Akron Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Rhinoplasty - Nose Reshaping / Repair



  • Crooked, out of balance or excessively large nose


  • Outpatient procedure
  • 1 to 4 hour surgery

Rhinoplasty (the procedure commonly called a nose job) is among the most common plastic surgery procedures performed. A nose that is out of balance, crooked, or too large will draw emphasis away from the eyes and become a focal point of the face. The cosmetic goal in rhinoplasty is to allow the nose to blend naturally with the rest of the facial features and be unnoticeable. Turned up, scooped out noses, which were popular a generation ago, are no longer desired. Today’s attractive nose is fuller, stronger, and more elegant.

Rhinoplasty surgery can take anywhere from one to four hours. Each patient is different and Dr. Santin will discuss your surgery with you during your consultation. Dr. Santin utilizes a gentle sculpting technique which means there is no significant bruising and swelling following surgery. Following the procedure there is very little to no discomfort; however, most people take a week off to recover while a splint stays in place. It is important that you refrain from heavy exercise for at least two weeks following surgery.

Rhinoplasty can take up to a year to see the final result because the nose settles and takes shape during this time. You will see Dr. Santin multiple times during the first year after your surgery.