Albuquerque Rhinoplasty
(Nasal Surgery)

Improving Your Looks, Self-Confidence or Health

Rhinoplasty is a continually evolving operation to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the face by refining he shape and contour of the nose. The goal of this procedure is to obtain a natural looking nose without flaws that blends into your face. Rhinoplasty should not be considered a drastic alteration, but a subtle modification that allows more important beauty features—such as your eyes and lips—to be better appreciated.

Correcting Imperfections of the Nose

Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient surgical procedure to modify the size or shape of the nose (hence, the surgery is often called a “nose job” in Albuquerque and throughout the country); the procedure may be performed whether the disfigurement or undesirable feature is genetically acquired or from a sustained injury. Undesirable features—such as a dorsal hump, bulbous or malformed nasal tip, wide nasal bridge or a crooked nose—can be corrected with a rhinoplasty.

While many people think of rhinoplasty as a strictly cosmetic surgery, reshaping of the nose may be necessary to also improve breathing function. If you have a deviated septum or other physical defect that makes breathing difficult, insurance may cover a functional septorhinoplasty.

Improving Your Looks, Self-Confidence or Health

If you’re considering a nose job in Albuquerque, you’ll want to know how the surgery is performed and how it can improve your looks, self-confidence or health. During your consultation, Dr. Escudero will provide answers to the questions you may have so that you know exactly what to expect with your surgery.

To give you a realistic expectation of what can be accomplished with rhinoplasty, photos will be taken of your face from the front and side views during your consultation. Using our state-of-the-art Digital Computerized Imaging software, Dr. Escudero is able to show you what results may be obtained before you even have surgery!

Obtaining a Successful Outcome

Good rapport between the patient and surgeon is essential to a successful facial plastic surgery outcome. It is during the consulting stages prior to surgery that trust—based on realistic expectations and exacting medical expertise—develops. For your Albuquerque rhinoplasty, Dr. Escudero will use his surgical skill as a facial cosmetic surgeon and his vast experience as an ear, nose, throat physician to achieve your desired improvements.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

The surgery is performed under local anesthesia combined with pre-operative sedation, intravenous sedation, or general anesthesia to relieve anxiety.

Nasal surgery usually involves making very small incisions inside the nasal cavity. Cartilage and bone that support and shape the nose are then precisely sculpted and the nasal bones are shaped and thinned to achieve the desired appearance. The incisions are well camouflaged inside the nose so that they literally leave no visible scarring.

A small cast will be placed over the nose to maintain the newly created shape which will be removed after 7 days.  Dr. Escudero does not use nasal packing for rhinoplasties.

Learn More About Albuquerque Rhinoplasty

Whether you feel like your nose just doesn’t fit your face or you are having difficulty breathing, contact Dr. Escudero. Dr. Escudero is a facial plastic surgeon and ENT physician with over 30 years of experience providing exceptional care to patients seeking a nose job in Albuquerque. As a fellow of the American Academy of Facial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, diplomat of the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery and board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology, you can trust Dr. Escudero to provide you with the highest standard of care.

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