Rhinoplasty, Nose Job Surgery
The nose is the central feature of the face yet it should not be the defining feature. An attractive nose is balanced and symmetrical within the face, not overshadowing the cheekbones, chin, eyes, mouth and other features. Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic facial surgery that can be used to reshape the nose, creating a more attractive appearance for the individual.
A nose job surgery can be used to reduce prominently misshapen or sized nasal features. Common issues that are addressed during rhinoplasty include:
- Reshape or narrow the tip of the nose (bulbous, hooked or overlong tips)
- Remove lumps or bumps on the bridge of the nose
- Reduce the overall size
- Minimize a broad nostril region
- Elevate the bridge on a flat nose
- Correct thickened skin, crooked cartilage or other issues
At Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC, we are fortunate to have a talented facial plastic surgeon to perform rhinoplasty for our patients. Dr. Benjamin Stong has extensive education in the field of facial plastic surgery and reconstruction, including rhinoplasty. He has received two board certifications in separate plastic surgery specialties: facial plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology head and neck surgery. His proven results in facial plastic surgery make him one of the leaders in his field in the Marietta and Atlanta area.
Understanding Nose Surgery Options
Rhinoplasty is usually only performed on adults who choose to change the shape of their nose for appearance and function. It is not recommended for children who are not through their growth period. Teens should be at least 15-17 years of age before it is considered. Nose jobs can be performed in two basic methods: open or closed. Closed rhinoplasty has a quicker recovery time and a hidden scar as the incision is made in the nostril. However, this method is not recommended for detailed reshaping of the tip or entire nose due to the limitations. It can be used for removing a nasal bridge hump or some other simpler procedures.
An open rhinoplasty is recommended for more involved nose reconstruction. Dr. Ben Stong is experienced in both open and closed methods, but the open technique is used more frequently. With this method, a small incision is made at the base of the nose. The scar is easily hidden as it is located near the bottom of the nostrils. This procedure allows Dr. Stong the visibility he needs to use his artistic surgical talents to change the shape of the tip, nostrils and other nasal components. It is this attention to the details that have allowed Dr. Stong to meet and exceed the visual expectations of his patients while caring for their safety and health.
Before deciding whether rhinoplasty is right for you, it is important to get all the information you need to make this important decision. A consultation with Dr. Stong at our office in Atlanta can begin your journey toward a reshaped or resized nose. Dr. Stong will listen to your wishes and expectations then explain the procedure in detail. He will answer all your questions and review visual options using digital morphing software that can show how your new nose will look. The consultation and planning stage is an integral part of the process to ensure you get the results you desire.
If you live in the Marietta, GA area and are considering rhinoplasty, please come see us at Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC. Dr. Ben Stong and our entire team are dedicated to providing the best care for our patients looking to enhance their appearance through cosmetic surgery. Find out if rhinoplasty is the right option to give you the self-confidence you deserve – contact us today.