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.

Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

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

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Rhinoplasty Case 72 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #72

Young woman interested in improving the shape of her nose.  She consulted with Dr. Olson, using his digital imager was able to show the young woman the changes that could be accomplished.  She was in agreement with the digital images and proceeded with the rhinoplasty.  The hump was removed and the nasal tip was given projection. ... Read More
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The patient is a 34-year-old woman who was interested in improvement of the appearance of her nose and chin.  She felt the appearance of nose slightly detracted from other features.  Dr. Olson recommended should undergo open rhinoplasty as well as placement of a chin implant. Both procedures were performed in an outpatient surgical facility. ... Read More
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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 and... Read More
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Case #110

30 year old woman consulted with Dr. Olson for a rhinoplasty revision.  She was able to see the changes Dr. Olson recommened when he used his digital imager.  She proceeded with the cosmetic rhinoplasty and 4 months post surgery is very satisfied with her results.   Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 74 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Rhinoplasty & Chin Augmentation

Young woman concerned about her chin and nose appearance. She researched doctors in Arizona who were board certified and experienced.  She was pleased to see Dr. Olson has been practicing in Tucson, AZ for over 18 years.  She consulted with Dr. Olson who recommended a chin implant and rhinoplasty.  This photo is 1 one month post surgery. She... Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 73 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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Young woman interested in improving the shape of her nose consulted with Dr. Olson.  Using the digital imager, Dr. Olson was able to show the improvements that could be accomplished. Her main concern was the dorsum bump and the downward nasal tip.  Pt is 1 month post rhinoplasty  Dr. Olson was able to remove the dorsum bump as... Read More
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22 year old young woman interested in improving the appearance of her nose, consulted with board certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Olson who recommended a rhinoplasty.  This is her result 9 weeks after surgery.  She is very happy with her results.   Read More
Rhinoplasty Case 84 Before & After View #1 | Tucson, Az | Foothills Dermatology & Facial Plastic Surgery
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young man interested in removing his nose bump.  He is hoping for a natural look without the dorsal hump.  He would aslo like to see  a slight upturn on his nasal tip.  Dr. Olson was able to show him the changes that could be accomplished using the digital imager.  This his post photo 1 month after his rhinoplasty. ... 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.

 

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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.  Most patients can return to their normal work and social activities at 10 days.  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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