Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. It can be to remove a bump, straighten, shorten, lengthen, narrow the nose, and refine the nasal tip. In certain instances, it may also improve airflow through the nose, making it easier for you to breathe.

If you are bothered by the appearance of your nose, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty nose surgery. Rhinoplasty surgery is performed on teens as young as 15 and on older patients as well.
There are two basic methods of rhinoplasty- open and closed. In the open technique, an external incision is made along the bottom of the nose, and the nasal skin is peeled back. In the closed technique, the incisions are placed inside the nose, therefore leaving no external scars. Dr. Palmer prefers the closed technique, since there are no visible scars, less tip swelling, and a faster recovery.

Some surgeons perform their rhinoplasties under general anesthesia and pack the nose post-operatively. Dr. Palmer does not use nasal packing, and prefers to do his rhinoplasties using sedation, not general anesthesia. He also has developed an intra-operative protocol which dramatically reduces bleeding and bruising, allowing for a fast recovery. By the time the nasal splint is removed, usually on the sixth post-operative day, his patients are looking significantly better than before surgery and able to resume their normal activities.

Have the Best Experience with Our Rhinoplasty Procedure

Our goal is to provide you with “the ultimate patient experience.” Our well-trained staff will help you understand your procedure, your financial policies, the scheduling of your surgery, and your post-operative care.

Dr. Palmer and his staff are also available 24 hours a day for emergencies, and will be happy to provide you with their personal cell phone numbers so that you will always be able to reach them with any questions you may have.

At the completion of your consultation, our Patient Care Coordinator will give you an estimate of the cost of your nose job. At this time, you will also have the option to schedule your procedure if you so choose. The decision to undergo surgery is a very important one, and the final decision should be given very careful consideration. Dr. Palmer realizes the importance of this decision, and at no time will you be pressured to make a decision. You are also encouraged to bring your spouse, significant other, family member, or a friend to your consultation.

Where Your Procedure Will Be Performed
Your procedure will be performed at Palmer Cosmetic Surgery in our fully certified surgical center.

Type(s) of Anesthesia
Palmer Cosmetic Surgery does not use general anesthesia. All of our procedures are performed under sedation anesthesia.
Dr. Palmer will discuss in detail this type of anesthesia method during your consultation.
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