Rao Plastic & Hand Surgery


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The nose can add dimension and character, contributing to an attractive visage. It can also distract from other facial features, potentially making you feel self-conscious. Dr. Arun Rao is a board-certified plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist in Tucson who can skillfully shape your nose to complement your facial anatomy, helping to heighten your confidence.

Request your consultation online or call (520) 209-2500 to discuss the cosmetic enhancement options of your Tucson rhinoplasty with Dr. Rao.

A Word from Your Rhinoplasty Specialist

The nose is such an important facial feature. The right nose on the right face produces a harmonious balance in a person's countenance. Using rhinoplasty, I can work with what nature has given you to create that aesthetic facial harmony.

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A Word from Your Rhinoplasty Specialist

Arun Jay Rao, M.D.

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Why nose surgery may be right for me

Rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery or nose reshaping, can greatly improve both the appearance of your nose and your self-confidence. Rhinoplasty can correct the following conditions:

  • An oversized or undersized nose
  • Bumps or indentations on the nose
  • A nose that is too wide or too skinny
  • An unbalanced or crooked appearance
  • An undesirable nasal tip
  • Large or upturned nostrils

Nose surgery can also improve breathing by correcting anatomical obstructions in the nose.

My procedure

Dr. Rao will talk with you to determine which combination of techniques will best suit your needs and goals. Typically incisions are made inside the nose, but may be made along the tissue that separates the nostrils or the crease where the nostril meets the cheek. During the procedure, Dr. Rao reshapes the nose by reducing the cartilage or grafting in cartilage from other areas of the body.

My recovery process

Noticeable swelling and bruising will fade over the following weeks. Most people are able to return to work in about 7 to 10 days following their rhinoplasty procedure. More strenuous activities can typically be resumed in about 3 weeks.

My results

Rhinoplasty results in a nose that better complements the anatomy of the face and head. Those who have had aesthetic nose surgery tend to feel more comfortable about the appearance of their nose and may experience greater confidence in social situations.

Related enhancements

Treatments that can enhance the results of rhinoplasty include facial implants, BOTOX® Cosmetic, laser skin resurfacing or aesthetic ear surgery.

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