Palm Desert Plastic Surgery Blog

Rhinoplasty (Nose Job Surgery)

Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) is a board certified plastic surgeon providing some of the latest and most innovative cosmetic surgery procedures. One of the key procedures available at Dr. Q’s practice is rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job or nose surgery. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities who are looking to improve the size or shape of their nose may consult with Dr. Q.

Need for Rhinoplasty

The nose is among the prominent facial features that makes a significant contribution to the overall facial appearance of an individual. Even a minor anomaly in the appearance of the nose can have a magnified effect on the facial profile. Just a wide nasal tip or a bump on the nasal bridge can be enough to undermine the look of a person. The sparkling aspect here is that the shape, size, and appearance of the nose can be corrected with plastic surgery.

Dr. Q is an experienced cosmetic surgeon who understands the importance of rhinoplasty, and how can be transform the facial harmony and overall personality of an individual in a favorable manner. Patients located in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art rhinoplasty treatment at Dr. Q’s practice. Rhinoplasty is also an effective way to correct functional abnormalities of the nose.

Standout Candidates

Any man or woman who is unhappy with the appearance of their nose, or who is suffering from anomalies of the nasal function, such as obstruction in breathing, may be an appropriate and much anticipate candidate for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. The surgery may be performed on anyone who is in wonderful or stable general health, and has a fully developed nose and other facial features.

A decent or text book candidate will have a positive outlook, clear aesthetic goals and realistic expectations. The plastic surgeon will prefer candidates who are non-smokers or commit to stop smoking several weeks before and after the surgery. Patients suffering from functional problems of the nose may also be blossoming candidates for rhinoplasty.


Rhinoplasty plastic surgery may be performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Depending on the case, the surgeon may perform the procedure from inside of the nose or from outside. When surgery is performed from inside the nostrils, it leaves no scars on the outside.

Even in cases where rhinoplasty is performed from outside, the incision is placed inconspicuously in the area between the nostrils. The procedure may involve surgical reduction of the nose size or refining of the nasal tip in case of Afro American patients. Some Asian patients may require enhancement of the nose size to make it more proportionate to the rest of the facial features.


Most patients will experience mild pain and discomfort the first few days following rhinoplasty. The surgeon may recommend pain relieving medications for a few days. Bruising and swelling will last for a few weeks, and full effects of the procedure will appear as it resolves. Results of rhinoplasty are long lasting, and in many cases, the results may be permanent.

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