Rhinoplasty & Nose Job in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Mesa, Paradise Valley, Glendale, Gilbert, and Surrounding Arizona

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose reshaping, aims to enhance the aesthetics and proportions of your nose. This procedure also corrects impaired breathing due to structural defects of the nose. Gilbert and Scottsdale, AZ rhinoplasty surgeon – Dr. LaBarbera – performs rhinoplasty to make small or drastic changes to the size, shape, angle or orientation of the nose. Although many nose reshaping surgeries are cosmetic in nature, some patients have rhinoplasty for reconstructive purposes after trauma, or to correct unsatisfactory results from a prior surgery (revision rhinoplasty).

Dr. Jude LaBarbera has helped countless men and women in Gilbert, Scottsdale, Phoenix and surrounding Arizona areas with rhinoplasty to decrease their nostril size, reduce nose size, improve nasal deviation (crookedness), and achieve a beautiful, natural nose appearance.


Reasons to have a nose job

Men and women of all ages may choose to have rhinoplasty for various reasons:

  • Decrease the size of the nostril
  • Reduce the size of a prominently large nose
  • Correct a nose that turns up and down too much
  • Sculpt the nose into a more pleasing shape for cosmetic purposes
  • Correct functional nose defects such as a deviated septum
  • Resolve a nose that’s been disfigured due to injury

In addition to being a top-rated nose job physician and cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Jude LaBarbera is also highly experienced in reconstructive procedures which is a much needed skill in revision rhinoplasty in Arizona . Some of his patients visit him because their breathing has been impaired by a problem inside the nose. Where this is the case, it is possible that insurance may help cover the cost of the surgery. 


Your initial Rhinoplasty consultation 

Dr. LaBarbera cares about his patients and works patients to accomplish each individual patient’s goals. During your initial consultation, your nose job specialist will examine you, and gather information related to your medical history and surgeries. He’ll also discuss treatment options with you, rhinoplasty cost in Arizona, and help you understand the entire rhinoplasty process right from assessment to recovery after surgery. This visit is also a great opportunity for you to let your concerns and expectations known by Dr. LaBarbera, and ask any questions that you may have about nose surgery.

If it is determined that you are a good candidate for nose reshaping surgery, he’ll make you feel more comfortable about the whole process as you discuss preparations for the surgery. 

SURGICAL approach

Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery, performs rhinoplasty at his ultra-modern in-office operating room in Scottsdale or Gilbert, AZ. He is supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff. The plan for each nose job surgery is created based on the needs of the patient. There are various surgical techniques available for patients.

a) Closed rhinoplasty – an incision is made inside the nose through the nostrils. This procedure is very commonly used for patients who need just minor reshaping. Since there are no scars after closed rhinoplasty, this is usually the best approach to begin with for optimal results. However, for cases that are more severe, the surgeon may recommend open rhinoplasty.

b) Open rhinoplasty – during open rhinoplasty surgery, an incision is made between the nostrils and the fold of the nose just above the lips. This provides the surgeon with a better view of the nasal structures, and it’s easier for him to manipulate the cartilage and bone. The surgeon will peel the skin back and reveal the internal structures of the nose, which are then re-draped after the desired shape has been accomplished. Typically, this procedure will leave a very thin scar, about 5mm long.

c) Non-invasive rhinoplasty – some patients may require injectable fillers to achieve their desired results. These come in a variety of liquids, and fat transfer may also be used in some cases. Fillers help add volume to conceal minor deformities such as bony appearance, or a bump.

Dr. LaBarbera works with each patient to find to find the surgical option that will offer the most benefits. 







The LaBarbera clinic is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance your natural beauty and take your confidence to the next level. We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable and our surgical team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. Dr. Jude LaBarbera takes great pride sharing in each patient’s vision and working diligently to help each one of them feel more attractive, confident, and vivacious than ever before. If you are wondering whether plastic surgery with Dr. Jude LaBarbera can help reach your goals, see our before and after photos from patients who are already living with their results.

During/after surgery

Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes 2 hours to complete. Many patients experience soreness and swelling around the nose area after surgery, but this typically goes away after a while. Most of the side effects disappear within the first two weeks and the splint is removed. Patients can see the result of the procedure immediately after surgery, but it may take 6-12 months for the final outcome to be clear. 

Plan your procedure

Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty in Scottsdale, Phoenix, Gilbert, and surrounding Arizona cities costs between $7,000 – $10,000, depending on the extent of the procedure. This cost can go up with complex cases where skin or fat grafting and cartilage reconstruction needs to be performed. Where reconstruction is necessary to correct trauma, a deformity, or a medical condition, insurance may help pay for this procedure. If the rhinoplasty is cosmetic in nature, then the expenses are the patient’s responsibility.

Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs nose surgery at his ultra-modern operating room, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff. 


“Dr. LaBarbera is absolutely incredible. He was always a text or phone call away if I had the slightest bit of worry about my operation.” – K.T.


“I wish I could give him more than 5 stars! You can even ask him any questions without feeling dumb. Loved him !  – M.T.


“I just finished my two month appointment and I could not be more amazed. I couldn’t sing his praises enough!” – K.T.

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A nasal pack helps with bleeding, particularly where the surgery being performed involves the septum. Cotton packs or a gauze are placed inside the nasal chamber throughout this process. Patients may find it uncomfortable, but the packing is used just temporarily during the recovery phase.


Like all other surgeries, rhinoplasty comes with some form of risk. The best safeguard patients can take to avoid these risks and complications is to select a highly experienced surgeon.


Whether to use a surgical or a non-surgical procedure will depend on the aesthetic results that are expected, as well as the patient’s nasal structure. When extensive reshaping is required, most surgeons prefer a surgical approach. Non-surgical reshaping is typically used in situations where only minor adjustments are required. During your initial consultation with Dr. Jude LaBarbera, the most beneficial procedure for you will be discussed.



Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only.  This website does not constitute formal medical advice.  Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs.  Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.