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Rhinoplasty in New Orleans, LA

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic treatment performed to enhance the look and shape of the nose. In some cases, it can even help correct functionality in many patients. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet is a seasoned plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty, taking a conservative approach to produce soft and natural outcomes. While rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results tend to be quite dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa can be recommended to make a nose look smaller in size or alter a nose that is too large or wide. The objective is to allow for a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions well. To learn more about rhinoplasty, contact our New Orleans, LA office to schedule your consultation.

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How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

Rhinoplasty is performed while you are under general anesthesia, and in most cases, it is an outpatient procedure. Dr. Charvet performs nose surgery with either a closed approach or an open method; he will choose the correct method based on your desired outcome. The objective during treatment is to remove excess cartilage, tissue, and bone, or to build and increase cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nose is repositioned while the skin is draped over the newly enhanced framework. Sutures are placed either inside your nose or within the natural external crease. Following your rhinoplasty, we will have you rest comfortably in the recovery suite before you're released to heal at home. Your nose and the surrounding area will be bruised and swollen for a few days, and you may have bruising and discoloration beneath your eyes as well. Cold compresses and pain medication can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Charvet will be scheduled within a few days following surgery to check your healing progress. On average, it takes 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. Within this recovery phase, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. Charvet will listen to your concerns and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. When this is done, he can go over costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Charvet, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa accepts several payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
If your surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, it may be covered by insurance. If you plan on applying for reimbursement from your insurance provider, please let our team know during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information 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 wrinkle filler (like Restylane or JUVÉDERM) may be an effective option. A filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections, which might help you decide if you want to proceed with rhinoplasty as a permanent solution. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and adjusting the internal structure of the nose for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Charvet will tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.

What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African American, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. Charvet, 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?
Many patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek or chin augmentation. If you're interested in correcting more than just your nose, we invite you to ask Dr. Charvet about your options. Once he understands your concerns and goals, he can help you choose which procedures will be in your custom plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face appear more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.

A New Look with Nose Surgery

If you are displeased with the size and shape of your nose or if you have breathing problems, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a very common cosmetic procedure with high success rates. Plastic surgeon Dr. Heath Charvet aims to reshape your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to a huge difference. We invite you to call Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA to make an appointment to learn more about nose surgery.

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