What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, otherwise known as a ‘nose job,’ is a surgical procedure that can reduce the size or shape of the nose (or address both at the same time). For decades, rhinoplasty has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures in the world.

The most positive attribute of this procedure is that it is customizable and can be tailored to the patient’s individual needs. During the consultation for their rhinoplasty in Cleveland, patients will get a chance to express any and all concerns to ensure that their desired outcome is achieved. 

Dr. Frankel, Cleveland Facial Plastic Surgeon, with a female during a rhinoplasty consultation
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What Can a Cosmetic Rhinoplasty Do For You?

  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Reduce the size of an overly large nose
  • Correct a nasal hump 
  • Provide more projection
  • Reduce the size of large nostrils 
  • Refine the nasal tip
  • Provide an overall more balanced face

Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Individuals who have concerns about their nose, including functional or aesthetic imperfections, are candidates for rhinoplasty. Ideal candidates for rhinoplasty should meet the following qualifications:

  • Are generally in good mental and physical health
  • Have no serious medical concerns, such as a bleeding disorder
  • Do not smoke
  • Are not taking or are safely able to stop taking blood-thinning medications
  • Have realistic goals and expectations about what a rhinoplasty procedure can achieve
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Dr. Frankel’s Unique Approach to Rhinoplasty 

No two noses are the same, and so the approach to rhinoplasty should never be the same. Dr. Frankel loves using his training and expertise to personalize the surgery for the specific individual’s nose. He is meticulous and never rushes through a rhinoplasty. He performs every nose job surgery with the full intention that it will be the only rhinoplasty the patient ever has, and that the results will last a lifetime.

How Much Does a Cleveland Rhinoplasty Cost?

Rhinoplasty surgical fees typically range from $11,000-$14,000 depending on complexity and whether it is a primary or revision surgery. This does not include the additional sedation or facility fees. During your initial consultation with Dr. Frankel, we will give a precise cost estimate for your rhinoplasty, including all additional costs and fees.

Why Choose a Rhinoplasty?

When you undergo a nose job, you’re having a surgical procedure to change the shape and size of your nose to achieve your desired aesthetic. In most cases, patients request this surgery to correct an irregularity such as asymmetry, nasal bridge hump, or a nose that they consider to be too large for their facial proportions. Besides attracting unwanted attention, these abnormalities can detract from the beauty of your face, as well as cause lowered self-esteem.

Whatever the reason for your nose surgery, we will take time to explain what you can expect before, during, and after your rhinoplasty in Cleveland. Using the most advanced techniques, Dr. Frankel will customize your rhinoplasty procedure based upon your unique anatomical features, facial structure, and goals to create a natural-appearing nose that promotes facial harmony.

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“I believe that a good-looking nose is a natural looking nose. I expect my patients to be told they have a great nose — not that they’ve had a great rhinoplasty.” 

Dr. Jonathan Frankel

Cleveland Rhinoplasty Procedure Details

Dr. Frankel has multiple advanced techniques at his disposal when it comes to rhinoplasty and he will choose the best approach for each specific patient. Closed rhinoplasty involves making incisions within the nostrils where scarring will later be hidden from view. This approach can benefit those who need more subtle changes in the bridge, tip, and nostrils.

Open rhinoplasty involves a small incision across the columella at the base of the nose. Scarring in this area is virtually undetectable after surgery. This incision allows the surgeon to lift up the skin and tissue in order to gain full access to the internal nasal structures. Thus, this approach is ideal for those requiring more in-depth changes to the nose.

Dr. Frankel may also choose to employ cartilage grafting and other advanced techniques during your surgery. Once Dr. Frankel has addressed your concerns, the incisions are closed using fine sutures. Surgery typically takes 2-3 hours in total and is performed under general anesthesia.

In all cases, he will use his artistry and expertise to craft a natural-looking outcome that is balanced with your other features and that fulfills your unique vision for your appearance.

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What Should You Expect During Your Consultation?

Your initial meeting with Dr. Frankel is very important because this is where he will listen to what you dislike about the appearance of your nose and what you would like to achieve with your nose job in Cleveland. He will take your full medical history to assure your safety, determine the best surgical approach, and will also take photos, which he will study before the procedure.

Dr. Frankel will also perform a thorough nasal airway exam to identify any functional or structural issues that may need to be addressed during surgery. He will show you morphed imaging to ensure that your expectations align with his surgical goals.

Morphed imaging will give you an idea of what you will look like after rhinoplasty. Dr. Frankel and his staff will take the time to educate you on the procedure and recovery so you have clear expectations and a solid understanding of everything involved.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

After rhinoplasty, patients will need a friend or family member to drive them home and assist them for the first 24 hours of the healing process. Bruising and swelling are to be expected after surgery, but you will be provided with prescription pain medications to help ease discomfort. It is important that you follow your personalized aftercare plan carefully to experience an optimal outcome.

