It’s right in the middle of your face, so if you don’t like your nose, we can help you improve it. Of course, the nose is also all about breathing, which can have an incredible impact on daily life and health. If you’re going to make any change to the look or function of your nose, trust a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is also an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).

Nasal conditions and concerns we treat

  • Broken nose or nasal fracture - The nose is the most commonly broken facial bone, and both bone or cartilage can be involved. A break not only impacts a person’s looks, but may also affect breathing.
  • Deviated septum - A deviated septum can interfere with breathing and is caused when the bone or cartilage that divides your two nostrils is displaced.
  • Nasal deformity - Whether your nose has been deformed since birth or due to accident, illness or medical treatment, we have a range of procedures that can help improve the look and function of your nose.
  • Nasal obstruction - Nasal passages may be obstructed by a variety of issues, from anatomy (or just how you’re built) to growths or injury. A variety of treatment options can be used to improve breathing.
  • Rhinitis - Rhinitis is when the mucous membrane inside the nose is inflamed, either due to allergies or other causes such as an infection or outside irritants. It is important to identify the cause before determining the appropriate course of treatment.
  • Septal perforation or perforated septum - The tissue that separates the two sides of the nose can develop a hole for many reasons. This complex problem can be repaired to allow proper airflow.
  • Sinus problems, nasal congestion - Your nose and the sinus cavities in your face can be malformed or blocked to the point that you suffer from chronic sinus or breathing issues. Opening the drainage passageways can provide significant relief.
  • Snoring - It is vital to find the reason for your snoring and whether it indicates sleep apnea, a life-threatening condition that causes individuals to stop breathing.
  • Turbinate hypertrophy - Turbinates are soft tissue-covered bony structures on the sides of the inner nose that help regulate airflow and also warm, filter and add moisture to the air as it is breathed in. When they become chronically inflamed, a patient may suffer ongoing nasal congestion.

Treatment options for nasal conditions and concerns 

  • Nasal septum perforation repair - Surgery provides a permanent repair to a septal perforation. Alternative options include moisturization therapy and placement of septal buttons.
  • Nasal skin reconstruction - If you are injured, we can repair your appearance by restoring the skin and any underlying structural issues that support the skin.
  • Nasal valve reconstruction - We can rebuild the nasal valve – often a cause of obstruction – to relieve narrowing in the nasal cavity and restore function.
  • Nonsurgical rhinoplasty - We can change the outside appearance of the nose without invasive surgery through the use of injectable fillers.
  • Revision rhinoplasty - If you’re unhappy with a previous rhinoplasty, either based on appearance or breathing, we can perform a revision operation to improve your satisfaction.
  • Rhinoplasty - We can reshape the bone and cartilage support of the nose to change its actual outside appearance while also maintaining or improving your ability to breathe.
  • Septoplasty - This is type of nose operation that's performed to straighten and/or align a deviated septum. The septum is made up of bone and cartilage and divides the nose into two cavities. The septum can be displaced to the point that breathing is compromised.
  • Septorhinoplasty - This is a combination of rhinoplasty and septoplasty surgery to improve function or cosmetic appearance of the nose while also correcting a deviated septum.
  • Turbinate reduction surgery - This type of nose surgery is performed to reduce the chronic swelling within the inner nose that can lead to chronic congestion or breathing issues.

How much do nasal treatments and procedures cost?

The cost of nasal plastic surgery and treatment options varies by procedure. Because they're considered cosmetic, most insurance companies also do not cover nasal procedures or nose jobs. Please call 614-366-3687 to schedule an appointment with a facial plastic surgeon near you to discuss treatment options and costs.

Our Team


Leslie Kim, MD

  • Director, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Bradley Nesemeier, MD

  • Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery