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Advanced Specialty Associates
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Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery located in Baxter and The Village, St. Paul, MN


Rhinoplasty services offered in Baxter and Mendota Heights, MN

If you’re unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty may be the solution to help you reach your aesthetic goals. The friendly, knowledgeable facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology specialists at Advanced Specialty Associates in  Baxter, Minnesota, can correct your nose, regardless of the reason you want it corrected. Call the nearest location or schedule an appointment online today to learn more about rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Q&A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is a surgical procedure that involves altering the size, shape, or proportions of the nose to enhance facial balance and symmetry. Many men and women choose rhinoplasty for functional or cosmetic reasons. 


The team at Advanced Specialty Associates takes a mathematical approach to rhinoplasty that focuses on symmetry and finding the ideal dimensions to promote balance between your nose and facial characteristics.

Are there different types of rhinoplasty?

The experienced plastic surgeons at Advanced Specialty Associates can perform two types of rhinoplasty:


Open rhinoplasty involves creating incisions along the columella, the thin structure that divides your nostrils and connects the tip to the space above the lip. This technique allows your surgeon maximum access to your nasal structure.


During a closed rhinoplasty, your surgeon places the incisions inside your nose. The procedure allows your surgeon to leave no visible scarring.


After your consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, the team can recommend the appropriate type of rhinoplasty for your cosmetic or functional concern.

What concerns can rhinoplasty address?

Patients consider rhinoplasty for many different reasons. Whether you’ve endured a severe nose injury, have a nasal defect, or simply aren’t happy with its appearance, rhinoplasty can modify the shape and size of your nose. 


Common reasons patients seek rhinoplasty are to:


  • Refine the nasal tip
  • Remove a dorsal hump (on the bridge of the nose)
  • Slim the appearance of the nasal bridge
  • Reduce the width of the nostrils
  • Lift a hanging columella
  • Correct an upturned nose


You may also consider rhinoplasty if you’re unhappy with the results of previous nose surgery. Most revision procedures are more complicated than the initial surgery. With a team of experienced plastic surgeons, Advanced Specialty Associates can perform a wide range of revision rhinoplasty procedures.

What can I expect from rhinoplasty?

After administering anesthesia, the team makes small incisions along your columella or inside your nose. Your surgeon may reposition bone and tissue to achieve your desired results before closing the incisions. The entire procedure takes about 1.5-3 hours to complete.


Swelling can take up to 12 months to subside after rhinoplasty, but you can see initial improvements within the first few weeks of your procedure. The team provides detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.


Call Advanced Specialty Associates today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about rhinoplasty.