Surgical Rhinoplasty

Surgical rhinoplasty typically requires the use of general anesthesia, though local anesthesia with sedation may be an option for less involved surgical rhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Williams will make incisions within the nostrils, and sometimes at the base of the nose as well. The bone and cartilage within the nose will be shaped according to the individual’s surgery goals, and incisions will be closed. Patients can expect to wear a nasal splint for one week following surgery. Bruising and swelling are also common and may last as long as 2 weeks. While strenuous exercise should be avoided for 6 weeks following rhinoplasty Oakland patients may return to work in 2 to 3 weeks without any indication that they have undergone the procedure. Some very mild swelling may persist up to 6 months following surgery but is not likely to be noticeable to others.

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Nose Procedures

One of the most popular cosmetic surgeries is a nose job or rhinoplasty. The goal of the procedure is to change the shape of the nose to better compliment the rest of the patient's face. There are many different techniques used to customize the surgical approach allowing us to successfully change your look.

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Rhinoplasty is a longtime favorite plastic surgery procedure. A wide range of procedure options makes rhinoplasty a versatile option, easily customizable to each patient’s specific goals and needs. Dr. Steven Williams at Tri Valley Plastic Surgery offer surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty options. Rhinoplasty’s popularity is due to its ability to address a wide variety of concerns, both cosmetic and health-related.

Rhinoplasty can correct asymmetry, improve shape or size, smooth ridges or bumps, revise results from previous surgery, or correct septum deviation. For many rhinoplasty recipients, the decision to undergo surgery comes from years of dissatisfaction with the condition of their nose.

Self-consciousness due to the shape of one’s nose can deeply affect self-confidence and their interaction with the world. Whether driven by cosmetic or health concerns, rhinoplasty can significantly impact quality of life.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Have you considered a nose job? Non-surgical nose jobs are growing in popularity. Depending on your goals, we may be able to use a combination of fillers to achieve the aesthetics you're hoping for.

Nonsurgical (or “liquid”) rhinoplasty can be used to correct asymmetry, a drooping nasal tip, or a dorsal hump (a small bump at the bridge of the nose.) While this method of rhinoplasty cannot make the nose smaller in volume, it can make it appear smaller by creating a more desirable contour. One of the most significant advantages of the liquid nose job is that there is virtually no downtime. Patients may return to work the same day! This procedure is done in-office with numbing cream and lasts about 1 year depending on the type of filler you choose to purchase. We can help you decide the best filler for your budget during your consultation.

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Length of Surgery    
Inpatient / Outpatient    
Duration of Results    

3-4 Hours
Usually Outpatient
Usually General

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Rhinoplasty Benefits

Our Oakland rhinoplasty offers a variety of benefits. Rhinoplasty can effectively and if performed surgically, permanently adjust the size of the nose, smooth the contour of the bridge of the nose, reshape the nostrils and nasal tip, create balance throughout the face, improve breathing, and correct issues associated with a deviated septum.

Great Results. Minimal Downtime.

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Tri Valley Plastic Surgery Oakland Rhinoplasty

Tri Valley Plastic Surgery is a premier Bay Area plastic surgery practice. Oakland plastic surgeon Dr. Steven Williams and his extensively skilled and experienced team of aesthetic and medical professionals provide Northern California patients with the highest level of patient care, as well as surgical and nonsurgical results.

If you would like to learn more about surgical or non-surgical rhinoplasty to treat your cosmetic or health-related concerns, please contact Tri Valley Plastic Surgery during normal business hours to schedule your consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for nonsurgical rhinoplasty to heal?

Is there a certain age at which it is best to have rhinoplasty surgery?

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

What problems can be caused by a deviated septum?

What risks are associated with rhinoplasty?

How long does it take for nonsurgical rhinoplasty to heal?

There is no downtime or significant recovery process involved in the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure. The hyaluronic acid-based filler used by Dr. Williams will dissolve into the skin over approximately two years.

Is there a certain age at which it is best to have rhinoplasty surgery?

There is no hard and fast rule regarding the age at which a person can have a rhinoplasty, though many plastic surgeons consider any age in the range of 18 to 40 to be ideal since patients in this age group are physically mature with good skin elasticity.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Patients who are in generally good health, who do not smoke (or can quit smoking), and who have a good understanding of what can and cannot be achieved with rhinoplasty may be good candidates for rhinoplasty.

What problems can be caused by a deviated septum?

For some individuals, a deviated septum may not cause any problems at all, or may only be of cosmetic concern. For others, a deviated septum can cause chronic issues which affect daily life including difficulty breathing, snoring, sleep apnea, chronic or recurring sinus infections, nosebleeds, or facial pain.

What risks are associated with rhinoplasty?

Like other surgeries, rhinoplasty poses risks of infection, bleeding, and allergic reaction to anesthesia. Other risks include loss of sensation, difficulty breathing through the nose, scarring, persistent pain or discoloration, or other aesthetic problems.Non-surgical rhinoplasty, while much less invasive than surgical rhinoplasty, also involves risks. Swelling and bruising at injection sites may occur. There is also a possibility of filler migration or the movement of the filler into other areas of the face than intended. Because the nose contains a large number of blood vessels, there is a risk of tissue death, vision loss, or vascular complications, though these conditions are extremely rare and are usually the result of nasal filler injection by an unlicensed provider.

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