Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty in Atlanta Georgia offered by a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Information about Rhinoplasty, Nasal Correction, Nose Reshaping and more.
For most people, the nose is the most prominent feature on the face, so it’s no wonder that surgery to change the shape of the nose, known as rhinoplasty surgery, is one of the most popular at our Atlanta-area practice. Rhinoplasty Surgery in Atlanta can be used to decrease or increase the length or width of the nose, or to change the shape or angle of the tip or bridge. It can also be used to straighten or enlarge malformed nasal passages that restrict breathing.
To perform rhinoplasty at our Atlanta, Georgia center, Dr. Davoudi begins by making incisions either inside the nose or in the skin between the nostrils, so that there is little or no visible scarring. The skin is gently lifted away from the cartilage which supports the nose, so that it can be sculpted into a shape that is more in harmony with the general contours of the face. If the cartilage in the center of the nose is inhibiting airflow, it will be corrected.
Many features which are not desirable in a nose may be improved through Rhinoplasty In Atlanta, Georgia. Noses may be made narrower, straighter, longer or shorter. Humps may be removed and the shape, size and angle and definition of the tip of the nose may be altered. Breathing problems caused by a deviated septum may be corrected. Rhinoplasty surgery may be performed at any time after facial growth has been completed (that is age 15-16 for women and age 16-17 for men). The ideal outcome for Rhinoplasty is a natural appearing nose with balance and harmony, enhancing beauty of the eyes and lips.
Rhinoplasty procedures can be performed under general anesthesia with local anesthesia depending on patient or doctor’s preference. Incisions are made inside the nostrils sometimes; tiny incisions are also made on the columella, the bit of skin that separates the nostrils. The surgeon first separates soft tissues of the nose from the underlying structures, then reshapes the cartilage and bone which causes the deformity.
In some cases Dr. Davoudi may shape a small piece of the patients own cartilage or bone to strengthen or increase the structure of the nose. This is done for cosmetic reasons or to improve breathing and function of the nose. In rarer cases a synthetic implant may be used to reconstruct the nose if the normal structure of the bone and cartilage is badly damaged or weakened. Alloplastic synthetic are often associated with long term complications alternatively, cartilage from the septum, ear on rib may be used.
A tape dressing will cover the nose for one week, there may be some discoloration and swelling around the eyes which will improve over 5-7 days. One week is usually enough time for returning to work and social activities.