Rhinoplasty

If you are unhappy with the way your nose looks, consider rhinoplasty (a nose job) in Tucson from board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson. This procedure can provide balance and harmony among all of your facial features for a naturally attractive look. Dr. Olson is known as a rhinoplasty specialist by residents of Sierra Vista, Green Valley, Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, and throughout the local community because he has the skill and experience to consistently achieve excellent results.

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Rhinoplasty Case 157 Before & After Front | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #157

Lovely woman unhappy with the appearance of her nose.  She researched Tucson surgeons with years of experience and was pleased to learn Dr. Olson specialized on the face.  Dr. Olson was able to demonstrate the changes he could accomplish using his digital imager.  This is her result 2 months after her rhinoplasty surgery.  ... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 142 Before & After Front | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #142

18 year old young woman preparing for her high school graduation consulted with board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Olson who recommended a rhinoplasty.  This is her image 4 weeks post rhinoplasty.  She is very pleased with her results and just in time for her high school graduation photos!! Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 149 Before & After Front | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #149

Young woman interested in improving the appearance of her nose.  She was most concerned about the fullness on her dorsum and the nasal tip facing downward.  Dr. Olson was able to demonstrate the changes he could accomplish using digital imagery.  This is her result 3 months post rhinoplasty.  She could not be happier with... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 147 Before & After Left Side | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #147

Beautiful woman 8 days post rhinoplasty with Dr. Olson! She was concerned about the bump on her dorsum.  She also noticed her nose drooping with age.  Dr. Olson recommended a rhinoplasty to improve the appearance of her nose.  Dr. Olson was able to use digital imagery to demonstrate the changes he could make.  This is her... Read More
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Case #109

21 year old woman interested in improving the shape of her nose.  Pt consulted with Dr. Olson who was able to use his digital imager to show pt the changes that could be accomplished with her nose.  Pt proceeded with her rhinoplasty and 6 months post surgery is pleased with her results.  She understands her nose will conti... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 111 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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19 year old woman unhappy with the prominent hump on her dorsum.  She consulted with multiple plastic surgeons and decided to proceed with Dr. Olson after she was able to see the potential potcome when he used his digital imager.  She is 5 months post rhinplasty and is very happy with her results!  She is no longer self conscio... Read More
Chin Augmentation Case 7 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation

young woman post rhinoplasty and chin augmentation with Dr. Olson.  She consulted with Dr. Olson with an interest to improve her facial profile.  Dr. Olson was able to demonstrate the changes possible with his digital imager.  She proceeded with her  open rhinoplasty and chin augmentation.  This is her result 6 months... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 137 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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30 year old woman interested in improving the shape of her nose.  She was concerned about the nasal tip as well as the fullness of her dorsum.  After consulting with Dr. Olson he was able to show the changes he could make with her nasl tip as well as target the fullness on her nasal dorsum.  She is very pleased with her result... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Selecting Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, often called nose surgery, reshapes the nose while preserving your unique features to create a naturally enhanced appearance. Dr. Olson performs nose surgery by sculpting nasal tissue, cartilage, and bone into a desirable form. People from Saddlebrooke, Sahuarita, and other nearby cities visit him for this procedure to:

  • Diminish the size of the nose
  • Augment the size of the nose
  • Refine the shape of the nose tip or bridge
  • Narrow nostril width
  • Fine-tune the angle between the nose and upper lip
  • Repair breathing difficulty due to nasal abnormalities
  • Improve genetic defects or the results of traumatic injury
  • Balance facial features
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Board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Jerold Olson and board-certified dermatologist Dr. Katherine Orlick blend their skills for your optimal well-being and comfort.

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Rhinoplasty Techniques

In Tucson, Dr. Olson is recognized by his peers for his rhinoplasty expertise and is often invited to speak to other surgeons about advanced cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty techniques. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complicated procedures a facial plastic surgeon performs, and customizing the technique to match the aesthetic goals of each patient is essential to getting the desired results.

