The Nose You Should Have Been Born With
At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL, our goal is to create the beautiful nose nature should have given you. We will shorten, widen, lengthen, straighten and sculpt your nose until it fits in with the rest of your features and looks at home on your face.
A rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Landon Pryor can refine a large, crooked, bumpy or misshapen nasal structure – sculpting a brand new nose you can’t wait to show off.
Discover your new nose
We believe that our results speak for themselves. Please take a moment to view our beautiful before and after gallery to visualize your potential rhinoplasty results.
Dr. Pryor can help you determine if this procedure is in your best interest during your initial consultation. However, we have found that the best rhinoplasty candidates are:
At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best rhinoplasty experience available to our Rockford, IL clients. Here’s a look at what to expect before, during and after your surgery.
How to prepare for your nose job
The ultimate success of your rhinoplasty will depend largely on what happens during the planning stages. As such, Dr. Pryor will spend a great deal of time with you during this phase – assessing the imperfections you’d like to address, discussing the changes you’d like to make, and guiding you in making cosmetic decisions that will look natural. He will also help you to visualize your anticipated results to ensure that you are on the same page every step of the way.
What to expect during your nose job
Your rhinoplasty procedure will be done under general anesthesia and should take about one to two hours. During surgery, Dr. Pryor will take either an open or closed surgical approach. With the open approach, he will create a small incision outside the nose, along the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. By fully opening up the nose, Dr. Pryor can visualize the underlying nasal structure and obtain a direct surgical route. Although the external incision means there will be some visible scarring, it is usually very difficult to detect once the area has healed.
With the closed approach, Dr. Pryor will place all incisions inside your nose – which results in undetectable scarring after surgery. This approach is also associated with less swelling and a quicker recovery time, but it’s not ideal for all patients. It’s only appropriate if you require minor changes to the nasal tip. In general, more substantial nasal shaping is best accomplished with the open technique.
How to handle the recovery
The recovery period associated with a rhinoplasty is approximately seven to ten days. We recommend arranging to have a friend or family member stay with you to help with tasks around the house and minimize your discomfort. As you heal, headaches, swelling, bruising, discomfort and nosebleeds are common. During this time, it’s important to:
We will ask you to return to our Rockford, IL office one week after surgery so that Dr. Pryor can check on your progress. During this visit, he will also remove the splint, stitches and nasal packing. Most of our patients are able to return to work and their normal daily routine after this appointment.
A nose job with Dr. Landon Pryor can improve the shape, size and overall appearance of your nose – giving you a brand new look that boosts your confidence.
Contact Pryor Health Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL today to schedule an initial consultation and discover what this procedure can do for you.
You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.
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