Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to enhance the look and shape of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help improve breathing function in some patients. Portland, OR plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon is a seasoned cosmetic facial surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to creating the most natural outcomes. Even though rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results can be beautiful and dramatic. This surgery at The Bensimon Center is performed to make a nose look smaller or improve a nose that is misshapen, protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top. The goal is to create a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions properly. Learn more about cosmetic rhinoplasty and then contact The Bensimon Center to schedule your consultation.
"Great improvement. I received a beautiful contouring along the center of my nose. If you compare before and after, in the before pics I have a flat bump in the middle of my nose. In the after pics, my nose is more refined. My rhinoplasty was completely worth it. The staff was amazing and friendly. Dr Bensimon is informative, friendly and extremely talented. Thank you"- A.D. / Yelp / Feb 06, 2017
"I have been a loyal patron of the Bensimon Center since 2013 and have always been delivered exceptional results. The office space is beautiful and relaxing, and the staff always greets me by name, which I absolutely love. I feel so comfortable whenever I go in for a treatment. I've done a series of chemical peels with Andrea, and botox/fillers with Amanda over the years, as well as rhinoplasty with Dr. Bensimon in 2013. Andrea is always so sweet and welcoming, and Amanda is an absolute magician!! She is very honest and knowledgeable about the products used, and so far I have loved everything that she has recommended. After each appointment I walk away with my results feeling natural, but artistically enhanced, which is exactly what I've been looking for. I work in the beauty industry and always highly recommend the Bensimon Center to my clients and friends. I won't go anywhere else!"- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 22, 2018
"UPDATE!! 1/22/18 5 days ago the splint was removed. I'm not even at 2 weeks and my nose is looking beautiful. Swelling is expected, but each day there is marked improvement. The day the splint was removed, I panicked... I saw a swollen nose and no matter the fact I kept telling myself it's just swollen, I was still feeling anxious about the size. I called Dr. Bensimon's office and let them know it wasn't an emergency but I had a couple questions about my nose for the doctor, and I understand he's busy! Dr. Bensimon called me back a few hours later, and kindly explained in detail what I'm seeing in the mirror, and what he expects to see soon enough after the swelling. He was patient with my anxiety and even offered a follow up visit with him next week if I'd like. That follow up visit was today, and my nose looks much better since I called. He again was generous w/ his time and explained the healing process. Connie, one of their nurses, has been amazing with me as well. Also of important note - EVERY STAFF THERE is friendly and helpful. For example, two separate visits I've looked lost in the hall (I'm directionally challenged, it's really not that difficult to find their bathroom)... and both times a different staff was near, approached me with a smile, and asked how they could help. I've experienced enough poor customer service to know how excellent they are with their patients and the hugely positive difference it makes. I highly, highly recommend Dr. Bensimon and his team."- M.S. / Yelp / Jan 22, 2018
"Amber is THE BEST Botox injector I've been to in Portland and San Francisco! She is the first to make it a pleasant and painless experience. She also has such a sweet demeanor and so pleasant to be around! She even did what she called my "bunny lines" where I scrunch up my nose to prevent future wrinkles. Never even knew those could be injected. I highly recommend you see Amber at the Bensimon Center."- M.W. / Yelp / Nov 15, 2016
"I had my nose completely redone and it was the best experience. From Dr. Bensimon walking me through everything in the consultation, to coming out of the surgery, to the check up appointments he has been absolutely amazing. As for my nose..it's flawless! I could not be happier!"- J.B. / Google / Jan 03, 2017
Rhinoplasty - Ideal Candidates
Both men and women are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your nose and have areas you would like to correct and enhance, this treatment may be the recommended solution. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed, as your facial appearance will be changed. In addition, facial growth should also be complete. This will also be assessed during your consultation, especially for teens.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
Rhinoplasty is performed with the patient under minimally invasive anesthesia and is usually an outpatient surgery. There are various surgical techniques, depending on the unique cosmetic goals of the patient. Dr. Bensimon performs nose surgery with either an open or closed technique. The goal during treatment is to reduce excess cartilage, tissue, and bone, or to improve and add cartilage for a new shape. The nose is repositioned while the skin is re-draped over the newly improved framework. Sutures are implemented either inside the nose or along the natural external crease.
Rhinoplasty - What to Expect
Following your rhinoplasty, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery section, and then be released to heal at home. The nose will be bruised and swollen for a few days. In most cases, there is bruising and discoloration under the eyes as well. Ice packs and pain medication can help with these effects. Your follow-up appointment with Dr. Bensimon will take place within 48 – 72 hours following surgery to check your healing process. It generally takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from rhinoplasty. During this recovery phase, strenuous activity should be avoided.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Bensimon will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, he can go over costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To get your best results, it's better to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Bensimon, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, The Bensimon Center accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Bensimon during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to properly process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based 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 if you want to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to improve the internal structure of the nose for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Bensimon will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the appearance of 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. Bensimon, 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.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another cosmetic procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a more dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Bensimon. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you decide what procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can often help make your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty is a simple solution to address the displeasure you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you are unhappy with the look of your nose or if you are experiencing breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic treatment with great success rates. Dr. Bensimon aims to reshape your nose so your whole face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can make a huge difference. We invite you to call The Bensimon Center in Portland, OR and make a consultation.