Dr. Elliott B. Black, III

Dr. Summer Black

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons

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Rhinoplasty – Nose Reshaping Surgery – New Orleans, Metairie, LA

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About Rhinoplasty

If you are not satisfied with the size or shape of your nose, our talented board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Summer Black and Dr. Elliott Black, can work closely with you to evaluate the concerning conditions of your nose and create a distinctive treatment plan to cosmetically enhance your nose. Whether the displeasing aesthetics of your nose are from an injury or just genetics, rhinoplasty, or "a nose job" surgery may be right for you. A rhinoplasty is performed by removing, rearranging, or reshaping the bone and cartilage in the nose. 

Not only can this type of surgery make your nose gorgeous by removing bumps, improving the angle, and/or reducing the size of your nose, we can also improve a patient's breathing by correcting a deviated septum if needed.  Rhinoplasty at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery in Metairie, LA can give you a completely new look! Before scheduling the procedure, you will talk in depth with one of our plastic surgeons about your desired appearance, and how we can make it happen.  Call and schedule a consultation today.

Do I Qualify?

Rhinoplasty surgery is often used to administer several changes.  No matter the look of your nose, our team is standing by to address your requests. After years of surgical practice, our board-certified plastic surgeons are able to remedy an array of cosmetic issues:

  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width at the bridge
  • The size and positioning of your nostrils
  • The profile of the nose – eliminate visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Eliminate enlarged or bulbous nasal tips
  • Address drooping, upturned or hooked noses
  • Alter nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
  • Remedy nasal asymmetry
  • Correct a deviated septum

What to Expect

Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Each patient's surgical experience will differ due to their individual needs and goals. There are a number of approaches and techniques that can be used during nose surgery. When augmenting the nose, the surgeon can take cartilage from deep within the nose or the cartilage may be harvested from other areas of the body such as the ribs.

Other Considerations

Following surgery, patients can expect to have swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for approximately 2 weeks. Patients will need to keep their head above their chest to help improve swelling. This should go away quickly.  A lightweight splint will be applied to maintain the shape of your new nose, and will be removed within a week. The area may feel tight and uncomfortable, but that shouldn't last for very long, either.

Congestion is also common following rhinoplasty and may be caused by the splint and nasal packing worn the first few days post-surgery. After removing the splints, patients will be able to see and admire their newly shaped and contoured nose.

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Dynamic Rhinoplasty Results

The nose is often considered a focal point of our face, which is why it is important to ensure that your nose complements your overall facial aesthetic.  For patients whose nose crooks one way or the other or those suffering from injuries to the nose, rhinoplasty may be a good option.  We strive to give every patient the look they desire with advanced techniques and surgical options to make sure your new nose meets your cosmetic goals.  Schedule a consultation at Dr. Black Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery to learn more about nose surgery and how it can improve your appearance and breathing.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.