Surgery to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose is a common surgery known as an aesthetic rhinoplasty. Patient dissatisfaction with the appearance of their nose, and the overall effect on facial balance and symmetry create a significant source of patient anxiety and concern. Patients may be unhappy with a nose that has a widened appearance, large or bulbous tip or even a “hump” or “beak” appearance. During your surgery, small incisions are made on the inside of your nose so they are hidden. Sometimes sutures and even cartilage from the septum of your nose is used to reshape and contour different parts of the nasal framework. These techniques and a variety of different surgical techniques are used to improve and create the optimum, aesthetically appearing nose.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you will be asleep during the entire surgery. This surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, but sometimes patients stay overnight for observation. Out-of-town patients may stay in one of our overnight recovery suites with a nurse that is available. The surgery itself generally takes 2-3 hours, and may be longer depending on whether there are any additional procedures being performed . After your surgery, you will be able to go home or stay in the overnight facility with office follow-up soon thereafter. Patients can expect some bruising and swelling for about a week or two after surgery, but most patients can usually return to work soon thereafter.
During your consultation, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. will examine you, discuss your specific aesthetic goals, provide recommendations and answer any and all questions you may have. On your day of surgery, you will need to have been fasting for at least 8 (eight) hours prior to your surgery. This includes avoiding any food or drink and generally nothing is allowed, not even water or medications.
Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. is an experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon (ABPS) able to fully customize your experience and surgery to help you achieve the pinnacle in your aesthetic goals. Through his use of the highest level of specialized surgical care, superb ethical and strict standards of patient privacy, Dr. Benjamin J. Cousins M.D. has experience in delivering the pinnacle for plastic surgical care. He and his staff utilize the most up to date, state of the art surgical techniques, and your desired aesthetic improvement is simply a no-charge consultation away. Call today for your appointment.