Dr. Olson primarily uses an open rhinoplasty technique as he feels the results are more consistent than the results of the older closed rhinoplasty technique. This approach provides Dr. Olson better access to the underlying nasal structures. There is better visibility during the procedure, which is preferable when reshaping the delicate structures of the nose. An incision is made across the strip of skin separating the nostrils (the columella) this allows Dr. Olson to carefully fold back the skin across the bridge of the nose. The resulting scar is almost imperceptible. This is the technique Dr. Olson prefers for most of his patients.

 

illustration showing rhinoplasty incision options

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Cost in Tucson, AZ

Dr. Olson personalizes each rhinoplasty to the specific needs and cosmetic goals of his Arizona patients, therefore the cost varies. Patients are provided with a specific price quote for their procedure during an in-depth consultation with Dr. Olson.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will happen at my consultation with Dr. Olson?

You will learn about factors that can influence your procedure such as nasal structure, bones, cartilage, skin thickness, and overall facial shape. Dr. Olson uses computer imaging software so that he can give you a customized “preview” of what your results could look like. Patients find that the computer imaging process helps them to refine their ideas about what the surgery can achieve and helps them to discuss their options. Together with Dr. Olson, you will identify the appropriate goals for your procedure.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Most people who get a nose job at our Tucson practice do not find the recovery to be especially painful. People sometimes have a headache and feel congested, with discomfort rated fairly low on the pain scale. We will go over your pain management options before your operation.

Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is an elective procedure, therefore is not covered by health insurance. We offer financing options through reputable healthcare financing companies including Prosper HealthCare Lending and LendingUSA.

What is rhinoplasty recovery like?

Dr. Olson provides his patients with guidelines to follow that will help ensure a smooth recovery and great results. He will provide patient comfort tips to relieve discomfort that you may experience following surgery. You will be prescribed pain medication for the first few days of recovery. Avoiding strenuous activity, lifting, or any activity that elevates heart rate or blood pressure during the first 10 days is important.

How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?

While you can’t control everything, adjusting your sleep position after rhinoplasty is an easy way to minimize swelling, bruising, and congestion. Keep your head elevated each night for at least a week by sleeping in a recliner or propped up in bed with pillows. For other recovery tips, visit this blog post.

How long does it take to recover from a nose job?

Most patients can return to their normal work and social activities at 10 days post-op. Exercise can be resumed at 10 days at a moderate level.

Is rhinoplasty permanent?

A nasal surgery performed by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Olson who specializes in the procedure can last a lifetime. The nose, like the rest of the face, changes over time as part of the aging process, but the fundamental changes made during rhinoplasty will remain. You should keep in mind, however, that the final results of a cosmetic rhinoplasty take up to a year to reveal themselves.

Can a patient be too young or too old for rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the few facial plastic surgery procedures that people tend to get at a younger age. There are a number of reasons for this, but women and men may decide to undergo a cosmetic rhinoplasty at practically any age. At the younger end of the spectrum, Dr. Olson sees patients who are in their teenage years who desire cosmetic improvement in the appearance of their nose and possibly improvement in nasal function.  Most patients are a candidate be for surgery between the ages of 15 to 16 Prior to this age nasal structures may still growing and we try to avoid operating on patients younger than this.

Is rhinoplasty ever combined with other procedures?

The nose is a key feature in the balance and harmony of your face. In fact, one of the benefits of rhinoplasty is to restore that balance and give the face a symmetrical, aesthetically pleasing appearance. The changes to your nose, however, may have an impact on your profile. That’s why Dr. Olson may recommend a chin implant (chin augmentation) with injectable fillers in conjunction with nose surgery to create a more balanced profile.

If you live near Tuscon and would like to learn more about rhinoplasty at Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery, request a consultation online with Dr. Olson or call (520) 731-1110. We serve men and women from throughout the Green Valley, Sierra Vista, and Saddlebrooke areas.

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