Rhinoplasty Specialist

Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery located in Shreveport, LA

Rhinoplasty, or as it’s more commonly known, a nose job, ranks as the top cosmetic surgical procedure in the United States. Many patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose contact Kenneth Sanders, MD, because of his expertise and reputation for creating natural-looking results. At Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery in Shreveport, Louisiana, you can have a rhinoplasty procedure in the calm, relaxing atmosphere of their fully accredited on-site surgical facility, Spring Lake Surgery Center. If you’re unhappy with your nose, call the office or request an appointment online today.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty serves as a cosmetic procedure that enhances your appearance, as well as a type of reconstructive surgery to repair structural problems that affect your breathing.

During cosmetic rhinoplasty, Dr. Sanders improves your appearance with changes such as:

  • Reducing the size of your nose
  • Straightening a crooked nose
  • Changing the width of the bridge
  • Changing the size or shape of nostrils
  • Removing a bump on the bridge
  • Eliminating a depression
  • Reshaping the nose tip
  • Restoring symmetry

A deviated septum is the most common problem treated with a reconstructive rhinoplasty.

What happens during my rhinoplasty consultation?

Rhinoplasty that results in a natural-appearing nose without leaving behind evidence of the surgery is one of Dr. Sanders’ favorite procedures. In addition to ensuring your nose looks natural, your rhinoplasty must meet your expectations. That’s one of the top goals during your consultation.

Dr. Sanders talks with you about the changes you want to make and how you envision your new nose will appear. Then he evaluates your nose and overall facial structure, considers the improvements you want, and determines if they’re realistic.

For example, Dr. Sanders considers if the new shape or size is in proportion to your face and whether your facial architecture can support the changes you want. He talks with you about any potential concerns so you can work with him to create your perfect rhinoplasty results.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

Dr. Sanders may perform an open or closed rhinoplasty, depending on the extent of the changes. For a closed procedure, he makes the incision inside your nose, so you don’t have a scar. The incision goes between your nostrils for an open rhinoplasty. Though this procedure creates a tiny scar, it’s barely visible.

During a rhinoplasty, Dr. Sanders sculpts the bone and cartilage to create your desired changes. He removes tissues to reduce the size of your nose. And if he needs to build up or support structures, he adds cartilage taken from your ear or nasal septum. 

What should I expect during recovery from rhinoplasty?

Dr. Sanders gives you specific self-care instructions to follow during your recovery. Most patients have splints along their nose, and you may have a dressing inside your nose until your first post-op appointment. You should plan on taking a week off to rest and heal. 

If you have questions about rhinoplasty or need to schedule an appointment, call Kenneth Sanders Facial Plastic Surgery or request a consultation online today.