Rhinoplasty in Nashville at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics 

Rhinoplasty Procedure at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
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What is Rhinoplasty? Rhinoplasty means “to shape the nose.”

Another name for this procedure is a “nose job.” The nose is arguably one of the most important facial features. Centered in the middle of the face, the nose shape plays a major role in how the face looks as a whole.

Its size, shape, and balance can greatly affect someone’s overall facial harmony and appearance. Over one million people undergo rhinoplasty yearly, making it the second most common cosmetic procedure. Improving an unsightly nose helps to unlock total facial harmony.

With an attractive, proportional nose, rhinoplasty patients frequently report a boost in self-image and confidence that stays with them for life. Rhinoplasty in Nashville at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics can also address breathing problems, like nasal congestion, sinus issues, deviated nasal septum, and enlarged turbinates.

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Who is an Ideal Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

All adult patients with fully developed noses are considered good candidates for rhinoplasty. As with any surgical procedure, ideal rhinoplasty candidates are non-smokers in good mental and physical health. Patients struggling with conditions such as hypertension may not be candidates, as this can lead to complications during the procedure or recovery process. All candidates for the procedure can achieve a nasal shape and size that is more symmetrical and proportionate to the other features of their face. 

What Can a Rhinoplasty Do for Me?

Rhinoplasty can benefit patients by:

  • Changing the size of the nose 
  • Improving the shape and diameter of the nostrils
  • Addressing an overly large nasal tip and a dorsal hump
  • Making the bridge of the nose more narrow
  • Bringing the nose into harmony with other facial features
  • Improving the overall facial aesthetic 
  • Treating conditions related to a deviated septum 
  • Treating breathing problems
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Refine Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers the following types of rhinoplasty:

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  • Open and Closed Rhinoplasty - An ‘open’ rhinoplasty is a procedure that involves an incision along the columella (strip of flesh between the nostrils). In a 'closed' rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nose.
  • Alar Base Reduction (alarplasty, nostril reshaping) - This procedure reduces overly wide nostrils. It is particularly popular among individuals of African American and Southeast Asian descent
  • Nasal tip refinement (nasal tip-plasty) - This procedure aims to reduce and refine the tip, leaving the patient with an aesthetically pleasing and natural look
  • Liquid Rhinoplasty (non-surgical nose job) - A liquid rhinoplasty is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose to create the patient’s desired shape.
  • In-office rhinoplasty - This procedure is similar to standard rhinoplasty. Still, it differs because it focuses entirely on minor issues that can be treated quickly, under local anesthesia, with or without light oral sedation (no IV, no intubation).
  • Revision Rhinoplasty - A revision rhinoplasty is a follow-up procedure to a patient’s primary one. In some cases, patients are unhappy with the results of their initial operation and seek additional treatment to correct this. 
  • Asian and Ethnic Rhinoplasty (including African American, Indian, and Latin) - This iteration of Rhinoplasty is designed to address nasal issues in patients of non-European descent. Every culture has its own beauty standards, and patients want to see them reflected in their results.
  • Functional Rhinoplasty, Nasal Valve Repair, and Septum Surgery - Functional rhinoplasty is designed specifically to address nose issues inhibiting proper function. 
  • Nasal Fracture, skin cancer, MOHS, and Trauma Repair - These procedures aim to undo the damage of an injury or other medical issue. They differ from other procedures in that they seek to restore the nose’s former look rather than create a new one. 
  • Chin Augmentation/Implant Chin Filler Injection can be performed simultaneously with a rhinoplasty to create a more attractive facial balance.

We would love to meet you and help you choose which rhinoplasty procedure is right for you. Please schedule a personalized consultation for your rhinoplasty in Nashville with Dr. Bryant for more information.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

The shape of a nose is defined by its bone, cartilage, and overlying skin. A rhinoplasty procedure must effectively modify all of these parts to achieve results that address both functional and cosmetic issues. Plastic surgeons must be highly skilled and experienced to accomplish this. 

There are two ways to perform rhinoplasty. One involves incisions inside the nose, and the other involves incisions on the outside. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. For example, the open approach allows doctors to see directly into the nose and better understand its inner workings. On the other hand, a closed procedure comes with the advantage of not leaving any visible scars. Patients can discuss these options with the surgeon to determine which approach is best for them. 

