What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, in Seattle, is a surgical procedure to reshape or alter the structure of the nose for aesthetic or functional purposes, enhancing facial harmony and/or restoring healthy breathing. Dr. Liebertz has extensive training in advanced head and neck surgery. He performs rhinoplasty surgeries with meticulous attention to detail, promising functional and aesthetically pleasing results. 

What Can Rhinoplasty Treat?

Rhinoplasty (nose job) is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons. Still, it may also be necessary for those with breathing issues, a broken nose, or who require nose reconstruction due to trauma or surgery. Dr. Liebertz is among the region's most talented nose surgeons, bringing artistry and the most advanced surgical techniques to every procedure.

  • Asymmetry: Balancing uneven nostrils or a skewed nose.
  • Overly large nose: Reducing nose size to balance facial features.
  • Dorsal hump: Reducing or removing a bump on the bridge.
  • Deviated septum: Correcting misalignments that impair breathing.
  • Nasal airflow: Improving obstructions for better breathing.
  • Tip contouring: Refining or lifting the nose tip.
  • Nostril size and shape: Narrowing or reshaping wide or large nostrils.
  • Nose angle: Adjusting the angle between the nose and upper lip.
  • Injury corrections: Repairing the nose after trauma or accidents.
  • Congenital nose issues: Addressing congenital nasal deformities.
  • Unsatisfactory results of nose surgery: A revision rhinoplasty can correct errors caused by prior nose surgery.
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Dr. Liebertz's approach: Refined nose reshaping surgery

Dr. Liebertz uses computer-generated images to assist patients in envisioning how changes to nose shape, size, or projection will affect facial appearance. Leveraging his specialized training, Dr. Liebertz excels at complex cases, including revision rhinoplasties and procedures addressing multiple issues. After obtaining his Doctor of Medicine from the top-tier Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Dr. Liebertz dedicated a pivotal research year to understanding the immune response to head and neck cancer. He then honed his skills with a residency in Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery at Wayne State University in Michigan. 

Dr. Liebertz was selected as one of just 46 surgeons globally for subspecialty fellowship training in Advanced Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. This exclusive program, guided by luminaries in the field, including founders of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, equipped Dr. Liebertz with unparalleled expertise in nose surgeries. His results in nose surgery are the result of his foundation of precision, dedication, and world-class training.

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Are you a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

If you're dissatisfied with the appearance or functionality of your nose, rhinoplasty (nose job) in Seattle could be your solution. Ideal candidates are healthy individuals with matured nasal structures, realistic expectations, and no contraindicating medical conditions.

It's also crucial for potential candidates to be non-smokers or willing to quit temporarily. 

Types of rhinoplasty surgeries at Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay

Numerous plastic surgeons opt out of conducting rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures entirely due to their intricate nature, which increases the risk of failure if the reconstructed nasal structure lacks proper support. Dr. Liebertz, an esteemed facial plastic surgeon, distinguishes himself by providing patients with exceptional outcomes and unparalleled individualized attention. Within his private practice, he specializes in various types of rhinoplasty surgeries.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty

Primarily focuses on enhancing the nose's aesthetic appearance, addressing issues like humps, size, or asymmetry to achieve a desired look.

Reconstructive rhinoplasty

Tailored to correct structural defects or injuries, aiming to restore nasal function and a natural appearance, especially after trauma or prior surgery.

Ethnic rhinoplasty

A personalized approach that respects and maintains ethnic characteristics while making desired modifications, ensuring that the nose harmonizes with other facial features.

Male rhinoplasty

Designed to cater to the unique aesthetic desires and anatomical differences of male patients, emphasizing a more robust and sharper appearance.

Revision rhinoplasty

Also known as secondary rhinoplasty, this procedure corrects issues or irregularities from previous nose surgery, which is typically more complex due to the altered anatomy and scar tissue.

Female rhinoplasty

Concentrates on achieving a softer, refined appearance, often emphasizing subtle contours and a more delicate nasal tip.

Complementary procedures

To further enhance facial balance, consider combining rhinoplasty with chin augmentation.

Male vs. female rhinoplasty

While techniques remain consistent, aesthetic goals can differ. A traditionally masculine nose might have a sharper bridge, and a more feminine nose might lean towards a softer bridge and slightly upturned tip. Dr. Liebertz has an artistic eye for nose correction, and his extensive experience allows him to create the ideal balance between the features of both men and women.

Recovery From Your Rhinoplastsy Procedure

  • Follow Surgeon's Instructions: Carefully adhere to your surgeon's post-operative guidelines, including any medication schedules and restrictions.

  • Rest and Elevate: Get plenty of rest, and sleep with your head elevated on pillows to reduce swelling.

  • Manage Discomfort: Use prescribed pain medication as directed and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling and ease discomfort.

  • Avoid Nose-Blowing: Refrain from blowing your nose vigorously for a few weeks to prevent disruption of the healing process.

  • Proper Wound Care: Keep the incision sites clean and follow your surgeon's instructions for changing dressings.

  • Nasal Saline Spray: Use a saline nasal spray as recommended by your surgeon to keep the nasal passages moist

  • Diet and Hydration: Maintain a balanced diet and stay well-hydrated to support healing.

  • Sun Protection: Protect your nose from direct sunlight with sunscreen or a hat to prevent scarring and hyperpigmentation.

  • Limit Social Activities: Minimize social activities, especially in the initial phase of recovery, to reduce the risk of injury or infection.

  • Follow-up Appointments: Attend all scheduled post-operative appointments with your surgeon for evaluation and guidance.

  • Emotional Support: Seek emotional support from friends and family, as recovery can be emotionally challenging due to temporary appearance changes and swelling.

  • Be Patient: Understand that full results may take several months to become apparent, so patience is essential.

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How much does a nose job cost?

Rhinoplasty costs can vary based on the intricacy of the procedure and other factors. Please be advised that we do not accept insurance for any surgical procedures. We are happy to discuss these questions in person at a private consultation.

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Why choose us?

At our clinic, every patient receives unparalleled personalized care tailored to their unique needs. Dr. Liebertz's exceptional qualifications, encompassing advanced training from prestigious institutions, ensure surgical excellence and meticulous attention to detail. Further enhancing the patient experience is our state-of-the-art onsite surgery center, which offers world-class safety, comfort, and technology. Your transformation journey is in expert hands with us.

Your nose has a significant impact on your facial appearance. At Liebertz Plastic Surgery at Yarrow Bay, we believe in empowering our patients and guiding them to make informed decisions. Discover how rhinoplasty can be a transformative experience. Schedule your consultation today.


What does rhinoplasty surgery involve?

Surgery involves reshaping the nose by adjusting bone, cartilage, or tissue. Techniques vary based on individual needs.

Is rhinoplasty painful?

Discomfort is common after surgery, but pain can be managed with medication prescribed by your surgeon.

Are there risks associated with rhinoplasty?

As with any surgery, there are risks such as infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anesthesia. These are typically rare and can be minimized with proper care.

Will there be visible scarring?

Techniques like closed rhinoplasty minimize visible scarring, while open rhinoplasty may leave a small scar on the underside of the nose.

Can rhinoplasty improve breathing?

Yes, rhinoplasty can correct structural issues that obstruct breathing, improving nasal function.

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