RHINOPLASTY (NOSE SURGERY) IN ATLANTA
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY (NASAL RESHAPING SURGERY)?
In addition to his Rhinoplastic training at Emory, Dr. Jones received additional experience in Beverly Hills and Newport Beach, California. His goal was to use Rhinoplasty techniques learned in Beverly Hills and combine those with his training from Emory. Rhinoplasty (nasal reshaping surgery) is performed as a means of surgically improving the symmetrical and proportional balance of the nose, thereby enhancing the patient’s facial profile and increasing the overall aesthetic appeal of the face. Patients also seek out nasal reshaping surgery for non-aesthetic reasons, such as the correction of nasal cavity structural defects, which can interfere with proper sinus functioning and may potentially impair one’s ability to breathe.
Rhinoplasty is one of the most technically difficult cosmetic surgical procedures to perform, and requires the skillset of an expert plastic surgeon with extensive experience performing facial enhancement surgeries, such as Dr. Wright A. Jones, founder of Atlanta-based Muse Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Sabine Lovell. Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell are exceptional plastic surgeons who combine clinical precision with careful attention to artistic detail in order to produce beautifully natural rhinoplasty results.
The size, position, and shape of the nose can either detract from, or enhance facial symmetry, which scientific evidence has demonstrated plays a significant role in the determination of facial attractiveness. Nasal reshaping surgery works to bring the shape of the nose into alignment with the rest of the face, and offers a number of cosmetic and health-related benefits, including:
- Minimize an overly large or wide nose
- Repair a deviated septum and/or damaged sinus cavities
- Reshape a nasal tip that is drooping, bulbous, or upturned
- Reduce the size of wide, flared or upturned nostrils
- Correct bumps or depressions on the bridge of the nose
- Reposition a nose that is off-center or crooked
- Restore symmetrical balance to the nose after trauma or injury
RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURAL DETAILS
Nasal reshaping surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or twilight (IV) sedation, and involves either an open or closed incision technique:
- Open Rhinoplasty: during this procedure, which is ideally suited for patients who require more comprehensive nasal reshaping, Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will make a small incision across the columella (the external end of the nasal septum)
- Closed Rhinoplasty: for this technique, which is better suited for patients needing only minor nasal modifications, Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will conceal the incisions within the nose
For both open and closed procedures, our plastic surgeons will construct a more proportionally balanced and aesthetically pleasing nose by utilizing pieces of cartilage from the septum (the partition dividing the left and right airways of the nose) to fortify and augment the pre-existing nasal structures.
Following your rhinoplasty procedure, you can expect to experience some degree of post-operative bruising and swelling around your eyes and cheeks, which should dissipate within 7-21 days. Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell will place temporary nasal splints to support the nose and facilitate proper healing, and he will provide you with instructions as to the steps you can take to ensure a safe and successful recovery period.
DR. JONES RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF ATLANTA’S BEST RHINOPLASTY SURGEONS
Voted on by patients, Dr. Wright Jones received an award for being one of Atlanta’s Best Rhinoplasty Surgeons in Modern Luxury Jezebel Magazine.
“With a focus on natural nose jobs, double board-certified plastic surgeon Wright A. Jones, M.D., also specializes in ethnic rhinoplasty, improving symmetry while maintaining ethnic identity and facial harmony.” – Modern Luxury Jezebel Magazine
While aging will eventually undo the results of many cosmetic procedures, that is not the case with rhinoplasty. The reshaping effects achieved from a nose job should last the rest of your life. Although sun damage and loose skin can somewhat alter the appearance of your nose, its overall structure should remain intact. Keep in mind, however, that because the cartilage in the nose is especially delicate, it may take as long as a year after surgery for the swelling to completely subside and the full and final results to be visible.
Although most patients choose rhinoplasty to alter the appearance of the nose, the team at Muse Plastic Surgery can also use the opportunity to straighten a crooked septum in the nose if so desired. Known as a septoplasty, this process allows air to pass more freely through the nose.
Because rhinoplasty is an extremely customizable procedure, there is no one standard “look.” You can use rhinoplasty to change the shape, size and angle of the nose. It can also alter the projection of the nasal tip, address an unwanted hump, adjust the size of the nostrils or improve symmetry. Your results should be unique to you, and ideally match the specifications you requested before the surgery. The better you communicate your aesthetic wishes to Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell during your consultation, the better your results should ultimately be.
Your scarring will depend on the surgical approach taken by your surgeon. If you have closed rhinoplasty, there will be no visible scarring at all since the incisions are placed inside the nostril. With open rhinoplasty, there will be a tiny but visible scar located along the columella, the strip of skin at the bottom of the nose that separates the nostrils. The good news is that, over time, the scar should fade from visibility.
Even experienced plastic surgeons consider rhinoplasty to be one of the most difficult surgical procedures. While you should choose a great plastic surgeon for any procedure you are interested in, that is especially true when the procedure is rhinoplasty. Drs. Jones and Lovell have the refined anatomical knowledge and technical proficiency to achieve amazing results when reshaping your nose.
Moreover, they are experienced at performing ethnic rhinoplasty, meaning they are able to change aspects of the nose without sacrificing characteristics that are common to your ethnicity. To schedule a consultation with our esteemed surgeons, please call (404) 537-5891.
CONTACT MUSE PLASTIC SURGERY
At Muse Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell focus not on changing the core aesthetic components of their patients, but rather on using cosmetic enhancement procedures to help them become the absolute best that they can be. Our plastic surgeons stay up to date with the latest developments and technological advances in the field of cosmetic facial surgery, and they utilize these cutting edge techniques to ensure naturally beautiful results and the safest possible rhinoplasty procedures for their patients.
Dr. Jones and Dr. Lovell believe in the importance of having well-informed patients, and will take the time to explain all of your rhinoplasty options and procedural details so that you feel completely comfortable about your surgery. If you would like additional information about having your nasal reshaping procedure performed at Muse Plastic Surgery, please do not hesitate to contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Jones or Dr. Lovell.
*This information about Rhinoplasty was reviewed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Wright Jones. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.