The nose plays an important role in the overall look of your face. Size, width, and how far your nose projects from the face can all have an impact on how balanced or proportioned your features look. Nose irregularities can also detract attention from other features like your eyes or smile. Rhinoplasty can address these cosmetic concerns and correct any underlying structural issues that may impact your breathing. 

From teenagers to seniors, patients from Crown Point, Munster and surrounding communities visit Schererville to meet with skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rebecca Garza. Her meticulous surgical skill and artistic eye make her a trusted choice for rhinoplasty in the Northwest Indiana area. 

What Is Rhinoplasty? 

Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a “nose job,” is a surgical procedure that aims to improve the appearance and function of the nose. This versatile procedure can be tailored to meet various goals, including: 

  • Reshaping the nose to enhance facial harmony. 
  • Correcting a prominent bump or hump on the nasal bridge. 
  • Refining the size and shape of the nasal tip. 
  • Straightening a crooked nose. 
  • Improving breathing difficulties by addressing structural issues. 

Whether you are seeking cosmetic refinement, functional improvement, or a combination of both, rhinoplasty is typically a very gratifying procedure. 

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation With Dr. Garza 

Dr. Garza believes in making sure you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your treatment. During your consultation, she will walk you through the rhinoplasty procedure and discuss how she can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, including honoring any ethnic characteristics that you would like to enhance or refine. Please bring any questions you have as well as any “wish” photos of what you might like your nose to look like. 

Dr. Garza

Meet Your Surgeon,
Rebecca Garza, M.D.

Dr. Garza is one of the most accomplished female board-certified plastic surgeons in Indiana and the Chicagoland area. She completed elite fellowship training and is active in several prestigious professional associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, The Aesthetic Society, and the American Society for Reconstructive Microsurgery. She performs a full range of facial procedures, as well as breast enhancement and body contouring, all tailored to your personal needs.

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Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos 

In addition to your “wish” photos, Dr. Garza will share before and after rhinoplasty photos from her previous patients with you. These photos can help guide your discussion with her about what you are looking for and show you what type of results are possible. You will be able to see Dr. Garza’s individualized approach to rhinoplasty and the artistry and skill behind each surgery. 

Complementary Procedures 

In some cases, patients may choose to enhance their rhinoplasty with other complementary procedures, such as dermal fillers or submental liposuction to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance. Dr. Garza will discuss these options and their timing with you before tailoring a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and goals. 

What To Expect From Your Rhinoplasty Surgery 

Rhinoplasty is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Dr. Garza most commonly employs the open rhinoplasty technique, which involves making incisions inside the nose and a small external incision at the base of the nasal septum. This allows for precise adjustments to the nasal bones and cartilage and greater visibility into the underlying structure of the nose. 

A Reputation Built on Results

A Reputation
Built on Results

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Rhinoplasty Recovery 

Following your rhinoplasty, you can expect some bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes, which will gradually subside over the coming weeks. You will need to wear a splint or cast on your nose for at least a week to help it maintain its new shape and protect it as it heals.  

Most patients can return to work within a week or two, but strenuous activities should be avoided for several weeks—especially contact sports, swimming, or other activities that could set back your healing. Dr. Garza will provide detailed post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery process. 

Rhinoplasty FAQs 

Will rhinoplasty surgery leave visible scars?  

In most cases, the incisions are strategically placed to minimize visible scarring. Dr. Garza is skilled in concealing incisions to ensure discreet and natural-looking results. 

Can rhinoplasty improve my breathing?  

Yes, rhinoplasty can address structural issues that may be causing breathing difficulties, resulting in both cosmetic enhancement and improved nasal function. 

How old do I need to be to have rhinoplasty? 

Teenagers will need to wait until their nose has finished growing (usually around age 14-16 in girls and age 16-18 in boys) before they can undergo a rhinoplasty procedure.

Trust a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon
for Your Rhinoplasty

Dr. Garza’s commitment to patient satisfaction, attention to detail, and keen eye for symmetry and aesthetics make her an excellent rhinoplasty surgeon. If you are ready to explore how rhinoplasty can help enhance your facial harmony and improve your nasal functionality, please request a consultation or call us at (219) 322-3131 to get started.