Rhinoplasty Atlanta

Also known as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty reshapes and resizes your nasal structure, giving you a more attractive facial appearance

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in all of plastic surgery. When done well, a rhinoplasty or “nose job” can create dramatic aesthetic results while simultaneously improving nasal obstruction symptoms.
Rhinoplasty involves the use of internal splints in the nasal passages as well as an external nasal splint on top of the nose to protect the repair. There are certain precautions one must take to avoid swelling or straining in the operative site.

Rhinoplasty consultation

The initial consultation with Dr. Patel is where you can discuss what your expectations are for your rhinoplasty. Whether you want to correct chronic nasal issues or address a recent nasal injury, or you want a different shape for your nose, Dr. Patel can help you find the end result you are looking for.
Dr. Patel favors an “open” rhinoplasty approach, which leaves a very small scar along the columella of your nose, that small strip of skin and cartilage between your nose and upper lip. Doing an open rhinoplasty allows for a full examination of your nasal anatomy, access to the cartilage of your nasal septum — the wall separating your paired nasal passages — and preparation of special cartilage grafts to help reinforce and shape your nose.
Dr. Patel also employs rhinoplasty techniques, such as the use of cartilage grafts, for those undergoing facial reconstruction following Mohs surgery for skin cancer.

Rhinoplasty consultation

What to expect after a Rhinoplasty treatment

After the surgery, you might still have packing material inside your nose to reduce bleeding or swelling. Follow the doctor’s instructions for handling these materials and you should be free of any infections or complications. In certain situations, you might need a touch-up procedure but this is not very common.
Your nose might still be bruised, swollen, or both and this might also be the case for areas surrounding the nose such as under your eyes. These will pass within a few days or a week. The internal splints used in certain procedures need to be removed carefully. Dr. Patel holds patient safety of paramount importance, and will schedule frequent early postoperative follow-ups to ensure successful results, especially when it comes to removing these surgical splints.

Best candidates for Rhinoplasty

You’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you:

Rhinoplasty FAQs

Most people believe that rhinoplasty is only cosmetic in nature but this surgery can improve your quality of life, especially when it comes to nasal trauma or breathing difficulties. If you suffer from chronic symptoms related to your nose such as frequent congestion, sinus infections, headaches, nosebleeds and even difficulty sleeping, you might benefit from rhinoplasty that corrects underlying deformities in your nasal passages.
A consultation with Dr. Patel will be a good time to discuss your symptoms and your issues, and he’ll proceed to diagnose your condition accordingly.

It depends. If you plan to just change the shape of your nose, it is considered a cosmetic surgery and insurance doesn’t cover this. However, if you are suffering from severe nasal obstruction symptoms, the maneuvers Dr. Patel uses to correct the obstruction can be covered by insurance, but this requires careful documentation and a process with your insurer so that the procedure may be covered.

For those requiring closed reduction of a nasal fracture from trauma, insurance will generally cover this type of rhinoplasty. Again, however, there is a limited window of time during which Dr. Patel can fix a broken nose after the accident.

Yes, we can do multiple procedures together, but it will depend on which types of procedures you choose. Dr. Patel will get a good understanding of what you are seeking during your consultation, and he will advise you whether getting multiple procedures done at the same time is feasible or safe.