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Rhinoplasty in Tulsa, OK

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About Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic treatment that enhances the appearance of the nose. For some patients, it improves breathing so they can live more comfortably. At Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, Dr. Cuzalina is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty. Using a conservative approach, Dr. Cuzalina produces natural-looking and beautiful results. Even though rhinoplasty consists of subtle changes, you can see a noticeable difference. To help you feel more comfortable with your appearance, cosmetic nose surgery resizes, reshapes, or treats a deformity. Dr. Cuzalina's objective is to create a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic goals and functions well. We encourage you to learn more and schedule a consultation at Tulsa Surgical Arts.

Is Rhinoplasty For You?

Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you feel unhappy with the overall look of your nose and you want to address specific concerns, rhinoplasty can improve or enhance your facial features. It can also help patients who have trouble breathing through their nose. Additionally, patients born with a cleft palate may benefit from rhinoplasty. During your consultation, Dr. Cuzalina will help set realistic expectations because your facial appearance will appear different. Additionally, patients will need to have completed facial maturity. Before creating a treatment plan, Dr. Cuzalina will assess the structure of your face, listen to your goals, and determine if this procedure is right for you.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty surgery?

Rhinoplasty benefits are far-reaching. First, patients can breathe easier and feel more confident about their appearance. You may find that certain activities that were difficult or impossible become possible again. For example, patients participate in exercise and other physical activities with improved breathing. Many people also enjoy participating in more social events. Nose reshaping at Tulsa Surgical Arts is an option well worth exploring when you are ready to make lasting changes in your life.

Surgical Technique

Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia, and in most cases, is completed as an outpatient procedure. Based on your concerns and problems, Dr. Cuzalina can use a variety of surgical techniques. Generally, Dr. Cuzalina performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. During your treatment, our objective is to reduce or eliminate excess cartilage, tissue, and bone. If you need nasal reconstruction, we may build and increase cartilage. Once we have completed the surgical technique, your skin is draped over the newly improved structure. To reduce the appearance of your scars, stitches are placed on the inside portion of the nose or along the external fold.

What to Expect

After completing your surgery, we will take you back to our recovery room so you can comfortably rest. We will carefully monitor you, then release you to recover at home. At first, your nose will appear very swollen and bruised for a few days. In most cases, you will experience discoloration under the eyes. Consistently using cold compresses and inflammatory medications will help reduce these side effects. To assess your healing process, we will schedule your follow-up appointment within 48 – 72 hours. Usually, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from nose surgery. Within this timeframe, you should avoid strenuous activity.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Is rhinoplasty safe?

Rhinoplasty is a very safe procedure when performed by a specialist like Dr. Cuzalina. Thousands of people undergo successful rhinoplasty surgery every year in the United States alone. But like any other type of invasive procedure, there are some risks that can occur during or following this procedure. Our team can review the details of rhinoplasty and make sure you are healthy enough for treatment.

Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

Rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance, but there are many ways our administrative team at Tulsa Surgical Arts can help in terms of cost. We frequently work with health insurance companies and offer reasonable payment plans to make sure you can afford your rhinoplasty. Our goal is to make the process as accessible as possible for patients.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

The vast majority of our patients in Tulsa, OK, say their rhinoplasty was one of the least painful procedures they have ever undergone. This is because we take every precaution during surgery to keep people comfortable. Our team also provides prescriptions and simple at-home measures to make the recovery process seamless. Discuss your concerns about discomfort with Dr. Cuzalina.

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Your Best Nose

If you feel upset about your appearance, rhinoplasty addresses your specific cosmetic concerns. Rhinoplasty helps reshape your nose or treats functional problems that impact your breathing. Nose surgery is a popular cosmetic procedure that has great success rates. Dr. Cuzalina strives to reshape your nose so your entire face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even subtle changes can lead to a huge difference. We encourage you to call Tulsa Surgical Arts in Tulsa, OK, and schedule an appointment.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.