Rhinoplasty in Las Vegas

Nose Reshaping Surgery in Las Vegas

An ideal nose looks natural, proportional, and balances your face. Together, we will review your nose in relation to your facial features along with your goals and see what will achieve the best result and balance.

Many times, small refinements can return balance and harmony to the face resulting in a profoundly positive effect on self-confidence and appearance. Dr. Pancholi will sit with you and discuss the various parts of your nose and how it relates to your face overall. Many will have concerns with a hump or large bridge, the tip being too big, wide, high up, or drooping. With others, it can be with the nostrils looking flared or hanging low. With the use of computer imaging, he’ll be able to show you what you can realistically expect.

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Your rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Pancholi

The incisions used for rhinoplasty are well hidden, with the only outside incision being on the undersurface of the nose between the nostrils (columella). These incisions provide an entry point for Dr. Pancholi to raise the tissues covering the nose and allow him optimal access to refine the delicate underlying structures.

Here, Dr. Pancholi will employ various techniques to reshape the nose by trimming, shaving, and contouring the cartilage and bone. The nose is then refined further with precise placement of delicate, hair-thin sutures and structurally reinforced by grafting cartilage to help maintain the new shape over time. Dr. Pancholi continuously evaluates the nose and nostrils throughout the procedure to make sure there is harmony between them.

After completing the reshaping, a thin tape and splint are placed on your nose to protect it. From here, you are in charge of taking care to not bump or sleep on your nose while this delicate structure heals, gains strength, and returns to a stronger, more normal state. Swelling is expected and will be dramatic for the first 7 to 10 days. You will see steady changes and improvements over the next 3 to 6 months as the swelling continues to disappear and reveal the nose. Changes should be expected for a minimum of a year.

Operation time for rhinoplasty is around two hours and is performed in a fully accredited surgery center. Dr. Pancholi only works with board certified MD anesthesiologists for all cosmetic surgeries.

What can I expect to look like during recovery?

Most patients will experience some swelling and bruising around the eyes. Most bruising will fade in the first 7 to 10 days, can persist for several weeks. Most people who don’t know you won’t notice much swelling after about 10 to 14 days. Those that do know you well may be able to pick up on it for about 4 weeks.

Get more detailed info on rhinoplasty recovery in our patient handout

When will I be able to return to work?

Depending on your activity level at work, most people with desk jobs can return to work in about a week. If your job is more physically demanding, you will probably need to wait 2½ to 3 weeks before resuming your normal tasks. Dr. Pancholi will see you frequently for post-op follow up visits and will let you know when it’s okay for you to return to more strenuous exercise.

Learn more at a consultation

To learn more about your options for nose reshaping through rhinoplasty, contact Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas for a consultation with Dr. Pancholi.