A nose that is too prominent or large can distract from the eyes and the smile, minimizing a person’s overall beauty and causing self-confidence to plummet. The nose may suffer from imperfections of the bridge, the tip or the nostrils, or some combination of all three. Additionally, the inner structure of the nose may need reshaping in order to avoid breathing problems and sleep apnea.

Advantages Of Rhinoplasty

  • Creates greater harmony and facial balance
  • Can correct issues of asymmetry
  • Can correct issues of poor breathing
  • Can correct flaws of the bridge, tip or nostrils
  • Boosts self-confidence and self-image
  • Can create a more masculine or more feminine aesthetic
  • Can correct birth defects or injuries
  • Can be complemented by a chin implant
  • Can be performed as early as 13 for women and 16 for men

Rhinoplasty is the operative procedure used to change or improve the shape of the nose. Nasal deformities may be congenital, may develop as the person grows, or may be the result of injury. Underlying bone and cartilage give the nose shape. Rhinoplasty can straighten the nose or improve the shape of a nose that does not otherwise fit the face. Rhinoplasty to improve appearance can be performed in conjunction with a procedure to correct breathing problems. In instances of functional problems, insurance may cover some of the costs, however our office does not participate with any insurance.

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty

Dr. Gardenier performs African American, Latino/Hispanic, Middle Eastern and Asian rhinoplasty, delivering stunning, yet natural results that are customized to preserve the idiosyncrasies of your culture while reducing aesthetic flaws. While many surgeons pursue a generic, Westernized version of a nose job, Dr. Gardenier is engaged in a sophisticated and nuanced artistry that demands they respect the subtle differences in anatomy that make each person an individual.

Rhinoplasty For Men

Today, more and more men are opting to improve their appearance through a variety of cosmetic procedures. Rhinoplasty for men can improve the profile, strengthening one’s masculinity while correcting issues of the bridge, tip or nostrils. Often Dr. Gardenier will perform a graft to augment the nose, rather than reduce it, as is primarily the case with female clients. He may also apply chin implants to achieve a more balanced and attractive aesthetic.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is among the most challenging and delicate procedures to perform, as there can be scar tissue to contend with, as well as the patient’s anxiety over having to undergo yet another procedure that should have gone right the first time.

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Rhinoplasty incisions are inside the nose and are closed with dissolving sutures. Sometimes there is a small incision at the junction of the lip and nose. If the nostrils must be narrowed, there may be small incisions and removable sutures at the nostril rim. These sutures are taken out five days after surgery.

When rhinoplasty is completed, a splint is placed on the outside. The splint will be removed about one week after surgery and showering will be permitted at that time. Most bruising and swelling will disappear within 10 to 14 days. Prolonged swelling of the tip of the nose is an uncommon problem, which may require special attention. You may participate in non-contact exercise two weeks after surgery, but you should avoid contact athletics for six weeks.

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If you would like to discuss a rhinoplasty with Dr. Gardenier, do not hesitate to contact their office today to schedule your confidential consultation. Our friendly, knowledgeable team is standing by to answer your call. During this initial visit, the doctors will examine your nose, take note of your medical history and any previous cosmetic treatments, take photographs and begin to formulate a customized plan of action for achieving your goals. They will answer all your questions in depth, including those on the topic of costs, financing and insurance; risks and complications; recovery and downtime; and naturally, your final results.

Browsing through our before and after photographs is a great way to begin your rhinoplasty journey. You can see the outstanding results that Dr. Gardenier has provided, and how much improvement is achieved with just minor adjustments. The consultation is also a wonderful time to discuss any other treatments that might be of interest, such as blepharoplasty, a facelift, or chin augmentation. Sometimes combining procedures can reduce downtime and lower costs, so it’s always a good idea to ask.

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