About Nose Surgery
When you’re unhappy with your nose, it’s difficult to feel good about your facial appearance. At Charles P. Virden, MD plastic surgery office in Reno, Nevada rhinoplasty is used to reshape and resize the nose so that it is in better proportion and harmony with other facial features. Board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, performs this procedure for individuals who want a more refined look and for those who suffer from breathing problems. Rhinoplasty can change the shape of the nose – whether it appears too large for your face, has a bump on the bridge, is off-center, or crooked. Traditionally, a “nose job” was performed only to correct major problems. However, recent surgical innovations allow for more moderate improvements as well. Rhinoplasty can also be combined with ear surgery or facial implants for those who want additional enhancements. Reshaping the nose can be very complicated. The challenge is to meet realistic goals in a very artistic, conservative way. Delicate refinements are essential so as not to change someone’s appearance too much. The results of nose surgery are unique to each patient and depend on factors such as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic conditions, and age. Therefore, it’s important to choose a surgeon like Dr. Virden who has a complete understanding of facial anatomy and is sensitive to issues concerning skin type, quality, ethnicity, and your goals.
The best candidates for nose surgery:
- Have cosmetic nose issues they want transformed
- Have realistic outcomes
- Desire a long-term solution
- Desire a natural look
Nose Surgery Reviews
"Dr. Virden and his staff are amazing!! They make you feel like part of the family. My daughter had half of her nose bit off by a German Shepherd and Virden and Talbot performed the reconstructive surgery on her nose. Right after surgery I was amazed that her whole nose was in place. There was scarring and swelling but she had a complete nose again. They are absolutely the best, top notch, plastic surgeons office in the area and miles around. If your searching for Botox and or fillers they are the best at that too!!! Results that last!!"- J.P. / Yelp / Oct 03, 2013
"Dr. Virden and all the staff there treat you like family! He and Dr. Talbott (when she was there) fixed my daughters nose. A German Shepherd had bit half of it off. They performed the surgery and immediately after her nose looked completely normal. You never would have been able to tell anything happened. Of course there was scarring but her nose was a complete nose again! They are amazing! I love them! They are the best!!After that experience I myself saw them for some botox and/ or Juvederm. Top notch! Never a problem and always looked great! Top of the line!"- Google User / Google / Dec 06, 2013
"His Wife/Nurse Lindsey and His Staff Are Caring, Professional and So Positive - I was originally set to have my nose repaired by an ENT dr. but felt uncomfortable with the procedure that dr. was going to do to fix the hole in my septum. I sought a second opinion with Dr. Virden. He suggested a different procedure for my nose, and made my husband and me feel at ease with my decision for surgery beyond the medical necessity. He is a very talented dr. and there is no doubt in my mind of his abilities. I am soooo glad I went to Dr. Virden instead of an ENT. - - Medical necessity to graft hole in septum. Also had face lift, eye lift, neck lift - for me."- L. / RealSelf / Dec 26, 2011
"Truly the Best - Reno, NV - Dr. Virden answered all my questions, calmed my fears & truly is the "Best in Reno"! My rhinoplasty experience has been excellent...from consultation to after-care, and Dr. Virden was available & returned my phone calls even on a Saturday & on a holiday! His staff was so friendly, professional, accommodating & knowledgeable; I am 100% happy with my new nose & Dr. Virden. I was scared about getting medically unnecessary surgery....would it be worth it, etc...? YES!! My operation was a breeze, virtually pain free recovery, & my black eyes were really the only thing that gave away the fact that I had surgery. - - I have wanted my nose fixed since I was a kid... I love many things about being Greek, just not my nose! Dr. Virden made my nose more feminine without drastically changing my appearance. Even though my nose is still very swollen (it has only been 4 wks since surgery) I'm very happy with it."- M. / RealSelf / Nov 30, 2011
"It’s been 7 months since my rhinoplasty and it only gets better everyday! I am absolutely loving the results thank you ♥️!"- E.N. / Facebook / Dec 28, 2019
What to Expect
An outpatient procedure, rhinoplasty is performed while a patient is under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Depending on the technique used and the patient’s unique needs, surgery can last 2 – 4 hours. There are 2 types of nose surgery procedures: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, involves the plastic surgeon making a small incision on the underside of the nose between the nostrils to give the surgeon better access to the lower and middle parts of the nose. The surgeon can then manipulate tissue, skin, and bone as needed. In addition, the placement of the incisions allows for minimal scarring. Open rhinoplasty is used for more complex nose surgeries.
With closed rhinoplasty, or endonasal rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside of the nostrils. This technique is usually used for less complex surgeries, such as when the nose already has a good shape and isn’t considered too wide or too long. Due to the placement of the incisions, there will be no visible scarring.
After surgery, a patient’s nose can be stabilized with splints made of soft material. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the next day where the splints will be removed and external dressings will be placed on the nose, which will remain for about two days. Patients should expect some pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery that should fully subside within a few weeks. The nose will reposition and evolve into its surgically enhanced shape for months after surgery. The finished product should be fully realized within a year with a beautifully shaped, positioned, and proportionate nose.
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Get the Nose of Your Dreams
Don’t let your nose stand in the way of the beautiful face you want to put forward. At our practice, we have the ability to transform a number of noses from the simple to complex. We work with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you to come in and learn more. Give our office a call today.