Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes or improves your nasal appearance and/or nasal function. Double board-certified Shivan Amin, MD, at Midtown ENT in Atlanta, Georgia, is an experienced surgeon offering cosmetic and functional rhinoplasties. He is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Emory University, and with Dr. William Silver, a world recognized facial plastic surgeon. He reconstructs noses damaged by trauma and cancer and helps people who want to make their noses more attractive. Call Midtown ENT today or schedule a consultation online to inquire about a rhinoplasty evaluation.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that can improve both the aesthetic appearance of the nose and its functionality. An experienced and well-trained facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Amin can bring about significant positive changes in a patient's appearance and quality of life.
The primary goal of a rhinoplasty is to create a natural-looking nose that harmonizes with the rest of the patient's facial features.
This requires a surgeon with an artful eye and a deep understanding of the structures and complexities of the nose. In addition to altering the shape of the nose, a rhinoplasty can also correct structural defects, such as a deviated septum, which can cause breathing difficulties.
Here are some common reasons why patients opt for rhinoplasty:
Aesthetic improvement: Many people choose rhinoplasty to change the size or shape of their nose, to make it more proportional to their face.
Functional correction: Rhinoplasty can be used to correct congenital defects or injuries that cause breathing problems or other issues.
Confidence boost: For some patients, improving their appearance with rhinoplasty can lead to an increase in self-esteem and confidence.
It is important to remember that every patient is unique and so the outcome of a rhinoplasty can vary. Therefore, it is essential to have a detailed consultation with the surgeon to discuss the desired outcomes and potential risks.
With Dr. Amin's training in facial plastic surgery, he would likely be well-equipped to address these concerns and tailor the procedure to the needs of each patient, aiming for the most satisfying results possible. It's always important to look for a board-certified plastic surgeon with substantial experience in rhinoplasty to ensure the best possible outcome.
How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty?
Dr. Amin will advise you to rest with your head slightly raised for a few days after rhinoplasty. You’ll likely experience some bleeding, swelling, drainage, and bruising, which is normal and quickly passes. You should avoid strenuous physical activity and not make exaggerated facial expressions while your nose heals.
Over the next few weeks, your nose’s new shape becomes more apparent. It could take up to a year to see the final results, but they’ll last a lifetime.
Call Midtown ENT today to schedule a rhinoplasty consultation or book an appointment online.