Nose reshaping surgery, also called rhinoplasty, in our Lexington and Louisville, KY practice can improve the appearance and function of the nose. Our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. M. Bradley Calobrace and Dr. Nana Mizuguchi understand the importance of the nose to overall facial balance. They can help the nose fit naturally with the rest of the facial features without sacrificing its unique shape and character.
To find out how rhinoplasty can improve your appearance and quality of life, request a consultation at Calobrace & Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery Center in Kentucky or call (502) 899-9979 to schedule your visit.
Improvements From Nose Reshaping
Our surgeons perform nose reshaping for women and men of all ages, and adolescents whose facial growth is complete. They can reshape the nose in a variety of ways which may include one or a combination of the following:
- Increasing or decreasing the size of the nose
- Sculpting the shape of the tip
- Removing a hump
- Decreasing the size of the nostrils
- Narrowing or widening the bridge of the nose
Patients may choose to combine their nose surgery with other facial cosmetic procedures such as a lip lift to address multiple concerns in a single surgery.
About Nose Surgery
The surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours to complete and can be performed with local and IV sedation or general anesthesia. The extent of surgery will vary depending on the procedures being performed and whether the nose bones will need to be fractured.
What to Expect During Recovery
After rhinoplasty, patients usually experience some degree of temporary swelling, bruising, stuffiness and headaches.
Return to Work
Patients may return to work or school in 7 to 10 days, but should limit more strenuous activity for 2 to 4 weeks.
Other Things to Know
It's important to avoid sunburn or impact to the nose for at least 2 months after rhinoplasty. The final nose appearance may not be achieved for up to a year. The results are generally permanent.
While most people have a comfortable and successful recovery, rare complications such as infection, bleeding, and incomplete improvement may require follow-up care or additional surgery.