What is Rhinoplasty?

Are you happy with the size and shape of your nose? If your answer is anything but “yes”, you may be able to benefit from a rhinoplasty. This procedure improves the size, shape, and symmetry of the nose to bring it into better proportion with the face. When performed by a skilled, double board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Willis, rhinoplasty can be a life-enhancing choice.

The rhinoplasty procedure can improve:

  • A nose that is too large or small in relation to the rest of the face.
  • Visible humps or depressions on the bridge of the nose.
  • An enlarged, dropping, or hooked nasal tip.
  • Large, wide, or upturned nostrils.
  • Nasal asymmetry.

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I am over the moon with my results from Dr. Willis after a breast lift and an abdominoplasty. Dr. Willis and his team are so easy to work with. He listened to what I wanted and gave me beautiful results- better than I could have even hoped for. If you’re thinking about getting a procedure done with Dr. Willis my advice would be DO IT!

Dr. Willis and his staff were amazing! Very calm, clean and professional atmosphere. They were inviting and attentive. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. I went in for a consultation and had my lip filler procedure in the same day. Quick and painless. The results are perfect. I highly recommend Dr.Willis and taking advantage of the referral program. 10/10!

Nothing but praise for Charlottesville Plastic Surgery. Dr. Willis explained everything he needed to do clearly and his work was top-notch. When needed he made an immediate referral for me and explained exactly what I would expect from that. Great communication, efficient office.

Nothing but praise for Charlottesville Plastic Surgery. Dr. Willis explained everything he needed to do clearly and his work was top-notch. When needed, he made an immediate referral for me and explained exactly what I would expect from that. Great communication, efficient office.

Who is a Candidate?

Teens and adults can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery. However, the nose must be fully developed, which is around the age of 14 for girls and 16 for boys. For patients of all ages, realistic expectations are important, as this procedure cannot give you a “perfect” nose, nor can it give you the same nose someone else has. For more information about this procedure and if it is right for you, give us a call to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Willis.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty can be highly individualized to meet the needs of each unique patient. To achieve natural-looking and beautiful results, there are two main techniques used including an open rhinoplasty and a closed rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty

A small incision is created under the nose between the nostrils. This allows for Dr. Willis to have better access to the internal nasal structures to sculpt the nose. This technique is often used for patients who require more extensive nose reshaping.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Incisions are created inside of the nostrils, so there is no visible scarring. This technique is often used for those who need minor adjustments to achieve results.

Recovery

Following your rhinoplasty, you may have a splint placed on your nose or packing placed inside of your nose to support your nose during healing. Initial swelling will go down during the first few weeks, however, it may take up to one year for full results to become noticeable. Dr. Willis will give you instructions on how to care for your surgical site, which medications to take, concerns to keep an eye out for, and more. Most patients can return to work or school after 1-2 weeks, and most normal activities can be resumed after three weeks.

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At Charlottesville Plastic Surgery in Charlottesville, VA, we are dedicated to providing each of our patients with professional and individualized care. If you would like to learn more about the rhinoplasty procedure and if it is right for you, contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Willis.

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With an eye for finding the unique beauty in each individual, Dr. Willis incorporates the most modern techniques with a conservative touch, and strives to build lasting relationships with every patient.

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