Nose surgery can help people who don’t like the shape or size of their nose, as well as those who suffer breathing problems.
Also known as a “nose job” or rhinoplasty, the procedure can dramatically change a person’s appearance for the better. Dr. Kobienia has performed rhinoplasty for hundreds of women and men to improve nose shape and function.
Candidates for rhinoplasty often would like to change one or more of the following conditions:
A bump on the bridge of the nose
A nasal tip that sags or plunges downward
A nasal tip that is thick or enlarged
A nose that appears too large for the face
A nose that is crooked or off-center
Dr. Kobienia in Minneapolis, MN, can give you a refreshed look through facial plastic surgery. Please contact us online or call 612-930-1111 to schedule a personal consultation to discuss your facial plastic surgery options.
Dr. Kobienia develops an individualized treatment plan for each of his nose surgery patients.
There are two primary techniques used to perform rhinoplasty: the closed technique and the open technique. Although Dr. Kobienia strongly favors the open technique, which utilizes an incision made across the columella, the narrow strip separating the nostrils to provide more access to revise the existing structures of the nose. The closed procedure is performed using incisions hidden within the nose only.
During surgery, Dr. Kobienia makes the predetermined incisions in order to access the underlying cartilage. Depending on the desired shape, he will remove, add, and/or reshape the cartilage. Once the reshaping has been completed and the nose has been sculpted into its desired form, the skin is re-draped and the incisions are closed using sutures. A splint, bandages, and possibly some soft internal packing may be used to help protect the nose during recovery, which can be done at home. Most patients are able to return to their normal routines within one to two weeks of undergoing rhinoplasty.
Dr. Kobienia Explains Rhinoplasty
See a selection of our happy patients who chose Dr. Kobienia for their cosmetic transformation. Keep in mind that all photos in our gallery are for education only and your results may vary.