Dr. Bryant Discusses the Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty Procedure at Refine Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
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Refine Your Profile 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, 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 every year, 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 feeling a boost in self-image and confidence that stays with them for life. Rhinoplasty procedures can also address breathing problems, like nasal congestion, sinus issues, deviated nasal septum, and enlarged turbinates.

Rhinoplasty Before & Afters

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Learn About the Types of Rhinoplasty REFINE Facial Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offers the following types of rhinoplasty:

  • Open and Closed (Endonasal, Scarless) Rhinoplasty
  • Alar Base Reduction (alarplasty, nostril reshaping)
  • Nasal tip refinement (nasal tip-plasty)
  • Liquid Filler Rhinoplasty (non-surgical nose job - one of our lunchtime SNAP treatment favorites!)
  • In-office rhinoplasty under local anesthesia, with or without light oral sedation (no IV, no intubation)
  • Primary and Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Asian and Ethnic Rhinoplasty (including African American, Indian, Latin)
  • Functional Rhinoplasty, Nasal Valve Repair, and Septum Surgery
  • Nasal Fracture, skin cancer, MOHS, and Trauma Repair
  • Chin Augmentation/Implant, Chin Filler Injection

Your face is unique to you, and so are your cosmetic goals. We would love to meet you and help choose which rhinoplasty procedure is right for you. Please schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Bryant for more information.

Spotlight on: In-Office Rhinoplasty

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

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).

Learn more about our in-office anethesia. 

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If you are concerned about the severity of your rhinoplasty recovery, you should bring up those concerns with Dr. Bryant. He may have a way for you to achieve the look you want without general anesthesia or long recovery times.

Learn About Our Concierge-Style Boutique Services At Refine Surgery, 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 other patients 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.

Because of his extensive training, experience, and high-volume practice, he frequently performs many methods of rhinoplasty (open, closed, and nonsurgical). He is also one of the first adopters nationally of ultrasonic sculpting in rhinoplasty. Ultrasonic rhinoplasty (piezo rhinoplasty) uses a piezoelectric device to gently sculpt the nasal shape and keep the nasal bones intact. This technique is less harsh and allows for more precise refinement in the right patient.

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What to Expect from Rhinoplasty

Your private consultation with Dr. Bryant starts with listening to your individual nose concerns. Careful listening is the best way to ensure the patient has a final cosmetic outcome that is in line with their individual goals. You may bring inspiration 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 with a recommendation on 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.

Pre-Procedure Appointment

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.

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.

It is not considered major surgery, however, the patient is placed under general anesthesia so they are not awake during the rhinoplasty procedure. In order 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 prior to surgery day. If prescription painkillers are not deemed necessary by your provider, then 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 will need to 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. No matter how tired you may feel, walking every few hours is essential to reduce the risk of blot clots following nose job surgery. Eating well, maintaining good blood pressure, avoiding alcohol and nicotine, and resting will go a long way to facilitate healing during rhinoplasty recovery.

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Post-Procedure Experience

After your procedure, Dr. Bryant reviews the rhinoplasty aftercare instructions with you. We give all of our surgical patients a personal phone number so that they can reach us by phone or text anytime during the recovery period should a concern arise. Most patients are comfortable returning to light social activity in 7-10 days.

Due to his carefully honed technique, meticulous attention to detail, and gentle hand during surgery, patients typically experience minimal discomfort surgery and 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 make sure that the nose is healing in an ideal manner to ensure both patient safety and an ideal cosmetic outcome.

You Deserve a Beautiful Nose 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.

If you have been thinking about rhinoplasty, it never hurts to learn about your options. Surgery is not the right choice for everyone, and Dr. Bryant is firmly committed to placing his patient’s priorities and needs first. A rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bryant will give you an honest assessment of your needs and treatment options.

Armed with this information, each patient is empowered to make the choice that is right for them. Our primary office is located in Mt. Juliet, TN. Dr. Bryant also sees patients in consultation in Brentwood, TN on a restricted schedule. Dr. Bryant performs surgery at six surgery centers that are conveniently located throughout the greater metropolitan area, including Nashville, Gallatin, Lebanon, Mt Juliet, and Hermitage, Tennessee.

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