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Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping in Cleveland, OH

The nose is one of the main focal points of a person’s face and can become an insecurity for some if their nose has medical or superficial issues. Rhinoplasty is a popular procedure in Cleveland and the United States that can help contour and resize the nose. However, rhinoplasty is a delicate procedure that requires an experienced hand so that you can achieve the best outcome and beautiful results. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, an expert plastic surgeon, is one of the top surgeons in the Cleveland, Ohio, area to perform rhinoplasty.

Overview: Understanding Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that can aid in reforming, shaping, and contouring the nose.  Patients who undergo rhinoplasty do this for many reasons, either cosmetic or functional. Dr. Goldschmidt customizes every rhinoplasty surgery for each patient, depending on their needs and overall goals. Rhinoplasty can help restructure the nose and fix a deviated septum or reduce the appearance of a large, bumpy nose. The procedure can be a great benefit to people who struggle with confidence because of their nose or have trouble with chronic sinus conditions. Whatever your nasal problems are, rhinoplasty may be the right choice for you. 

Benefits Of A Cleveland Rhinoplasty

Because of the procedure’s versatility, the benefits of undergoing rhinoplasty are vast and apply to both cosmetic and medical complications. The various results one can achieve from rhinoplasty are: 

  • Straightened nasal bridge
  • Well proportioned nostrils 
  •  Perfectly aligned nose
  • Repair deviated septum
  • Widen nasal airways
  • Allows easier breathing
  • Treats chronic nasal inflammation 

Who Is A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty? 

There are many different reasons a person might seek to undergo rhinoplasty. Injury, chronic medical conditions, and genetics all play a role in the appearance or complications of someone’s nose. There are many qualifying reasons a person may want rhinoplasty, including: 

  • Chronic allergies and inflammation 
  • Fix a deviated septum
  • Breathing issues from restricted nasal passageways
  • Structural complications leading to nose bleeds, sleep apnea, or chronic sinusitis 
  • Large bumps on the nasal bridge 
  • Hooked or crooked nose 
  • Desire to improve facial symmetry
  • Desire to improve facial profile

However, rhinoplasty is a major surgery that requires one to go under general anesthesia. This requires the patient to be in good health with no underlying risks that could react with the anesthesia. Additionally, the patient should have cosmetic or medical conditions that can only be corrected with surgery. Some patients find that non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques are more beneficial for their cosmetic needs. Rhinoplasty is a delicate surgery that requires a patient to understand that while it’s greatly beneficial, it may not correct every issue. If one’s nose was altered by injury, rhinoplasty can aid in correcting the nose but may not return it to its original condition. Some factors that may not make rhinoplasty right for you include: 

  • Skin cancer around or on the nose 
  • Smoking (unable to quit well before your surgery) 
  • Blood disorders
  • Below the age of 15
  • Cardiac disease 
  • Have had various unsuccessful rhinoplasty surgeries
  • Have any risky,  underlying health conditions 

Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques

Cleveland rhinoplasty is versatile and can fix a large range of nasal issues. There are different surgery techniques used that depend on the reason and overall goal of the patient. Dr. Goldschmidt will customize your rhinoplasty and decide which surgical technique best suits your needs and the physical makeup of your nose. Two different surgery methods are used to perform rhinoplasty, open and closed.


The open method uses an incision made along the columella, the tissue between the nostrils that links the tip of the nose to the base. This incision opens complete access to the nasal structure, including the passageways, bone, and cartilage. Dr. Goldschmidt will have more visibility with this method, which is typically used when a nose requires structural repositioning.   


 The closed method does not require large incisions and works by correcting structure through your nasal passageways. It is typically only used for minor issues, mostly on the end of the nose.

What To  Expect

 If you undergo rhinoplasty and the open method is determined to be the best option, it is more invasive than the closed method. However, in both methods, typically, general anesthesia is used. Local anesthesia can sometimes be used for minor cosmetic correction. Still, Dr. Goldschmidt will be able to determine which method will best benefit your Cleveland rhinoplasty needs and perform the chosen method. 

Dr. Goldschmidt will perform your rhinoplasty and address all conditions and cosmetic problems. After the procedure, he will place a nasal stint in your nose to promote healing during the first week of recovery. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Expect During Rhinoplasty Cleveland Recovery?

The nose is a tender and delicate part of the facial structure. Recovery after undergoing rhinoplasty requires rest and dedication to following Dr. Goldschmidt’s instructions. After the surgery, you may experience some discomfort, but Dr. Goldschmidt can prescribe pain medication to help make you more comfortable. You will have a nasal splint that Dr. Goldschmidt will remove around a week after the surgery, along with any stitches. He may also require you to utilize ice compressions, a saline nasal rinse, and elevation to aid in the healing process. Rest and elevation are required for at least two weeks following the procedure. However, Dr. Goldschmidt will clear you before returning to your daily activities.  Every patient’s healing process is different, but under the expertise and care of Dr. Goldschmidt, you know that your rhinoplasty recovery is in the best hands.

When Will I See The Results Of Nose Job Cleveland Ohio?

Once your nasal stint is removed, immediate results will be visible. However, the overall shape and size of your nose will take time to settle. The entire healing process takes around six weeks, but the nose can take up to a year to settle. It can take months for you to see the final results.

Should I Combine Rhinoplasty With Other Procedures?

Combining rhinoplasty with other procedures, such as brow lifts, facelifts, or laser resurfacing, is common for many of Dr. Goldschmidt’s Cleveland patients. There are benefits to combining surgeries, like having a shorter recovery time. You can discuss any combination with Dr. Goldschmidt during your consultation.

The Top Rhinoplasty Surgeon In Cleveland 

Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is one of the most trusted cosmetic surgeons in the Cleveland area. He is a double-board-certified surgeon with many achievements in the field of cosmetic surgery. He has performed thousands of cosmetic procedures, many of those including rhinoplasty. He has trained exclusively in cosmetic surgery, focusing on body, endoscopic, and facial surgery. Dr. Goldschmidt has lectured at many conferences and national meetings on facial surgeries. His training in facial and endoscopic surgery aided him in becoming a leading expert in rhinoplasty.  

Dr. Goldschmidt and his staff are dedicated to their patients. From your consultation to the recovery process, Dr. Goldschmidt and his staff will be there to guide and help you every step of the way. His care, innovation, and knowledge make him one of the best rhinoplasty surgeons in the Cleveland area. 

To learn more and schedule a consultation for non-surgical rhinoplasty near you in the Cleveland area, call us at 216-350-3175. You can also reach out online via contact form. 

For more information about Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping in Cleveland, OH or to schedule your Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping in Cleveland, OH consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 350-3175.