Nashville Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose surgery, is a delicate procedure which can bring harmony to the facial feature, and greatly enhance a patient’s appearance by altering the size or shape of the nose. Dr. Michael R. Burgdorf is a reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon in Nashville who has the aesthetic eye and surgical skill to produce beautiful, natural-looking results with this procedure.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as “nose reshaping” or a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Enhancing your appearance with nose plastic surgery
While the shape of your nose is usually the result of heredity, the appearance may have been altered in an injury or during prior surgery.
What can surgery of the nose accomplish?
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry and deviation
About Rhinoplasty Surgery
Surgery of the nose is performed either using a closed procedure, where incisions are hidden inside the nose, or an open procedure, where an incision is made across the columella, the narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils.
Through these incisions, the soft tissues that cover the nose are gently raised, allowing access to reshape the structure of the nose.
Surgery of the nose can reduce or augment nasal structures with the use of cartilage grafted from other areas of your body.
Most commonly, pieces of cartilage from the septum, the partition in the middle of the nose, is used for this purpose.
Occasionally a piece of cartilage from the ear and rarely a section of rib cartilage can be used.
If the septum is deviated, it is now straightened and the projections inside the nose are reduced to improve breathing.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Recovery
Splints and internal tubes will likely support the nose as it begins to heal for approximately one week.
While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine.
During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your nose surgery.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose and would like to learn more about rhinoplasty in Nashville, or other procedures such as facelift, browlift, Botox or eyelid surgery, please contact Music City Plastic Surgery at 615-567-5716.