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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 our skilled surgeons 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

  • Sculpt a more attractive slope
  • Shorten a nose that is too long
  • Narrow or widen the width of your nose
  • Reduce the size of your nose
  • Enlarge or reduce the nasal passages
  • Smooth bumps and other nasal bridge issues

We believe that our results speak for themselves. Please take a moment to view our beautiful Rhinoplasty before and after gallery to visualize your potential rhinoplasty results.


Rockford Rhinoplasty provider, Pryor Health, 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:

  • Unhappy with the shape, size and appearance of their nose
  • Realistic about what surgery can accomplish
  • In good general health
  • Non-smokers


At Pryor Health Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide the best rhinoplasty Rockford has to offer for our patients. Here’s a look at what to expect before, during and after your surgery.

Before Rhinoplasty 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, the surgeon 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.

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The Surgery

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, the surgeon will take either an open or closed surgical approach. With the open approach, they will create a small incision outside the nose, along the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. By fully opening up the nose, our skilled surgeon 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, the surgeon 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.

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After Surgery

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:

  • Get plenty of rest
  • Avoid blowing your nose for 48 hours
  • Apply cold compresses to keep swelling at bay
  • Avoid exercise and strenuous activity for a full two weeks
  • Drink plenty of fluids

We will ask you to return to our Rockford, IL office one week after surgery so that your surgeon can check on your progress. During this visit, they will also remove the splint, stitches and nasal packing. Most of our Rockford rhinoplasty patients are able to return to work and their normal daily routine after this appointment.


A nose job with our skilled surgeons 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.

Pryor Health Locations

Rockford, IL
5995 Spring Creek Rd Rockford, IL 61114

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Northfield, IL
330 W Frontage Rd, Northfield, IL 60093

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