Rhinoplasty

Since your nose is at the center of your face, a crooked, disproportionate, or upturned nose can disrupt the balance of your features.

Dr. Peter Brownrigg can perform rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, to improve the symmetry of your face and correct breathing problems.

What exactly makes rhinoplasty such a great option?

before and after rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Is a Safe Procedure Which Can Offer Life-Changing Results

Dramatic Effects

Are you unhappy with your appearance? Even slight alterations to your nose can have a significant impact on the symmetry and overall appearance of your face.

High Success Rates

In 2017, over 200,000 nose surgeries were performed. Even with a such a high number of procedures, the risk of complications remained low.

Improved Breathing

If you have a deviated septum or compromised breathing due to nasal trauma, Dr. Brownrigg can perform a rhinoplasty which improves both the look and function of your nose.

Let's take a look at how rhinoplasty works...

Before and after rhinoplasty illustration

Thousands of People Have Considered Nose Reshaping Surgery

How do I know if rhinoplasty is right for me?

Can nose reshaping help with my breathing?

We Offer Both  Cosmetic and Functional Rhinoplasty

Dr. Brownrigg offers an array of rhinoplasty techniques that can transform your nose, including small implants and the alteration of the nostril size or angle between your nose and upper lip. Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be performed in conjunction with surgery to improve your breathing by correcting a deviated septum or reducing airway obstruction. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure—and for good reason, as it provides a subtle but significant improvement in your facial balance.

Rhinoplasty implants
Small biocompatible implants might be recommended in some cases.

So what happens during a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty Is an Outpatient Procedure

Successful treatment begins with a frank discussion of what you hope to change about your nose and the best way to make your nose complement your other features. Dr. Brownrigg understands the importance of listening carefully to what patients want to accomplish, addressing their concerns before surgery, and then utilizing his high degree of surgical expertise to deliver precisely what they wish for. 

On the Day of Your Procedure

Anesthesia

Before beginning, our team will provide anesthesia to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed during your treatment.

Incisions

Dr. Brownrigg will create incisions either inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or outside the nose (open rhinoplasty) based on the type of changes you wish to achieve.

Refinement

Dr. Brownrigg will then augment or reduce the bone and cartilage to alter the shape of your nose. Finally, he will close the incisions.

Take a closer look at the procedure...

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Peter Brownrigg describes what a nose job or rhinoplasty is and the two reasons that patients may need one: functional or aesthetic.

How long will it take to recover?

Most Patients Return  to Normal Activities in About Two Weeks

When performed by a qualified facial cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Brownrigg, the risks of rhinoplasty are low. Patients recover quickly and are typically back to work within a week, returning to their normal routine within two to three weeks.

It may be difficult to breathe normally for a few days as your nose will be bandaged and packed. Swelling and bruising will occur but will soon pass, leaving little to no visible scarring and revealing your new nose.

So what kinds of results can you expect?

Are the results of rhinoplasty permanent?

Changes to Your Nose Should Remain Fairly Consistent

You should notice minor changes to your facial features as swelling subsides and your new nose stabilizes. However, it may take about a year for you to see your final results after a rhinoplasty, especially if Dr. Brownrigg uses an open technique

In general, the effects of nose reshaping surgery are fairly stable. However, aging can affect your results. Consistent sun protection and a healthy lifestyle can help preserve the effects of your rhinoplasty procedure.

What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?

The Location of the Incisions Is the Main Difference

With a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Brownrigg creates incisions completely inside the nostrils while an open rhinoplasty also requires incisions between the nostrils. In general, closed rhinoplasty is less invasive and has a shorter recovery time. However, open rhinoplasty is often used for more complex cases as it allows for a greater range of modifications and more comprehensive results.

open vs closed rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Can Address Several Concerns

Rhinoplasty surgery inspires a high degree of happiness and satisfaction. Many people dislike their nose—whether it’s crooked, has a bump, is too wide or too narrow, or simply doesn’t complement their facial features. Even a slight alteration to your nose can have a dramatic impact on the attractiveness of your face and can put the focus where it should be: on your eyes, skin, or another of your best features. 

Rhinoplasties performed by Dr. Brownrigg are safe and can tremendously improve your self-image, self-esteem, and facial proportion and harmony, helping you achieve a greater quality of life. For more information about rhinoplasty surgery at our Ottawa, Ontario practice, contact our cosmetic surgery center today.

Patient Testimonial

After undergoing a nose job or rhinoplasty at Dr. Brownrigg's office, Natalie now enjoys newfound confidence in her appearance and how she feels about herself.

Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Peter Brownrigg

Dr. Brownrigg has focused on facial plastic surgery since 1984. He is affiliated with a range of prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Ontario Medical Association

For more information about the services we offer, contact our office online or call (613) 724-1214 today.

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