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Scottsdale Rhinoplasty SurgeonRhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure done to improve the shape and structure of a person’s nose. Rhinoplasty is often performed for cosmetic purposes to help refine the shape and size of the nose to suit the patient’s aesthetic goals, but it is also performed for functional purposes to correct birth defects and breathing issues. Facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Hecht offers rhinoplasty to patients in Scottsdale.

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A Unique Approach to Rhinoplasty:  What Makes Dr. Hecht a Rhinoplasty Specialist?

Dr. Hecht’s approach to rhinoplasty is not only cosmetic, it is functional. The nose serves a purpose in healthy breathing, so any obstruction, whether from birth, injury, or previous surgery, can be problematic.

Unlike some surgeons, Dr. Hecht focuses on conserving and reshaping cartilage whenever possible, rather than concentrating on excision. By meticulously preserving the nasal structures and using diligent graft work, Dr. Hecht is able to help prevent nasal collapse and breathing difficulties, which minimizes the need for revision rhinoplasty surgery.

Cosmetically, Dr. Hecht focuses on the entire shape of the nose for overall nasal and facial balance. He prefers a natural, “non-operated” look. Dr. Hecht personally evaluates and manages each patient’s care. He openly discusses goals, benefits, and limitations with every patient to ensure a comprehensive understanding of the procedure.

Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be performed for various reasons. The best candidates for the procedure are patients who want to improve the size and shape of the nose due to cosmetic or functional reasons. Rhinoplasty can be performed to achieve more balanced facial features and better breathing.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are people with realistic expectations. The results will be different for everyone. Additionally, the decision to undergo this procedure must not come from the influence of others. If you are interested in rhinoplasty, it is highly recommended that you quit smoking and drinking alcohol before your procedure to help with the healing process.

The Consultation

Rhinoplasty surgery requires a consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate. You will discuss your complete medical history with Dr. Hecht. During this, you will be asked about all current and past medical conditions, medications you are currently taking, and any allergies you may have. Factors like diabetes, heart disease, and immunodeficiency disorders can impact your candidacy. Certain medications and supplements can also increase the risk of complications during the procedure and healing process.

You will be given a physical exam, and your nose will be examined. This will give Dr. Hecht an understanding of which changes are possible. You may have to undergo a blood test and other tests prescribed by the doctor.

During your consultation, you can also discuss the possibility of undergoing other facial surgeries at the same time as your rhinoplasty for comprehensive enhancement.

Preparing for Surgery

Dr. Hecht may recommend you take Arnica for at least two days before your rhinoplasty. This will help reduce pain and swelling after the procedure.

On the day of your rhinoplasty, wash your skin and hair with mild products. You will not be able to shower for two days after the procedure. Do not apply skincare products. Wear a buttoned-down top for easier changing of clothes. This will prevent you from touching the newly constructed nose.

Arrange for someone to drive you home after your procedure and to accompany you until the first 24 hours after the surgery.

He is very meticulous and will give you exceptional results

“Dr. Hecht did my rhinoplasty surgery last week, and I cannot express how happy I am with the results. He fixed my nasal hump, droopy and bulbous tip, and deviated septum. My nose is so straight and beautiful but still looks natural. My recovery was also a breeze. No pain and hardly any bruising. No one believes I had surgery only one week ago. I spent years researching for the best surgeon to do my surgery, and Dr. Hecht is the best out there. He is very meticulous and will give you exceptional results!”

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What the Rhinoplasty Procedure Entails

General anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation will be administered at the start of the procedure. After this, small incisions will be made inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or on the columella between the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). During open rhinoplasty, the skin will then be lifted for improved access.

The reshaping process then takes place. Skin, cartilage, and bone may be adjusted. If there is a need for a cartilage graft, it is taken from the ear, septum, or rib. Depending on the complexity of the techniques utilized, rhinoplasty surgery can take up to two hours.

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After the surgery, a metal or plastic splint may be placed on the nose. The splint helps the nose to heal correctly and retain the new shape. If needed, splints will be placed inside the nose to stabilize the structure.

Follow Dr. Hecht’s care directions closely to minimize the chance of complications. You must keep your head elevated during recovery to avoid increased post-surgical swelling. Ice can be used to reduce swelling. Stitches can be removed during a follow-up appointment, where healing progress will be checked.

Rhinoplasty results are apparent immediately, and full results can be seen once all swelling has disappeared.

When Can I Return to Work After Rhinoplasty?

After your rhinoplasty procedure, you will need at least a week off from work. After this period, you can resume desk work. Strenuous activities are not allowed for four to six weeks or until cleared.

What to Avoid After Rhinoplasty

The best results from a rhinoplasty come from diligent aftercare. During your recovery, it is best to avoid:

  • Activities that could make you sweat
  • Lying flat on your back
  • Touching your nose
  • Wearing glasses
  • Blowing your nose or sneezing
  • People with cold or flu symptoms
  • Places and items that attract allergens
  • Sun exposure
  • Saunas, swimming, and contact sports

Add pillows for support to raise your head at an angle when sleeping. It is also recommended that you wear a hat and apply the recommended sunscreen.

Rhinoplasty Cost & Financing Options

While the cost of functional rhinoplasty is sometimes covered by health insurance providers, the price of cosmetic rhinoplasty is not. The cost of cosmetic rhinoplasty is determined using factors such as the total surgical time, the anesthesia administered, and the techniques used.

Rhinoplasty financing options are available through CareCredit and Prosper Healthcare Lending. You can also look into our Patient Loyalty Program to find out about potential savings.

Schedule a Rhinoplasty Consultation

Schedule a consultation for your rhinoplasty in Scottsdale – contact Dr. Hecht and set up your appointment. During your appointment, you will be able to ask questions and bring up any concerns you may have about the procedure. Contact us today to get the look you’ve always wanted!


FAQs About Rhinoplasty

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, like any surgical procedure, carries potential risks and complications, although they are relatively rare. These risks may include bleeding, infection, adverse reactions to anesthesia, scarring, breathing difficulties, asymmetry, or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. However, selecting a skilled and experienced Scottsdale rhinoplasty plastic surgeon minimizes these risks significantly.

How long does rhinoplasty surgery take?

The duration of nose job in Scottsdale varies based on the complexity of the procedure and individual anatomical considerations. On average, the surgery typically lasts between one to three hours. However, more intricate cases may require additional time for precision and detailed adjustments.

Can rhinoplasty improve my breathing?

Yes, rhinoplasty can improve nasal function and breathing in cases where structural issues obstruct airflow. The procedure can address deviated septums, nasal valve collapse, or other anatomical irregularities that impede proper breathing. Functional rhinoplasty focuses on both aesthetic enhancement and functional improvement of the nasal airway.

Will there be scars after my nose job?

In most cases, incisions for rhinoplasty in Scottsdale are made inside the nose (closed rhinoplasty) or minimally visible along the natural contours of the nose (open rhinoplasty). As a result, scarring is usually inconspicuous or nearly invisible. However, individual healing patterns can vary, and some patients may have minimal visible scarring, especially in open rhinoplasty.

Who is not a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Individuals with unrealistic expectations, unrealistic aesthetic goals, or those with certain health conditions that increase surgical risks may not be suitable candidates for rhinoplasty. Health conditions like uncontrolled high blood pressure, diabetes, or certain bleeding disorders may pose risks and might make a person a less favorable candidate. Additionally, individuals with unrealistic expectations or motivations not rooted in their genuine desires should reconsider undergoing the procedure.

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