Where is the surgery performed and how long does it take?

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July 12, 2013

Rhinoplasty is performed in the office as an outpatient procedure. Operating time is just over one hour using the endonasal, or closed method. The open method takes longer, up to two hours. Internal work such as treating a deviated nasal septum can add another twenty to thirty minutes to either approach. Placement of a chin implant adds about fifteen minutes. Surgery to correct multiple deformities resulting from a previous rhinoplasty usually takes two and a half hours. All surgery is performed entirely by Dr. Hidalgo.

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