A Rhinoplasty in Platinum Surgery is an aesthetic surgery performed to change the look of the nose. Rhinoplasty can also help repair a functional or breathing issue in some patients. Although rhinoplasty consists of subtle changes, the results can be quite dramatic. The surgical techniques for rhinoplasty surgery are among the most complex and detailed out of all facial and neck procedures. For best results, it is important to find a Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty procedures.



Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age can be candidates for rhinoplasty. Facial growth and maturity must also be complete, and this will be addressed during your consultation, especially for adolescents. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the right course of action. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed as your nose and facial profile will be changed.


Dr. Adan performs rhinoplasty (“nose job”) surgery for patients with cosmetic concerns about how their noses look. Whether your concern is a subtle change of the tip of the nose, a hump on the dorsum of your nose, a wide nose, a crooked nose, or some combination of the above, surgery can be an effective option. In selected patients, fillers like Juvéderm and Restylane can be used for a non-operative nose correction with no surgery or downtime at all.



Expertise in rhinoplasty requires training, experience, anatomical knowledge, and excellent technical skill. As a Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty, Dr. Abdullahi Adan is widely recognized as one of the finest rhinoplasty surgeons in the region. He has exceptional qualifications and has based his career upon delivering consistently excellent results in complicated rhinoplasty cases.


Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient under IV Sedation Anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure. This treatment can be performed using different surgical techniques, depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Abdullahi Adan performs nose surgery with either an open or closed (endonasal) approach.


Open Rhinoplasty uses a tiny incision that is placed under nose, between the two nostril openings. This incision is approximately 5-6 mm wide but allows the skin and soft tissue of the nose to be lifted off of the underlying cartilage and bone, “opening” the nose. This technique is appropriate for major rhinoplasty operations, as it offers a complete view of all of the structures that will be modified during a rhinoplasty. This is the technique that Dr. Abdullahi Adan uses in the majority of his rhinoplasty surgeries, as it offers the best exposure for precise results and very low risk of errors that will require correction later on. While several patients may have concern about a scar from an incision, proper placement of an open rhinoplasty incision typically results in a scar that is “completely” unnoticeable once it is healed.


Some patients desire a closed or “scarless” rhinoplasty. This is a technique where a rhinoplasty can be performed using only incisions that are made inside of the nose, without any external incisions in the skin. While this technique may be appropriate for very minor rhinoplasty surgeries, the closed technique does limit visibility for full rhinoplasty procedures.

Dr. Abdullahi Adan will discuss during your consultation if you are a candidate for a closed rhinoplasty. If you are a candidate for a full rhinoplasty, you will experience a quicker resolution of the swelling in your nose and you will not have the small incision between your nostrils. To receive one of the best Rhinoplasty Scottsdale has to offer.


The recovery process for a nose job in scottsdale takes longer than other facial plastic surgery procedures and occurs in a series of different periods. There is an early one to two-week post-operative recovery period, followed by an intermediate 3-month interval for healing. For full results to be appreciated, it almost always takes 1 full year for the nose to become fully refined and healed from swelling.

Surgery Day: Your surgical day will begin with arriving at our private surgical center in the morning for check-in. Upon completion of your nose surgery, you will have a small cast placed on the outside of your nose. You will then rest comfortably in the recovery area until you are released to heal at home with a responsible friend or family member. Cold compresses to the eyes, elevation of the head, and rest/relaxation are important for the evening of surgery.

1 Day Later: The areas around your nose may or may not have some swelling or bruising. Most patients describe minimal to no pain, and control any soreness with Tylenol (although a small amount of prescription pain medication is prescribed in case a patient has a minimal amount of pain). Patients are encouraged to have a leisurely week without exertion, and to use frequent saline spray inside their nostrils.

1 Week Later: Your post-op check-up with Dr. Abdullahi Adan will take place at 1 week, and the cast and the tiny stitches between your nostils will be removed. At this point, the majority of patients are healed to the point where they can resume normal social and work activities. It is normal for the mild congestion and swelling inside of the nose to simulate the feeling of a head cold.

2 Weeks Later: At this point, any of your swelling or bruising is almost entirely gone and the incision under the nose has healed to the point where it is difficult to notice unless actively sought. There is a small amount of overall swelling to the entire area of the nose.

1 Month Later: The post-surgical period is almost over, and the detailed post-operative results are starting to become more apparent. There is still residual swelling on the nose, and this will change from day to day. Some days, the nose will look better than others, as the swelling continues goes up and down.

3 Months Later: The residual swelling is starting to decrease from top to bottom. The top of the nose (bridge) is looking more refined. At this point, you have gotten used to the new facial aesthetic that your rhinoplasty has given you.

6 Months Later: Your nose is now mostly healed. Typically, the tip of the nose is the final area to fully heal, and there is likely a small amount of residual swelling in this area.

1 Year Later: Your nose is fully healed by now. The swelling has resolved and you have the rhinoplasty result that you have discussed over a year ago. The incision site is essentially unnoticeable by now.


Choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon is the first and most important step to achieving your desired outcome. Rhinoplasty specialization requires training, experience, skill, and certification. Many plastic surgeons perform the occasional rhinoplasty surgery in addition to other abdomen, breast, extremity, and face procedures. To ensure adequate expertise, it is important to find a Facial Plastic Surgeon who performs surgery exclusively on the face and neck, and further specializes in rhinoplasty surgery. Your rhinoplasty surgeon should have performed at least hundreds, if not thousands, of rhinoplasty procedures. Also, you should be able to see some of the surgeon’s results via their patient gallery and online reviews.
Risks associated with rhinoplasty surgery include breathing difficulty, infection, scarring, nosebleeds, septal perforation, asymmetry, or poor cosmetic results. Always make sure to find a board-certified surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty to minimize the risk of poor outcomes.
The cost of a nose job varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Abdullahi Adan will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, he can go over the cost estimates more accurately. To get your best results, it’s better to focus on choosing a facial plastic surgeon, like Dr. Abdullahi Adan, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Platinum Surgery accepts many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing. On average clients pay $9,000 – $11,500 for their Rhinoplasty surgery.
While cosmetic rhinoplasty is not covered by insurance, medically necessary nose reshaping to improve your breathing may be partially covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Abdullahi Adan during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to process your claim.
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) may be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to improve the internal structure for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Abdullahi Adan will let you know if you may be a candidate for non-surgical nose reshaping.
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Abdullahi Adan, you can discuss what you like about your nose and what you would like to change. This will allow him to customize your treatment plan so you get your best results. Also, please see our Ethnic Rhinoplasty procedure page.
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Abdullahi Adan. Once he understands your goals, he can help you decide which procedures should be included in your treatment plan.
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