Whether you are considering changing the shape of your nose or just fixing the breathing from your nose…or both, we are glad you are here. We hope you find this site a tremendous educational resource for the options available to you today. It is very hard to find the best nose surgeons today especially in the world of marketing, PR, social media, paid advertisement, and over-hype. But we don’t believe these things make the strong foundation of a good Rhinoplasty practice.
It’s important to know you aren’t alone. There are more than 220,000 rhinoplasty surgeries performed every year in the United States. But unfortunately, over 50,000 of them are revision surgeries, so picking the right surgeon the first time is extremely important.
Success in Rhinoplasty is truly based on mastery of your surgeon. Mastery is only achieved when total dedication and concentration is given to a task, whether it's playing soccer, playing the piano, or performing rhinoplasty. When a pianist decides to master the piano, there is a 99% chance she will forgo playing all other instruments and purely dedicate herself to the piano. When a soccer player decides she wants to train to go professional, she will forgo playing all other sports and purely dedicate herself to soccer. However, when surgeons decide they want to become the best at a surgery, most still perform other surgeries…and it’s usually due to a financial desire. This is where we differ. Like the professional pianist and soccer player, Dr. Dugar has decided to forgo all other surgeries in order to purely dedicate himself to the mastery of Scarless Noses.
But your Success in Rhinoplasty is truly multifactorial. There are hundreds of small variables involved in the healing of a nose postoperatively. The overall goal is to create a functional, structurally sound, and cosmetically appealing nose that balances the face and allows you to breath better. The goal is for your nose to blend in with the face and make your profile look more elegant without drawing specific attention to your nose, and without any external cuts or scars ever.
It is, however, important to discuss is the idea of the “perfect nose.” Almost no one has a “perfect nose” and furthermore, even if the concept of a “perfect nose” existed it would have virtually no basis in reality or surgery. Yes, we can create almost any shape nose– but would it match your face? We, as a society, often see celebrities and idealize their cosmetic features without realizing part of our idealization is the aura of their lifestyle/success/fame/sex appeal – not just their nose. So even if you think Ashlee Simpson’s nose looks amazing, it may or may not be the type of rhinoplasty that fits your face. We are not aiming to create a “perfect nose” – just one that fits your face beautifully and allows you to breathe better – without any external cuts or scars ever.
Not every patient is a candidate for a Scarless Nose surgery. Some major revision surgeries or reconstructive type rhinoplasties may require traditional “open” rhinoplasty. Dr. Dugar will guide you through whether or not you are a candidate for Scarless Nose surgery openly and honestly. Achieving the best possible outcome for your nose is far more important than whether or not you end up doing the surgery with us. Whether it's in your best interest to undergo an “open” rhinoplasty elsewhere or to not undergo any surgery at all, we will be the first to let you know and guide you safely.
If you have never had any prior work done on your nose, you are almost always a great candidate for the Scarless Closed Rhinoplasty by Dr. Dugar.