Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is the medical term for “nose job.” It is a cosmetic surgery operation that changes the appearance, shape, and/or size of the nose. It can make a huge improvement to facial appearance and can greatly enhance facial harmony, balance and shape.

Dr. Saunders uses the latest techniques for his rhinoplasty or nose job. This involves meticulous suturing technique and preservation of key cartilage areas. By carefully sculpting the nose, a natural and attractive cosmetic result can often be achieved and over-done results are avoided. Internal problems with the septum or breathing problems can be addressed with a septoplasty. This operation is designed to improve breathing and straighten the nose. It is best done at the time of the rhinoplasty and the combined operation is called a septo-rhinoplasty.

Dr. Saunders uses computer imaging to help patients see what surgery can achieve for them. A digital photo is taken and the size and shape of the nose is altered to create a new image. The program can give an honest and true representation of what the person could look like after rhinoplasty. However, patients must understand that the “real reality” of rhinoplasty is that it is not as simple as using a computer program and morphing the nose; the results can vary from what the computer shows the patient. Patients must keep in mind that the computer is a tool to help see what the surgery might do for a patient.

Dr. Saunders performs this surgery in his state of the art cosmetic surgery center located in Chadds Ford PA, on an out-patient basis. The recovery from a rhinoplasty typically involves minimal pain despite the fear of “breaking of bones.” Significant bruising and swelling does occur in the area around the nose and in particular the eyes. The resolution of bruising and swelling typically takes between one and two weeks after surgery.

 

Please view the Rhinoplasty gallery to view real patient results by Dr. Saunders.

 

Dr. Saunders is the author of ‘The Tricky Fountain of Youth: Understanding Cosmetic Surgery’ and  ‘A Woman’s Guide to the “Real-Reality” of Cosmetic Surgery’.  In his books, Dr. Saunders sorts through a myriad of plastic surgery information in an easy to read and informative manner.  Dr. Saunders presents cosmetic surgery topics that focus on realistic options, realistic recovery, and realistic results. Both are a must read if you are considering cosmetic surgery.