Primary Rhinoplasty

The nose rests in the center of the face and although it lies in a position of prominence, ideally it should go literally unnoticed. However, if the nose is too large, too small, too wide or too crooked, it distracts attention from your most intriguing feature, your eyes. There is not one specific size or shape to the nose that would make it a universal fit on every patient's face. Instead, the nose should be in aesthetic harmony with the rest of the facial features. Dr. Garlich will spend a great deal of time analyzing each of your features to determine what changes can create this harmony. He employs a computer imaging system to help you visualize these changes and create a surgical plan that will result in balancing your facial features with your nose.

If you're thinking about having rhinoplasty, or any of our other nasal procedures, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us today!

"I used to be insecure about the appearance of my nose. Dr. Garlich was very comforting and patient with me as he answered all the questions that I had prior to surgery. The initial discomfort was nothing compared to the confidence I now feel having a straight nose and the ability to breathe fully out of both of my nostrils! My surgery was a great success! Thank you Dr. Garlich -- and your team!" -- S.M.

"It has changed not only my confidence level in looks; but I can breathe better!!  I don't mind pictures and I don't have to worry anymore.  He was great from start to finish.  If I had it to do all over again----there would be no question. " -- S.H.

Rhinoplasy Facts:

  • Timeframe: 1-2 hours.
  • Outpatient procedure.
  • If you are in good physical and mental health, age is not a factor.  It  is most common between people in their early twenties until their 50's.  The minimum age is 17 because this marks the end of mid facial development.  Some girls finish this development at 16 and can be done at that age.  Otherwise, I do not recommend a rhinoplasty earlier than 17.
  • Rhinoplasty can help those who have difficulty breathing through their nose.
  • General sedation anesthesia is most often used.
  • Little to no pain after surgery, but could experience a little bleeding, bruising and swelling.
  • Nasal bandages are typically removed 1 week after surgery.
  • Dissolvable stitches in an inconspicuous location are used.
  • Subtle changes can take time to become apparent.  Major changes will be apparent immediately. 

Rhinoplasty Information