Rhinoplasty in Farmington and Hartford County, CT

Facial harmony and balance are essential to your beauty. A nose that is too large or too small can impact overall facial appearance. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is nose surgery that alters the appearance of the nose and can improve nasal function in some cases. Rhinoplasty can also repair damage, defects, or injury to the nose. At Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Brook Seeley and Dr. Nicholas Karter perform rhinoplasty in Farmington and Hartford County, CT.

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Specialized Rhinoplasty Connecticut

Rhinoplasty in CT improves the appearance of the nose and sometimes enhances breathing through the nose. We perform both cosmetic and functional rhinoplasties to meet patients’ needs. Many of our rhinoplasty surgeries offer an improvement to each of these areas. Our rhinoplasty specialists in Connecticut have performed many nasal procedures and are adept at addressing both cosmetic and functional complaints.

Rhinoplasty in Connecticut corrects many aesthetic issues, including:

  • Humps or bumps on the bridge of the nose
  • Depressions on the bridge
  • Nose size too large or too small
  • Asymmetry
  • Nostril size, shape or position
  • Bulbous, drooping, upturned, or hooked nasal tip
  • Wide nasal bridge

Nose surgery can also improve function, treating common concerns such as:

Schedule a consultation and explore the ways that rhinoplasty can benefit you.

Rhinoplasty Basics: What You Need to Know

Rhinoplasty can provide a dramatic change in nasal appearance or a subtle tweak, depending on your preferences and what you hope to achieve with surgery. We customize treatment plans based on the desires, needs, and unique anatomy of each patient.

We start all rhinoplasty treatments with a consultation, so we can assess goals for surgery and explain options, expected results, and procedural benefits. We find that clear communication between the surgeon and the patient establishes the foundation for exceptional plastic surgery results. Prospective patients can easily schedule a consultation with our Farmington rhinoplasty specialists by calling (860) 676-2473.

An essential part of any consultation is the creation of a surgical plan. Once your surgeon understands your goals for rhinoplasty, they’ll offer treatment recommendations and give you a better idea of what can be achieved through your procedure.

Your rhinoplasty in CT will consist either of an open or endonasal procedure:

One of the most important considerations during rhinoplasty surgery is the preservation of the airway. Poorly performed rhinoplasty, a result of lack of experience on the part of a surgeon, can lead to breathing difficulties. We always perform rhinoplasty with the airway in mind, preserving breathing function and, in many cases, improving it. Our surgeons also perform revision rhinoplasty, a surgical procedure that corrects cosmetic and airway complications after a previous rhinoplasty. 

Our goal with any rhinoplasty is to deliver stunning aesthetic results and optimal nasal function. We want our patients to look and feel their best.

Interested in Rhinoplasty in Connecticut?

Contact Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about your options.

Rhinoplasty Recovery- What to Expect

Recovery after rhinoplasty varies, depending on the extent of the procedure and the surgical techniques used. We can offer a better idea of what to expect during your consultation. We always provide detailed recovery instruction before any procedure.

After rhinoplasty, your nose will be placed in a splint. Some patients will have splints inside of the nose to support internal nasal structures during the initial phases of the healing process. We do not use nasal packing during our rhinoplasties. We’ll provide more detailed instructions regarding your external and internal nasal splints with the rest of your recovery information.

Bruising and swelling are expected. The initial swelling typically resolves in a few weeks, but some residual swelling may remain for up a year after your procedure. This residual swelling is subtle but does affect the final contours of your nose. It is common for the nose’s appearance to improve and continue to refine for many months following surgery.

Downtime varies. Many patients take one to two weeks off from work or school after nose surgery. Patients that work at a desk will be able to return to work sooner than those working in labor-intensive positions.

Rhinoplasty Cost Connecticut

Rhinoplasty in Connecticut requires a special operation with several variables that can affect the total cost. The procedure can range anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000,  depending on the amount of correction needed and the patient’s unique nasal structure. There are times when cosmetic issues are a concern, while other patients may require functional improvement. Either way, most patients see an improvement with both.

