Rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘nose job’, is the procedure of choice for patients who are looking to address cosmetic imperfections in the nose. Through this treatment, plastic surgeons can correct dorsal humps, flaring nostrils, as well as other cosmetic and functional deficiencies. Many patients who receive this procedure notice profound improvements in their facial proportionality, resulting in improved self-esteem and confidence.

Rhinoplasty is one of the top 3 cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States. In 2018, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that more than 213,780 patients received this treatment. Satisfaction rates for nose reshaping surgery average at 83.6%. Patients can drastically improve their chance of obtaining a natural, desirable outcome from this procedure by working with a highly experienced plastic surgeon.

LA plastic surgeon Dr. Ruston Sanchez has helped numerous men and women from Baton Rouge and surrounding Louisiana areas of Lafayette, Hammond, and New Orleans achieve their goals with nose reshaping surgery. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works individually with each one of his patients to find a treatment plan that will produce the desired outcome.

Who is an Ideal Candidate

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that alters the structure of the nose in order to meet functional or aesthetic goals. Dr. Ruston Sanchez recommends this procedure for patients whose facial growth is complete. This typically occurs around the age of 16 years for girls, and 18 years for boys.

Typically, good candidates for this procedure are individuals who are trying to address the following concerns:

  • Depression or hump on the nasal bridge
  • Wide shaped nose
  • Enlarged nasal tip
  • Disproportionately large nose
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Noticeably flared nostrils
  • A crooked nose
  • Asymmetrical nose due to birth deformity or injury
  • Impaired breathing due to the structure of the nose

During your initial consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will ask questions, learn about your concerns, and let you know whether this procedure is for you. Dr. Ruston Sanchez works to create an individualized treatment plan that will help meet your goals.

Surgical Technique

Nose reshaping is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Ruston will place incisions in the area of the nose just about the lip (columella) or hidden within the nose itself. Absorbable internal sutures that dissolve over time will be used to close the incision. Dr. Ruston will usually use external splints to support the nose. These are usually removed within 7 – 10 days and replaced with topical taping support. In some cases, the surgeon may choose to use internal splints that are typically removed between two and five days. During surgery, the surgeon takes extreme care to achieve the desired outcome with minimal risk of scarring and other side effects.

Types of Rhinoplasty

Dr. Ruston Sanchez has several procedures to choose from, depending on the needs of the patient.

Closed rhinoplasty

The surgeon will make an incision inside the nose through the nostrils. With this type of nose reshaping, there are no visible scars. This procedure option is ideal for patients who are looking for minor adjustments in the appearance of their nose. Patients who need a more severe adjustment, will need open rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty

This procedure option entails an incision between the nostrils, which provides the surgeon with a better view of the internal nasal structure. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will peel back the skin and manipulate the bone and cartilage as needed. Once this is done, the nose will be re-draped to reveal the new look. Because incisions involved in this type of rhinoplasty are very tiny, they result in hardly noticeable and very small scars.

Non-Invasive Nose Job

Dr. Ruston Sanchez offers a non-invasive option for men and women who are looking to achieve minor cosmetic improvements without the downtime of surgery. This procedure involves the use of injectable fillers – which are liquid-based substances – to achieve the desired changes. Fat can also be transferred from other parts of the body to the nasal region to fill in a bony appearance.

After Surgery

Dr. Ruston Sanchez closely monitors his patients after the surgery before releasing them to go home. Following this procedure, the area around the nose and beneath the eyes will be bruised and swollen for some time. Prescription medication will be given to help suppress these effects. A post-operative appointment will be scheduled after 3 days so that Dr. Ruston Sanchez can assess your recovery progress. The majority of nose job patients are able to recover and get back to their regular schedule within 2-4 weeks. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will ask that you don’t do any form of strenuous activities or exercise until after you get the green light from him.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Ruston Sanchez

During a nose reshaping consultation, Dr. Ruston Sanchez will meet with you and discuss the goals of the procedure. The surgeon will ask questions to learn about your concerns and expectations after the procedure. He will also assess your nose and make recommendations for treatment. Dr. Ruston Sanchez provides his patients with the personal attention they need throughout the treatment, as well as explains the treatment modalities and consequent recovery.

Dr. Ruston Sanchez performs nose reshaping surgery to balance the patient’s aesthetic appearance as well as improve the ability to breathe. Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure whose scope can vary greatly from one patient to the other. The team at Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office is passionate about what they do and will go out of their way to ensure an excellent experience for each patient.

Meet Dr. Ruston Sanchez

Dr. Ruston Sanchez takes each patient case as unique and works diligently to achieve the best procedure outcome with faster surgery time, smallest scar possible, and minimal risk of complications. Get in touch with Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office today to schedule a consultation visit for your nose reshaping procedure.

Plan Your Rhinoplasty In Baton Rouge

The cost of rhinoplasty in Louisiana can vary greatly from one patient to the other. Most of Your Surgeon’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $6,000 and $10,000. This surgery is completed within 4 hours and patients can expect to recover within 2-4 weeks. Dr. Ruston Sanchez performs rhinoplasty in accredited health facilities or his in-office operating room, with a full-time anesthesiologist and highly qualified support staff. Because this is an outpatient procedure, the surgeon will require that you have someone to drive you home and help out with chores for a day or two.

Your Nose the Way you Want It

Rhinoplasty is a great procedure to address any discontent you may have regarding the appearance of your nose when looking in the mirror. This procedure is also recommended for individuals who have difficulty breathing due to structural deformities of the nose. A highly seasoned rhinoplasty surgeon in Baton Rouge and the surrounding Louisiana regions, Dr. Ruston Sanchez is committed to meet your precise needs. Dr. Ruston Sanchez brings extensive experience and years of high-level training to the operating table, giving his patients a natural and beautiful nasal appearance.

Average Cost

$6,000 – $10,000

Average Recovery Time

Within 2 – 4 weeks

Average Procedure Time

Completed within 4 hours


Rhinoplasty FAQ

Surgical vs nonsurgical rhinoplasty?

Many patients who are considering having a nose job wonder whether to go for the surgical or nonsurgical option. Dr. Ruston Sanchez offers nonsurgical treatment for patients who are looking to alleviate minor cosmetic issues temporarily. Where a serious and permanent change in the structure of the nose is desired, surgical rhinoplasty is recommended. During your initial consultation visit withDr. Ruston Sanchez, the surgeon will examine your nose and let you know the best way forward.

How much does nose reshaping surgery cost?

The cost of nose reshaping surgery will vary greatly from one patient to the other based on the complexity of the procedure and the experience of the surgeon. Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s patients can expect to pay anywhere between $6,000 and $10,000 for this cosmetic treatment. During your initial visit to Dr. Ruston Sanchez’s office, the surgeon’s team will create an initial cost estimate to help you get ready for the procedure.

Can I combine rhinoplasty with other facial procedures?

Yes. It may be possible to combine nose reshaping with other cosmetic facial procedures such as cheek augmentation. Dr. Ruston Sanchez will seek to understand your goals and expectations before creating an effective treatment plan. More than one surgery may be performed at the same time, or consecutively over several months to meet your desired outcome. Make sure to convey all your goals and expectations to Dr. Ruston Sanchez from as early as the first consultation visit.

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