Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic treatment used to enhance the look of the nose. For many patients, rhinoplasty can also help repair a functional or breathing issue. In Draper, UT, Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, is an experienced plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery and uses a conservative approach. This enables him to provide natural-looking and beautiful results. Even though rhinoplasty consists of subtle changes, results look stunning and dramatic. Depending on your needs, cosmetic nose surgery can help reduce the overall size of your nose or decrease the width. Our objective is to help you achieve your cosmetic goals and to help you breathe better. For more information, we encourage you to contact our office and schedule your consultation.
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"On my drive home from out of town I tripped and cut my finger pretty bad! Dr. Chidester stitched me up beautifully. He is crazy good at his job and is also fun to be with! Who has a good time getting stitches? Also he's great to follow on social media! I love watching his surgeries. Anyway, he is by a landslide the best plastic surgeon in utah!"- A.N. / Google / Jul 04, 2020
"Dr. Chidester and his whole staff are absolutely AMAZING. They answered all my questions and went above and beyond with care. My results are fantastic and exceeded my expectations. Highly recommend!!"- C.M. / Google / Jun 20, 2020
"I was SO PLEASED with Dr Chidester, his office staff and my results. He makes you feel comfortable and confident every step of the way. I am 6 wks post breast aug and feel amazing. I would recommend him to anyone!"- K.J. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
"Dr. Chidester is wonderful. He has amazing bedside manners. He is kind and friendly, yet very professional. He is easy to talk to and patient with all the questions I had. I highly recommend all my friends and family to see him. In fact I have already had 3 family members and many friends use him for various procedures."- C.C. / Google / Mar 30, 2020
Is Rhinoplasty For You?
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your nose and you have distinct issues that you want to improve or enhance, this procedure could help you attain your desired results. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will help you set realistic expectations because even with very subtle changes, your nose and facial profile will change. Additionally, before undergoing rhinoplasty, patients should have completed their facial growth. To determine if this surgery works best for you, Dr. Chiddy will perform an assessment and listen to your cosmetic goals and concerns.
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, typically as an outpatient surgery. Based on your cosmetic concerns and problems, Dr. Chiddy will select the best surgical technique, such as a closed approach or an open method. During the procedure, the objective is to remove excess bone, cartilage, and tissue or to build and increase cartilage for a new shape. The nasal features are repositioned, and the skin is placed over the newly enhanced structure. To finish the surgery, Dr. Chiddy places stitches on either the inside portion of the nose or in the natural external fold.
What to Expect
After your procedure, you can rest comfortably in the recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The area around the nose will look very swollen and bruised for the first few days. Bruising and discoloration beneath the eyes and on the nose are very common symptoms for most patients. Consistently using cold compresses and prescription medication can assist with these effects. To assess your healing progress, we will schedule your follow-up appointment with Dr. Chiddy within a couple of days after the surgery. Generally, it takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty. During this healing process, patients should avoid strenuous activity.
Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty is a great treatment option that can help you feel more confident about your nose. If you're unhappy with the look of your nose or if you have breathing problems, nose surgery may help. At his office near the Greater Salt Lake City area, Dr. Chiddy strives to enhance your nose so your face appears more proportionate and you feel more confident. Even subtle adjustments can make an impressive difference. During your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will create the best treatment plan for you, and his team can provide information about the cost and if financing is available with Prosper, CareCredit, and Mountain America Credit Union. We encourage you to call Dr. Chiddy in Draper, UT, and schedule an appointment.