Surgical Procedures Rhinoplasty

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Dr. Christian Paquet is a leading national expert in both primary and revision rhinoplasty surgery. Having completed his training in Beverly Hills with the leading authorities in the field, Dr. Paquet has perfected his technique to provide the most natural results attainable.

Given that the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, rhinoplasty is the most difficult of any plastic surgery procedure to be performed. It is for this reason that only a physician who is highly trained and has devoted time to perfecting his or her skills, such as Dr. Paquet, should be performing the procedure.

The goal of any rhinoplasty surgery is to attain a harmonious balance between form and function. There is no use having a natural and beautiful nose if you are unable to breathe, and vice versa. Many septorhinoplasty surgeries are performed to improve the movement of air through the nasal passages. Intimately related, however, is a patient’s desire for improvement in the nasal appearance. Dr. Paquet approaches each nose individually to provide the most aesthetically pleasing, yet functional noses attainable.


Whether your nose is misshapen due to genetics, childhood trauma, sports injuries, or other causes, Dr. Paquet is devoted to understanding your rhinoplasty goals in order to provide a nose that is harmonious and blends with your face, directing an onlooker’s attention to your eyes, lips, and other attractive facial features.

Dr. Paquet understands that in a multicultural society such as ours, a person’s ethnic background is important and should be taken into account when deciding on a rhinoplasty goal.

As a patient, you will meet with Dr. Paquet for a detailed consultation, where you will discuss your goals. Next, using imaging software, Dr. Paquet will demonstrate the proposed changes and overall goal with you, allowing you to provide direct feedback and have an open dialogue to ensure that the two of you have a common goal.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Paquet recommends a private, personal consultation and evaluation. To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Question - What is a septorhinoplasty?

A septorhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to improve one’s ability to breathe through the nose while simultaneously addressing any aesthetic concerns or improvements that may be warranted. The overall goal of any cosmetic nasal surgery is to improve the nose aesthetically, making it more harmonious with the rest of your facial features.

From a breathing perspective, surgery can range from a simple septoplasty (straightening the deviated cartilage and bone between the two nasal passages) to a complete nasal reconstruction involving advanced techniques and grafts.

From a cosmetic perspective, the goal of surgery is to provide a straight nasal bridge and a defined nasal tip and nostrils that fit harmoniously with the surrounding facial features. Achievement of this often involves several advanced practices and methods, and the use of specifically placed cartilage grafts. Given the complexity of rhinoplasty, it should only be performed by a highly trained facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Christian Paquet.

Question - Who is the best candidate for a rhinoplasty?

The best candidate for a rhinoplasty is someone who is in good physical and emotional health and has realistic expectations and goals for surgery. Rhinoplasty can be performed in patients as young as 15-16 years old.

Question - What should I expect with regards to recovery?

All patients are functional very soon after surgery and are ready for social undertakings within approximately 10 days. Patients will have tape and a splint on the bridge of their nose and a few sutures (if surgery is done open) for 1 week after surgery. There is no packing inside of the nose! Everything is removed after 1 week, at which point, other than some continued swelling and mild bruising, patients can typically resume social endeavors. Light activity (walking, low-resistance bike/elliptical) is encouraged after 1 week, and full activity and exercise may be resumed after 3 weeks.

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