Rhinoplasty is plastic surgery intended to reshape one's nose. Often called a "nose job," the procedure is usually performed to bring the nose into proportion with other facial features.
If you're seeking a more proportional nose, you can turn to Detroit area board certified plastic surgeon Ellen Janetzke for rhinoplasty.
Indications for Rhinoplasty
There are many different reasons to seek rhinoplasty. You may be a candidate for the procedure if you exhibit:
Patients vary widely in their concerns about nose shape and size. If you're interested in nose reshaping, it is best to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon, so you can determine if rhinoplasty can achieve your goals.
Common Questions about Rhinoplasty
Here we have listed some of the frequently asked questions about nose reshaping. If you have a question about rhinoplasty in Detroit, please send us an email.
What happens during rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgery requires about 1-3 hours. There are two common techniques that plastic surgeons use: one technique lifts the skin off the nose, while the other uses a small incision at the base of the nose to allow access. Both techniques involve careful refining of the nasal bone and cartilage.
How will I feel during recovery?
After surgery, you will likely have a nasal splint on your nose that will maintain its new shape. Nasal packing may also be placed inside your nose. Expect some swelling and discomfort during recovery, and remember that Dr. Ellen can prescribe medications to help you manage pain. You should be back to your normal routine within two weeks.
Are there any alternatives to rhinoplasty?
One interesting aspect of nose reshaping is the way in which small changes dramatically improve one's appearance. Therefore, you might be surprised to find out that relatively minor adjustments can make the nose appear more proportional. Some plastic surgeons choose to inject a dermal filler to balance the nasal shape. In other cases, your surgeon might recommend a completely different procedure, such as a chin implant, to balance the facial features. Ask Dr. Ellen about the many alternatives to rhinoplasty and whether they can benefit you.
When you're ready to discuss rhinoplasty with a board certified Detroit plastic surgeon, contact the office of Dr. Ellen. Our Birmingham, Michigan office is located a short drive (about 25 miles) north from Detroit. You can reach our friendly and helpful staff by calling 248-258-5100 or by using the online form to send an email.