Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care, providing comprehensive and individualized treatment plans.

Our team of Facial Plastic Surgeons, clinic experts and licensed estheticians has more than 50 years of combined experience in helping you achieve your desired results. We provide you with the most innovative and technologically advanced surgical and non­surgical procedures and treatments to help you rediscover your natural beauty so you can look and feel your best.

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

What Are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures Available?

The different types of rhinoplasty procedures available are cosmetic, functional, and revision rhinoplasty.

Cosmetic rhinoplasty aims to change the nose’s appearance to balance with other facial features, while functional rhinoplasty corrects breathing issues.

Revision rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is intended to correct or improve the results of a previous rhinoplasty surgery.

What Are the Potential Risks and Complications Associated With Rhinoplasty?

Like any surgical procedure, rhinoplasty carries risks such as bleeding, infection, breathing difficulties, or dissatisfaction with the surgery results. Discussing these risks with our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Tolan, Dr. Griffin, Dr. Farhood, or Dr. Bakeman, can help you learn more about rhinoplasty before undergoing the procedure.

Can Rhinoplasty Also Improve Breathing or Correct Structural Issues in the Nose?

Yes, rhinoplasty can also address structural issues such as a deviated septum. This improves breathing efficiency and can be combined with cosmetic adjustments as well.

What Qualifications Should I Look for in a Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

When choosing a surgeon for rhinoplasty, it is highly recommended to select a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in nasal surgeries.

Our plastic surgeons at Midwest Facial Plastic Surgery have years of experience working with multiple patients who are satisfied with their procedure results.

Will I Be Able to See the Results of My Rhinoplasty Immediately After Surgery?

Immediate postoperative swelling may obscure the surgery results. It can take up to a year for the new nasal contour to fully refine, but initial improvements are noticeable once the swelling begins to subside in two weeks.

How Long Do the Results of Rhinoplasty Typically Last?

The results of rhinoplasty surgery are permanent. However, plastic surgery cannot stop our body’s natural aging process.

More answers to other 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.