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 8 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
Before and 1 year after
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Case #8

This young lady was unhappy with her large dorsal hump and her drooping nasal tip. Dr. Ladner performed a rhinoplasty procedure to correct the dorsal hump and slightly raise her nasal tip.

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
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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

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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 4 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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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.

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

This beautiful female underwent a closed rhinoplasty to remove the dorsal hump she disliked. Dr. Keith Ladner preformed this surgery to give her a cuter, more feminine nose!

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

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Rhinoplasty Case 10 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Before and one year after rhinoplasty.

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

Before and nine months following an open rhinoplasty. This young male was unhappy with the overall size of his nose and tip. He could not be happier with his results.

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Rhinoplasty Case 9 Before & After Left Side | Denver, CO | Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery
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Before and one year after closed rhinoplasty.

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
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!
Google
5.0/5
Jul 16, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
Keith Ladner has the blessing of God. His hands have been touch to bless others. My daughter Gabrielle is 5 years old. When other doctor's in California knees knock together, because they didn't know how to fix my daughter's lower lip and what to do. Keith knew in 5 min and had a plan. This man is so kind and humble. He has a daughter 2 1/2 years old and my daughter's problem touch him. Words cannot express our gratitude and appreciation. I spent many nights upset over her condition, Keith made her lower lip looked amazing in just 3 short hours. After the surgery, he sat on a little chair which did not even fit him just so he could be @ eye level with us to explain the awesome results. Our family loves you Keith and what you did for Gabby. We will always hold you in the highest regard. God bless and your family! Our church family will be praying for you and your staff. Wishing you all the success in the future...
Google
5.0/5
Jun 21, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I went to Denver to see Dr. Ladner for a consultation. He was very thorough and explained the rhinoplasty in detail. Dr. Ladner was very professional and friendly!
Vitals
5.0/5
Apr 4, 2019
Vitals Etna Interactive
After doing much research on Dr.s a friend of mine recommended Dr.Keith Ladner,so my husband and I met with him and we discussed what bothers me,and I greatly appreciated his full attention,and his advice.I decided that day I really wanted him to do my procedures.Before and after my procedures I received all information and instructions, visits phone and phone calls.Its been a month and a half and I’m extremely happy with results scars are healing so well you could hardly see them,and it’s only going to get better!Dr.Ladner is the most friendly,personable and comfortable Dr. I have ever met,with no regrets he will do any future procedures I want! Thank you to all the very friendly staff who treated me with professionalism and friendliness thank you Dr.Ladner
Google
5.0/5
Mar 9, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
After months of research and considering flying to Australia to have a rhinoplasty done I came across Dr. Ladner’s work through a mutual connection. I read and researched his practice extensively and decided to book a consultation. I was so comforted and assured and I felt fully understood and valued. My experience was perfect. I could not have imagined it to be better. His staff is full of incredibly kind women and he partners with top notch anesthesiologists and facilities. I am so pleased. I would recommend him to anyone. I fully trusted him and I was not disappointed.
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I went to Dr. Ladner for rhinoplasty. In the consultation he made me feel extremely comfortable with what he’d be doing and why he’d be doing it. After booking a surgery date his team gave me plenty of details about what I’d need to do and what they’d be doing. The day of surgery went really well. The anesthesiologists Dr. Ladner uses is amazing. The healing process while uncomfortable has been a breeze. I’m excited to get my cast off as well as see the long term results. I’d definitely recommend Dr. Ladner to anyone considering plastic surgery
Google
5.0/5
Feb 19, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I would definitely recommend Dr Ladner! His staff is very friendly & nice. I saw Dr Ladner for mole removal. He did co2 laser & it looked good but the mole came back . He did this 2 other times and the mole kept coming back. He offered solutions to remove my mole. He did a surgical procedure to remove it. Everything healed really good and very minimal scarring. I’m very pleased with the treatment I got!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I highly recommend Ladner Facial Plastic Surgery. I went to Dr. Ladner to help with repairing urgent issues due to a failed rhinoplasty by a prior surgeon. He spent a great deal of time at each appointment making sure I understood the procedure, process and addressed all of my concerns in a prompt and professional, friendly manner. I never felt rushed or pressured in any way. Also, I greatly appreciate his staff’s patience and support during a difficult time. It is too early to know my results, but so far so good. He knows his stuff!!!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 15, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I recommend Dr. Ladner to anyone thinking of having any facial procedures. Not only does Dr. Ladner truly care about his patients, he is also a true artist when it comes to bringing out the best in you. I am very pleased with the procedures I’ve had done in his office .
