Rhinoplasty

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.

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Rhinoplasty Case 14 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 1 year after
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Case #14

This beautiful young lady had an open rhinoplasty with a nasal tip-plasty which addressed her long droopy nasal tip, deviated septum and also straightened/narrowed her nose. This new nose is such a natural looking appearance for her, and she could not be any happier! Read More

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

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Facelift / Neck Lift Case 36 Before & After Left Oblique | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 3 months after
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Case #36

Before and three months after lower facelift.

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

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Rhinoplasty Case 2 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 1 year after
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Case #2

This is a 35-year-old women who disliked her profile view. Dr. Ladner preformed an open rhinoplasty one year ago. Her results truly complement all her other facial features.

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

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Facial Plastic Surgery for Men Case 18 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 4 months after
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Case #18

This wonderful patient came to see Dr. Ladner with concerns of looking tired, asymmetrical and prominent ears, dorsal hump on his nose, and undefined chin. Photos reveal before and four months after an open rhinoplasty, chin augmentation, and an otoplasty. Read More

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 7 Before & After Right Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 6 weeks after
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Case #7

This young lady had a rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Ladner. He performed a closed rhinoplasty to remove her dorsal hump. She loves her new nose and it truly compliments all her other facial features.

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

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Rhinoplasty Case 4 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 5 months after
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Case #4

This is a 26-year-old who disliked his dorsal hump and wanted his nose straightened. Photos reveal before and five months after a closed rhinoplasty.

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

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Rhinoplasty Case 79 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Case #79

This 27-year-old man had an open rhinoplasty one year ago. He was concerned with the overall size of his nose, dorsal hump, tip asymmetry, and the projection of his nose. He could not be happier with his results.

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…”

5-Star RealSelf review, DenverKate

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

Our Patients Say it Best

When it comes to plastic surgery, you deserve the highest quality care. Our team is dedicated to providing exceptional service and creating satisfying, long-lasting results. Want to learn more? Hear what our patients have to say about their experience at Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery.

