The nose is your most prominent and distinctive facial feature. It’s also the most common cosmetic procedure performed in the United States. Whether you simply never liked the appearance of your nose or an accident or aging has changed it, rhinoplasty aka a “nose job” can reshape the bone and cartilage of your nose to give you the results you desire.
Areas of improvement
Results will last
This is a permanent change
Recovery Time
1 week to return to normal activities
Recovery Process
Limited activity is recommended for one week after rhinoplasty surgery. Patients may have mild discomfort for a few days congestion and stiffness is also to be expected for up to a week.

When it comes to rhinoplasty – one of the most challenging facial plastic surgery procedures – experience matters. That’s why our patients trust their most important facial feature to Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon recognized as one of America’s Best Doctors for 20 consecutive years and the author of, “When Your Nose Doesn’t Fit,” a consumer guidebook to rhinoplasty. In addition to his keen attention to symmetry, balance and harmony, Dr. Sullivan’s success results from listening carefully to patients’ goals and expectations.


What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty also known as a nose job is a surgical procedure intended to alter the hard tissue components of the nose to reshape its architectural framework. Your nose is basically made up of two components: hard and soft tissue. The hard tissue is bone and cartilage. The upper one-third of your nose is bone while the lower two-thirds is cartilage. The soft tissue component is comprised of skin and fatty tissue. In most instances, not much can be done to change the soft tissue components.

Why have rhinoplasty or nose-shaping surgery?

The nose is our most prominent and distinctive facial feature. Some individuals have never liked the appearance of their nose, while some have seen its appearance altered by trauma. Still others don’t like the changes that have come with aging or are not satisfied with previous rhinoplasty results. Whatever the reason, if you have been thinking about changing your nose, rhinoplasty might be for you. Rhinoplasty or nose surgery—one of the most common cosmetic procedures—involves reshaping the bone and cartilage framework of your nose.

Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

Healthy patients who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose are good candidates for a rhinoplasty procedure.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

A rhinoplasty is performed in one of two ways: either closed or opened. In the closed approach, all of the incisions are hidden inside the nose, leaving no external scar. This procedure is done by the surgeon’s feel, rather than direct visualization. Even though Dr. Michael Sullivan was classically trained to perform closed rhinoplasty, he has found his results over the last 25 years to be more accurate and predictable when using the open rhinoplasty approach. The procedure takes about 2.0 hours.

Rhinoplasty Post-Op Results

The nasal cast and sutures are removed one week following rhinoplasty surgery. Although the nose may appear slightly swollen, rhinoplasty patients are typically comfortable returning to work, school or usual activities at this time. Light exercise is permissible eight to ten days after the rhinoplasty procedure.

How much does a Rhinoplasty cost in Columbus, Ohio?

The total fees for a Rhinoplasty surgery in Columbus, Ohio range from $6000-$8400. An exact quote will be based on the nature of the procedure. All patients are provided with an exact quote for the Rhinoplasty procedure upon consultation and examination.

The Sullivan Difference

We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals. We are not here to simply sell you a new product or service. Our prescriptive skin care approach provides you with a highly-customized solution that meet your specific needs. Dr. Michael Sullivan, an internationally renowned plastic surgeon with more than 30 years of experience, will evaluate you, listen to your concerns, and then guides you to the optimal treatment regimen. Our skin care specialist will serve as your personal concierge throughout the process to answer your questions, address your concerns, and teach you how to properly care for your skin.

The specific risk and possible complications as they relate to an eyelid lift will be discussed at your initial consultation.
I wish I hadn’t waited so long to have surgery! The procedure was much easier than I expected—in part due to the relaxed atmosphere and, of course, the expertise of Dr. Mike and his staff!
A.S., Rhinoplasty patient