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The Nose You Should Have Been Born With

At Transformations 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.

Are you a candidate?

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:

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

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Your rhinoplasty experience

At Transformations 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.

Before 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.

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, 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.

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 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.

Schedule a consultation

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 Transformations Plastic Surgery in Rockford, IL today to schedule an initial consultation and discover what this procedure can do for you.