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
"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
"In November, 1996 I had my first surgery a tummy tuck, in August of 2002 I had a facelift. Both surgeries went well and I can not thank Dr. Virden for his talent and kindness. I followed his advice, taking care of my skin and avoiding too much sun. I don't won't to brag but I looked 20 plus years younger and recovered quickly and felt great within days after the surgery, I went back on tour singing within 2 weeks. Now 24 years later I still look 20 years younger with exception to a little sagging under the eyes. I'm in great shape for 78 years old but again you would never know it. I feel great get plenty of exercise a good diet but would like to eliminate the need for friends to say I need to get more sleep, I look great but need to get more sleep. So I'm looking forward to visiting Doctor Virden again for a little surgery that will stop there worry. When you feel that confident about a Special Doctor you want to share your gratitude to others."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 09, 2021
"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
"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 / Jan 01, 2021
"In January 2022, I received an upper-eyelid blepharoplasty and laser resurfacing below my eyes and around my mouth. I am a prior patient who went to Dr. Virden 9-1/2 years ago for a neck lift and an updated facelift in August 2012. I was happy that Dr. Virden was still able to perform the eyelid and resurfacing procedures in 2022. For me, I felt assured that he would do an outstanding job because I had been so pleased with his previous work. Dr. Virden had originally been recommended to me by a neighbor whose relative worked for Dr. Virden.Dr. Virden has had several decades of experience, and I was told, he is an early user of laser resurfacing surgery years ago. He works fast and efficiently. I highly recommend him as a professional, highly skilled, and empathetic surgeon.Dr. Virden wanted me to make my own decision about going through these procedures when I had some concern about using a ProNox machine as an analgesic. He didn't want to tell me "Yes/No, let's go/not go ahead" the way some physicians would have. I made the decision to move forward and am really glad I did."- R.T. / Demandforce / Feb 01, 2022
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.