The best way to determine the cost of rhinoplasty in Connecticut is to schedule a consultation at CT Facial Plastic Surgery.

Alternatives to Rhinoplasty: Non-Surgical Nose Jobs

Although surgical correction offers a permanent improvement to the appearance and function of the nose, we realize that surgery isn’t always the best choice for everyone. Some patients don’t feel ready for an invasive procedure. Non-surgical rhinoplasty offers nasal enhancement using dermal fillers to reshape the contours of the nose. These fillers are a temporary solution but can deliver the desired results that you can maintain over time with additional treatments.

Patients considering non-surgical rhinoplasty must meet with a surgeon before the procedure. We want to ensure that patients understand what they can expect. Liquid rhinoplasty isn’t for everyone but can help some patients to test drive the appearance of what a surgical nose job can achieve.

Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation: Nose Surgery and Other Procedures

We perform rhinoplasty as a standalone procedure, but many patients choose to combine chin or cheek implants with a nose job to enhance their results. For instance, facial implants can aid in creating facial harmony and can complement the results of your rhinoplasty.

We’ll discuss complementary procedures during your consultation if we find that you may benefit from them.

Rhinoplasty and Teens

Rhinoplasty is the top cosmetic surgical procedure for patients between the ages of 13-19 in the U.S. It can be performed any time after the nose reaches its adult size. This occurs around the ages of 15-17, often earlier for females and later for males.

Prospective teenage rhinoplasty patients are welcome to come in with their parents for a consultation with our surgeons where we can assess physical and emotional readiness for rhinoplasty. Our surgeons are experienced working with patients of every age, from child to adult.

Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Karter or Dr. Seeley in Farmington and Hartford County, CT at Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery today.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Many patients have heard stories of nose jobs that required strip gauze packing. We don’t find this packing necessary and avoid its use. Depending on the situation, a thin silicone sheet may be placed along the septum to optimize healing. Even with this in place, your nose will not be blocked, and you can get proper airflow through the nose. If we place splints, we remove them after one week.

We bandage the outside of your nose with a paper tape with a plastic cast on top of it. We mold this cast to your nose after the procedure to act as a protection for the first week of recovery. It will support and maintain the position of your nasal bones and cartilage. We also place what is known as a gauze mustache under your nose to catch any drainage that will escape through your nasal passages.

The incision depend on what technique we employ. If we use a closed or endonasal approach, the incision will be on the inside of your nose to hide any scarring. If we choose an external or open method, the incision is in the columella, the underlying section that separates the nostrils. 

People express concern that a nose job will change their appearance drastically, making them look different. The fact is that the changes are subtle improvements that bring compliments like “you look great.” With computer imaging we can give you an idea of what to expect from the results.

We advise that our patients avoid any aerobic exercise for at least three weeks after a nose job. This abstention means you should not do any activity that increases your heart rate or blood pressure, as this would contribute to increased post-operative swelling. After three weeks you can begin to ease back into your workout routine. You should avoid all contact sports should for at least six weeks until the bones have had time to heal.

Initially yes, when the cast is on your nose. Once we remove the cast, you should not wear any glasses for six weeks to avoid having additional weight that may shift your healing nasal cartilage or bones.

About author - Dr. Brook Seely

Dr. Brook Seely

Dr. Brook Seely has worked in medicine for over 27 years and founded Connecticut Facial Plastic Surgery in Farmington. Dr. Seeley studied at the University of Rochester, is double-board certified, and specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive facial surgeries.

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About author - Dr. Nicholas Karter

Dr. Nicholas Karter

Double-board certified surgeon Dr. Nicholas Karter was raised and studied in Connecticut while making it onto the Healthgrades Honor Roll. His residency training was in otolaryngology, sparking his interest in cosmetic facial treatments, both surgical and non-surgical.

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