Rhinoplasty near Jackson, MS
The decision to undergo nose reshaping surgery is often very personal. We understand that may be the case and we are here to help you make decisions to look your best. It’s our goal to avoid the “operated” look; instead, we want to sculpt your nose, so it creates a harmonious appearance that’s complementary to all of your facial features. We will use computer imaging to give you an idea of what may be possible.
Nose surgery is typically performed for cosmetic reasons, but it can also be done to enhance nasal function. Rhinoplasty can be used to alter nasal bone, cartilage, and skin. Sometimes all three are modified in a single procedure. Our team of double board-certified facial plastic surgeons has honed their skills and expertise to adjust the size, shape, and overall proportions of the nose while maintaining a completely natural look.
What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is performed to help make the proportions of the nose more in tune with the surrounding facial features. This versatile surgery can address:
- Nose size
- Nose symmetry
- Oversized or misshapen nostrils
- Bulbous nasal tips
- Nasal tips that droop are upturned or slanted to one side
- Humps or dips in the bridge of the nose
- Nostril width and position
One of the pervasive myths of rhinoplasty is that it’s used to make the nose completely symmetrical. We often address this during initial consultations with patients and remind them that humans have naturally asymmetric faces. Focusing too much on perfect symmetry is what gives a patient the obvious “plastic surgery look.” What we’re trying to achieve through nose reshaping surgery is a better proportion.
Rhinoplasty is also commonly used by facial plastic surgeons to fix some of the issues caused by a deviated septum. A deviated septum is congenital (occurs at birth) or caused by an injury, and the side effects can be unpleasant if left untreated. Airflow is reduced by a deviated septum because of displaced nasal tissue, which causes one nostril to be smaller than the other internally. Rhinoplasty can be used to modify the nasal structure and align the nostrils for better airflow.
What Is A Rhinoplasty Procedure Like?
Please keep in mind there is no one-size-fits-all answer we can use to explain what your rhinoplasty will be like. Nose surgery is one of the most complex facial plastic surgery procedures, and your particular set of circumstances may make your experience significantly different than the one we describe here.
Nose reshaping surgery is mostly performed as an outpatient procedure at one of the hospitals that we use. We typically recommend general anesthesia for this procedure as we feel patients are more comfortable with this. We use multiple medications to avoid nausea and to decrease swelling after surgery. Our goal is to make the process as comfortable and easy as possible.
Rhinoplasty can be performed using two different approaches, open or closed. During an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made along the columella, which is the soft tissue that separates the nostrils. This approach is often used for revision or more complex types of rhinoplasty. During a closed rhinoplasty, all the incisions are made inside the nose. At the time of your initial consultation, we’ll discuss which option is best based on your particular anatomy.
After the incisions are made, your facial plastic surgeon modifies the nasal structure to begin shaping the nose. This may include removing bone or cartilage or grafting new structural materials into your nose. After the correct shape is achieved, the surgical team will re-drape your skin and close the incisions. After a few days, you should notice your nose starting to heal and the results starting to show. Final results may take several months to appear as you heal and swelling subsides. Plan to take at least a week off work, and you should be able to resume normal activities that aren’t too strenuous after two to four weeks.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?
The costs for materials, anesthesia, prescriptions, and facilities for a nose reshaping surgery will vary widely. Reshaping a patient’s nose, for example, can be much more complicated than correcting a patient’s nasal airway. The opposite can be just as true for some patients. Rhinoplasty’s final costs will range from $5,000-$10,000.
The majority of nose surgery is performed for cosmetic reasons, and as a result, is not covered by most health insurance plans. However, if you are having a deviated septum or other breathing issue corrected, you should check with your health insurance provider to see if any of the surgical costs could be covered by insurance.
Creating Your Rhinoplasty Treatment Plan
Many factors and variations shape each unique rhinoplasty treatment plan. No two nose surgery procedures are the same in the end. At Faces, we like to take a logical approach with our patients to help them achieve their desired look. It’s our practice to take a step back and look at the big picture to get you the best results for your investment.
Want to find out more about how nose surgery can help you look younger, enhance your natural beauty, or help you overcome breathing difficulties? Dr. J. Randall Jordan at Faces in Ridgeland, MS, invites you to contact our facial plastic surgery practice for a consultation. Please call us at (601) 607-3033
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