Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to achieve facial harmony through reshaping, reducing, or augmenting of the nose. Only a surgeon with an intricate understanding of the nasal anatomy and experience in rhinoplasty should ideally perform this procedure.
Rhinoplasty may sometimes involve functional corrections as well or may be performed as a reconstructive surgery to correct a birth defect or injury. Dr. Paul McCluskey is a qualified and successful plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and surrounding communities.
Expertise in Nose Surgery
Rhinoplasty is one of the more frequent procedures performed by Dr. McCluskey. His goal is to minimize the invasive surgery, potential scarring and downtime, and deliver deeply satisfying aesthetic and functional outcomes at the same time. Therefore, he will first engage with the patient closely to understand their cosmetic needs and aspirations with regard to their nose and face.
Dr. McCluskey will carefully evaluate the patient’s current shape and size of the nose, the availability of tissue, cartilage and bone, the type and thickness of nose skin, and the relationship between the nose and other facial features such as the chin. Based on these assessments, he will customize every nose surgery to match with the unique anatomical and aesthetic needs of a patient.
Dr. McCluskey’s patients commonly want a reduction in the dorsal hump or narrowing of a wide nose bridge. Some patients may seek a more refined nasal tip or a subtle feminization of a masculine looking nose. Dr. McCluskey will carefully create a customized surgical plan and create results that meet the patient’s expectations, while also maintaining functional health and natural facial balance.
Complex Cases of Rhinoplasty
Dr. McCluskey’s expertise as a cosmetic surgeon is not just limited to primary rhinoplasty. He also performs more complex procedures such as revision rhinoplasty or secondary rhinoplasty, where the patient is not satisfied with their previous nasal surgery from another surgeon. These cases have limitations because a surgery has already been performed and scar tissue and other changes have occurred in the nose.
But Dr. McCluskey is able to achieve a high success rate in revision rhinoplasty. Sometimes he may also combine rhinoplasty with another nasal procedure such as nostril reduction or alar base resection, depending on the patient’s needs. Major nose reconstruction procedures are also performed by him.
Selecting the Surgeon
To begin with, once the patient has short-listed one or more surgeons for rhinoplasty, they should review the surgeon’s website to gain some idea about the scope of their practice and the type of procedures they perform. Once the patient visits the surgeon for an initial rhinoplasty consultation, they should ideally prepare a list of questions which they want to ask from the surgeon.
A focused and splendid surgeon will clarify all their doubts and concerns in detail, and provide authentic answers in a patient-friendly language. If the patient and the surgeon are able to establish a concrete rapport, it will contribute to the success of the nose procedure. Tremendous and salient plastic surgeon Dr. McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other cities and communities in this part of the state for rhinoplasty.