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Google
5.0/5
Oct 28, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
I can't begin to express how much I appreciate Dr. Lander and his team. I got a rhinoplasty a month ago but my experience began in June with my consultation. I was greeted by wonderful staff members. Being that a rhinoplasty would be my first major surgery ever, I was very nervous. But as soon as I walked into his practice, I felt at ease. Dr. Ladner himself was kind and very knowledgeable. You can tell he is passionate about what he does. As someone in the beauty industry myself, I can appreciate that. He made sure to listen to all my concerns and explained to a science how he would work to achieve my dream nose, in a realistic sense. He wanted to make sure my rhinoplasty would fit my face naturally. I walked out of my consult knowing I was in great hands. The day of my surgery, my nurses, anesthesiologist, and Dr. Ladner took such great care of me. I can honestly say I went in with no anxiety about the procedure, just excitement! Everything went perfectly! A month later, I couldn't be happier. My new nose looks so natural. And I know that it's only going to get better as my nose continues to heal (which still blows my mind that it gets better than this). But aside from how great my nose looks, Dr. Ladner and everyone at his practice are truly what made this experience as amazing as it has been. From the day of my consult to the day of my surgery to post. I would HIGHLY recommend Dr. Ladner and his team to anyone. Thank you Dr. Ladner and everyone I have worked with. I appreciate everything you have all done for me and making this a pleasant experience.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 22, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr Ladner and his staff are amazing! I was in a horrific accident a year and a half ago that basically left me without a nose, or most of my face. I was completely unrecognizable. Dr Ladner has done a majority of my surgeries and it is nothing short of a miracle for results. He and his staff are kind, caring, hard-working and very patient. Results of surgeries and treatments are never a sure thing and everyone heals and responds differently, but Dr Ladner and his staff work tirelessly to ensure the best possible results. Nothing but positive things to say about my long and continuing journey to recover from a life altering accident. I trust him completely with my appearance surgically and any other treatments I may need.
Google
5.0/5
Oct 6, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
58 year old male...second neck lift. My experience with Dr. Ladner was telling on many levels. One being that he is truly an exemplary artist in his field of practice. The difference between my first neck lift by another highly recommended surgeon and Dr. Ladner's work ( second neck lift ) were far apart in both the procedural process and the end result. Secondly, his attention to detail and post care were as if I were his only patient ( he has many )....exceptional in every way. Put your money and confidence in a surgeon who can provide the results that you envision. Thinking about turning back the clock on your physical appearance? Give Dr. Ladner a call today! He is the cosmetic surgeon aficionado.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 28, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Doctor Ladner is very talented doctor , he did great job on my rhinoplasty I’m very happy with the results . I used to hate shape of my nose but now I’m very confident and not shy any more thank you so much doctor and all staff , if you are looking for high quality, beautiful results then go to Dr Ladner !
Google
5.0/5
Jul 24, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Let me begin by saying I've been looking for the right rhinoplasty surgeon for at least 7 years and I've never taken the decision to modify my nose lightly. I was looking for a natural adjustment; I wanted to remove the dorsal hump from my nose side profile. Every consultation I went to and every doctor I met with, I left feeling anxious and still very unsure. I was recommended by a friend to meet with Doctor Ladner and I'm so freakin’ glad I took their advice. First of all, HIS STAFF IS AMAZING (Especially Luciana!). They are collectively the most humble, gentle, kind, knowledgable, and capable people that I have ever met with. On top of that, I felt like I was walking into an episode of Grey's Anatomy--they're all so stinkin’ good looking! Dr Ladner's consultation was two hours - which is unheard of (most of the previous doctors I met with rushed me through our meeting and I was out the door, with so many questions still reeling in my brain, in under an hour). Dr Ladner took his time, patiently answering any and all questions I had, no matter how ridiculous they may have sounded or how in the weeds I got us. I felt important, understood, and heard by the end of our conversation. I knew I was in great hands. With full confidence in Dr Ladner, I said, “Take all my money, I want this, I want you as my doctor, I really really like you.” On surgery day, the nurses (shout out to Marie!!!) were incredibly kind, calmed all of my pre-surgery fears (there were plenty, like anyone has before going in for a voluntary surgery), and held my hand. The anesthesiologist, Michael, was so comforting and knowledgable. He knew how scared I was to be put under. He was there for me every step of the way. He walked me through everything that would be taking place, made me feel safe and fully emotionally supported. Before I knew it, surgery was over and I was home. Recovery week went smoothly (ICE, ICE, ICE!!!!) and I literally got my cast off today. I know I have quite a few weeks to go until I see something close to a final result, but with full sincerity I say this: Dr Ladner is brilliant, talented, IMMENSELY skilled and I’m so grateful for the beautiful nose I know I will have soon (It’s already looking pretty dang good with the cast coming off only this morning!). Thank you for taking such wonderful care of me. And to anyone thinking of getting a rhinoplasty procedure: DO. NOT. HESITATE. This IS your guy!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 22, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner and his staff are very nice and professional. They really made me feel at ease with my procedure. I’m only about a week and a half from my surgery, so still some swelling, but I can already see awesome results. I can wait to continue to see the transformation as I continue to heal. I would highly recommend Dr. Ladner.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 15, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner is extremely professional, kind, and is clearly an excellent plastic surgeon who delivered exactly what he promised! His practice manager, Luciana, is incredible and our conversation with her is the reason we choose Dr. Ladner - which turned out to be the absolute right decision!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 9, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner and his staff are so amazing! I received a “brow lift” using Botox from Dr. Ladner’s nurse injector. She educated me on Botox and how it works with the face muscles. I had an amazing result and will definitely be back.