Once the incisions are made, they will be sutured shut after all of the desired changes to the nasal substructure have been made. The entire surgery can be performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia and usually takes one to three hours to complete. 

Tips for Preparing for Rhinoplasty Surgery Preparing for surgical treatment can be exciting! It’s normal to have some questions about your procedure. A rhinoplasty or “nose job” is considered an outpatient, or “same day” procedure. This means you are not admitted to the hospital afterward and are free to go home with a guardian once you have recovered from anesthesia.

Before your procedure, you’ll meet with Dr. Bryant and his surgical care coordinator. Your personal treatment plan is reviewed at this time, and we set aside time just for you to answer any additional questions you may have. You’ll also be provided with all pre-operative and post-operative instructions—as well as medication if applicable.

It is not considered major surgery. However, the patient is placed under general anesthesia so they are not awake during the rhinoplasty procedure. To make the experience as comfortable as possible, there are some steps you can take to prepare ahead of surgery. Fill all your prescriptions (if any) at the pharmacy before surgery day. Prescription painkillers may not be deemed necessary by your provider. In this case, it is a good idea to buy Tylenol (DO NOT USE ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN, OR OTHER NSAIDs) so that you have pain relief readily available at home.

Patients will not be able to drive for 24 hours following general anesthesia, so stocking up on recovery essentials such as Tylenol, food, water, and a good book will go a long way to make early recovery easier. Patients must arrange a ride home from surgery from a trusted friend or family member. It is helpful to have someone stay with you for at least the first day (including overnight if possible) to assist with daily tasks. All patients can resume walking the first-day post-op, but you may feel tired from the effects of anesthesia.

The following are tips that can help aid & ensure a smooth recovery:

  • Walking every few hours is essential to reduce the risk of blot clots
  • Eating well
  • Maintaining good blood pressure
  • Avoiding alcohol and nicotine
  • Getting plenty of rest will go a long way to facilitate healing during rhinoplasty recovery
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What to Expect After Your Rhinoplasty Procedure?

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After your rhinoplasty in Nashville, Dr. Bryant will review the rhinoplasty aftercare instructions with you. We give our surgical patients a personal phone number so they can reach us by phone or text anytime during the recovery period should a concern arise. Due to his carefully honed technique, meticulous attention to detail, and gentle hand during surgery, patients typically experience minimal discomfort post-surgery. They may only need to take Tylenol as needed.

In most cases, a custom-made cast is placed on the nose to reduce swelling and maintain support. It should be worn, on average, for about one week. You will also be responsible for attending all follow-up appointments. This allows Dr. Lucas Bryant to ensure that the nose is healing in an ideal manner to ensure patient safety and an ideal cosmetic outcome. Most patients are comfortable returning to light social activity in 7-10 days.

Dr. Bryant is an Expert in Rhinoplasty If you have fears or concerns regarding rhinoplasty, Dr. Bryant is here for you

Dr. Lucas Bryant knows that one of the biggest fears some patients have about nose jobs in Nashville is anesthesia & the severity of your rhinoplasty recovery. That’s why at REFINE Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics in Nashville, rhinoplasty is often done as an in-office procedure, WITHOUT general anesthesia.

If you are worried about anesthesia or recovery, Dr. Bryant may have a way to achieve the look you want without general anesthesia or long recovery times.

How is this possible? Dr. Bryant is trained in multiple types of rhinoplasty, and some are less invasive than others. Liquid rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty, for example, require much less downtime and are less invasive than traditional rhinoplasty, and can be easily performed at REFINE without general anesthesia. There are even some types of rhinoplasty that can be done during the lunch hour (we call these our SNAP treatments).

Rhinoplasty Consultation with Dr. Bryant Our Nashville rhinoplasty consultations are performed in a friendly and relaxed environment and are focused on learning about your goals and addressing what treatment options may work best for you.

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A rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bryant will give you an honest assessment of your needs and treatment options. It never hurts to learn about your options if you have been thinking about rhinoplasty. Surgery may not be the right choice for everyone, and Dr. Bryant is firmly committed to placing his patient’s priorities and needs first. Your private consultation with Dr. Bryant starts with listening to your individual nose concerns in order to achieve the best cosmetic outcome that aligns with your individual goals. You may bring inspirational photos of noses you like if you wish. 

