Balance Your Features with a Refined Nose

As the centerpiece of the face, your nose balances your facial features. However, you may feel your features could be more balanced due to an overly large, misshapen, or asymmetrical nose, leaving you self-conscious when you step out into the world. At Higdon Plastic Surgery, we understand the emotional weight of dissatisfaction with your nose and the desire for facial harmony. Led by Dr. Kye Higdon, a renowned plastic surgeon with an extensive background in aesthetic surgery, we can address your concerns and help you achieve the nose you've always wanted, boosting your confidence and allowing you to embrace your natural beauty with pride.

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a "nose job," is a surgical procedure aimed at altering the nose's size, shape, or overall appearance. Whether it's enhancing aesthetic features or correcting structural issues affecting breathing, rhinoplasty can address various concerns to achieve a more balanced and harmonious facial profile. A nose job involves reshaping the bone and cartilage of the nose, often through careful incisions made inside the nostrils or across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils). Rhinoplasty in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area with Dr. Higdon is curated to meet each patient's unique goals and expectations, resulting in a natural-looking outcome that enhances facial aesthetics and self-confidence.

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The Benefits of Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty by Dr. Higdon offers benefits for aesthetic and functional concerns related to the nose. Explore the benefits of a nose job below:

Enhanced Facial Harmony

By reshaping the nose to complement other facial features better, rhinoplasty can achieve a more balanced and proportionate appearance.

Improved Breathing

A nose job can address structural issues such as a deviated septum or nasal obstruction and can significantly enhance nasal airflow, improving breathing and overall comfort.

Boosted Confidence

Achieving desired changes to the nose can profoundly impact self-esteem, empowering patients to feel more comfortable and satisfied with their appearance.

Sleeker, More Refined Facial Profile

Reducing the size or correcting the shape of the nose can contribute to a sleeker and more refined facial profile, enhancing overall facial aesthetics.

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Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?

Rhinoplasty best suits individuals seeking to address aesthetic concerns or functional issues related to their noses. Ideal nose job candidates may experience dissatisfaction with their nose's size, shape, or symmetry, or they may have difficulty breathing due to structural abnormalities such as a deviated septum. Additionally, those who have experienced trauma to the nose or wish to correct congenital disabilities may also benefit from rhinoplasty. If you're interested in rhinoplasty in Nashville & Franklin, TN, it's essential to schedule a consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery to determine your candidacy. During your initial consultation, Dr. Higdon will carefully evaluate your nasal anatomy, discuss your concerns and desired outcomes, and tailor a personalized plan to meet your needs effectively.

What to Expect The Rhinoplasty Procedure

During a rhinoplasty by Dr. Higdon, the patient is typically under general anesthesia. The nose job procedure begins with incisions made either inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or across the columella (the strip of tissue between the nostrils) and inside the nostrils (open rhinoplasty). Dr. Higdon carefully reshapes the nasal bone, cartilage, and tissue through these incisions to achieve the desired aesthetic outcome, addressing concerns such as nasal width, bridge height, tip projection, and nostril size and shape. He may also correct structural issues, such as a deviated septum.

Once the reshaping is complete, the incisions are closed, and nasal splints or packing may be applied to support the new nasal structure during the initial healing phase. The duration of the procedure can vary depending on the complexity of the surgery, but it typically lasts between two to four hours. Dr. Higdon employs advanced surgical techniques, including cartilage grafting and tissue repositioning, to achieve natural-looking results that harmonize with your facial features. Throughout the procedure, we aim to balance aesthetics with functional considerations to ensure optimal outcomes for you.

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Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following rhinoplasty, you can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort around the nose and possibly the eyes for the first few days. Pain medication and cold compresses can help manage any discomfort and swelling. Dr. Higdon uses advanced prescribing methods that he helped develop, with a multi-modal analgesia approach that minimizes the need for narcotic prescriptions for his patients after surgery. Nasal packing or splints may temporarily be placed inside the nose to support the new nasal structure and minimize swelling. Dr. Higdon advises to keep your head elevated and avoid strenuous activities for the initial week post-surgery to facilitate healing and reduce swelling. Most individuals can return to work or school within one to two weeks, depending on the procedure's extent and recovery rate. While most swelling subsides within the first few weeks, it may take several months to a year for the final results to become fully apparent as residual swelling resolves and the nasal tissues settle into their new shape. Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Higdon are essential during recovery to monitor healing progress, remove any packing or sutures, and address possible concerns or questions. With proper postoperative care and patience, you can expect to enjoy improved nasal aesthetics and function for boosted confidence.

Why Choose Higdon Plastic Surgery?

Choosing Higdon Plastic Surgery for your nose job in the Nashville & Franklin, TN area means entrusting your aesthetic goals to a team with a proven track record of excellence. Dr. Higdon's extensive aesthetic plastic surgery experience and commitment to personalized treatment ensures you receive top-tier care every step of your nasal aesthetic journey. Whether seeking to address insecurities about your nasal appearance, aiming for a more harmonious facial profile, or seeking functional corrections, our practice compassionately delivers tailored nose jobs for natural-looking results. Take the first step towards enhancing your nose and boosting your self-assurance by scheduling your consultation with Higdon Plastic Surgery today.  Providing top-quality cosmetic surgery services to our local community and beyond, we are situated in the heart of Franklin, allowing our clinic to be accessible to residents of Brentwood, Cool Springs, and Nashville, TN.

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