Dr. Hobgood offers consultations for both men and women interested in balancing their facial esthetics with rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery at his Scottsdale practice serving the Phoenix area. When looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Arizona, many people choose the double board-certified facial plastic surgery specialist for his proven skill and extensive experience.
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
Am I a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
One of the most wonderful aspects of rhinoplasty is that nearly anyone can have it. However, there are a few things that may make you a better candidate for this procedure. If you don’t smoke or use nicotine products and are in good physical health, you are likely a good candidate. We want to ensure that you have no underlying health conditions that may interfere with your surgery or recovery. If you believe there may be, it’s important to share them with Dr. Hobgood during your consultation.
If you have a positive outlook about what rhinoplasty can do for you and you have realistic goals in mind, then this surgery may be a great option for you. We stress the importance of realistic goals and understanding that rhinoplasty changes the aesthetic appearance of your entire face, not just your nose. Even if you know for sure that you want rhinoplasty, you may still be initially unsure of the specific changes you want to be made to your nose. Dr. Hobgood will work with you and share his extensive experience to help you plan your results.
How Much Does a Nose Job (Rhinoplasty) Cost in Phoenix & Scottsdale, AZ?
Paying for your primary rhinoplasty with Dr. Hobgood can be easy with financing offered by Care Credit. (You can apply for a Care Credit account here.) For many patients, Dr. Hobgood’s surgeon’s fee for rhinoplasty can cost as low as $348/month when using a 3-year financing plan. Individual patients’ anatomy and medical history vary quite a bit, and thus, the total fee for your rhinoplasty will depend somewhat on your own circumstances. You can learn more about the factors that affect your rhinoplasty cost in our related blog post. At your consultation, we will discuss not only your particular situation but its impact on the price of your rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty can correct a wide range of concerns, including:
Lumps, humps, or depressions on the bridge of the nose
Large, drooping, or bulbous nasal tip
Enlarged or overly wide nostrils
A nose that is out of balance with other facial features
In some cases, Dr. Hobgood addresses functional issues as part of rhinoplasty surgery if structural issues cause difficulty breathing.
What Is Revision Rhinoplasty?
Dr. Hobgood performs revision rhinoplasty for patients who had rhinoplasty with another surgeon but experienced complications or unsatisfactory results. Only experienced plastic surgeons specializing in nose surgery should perform revision rhinoplasty due to the complexity of this procedure.
Choosing an Experienced Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Dr. Hobgood has helped patients from around the globe, with national and international patients choosing Dr. Hobgood and his team to help them meet their goals. Dr. Hobgood is considered one of the top rhinoplasty surgeons in the US and has performed over 5,000 rhinoplasty procedures, including more than 1,000 complicated revision nose surgeries.
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
YOU are the key to OUR success! During your consultation, Dr. Hobgood will carefully explain the full scope of your surgery and recovery. He begins with a thorough discussion of the nature of rhinoplasty surgery. Unlike most other plastic surgery procedures affecting soft tissue, this surgery involves reshaping or removing bone and cartilage. That presents significant challenges for both the patient as well as the surgeon. The anatomy of the nose, an assessment of your breathing, and finally, recommendations for the most natural and beautiful version of your nose are detailed as our goal.
Commonly Combined Procedures
While Dr. Hobgood often performs rhinoplasty on its own, he also combines it with other procedures to improve facial balance and provide multiple improvements with a single surgery and recovery period. Popular options include:
The best type of rhinoplasty depends on what the procedure calls for. Dr. Hobgood may use either of the following options:
Open rhinoplasty involves an incision along the thin strip of skin between the nostrils called the columella. This technique provides open access to the surgical area and is best for complex procedures.
Closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions inside the nose. This technique leaves no external scar and is best for simpler procedures.
Both approaches have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Hobgood reviews which option is best for you during your consultation.
What Is Involved in Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Your surgery can vary in length depending on how extensive the changes to your nose are. Dr. Hobgood performs rhinoplasty using either general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. Once he has made the incisions, he reshapes cartilage and bone, adding a variety of cartilage or soft tissue grafts to the nose if needed. The goal is to provide the structure that is most likely to allow the soft tissue and skin of the nose to settle with the most natural and un-operated appearance.
What Is Ethnic Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty techniques designed to address Caucasian noses often don’t serve the needs of patients of other ethnicities. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a term that refers to cosmetic nose surgery for people who want to adjust their nose’s shape or size without losing specific ethnic characteristics. Dr. Hobgood considers these unique physical characteristics when creating a surgical plan for rhinoplasty. This avoids results that may cause breathing issues or risk the need for additional surgeries.
Dr. Todd Hobgood
Dr. Hobgood combines his down-to-earth, personable demeanor with an artistic eye and technical expertise honed through thousands of surgeries, including more than 1,000 facelifts. He's recognized nationally for his leadership and has been honored by the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for his ongoing commitment to quality.