After voicing your cosmetic nose concerns, Dr. Bryant works with you to create a customized treatment plan recommending the best way to improve the nose’s appearance. Dr. Lucas Bryant offers photo morphing during his rhinoplasty consults to ensure that you both are on the same page. Photo morphing is a helpful communication tool to help clarify goals and possible outcomes but is not a guarantee of actual surgical results.

With all of this information, each patient is empowered to make the right choice for them.

Learn About Our Concierge-Style Boutique Services At Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics, we are with you throughout every step of the process as you have rhinoplasty surgery. Many of our patients travel from outside of the Nashville area.

If that’s you, we would love to help get you settled in and welcome you to the Nashville area! Personalized attention and concierge-style services are available to support you before, during, and after the procedure. We can assist with recommendations for hotel accommodations for out-of-area patients, transportation needs, and postoperative nursing care.

Our pre-op services can help you take care of all the logistical planning needs you might have leading up to surgery day. Aftercare services include_once follow-ups from our medical staff to ensure you are healing well along with access to an overnight nurse as needed to ensure the transition home is both safe and comfortable in the early days of healing. You will also have a direct cell phone number to contact your surgeon directly with any questions you might have following the procedure. A boutique experience with personalized attention and support throughout the process ensures that each rhinoplasty patient feels relaxed and supported from day one.

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Why Choose Dr. Bryant as Your Nashville Rhinoplasty Surgeon? Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics

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There are a variety of modern techniques to improve the appearance of one’s nose. Whether a patient desires correction of a deviated septum, bulbous nose, droopy nasal tip, a broken nose after an accident, a large dorsal hump, or something else entirely, it is Dr. Bryant’s pleasure to help get you back to feeling and looking your best.

After relocating from his Park Avenue office in New York City to the Nashville area, Dr. Bryant brings unparalleled expertise in even the most complex nasal surgical techniques. His customized approach combines listening to each patient’s concerns and goals and then using his wide variety of techniques to sculpt and shape each patient’s nose to perfection. Dr. Lucas Bryant is a double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Mt Juliet and Brentwood, TN. His unique medical experience, artistic eye, and world-class training make him an expert in the field of nasal reconstruction. After completing his surgical residency, Dr. Bryant was honored with the Orlando Roe Award for his superior contributions to clinical research in the field of facial plastic surgery. The award is named after Dr. Orlando Roe, who is credited for performing the first rhinoplasty in 1887.

Dr. Bryant’s experience, training, and skill ensure a true-to-you result. Some patients want only subtle changes, while others may desire a more dramatic and sculpted look. Some surgeons only offer “cookie-cutter” procedures. Dr. Bryant believes the nose and face are so important to the unique features of each individual that only a customized approach can consistently get patients the look they want.

Dr. Bryant Serves Many Locations

Our primary office is in Mt. Juliet, TN. However, Dr. Bryant also sees patients for consultations in Brentwood, TN, on a restricted schedule & performs surgery at six surgery centers throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Nashville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, and Hermitage, Tennessee.

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How long does it take to recover from Rhinoplasty?

Can I wear glasses after my nose surgery?

Will I be able to go home after my Rhinoplasty?

Does Rhinoplasty leave visible scars?

How long does it take to recover from Rhinoplasty?

The average recovery period from a Rhinoplasty procedure is typically 7 to 10 days, but this depends on a number of factors. Patients can learn more about recovery time during the private consultation.

Can I wear glasses after my nose surgery?

It is usually recommended that patients wait at least three weeks after their surgery before wearing glasses again.

Will I be able to go home after my Rhinoplasty?

Yes. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, meaning that patients will leave on the same day of the surgery. However, they must arrange a ride for themselves beforehand as they will still be under the influence of anesthesia for several hours.

Does Rhinoplasty leave visible scars?

Depending on the type of incision technique employed, a Rhinoplasty procedure may or may not leave visible scars. With a closed technique, all of the incisions are internal, meaning that the scars are not visible. With an open technique, however, there may be a small scar across the columella (strip of flesh between the nostrils).

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