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner and his staff are amazing! I went in for a mole removal and I could not be happier with the results. It was quick, painless, and Dr. Ladner could not have been more diligent or thoughtful in his approach. He talked me through his logic to ensure there was no scarring - which of course, there is isn't. I could not recommend Dr. Ladner and his amazing staff any more!
Google
5.0/5
Feb 13, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I came to Ladner facial surgery because my previous cheek implants were hurting and the wound dint want to close. Dr. Handsome (Keith ) as I call him. Was very professional, made me feel safe and comfortable. Made sure I was ok the whole time I was in his hands. I will recomend him any time
Google
5.0/5
Jan 22, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
I don’t even know where to begin! I’ve been seeing Dr. Ladner and his staff for a little over 3 years now (same staff, and low turnover is an excellent sign). I love them all and it’s so nice stopping in and seeing the same faces. I’ve met many surgeons with large egos making them unapproachable, short, or condescending. Too many questions aren’t appreciated, time isn’t given and trust is never established as a patient. So people like me, who research, read, have a lot of questions (and are borderline perfectionists) can struggle finding Dr’s that they can build rapport with, learn from, and trust. And, that’s why I only see Dr. Ladner. First and foremost he’s humble. He treats you as his equal and takes the time to answer your questions. He doesn’t rush you. He is extremely knowledgeable, and thorough in explanation. His knowledge, confidence, humility, and patience made me choose him over other surgeons in the area to work with. That level of trust makes me see him exclusively because once you’ve had that level of care, it’s hard to feel as comfortable with anyone else. If anything, it’s increased my standards. Every procedure or treatment I’ve had with Dr. Ladner has left me feeling more confident. His skill level and attention to detail are both very apparent, and I believe him to be a perfectionist. He does amazing work plain and simple. The finished product is great. He leans on the conservative side, which I prefer. He’ll never push you into doing anything you don’t need. To me, that’s another trust builder. And, you never look overdone and obvious. He believes in balance, proportion and of course, moderation. His assistant Carolyn is amazingly sweet and will care for you as well as Dr. Ladner will. She has excellent follow-up if you’re to call or ask additional questions at any time. She always gets me the information I need. All of this said in my longest google review ever, this office feels like family. I’ll continue to see them as long as I can and as long as I’ll need Botox and filler (forever)? They’ve gained a lifelong patient with me. My only fear is that with his growing practice I’ll have a harder time getting an appointment! But, it’s the price you pay for having a great Dr. He and his staff deserve all the success they get. I’m very thankful for them!
Google
5.0/5
Jan 17, 2019
Google Etna Interactive
If you are still looking for a rhinoplasty surgeon, you can stop now because you won't find better. Dr. Ladner is a professional and has mastered the craft. His staff are kind and easy to work with, and they are very knowledgeable, up front, and honest about everything they do. I had wanted a nose job for 10 years and wasn't going to settle for less than the best, and I certainly found exactly what I wanted. I could not be happier with my new nose and I wouldn't change a thing. If I could give 10 stars I would!
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
My daughter had Dr. Ladner perform a rhinoplasty for her. We were all concerned how it would turn out. Would she look like herself? Well, the results were phenominal. She ended up looking like a more beautiful version of herself. Dr. Ladner worked with us to make sure we were all on the same page in understanding what we wanted and what was feasable with the nose she had to begin with. I think I saw this mentioned before in a review, that it does not look like she had plastic surgery. Dr. Ladner has an inate artistic ability fused with high technical ability. He and his staff were warm and friendly and were there every step of the way. We never felt like we were hanging out there wondering what to do, or if someone would call us back. They were very attentive and timely on everything and still are 6 months later.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
Great attention, detailed, sets expectations. Highest quality work.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
My whole experience from beginning to end was wonderful with Dr. Ladner. Everyone at the office is kind and caring. Dr. Ladner has the best "bedside manner" of any doctor I've ever known. He is a gifted doctor and my results were perfect. I felt safe and cared for through my whole procedure. I would highly recommend Dr. Ladner.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
Dr.Ladner is amazing, and his staff too! Best ENT/ plastic surgeon on every aspect! Very caring, competent and takes pride on his work.
Google
5.0/5
Dec 3, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
Dr. Ladner is not only extremely precise, he is also very personable and knowledgeable. Dr. Ladner is the only one I would trust with to do anything with my face.
Google
5.0/5
Nov 26, 2018
Google Etna Interactive
I could not have asked for a better experience. The whole office staff was compassionate, kind, patient and professional. Dr. Ladner is very thorough and caring. I felt like I was in the best care the whole time and they always returned my phone calls when I had more questions or needed reassurance during the healing process. I can breath better and Very happy with the end result.
HealthGrades
5.0/5
Nov 5, 2018
HealthGrades Etna Interactive
Highly skilled surgeon, removed upper eyelid bags, created symmetrical almond shaped eyes and removed baggy skin from my neck, creating a tight jawline. I’m now four months out, see a little neck bruising and a little red at the hairline incision, feel a little numbness. I went to a concert two weeks after July surgery and felt great. Applied a little makeup over bruises. I’m 65 going on 52, dating younger men..., told frequently “beautiful eyes!” What a great investment!
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