Rhinoplasty Atlanta

Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty can restore balance to your facial profile by improving nose proportions and correcting asymmetries. Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly requested facial rejuvenation procedures due to its ability to address a wide range of cosmetic and nasal function concerns. Undergoing rhinoplasty can restore a sense of confidence in one’s facial profile. Atlanta plastic surgeon, Dr. Killingsworth, and his surgical team have years of experience performing rhinoplasty in Atlanta.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Nose surgery was one of the first facial aesthetic operations ever performed and today it is among the most frequent facial plastic surgeries. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer rhinoplasty surgery to patients to give them not only a new appearance, but also a new outlook on life.

Rhinoplasty can improve the appearance and proportion of the nose so that it is balanced with your facial features. Sometimes referred to as nose reshaping or a nose job, rhinoplasty is one of the most technically challenging facial operations due to the difficulty of removing, adding, rearranging, and / or reshaping cartilage and bone without compromising the function of the nose. Some of the common cosmetic reasons a person seeks rhinoplasty surgery include correcting size and proportions, improving depressions or dorsum humps, balancing out asymmetries, modifying a droopy nose tip, widening a flat nasal bridge, and enhancing ethnic identity.

Some people do not give the appearance of their nose a second thought, but for countless others, the nose can be a cosmetic concern. Genetics, accidents, injuries, illnesses, functional deformities, and aging can all affect the look of your nose. As you get older, your nose tends to elongate, with the skin becoming thicker and less elastic. This loss of support occurs on the lower one-third of the nose, causing the tip mechanisms to weaken, which can lead to a dorsal hump, decreased tip projection, a longer nose, and tip ptosis (sagging). Other common imperfections include noses that are too short, large, crooked, wide, narrow, bumpy, flat, or droopy, while some nasal profiles tilt up to such an extent that their shape is referred to as a “ski-slope” nose. Rhinoplasty in Atlanta can correct a multitude of cosmetic and functional concerns.

What Are The Benefits Of Rhinoplasty In Atlanta?

While many rhinoplasty patients want to improve the genetic aspects of their nose, rhinoplasty can also correct functional issues, such as limited nasal airflow resulting from abnormal nasal structures and breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum. Made of cartilage and bone, the septum is the wall between your two nostrils dividing the nasal cavity into halves; the ideal nasal septum is straight, while a deviated septum occurs when the septum shifts away from the midline, affecting nasal breathing.

Another breathing issue occurs when one or both sides of your nose collapse inward when you breathe. This condition is called nasal valve collapse or nasal vestibular stenosis. Both of these conditions can be corrected during your rhinoplasty. Reconstructive rhinoplasty is another type of nose surgery performed to correct a severe deformity of the nose that is related to injury, trauma, or cancer. Revision (secondary) rhinoplasty corrects a previous rhinoplasty that, in many cases, involves the replacement of large amounts of cartilage removed during the first procedure.


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Am I An Ideal Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

With all of the different types of rhinoplasty surgery available, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will individualize a treatment plan to meet all of your needs and expectations.

During your consultation for rhinoplasty, you will be encouraged to bring photographs of your procedure goals so our Atlanta rhinoplasty surgeons can better comprehend your goals and determine if they are realistic. It is important you understand that what might look good on one person may not be right for your facial profile and personal anatomy. With the expertise and advice our rhinoplasty surgeons, together you will decide on the proper procedure(s) that can provide the most rewarding and satisfying outcome.

What Are My Rhinoplasty Options?

All rhinoplasty surgeries are performed using predominantly internal incisions and the different methods include:

Closed Rhinoplasty:

During a closed nose surgery, incisions are hidden inside the nose, and much of the operation is performed without actually being able to see the tissues being modified.

Open Rhinoplasty:

During an open nose surgery, the incision is made across the columella (the narrow, vertical strip of tissue that separates the nostrils); this enables your nose surgeon to see everything that needs to be modified. In an open rhinoplasty, your rhinoplasty surgeon usually removes less cartilage and adds more structure to the nasal tip, strengthening the underlying architecture to prevent twisting and other adverse changes as you age.

After the choice of incision is made to complete your nose surgery, your surgeon will lift the soft tissues that cover your nose, allowing access to reshape the structure. After this is complete, your nasal skin and tissue are re-draped, and the incisions are closed. Your rhinoplasty surgeon will then apply nasal packing to help reduce swelling and bleeding. Most patients are able to return to work within ten days.

What Should I Expect During Rhinoplasty In Atlanta?

Rhinoplasty surgery is usually considered an outpatient procedure that can take from one to three hours to complete, depending on the type of nose surgery you have, as well as the degree of correction involved. Rhinoplasty is typically performed using local anesthesia with intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia, although a revision rhinoplasty may involve general anesthesia because it is a more complicated surgery.

What Can I Expect After Nose Surgery?

Much of the swelling will be gone in 3 to 6 weeks, but it is important to understand that it may take months for all of the swelling to dissipate, and you will be given pre and post-operative instructions designed to decrease the risk of bleeding, help alleviate your swelling, and optimize your comfort. After your nose surgery, the nasal structures may be weaker, and a nasal injury may severely damage your nose, so you must be very careful to prevent this from happening. At Astra Plastic Surgery, our goal is to always give you a natural-looking nose – not a nose that has an operated look. Our rhinoplasty surgeons take great pride in knowing that patients are happy with the results.

What Results Can I Expect From Rhinoplasty In Atlanta?

The results of rhinoplasty are long-lasting and natural-looking. While swelling may prevent patients from noticing their final results immediately, this should only last a few weeks. Nose surgery creates symmetrical results that balance the facial features. Patients who undergo rhinoplasty to correct a deviated septum will notice improved breathing.

During your consultation for nose surgery, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will go over your expected results in detail. The expected results are dependent on the patient’s individual goals, as well as the anatomy of their nose. Click the button below to see nose surgery before and after photos from real patients.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty In Atlanta Cost?

Certain rhinoplasty surgeries are covered by medical insurance, but you will need a personal consultation to determine if your procedure is medically necessary. You are responsible for any remaining balance after the claim is processed by your insurance. If the rhinoplasty is considered cosmetic, you are responsible for the full cost of your rhinoplasty. We accept payment by cash, personal check, credit card, CareCredit®, and Alphaeon® Credit financing.

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How Do I Get Started With
Rhinoplasty In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss rhinoplasty in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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