Aesthetic nasal surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, refines the shape of the nose, making it harmonize better with other facial features. Some patients will decide on other procedures as well, such as chin augmentation, to better balance their features. Successful plastic surgery is often the result of good communication between patient and surgeon so that realistic expectations are set. In the consulting stages before surgery, our rhinoplasty surgeons can answer specific questions about your specific goals.
Skin type, ethnic background, and age are important factors that influence nasal surgery. Young patients must reach full growth, usually age fifteen or sixteen, before they can have their nose cosmetically altered, although, in cases where breathing is severely impaired, exceptions are sometimes made. During your consultation, you can expect a thorough explanation regarding the procedure and its risks. Following a joint decision by you and our Atlanta rhinoplasty surgeons to proceed, photographs will be taken and your options will be discussed. You will learn how the nasal bones and cartilage can be sculpted to reshape the nose and how reshaping the chin, for example, could potentially improve your results.
It is critical that you follow your surgeon’s postoperative instructions to achieve your optimal result. Some activities will be prohibited in the weeks after the procedure. Follow-up care is also vital to promote the best outcome.
Insurance does not generally cover surgery for purely cosmetic reasons. Surgery for nasal function, injury related, or for major deformities may be reimbursable for part or whole.