Rhinoplasty for Portland, OR

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If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, or if you have difficulty breathing due to a structural issue within the nose, Dr. Kathleen Waldorf can help you by performing a cosmetic and/or functional rhinoplasty at her Portland, OR, practice.

This surgery, commonly called a "nose job," can:

  • Reduce the width or length of the nose
  • Remove a hump on the bridge of the nose
  • Reshape the tip of the nose
  • Narrow wide nostrils
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Change the angle between the nose and the upper lip
  • Correct a deviated septum or other breathing obstruction within the nose
  • Correct birth defects and nasal injuries

With 20 years of experience in the field, Dr. Waldorf is experienced in rhinoplasty. Every nose surgery is highly customized for you based on your anatomy and how you wish to look.

Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty in Portland, Oregon. Patients in the Vancouver and Salem areas and beyond can call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901 today. You can also schedule a visit online.

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Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

We believe every patient needs to be well educated about rhinoplasty so an informed decision about the nose surgery—and the surgeon handling the procedure—can be made. This includes the expected results, the surgery preparation process, and the nose job recovery period. Dr. Waldorf will discuss concerns and personal goals with each patient, as well as use the Vectra 3D Imaging System to offer an idea of what a patient's particular nose can look like after the surgery.

An examination will allow Dr. Waldorf to determine what is possible via nose surgery. She will also advise each patient on what the rhinoplasty procedure will involve in terms specific to their case.

Since choosing a surgeon for a nose job is such an intensely personal decision, questions for Dr. Waldorf and the rest of the team are encouraged.

Illustration depicting balanced nasal proportions
Cosmetic medical specialists have found over the centuries that there are certain constant proportions and angles behind an aesthetically balanced nose. The idealized nose possesses a straight dorsum, a tip with moderate projection, and a slight dip in its vault, along with the angle ranges shown above that are relative to the other structures to the face. During a rhinoplasty, our Portland, OR, surgeons carefully consider these factors to produce a nose that better harmonizes with the rest of a patient's face.

Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

As noted above, rhinoplasty is customized for each patient. Incisions are usually made inside the nostrils or across the bottom of the nose so that the bone and cartilage within the nostrils can be easily accessed and restructured for either cosmetic reasons or improved breathing function. The scar from a nose job is well hidden.

In cases where an area of the nose needs to be built up, such as in the case of making wide nostrils smaller, cartilage grafts will be used. For this process, tissue is removed from one area of the nose and grafted to the area where it is needed.

The rhinoplasty procedure typically takes one to two hours and is performed using general anesthesia. After recovery, you can return home to be cared for by family or friends.

Meet our Doctors
Kathleen Waldorf MD, FACS
Rachel Streu,MD, FACS

The experienced surgeons at The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery are committed to educating patients and providing them with high-quality, ethical care.

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Recovering from Rhinoplasty

In most cases, patients can return to work within one or two weeks after a nose job. There will be significant swelling, bruising, tenderness, and discomfort, but these symptoms can be managed with pain medication and ice packs. You must sleep on your back for a period of time, and elevating your head while sleeping will help to reduce swelling. Avoid strenuous activity for four to six weeks.

A splint is usually formed to the nose to help it maintain its new shape as it heals after rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Waldorf will remove the splint and sutures during a follow-up visit, and she will provide you with full post-operative instructions.

Special Financing Available

The Waldorf Center in Portland, OR, offers special financing for the recommended surgical or non-surgical procedure you want. Convenient monthly payments can be structured to fit your financial situation. Call the practice for more information. 503-646-0101 or contact us by email

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Contact The Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery in Portland, Oregon.

Contact the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty in Portland, Oregon, today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Call 503-646-0101 or 1-800-310-7901.

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