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Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Louisville, KY*

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About Nose Surgery

A rhinoplasty is one of the most common and popular surgical procedures performed at Mizuguchi Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nana Mizuguchi, double board certified in general and plastic surgery, offers nose surgery to patients at his Louisville, KY practice using advanced, precise techniques. You can benefit from a rhinoplasty if you have enlarged nostrils, a crooked or humped bridge, a large or abnormal nasal tip, and other cosmetic issues that may be a result of genetics or trauma. Each nose job will be unique and customized to suit your needs, so Dr. Mizuguchi will work closely with you to determine your desired outcome before the procedure. Whether you are wanting subtle changes or a complete transformation, he can manipulate the cartilage, tissues, and reshape the skin for a new, more appealing look that can greatly enhance the overall appearance of your face and symmetry. 

Ideal Candidates

The best candidates for nose surgery:

  • Have cosmetic nose issues they want transformed
  • Have realistic outcomes
  • Desire a long-term solution
  • Desire a natural look

What to Expect

An outpatient procedure, rhinoplasty is performed while you are under general anesthesia at an accredited surgical facility. Depending on the technique used and your unique needs, surgery can last 2 – 4 hours. There are two types of nose surgery procedures: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty.

Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, involves our plastic surgeon making a small incision on the underside of the nose between the nostrils to give him better access to the lower and middle parts of the nose. Our surgeon can then manipulate tissue, skin, and bone as needed. In addition, the placement of the incisions allows for minimal scarring. Open rhinoplasty is used for more complex nose surgeries.

With closed rhinoplasty, or endonasal rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside of the nostrils. This technique is usually used for less complex surgeries, such as when the nose already has a good shape and isn’t considered too wide or too long. Due to the placement of the incisions, there should be no visible scarring.

Anticipated Results

After surgery, your nose can be stabilized with splints made of soft material. A follow-up appointment will be scheduled for the next day where the splints will be removed and external dressings will be placed on the nose, which will remain for about two days. You should expect some pain, discomfort, bruising, and swelling after surgery that should fully subside within a few weeks. The nose will reposition and evolve into its surgically enhanced shape for months after surgery. The finished product should be fully realized within a year with a beautifully shaped, positioned, and proportionate nose.

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Don’t let your nose stand in the way of the beautiful face you want to put forward. At our Louisville, KY practice, we have the ability to transform a number of noses from simple to complex. We work with you every step of the way to ensure your satisfaction. We’ll be happy to schedule a consultation for you to come in and learn more. Give our office a call today.

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