A Popular Surgery That Can Yield Significant Change
Every year, half a million people seek consultation to enhance of the appearance of their noses. Some are unhappy with the nose with which they were born or the way aging has changed their nose.
For others, an injury may have distorted the nose. In other cases, there is the additional goal of improving breathing.
Dr. Elizabeth understands there is not a single ideal appearance of the nose, and that, after careful consultation, enhancements can be made to give each patient the look and confidence they seek.
Are You a Nose Surgery Candidate?
Patients may seek rhinoplasty for a number of reasons, including:
To narrow a wide nose
To re-define a bulbous tip
To make a large nose smaller
To make small nose larger
To change the size or positon of the nostrils
To correct a nose that’s excessively crooked
Each case is unique, but in all cases, the overall goal is to balance the nose with other features to increase overall facial harmony. If you’re considering rhinoplasty, our staff and Dr. Elizabeth will take the time to explain the details of the procedure with you, plus discuss your goals with having the procedure. We’ll go over expected outcomes, and let you make the decision about what’s right for you.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure
The rhinoplasty technique involves incisions made inside the nose, where they are invisible. There is also usually an incision made in the area of skin separating the nostrils. The underlying bone and cartilage can then be reduced, augmented or rearranged to create a newly shaped structure.
Typically, rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the complexity of the surgery.
Initial recover usually involves wearing a nasal splint for a week. You will likely wear a nasal splint for about a week. Swelling is common and there may be some bruising around the eyes, which will improve after a few days. Long term refinement of the nose continues to evolve over months.
Even a minor correction can make a difference in overall facial harmony. As healing progresses, the final shape of your new nose will be apparent.
*Disclaimer: Every case is different, and results may vary due to a number of factors. During your consultation, Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker will discuss the results you can expect.
What Dr. Whitaker's Patients Are Saying:
*"Thank you for your delicate work. I can look in the mirror today and say that I am glad to be out and about with confidence. I have yet to live the "old-type" life and am very active in many organizations and activities. My face now matches that attitude!"
*"I wanted to formally thank you for my facial work. I love it!!! It's hard not to tell everyone! And believe me I have got a lot of interest!"
*"Dr. Elizabeth Whitaker is compassionate and caring about her patients and their results. She takes the time to listen to your expectations, making sure they are realistic. She guides you through the healing process and addresses any concerns you have with kindness and caring. And she delivers amazing results! I couldn't be more pleased!!!!"
*"Dr. Whitaker is great. She listens to what you want and never pushes. The results were wonderful and everything I asked for. I have seen her now for 4 different procedures. All had great results. I would highly recommend her for any procedure you might be in search of. I would never go to anyone else."
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