Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure designed to transform the look and shape of the nose. It is also performed to help improve breathing function. Dr. Justin Martin is an experienced cosmetic facial surgeon who is well-trained in the art of rhinoplasty. He creates customized treatment plans and utilizes modern techniques to emphasize natural results. Even though rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results can be quite dramatic. This surgery at Martin Plastic Surgery can be performed to make a nose appear smaller in size or improve a nose that is too large or wide. The objective is to create a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions properly. Contact Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to schedule an appointment for a private consultation to learn more about how this procedure can help you.
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Both men and women are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you are unhappy with the size and shape of your nose and have areas you would like to correct, this treatment may be the ideal solution. It is very important that expectations are understood, as your facial appearance will be altered. Furthermore, facial growth should also be complete, which is very important for teens considering this procedure.
Rhinoplasty is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia, and is usually an outpatient surgery. There are various surgical methods depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Martin performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed technique. The objective during treatment is to reduce excess cartilage, tissue, and bone, or to rearrange or add cartilage for a new shape. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is re-draped over the newly improved framework. Stitches are implemented either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external fold.
What to Expect
Following your rhinoplasty, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery area, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. In almost all patients, there is bruising and swelling beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Ice packs and pain medication can help to alleviate this this. Your follow-up appointment with Dr. Martin will be scheduled within the first several days after surgery to assess your healing progress. It generally takes about 2 – 4 weeks to recover from nose surgery. Within this recovery phase, strenuous activity should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on the technique used and the complexity of your procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Martin will listen to your concerns and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. When this is done, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Martin, instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Martin Plastic Surgery accepts several forms of payment and we also offer several financing options.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Martin in your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to properly process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth the appearance of lumps and bumps on your nose, a hyaluronic acid-based wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide if you want to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure of the nose for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Martin can tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the appearance of the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Martin, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another cosmetic procedure, like lip or chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a more dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. Martin. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you choose which procedures will be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can often help make your whole face appear more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before getting another procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $4,450 - $6,500
- Recovery Time
- 4 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2:00 - 3:00
- Post-op Follow-up
- two weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Your Best Nose
Nose surgery is a great solution to address the insecurity you might feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. If you're unhappy with the look of your nose or if you are experiencing breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a very common cosmetic procedure with great success rates. Dr. Martin aims to improve your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to call Martin Plastic Surgery in Dothan, AL to schedule an appointment.