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What is a Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, also referred to as a nose job, is both a cosmetic and medically necessary surgical procedure designed to correct either functional or aesthetic issues with the nose, or both. Even the subtlest changes to your nose can have a significant impact on the overall appearance of your face. When performed by Dr. Nick Slenkovich in Denver, a rhinoplasty can balance facial features, improve the shape and/or size of the nose, and bring a far more appealing appearance of your entire face.

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Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

reshaping of the nose for facial enhancement.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

modifying poor results from a previous nose job for cosmetic or functional purposes.

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Reconstructive Nose Surgery

reconstruction and reshaping the nose structure for functional rather than cosmetic purposes, including trauma that has damaged the nose.

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Challenging Nose Surgery Cases

includes several variables which can cause a nose reshaping procedure to be more complex, such as tissue loss from skin cancer surgery or trauma.

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What Can I ExpectDuring my Rhinoplasty Procedure?

Your rhinoplasty in Denver will be performed in our world-class surgical center under either local or general anesthesia. The duration of your rhinoplasty procedure will vary depending upon the extent to which Dr. Slenkovich is reshaping your nose, however, most nose jobs take between two and three hours.

Dr. Slenkovich will carefully reshape your nose while you rest comfortably. When you awake from anesthesia, you will be one step closer to seeing your vision realized.

Nose Reshaping Credentials

If you’re considering nose surgery, the most important thing to know about Dr. Nick Slenkovich’s credentials is that he is board-certified in two surgical specialties. He has achieved certification as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and as a specialist in ear, nose and throat surgery.

To understand the importance to you about these certifications, and why you couldn’t be in better hands for your nose reshaping surgery, read more about our credentials. As a highly-accomplished Denver plastic surgeon, Dr. Slenkovich has written, co-written and/or edited numerous published articles on the subject of nasal surgeries.

Why is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Your nose is the focal point of your face, and the feature which is most responsible for creating harmony with the rest of your features.

If you feel that the size or shape of your nose draws unwanted attention, it can make you feel self-conscious. For others, the nose may not function the in a way that allows unencumbered breathing. Rhinoplasty can:

  • Change the size or shape of your nose
  • Correct breathing problems
  • Straighten the bridge of the nose
  • Subtly alter the tip
  • Change the size of the nostrils
  • Repair the nose after traumatic injury
  • Create facial balance
  • Improve your self-esteem

In the skilled hands of Dr. Slenkovich, the results of rhinoplasty are beautiful and natural-looking.

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Can Nose ReshapingCorrect Issues with Breathing?

Yes! The term rhinoplasty or a "nose job" commonly infers that this procedure is done for aesthetic purposes. However, the fact that is not well known about nose reshaping is that it is often done for reasons other than just aesthetic allure. If you have breathing problems that are caused by a deviated septum or facial trauma, rhinoplasty can provide relief by correcting any structural issues within your nose.

This procedure has helped many individuals suffering from the above nasal circumstances. While Dr. Slenkovich is extremely well known for his aesthetic rhinoplasty, he is also very well known for his successful revision rhinoplasty and reconstructive nose surgery, done to alleviate nasal troubles or physical disfigurement.

Are You a Candidate for Nose Reshaping?

If you have a nose that you think is cosmetically unattractive, is overlarge, misshapen, has a hump on the bridge, droopy tip, or other aesthetic problem, and does not fit with the rest of your facial features, we can help you change your life for the better.

From aesthetic procedures to reconstructive procedures to resolve an abnormal nose structure from a birth defect, injury, or disease, you are a candidate for our rhinoplasty in Denver. For more information, please click on one of the specific procedures listed above, or simply give us a call. Our staff will be happy to answer all your questions or schedule a personal consultation for you.

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What is Recovery from Rhinoplasty Like?

You should expect to have some swelling and bruising immediately following your nose job procedure, as well as mild to moderate pain and discomfort.

Dr. Slenkovich will provide you with pain medication to aid in your comfort as your body heals. Keeping your head elevated and applying ice can help to alleviate any swelling. Most of your swelling should dissipate after seven to nine days. Any splints or stitches will be removed approximately one week following your procedure. Swelling will continue to resolve itself over the course of the next twelve months.

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What to expect from my consultation?

A consultation with Dr. Slenkovich is a chance for you and your rhinoplasty surgeon to get to know each other better. You can ask questions, voice your concerns and explain your initial expectations. You can also bring in photos of your ideal nose so that Dr. Slenkovich better understands your aesthetic sensibilities. The doctor will in turn perform a thorough review of your medical and surgical history; conduct a physical evaluation of your nose; and go over the benefits and risks of the procedure.

Moving forward, Dr. Slenkovich will create a personalized treatment plan for resolving your cosmetic issues. This might include refining the nasal bridge, reshaping the nasal tip, and trimming the nostrils. Changes can also be made to the internal structures of the nose to improve your breathing. Using simple, easy-to-understand language, Dr. Slenkovich will establish realistic goals and will explain how those goals can be achieved. He will reference a before and after photographic library of previously performed rhinoplasties to show you exactly how successful he has been in the past in treating a wide range of nasal concerns.

After an in-depth, informative consultation with Dr. Slenkovich, you will feel confident and empowered, knowing that you are now able to make the best decisions regarding your rhinoplasty.

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From the first consultation through surgery and post op check-ups, state-of-the-art equipment is used by Dr. Slenkovich and his medical team. While some plastic surgeons try to copy the look of a certain celebrity, Dr. Nick takes a personal approach and uses his artistic skill to design an improved natural look that enhances your individual features.

In addition to being attended to by a skilled plastic surgeon, Colorado Plastic Surgery Center provides a carefully designed program that guides you through preparing for surgery, immediate post-op care and follow-up visits throughout the year. Looking at my “before” and “after” pictures reinforces my belief that this is one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. 110% satisfaction!

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Cosmetic nose surgeries are among the most common plastic surgery procedures that Dr. Nick Slenkovich performs. Over the years, he has become recognized as one of the most talented Denver rhinoplasty surgeons. His reputation for surgical excellence and his truly impeccable patient care attracts nose surgery patients from Denver, Colorado Springs, Boulder and the rest of the state of Colorado every year.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Denver in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat surgery), Dr. Slenkovich is uniquely skilled restoring or improving the function and aesthetic appearance of the nose. He is an exceptionally qualified Denver rhinoplasty surgeon who performs these nose surgeries.

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To see results from actual patients, be sure to view our before and after nose surgery photos. We also invite you to read our patient testimonials pages.

If you are considering a rhinoplasty, contact us today to schedule your 3D simulation nose surgery consultation.

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