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Our Location: 2000 Stonegate Trail, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35242 - Phone: 205-298-8660

Plastic Surgery Specialists of
Birmingham, Alabama

Dr. Robert Oliver Jr.
Dr. Jason M. Jack

Rhinoplasty

A procedure to reshape the nose for better facial balance.

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As one of the most prominent facial features, the nose can have a tremendous effect on your facial harmony and functionality. Both men and women can improve the appearance of a disproportionate or poorly shaped nose with rhinoplasty, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Rhinoplasty involves reducing the size of the nose or correcting practical nasal concerns by reinforcing and sculpting the nasal tissues. Utilizing modern rhinoplasty techniques, Dr. Robert I. Oliver, Jr. and Dr. Jason M. Jack can help you achieve a beautiful, natural-looking result tailored to your unique facial anatomy.

Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Displeasing Facial Proportions

You may be considering rhinoplasty if you feel your nose is too large or wide compared to your other facial features. This procedure can enhance your overall appearance by reducing the size of your nose or by correcting displeasing nasal contours. Patients who opt for rhinoplasty can improve their facial harmony and boost their self-confidence.

Nasal Defects or Trauma

Those who suffer from congenital deformities or defects that have resulted from injury can benefit from undergoing rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty can help create an attractive nasal aesthetic and restore the nose to a more normalized state. The techniques used during your individualized procedure depend on your cosmetic goals and the severity of your condition.

Functional Concerns

While many patients who seek rhinoplasty wish to reshape their nose for cosmetic reasons, some necessitate nose surgery for functional purposes. Compromised nasal structures can cause breathing problems and even affect the pitch of a person’s voice. Rhinoplasty can alleviate the physical distress related to nasal obstruction and improve your quality of life in the process.

Your Rhinoplasty Journey

Consultation

During your initial consultation, one of our plastic surgery professionals will examine your facial anatomy and assess your expectations to determine the most appropriate surgical approach. Typically, patients wish to address the bridge of the nose, nasal tip, and width of the nostrils. However, those with breathing problems may require more internal alterations to the structure of the nose. The extent of correction necessary will influence which surgical technique will produce optimal results.

Technique

Open

  • Allows for maximum visibility and control of surgical site
  • An incision is carefully placed between the nostrils on the columella
  • Can be used to correct a variety of nasal imperfections

Closed

  • All incisions are internal, so there are no visible scars
  • This technique tends to produce minimal swelling
  • Ideal for minor nasal corrections

Procedure Details

  • Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed at our surgical facility
  • The procedure can last between one and three hours
  • Local or general anesthesia may be used depending on the complexity of the operation
  • The necessary incisions are placed according to the technique being used
  • The cartilage and bone are reshaped, as needed
  • Incisions are closed, and a splint may be applied for support during recovery

Before & After

The desire of Dr. Oliver and Dr. Jack at Plastic Surgery Specialists is to provide you with the finest personalized care while creating beautiful, natural results.

  • What should I expect during my recovery after rhinoplasty?

    A splint, bandages, and gauze may be applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and minimize movement of the nose. Your surgeon will decide when these can be removed, but it is usually within two weeks of the procedure. It is recommended to avoid strenuous activity for at least three weeks, but you may return to work in two weeks if it is not physically laborious. The majority of swelling should subside within two to three weeks, but residual swelling may linger for several months. Any discomfort may be managed using oral pain medication and cold compresses. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions that reflect the requirements of your specific procedure during your consultation.

  • Do I need to quit smoking before my rhinoplasty procedure?

    Patients must refrain from smoking and all types of tobacco use for several weeks before and after any surgery. Tobacco can impair the healing process, which may lead to infection, scarring, or unsatisfying results.

  • Will my insurance cover the cost of rhinoplasty?

    If you are undergoing rhinoplasty to correct a breathing problem or nose deformity, it may be covered under your health insurance policy. Contact your insurance carrier for more information about coverage.

  • How long will my results last?

    Rhinoplasty results are considered permanent as long as you follow all of the recommended aftercare instructions and do not experience significant trauma to the nose. Some patients may decide to undergo another rhinoplasty procedure after their initial surgery to achieve a different result, but this is usually not done out of necessity.

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We at Plastic Surgery Specialists would like to hear from you. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment.

Plastic Surgery Specialists of
Birmingham, Alabama

2000 Stonegate Trail, Suite 100, Birmingham, AL 35242

Phone: 205-298-8660

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