What is a nose job?

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a ‘nose job,’ refers to a surgical procedure to modify the shape or function of the nose. It’s one of the most common types of plastic surgery and is performed for a variety of reasons, some functional, some aesthetic.

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a ‘nose job,’ refers to a surgical procedure to modify the shape or function of the nose. It’s one of the most common types of plastic surgery and is performed for a variety of reasons, some functional, some aesthetic.

Functional (medical) rhinoplasty
A functional rhinoplasty is performed to correct structural issues of the nose such as a deviated septum, nasal collapse, or other issue that may impair breathing in some way. By correcting these issues, day-to-day breathing problems and even sleep disturbances can be remedied.

Aesthetic rhinoplasty
An aesthetic rhinoplasty is commonly done to resize and reshape the appearance of the nose, ultimately resulting in an enhanced profile or contoured facial appearance. The outcome for many results in a boost in self-confidence. Rhinoplasty is an effective procedure to:
• Reduce the size of a disproportionate nose
• Straightening any bumps of the bridge of the nose
• Narrow the appearance of nostrils
• Reshape the top of the nose

The right expertise
Both general plastic surgeons and otolaryngologists commonly perform rhinoplasties. The plastic surgeon is trained in general surgery followed by a plastic surgery fellowship with facial plastics as part of their curriculum. The otolaryngologist is trained on all aspects of the ear, nose, throat (ENT), as well as head and neck surgery.

Because many undergoing a rhinoplasty for medical reasons may also consider having an aesthetic rhinoplasty done at the same time, finding a surgeon with just the right expertise is critically important. Oakdale ENT’s Dr. Casey Fisher has the expertise that is perfectly suited for functional + aesthetic rhinoplasties. He is double board-certified, having completed training in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery.

Take the first step
For those who wish to supplement their medical rhinoplasty by adding an aesthetic component, we encourage you to take the first step and schedule a consultation. You’ll discuss your goals and desired results, have any questions answered and concerns addressed.

Interested in learning more about more about how a rhinoplasty procedure may benefit you? To request a consultation, call our office at 763-233-5755 to schedule your appointment.

Coronavirus

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Oakdale Ear, Nose & Throat has instituted new procedures to protect patients, staff, and our communities while we continue to see and treat patients at our Robbinsdale, Plymouth and Maple Gove clinics.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), Oakdale Ear, Nose & Throat has instituted new procedures to protect patients, staff, and our communities while we continue to see and treat patients at our Robbinsdale, Plymouth and Maple Gove clinics.

New Patient Guidelines

For your safety, we will screen all patients at the time of scheduling, and again at the time of appointment. You should anticipate that we will ask you a series of questions related to any symptoms, recent travel to high risk regions, or known exposure to anyone with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. Using an abundance of caution, patients who indicate any level of risk will NOT be scheduled for in-office visits and will be encouraged to contact their primary care provider.

Schedule a Telemedicine Visit

Some patients may wish to schedule a telemedicine visit with one of our physicians and can do so by contacting our office at 763-233-5755. Please note online consultations will require patients have a mobile device or phone.

In-office Procedures

In accordance with CDC guidelines and acknowledgment of public health priorities, all procedures performed by Oakdale ENT physicians will be in-office only. All elective, non-urgent procedures performed in-hospital will be delayed and rescheduled for a later date.

Stay Up to Date

In this rapidly changing environment, please visit the Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control and Prevention websites for the most up to date information.