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What is a Rhinoplasty?

A nose job, also referred to as rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic or reconstructive surgery to enhance the appearance or functionality of the nose. When considering getting a nose job, it’s important to be well-informed on the entire process. Take time to research the surgeon you’re considering and make sure they have experience, qualifications, and that they specialize in the area you’re wanting to get surgery on. 

When considering Blue Illusion for rhinoplasty, you can trust you will be in the best care possible with double and triple-board certified surgeons. Our doctors specialize in surgical and non-surgical facial rejuvenation, keeping in mind that the end goal is to give you a beautiful, natural looking result suited for your facial structure. Our facial plastic surgeons are also board certified ENT physicians – our goal is to make sure your nose not only looks amazing but that it functions properly, as well.  We believe it is critical that a rhinoplasty surgeon focuses on the functional aspects of nasal surgery to ensure that your breathing is not compromised.  

Different Types of Rhinoplasties

Blue Illusion offers a variety of rhinoplasty options. It’s important to consider each type, as there may be a better solution to achieve the look you want. Our surgeons are eager to help answer any questions and walk you through a variety of options to fit your budget or goals.


Rhinoplasties can be performed for cosmetic or functional purposes. Depending on the cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, it is possible both issues can be corrected at once.

Patients who choose to proceed with rhinoplasty for functionality can achieve things such as widened airways or a corrected deviated septum. These options can help patients breathe easier, sleep better, and reduce sinus issues.

When choosing rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, patients can achieve more symmetrical or complementary looks. Rhinoplasties can straighten noses, reduce tall nose bridges, increase or decrease the size of the nose, and alter the tip of the nose. 

Scarless Rhinoplasty

At Blue Illusion, we also offer scarless rhinoplasty which is performed from inside the nose without any external scars!  At the time of your evaluation, our board certified facial plastic surgeons will determine if you are a candidate for scarless or endonasal rhinoplasty.  

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid rhinoplasty, is a less invasive procedure that consists of injecting a filler to alter the appearance of your nose. Using a filler such as hyaluronic acid, this procedure can typically help reduce bumps on the nose or make it look less angular. For patients worried about high-risk or a long recovery time, liquid rhinoplasty might be a better, less permanent solution.

Revision Rhinoplasty

For patients who have already undergone rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty helps repair noses that were previously operated on. It is possible for patients to need revision rhinoplasty if there were issues with a previous surgery, complications in the healing process, or other unexpected results. Typically, this procedure tends to be more complicated. 

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Ethnic rhinoplasties with Blue Illusion are treated with respect and consideration for facial structure and natural results. Our surgeons take care to enhance the appearance of the patient’s nose, without erasing features that are related to cultural identity. 

Teen Rhinoplasty

Once a patient’s nose has stopped developing, typically at about 16 or 17 years old, they can consider rhinoplasty. Teen rhinoplasty can be an option for those struggling with confidence in their appearance or for those who have difficulty breathing and sleeping.

Nose Job Results

Results can vary depending on your facial structure or genetics. A similar surgery on one patient may not look the same on another simply due to their bone structure. This is why we advise to avoid using social media when looking for inspiration for a nose job. When researching your surgeon, ask to see real-life before and after surgical results

Take time to understand the different types of rhinoplasty, what kind of surgery you are wanting, and be as specific as possible. This ensures your surgeon can help you get results best suited for your face and goals.

How Painful is Rhinoplasty?

Most patients experience some levels of discomfort with swelling, bruising, and numbness. While usually not intense, pain from a rhinoplasty can be managed with proper postoperative care. Patients typically report feelings of discomfort but minimal pain levels after rhinoplasty. 

Be sure to communicate with your surgeon about any discomfort or pain during your recovery, so they can help determine if any treatment plans need to be adjusted. Considering a nose job can be intimidating, but the results are often well worthwhile.

How Long Does a Nose Rhinoplasty Last?

It’s important to understand that a nose rhinoplasty is a permanent surgical procedure. The results of a rhinoplasty may not be visible until months after the procedure when all the swelling finally calms down. Sometimes, revision rhinoplasty can be performed to help with any complications from a previous surgery. 

When considering non-surgical rhinoplasty, the longevity of results depends on the filler type. Some of these fillers can offer permanent results, while some may only last for a few months to a year. Touch-up treatments are typically needed for liquid-filler rhinoplasty.

The time it takes to perform a rhinoplasty can vary upon the procedure. For a surgical rhinoplasty, patients can expect to leave our clinic within the same day. We do recommend having a trusted person to drive you home and assist you the day of the surgery. For some non-surgical rhinoplasties, the procedure time can last for no more than a few hours. 

Where Are Nose Jobs Done?

Our surgeons perform nose jobs in-house at Blue Illusion. We strive to make every patient as comfortable as possible with state-of-the-art facilities and a safe environment. From the moment you step through the door, you’ll be greeted by one of our helpful and friendly staff members who are dedicated to making your experience relaxing and pleasant.

How Much Does a Nose Job Cost?

Blue Illusion believes in providing affordable options for procedures. We have financing options available from reputable companies, and we can work with some major insurance companies to determine if all or some of your rhinoplasty can be covered by your procedure.

Considering a permanent alteration for your appearance, whether cosmetic or functional, can be daunting. Understanding what your options are and researching your surgeons can help reduce anxiety about rhinoplasty. Be sure to reach out to the staff at Blue Illusion to schedule a consultation or to ask any questions.

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