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    In facial plastic surgery, the profile is a commonly addressed issue as patients look to achieve their goals in terms of nose size and shape, as well as chin and jawline projection. This patient underwent both rhinoplasty and chin augmentation procedures with Dr McCluskey to receive this subtle, beautiful, natural-looking result. By combining these two procedures the result is an overall more youthful, slimmer profile.



    As you can see below the nose is more petite, with a reduced hump.


    The extra projection of the jaw achieved using a chin implant creates a slimmer, more youthful jawline. By placing the implant using an incision inside the mouth there is no visible scar in this procedure.



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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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    At the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta we are lucky to have amazing patients! Here are some kind words from one of them:IMG_1667

    “I had two Rhinoplasty’s done in the past by two different doctors In Florida. Both of which were incorrectly done and the results affected me monetarily and emotionally. After 5 years of being miserable and still unhappy, I heard of Paul by one of his previous patients that I met in a local Atlanta bar. I was amazed at the before and after results on my friend. I then decided to take another chance at it, so in May of 2013 I put my trust in this Doctor and had my 3rd Rhinoplasty. Today I am happy with my results. Finally, I am smiling and feel happier than I have been in a very long time. So that’s my story. I wish he would have been my first Doctor that did my procedure. I would have saved so much money. Regardless, When hiring a Plastic Surgeon, Beware.. In my book, Paul Mccluskey and his staff are the BEST!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!!! :)”

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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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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery Atlanta | Plastic Surgeon | SurgeryThe success of any medical procedure depends on how well the communication is between the doctor and the patient. Full disclosure of a patient’s expectations and past helps the doctor choose the right treatment option while all pros and cons being discussed with the patients ensure they are aware of what they should do before and after a surgery is performed. In the world cosmetic and plastic surgeries too, this rule holds equal importance. After all, one has to live with that surgically corrected nose all life!

    Questions to ask your plastic surgeon

    Rhinoplasty is the procedure wherein a person’s nose is corrected in shape and/or size for cosmetic and/or medical purposes. People who are unable to breathe freely due to a crooked septum (the central ridge inside the nose that divides the nostrils) find this as important as a person who has broken his nose during a soccer game. No matter what the cause of the surgery is, all patients must ask a few basic questions before getting the surgery done, such as:

    1. How much does it cost and is any of it covered by insurance?
    2. What should be done in terms of food and supplements consumed and what changes to lifestyles are required before and after surgery?
    3. Where the procedure will be done?
    4. How shall it be done – closed (within the nostrils) or open (through the tiny strip of skin between the nostrils at the base of the nose?
    5. How the incisions shall be made – which depends on what results are expected by the patient
    6. Should the nostrils be made wider post-surgery?
    7. How the nose would look after the surgery?
    8. Would the breathing problems be reduced or are any more procedures required?
    9. Is the plastic surgeon performing the procedure certified to do so and how well does he do it? Does he have experience in doing these surgeries?


    How is the surgery done?

    Depending on the discussions between the patient and the surgeon, the amount of work to be done is decided by the cosmetic surgeon. Rhinoplasty is quite a simple procedure. Its most important steps are:

    1. Your cosmetic surgeon will decide if the incision is to be within the nostril or outside
    2. Once the incision is made, the places to be corrected are identified. It may be the cartilage, the septum, the nostrils or the tissues within the nose.
    3. Septums that are crooked or dented can be corrected by re-aligning the cartilage there.
    4. Where required, cartilage is to be added (The cartilage is taken from the ear or, very rarely, from the patient’s ribcage).
    5. If the nose is too thick, removal or cartilage or the tissues is done.
    6. On the corrected structure then, the nose’s outer skin and tissues are replaced and bound well. This ensures the nose shape remains intact post-surgery and heals quickly.


    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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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery Atlanta | Plastic Surgeon | SurgeryRhinoplasty, compared to other plastic or cosmetic procedures, is more commonly performed as it takes lesser time and creates a marked difference in the appearance of a person. By adding or removing some tissues and cartilage, or correcting the shape of the central ridge in the nose, it can be made to look sharper, finer and certain respiratory issues can also be solved.

    Understanding the surgery

    Dr. Paul McCluskey, a renowned plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA, has treated several patients both local and from other states. He firmly believes that the patient should first make clear what he/she wishes to get out of the procedure, before it is done. Making changes to the nose is process that takes effort and skill. Is the patient is not too clear about what is required, it becomes hard to do corrective surgeries in the same place.

