Dr. Herte performs rhinoplasty at our fully accredited, private surgery center in Las Vegas. Most rhinoplasty procedures are performed under general anesthesia, administered by a board certified physician anesthesiologist for your safety and comfort. Because the nose is a complex three-dimensional structure, rhinoplasty is a remarkably complicated procedure. Many different characteristics of the nose can be changed with rhinoplasty and the incision locations for rhinoplasty depend on the specific changes that are planned for your nose, but are mostly hidden inside the nose.
Structural changes in the amount and shape of the nasal cartilage are an intrinsic part of the rhinoplasty procedure in order to refine the tip and reduce how far your nose projects. At times, grafting of additional cartilage or bone may be needed to improve support of your nose or to adequately refine your nasal tip. Fracture and re-positioning of the nasal bones may be performed if the bridge of your nose needs to be narrowed for the best overall shape, or if your nose has a significant hump to remove. If a nasal bone fracture is required, a protective nasal splint or “cast” will be placed on the nose for about 10 days. Nostril size reduction may also be performed on occasion.