Las Vegas Rhinoplasty

Smith Plastic Surgery Institute Is Here To Help You Get Results With Your Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery) is the medical term for surgery to improve the appearance of the nose. The lay public sometimes refers to this as a “Nose Job”. Smith Plastic Surgery Institute and Dr. Lane Smith have performed among the most rhinoplasty surgeries in the Western United States and arguably the most in Las Vegas. Dr. Smith holds 4 separate board-certifications in plastic surgery and is considered an expert in rhinoplasty surgery and will help you achieve your goals.

Benefits of Rhinoplasty

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Studies have shown that the face is the most important factor in determining attractiveness. The nose is the center of the face and plays one of the biggest roles in determining the overall appearance of the face. A patient with a large or “ugly” nose may be perceived as being unattractive even though he or she may otherwise have a very attractive face. An unattractive nose can draw attention to itself, preventing someone else from seeing a person’s attractive eyes, lips or cheekbones.*

Improving Your Self-Esteem Through Rhinoplasty

Often even if the nose is just brought to average proportions so that it no longer draws attention, a person will look much more attractive. The benefits are even greater if the nose can be made to be better than average or exceptional. Often after a rhinoplasty (cosmetic nose surgery,) patients that were perceived as average suddenly become “beautiful” almost overnight. While we do not imply or in any way guarantee that this will happen to you, the results can sometimes be quite impressive.* In other cases the results are more of a refinement and subtle.* In all cases, Dr. Smith will tailor the rhinoplasty surgery to the patient’s wishes.*

To get more information on the rhinoplasty procedures we offer, contact us today!

Computer Imaging for Cosmetic Nasal Surgery

Dr. Smith always uses computer imaging during his rhinoplasty consultation. This is done by taking a picture of the patient and then morphing the picture to make it look it might after cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty). The computer imaging is used to help get an accurate idea of how the patient wants his or her nose to look like after cosmetic nose surgery. It is a tool to help Dr. Smith and the patient understand the goals of rhinoplasty surgery (“nose job”), it is not a guarantee or warranty of any sort. A surgeon who truly skilled in this procedure should always be able to provide computer imaging.

The Difference Experience Makes

Choosing a good plastic surgeon is always important, but it is probably most important when choosing a surgeon to perform rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Lane Smith is among the top cosmetic surgeons in the country. He is one of only about a dozen plastic surgeons in the entire country that has board certifications in Plastic Surgery, Facial Plastic Surgery and Ear Nose and Throat.*

The area in common with all of these boards is rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Smith was trained by three different boards with their different views on rhinoplasty surgery. This gives him a unique perspective that other surgeons don’t have. Because of his additional training in this area, Dr. Smith is able to fix both the inside and outside of the nose. Because of his training in Ear, Nose, and Throat surgery, Dr. Smith can also improve the breathing function of the nose. This makes him one of the most well-trained specialists in the entire country in cosmetic nasal surgery.*

How Will My Rhinoplasty Surgery Be Performed?

When performing a “nose job,” or Rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Smith and his team will recommend anesthesia options including local anesthesia, IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s choice. During your rhinoplasty surgery, almost all of the work is performed on you by Dr. Smith will be from inside the nose.  The benefit of this is that it leaves virtually no visible scars or only a very small scar on the columella (the small area between the two nostril holes). This scar will become essentially invisible once it has healed.

Are There Differences In Cultures When It Comes To Rhinoplasty?

Usually, in Caucasian and African American patients, the goal is to make the nose smaller and more refined. During the procedure typically Dr. Smith will trim the nasal cartilage and suture it together to narrow and refine the tip. The surgeon may also rasp down the dorsum to remove a nasal hump. Men usually prefer the nasal dorsum to be straight and women usually like a small scoop to the nose. Dr. Smith will chisel down the nasal bones carefully with a small chisel from the inside of the nose and then push inward to narrow the nose (if the nose needs to be narrowed.)

Asian or Filipino patients often want larger noses, so the rhinoplasty procedure in these patients is completely different from a Caucasian patient. In these patients, Dr. Smith will usually build up the nose with cartilage taken from the nasal septum.

What Can I Expect Following My Rhinoplasty?

Dr. Smith and his staff will place a cast on your nose at the end of the rhinoplasty procedure. The cast will remain in place for 6 to 9 days. Because Dr. Smith is able to perform rhinoplasty surgery in a very precise manner he does not cause much bleeding or bruising and does not need to pack the nose.*

Most surgeons do pack the nose with gauze after cosmetic nasal surgery which leads to more pain and bruising. Because Dr. Smith does not pack the nose, there is much less pain after rhinoplasty surgery.* Most patients have very minor pain after cosmetic nasal surgery performed by Dr. Smith, and most of his patients need very few pain pills.* Patients can usually return to work after one week and look good.*

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment Today

Plastic surgery is a big commitment. The surgeon you choose can make a huge difference in the outcome. Dr. Lane Smith’s results speak for themselves.*

Schedule Your Appointment Today By Calling (702) 838-2455 To Speak To Our Las Vegas Plastic Surgery Experts, Or Contact Us Online.