If you do not like the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty in Scottsdale can be a truly life-changing experience. Dr. Flint thoroughly enjoys performing this procedure because it requires precisely executed surgical techniques. The positive feedback she receives from her past patients regarding their improved self-esteem and confidence is very gratifying.
In all the procedures she does, but especially in facial rejuvenation procedures, Dr. Flint is committed to creating natural-appearing results. She shares many of her before and after photos of her past work with new patients to help them understand what good results can look like. She does not use computer imaging, because drawing an image on a computer screen has little to do with how the surgery is performed and how any given patient might heal.
Rhinoplasty at a Glance
Rhinoplasty involves changing size, shape, and/or position of your nose. If you are experiencing breathing problems, straightening or removal of a deviated septum may also be performed. The changes in shape and size that can be accomplished are wide-ranging. Humps on the surface of the nose can be removed, and nasal tips can be made less bulbous or protuberant. The width of your nasal passages can also be narrowed. Dr. Flint can change your nostril shape to decrease flaring, as well.
- See some of Dr. Flint’s Scottsdale rhinoplasty before and after photos.
What to Expect
Dr. Flint uses board certified anesthesiologists to provide a general anesthesia. During the procedure, she makes a very small, well-hidden incision under your nose between your nostrils. She reshapes the cartilage and may alter the position of your nasal bones. The procedure takes between one and three hours.
Preparing for a Rhinoplasty
During your consultation, you will meet with Dr. Flint to discuss your desires and the goals of your rhinoplasty procedure. We will take photos and answer all of your questions. You will be provided with a written quotation of the fees associated. Then you will have an opportunity to select a date for your surgery, if you desire.
Scottsdale Rhinoplasty Recovery
Upon awakening in the recovery room, you will have a splint on your nose. Nasal packing is not required unless you had the surgery to correct obstructed breathing. Swelling and bruising around your nose and eyes are treated with ice packs. Generally discomfort is very mild. Bruising generally resolves within a week to ten days. You will notice the improvements in your nose early in the post-operative period, but the shape and refinements will continue to improve throughout the first year. You may return to heavy activities three weeks post-operatively.