What You Need to Know About Nose Jobs and Rhinoplasty

All About Nose Jobs & Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty – also called nose reshaping surgery or a “nose job” – is the third-most popular plastic surgery in the United States. And while early nose job techniques and technologies were far from perfect – today’s modern nose reshaping procedures result in beautiful, natural looking noses.

The nose is the focal point of our face – giving us character and symmetry – and is a distinguishing characteristic. However, for those dissatisfied with their noses, there are several plastic surgery options available.

What Can a Nose Job “Fix”

For people who are dissatisfied with their current nasal shape, here are some basic structures of the nose that are most often modified:

  • The bridge of the nose: This part of the nose, where glasses sit, can be altered or reshaped to remove any bumps or abnormalities.
  • The tip of the nose : The angle and shape of the tip can both be modified to best suit the patient’s goals.
  • The nasal ala and vestibule: The overall size of the nostrils (nares) can be altered by adding or subtracting from the ala and vestibule externally and internally.
  • The overall nose size or shape: Many people are more concerned with the size or shape of their nose than the particulars listed above, and just want an overall change.

Regardless of the type of surgical rhinoplasty you’re considering, it is critical to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon beforehand to outline your precise goals.

Bringing in photos of the type of nose you’d like is helpful, as is a detailed description. After deciding on the ideal outcome, each patient should talk to his or her surgeon to decide which type of rhinoplasty is better: open or closed.

Open Rhinoplasty

This technique involves an incision on the external space between the nostrils, an area also referred to as the columella. This incision can let the doctor see the overall internal nasal structure. The patient’s own tissue will be used in this procedure for skin grafting. The surgeon will place sutures carefully after reconstructing the nose, allowing for optimal results. Afterwards, the nose will appear a more balanced facial feature and can grow naturally, using the patient’s tissue as a scaffold.

The major benefit of open rhinoplasty is that it requires a small incision that allows the surgeon to see the entire nasal structure during this procedure, enabling the surgeon to creates an outcome that will likely be closely aligned to the patient’s goals.

Read More About Open Rhinoplasty HERE.

Closed Rhinoplasty

This form of rhinoplasty is performed through incisions inside the nose. While it is more difficult for the surgeon to see the internal nasal structures, this technique may leave behind no external scars. It all depends on what type of nose the patient has, as well as the goals she has in mind. Excellent results can be achieved by experienced board certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Ali, who have performed hundreds of rhinoplasties.

Read More About Closed Rhinoplasty HERE.

Detroit Area’s Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Whatever your appearance goals are, Dr. Ali will offer you a consultation so you can can understand what the best surgical options are for you so that you can achieve the nose you’ve always dreamed of.

Dr. M. Azhar Ali is a board-certified, Detroit area plastic surgeon who has performed more than 7,000 plastic surgery procedures. He and his team are experienced and knowledgeable aesthetic care professionals, skilled in providing treatments like rhinoplasty. The skilled team at  Dr. Ali’s Plastic Surgery Center offers state-of-the-art technologies and surgical techniques – coupled with comfortable & compassionate care – to all of their valued patients.

Schedule a Nose Job Consultation with a Detroit Area Rhinoplasty Surgeon: 248-335-7200


How Much Does Plastic Surgery Cost?

Bloomfield Hills, MI – Be it a friend, coworker, family member, or celebrity, most people know of someone who has had a tummy tuck, facelift, breast augmentation, or other procedure. Once reserved for the rich and famous, plastic surgery is much more available to the public today than ever before.

What are some common plastic surgeries, and just how much do they cost?

Surgeons today perform a vast amount of plastic surgeries. This broad scope encompasses everything from quick procedures like Botox injections to more complicated work like breast reconstruction. Then there are the “lifts” procedures: those for breasts, arms, butt, and thighs, all of which Detroit-area top surgeon Dr. Ali performs routinely. He is an expert at nearly two dozen different procedures and enjoys working with a variety of patients.

“When considering whether to undergo plastic surgery, there are many factors to take into account,” explains Dr. Ali. “Obviously, many people are concerned with the cost of each procedure, which can vary greatly. The price tag involves everything from the work being done to the surgeon’s qualifications to anesthesia to post-surgery medication and more.”

Cost for Breast Augmentation

Dr. Ali, who has completed more than 2,500 breast augmentation surgeries, gives an estimate. “The American Society of Plastic Surgeons puts the average procedure at about $3,700. However, this number does not include the actual operating room facilities, anesthesia, and several other costs. A better idea for the Detroit-area market is a price range from $3,700 to $8,500.” The complexity of work required, as well as whether patients prefer saline or silicone implants, factor into the final cost.

Average Prices for Other Procedures

For those uncertain about what surgery to pursue, Dr. Ali explains many of the common procedures he performs. Keeping in mind that each surgery has its own variables, the following list is a general guide to price ranges in the Detroit area:

  • Arm lift: $5,400 to $14,000; average: $9,800.
  • Botox: $200-$650; average: $375.
  • Brazilian butt lift: $4,500 to $10,500; average: $7,200.
  • Breast reduction: $300 to $14,000; average: $6,400.
  • CoolSculpting: $750 to $3,300; average: $1,800.
  • Eyelid surgery: $1, 100 to $6,500; average: $3,300.
  • A facelift: $7,500 to $15,00; average: $11,000.
  • Liposuction: $2,300 to $9,100; average: $5,200.
  • Rhinoplasty: $3,200 to $9,000; average: $6,100.
  • A tummy tuck: $4,000 to $12,000; average: $7,700.

Dr. Ali’s office also boasts the Botox Buddies Program, which saves a patient and a friend each $50 off the price.

The Bottom Line

“When it comes to deciding if plastic surgery is right for you, that’s ultimately a decision you need to make for yourself. However, I am happy to listen carefully to your desires to help improve your body image. Surgery is a wonderful option for many people, and I would be delighted to meet with you and determine how to meet your needs in the best way possible.”

To learn more about all the plastic surgery options available, contact Dr. Ali today to schedule an appointment at

About Us: With thousands of surgeries under his belt, board-certified Dr. Ali provides excellent services with a kind and compassionate touch to those in the Detroit, Michigan area.