Dr. Paul L. Leong, MD

Rhinoplasty Cleveland, OH

If you’re looking for rhinoplasty in Cleveland, OH, it’s important to choose your surgeon carefully. Rhinoplasty, which is commonly referred to as a “nose job” or “nose reshaping” surgery, is an extremely complex and nuanced operation. The surgeon you choose must possess meticulous attention to detail, outstanding technical skills, precision, and an artistic vision. They must expertly understand the nose, its architecture, and most of all, YOU – your wants and expectations.  All of these aptitudes are more developed in a highly specialized and focused practice.  Dr. Leong limits his practice to plastic surgery of the face only, he performs no body plastic surgery.  As a result, rhinoplasty represents are very significant proportion of Dr. Leong’s overall practice – and his patient’s benefit from this degree of focus.

Dr. Paul Leong is a double board-certified plastic surgeon specializing exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive facial plastic surgery. His practice, Pittsburgh-based Sistine Plastic Surgery, has quickly become a renowned regional provider of Rhinoplasty and Revision Rhinoplasty surgery.

Dr. Leong’s approach to Rhinoplasty is natural; emphasizing the maintenance and restoration of facial harmony and individual characteristics. Achieving a beautiful well-sculpted and natural-looking nose is his objective with every Rhinoplasty patient. To best accomplish this, he tries to maintain as much nasal bone and cartilage as possible.  In the past many surgeons practiced highly “reductive” rhinoplasty, which mean that a good deal of nasal bone and cartilage was removed.  Over the decades the facial plastic community has come to learn that this aggressive type of surgery often results in an artificial appearance.  Dr. Leong’s Cleveland rhinoplasty patients have come to appreciate the natural appearance of Dr. Leong’s rhinoplasty results – a signature of his surgical philosophy.  As Dr. Leong like to say, “If it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good.”

Furthermore, Dr. Leong can improve the appearance of a nose without compromising its nasal function. High-quality Rhinoplasty surgery to him must optimize both appearance and breathing.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic nose surgery carried out to improve your nose’s appearance, proportion, and breathing function. Dr. Leong’s refined Rhinoplasty techniques can dramatically transform perhaps the most defining characteristic of your face; enhancing your appearance and boosting your self-confidence.

There is Aesthetic Rhinoplasty and Functional Rhinoplasty. Often times, components of both exist in each. Improved breathing is often an unexpected benefit of a cosmetic nose surgery.

Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Aesthetic Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed to improve the look of a nose. Typically alterations to its size, width, or profile. For example, a patient that wants a smaller nasal tip or a nasal hump reduction falls under the category of an Aesthetic Rhinoplasty.

Functional & Aesthetic Rhinoplasty

Many of the Rhinoplasty surgeries performed by Dr. Leong have both aesthetic and functional components. For instance, Revision Rhinoplasty that involves normalizing a pinched nasal tip from a previous Rhinoplasty surgery will have both aesthetic and functional benefits. The same thing applies to straightening a crooked nose, which can remedy a deviated septum, to improve both looks and breathing function.

A Doctor Worth Traveling For

If you’re considering rhinoplasty in Cleveland, proximity shouldn’t be a factor in your search for the right doctor. Cleveland, not unlike Pittsburgh, is a hub for medical innovation. Certainly, Cleveland and its suburbs have a number of highly qualified surgeons – so why travel, you might ask?

First, we invite you to take a look at Dr. Leong’s outstanding credentials, reputation, and patient testimonials. Please review our Rhinoplasty Before & After photos in particular. Dr. Leong is extensively trained and has devoted his entire practice exclusively to facial plastic surgery; becoming particularly adept with Rhinoplasty procedures. He is board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery.

Dr. Leong is also among a select few U.S. facial plastic surgeons chosen to give the oral exam to students prior to them completing their own board certification. His contributions have been published by some of the leading scientific journals in the country. Additionally, he continues to guide the advancement of facial plastic surgery by routinely giving lectures around the United States, Europe, and Asia.  Many of these lectures are available in the video section of this site.

