Growing up as the daughter of Hispanic parents with Eastern European heritage, a Yemenite uncle and cousins, African American godparents, and studying Indian Art History in college, Dr. Halaas has fallen in love with the varied ethnic beauties present in our multi-cultured world.

Wide noses with poorly defined tips can be helped tremendously with a more refined upper portion of the nose and a sculpting but structurally sound approach to the tip. Droopy tips can benefit from repositioning which can create a lasting and natural result. All of these nasal enhancements can be made while still respecting the patient’s cultural identity. A natural beautiful result is always the ultimate goal.

How Dr. Halaas performs rhinoplasty

Dr. Halaas is well-known for her one-on-one patient care and attention to detail. Her compassion, understanding, and ability to listen closely and attentively to each concern that her patients have allows her to deliver the refined, natural-looking nose you want. She will guide you expertly throughout the entire process.

Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach to rhinoplasty, Dr. Halaas customizes each procedure to the specific patient. She will use either an open or closed technique. The right one for you will be determined during your consultation, in which Dr. Halaas will take you step-by-step through the entire procedure and recovery process so you know what to expect. 

In an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Halaas makes an incision between the nostrils, which she will strategically place to avoid any scarring. During your rhinoplasty, your nose will be “open” and visible so that Dr. Halaas can best see and enhance its features. The surgery and recovery period when undergoing an open rhinoplasty are usually longer.

A closed rhinoplasty is relatively more limited. It involves an internal incision, which leaves no visible signs of scarring and which allows the surgery to be conducted through the nostrils. When determining when to use the open vs. the closed technique, Dr. Halaas takes into account the severity of work to be done and the specific changes to be made to the new nose. 

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