For the first few days of recovery, you will need to keep the head elevated. Most patients can resume work within 7-10 days, provided that their job is sedentary. Strenuous activity and exercise should be postponed for at least 3-4 weeks. Dr. Frankel believes in extensive follow-up, and he will schedule you for regular visits to ensure your recovery is progressing properly and that you are content with your results. Patients should remember that it can take up to a full year for all residential swelling to dissipate, so it’s important not to judge your results too quickly. 

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Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty with the Piezotome

The Piezotome is an innovative ultrasonic device that dramatically enhances the precision of rhinoplasty surgery. The device allows for the reshaping and correction of the delicate nasal bones with unparalleled accuracy, minimizing trauma to the adjacent soft tissues of the nose and cheek. This advanced technology marks a significant leap forward in nasal surgery for a more refined approach to reshaping and sculpting the nasal structure.

At Frankel Facial Plastic Surgery, we are committed to staying at the forefront of technological advancements in nose surgery, ensuring our patients receive the best care possible. The Piezotome is a testament to this commitment, providing a safer, more precise alternative to traditional rhinoplasty techniques.

What are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty with Piezotome?

The ultrasonic waves allow for a smoother adjustment to the nasal bones, resulting in a more natural and aesthetically pleasing outcome. Patients can expect less trauma to the surrounding areas, reduced post-operative bruising and swelling, and a faster, more comfortable recovery period.

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Dr. Frankel: Your Cleveland Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Dr. Frankel loves the boosted confidence that patients have following their rhinoplasty in Cleveland. As a double board-certified surgeon in Facial Plastic & Reconstructive surgery as well as Head & Neck Surgery, he comes from a background where he has been trained to always respect the function and structure of the nose, and he believes that aesthetics and function go hand-in-hand. Rhinoplasty is a technically challenging surgery, but Dr. Frankel performs several of them a week — with consistently happy patients and great results. He combines his extensive training, ongoing pursuit of continuing education, and attention to detail to achieve excellent rhinoplasty results. If you’re looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Cleveland and Mayfield Heights area, we welcome you to contact us to set up your consultation. 

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Rhinoplasty Reviews

Truly incredible!!!

Truly incredible!!! Excellent staff, unbelievably amazing bedside manner. Run, don’t walk to Dr. Frankel’s office. You will not regret it. After two nose surgeries with a different doctor, third times a charm and I couldn’t be happier!! They have gone above and beyond. 10/10 stars in every aspect. I wish I could rate them higher! Thank you to Dr. Frankel and everyone for an awesome experience. You guys rock!


Doctor Frankel was extremely attentive and caring...

Doctor Frankel was extremely attentive and caring in correcting my broken nose. His explanations and bedside manner were comforting and professional, making me feel assured. He and his office were both accessible and friendly at convenient hours. I would highly recommend this doctor and this practice.


He exceeded my expectations by far

Seeing Dr Frankel and Going through surgery with him has been one of the best decision I have ever made. Not only did he correct my primary concern with breathing. He also did an amazing job of correcting my broken nose. He exceeded my expectations by far. Would highly recommend seeing him. Excellent Surgeon.


The Different Types of Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic rhinoplasty is performed to improve the size, shape, and symmetry of the nasal features. Cosmetic rhinoplasty achieves a shapely nose that complements the other facial features without drawing undue attention, achieving attractive facial balance. 

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty addresses problems in the external or internal structures of the nose. Structural blockage and other issues can impair smooth, easy breathing, causing concerns such as excessive snoring. 

Functional Rhinoplasty

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is performed to resolve errors made by a previous surgeon. Either too much work or not enough was done, causing visual problems and leaving you unhappy with the results of your original rhinoplasty. 

Revision Rhinoplasty

Male Rhinoplasty

Male rhinoplasty achieves a prominent, masculine nose to achieve distinctive, masculine features. Male rhinoplasty achieves a larger nose with its tip between 90-95 degrees from the upper lip. This is a different desired outcome than for women, who usually prefer a smaller nose with a slightly elevated nasal tip.

Male Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty FAQ

What risks are involved with cosmetic nose surgery?

Will my nose look unnatural after surgery?

What other procedures go well with rhinoplasty?

What risks are involved with cosmetic nose surgery?

Patients are often concerned about the risks of anesthesia during surgery. Dr. Frankel works with an excellent group of anesthesiologists and anesthetists who take incredible care of patients. There is of course risk with anesthesia, but it is oftentimes safer than even riding in a car.

Will my nose look unnatural after surgery?

Dr. Frankel’s personal preference is for a nose to look improved, but as natural as possible. His goal is to create overall harmony with your other facial features to enhance your appearance in a balanced manner. He will focus on the personal aesthetic goals that you discuss during your consultation, and will also review morphed imaging with you.

What other procedures go well with rhinoplasty?

If you have a smaller or weaker chin, you may benefit from a chin augmentation to help balance your profile and complement your nose job results. (When Dr. Frankel evaluates a patient’s profile, he always looks at chin projection.) Some patients may elect to have an upper lip lift at the same time as a rhinoplasty.

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