Rhinoplasty typically refers to surgical changes to address a patient’s cosmetic concerns. It reshapes or changes the size of the nose. Functional rhinoplasty refers to nose surgery that’s needed to improve a patient’s breathing, as Dr. Hobgood wrote about in this blog post. This breathing difficulty is often caused by a deviated septum and is corrected by septoplasty. Functional rhinoplasty may also be needed after a traumatic injury to the nose.
How Long Is Recovery From Rhinoplasty?
Recovery is an outpatient procedure; you will return home on the day of surgery in the care of a trusted adult. Swelling will likely be the first thing you notice once you return home from surgery. Keep your head elevated as much as possible for the first several days after surgery to minimize swelling.
While experiences vary with the specifics of each surgery and unique patient factors, here are time frames for key milestones along the way:
Pain management: Pain medication may be helpful for the first few days. Patients typically feel congestion, not pain.
Surgical dressings: Dr. Hobgood removes bandages and the nasal cast or splint at a post-op appointment about 7 to 10 days after your surgery. Make sure to keep your nose dry to keep the cast secure. It will naturally loosen as swelling decreases. Learn more about caring for surgical dressings and nose casts in our related blog post.
Incision care: Keep the surgical area clean as directed using hydrogen peroxide and an antibacterial ointment.
Return to work/school: Most patients need 7 to 10 days of downtime before returning to a non-strenuous job or school.
Swelling & bruising: These conditions peak 3 to 4 days after surgery and decrease significantly in 3 to 4 weeks.
Go in public: Patients usually feel ready to be seen in public in about 2 weeks once the swelling has eased.
Resuming activity: In general, patients can resume activity along the following timeline (with Dr. Hobgood’s clearance):
Nonstrenuous activities: 2 weeks
Vigorous activities: 4 to 6 weeks
Activities that risk impact to the nose: 6+ weeks (until cleared)
See results: Improvements begin to emerge in about 3 to 4 weeks as swelling dissipates.
Final results: Expect subtle changes for at least one year. Swelling can flare up, but it’s typically not something to worry about. Swelling takes about 1 to 2 years to go away completely, especially in the tip.
Review this blog post for more information about recovery. Dr. Hobgood will provide more specific recovery instructions for your exact situation. We may ask you to follow up with us periodically throughout the first year.
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How Long After Rhinoplasty Will I See the Final Results?
Patients often look fantastic in under a month, although final results are typically achieved in 1 to 2 years. Many of the greatest rhinoplasty surgeons in the world state that the true healing period for this surgery is up to 10 years.
“Wonderful doctor and staff. He is very kind and puts your mind at ease. Knew what I wanted and disliked before I even opened my mouth. A very skillful doctor. Surgery went better than expected and one month post everything is going well.” NewNose4Me17 rhinoplasty patient on RealSelf.com
What Is ‘Liquid Rhinoplasty’?
A nonsurgical alternative to rhinoplasty is sometimes called “liquid rhinoplasty” because it involves using dermal filler injections. Fillers can provide subtle changes to the bridge and tip of the nose. The results of this procedure are temporary, and no downtime is needed. Liquid rhinoplasty is a way to “test drive” changes to the shape of your nose without committing to surgery. For your safety, choosing an expert injector for this procedure is essential.
How old do I have to be to have rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a very popular procedure for teens, but it is very important that patients be both physically and emotionally mature enough for the surgery. In order to create predictable results, Dr. Hobgood must be confident that the individual is finished growing. Girls tend to reach this stage by age 15 to 17, whereas boys tend to need a little longer, so generally, males should be at least 17 or 18.
How long does rhinoplasty surgery take?
A simple, straightforward rhinoplasty that requires small incisions and no revisions can take as little as 2 hours. However, if you’re undergoing a secondary, or revision rhinoplasty, the procedure can last a bit longer. It’s unlikely that the surgery will last longer than 2 ½ hours.
How painful is rhinoplasty surgery?
Patients typically do not experience significant pain after rhinoplasty; most feel discomfort similar to congestion caused by swelling inside the nose.
Are there risks involved with rhinoplasty?
There aren’t many significant risks with rhinoplasty surgery, although there are some things to consider. For instance, anesthesia issues could occur during the procedure, though these are relatively rare. Additional risks include some bleeding, an infection, and issues during the healing phase. For a while, you may experience some changes in skin sensation, as well as skin discoloration. There’s also the slight risk that you won’t like how the changes have made your nose look. It’s up to you to weigh these risks against the positives and make your decision.
Are results permanent?
Yes. Rhinoplasty results last indefinitely unless the patient experiences trauma to the nose.
Does rhinoplasty change your smile?
In some cases, the swelling that follows rhinoplasty can affect the movement of your upper lip and affect the appearance of your smile. This change is temporary, though, and your normal smile will return as the swelling resolves.
Are most people happy with their rhinoplasty results?
Patients who choose a plastic surgeon who focuses exclusively on facial plastic surgery are generally very happy with the results of their nose job. Dr. Hobgood specializes in rhinoplasty and takes great pride in his patients’ feedback and the reviews they post on third-party websites.
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