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What is Female Rhinoplasty?

A female rhinoplasty in Portland can be performed on women whose noses have achieved full growth (typically about 15 years old). During your consultation, Dr. Kim will perform a comprehensive examination of your face and will listen to you as you describe the aspects of your nose that you would like to reshape or retain. This discussion is intended to be collaborative: you will tell Dr. Kim how you would like your nose to look, and he will inform you if it is surgically possible or even advisable. At the end of the consultation, both patient and doctor should have an excellent understanding of the surgical goals.

Refining the Female Nose Structure: What Does it Require?

Women come to our private facial plastic surgery center in Portland to undergo rhinoplasty from a plastic surgeon they can trust. Each surgery is meticulously planned and custom-tailored to the individual anatomy and needs of each patient. The ultimate goal is to refine a nose into a natural shape that significantly enhances your other appealing features. The surgery may be performed with two basic approaches:

Open Rhinoplasty

This surgical approach involves an incision placed along the columella and inside each of the nostrils. It allows for full visualization of the underlying cartilage and bony structure of the nose and therefore allows for the highest level of precision. It is Dr. Kim’s preferred approach for surgery that involves an extensive amount of tip modification and for revision rhinoplasty.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This procedure does not leave an external scar because incisions are placed entirely within the nostrils. It is a suitable approach for less comprehensive nose reshaping procedures.

What Should I Expect in Recovery Time?

Recovery from female rhinoplasty in Portland requires one to two weeks off work or school, although many are well enough to return after a week. You will initially have bruising and swelling that peaks at day three, and your nose will feel stuffy. Your nose will be bandaged and splinted, and you will be limited in the type of physical activity in which you can participate.

It is advised that you avoid bending over, lifting, or other actions that could impact the healing process. You will need to sleep with your head elevated above your heart for at least one week.

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We are excited to announce that we will start seeing patients on a limited basis in our clinic starting Friday, May 1st for select procedures and visits. The vast majority of postoperative checks and new patient consultations will still be done through our telehealth platform in order to minimize any unnecessary exposure for patients and staff alike. A future in-person consultation will not require an additional consultation fee.

As part of our commitment to the highest safety standards, we have made the following modification to your patient experience for the foreseeable future. We greatly appreciate your compliance and understanding.

  1. Online check-in must be completed through our online portal 48-hours prior to the appointment.
  2. We are instituting a curbside waiting room. Please text us at 503-575-1910 upon arrival and wait in your parked car until you are notified via text message that we are ready to begin your appointment. Complimentary patient parking is located below our building.
  3. Patients are required to bring and wear masks for the duration of their appointment.
  4. Guests, children, or visitors other than the patient will not be permitted. In the case of patients who are minors, one accompanying parent or guardian is permissible.
  5. Restrooms will not be accessible during this time.
  6. We will obtain credit card information over the phone prior to the appointment. Payment will be processed after the treatment is completed. No payment will be handled onsite.
  7. Patients will enter our main entrance and exit out of our back exit. This one-way patient flow will allow us to comprehensively disinfect our clinic to be ready for the next patient.
  8. We will limit our injectable treatments to upper face neuromodulators indefinitely (Botox, Dysport, Jeuveau).

We appreciate your continued patience and flexibility. We miss you and can’t wait to see you again.

Dr. Kim and Staff

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