Google
5.0/5
Jul 5, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
thank you Dr Ladner ....:) Galina Parshenkova
Google
5.0/5
Jun 19, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner did an amazing job on my Rhinoplasty and lip lift. I am very satisfied with my results. I highly recommend Dr. Ladner!
Google
5.0/5
Jun 16, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
59 year old male here. Had lower blepharoplasty performed and the results were beyond pre-op description and post-op expectations. This is my second invasive procedure with Dr Ladner (neck lift two years prior ). The care level of the staff members, nursing, anesthesiologist, the results of the procedures, and the expertise of Dr Ladner are unparalleled after a seemingly exhaustive research and vetting of other providers. If you’re not committing to the resources and medical staff at Dr Ladner’s office then you’re probably not under the most elite care that is available within the Denver metropolitan area for cosmetic surgery and ancillary intervention procedures to augment one’s physical presentation.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
May 13, 2020
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner made the process of a rhinoplasty seamless and I couldn’t be more happy with my results. After looking for a doctor more than a year, I was referred to Keith from a friend. I traveled from Kansas City, KS to him because he truly is the best! He and the office team were very accommodating since I did not live in the area. I have never felt more confident! Highly suggest using Dr. Ladner if you are looking for a rhinoplasty doctor.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 12, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
I received lip augmentation injections from Dr. Ladner. Their offices and staff were great. This was my FIRST cosmetic procedure so I was understandably nervous, especially since it had to do with my face. I received comprehensive information about the procedure, potential side effects and risks. I was able to make a well informed decision and ultimately decided to receive the injections. I couldn't be happier with the result and the procedure was executed exactly as described. Apparently lip injections are not for the faint of heart, but the surgeon and assistant made me very comfortable and made sure I was feeling alright throughout. My lips are fuller, but look very natural, which I love. I would recommend this practice, based on my experience.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 10, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
I want to thank Dr. Ladner and his amazing staff for the great experience I had since the consultation day until the final appointment. I had a rhinoplasty done and everyone was very polite and sweet with me through the process, everything was well explained and I did not experience any pain post surgery and I am very satisfied with my new nose. I would definitely recommend Dr. Ladner and his staff to everyone. Thank you again.
Google
5.0/5
Mar 9, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner and the operating room staff are stellar! I felt safe, comfortable and confident I was in good hands. Dr. Ladner offers beautiful, natural looking results with his brilliant hands. I’ve wanted a rhinoplasty ever since I was in high school and Dr. Ladner gave me exactly what I was looking for. I only wish I would have done this sooner! Thank you for giving me a nose that makes me feel like a better me! I am forever grateful. If you’re looking for injectables, Maureen is so delicate and conservative. I absolutely love my fuller lips! She’s the best! Girls, go see her!! This practice is truly one of a kind!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 14, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner is absolutely gifted! With an amazing talent that combines expert surgical technique and an artistic eye, he makes sure that you look your best and natural at the same time. His consultative approach puts you at ease with whatever you decide to do together. The results of my surgery are absolutely impeccable! The whole staff goes out of their way to make you feel comfortable and well cared for in their professional hands. We are lucky to have such a gem in Colorado.
Google
5.0/5
Jan 25, 2020
Google Etna Interactive
Absolutely the most wonderful experience every time I go! Dr Ladner took 4 moles off my face with minimal scaring. The one tiny scar I did develop he offered to laser free of charge. I now make routine visits for Botox and lip fillers. If you want a Dr that listens to your needs and desires, look no further. His support staff is kind and goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. My confidence in the way I look is now unbelievable and I have nothing but gratitude for Dr Ladner and his entire practice. -Thank you
Google
5.0/5
Nov 24, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I really researched Dr. Ladner and his staff, and from the minute I first spoke with them I knew I had made the right decision in choosing this practitioner. I felt so welcome and already part of the "family", a very professional family. I was so impressed with Dr. Ladner; he listened and answered every question I had. He addressed my needs and gave me choices. He pointed out things of which I was not aware. I never felt rushed. This is a great group supporting a terrific doctor!
Facebook
5.0/5
Nov 4, 2019
Facebook Etna Interactive
Hopefully Someday I’ll get to come there and have my face done because I’m not pleased with my face or body and at my age it shouldn’t bother me a bit but it does
Google
5.0/5
Sep 27, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
Cannot say enough great things about this practice. Not easy coming from LA to find the perfect Dr. and I can honestly say I found that here. The staff is incredible, kind, and professional. Dr. Ladner is the best at what he does with amazing bedside manner. Not only is he extremely talented but he is funny too! I would highly recommend using him for any treatments! Could not be happier!
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