Rhinoplasty in Birmingham, AL
Rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job,” corrects a misshaped nose creating balance with the other facial features. Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs rhinoplasty on people living in Birmingham and Mountain Brook who want a more proportionate nose or to correct breathing issues.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the medical term for a cosmetic procedure to the nose that corrects, improves or enhances the shape to give it more balance with the rest of the facial features. It is a cosmetic procedure but is also done to help patients with breathing issues due to nose structure.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
In most cases, while performing cosmetic changes to the nose our surgeon Dr. Core will take advantage of the opportunity to open up your airways if necessary and improve your breathing. This will help you sleep better and can even impact your athletic performance. A nose job is a small price to pay to improve virtually any aspect of the nose.
Rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic purposes as well as functional. It offers the following benefits:
- Reduces the size of a very large nose
- Improves breathing issues
- Restores the nose’s appearance following trauma
Who is a Good Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Many of those who can benefit from rhinoplasty may not be happy with the shape of their nose. Others may have chronic breathing issues while others may have suffered from trauma to the nose and require surgery to restore its normal appearance.
How Do I Prepare for Rhinoplasty?
To prepare for rhinoplasty, it is necessary to consult with your plastic surgeon for an evaluation of your nose and the corrections you want. Once he determines that rhinoplasty is the best option, he goes over the procedure and provides you with detailed instructions to prepare for the surgery.
What is Involved with My Rhinoplasty?
Nose surgery is done with you asleep and comfortable and generally takes one or two hours. There are no visible scars because Dr. Core performs all work from the inside of the nose. Dr. Core uses a tiny “z” incision under the nose. After surgery, a splint is placed on your nose, providing the best protection for the new shape, and a nasal pad is often fitted into each nostril for support.
What to Expect After My Rhinoplasty
You will be up and around a day or two after your reshaping surgery. During the recovery from a nose job in Alabama, any pain you feel can be controlled by medication. You can place cold compresses on your eyes to reduce swelling and bruising. The nasal packing comes out in a couple of days, and the splint comes off in less than a week.
After rhinoplasty or septoplasty reshaping, recovery will include bruising around your eyes. This will start to fade after a couple of days and disappears totally within a few weeks. Most people return to work within a week or so with makeup covering any remaining bruising.
There will be subtle swelling of the nose, which slowly subsides over time. Therefore, you may not see the final results from your rhinoplasty, or septoplasty, until after few weeks or even months.
Usually, the changes to your post-surgery nose are not drastic and will improve your appearance without drawing attention to your nose. However, if your nose was very large and if Dr. Core removed a hump of considerable size for reshaping, then the results from a nose job will be immediate and dramatic.
Unlike some procedures, which offer only temporary improvements, quality nasal reshaping surgery is long lasting.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost in Birmingham?
Rhinoplasty varies in terms of cost and is based on what you correct and whether other procedures are done at the same time. We can discuss the costs with you as well as our payment options and financing through Prosper® Healthcare Lending and CareCredit®. If your rhinoplasty is done to correct breathing issues or to treat trauma, your health insurance may provide coverage.
Grady Core, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon, offers plastic and reconstructive surgery to people living in and around Birmingham, Mountain Brook, and across the Southeast to look and feel younger. Contact Dr. Core’s office today to schedule your consultation!