Your nose can define the balance of your face. When it is out of proportion with your other facial features, it can affect the way you feel about yourself. Most often, the characteristics of the nose are determined by heredity, but sometimes the appearance of your nose can be changed due to injury or prior surgery, and you might need surgery to improve breathing function.

If you are bothered by the size and shape of your nose, or need surgery to help improve your breathing, than cosmetic surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, may be right for you. In some cases, nose surgery may be performed in conjunction with a chin implant or face lift.


A rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, can improve the appearance of your nose enhancing your self confidence. It is an highly individualized procedure. The following are things that can be changed during a rhinoplasty:

  • Nose size, in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width, at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip, that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry (lack of balance)
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Procedure Information

  1. What are my first steps?
    A consultation with one of the physicians at the Plastic Surgery Center is your essential first step to learn how a rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of your nose. If you're ready to schedule your consultation and discuss your nose surgery in more detail, call us at 316.688.7500 or request your consultation online today.
  2. Where will my surgery be performed?
    Your surgery may be performed in our accredited ambulatory surgical suite or a hospital. The method of anesthesia will be based on requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of your preference as well as your surgeon's. At the Plastic Surgery Center, your safety and comfort are very important. Your surgeon will also give you certain preoperative care instructions. While we have included some on our website, they are not a substitute for your physician's instructions.
  3. Rhinoplasty Recovery Time and Expectations
    During the healing process, you can expect some swelling, bruising, headache and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. Your physician will provide you with more specific post op instructions. We have included some basic instructions on our website, but they are not be a substitute for your physician's specific guidelines. You should elevate your head until the swelling has subsided, and follow all of your surgeon's post op instructions. You can usually return to light, normal activity within a few days of surgery . You may also wear makeup to camouflage any bruising. Your healing will continue for several weeks. It is very important to use sun protection and protect your nose from injury for 4-6 months.
  4. After Rhinoplasty
    The outcome of your nose surgery will appear gradually over time. A year is considered normal for the outcome of the surgery to fully refine. You should be pleased with the improved balance of your facial features resulting from your rhinoplasty. Your rhinoplasty may be further enhanced through laser resurfacing or a chemical peel that will help improve skin tone and surface appearance.
  5. Financing Your Procedure
    It's something you've always wanted to do, but something else was always there to hold you back. Well, not anymore. We offer CareCredit, a card designed specifically for your health and beauty needs. CareCredit can help you move forward with getting the procedure you've always wanted. With convenient monthly payment options, no up-front costs and no prepayment penalties you can get your procedure sooner. Apply For Care Credit


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