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Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Metairie, New Orleans, LA

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About Rhinoplasty

A rhinoplasty is an aesthetic treatment used to change the look and shape of the nose. Furthermore, it may help repair a functional or breathing issue in many patients. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Jules Walters is an experienced cosmetic nose and facial surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery, taking a conservative approach to allow for the softest and most natural results. Although rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results tend to be beautiful and dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Walters Plastic Surgery can be recommended to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a nose that is misshapen, protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top. The objective is to allow for a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions well.

Ideal Candidates

Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the recommended course of action. It's very important that expectations are understood, as your nose and facial profile will be altered. Furthermore, facial growth and maturity should also be complete. This will be addressed during your consultation, even more so for adolescents.

Surgical Technique

Nose surgery is performed while the patient is under sedation, such as general anesthesia, and is in most cases an outpatient procedure. This treatment offers different surgical methods depending on the unique cosmetic goals of the patient. Dr. Walters performs rhinoplasty using either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The objective during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to build and increase cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Stitches are positioned either on the inside portion of the nose or within the natural external fold.

What to Expect

Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, you will rest comfortably in the recovery section, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In almost all patients, there is some discoloration beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Consistently using cold compresses and inflammatory medications can assist with these effects. Your post-op check-up with Dr. Walters will be scheduled 1 week after surgery to assess your healing progress. It takes around 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. Within this timeframe, strenuous exertion should be avoided.

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If you're dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose or if you suffer from breathing problems, nose surgery may help. We welcome you to get in touch with Dr. Jules Walters in New Orleans, LA and schedule a consultation. We provide advanced Vectra 3D imaging with each consultation to allow you the benefit of seeing how your new nose shape could improve your appearance. Nose surgery is a popular and successful cosmetic procedure with very high success rates.

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