Rhinoplasty in Draper, UT

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What is Rhinoplasty?

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.

What Are The Benefits Of Rhinoplasty?

A personally-tailored rhinoplasty procedure performed by Dr. Chiddy offers not only a confident, beautiful new look but also functional benefits, including:

  • Decreasing or increasing the size of the nose
  • Smoothing the bridge (hump)
  • Reducing the nose tip
  • Resizing the nostrils
  • Balancing and enhancing facial symmetry
  • Improving breathing
  • Reducing snoring and sleep apnea

Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

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.

How does A rhinoplasty work?

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 can I Expect after a rhinoplasty?

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.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like Restylane® or JUVÉDERM®) might be an option. A filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide if you want to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Jerry Chidester can let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.

What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This is often a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Chidester, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan so you get your best results.

Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Chidester. Once he understands your goals, he can help you choose which procedures should be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can help your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. Chiddy will listen to your needs and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, he can discuss costs. For your best results, it's essential to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Jerry Chidester, MD accepts many payment methods and our office can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While rhinoplasty is not typically covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Chiddy during your consultation. Our office will help you submit any needed paperwork and information to your insurance to properly process your claim.

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.

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