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    Often when patients consult with Dr McCluskey about Rhinoplasty, asking what the recovery process will look like is high on their list of questions. While many patients know that they can expect swelling and bruising following Rhinoplasty, they often wonder to what extent that will be. One of Dr McCluskey’s patients decided to document her recovery process for us and has kindly allowed us to share it for future patients to see! While recovery is a very different process for every patient, this patient’s generosity allows us to give you an idea of what can be expected following a Rhinoplasty procedure.

    Surgery Day

    Here, before surgery, you can see our patient has been prepared for surgery by Dr McCluskey and is ready for her procedure.


    This next photo was taken the day of surgery as our patient began her recovery process. As you can see bruising has developed, which is completely normal following a Rhinoplasty procedure. A cast has been placed over the nose and will remain there during recovery until it is removed by Dr McCluskey, and some gauze padding has been placed below the nostrils to prevent any leaking from the nose.


    One Day After Surgery

    The day after rhinoplasty surgery, swelling and bruising have become more evident but as you can see our patient was feeling good



    Five Days After Surgery

    Bruising around the eyes reached it’s peak at day five for this patient, swelling is still present and will be long in to any rhinoplasty patient’s recovery. It is vital follow your surgeons instructions about replacing bandages during rhinoplasty recovery to ensure the best results from your surgery and to reduce the chance of infection. As you can see, while being sure to rest appropriately according to Dr McCluskey’s instructions and not driving herself, this patient was out of the house, and feeling good just five days after surgery!



    Seven Days After Surgery

    Swelling is still evident on the patient after seven days but the bruising around her eyes has begun to subside. The cast that is placed on patient’s nose following a rhinoplasty is important to aid the healing process and ensure the results are the best possible!



    Ten Days After Surgery

    Ten days after surgery we can see a huge improvement in bruising and swelling! This was also the day that this patient had her cast removed by Dr McCluskey, and while swelling will reduce much more before the patient has truly recovered we can begin to see what the patient’s final result will be like.



    One Month After Surgery

    One month after surgery our patient was back to her fabulous self and attending events all over Atlanta with out a hint of bruising. We are happy to report she loves the result of her Rhinoplasty at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta!


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    Rhinoplasty is consistently one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. With patients looking to straighten their nose, reduce the size or width, correct a deviated septum or issues left by a previously broken nose, or even reduce the size of the nostrils. Rhinoplasty is a delicate and difficult procedure that requires the skill and patience of an experienced surgeon who understands the desires of the patient and how realistically they can be achieved.

    As can be seen in the before and after photo below this patient achieved beautiful results following her surgery with Dr McCluskey. With a dramatically reduced size and dorsal hump, this patients now has a petite natural looking nose that meets her aesthetic goals.


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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery Atlanta | Plastic Surgeon | SurgeryRhinoplasty, or a nose correction procedure, involves a plastic or cosmetic surgeon reshape the bones and cartilage in the nose to adjust them to give it a better shape or reduce respiratory issues. For a plastic or cosmetic surgeon, the main objective is to make the nose more symmetrical with the rest of the face, especially in terms of the lip line. Using this method, a nose can be made to look sharper or the bridge can be made straighter.

    Talking to your cosmetic surgeon

    Before you undergo this procedure, it is very important you discuss everything pertinent to this surgery with your plastic surgeon. You should understand what is involved in the procedure, how it is done and at the same time keep your surgeon informed of your intentions. It would not be possible for your surgeon to completely change the look of your nose so keep your expectations as practical as possible.

    By correcting the shape of your nose, it can change the way your face looks overall too. So ensure you choose the right changes that will suit the rest of your face and not just because a particular change looked good on someone else. Each rhinoplasty procedure will be unique. Dr. Paul McCluskey, a renowned plastic surgeon, believes in recommending only those changed which suit a person’s facing and has treated several clients of Atlanta, GA and other cities in this manner.

    People who have cosmetic or medical requirements can go for this surgery. By straightening the nose bridge, respiratory problems can be solved while making it look straight with no dents. People who have suffered nose damage in a fight, the nose being one of the commonly affected parts, can also go for rhinoplasty.

    How is the surgery done?

    To perform the surgery, the surgeon uses local or general anesthesia. It is a relatively minor surgery and can be done on an outpatient basis too. Generally, you are advised to stay a day in the hospital or facility where the surgery is done.

    To minimize the appearance of the marks of the surgery, the incision is made inside the nose via the nostrils and not outside. The surgeon makes the incision in a manner that gives him/her access to the bones and cartilage forming the nose. Depending on the results you want, the bone or cartilage made be added or removed. Tissue too may be used, either from your body or synthetic ones, inside the nose. When the necessary changes have been made, skin and tissues are arranged on the nose structure.

    To facilitate healing of the operated site, a splint is placed inside the nose for a few days. This ensures the nostrils are fully supported and they do not touch the affected portion much.

    Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgeries performed on people. Noses are one of the most prominent features of one face and if that’s not exactly in place, a person’s overall appearance may be affected too.

    To avoid suffering from any post-surgery risks such as bleeding or breathing problems, make sure you visit reputed surgeons such as Dr. Paul McCluskey . He operates in Atlanta, GA and has knowledge as well  experience of this procedure. Several people have benefited with better looks with a simple procedure such as rhinoplasty.


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    1AE064B9-9867-4010-8A8DBA05E8652A5BWaking up after being under anesthesia can be a confusing experience for many people, it’s not unusual for many of our patients to be experiencing the effects of anesthesia for the first time so what should you know before going in to surgery?

    You Will Probably Wake Up Feeling Thirsty

    It is very common for one of the first questions when patients wake up to be “can I have some water?” Following surgery fluids will still be being delivered to you intravenously so even if your mouth feels dry you are not dehydrated. One of the main reasons you can’t be given water immediately following surgery is the risk of it making you feel nauseated.

    You Might Feel Cold

    A side effect of anesthesia that is seen in many patients is shivering or shaking that leads many patients in their confusion to feel like they are cold, the feeling will pass and don’t worry! Your recovery nurse will ensure that you are kept at a comfortable temperature even if you can’t immediately feel it.

    You May Wake Up Feeling Pain or Nausea

    It is possible to wake up feeling pain or being nauseated and that is perfectly normal, just know that your recovery nurse will use the correct medications to control both symptoms as safely and effectively as possible.

    You Could Feel Like You Need The Restroom

    Trying to get to a bathroom immediately following surgery will likely lead to you feeling disorientated, nauseated and could lead to you injuring yourself so don’t panic! If you need the restroom your nurse will have you covered. It’s why bedpans were invented.

    Most important is to keep in mind that you are in safe hands and that your recovery nurse will be doing everything possible to make you feel comfortable so trust in what they are telling you to do or not to do!

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