Dr. Shaw’s goal with his rhinoplasty patients is to give them a nose that appears natural, functions properly and is in balance and harmony with the rest of the face.

The Procedure

Incisions are placed within the nose, where they are not visible. In some cases, a small incision is hidden between the skin of the nostril, underneath the nose. The underlying cartilage and bone is sculpted to create the new shape.

Dr. Shaw custom tailors the procedure based upon the patient’s specific nasal anatomy, facial structure, and unique features.

A successful rhinoplasty improves facial harmony and draws attention away from the nose and toward the eyes.

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Rhinoplasty is performed in our state of the art, fully accredited outpatient surgical facility.


Usually Performed in 1.5 - 3 Hours Under General Anesthesia


Dr. Shaw does not use nasal packing in any of his operations, which makes patients’ recovery much less painful.

The Results

Rhinoplasty can remove a hump, increase or reduce the size of your nose, change the shape of either the tip or the bridge, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.

It entails either removing bone or cartilage when there’s too much present, or adding bone or cartilage when there’s not enough.

It is much like the work of a sculptor. The overlying skin is allowed to redrape over the newly sculpted framework, resulting in the nose’s new appearance.

Typically, rhinoplasty renders excellent results with no external scarring.

Before & After*

Common Questions About Rhinoplasty

How Long Does it Take?

Surgical rhinoplasty takes about 2.5 hours.

How Long Does it Last?

The results from Surgical Rhinoplasty are permanent.

Are There Any Alternatives?

Yes. We also perform Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty when applicable.

Is it Painful?

Surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Patients will likely experience post operation swelling and soreness.

What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?

Patients commonly experience soreness, swelling, and sometimes bruising for about a week after surgery. Your down time will be about 7 days, however patients can shower the day after surgery. Pain medication is provided post operation.

Is Financing Available?

Yes. If you’re interested in learning more, please visit our financing page here.

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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.

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