Many people struggle to accept the way their nose looks. From being too long and too wide to having bumps, it is easy to think of ways you could change the appearance of your nose. With rhinoplasty, it is possible to make those changes a reality.
More than 200,000 nose jobs are completed every year in the U.S. Some of these are functional as well as aesthetic. It is easy to combine nose surgery with other facial procedures, including chin and cheek implants.
To find out if you are a nose surgery candidate, contact us to schedule your consultation.
Why We're Nashville's Top Choice
- Stephen Davis is a skilled plastic surgeon with certification through the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Plastic Surgeons.
- Nashville clients have turned to us for over 20 years, getting the procedures they need to look their best.
- Our team is focused on your comfort and safety for the duration of your journey, from the consultation to your aftercare.
Is Nose Surgery Right for You?
The best candidates for rhinoplasty will have already stopped growing, as continued bone growth could compromise the results of nose surgery. Most people’s faces and noses won’t stop growing until they are in their twenties. Anyone who is 20 or older can be a good candidate if they are in good health and their bones are of the proper density.
Some reasons to consider nose surgery include:
- Bringing the facial features into better balance
- Eliminating bumps
- Correcting changes caused by injury
- Improving nasal breathing
- Correcting crookedness
- Treating nasal deformities present since birth
Types of Nose Surgery
There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed.
Open rhinoplasty is used for major reshaping, and uses an incision placed in-between the nostrils on the columella (the medial nostril strip) to reach the structures meant to be altered. The open technique allows for maximum visibility and control over the procedure.
A closed rhinoplasty is used for minor nose reshaping, and the incisions are made within the nose. While the closed technique tends to allow for faster healing, there is less surgical control over the outcome.
Dr. Davis will discuss which technique is best for your specific concerns during the initial consultation.
During Your Nose Surgery
Dr. Davis performs nose surgery at The Atrium, a specialty operating facility at Centennial Hospital. Depending on the complexity of the operation, a local or general anesthesia may be used during surgery.
During the surgery, Dr. Davis will make tiny incisions to access the underlying nasal structure. Once the skin is opened, the cartilage and bone are reshaped to form the basis for the new look. Most clients are able to return home the same day after surgery. You must have someone drive you home after surgery as you will not be able to do so yourself.
View before and after photos of some of our satisfied clients!
Nose Surgery Recovery
For the first week after surgery, it is a good idea to take off from work so you can rest and recover. You will wear bandages until Dr. Davis instructs you to do otherwise. Any corrective glasses that are worn must be taped up and off the nose, and you must take care not to bump your nose during the healing phase.
After the first week following surgery, you may able to return to work but keep in mind that swelling and bruising will still be present. Oral medication and/or cold compresses can be used if you experience mild discomfort associated with the surgery.
The nose will need to be well-protected from the sun for the first year after the procedure while the body is adjusting to the new look.
Nose Surgery Results
As the swelling goes down, you should be able to see the changes in your nose. Final results may not be clear for 6 months or more, depending on how long residual swelling remains. Keep in mind that everyone heals at their own pace, so do not compare your recovery to that of others. Rhinoplasty results are unique to each individual, and depend upon such factors as skin condition and thickness, nasal and facial structure, genetic contributions, and age.
Take the Next Step
If you are unhappy with the look or function of your nose, rhinoplasty could be a good option for you. Now is the time to take the next step. Contact us to schedule your Nashville nose surgery consultation.
Nose Surgery FAQs
The average cost of rhinoplasty is roughly $3,500, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This estimate does not factor in other fees that are essential to the procedure, such as the facility fee or the cost of anesthesia. If you are worried about making nose surgery work with your budget, ask us about our financing options.
If rhinoplasty is being utilized to correct a breathing problem or nose deformity, the procedure may be covered under your insurance policy.
There are many Nashville plastic surgeons that offer rhinoplasty. Finding the best provider is a matter of determining who is the right fit for you. Look for plastic surgeons who are board certified and have experience performing nose surgery procedures. Schedule consultations with a few surgeons and see who makes you feel comfortable, has rhinoplasty before and after photos that match your expectations and is excited to help you.
You will be informed of all the steps you need to take well in advance of your surgery day. Expect things like getting bloodwork done, stopping medications that can cause complications and avoiding smoking. If you have any concerns about your surgery prep, just give us a call.