Northwest Face & Body

Skilled Kirkland, WA Rhinoplasty Cosmetic Surgeons

Rhinoplasty is not only a highly personalized cosmetic procedure but the third most common. Given this, the highly skilled professionals at Kirkland’s Northwest Face & Body offer a personal approach to each patient seeking rhinoplasty. Each and every nose surgery we do varies. We provide comprehensive, quality care before, during, and after your rhinoplasty. The plastic surgeons at Northwest Face & Body provide the best rhinoplasty Bellevue and Kirkland offers.
Getting your desired nose requires highly skilled, experienced, and knowledgeable cosmetic surgeons who treat patients with respect, compassion, and understanding. This is exactly what you will find at Northwest Face & Body. Dr. Philip Young and Dr. Ludwig Allegra are the leading rhinoplasty surgeons in the Kirkland area and work to provide the best results for every patient. There are no two rhinoplasties we perform that are the same. With each nose surgery, we study the bone structure of the nose as well as the cartilage. Dr. Young and Dr. Allegra also listen to the desires and goals of each patient to achieve a nose that helps with better health, confidence, and self-assuredness.
Northwest Face & Body is a world-class medical facility using the most state-of-the-art tools and techniques, providing patients with the best possible outcome. We proudly serve patients in Kirkland, Bellevue, and the Greater Seattle area.

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Understanding Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, better known as a “nose job”, is a cosmetic surgery that involves reconstructing and changing the appearance of a nose. There is a multitude of reasons individuals receive a nose job including better breathing, more streamlined structure, balance, and a better overall appearance. With the reasons varying for the desired nose job, there are two types of rhinoplasty procedures that are generally performed:

  • Reconstructive- to restore the form, shape, and function of the nose
  • Cosmetic- to alter the appearance of the nose

Regardless of the reason for your desire or need for rhinoplasty, the ultimate goal is to provide an enhanced and natural looking nose that provides optimum breathing, appearance, and function.

Rhinoplasty for Teens

The teenage years are formative years, in which both young men and women are seeking to define themselves and shape their identities. While rhinoplasty surgery continues as one of the most sought after surgeries for teens, it is a highly effective surgery. The caring and competent team at Northwest Face & Body understands that for teens, looking their best, is important. That’s why we will discuss nose job surgeries with you and your teen, ensuring the best results. Confidence and self-image are paramount to teens. Thankfully, a rhinoplasty procedure can lead to an increase in higher self-confidence for teens. Young adults also have healthy nose tissues which aid in a complete recovery after the nose job procedure.

Nose Job for Women

As a woman, putting your best face forward is vital for life. So, if correcting the shape and function of your nose is important to you, it’s important to us! At Northwest Face & Body, we will sit down with you to discuss the particulars of your nose job. Whether your desire is to alter the shape of a portion of your nose, or something more intricate, we can assist! Our goal is to provide you with a natural-looking nose that complements your other unique features.

Nose Job for Men

Northwest Face & Body also warmly welcomes men seeking rhinoplasty surgery to discuss their nose surgery options. Whether you’re looking to alter the appearance of your nose after a sports injury or for some other reason, we will discuss the options you have for correcting any deformities and issues with your nose. Rhinoplasty remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries for men every year. This is because the nose serves as an important focal point of the face for men. Dr. Allegra and Dr. Young understand how to create a masculine, attractive nose that men will find satisfying.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty

An ethnic rhinoplasty or an ethnic nose job will offer a more natural-looking nose for individuals with non-Caucasian noses. Dr. Philip Young at Northwest Face & Body offers you specialized attention and care and a detailed and comprehensive consultation to create the nose you desire. We understand that skin types and facial structures vary based on a person’s ethnic makeup. That’s why we will provide you with an aesthetically pleasing nose that will never detract from your natural beauty!

Rhinoplasty After An Accident

Whether you suffered a nose deformity after a car accident, slip and fall, or some other type of injury, Dr. Young and Dr. Allegra at Northwest Face & Body stand ready to correct and reconstruct your nose. Nasal fractures resulting from facial injuries are important to correct in a timely manner. Instead of correcting the nose for appearance purposes, in this instance, it’s important to reconstruct the nose due to a patient’s compromised breathing or another medical issue. Patients can find confidence in the fact that your Bellevue nose job team will provide you with effective and efficient rhinoplasty services. If your nose was damaged due to trauma, count on us for a complete, professional, and successful restorative nose job.

Since the nose is the most prominent facial feature, a vast number of Kirkland area residents seek cosmetic nasal surgery from a team of experienced nose job doctors. Even the smallest abnormality or deficiency of the nose can cause a lack of confidence as well as issues with breathing. Dr. Allegra and Dr. Young at Northwest Face & Body understand that looking your best is important. We combine our proficiency with the latest techniques for successful rhinoplasty surgery, ultimately helping you to achieve your desired goals. Whether it’s a bump or a tremendous deformity, we look forward to helping you!


What’s the history behind rhinoplasty?

