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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. As a result, rhinoplasty represents a 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 Facial 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 likes 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. To him, high-quality rhinoplasty surgery must optimize both appearance and breathing.

Rhinoplasty Cleveland, OH

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. Oftentimes, components of both exist in each. Improved breathing is often an unexpected benefit of a cosmetic nose surgery.

Paul Leong MD FACS

The Facial Specialist

Dr. Leong completed his medical degree at the Yale University School of Medicine. He then dedicated the next seven years honing his skills specifically in head, face, and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh—a university consistently ranked among the top five otolaryngology programs in the country. Dr. Leong continued to develop his surgical skills through a fellowship in Advanced Oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the Pittsburgh Medical Center. This was followed by yet another fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

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 in 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.

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 understands 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 Facial 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 for more information.


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)
  • Sewickley 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)
  • Greensburg 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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