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Rhinoplasty & Nose Job in Phoenix, & surrounding AZ

Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose reshaping, aims to enhance the aesthetics, proportions – such as tip, nostrils, and bridge – of the nose. It can also be used to improve the function (such as breathing problems and deviated septum) of the nose. As one of the most popular facial plastic surgeries, this procedure can correct impaired breathing problems due to structural bone and cartilage defects of the nasal bridge while also improving the appearance and balance of the face. Phoenix, AZ rhinoplasty surgeon – Dr. LaBarbera – rigorously aims to perform the best rhinoplasty Phoenix patients can hope for and expect.

Doctor LaBarbera performs rhinoplasty to make as small or drastic changes to the size, shape, angle or orientation of the nose as the patient desires. Although many nose reshaping surgeries are usually cosmetic in nature, some of Dr. LaBarbera’s patients have rhinoplasty for reconstructive purposes after trauma, or to correct unsatisfactory results from a prior surgery (rhinoplasty revisions).
Dr. Jude LaBarbera Plastic Surgery has helped countless men and women in Phoenix and surrounding Arizona areas with nose jobs 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 who would like to have nose surgery may choose to have the best rhinoplasty in Phoenix, AZ has to offer for various reasons:

  • Decrease the size of the nostrils to get more facial balance
  • Reduce the size of a prominently large nose
  • Correct the nasal tip that turns up or 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 one of the top-rated American board certified plastic surgeons, 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 and well as the anesthesia fees with the plastic surgeon.


Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery, performs rhinoplasty at his ultra-modern in-office operating room in Phoenix, 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 to get the look they want.


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.


Some patients may require injectable fillers to achieve their desired results. Injectable nose fillers are non surgical and not permanent. 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.

Your Initial Consultation with Dr. Labarbera

Dr. LaBarbera cares about his patients and works patients to accomplish each individual patient’s goals with plastic surgery. 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 so you may experience the best results out of rhinoplasty 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 and experience as you discuss preparations for the surgery.


Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia with most plastic surgeons. The procedure takes about 2 hours time to complete. during recovery, most patients experience soreness and swelling around the nose area after, but this typically goes away around the first 14 days. Most of the side effects disappear within the first two weeks. After the two weeks time is up, the splint is removed. Patients can see the result of the procedure immediately after surgery, but it may take 6 months to a year for the final outcome to be clear.


Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty in Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona varies 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.

Phoenix rhinoplasty plastic surgeon – Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs nose surgery in either an ultra modern operating room or hospital, supported by a team of highly professional and licensed staff.




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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.
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.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Phoenix 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 Phoenix, and other surrounding cities in Arizona.