The art of rhinoplasty lies within ancient times. In fact, some of the original nose reconstructive procedures date back as far as the 5th century AD. A procedure referred to as an “Indian flap” was utilized which reconstructed the noses of individuals, following a major injury. Throughout time, the art of rhinoplasty evolved into one of the most successful cosmetic procedures. With attention to detail and proficiency, we provide patients with nose surgeries that ensure better appearance, better health, and minimal recovery time.

What is the nose job process?


Your rhinoplasty procedure and process will begin with a complete consultation. It’s important to note that rhinoplasty isn’t a “one-size-fits-all” surgery. Therefore, we will spend as much time as needed to gather the full picture of your desires. We will also request your medical history, take and gather digital images, and then provide you with extensive and complete information about your nose job. All of these components help to ensure all of the expectations and goals of each of our patients are understood and met.


A rhinoplasty is a highly-skilled surgical procedure. Therefore, we will provide pre-operative as well as post-operative instructions that may include receiving proper hydration and nutrients, avoiding certain medicines that may interact with your anesthesia, and ceasing smoking. Given the unique nature of each nose job, you will also be given specific directives to ensure optimal results. The anesthetic we use is deep sedation with anesthesia monitoring. Your anesthesiologist will begin an IV and administer medication that garners rapid sleepiness. You will remain completely unaware of the surgery during your nose job procedure. There is absolutely no pain at all with your rhinoplasty procedure. Once your surgery is complete, you can expect minimal to no discomfort afterward.

Nose Job Procedure:

Your surgery will take place in a warm, accredited, and safe facility. Your surgery will also take place at an outpatient surgery center, offering you both efficiency and privacy. We also maintain Medicare accreditation, which helps to meet as well as exceed an array of standards of any hospital facility. Only a board-certified MD anesthesiologist provides anesthesia. The length of your surgery will depend upon the complexity of the surgery as well as any other enhancements that were discussed beforehand and agreed upon.

At Northwest Face & Body, your nose job will be a complete and detailed surgery. As trusted cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Young or Dr. Allegra will perform every maneuver and address every issue concerning the state of your nose and face. No “stone will be left unturned” during your surgery. We take time and care with each rhinoplasty our patients entrust us to perform. We also do not utilize any packing in the nose. As a result, this allows for immediate free breathing. There is also very little swelling or bruising, and that which occurs is resolved in 5-7 days.


During the recovery process, we utilize the highest level of skilled nursing personnel ensuring complete healing and improvement. As medical masters of rhinoplasty, Dr. Allegra and Dr. Young create noses that don’t include the traditional appearance of “black eyes” and “packed gauze.” Instead, we carefully handle your nose tissue, making incisions that ensure rapid recovery and healing. With the pioneering and ground-breaking tools and techniques utilized, you may find yourself back at work and resume your daily activities within weeks of your surgery!


After your rhinoplasty, you can expect a presentable appearance in approximately 5-7 days. At this point, most patients see the resolution of most minor swelling. The nose will begin to look better as swelling reduces. Substantial reductions in swelling usually become visible after two to three weeks. In fact, your nose’s appearance is generally excellent by 14 days following surgery, with gradual refinement subsequently taking place. We will also spearhead your post-operative care, which entails follow-up visits, medications, and more.

Will insurance cover my nose job?

Depending upon your specific circumstances, health insurance may cover your rhinoplasty. If, for example, there is substantial deformation resulting from injury or accident. Your health insurance may also cover your nose job if the procedure is deemed as a necessity to open the nasal airways. Each rhinoplasty differs and your insurance coverage will vary.

Will my sinuses and allergies improve after my nose job?

Although the impact and effects of rhinoplasty surgery on allergies are minimal, you may notice that your breathing is better after Dr. Allegra or Dr. Young further open the nasal passages.

Will I be able to combine other enhancements with my rhinoplasty?

Many patients often combine other procedures with their nose job. For example, you may elect to have a chin augmentation with your rhinoplasty. During your consultation, we may recommend an additional procedure to help you achieve better facial balance and harmony.

How long will the results last?

Theoretically, rhinoplasty surgery is designed to last a lifetime. At Northwest Face & Body, Dr. Young or Dr. Allegra will provide you with specific instructions to ensure that the results from your surgery last for years to come. Today’s rhinoplasty surgeries are very accurate, predictable, precise, and successful. We’re proud to offer patients the most suitable nose jobs with our unique combination of surgical skills and medical advances. The outcome of your nose job is a healthy and natural-looking nose that will flatter your face and enhance your existing beauty!

Contact Your Bellevue Rhinoplasty Cosmetic Surgeon Today

At Northwest Face & Body, we strive to exceed the expectations of each of our patients. We realize that Kirkland, Bellevue, and Greater Seattle residents have a choice regarding their rhinoplasty. We believe it to be a privilege to have you consider us for this very vital, life-changing, and life-enhancing procedure.
You will never be judged, rushed, or pressured into having any surgery, including your rhinoplasty. Furthermore, we will take the time to listen to and answer your questions, issues, goals, and objectives. Our job is to create the most natural and pleasing enhancements, that build confidence and correct health issues. Begin the process of a better you with a consultation, with us! Call us at (425) 576-1700. You can also connect with us online via our Price Simulator™ app, contact form, or chat. We look forward to providing you with quality and unparalleled care, for a better quality of life!