Make Your Nose Your Best Feature! Rhinoplasty at MBody
The nose: as your face’s most prominent facial feature, it plays a central role in the harmony and balance of the face, often believed to be a critical factor in our modern concept of “beauty”. And unfortunately for those individuals who are dissatisfied with their appearance because of their nose, the size or shape of this central feature cannot be temporarily altered or improved with cosmetics or non-invasive enhancement procedures. For individuals who are unhappy with the size, shape, symmetry, or general appearance of the nose, surgery may be the best option, offering an effective way to improve the appearance of the nose, restore the natural harmony of the face, and enhance your self-confidence and self-esteem.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to alter the shape, size, and appearance of the nose, as well as alleviate long-term breathing problems caused by structural abnormalities of the nasal passages. Rhinoplasty is an ideal cosmetic procedure ideal for anyone dissatisfied with the appearance of their nose, including:
- The size of the nose in proportion to other facial contours
- The width of the bridge or the end of the nose
- The nasal profile, including bumps or curves on the bridge of the nose
- The size and/or shape of the nostrils
- Asymmetrical nasal structures
Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable procedure that should only be performed by a skilled cosmetic surgeon with the in-depth knowledge of facial anatomy required to understand how changes to the nose will impact the overall balance and beauty of the face. Dr. Burton Sundin and Dr. Reps Sundin, Board Certified (ABPS) plastic surgeons at Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody), with offices conveniently located in Richmond, Virginia and Vienna, Virginia, pride themselves on their ability to translate the aesthetic goals of each patient into precise, individualized surgical plans resulting in balanced, proportionate, and naturally-beautiful results.*
What You Need to Know About Rhinoplasty at MBody
Your fully-customized rhinoplasty procedure can be safely performed in the comfortable surgical suites located in both MBody locations (Richmond and Vienna, Virginia) under either general anesthesia or IV sedation depending on the specific needs of each patient. During the procedure, your surgeon will either create an incision within the nostrils (“closed” rhinoplasty) or across the bottom of the columella (the cartilage between the nostrils, an “open” rhinoplasty) depending on the required level of nasal remodeling. The surgeon will then lift the skin and tissues of the nose to reveal the bone and cartilage underneath, enabling them to be reshaped and adjusted. In cases of extreme remodeling, the surgeon may need to harvest additional cartilage from a donor site on the patient’s body, usually the septum, ear, or even ribs if necessary. Once the underlying structures of the nose have been appropriately reformed, the tissues and skin are carefully re-draped and the incisions closed. If necessary, the surgeon may make several additional incisions to alter the shape and size of the nostrils.
Your surgeon will then place internal tubes and external splints along the newly-formed nasal structures to ensure that the nose heals in the proper shape; the splints should remain in place for at least one week. Most patients will experience slight bleeding and drainage of old mucus and blood, and may notice some minor post-operative swelling and bruising around the eyelids. These side effects are temporary and should subside within a few weeks. While your newly-shaped nose is healing, it is critical to avoid all strenuous activities and movements that may cause stress to the nose such as blowing the nose or pulling tight clothes over the head. You should also avoid resting sunglasses or eyeglasses on the nose. Once the swelling has subsided after several weeks, the shape and size of your newly-enhanced nose will be readily visible, but it can take up to a year for the contours of the nose to take on their shape.
*Individual results may vary. Results not guaranteed.
Contact Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody)
At MBody Contouring and Laser Center, with office locations in Richmond and Tysons Corner, VA, our valued patients know they will receive patient care in a serene, tranquil treatment environment. Your MBody experience will provide you with a much-needed respite from the chaotic pace of everyday life—and will be your time to take care of yourself and emerge rejuvenated, refreshed, and looking your very best!
If you are unhappy with the size, shape, or appearance of your nose and would like additional information about rhinoplasty and how it can dramatically improve your appearance, please contact MBody Contouring and Laser Center today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to scheduling your initial consultation with one of our esteemed cosmetic surgeons.