    Patients should always ask some key questions before agreeing to the surgery:

    1. Are they suitable candidates for the surgery?
    2. What technique will be used?
    3. What shape will the nose take post-surgery – does it match the rest of your face?
    4. Is the surgeon a qualified plastic and/or cosmetic surgeon approved by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons?
    5. What the complications may arise and how can they be dealt with?
    6. How long does the procedure take and what are the precautions to be taken before and after the surgery is done?

    Risks your cosmetic surgeon will tell you about

    Patients get this surgery done for two reasons – to improve the shape of the nose or to get rid of breathing problems. Some patients have even mentioned that they do not snore post rhinoplasty surgeries! The patients must look at before and after pictures of the nose and their face before selecting what look they prefer. This helps the surgeon make the incision accordingly inside the nose or at the base of it. There are some risks associated with this type of surgery though, just like every other medical or cosmetic procedure has. The common ones are:

    1. Bleeding
    2. The septum may not have been filled correctly which may leave you with holes in the central ridge inside your nose or with injuries to it.
    3. Complications arising due to improper use of anesthesia
    4. Skin complications such as skin necrosis, which means disintegration of the skin off the nose and adverse reactions to the bandaging.
    5. Nasal blockage due to swelling inside the nose
    6. Infection, if antibiotics are not properly used post-surgery.

    An experienced plastic surgeon will ensure you do not suffer any complications while resolving all issues related to your nose as effectively as possible. Perfectly made incisions and adjustments ensure you do not need any corrective surgeries, so make sure you choose a reliable surgeon who takes every aspect of the surgery importantly, just like Dr. McCluskey does!

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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Surgery Atlanta | Plastic Surgeon | SurgeryOut of the several cosmetic and corrective surgeries done all over the world, rhinoplasty or nose correction is the most popular procedures done. Just correcting the way a nose looks can change a person’s entire appearance and also solve respiratory problems, for those who suffer from them. This is a relatively minor surgery that has a major impact and is in high demand. Read on to know more about this procedure.

    What to discuss with the plastic surgeon

    Although this is simpler than other plastic surgeries conducted, you must discuss every angle of a rhinoplasty with a reputed plastic or cosmetic surgeon. Most of us are aware that appearances can be altered with this surgery, but you should also know that certain respiratory problems also require patients to get their noses corrected. The nose gets its shape from the bones and cartilage supporting it. So the surgery mainly is to make adjustments to them and nose tissue.

    Dr. Paul McCluskey, who has treated several patients in Atlanta, GA successfully, attributes his success to the helpful inputs he receives from his patients. The clearer they are with what they want, the easier it becomes for him to make the changes. Some of the things included in the checklist before the surgery are:

    1. What kind of look you are aiming to achieve with the surgery
    2. If there are respiratory problems you want corrected
    3. Your past medical history and any allergies that you may have
    4. What kind of medicines you are currently taking, including any food supplements you taking such as vitamins and herbs and so on
    5. Your alcohol, tobacco and drug use, if any.

    Steps of the surgery

    The surgery can be listed in a few simple steps:

    1. You consult your surgeon and decide what your objectives out of the procedure are.
    2. You get local or general anesthesia, depending on the extent of the surgery required, the more extensive ones require general anesthesia.
    3. The surgeon makes the incision within the nose (closed procedure) or across the thin strip of skin between the nostrils at the base of the nose – the columella (open procedure).
    4. The cartilage within the nose is then added to or removed, depending on whether you want to just correct the look of the nose or make it sharper. Cartilage, if to be added, is taken from the ear or the rib can be used on the septum, the ridge in the middle of the nose.
    5. If the septum is crooked, that can be corrected too.
    6. Once the necessary changes are done, the skin as well as tissues are replaced on the new structure and the incisions are covered up.

    The nose is then wrapped with bandages for some time so it can heal quickly.Getting rhinoplasty done does not take much time and the benefits remain forever. By taking a few simple steps, you can improve the look of your face and breathe more easily. Recovery time is very short and you can lead a relatively normal life shortly after the surgery. So go ahead and get in touch with your plastic surgeon today to get more details about it!

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    When you are recovering from rhinoplasty and busy admiring the beautiful results, you’ll probably feel inspired to feel even better about yourself by working out and eating right! Besides wanting to protect your brand new nose, when you’ve just had a rhinoplasty the idea of cardio and heavy breathing sounds like a nightmare! So where do you begin?


