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What is a rhinoplasty?

Typically referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is a custom surgery performed for cosmetic or medical reasons. It alters the nasal structure to create a more attractive balance. If you struggle with any of the following issues, you may be a good candidate for this custom nose reshaping surgery:

  • Upturned, wide, long, or unusually large nostrils
  • A bulbous or overly large nose tip
  • Drooping tip
  • “Hooked” nose
  • A hump on the nose bridge
  • Flat nose bridge
  • Overly wide nose bridge
  • Asymmetrical nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Pinched nose tip
  • Deviated septum, which obstructs breathing
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Types of nose surgeries

There are a couple of different techniques Dr. Tseng uses for rhinoplasty in Kirkland.  He will recommend the best method based on your medical needs and aesthetic goals.

  • Open rhinoplasty: This technique provides the greatest visibility and access for the surgeon. It requires an incision at the base of the nose, on the strip of tissue between the nostrils, the columella. The surgical scar is extremely small and will be camouflaged by your nose structure once healed. Open rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Closed rhinoplasty: The incisions are placed only within the nostrils, so there are no external scars created. Additionally, the procedure and the recovery period are faster than with open rhinoplasty. The surgery may involve either IV (intravenous) or general anesthesia.

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Dr. Tseng is committed to the highest level of patient satisfaction with the results of a procedure. With the Vectra imaging system, a 3D model of your face, breasts, or body allows you to see, with clarity, how a procedure will appear – on you. The Vectra Imaging system allows for a higher level of precision in planning a procedure for a result that reflects your desires.

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Create a more balanced facial look with a custom nose job in Kirkland.

If you are unhappy with the appearance, size, or shape of your nose, you are not alone. Rhinoplasty is one of the most performed facial plastic surgeries – but not all surgeons are equal in talent and techniques. Under the care of Dr. Tseng, you can be confident you have chosen an experienced plastic surgeon who employs the best techniques for nose restructuring. You may have inherited a nose that does not enhance your other features but draws undue attention. Altering the nose shape, size, or projection not only brings out the best in your features but can be life-changing in the confidence you experience interacting with others.

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Mark H. Tseng, M.D.

Why choose Dr. Tseng for a rhinoplasty in Kirkland?

A rhinoplasty is among the most complex of all facial surgeries and requires experience, skills, and familiarity with the latest, most effective surgical techniques.

Dr. Tseng has been practicing custom plastic surgery for 17 years. He has close to two decades of education and is among the most experienced plastic surgeons in the Kirkland area. He genuinely cares about his patients and understands the challenges they face in their daily lives if the nose shape or size leaves them feeling less confident.

Dr. Tseng brings experience, meticulous techniques, and a focus on achieving the ideal balance. His excellent nose surgery results have led to his reputation as the premier nose surgeon in the region. For a refined, more balanced nose structure, you can be confident your surgery will be performed by a professional who cares about you as a person and will work as your partner to achieve aesthetic facial balance.

What to expect from a nose job

The surgery

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which usually takes between two and four hours to complete. It is performed under anesthesia, so you will not feel any pain during the procedure. Plan for another person to transport you home, as you will be unable to drive after being under anesthesia and will be groggy.

The recovery

Recovery time varies, but most people feel well enough to resume work about a week after surgery. You may need a little longer downtime if your duties are more physically strenuous. You can expect swelling and bruising in the early phase of healing. The most discomfort occurs in the first few days, and you will have prescription medication to keep you comfortable. Protect your nose from any impact and take the time to rest and heal.

The results

You will begin to see the first improvements in your nose appearance within the first few weeks as your nose heals. It will take a few months for the swelling to recede completely, at which time your nose tissues will have settled into place, and the newly balanced look is achieved.

Get started today

Visit Tseng Plastic Surgery for a consultation to find out if you are a good candidate for rhinoplasty. The first step is a private meeting with Dr. Tseng, and a discussion about what you hope to achieve. Whether you have a flatter nose bridge, hump on the bridge, overly large nose, large or wide nostrils, or any other flaw, you can be confident your surgery will be performed by a consummate professional for nose surgery in the Auburn area.

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