Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic surgery performed to change the look of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help repair a functional or breathing issue in some patients. Board-certified and fellowship-trained, Dr. Sidney Starkman is a facial plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ and is a nose and facial specialist who is known for his skills in multiple types of advanced rhinoplasty techniques. Although rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, the results tend to be quite dramatic. Rhinoplasty at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery is recommended to make a nose look smaller or change a nose that is too large or wide. The goal is to allow for a more pleasing nose that functions well and meets your aesthetic desires. Learn more about rhinoplasty and then contact Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery to schedule your consultation.
"Dr Starkman is one in a million. He is so kind and compassion just flows from him! He did a wonderful job on my daughters nose. Pleasant, professional and he listens to you and answers every question in depth so you don’t leave feeling uncertain about anything. What a gem! I highly recommend him and I have worked with many surgeons during my career as an RN. I wish him the best in his new surgical center! We will miss you back in KY! ♥️"- L.G. / Facebook / Sep 06, 2019
"I have always wanted a Rhinoplasty; spent a great deal of time doing my research on who I should let work on my face! As soon as I had a consultation with Dr. Starkman, I knew. It's him! He has such a calming presence about him and he works very methodically. He spent time with me, answered ALL of my questions and educated me about the whole process from start to finish. Dr. Starkman and his wonderful staff have exceeded my expectations! From the moment you step into this gorgeous office, you already know that "attention to detail" is the focal point. It can be scary trusting someone with your face, but all of my fear was replaced with trust, excitement, and gratitude. I'm about 3 weeks post-opp, and I am so surprised with how fast and easy the healing process has been. The best part? I still look like myself! Dr. Starkman created the nose I've always wanted and kept the face I've always had! Hands down, Dr. Starkman does brilliant work. He extends himself to his patients, he's a phone call away and he is always willing to answer any question or concern.I am so happy I made the choice to finally get this done, I'm so glad that Dr. Starkman was the one to do it! If you've been browsing around for a trustworthy, patient, and precise surgeon, look no further."- C.F. / Google / Jan 25, 2020
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age can be candidates for rhinoplasty. Facial growth and maturity must also be complete, and this will be addressed during your consultation, especially for adolescents. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the right course of action. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed as your nose and facial profile will be changed.
Nose surgery is performed with the patient under twilight sedation and is an outpatient procedure. This treatment can be performed using different surgical techniques, depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Starkman performs nose surgery with either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The goal during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to improve and add cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nose is repositioned while the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Sutures are positioned either inside the nose or within the natural external crease.
What to Expect
Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, you will rest comfortably in the recovery area and then be released to heal at home. Your nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In most cases, there is some discoloration under the eyes as well. Consistently using cold compresses and anti-inflammatory medications can help with these effects. Your post-op check-up with Dr. Starkman will take place within the first several days following surgery to check your healing process. It takes about 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following rhinoplasty. During this timeframe, strenuous exertion should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Starkman will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, he can go over the cost estimates more accurately. To get your best results, it's better to focus on choosing a facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Starkman, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, medically necessary nose reshaping to improve your breathing may be partially covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Starkman during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) may be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to improve the internal structure for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Starkman will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Starkman, you can discuss what you like about your nose and what you would like to change. This will allow him to customize your treatment plan so you get your best results. Also, please see our Ethnic Rhinoplasty procedure page.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Starkman. Once he understands your goals, he can help you decide what procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,000 - $10,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Love your profile at last
Rhinoplasty is a simple option to address the displeasure you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose, or if you suffer from breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic treatment with very high success rates. Dr. Starkman aims to reshape your nose so your whole face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can make a huge difference. We invite you to get in touch with Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ and make a consultation.
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