Dr. Leong is part of an exciting new breed of facial plastic surgeons. A younger group in the field who weren’t indoctrinated into a set idea as to how a nose should look. Many doctors approach cosmetic nose surgery in an identical series of regimented steps they use from one patient to the next. Not surprisingly, these same steps usually produce a fairly standard look for every patient. Dr. Leong doesn’t feel that the result of Rhinoplasty should be a standard or formulaic appearance. Your face is unique to you. Your nose must be distinctive, too.

Facial plastic surgery is Dr. Leong’s passion – his practice is devoted solely to that and it’s what he specializes in – there are no breast implants, butt lifts, or mommy makeovers at Sistine Plastic Surgery.

Aside from his credentials and skillset, what truly sets Dr. Leong apart from many in his field is his ability to listen to, understand, and consult his patients. He firmly believes that great communication is the core of any amazing result. This is why he gives every Rhinoplasty patient the necessary time to ensure he fully understand their goals and they’re completely comfortable with him and the procedure before moving forward. His use of digital photographs and computer simulations is similar to how blueprints are used by an architect when designing a house.

If you choose to travel to Pittsburgh for a Rhinoplasty consultation and surgery, the staff at Sistine Plastic Surgery is available to help you arrange travel plans and make your visit to our beautiful city a pleasurable one.

Pittsburgh offers a wide array of attractions including museums, fine dining, theatrical shows, and sports. Please visit www.visitpittsburgh.com/things-to-do/ for more information.


There are a wide range of hotels in close proximity to our offices. As a suggestion, many patients have found these three hotels to be user friendly and convenient to Sistine Plastic Surgery locations.

The Fairmont Pittsburgh – A beautiful and brand new addition to the Pittsburgh hospitality industry 10 minutes from our main office.

Hyatt House Pittsburgh Southside – Newly constructed suite style hotel two blocks from our main office with many of the comforts of home.

Springhill Suites – A suite style hotel three blocks from our main office.

Contact Sistine Plastic Surgery for Rhinoplasty Cleveland

If you’d like more information on Rhinoplasty surgery, or you’d like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong, please contact Sistine Plastic Surgery today.


Cleveland, Ohio to SouthSide Works

Get on I-90 W from Ontario St
5 min (1.0 mi)

Take I-480 E, I-80 E, I-76 and I-279 S to Boulevard of the Allies in Pittsburgh. Take the exit toward I-376 E/Oakland/Monroeville from I-579 S
2 h 1 min (132 mi)

Continue on Boulevard of the Allies. Drive to Cinema Dr
9 min (2.9 mi)

SouthSide Works Cinema
425 Cinema Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15203

Cleveland, Ohio to Sewickley

Get on I-90 W from Ontario St
5 min (1.0 mi)

Take I-480 E, I-80 E and I-76 to PA-51 S in Chippewa Township. Exit from I-376 E
1 h 31 min (99.2 mi)

Continue on PA-51 S. Drive to Ohio River Blvd in Edgeworth
30 min (19.4 mi)

301 Ohio River Blvd Suite 204
Sewickley, PA 15143

Cleveland, Ohio to Greensburg

Get on I-90 W from Ontario St
5 min (1.0 mi)

Follow I-480 E, I-80 E and I-76 to US-30 E in North Huntingdon Township. Take exit 67 from I-76
2 h 17 min (152 mi)

Follow US-30 E to Pellis Rd in Hempfield Township
16 min (10.1 mi)

510 Pellis Rd.
Greensburg, PA 15601

Cleveland, Ohio to Wexford

Get on I-90 W from Ontario St
5 min (1.0 mi)

Follow I-480 E, I-80 E and I-76 to US-19 S in Cranberry Township. Take exit 28 from I-76
1 h 42 min (113 mi)

Follow US-19 S to Stonewood Dr in Wexford
8 min (3.2 mi)

Forefront Dermatology / Wexford
1000 Stonewood Dr.
Wexford, PA 15090

Cleveland, Ohio to St. Clair Hospital

Get on I-90 W from Ontario St
5 min (1.0 mi)

Take I-480 E, I-80 E, I-76 and I-79 S to PA-50 W in Collier Township. Take exit 55 from I-79 S
2 h 4 min (137 mi)

Take Vanadium Rd and Bower Hill Rd to your destination in Mount Lebanon
8 min (2.8 mi)

St. Clair Hospital
1000 Bower Hill Rd.
Pittsburgh, PA 15243

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