If you’re looking for a rhinoplasty specialist, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner is at the top of the list in the Rocky Mountain region. Every year, he performs hundreds of rhinoplasty (nose job) procedures at his practice in Denver, CO. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex cosmetic surgery procedures and it’s important to select a surgeon such as Dr. Ladner who has extensive training, experience, and a track record of excellent results.

Rhinoplasty Before & After Photos

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Rhinoplasty Case 81 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 6 weeks after
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Case #81

This young woman was unhappy with her nasal appearance and wanted a smaller, more feminine nose. Photos reveal before and six weeks after an open rhinoplasty.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 80 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 4 months after
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Case #80

This patient was concerned with the overall size of her nose, a dorsal hump, and her profile tip with smile. Photos reveal before and four months after a closed rhinoplasty by Dr. Ladner. 

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 19 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 3 months after
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Case #19

This pretty young woman desired a smaller, more feminine looking nose. Photos reveal before and three months after an open rhinoplasty.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 15 Before & After Right Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #15

This young female had an open rhinoplasty with Dr. Ladner. Dr. Ladner brought her tip up and softened her dorsal hump.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Rhinoplasty Case 16 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 6 months after
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Case #16

This young lady had an open rhinoplasty to fix her droopy nasal tip and her projected dorsal hump. The after photos show a much more natural nasal contouring that fully compliments the overall aesthetics of her face.

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Is It Better to Have Open or Closed Rhinoplasty?

Patients often ask which technique is better, but the answer depends on the specific reasons for the surgery. Here is a comparison:

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty incision marks

Closed rhinoplasty: Using this technique, Dr. Ladner doesn't make any external incisions. Instead, he makes changes to the cartilage, bone, and septum through incisions within the nostrils.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty incision marks

Open rhinoplasty: In this approach, Dr. Ladner makes 2 incisions inside the nostrils and a third incision along the thin strip of skin separating the nostrils (the columella). This provides him direct access to the structures of the lower nasal anatomy.

Dr. Ladner creates customized surgical plans based on each patient’s facial anatomy and cosmetic concerns. He may recommend combining rhinoplasty with chin augmentation, buccal fat removal, or other procedures to enhance the balance between your facial features.

What Happens During the Rhinoplasty Consultation?

The path to successful rhinoplasty results starts when you first contact Dr. Ladner’s office. At that point we gather as much relevant information as possible so we understand your specific concerns even before the initial consultation. During the consultation, Dr. Ladner listens as you describe your cosmetic goals and what bothers you about your nose.

Dr. Ladner conducts a thorough physical exam of both the internal and external nasal structures and addresses any history of trauma to the nose or breathing issues that might need correction. His attention to detail includes knowing if you are bothered more by the front view or profile view of the nose (or if it’s equal) and if you notice asymmetry when looking at photos.

How Is Dr. Ladner’s Approach to Rhinoplasty Different?

Having trained under one of the world’s leading rhinoplasty surgeons, Dr. Ladner learned the value of assessing each patient’s unique concerns through an objective scientific view and using a calculated, problem-solving approach when creating a customized surgical plan.

What does that mean?

  • Measuring all facial proportions and dimensions
  • Conducting a detailed analysis of the nose using photos taken from the front, profile, and base views

This comprehensive, thorough assessment typically takes about 25 minutes and ensures that an objective analysis matches what patients themselves see.

‘Second to None—Just Brilliant’

“Dr. Ladner is the most exceptional plastic surgeon in Colorado… He is a true artist and absolute perfectionist when it comes to facial surgery, evident in the beautiful result of every one of his patients. Dr. Ladner performed my rhinoplasty a week and a half ago, and I can already say without an ounce of doubt that this has been the best decision I have ever made…”

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Step-by-Step Explanation of What to Expect

Dr. Ladner firmly believes in educating you about what happens during and after your procedure. He explains the journey and what to expect during the recovery and the post-op care either you or your loved ones will provide. On the day of surgery, Dr. Ladner arrives early to go through your surgical plan and answer any last-minute questions that you might have.

Most important during the surgery itself is Dr. Ladner’s attention to the technical details and being meticulous and deliberate. Getting great results that don’t require revision surgery is the primary goal.

Dr. Keith Ladner

Dr. Keith Ladner

Women and men trust their faces to double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Keith Ladner, whose world-class training includes a prestigious facial plastic and reconstructive surgery fellowship. As a specialist focusing exclusively on the face, Dr. Ladner uses the most advanced techniques to produce remarkable, natural-looking results.

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Who Is a Good Rhinoplasty Candidate?

Anyone concerned about the size or shape of their nose can benefit from cosmetic nose surgery. Teenagers (whose noses are no longer growing) and women and men in their 20s and 30s are the most common rhinoplasty patients but the procedure can be performed for people into their 70s or 80s.

Rhinoplasty objectives include:

  • Reducing an excessive dorsal hump for an attractive profile
  • Improving the shape and definition of the nasal tip (reducing a bulbous tip)
  • Narrowing wide nostrils
  • Reducing excessive length
  • Improving poor projection
  • Straightening a crooked or previously broken nose
Diagram showing why someone would want to get a rhinoplasty with different nose shapes.

Besides aesthetic changes, rhinoplasty can help improve breathing for patients with obstructed nasal passages. Nasal passages may be obstructed by a deviated septum or because of trauma to the nose. When Dr. Ladner combines cosmetic changes with breathing improvements, the procedure is called functional rhinoplasty.

What Is Septoplasty?

Some patients may have trouble breathing because they have a crooked or deviated septum—a bony structure that also includes cartilage. Surgically correcting this condition is called septoplasty. Dr. Ladner performs septoplasty by making incisions in the nose and removing crooked portions of the septum and then straightening them and placing them back in their natural position.

What Is a Nonsurgical Nose Job?

If you would like to improve the shape of your nose without surgery, Dr. Ladner can perform a nonsurgical nose job using dermal filler injections. Although this procedure cannot make your nose smaller, it can smooth out the bridge, reshape the tip, and soften sharp angles. While surgical results last indefinitely, results of a nonsurgical nose job are temporary.

What Happens During Rhinoplasty Recovery?

Rhinoplasty patients are often pleasantly surprised to discover that recovery is more comfortable than they expected. Most patients feel ready to return to work within 3 to 5 days after the procedure. A small nasal splint is removed within 7 days of surgery. Dr. Ladner typically doesn’t use internal splints or nasal packing, which is often considered the most uncomfortable part of recovery.

After a nose job, bruising around the eyes may occur but usually resolves on its own with 10 days.

How Long After Rhinoplasty Will I See Results?

The results of rhinoplasty gradually appear as the swelling goes down. While you’ll notice changes immediately, it may take several weeks for swelling to resolve. Subtle changes may continue for up to a year.

Meet With Dr. Ladner

If you’re looking for the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the Denver area, request a consultation with Dr. Ladner to discuss your concerns and goals with him. You can also call us at (303) 253-7686 to schedule an appointment.

A Reputation Built on Results

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