the incisions have been made, the surgeon will begin reshaping the nose. The specific techniques used will depend on the patient's individual plan pre-determined by your surgeon, as well as the surgeon's training, experience, and technological tools available. Generally, a surgeon will use a combination of cutting, rearranging, and grafting techniques to reshape the bone and cartilage of the nose.

Bone and Cartilage Removal and Grafting

The surgeon may remove some bone or cartilage from the nose. This is typically done to reduce the size or improve the shape of the nose. If the patient needs additional cartilage, the surgeon may take some from the nasal septum (the wall that separates the nostrils) or from other parts of the body, such as the ear or rib. The cartilage is then grafted onto the nose to help reshape it.

Septoplasty and Other Personalizations

In some cases, the surgeon may also perform a septoplasty at the same time as the rhinoplasty. This involves straightening the nasal septum to improve breathing.
It is important to note that rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure, and the exact steps involved can vary depending on the patient’s wishes and goals and the surgeon’s tools and techniques used. A qualified and experienced plastic surgeon will work with each patient to develop a personalized surgical plan that will achieve results for a nose they will love.

The Difference Between Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

Open and closed rhinoplasty are two surgical techniques used to reshape and reconstruct the nose. The primary difference between these two techniques is the location of the incisions used to access the nasal structure.

A closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, is a surgical technique where all incisions are made inside the nose, and the surgeon works through narrow openings. This technique is ideal for minor changes to the nasal tip, nasal bridge, or nostrils. It usually involves less swelling and a quicker recovery time.

Open rhinoplasty involves making an incision across the columella (the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils). This technique allows the surgeon to lift the skin of the nose and fully visualize the underlying structures, which is particularly useful for more extensive nose reshaping, including alterations to the nasal tip, bridge, and nostrils. This technique can lead to a longer recovery time, and there is visible scarring which is normally difficult to see.

The decision about which technique is right for you will depend on various factors, including your specific aesthetic goals and the complexity of your surgery.

Recovery Process Following a Rhinoplasty Procedure

The recovery process following a rhinoplasty procedure is a crucial phase in achieving optimal results. Immediately after surgery, patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the nose and eyes. Pain medication can help alleviate any discomfort during the initial days.

For the first week post-surgery, it’s essential to rest and avoid strenuous activities, and keeping the head elevated can help reduce swelling.  Patients will likely have a splint on their nose to support the newly reshaped structures, which will be removed during a follow-up appointment.

While most swelling and bruising typically subside within two weeks, it may take several months for the full results of the rhinoplasty to become apparent. During this time, patients should avoid activities that could potentially impact the nose, such as contact sports or wearing glasses that rest on the bridge of the nose.

Expected Results for Rhinoplasty Surgery

Although individual outcomes following rhinoplasty surgery vary, patients can expect a more balanced and proportionate nose that harmonizes with their facial features. While initial swelling subsides within weeks, full results may take months to manifest. With patience and skilled surgical guidance, rhinoplasty delivers long-term aesthetic enhancement and functional improvement, boosting confidence and overall well-being.

Can rhinoplasty be combined with other procedures?

Yes, rhinoplasty can be combined with other cosmetic surgical procedures depending on the patient’s individual needs and goals. Combining procedures can provide more comprehensive results and minimize the need for additional surgeries in the future.

Here are some popular procedures that are often combined with rhinoplasty:

Cost of Rhinoplasty with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery

The cost of rhinoplasty with North Raleigh Plastic Surgery begins at $8,500, offering exceptional value for personalized, expert care tailored to your aesthetic goals

Common Rhinoplasty Questions

There is no one “best” or “ideal” age for rhinoplasty that applies to all people—the ideal age for rhinoplasty varies depending on several factors, including the patient’s physical and emotional maturity, nasal development, and overall health.

For younger patients, it is generally recommended to wait until their nose has fully developed before undergoing rhinoplasty. Waiting until the nose has fully developed helps to ensure the best possible results. For adult patients, there is no upper age limit for rhinoplasty as long as the individual is in good health. However, older patients may need to be evaluated more carefully for medical conditions that could affect the safety of surgery.

A rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” procedure will take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours, depending on the severity of corrections made and techniques used by your surgeon.

The following are some of the typical types of discomfort that patients may experience after rhinoplasty:

  • Pain and tenderness: Patients often experience pain and tenderness around the nose and in the surrounding areas, including the eyes, cheeks, and forehead.
  • Swelling and bruising: Swelling and bruising are also common after rhinoplasty. The swelling can make breathing difficult, especially if the nasal passages are congested. The bruising may appear around the eyes and cheeks.
  • Stiffness and tightness: Patients may experience a feeling of stiffness and tightness in the nose and surrounding areas, which can make facial expressions uncomfortable.
  • Nasal congestion: Patients may experience nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through the nose due to the swelling and dressing inside the nostrils.

Results from rhinoplasty are permanent.  Patients should maintain a healthy lifestyle and follow up with their surgeon regularly to monitor any changes or address any concerns that may arise.

Though rare, like any surgery, rhinoplasty does carry some risks and potential complications.

The following are some of the most common risks and complications associated with rhinoplasty:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Poor wound healing
  • Numbness
  • Breathing difficulties
  • Asymmetry
  • Unsatisfactory results
  • Anesthesia complications

Whether there will be visible scarring after rhinoplasty depends on whether your surgeon uses a closed or open technique. For closed rhinoplasty, all the incisions are made inside the nostrils, which means that there will be no visible external scars. However, in some cases, small external incisions may be required, which may result in small, barely visible scars.

Open rhinoplasty, however, creates a small incision on the columella, the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. This incision is usually well-hidden and often fades over time, but there is still a risk of visible scarring, particularly if the patient has poor skin quality or experiences poor wound healing.

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Request a Consultation for your Personalized Rhinoplasty Procedure Today

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face because of the features of your nose, North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is here to help. Our board-certified Raleigh plastic surgeon, Dr. Ortiz, has performed rhinoplasty for many patients, with a high rate of patient satisfaction.

Whether you want a bump removed from the top of your nose, want to widen or slim down the bridge of the nose, or are looking for a more symmetrical-looking nose, Dr. Ortiz will use his talents to achieve your desired results.

Get started on your journey to getting the nose of your dreams by contacting us today at 919-532-2270 or filling out the form below.

Rhinoplasty, commonly called a “nose job,” is the reshaping of the nose to make it more proportionate to the rest of the facial features. Rhinoplasty can also correct damage done by injury to the nose or provide relief for people with breathing problems due to irregular nasal structure, such as a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable surgery, ensuring each patient gets the results he or she wants.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty may involve reshaping the entire nose, or just a portion. During a rhinoplasty, small incisions will be made inside the nose, although some operations require small external incisions. Patients may choose to have the nostrils, tip of the nose, bridge of the nose, and/or the area between the nose and lip reshaped. To achieve this, the cartilage and bone in the nose will be contoured or removed and fillers may be injected to provide fullness where there is none. In extreme or reconstructive cases, cartilage from the ear may be used to reshape the nose. Scarring from rhinoplasty is typically invisible and care is taken in the placement of external incisions to ensure scarring is inconspicuous. The difference in appearance will be evident in the week following your surgery and as swelling subsides, you’ll be able to fully appreciate your new look. It’s important to know that in most cases, the changes made as a result of rhinoplasty are subtle, but as with many plastic surgeries, small changes can make a huge difference in your appearance. To learn more about the procedure, please visit our frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty resource page.

If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, have difficulty breathing due to the structure, or have experienced an injury that left your nose misshapen, Dr. Ortiz can help. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience improving patients’ self-esteem. Let him do the same for you. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation by calling our Raleigh plastic surgery center at 919-532-2270 filling out our online contact form below.

31 year old female who visited to discuss rhinoplasty. Patient felt that her nose was wide and had a hump, and also desired a more refined tip. She had a history of significant accidental trauma on two different occasions. Wished to reduce the dorsal hump deformity, narrow the dorsum and refine the tip with some upward rotation.

Procedure performed: Open Rhinoplasty

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