Balance a crooked or oversized nose, smooth away bumps, minimize large nostrils and restore confidence with rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is consistently in the top 5 plastic surgery procedures performed each year in the United States. Rhinoplasty in St. Paul is a popular choice for effective esthetic and functional nasal reshaping.

Because our nose is the most central feature of our face, it can be more prone to injury and deformation from breakage. If we are unhappy with its appearance due to injury or genetics, it can also cripple our self-esteem due to its prominent location.

Dr. Tolan, Dr. Griffin, Dr. Farhood and Dr. Bakeman are board-certified and limit their practice to Facial Plastic Surgery. Due to these credentials, they are some of the most sought-after physicians in the Midwest to perform the rhinoplasty procedure.

Rhinoplasty at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery

When executed well, a rhinoplasty can help correct several features both cosmetic and functional. It can restore balance to a crooked nose. It can reduce the size of both the overall nose shape and the nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also improve breathing and smooth out any bumps or humps along the nose line.

All of these improvements can lead to a dramatic boost in self-confidence for someone unhappy with the appearance of their nose.

Functional rhinoplasty is used to correct external and internal nasal deformities that contribute to nasal obstruction, congestion, and/or respiratory difficulty. The result allows patients to breathe more freely and efficiently, having a great impact on their quality of life. Our facial plastic surgeons perform rhinoplasty procedures at the Midwest Surgery Center, conveniently located within the Midwest Eye & Ear Institute in Woodbury.

What is the Procedure Like?

The duration of the procedure is typically 1-4 hours and is dependent upon the extent of change required.

Most rhinoplasty surgeries involve small incisions made inside the nostrils, as well as a small communicating incision across the skin between them. This provides greater exposure to the underlying cartilage and bone, which can then be reshaped or repositioned to create the desired appearance.

While computer imaging is available for your consultation, we strongly recommend that you review before and after photos of our patients who have undergone the procedure.

Like all surgical procedures at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery, our objective is to get you the most natural-looking results possible that complement your existing features.

There are also forms of rhinoplasty designed to improve nasal function, such as a deviated septum.


“I want to thank Dr. Tolan for doing such an amazing job with my rhinoplasty surgery. I absolutely love my nose! There doesn’t appear to be any swelling at all that I can see, but I know it takes a while for it to heal. I feel fantastic! I’m able to breathe a lot better. Thank you so very much!”


  • Congested or obstructed breathing
  • Deviated Septum
  • Crooked Nose
  • Enlarged Nose
  • Bumps or Humps on Nose
  • Enlarged nostrils
  • Hooked Nose
  • Upturned Nose
  • Previously broken nose


  • Cleared and improved breathing
  • Balance to features of the face
  • Symmetry of features
  • Straightened nose with improved esthetic

Who is the Best Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Ideally, the body and face of the patient should be fully grown before undergoing rhinoplasty. As a general rule, for cosmetic rhinoplasty, boys should be at least 15 years old and girls should be at least 13 years old. A full consultation will determine whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this procedure.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Once the procedure is complete, it will be necessary to rest and heal. Follow your surgeon’s care directions during the recovery process to achieve optimal results while minimizing complications.

There will be bruising and swelling in the area for a time. These issues will reduce more quickly if you make sure to keep your head elevated at all times and use ice packs as recommended. Learn more here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions can be found here

Rhinoplasty Cost

The cost of nose reshaping surgery depends on numerous factors. The types of issues being addressed, The amount of time required to perform the surgery, and the rhinoplasty techniques utilized all affect the final price of nose surgery.

Learn More with a Consultation

Are you interested in learning more about rhinoplasty in St. Paul? Schedule a consultation with our staff to find the best rhinoplasty surgeon for you.


Before + After Results

View before and after photos of surgeries performed by facial plastic surgeons Dr. Christopher Tolan, Dr. Garrett Griffin, Dr. Zachary Farhood and Dr. Anna Bakeman in Minneapolis, MN.