Nose Surgery Mobile, AL

Plastic Surgery to Reshape the Nose

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that dramatically improves your facial balance, even with subtle adjustments. In Mobile, Alabama, Dr. Randy Proffitt performs rhinoplasty for men and women who may feel bothered by a large, crooked, or disproportional nose.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US, with more than a quarter million procedures performed in 2010. This shows the procedure’s widespread acceptance and the trust of hundreds of thousands seeking aesthetic enhancement. With a skilled surgeon like Dr. Proffitt, you can get rhinoplasty tailored to your unique facial structure and aesthetic goals.

Benefits of Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, offers numerous benefits that extend beyond aesthetics, impacting both the form and function of the nose. By addressing structural concerns, patients can experience enhanced facial harmony and improved nasal breathing. Key benefits include:

  • Aesthetic enhancement – Tailored to meet individual aesthetic goals, rhinoplasty can reshape the nose’s size, profile, and symmetry, contributing to a balanced and proportional facial appearance.
  • Functional improvement – For those with breathing issues due to structural abnormalities, such as a deviated septum, nose surgery provides a corrective solution, facilitating easier breathing and improved nasal function.

Who’s the Right Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

People have many reasons for considering rhinoplasty. Most are concerned about the size or shape of their nose, while for others, the goal is to correct breathing problems.

Rhinoplasty is often used to address conditions such as:

  • Large nose
  • Small nose
  • Bumpy nose
  • Crooked nose
  • Droopy nose
  • Nasal breathing difficulty

When it comes to the size of the nose, remember that it can appear large or small only in relation to other features. For example, a person with a small chin may appear to have a large nose, while a person with a large nose may appear to have a weak chin. Rhinoplasty is all about bringing those features into proportion. Frequently, a chin implant is done at the same time as a rhinoplasty to help accomplish this.

Good candidates are realistic in their expectations, and they are capable of understanding the risks and benefits involved with rhinoplasty.

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation in Mobile

During a consultation at our Mobile, Alabama, practice, Dr. Proffitt can give you a comprehensive overview of the procedure, including the potential risks, benefits, and expected outcomes of rhinoplasty.

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Before and After Rhinoplasty in Mobile, AL
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You can also review our rhinoplasty before-and-after photos to better understand the expected results. This is an excellent opportunity to see the procedure’s transformative effects. If you have questions or concerns, remember to write them down and bring them to your consultation.

Preparing for Nose Surgery

Proper preparation is crucial for a successful nose surgery. Dr. Proffitt’s team ensures patients are thoroughly briefed on pre-operative instructions to ensure the best possible outcomes. Key preparations include:

  • Medication adjustments – Patients may be advised to avoid certain medications, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, which can increase bleeding risk. Always consult with Dr. Proffitt regarding any medication adjustments.
  • Smoking cessation – Smoking can hinder healing. Patients are strongly encouraged to quit smoking at least six weeks before and after surgery.
  • Dietary guidelines – A well-balanced diet can aid in recovery. Specific dietary recommendations or restrictions will be provided during your pre-operative consultation.

How Nose Reshaping Works

Rhinoplasty typically requires one to three hours under a local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthesia. Anesthesia is administered under the supervision of a board-certified anesthesiologist.

There are two different techniques for rhinoplasty: the open technique and the closed technique. If the open rhinoplasty procedure is chosen, Dr. Proffitt will lift the skin of the nose to reshape the underlying structure. In closed rhinoplasty, an incision is made inside the nose, through which he accesses and reshapes the underlying structure.

Most patients can benefit from the closed rhinoplasty procedure, but Dr. Proffitt can recommend the technique appropriate for your rhinoplasty goals. After the nose reshaping, Dr. Proffitt closes the incision with sutures. He will then apply a special packing in the nasal cavity, often in combination with a nasal splint.

After Your Rhinoplasty

After rhinoplasty, it’s common to experience swelling and discomfort, which may be managed with medication for up to a week. In two weeks, you can return to your routine, but you should continue to avoid activities that put your nose at risk for impact or injury. Swelling should completely subside in three to six months, at which point you can fully appreciate the results of your rhinoplasty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the recovery time for nose surgery?

Recovery varies, but most patients can return to normal activities within two weeks, with full recovery taking up to a year for all swelling to subside.

Q: Are the results of nose surgery permanent?

Yes, the results of rhinoplasty are typically permanent, with changes lasting a lifetime.

Q: Will I have visible scars?

In most rhinoplasty procedures, incisions are made inside the nose or across the columella, making scars virtually invisible.

Q: Can nose surgery fix a broken nose?

Yes, rhinoplasty can address and correct injuries resulting from a broken nose, restoring both appearance and function.

Schedule a Consultation

For expert guidance on rhinoplasty procedures by Dr. Randy Proffitt in Mobile, Alabama, please reach out to us at 251-344-0322 or via email to arrange a consultation. We’re here to support you every step of the way. You can find our practice at 6317 Piccadilly Square, Mobile, AL 36609.

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