Nose reshaping surgery or nose job is medically known as rhinoplasty. This cosmetic surgery procedure is designed to improve the shape and size of the nose and to enhance the overall harmony of the face.
In some instances, this surgical procedure may also be used to address breathing obstructions due to structural abnormalities in the nose or other factors.
If the nose has been damaged because of an injury, rhinoplasty can help reconstruct and restore the original nose shape. Experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides nose reshaping surgery to patients in Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and other suburbs and neighborhoods in this region of the country.
Potential Changes with Rhinoplasty
A plastic surgeon may advise rhinoplasty surgery to attain desirable outcomes in one or more of the following cases depending on the patient’s specific needs:
- Nose size in proportion to other features of the face
- Nose width at the nasal bridge
- Nasal profile including visible depressions or humps on the nose bridge
- Nose tip which may be droopy, unturned, bulbous or large
- Large, broad, or upturned nose
- Asymmetrical or deviated nose
The rhinoplasty surgeon is the most suitable judge of whether an individual patient is an ideal candidate for this surgery.
Nose reshaping plastic surgery may be performed with the patient under IV sedation or general anesthesia dependent on the surgeon’s decision in a specific case. Rhinoplasty surgery may be performed as an open or closed procedure. In closed rhinoplasty, the incision remains discreetly hidden within the nose.
In an open nose procedure, the surgeon will place a small external incision across the columella, which is a narrow tissue strip separating the nostrils. Through this incision, the cosmetic surgeon will gently elevate the soft tissue that covers the nose to gain access to reshape the underlying nasal structure.
During this procedure, the surgeon may make use of cartilage grafted from another area of the body to augment or reduce structures of the nose. In case of nasal septum deviation, the surgeon will aim to straighten it and decrease the projections within the nose to enhance breathing.
After the surgeon sculpts the underlying nasal structure to achieve the desired shape, they re-drape the tissue and skin over the nose and close the incisions. They may place additional incisions in the natural nose creases if the case warrants nostril size alteration as well.
Outcomes and Recovery
The plastic surgeon will advise the patient to follow instructions during the recovery phase, which may last for around a week. It may take some weeks for the initial inflammation to subside, but the complete outcomes of the rhinoplasty will become apparent gradually. It may be a year before the new contour of the nose refines completely.
The results of nose reshaping surgery are often permanent. But the cartilage may continue to change shape and impact tissue that could lead to alterations in the appearance of the nose over a longer duration.
If a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon performs the rhinoplasty procedure, the outcomes are safe and predictable. Cordial plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Buckhead, Georgia, and nearby areas in the amazing Peach State for nose reshaping surgery.
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