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.
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
"This is the best place to go hands down! The Doctor and Staff always went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and happy. I even get text and calls from their Nurce's before surgery just to check in to see if I had questions and post op to see how I am. Thank you thank you so much! I really look forward to doing more here and I'm even more happy about my results =) thanks for making this a fun and smooth process you all are amazing! This is the most skilled plastic surgon around here guaranteed I wouldent evem consider anyone else."- C.W. / Google / Oct 25, 2018
"Dr mizuguchi is the best there is! I drive over 2 hrs to see him! He does amazing work and never disappoints! His whole team is phenomenal! Highly recommend!"- G.L. / Google / Jul 11, 2020
"Decided on 485 cc's under the muscle. I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! - I'm 30 years old and I have two kids, I've wanted implants for a long time, after I breastfed my youngest who is now 5 years old, I became very deflated and hated my chest, I was a 36D. I met my surgeon Dr. Mitzuguchi about a month ago and had a virtual consultation where we decided I'd need a lift and I showed him my wish pictures, at my pre op appointment I was able to go in and try on different sizes of implants and we decided on 485 cc's under the muscle, I just had my surgery yesterday and so far so good! I'm very happy with my results so far, and dr. Mitzuguchi and his staff are amazing, very pleasant to work with and very tentative to their patients needs. I'm pretty sore today but it's nothing too bad, I'm on muscle relaxers and pain killers, and I have my first post op visit on Monday!!!"- A. / RealSelf / Jun 12, 2020
"TT scar revision with liposuction and fat transfer to buttocks. - Dr. Mizuguchi and his staff were amazing. Couldn't be happier with my results thus far. Dr Mizuguchi spends time with his pt's and made sure that I was fully informed and had realistic expectations of the procedure and results. I'd most certainly recommend him and his staff to anyone looking for a skilled and caring plastic surgeon."- I. / RealSelf / Apr 13, 2020
"Wonderful! Can’t recommend enough. Every member of this team is so pleasant and so sweet! I felt so taken care of from start to finish. They have an excellent, upbeat, happy atmosphere which immediately puts you at ease. Everyone is very knowledgeable, kind and thorough. Such a beautiful clean environment, I honestly could not fault 1 thing about my experience! Thank you all!!!"- E.K. / Google / Feb 04, 2020
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
get the nose of your dreams
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.