Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale
Dr. Ashley Howarth is one of the top plastic surgeons for a rhinoplasty or a nose job in Scottsdale. Rhinoplasty is one of the top five most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed by plastic surgeons. The nose is one of the most defining physical characteristics of the face, is given to us by genetics, and cannot be altered without surgery. Individuals that are unhappy with their nose when they look in the mirror or take a selfie, should consider a rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Ashley Howarth, one of Scottsdale’s top plastic surgeons.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, sometimes better known as a nose job, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. Noses come in all shapes and sizes due to an individual’s genetic makeup, and the appearance of the nose can be defining for an individual, especially if the nose is out of proportion or stands out in some way. Common concerns patient’s have that can be corrected with a rhinoplasty include a nose that is too large, wide, pointy, curved, flat, rounded, or any other disproportionate irregularity.
For most patients who undergo a rhinoplasty, an improvement to the nose can make a larger impact on the individuals facial appearance, self-image, and self-confidence. A rhinoplasty can improve the way one looks, but also can functionally improve one’s ability to breathe as well.
The word rhinoplasty comes from the prefix rhin, which means nose, and suffix plasty, which means surgical repair or restoration. A rhinoplasty, therefore, means surgical nose repair, and is a procedure that should be performed by a plastic surgeon. Dr. Ashley Howarth is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale who is known for her obsession to detail in performing the perfect rhinoplasty.
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Why select Dr. Howarth for your Rhinoplasty in Scottsdale?
Dr. Ashley Howarth is a plastic surgeon in Scottsdale who specializes in nose reshaping surgery or rhinoplasty. She understands that each patient is different, with different concerns about their nose, and with different goals for the perfect nose. Dr. Howarth gets to know each patient individually and takes the time to explain the steps of the rhinoplasty and what to expect during and after the procedure. After a thorough consultation and physical evaluation of the nose and face, Dr. Howarth will develop a surgical plan to achieve your best rhinoplasty result. Dr. Howarth has developed her reputation as one Scottsdale’s top female plastic surgeons because of her obsession to detail, compassionate care, and technical expertise.
What are the benefits of a Rhinoplasty?
There are both medical and cosmetic benefits to having a rhinoplasty. With medical conditions such as a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or turbinate hypertrophy, the natural anatomy of one’s nose makes it very difficult or impossible to breathe through the nose. The medical benefit of a rhinoplasty can be quite significant in restoring a patient’s ability to breathe through the nose, improving ability to sleep, and decreasing nasal congestion.
The cosmetic benefit of a rhinoplasty is improving the shape, size, or proportion of the nose, creating an improved and balanced facial harmony. Imperfections, irregularities, or asymmetries can be addressed and improved. A rhinoplasty can improve a patient’s feeling of self confidence and enhance their overall facial image. Even minor adjustments can create dramatic overall results.
Types of Rhinoplasties
Open rhinoplasty Scottsdale
An open rhinoplasty is the generally the most used technique to obtain ideal reshaping results. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made below the nostrils and the skin is lifted providing surgical visibility. Any scarring is hidden at the columella. Dr. Howarth will provide post-operative care instructions to minimize visibility of any scarring.
Closed rhinoplasty Scottsdale
A closed rhinoplasty does not require any external incisions to expose the structures of the nose. The incision is made on the inside of the nose, but surgical access is limited. A closed rhinoplasty is not possible in many applications. Dr. Howarth will utilize the appropriate technique based on the desired outcome of your rhinoplasty.
Ethnic rhinoplasty Scottsdale
Pre-operative planning is key to a successful ethnic rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Howarth reshapes the nose to meet the desired goal of her patient, while staying consistent with the ethnic background of the individual. An ethnic rhinoplasty will preserve and refine the natural ethnic qualities of the patient.
What to Expect with Dr. Howarth at
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
What is the process for your Rhinoplasty consultation in Scottsdale?
To set up your rhinoplasty consultation with Scottsdale plastic surgeon Dr. Ashley Howarth, simply request an appointment. At your consultation appointment at our office in Paradise Valley, you will have a chance to visit with Dr. Howarth and discuss what characteristics about your nose you wish to change. Dr. Howarth will review with you your medical history, examine your nose, evaluate your breathing, and create a surgical plan to reach your desired goals. Dr. Howarth will take photos of your nose from various angles which can be used for surgical preparation.
How much does a Rhinoplasty cost in Scottsdale?
At your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Howarth will create your rhinoplasty surgery plan. Following your clinical consultation, our finance coordinator will present your estimated fees and show how much your rhinoplasty will cost. Without a consultation, we can not provide estimates for how much rhinoplasty costs, as the extent of each procedure varies and can often be combined with other cosmetic surgery procedures.
Am I a candidate for nose reshaping surgery?
Your personal consultation with Dr. Howarth is your one-on-one opportunity to discuss your concerns with your nose and to determine if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Howarth will conduct a physical examination of your face, nose, and breathing.
A cosmetic rhinoplasty candidate should be in good overall health, over the age of 16, and have a realistic goal that can be improved surgically. Dr. Howarth will discuss your expectations about what can be achieved through surgery.
What should I expect during the procedure?
On the day of your procedure, Dr. Howarth will review with you your surgical plan, address last-minute concerns, and provide care instructions. Rhinoplasty surgery is an out-patient procedure that takes place under general anesthesia at the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center, which is conveniently located adjacent to our office.
You will leave surgery with a protective dressing and external splint, and internal stents to reduce swelling and drain fluid.
What is recovery like after a rhinoplasty?
Recovery from nose reshaping surgery requires several days of soreness, bruising, and swelling. Your nose will feel congested for several days. Cold compresses are recommended for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling. A pain management protocol will be provided to help minimize your pain and swelling during the initial healing.
You will be closely monitored with follow-up appointments to ensure that your healing is progressing normally.