Rhinoplasty Specialist

ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa

Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, M.D.

Plastic Surgeon located in Warrendale, PA & Monroeville, PA

The size and shape of your nose has a tremendous impact on your overall appearance. At ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa in Warrendale, Monroeville, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Julio Clavijo-Alvarez, MD offers a variety of rhinoplasty procedures to improve your facial profile. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is an expert in producing natural-looking results. If you're unhappy with the results of a previous rhinoplasty, he also provides revision rhinoplasties. These procedures can help correct problems that your previous surgeon might have missed. Ready to learn more? Call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or schedule a consultation online.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty procedure, also known as a “nose job,” is designed to surgically correct cosmetic issues that affect your nose. Rhinoplasty can help balance your features and facial profile by

  • Removing nasal bumps
  • Reshaping the nostrils
  • Reducing nose width
  • Correcting asymmetry

But these procedures also carry some risk. A poorly performed rhinoplasty can impair the health and function of your sinus passages. That’s why it's essential for rhinoplasty patients to choose an experienced plastic surgeon and safe surgical facility.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Before undergoing surgery, you meet with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez to discuss your aesthetic goals. He will examine your nose and ask if you have any concerns about your nasal function. Next, he helps you determine if a rhinoplasty procedure is right for you.

The best candidates for rhinoplasty enjoy good overall health and have realistic expectations for their surgery. If you have health problems or other significant issues affecting nasal function, rhinoplasty might not be your best option.

In rare cases, patients who undergo a rhinoplasty will experience new problems with their nasal appearance or function. These patients will need another procedure called a revision rhinoplasty. Revision rhinoplasties require advanced skills on the part of the plastic surgeon.

Fortunately, Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez is an experienced plastic surgeon. If you're disappointed with the results of a past procedure, he can help you achieve more natural-looking results.

What happens during a rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasties at ReNova are performed in a state-certified surgical facility. On the day of your procedure, you meet briefly with Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez and your anesthesiologist. When it's time for your surgery to begin, you're placed under general anesthesia.

Procedure times can vary, but rhinoplasties usually take between one and four hours.  After your procedure is complete, you rest in a recovery room for a while before returning home. No overnight hospital stay is required.

What results can I expect?

Many patients experience some swelling and bruising for up to six weeks after their rhinoplasty. You can generally return to your normal daily routine within two weeks. Dr. Clavijo-Alvarez might recommend that you wait four weeks before resuming sports or other physical activities.

While individual results can vary, most patients who undergo rhinoplasties are pleased with their results. A skillfully performed rhinoplasty can balance your features and enhance the appearance of your entire face.

How much does a rhinoplasty cost?

Surgery costs can vary. Your final price will depend upon which surgeon you chose, what procedure you select, and your geographic area. Rhinoplasty procedures in the Pittsburgh area typically range from $4,000–$10,000.

If you're interested in rhinoplasty, you need expert care. Call ReNova Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa today or book a consultation online.