- Reducing a nasal hump
- Changing the shape of the tip or bridge
- Raising or lowering the tip
- Narrowing the span of the nostrils
Reshaping the contours of the nose, known as rhinoplasty, can re-define the appearance of the nose and bring it into harmony and balance with other facial features. Rhinoplasty with Des Moines, Iowa facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brent Koch can help reshape the nose to a more appealing size and contour, as well as restore optimal breathing function.
As a double board-certified specialist in facial plastic surgery, he has extensive training and experience in facial procedures. If you live in or near Des Moines and rhinoplasty is something you are considering, please request a consultation or call our office at 515-277-5555. Dr. Koch looks forward to meeting with you and discussing how to best achieve your rhinoplasty goals.
Through cosmetic rhinoplasty the appearance of the nose can be altered by:
As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon and a board-certified otolaryngologist, Dr. Koch has the unique ability to improve the appearance of the nose while simultaneously improving its breathing function.If the septum is deviated or the nasal passages are blocked, Dr. Koch can correct your breathing. If this is the case, insurance may reimburse you for the functional portion of the procedure.
During your consultation, we will review rhinoplasty techniques and discuss your individual goals in depth, as each nasal surgery is different and requires a unique approach. We offer computer imaging so you can see possible results in advance of your surgery. This advancement in technology allows us to alter a computer enhanced image of your nose and face to simulate your final outcome. It also allows us to understand exactly what you are aiming to achieve.
The actual rhinoplasty procedure is performed by restructuring the cartilage and bone that form the framework of the nose. The skin is then re-draped over the new shape. A small plastic splint is worn over the bridge of the nose for 4 to 5 days following the surgery.
The procedure takes place in an outpatient surgery center. It is most often performed using general anesthesia. Rhinoplasty usually takes between 1 and 2 hours to complete, although more complicated procedures may take longer.
With his artistic eye, precise hands, and understanding heart, Dr. Koch enhances faces and changes lives.
Following nose surgery, some of our patients have reported that they are surprised with how well they feel. Bruising and significant swelling are uncommon, and although many patients take a week off of work or school, some immediately return to their routines. Light exercise is permitted after the first week; however, heavy contact sports are not a good idea for at least 4 to 6 weeks. Whether you are repairing a broken nose or wanting to achieve a smaller, more balanced nose, nose surgery can give you the chance to make long-lasting improvement in your breathing and nasal appearance.
Dr. Koch can discuss all of your options during your nose surgeryconsultation. Ames, Cedar Rapids, and Des Moines, Iowa, men and women interested in facial plastic surgery are encouraged to request a consultation online or call us at 515-277-5555 to schedule an appointment.
The nominal consultation fee covers an extensive, personal consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brent Koch. He will spend a great deal of time with you, discussing your goals, concerns, and physical and lifestyle considerations. He will listen intently to what you have to say, and together the two of you will develop the best approach to your treatment. Women and men who schedule their surgery at the time of consultation will have their consultation fee applied toward their procedure.