    During the first 2 weeks after rhinoplasty patients should avoid strenuous activity and sleep in a slightly inclined position.  This period of recovery is important because the nose has to heal and you want to minimize swelling.  But active patients won’t tolerate too much downtime.  Assuming the nose is healing nicely, rhinoplasty patients may begin brisk walking & light exercise two weeks after surgery.  One month after surgery patients may resume vigorous exercise and heavy lifting.


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    Noses can be big and noses can be small.  Big noses can be tapered and refined through nose surgery, or rhinoplasty.  Likewise small noses can be broadened or lengthened.  But the nose is just one part of a person’s profile.  While the entire face contributes to the profile, the chin can determine the attractiveness of the profile.  Like noses, chins come in all shapes and sizes.  Chins can be broad and overly projected, or narrow and underprojected.  The good news is that these issues can be fixed!  Chin augmentation, which typically involves placement of a chin implant, can provide more width and projection to a slight chin.  Chin augmentation is one of the most common facial procedures and it can be safely performed under local anesthesia.  Like breast implants, chin implants come in a variety of sizes and widths.  To choose the correct size I take a number of measurements of the patient’s chin and jaw and then consider how much additional projection the patient needs or desires.  Often a chin implant is performed at the same time as rhinoplasty to treat the entire profile and restore harmony and symmetry to the face in a single procedure.


    Chins can also be reduced and or narrowed to improve the attractiveness of the profile.  Chin narrowing or chin reduction are feminizing procedures and are often performed in women who have broad, overly projected, or masculine appearing chins.  Chin narrowing is also performed as part of FFS (facial feminization surgery) along with rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation, glabellar and brow reduction, and tracheal shave procedures.

    I find that for patients with a slightly retruded chin, the placement of a chin implant under local anesthesia dramatically improves the overall attractiveness and symmetry of the face.  It’s an inexpensive procedure with minimal downtime & easy recovery that yields beautiful results.

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    Rhinoplasty (Nose Job Surgery) Before and After Photos – Atlanta

    rhinoplasty nose job surgery before and after photos atlantaNose surgery, nose job or rhinoplasty is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to improve the appearance, shape and size of the nose and make it more proportionate to the face. In some cases, the procedure may be performed to correct functional anomalies in the nose. If the nose has suffered aesthetic or functional abnormality following an injury or a previous surgery, rhinoplasty may help improve the condition. Dr. Paul McCluskey is an experienced plastic surgeon providing rhinoplasty treatment to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding areas.

    What are Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos?

    Before and after photographs refer to the set of pictures that show a patient’s appearance prior to the plastic surgery procedure and after the procedure. These pictures are used by the cosmetic surgeon to explain various aspects of a surgical procedure to a new patient. Rhinoplasty is a highly nuanced procedure, and it can be difficult for a patient to visualize how it will impact the facial appearance, profile, and facial harmony.

    See before and after Rhinoplasty photos

    With the help of before and after pictures of a previous patient, the surgeon will be able to show the real outcome that can be expected with rhinoplasty. It helps a patient make an informed decision regarding whether to go ahead with rhinoplasty or not. Dr. McCluskey provides rhinoplasty before and after photos to his patients in Atlanta, GA and other areas. As a committed plastic surgeon, his first goal is to educate his patients about the procedure as far as possible so that they understand what rhinoplasty can or cannot do for them.

    Realistic Expectations

    Rhinoplasty before and after photos can help a new patient understand what kind of changes can be achieved with nose implants, reducing the size of the nasal tip, altering the shape of the nose bridge, and other alterations. However, this is not the only benefit that is achieved with these pictures. Many patients have only a vague idea of what rhinoplasty may be able to achieve in terms of facial aesthetics for them.

    Sometimes a patient may misinterpret what the procedure can achieve, and then feel disappointed with the final outcome even when the results are actually very desirable. This situation can be avoided by the cosmetic surgeon with the help of before and after images. The patient can understand exactly what the nose job surgery can or cannot do to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the face. Dr. McCluskey tries to ensure that the latest rhinoplasty before and after photos are made available to his patients in Atlanta GA during the initial consultation.

    Online Before and After Photos

    Sometimes a plastic surgeon may also make the before and after photos for various procedures, including rhinoplasty, available at the practice website. Digital versions of these pictures can be provided on the website, which are freely accessible by everyone. A potential patient can simply view the pictures online within the comfort and privacy of their home or office, and obtain a better idea about the overall procedure. This can place the patient in a better position to make an informed discussion with the surgeon during the initial consultation.

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