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Rhinoplastyin Brighton, MI

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Rhinoplasty at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics

The size, shape, and contours of your nose play an important role in your overall facial harmony. For this reason, the nose is a common treatment area for individuals seeking cosmetic surgery. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed facial plastic surgeries in the United States.

As common as it is, rhinoplasty remains a complex procedure that requires a thoughtful and experienced approach. When selecting your rhinoplasty surgeon, it is crucial to find a highly qualified specialist. Dr. Vincent McGinniss honed his rhinoplasty technique through extensive specialized training and decades of experience performing cosmetic, functional, and reconstructive rhinoplasty.

Whether you are considering nose surgery to refine the shape and size of your nose, to breathe with better ease and comfort, or to repair a deformity caused by surgery or trauma, Dr. McGinniss and the team at Elements Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics offer our Brighton rhinoplasty patients the highest standards of care for beautiful and lasting results.

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a "nose job," is surgery that enhances the shape or size of the nose. It is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide. Rhinoplasty can also address functional issues with the nose, such as breathing difficulties caused by a deviated septum, or provide reconstruction of the nose following surgery or injury.

At our practice in Brighton rhinoplasty encompasses three primary types, each tailored to individual needs. Often, a single procedure can achieve multiple objectives:

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

This procedure is done for aesthetic purposes to improve the overall appearance of the nose. It can involve altering the size, shape, angle, and proportion of the nose to better harmonize with the rest of the facial features. Cosmetic rhinoplasty is often chosen by individuals who are dissatisfied with the natural appearance of their nose or wish to correct issues resulting from injury or previous surgery.

Functional Rhinoplasty

This type of rhinoplasty is performed to correct structural issues that hinder proper breathing and nasal function. It may involve straightening a deviated septum, repairing nasal valves, or addressing other obstructions that impact airflow through the nasal passages.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty

Reconstructive surgery can restore both the appearance and the function of your nose following a surgery or injury. Dr. McGinniss has extensive experience in reconstructive rhinoplasty and can help you restore your self-image and comfort with a procedure tailored to your needs.

Harmonious Results

What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

One of the primary reasons people seek rhinoplasty is to enhance facial balance and harmony. Having a nose that aligns with your desired look can also provide a boost in self-esteem and confidence. The procedure can be tailored to address a wide range of aesthetic issues, such as reducing a large or prominent nose, refining a bulbous tip, straightening a crooked nose, or improving nostril size and shape.

Additionally, functional rhinoplasty or septorhinoplasty can improve nasal breathing by addressing problems like a deviated septum, nasal valve collapse, or other structural abnormalities that obstruct airflow. Dr. McGinniss is also highly skilled in reconstructive rhinoplasty to correct nasal deformities resulting from injuries or surgical procedures such as skin cancer removal. With Rhinoplasty Brighton patients enjoy a number of benefits:

Personalized procedure: Rhinoplasty is a highly customizable procedure that is tailored by Dr. McGinniss to meet the specific goals and preferences of each patient.

Permanent results: Once the healing process is complete, the size, shape, or structure of your nose will be permanently enhanced.

Minimal scarring: In many cases, rhinoplasty can be performed using closed techniques, where incisions are made inside the nose, resulting in no visible external scarring.

Quick recovery time: The recovery time for rhinoplasty is relatively short. While bruising and swelling may persist for a few weeks, patients can often return to their daily activities within a week after the procedure.

Overall improvement in quality of life: For individuals bothered by cosmetic or functional issues related to the nose, rhinoplasty can provide improved self-esteem and comfort.

A New Sense of Possibility

Your Rhinoplasty Consultation

Curious about rhinoplasty? We can adapt a procedure to your individual needs, whether these include cosmetic enhancement, functional repair, or complex reconstruction. Dr. McGinniss will meet with you one-on-one to learn about your goals and present the best treatment options to help you meet them. During this meeting, he will also evaluate your facial features, nasal structure, and overall health to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure. Embrace your most alluring profile with a bespoke rhinoplasty procedure at Elements Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics.

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Your Rhinoplasty Procedure

General anesthesia or sedation is administered to ensure your comfort and safety during rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. McGinniss may use either an open or closed approach, depending on the complexity of the procedure. In a closed rhinoplasty, discreet incisions are made inside the nostrils. In an open rhinoplasty, another tiny incision is created on the columella, the section of tissue between the nostrils, allowing better access to the nasal structures. Dr. McGinniss will then reshape the nasal structures. He may use various techniques to modify the bone, cartilage, and soft tissues:

Cartilage Removal or Grafting: Cartilage may be removed or added to reshape the nasal tip or bridge. Grafts, usually taken from the septum or ear, may be used to provide additional support or improved contours.

Osteotomy: Controlled fractures of the nasal bones may be performed to narrow or straighten the nasal bridge.

Septoplasty: If a deviated septum is causing breathing problems, septoplasty can be performed to straighten the septum and improve airflow.

Nasal Tip Refinement: The surgeon may alter the shape, projection, and definition of the nasal tip to achieve the desired appearance.

Enduring Refinement

Rhinoplasty Results

Once healing is complete, the shape, size, and structures of your nose will be permanently transformed. This may include a reduction in the size of the nose, a smoothed nasal bridge, improved nostril shape or size, and a more delicately refined tip of the nose. Functional rhinoplasty provides lasting correction of the nose’s internal structures to allow for easier, more comfortable breathing.

We focus on providing a natural-looking outcome that achieves your cosmetic goals and beautifully complements your other facial features. Many people feel a boost in confidence and better self-esteem in social situations as a result of the overall image enhancement rhinoplasty provides.

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With You Every Step of the Way

Rhinoplasty Recovery and Aftercare

Most people can resume normal activities within a week, although your final results become more visible over several months as residual swelling fades. Immediately after surgery, you will be monitored in a recovery area until the effects of anesthesia wear off. Your nose will be bandaged with a splint to support its structure during early healing. You will be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery before being released to a friend or family member to drive you home.

Medication may be used to manage discomfort during initial healing. Swelling and bruising in the eye and nose area are normal; keeping your head elevated and applying cold compresses can help these symptoms. You may experience nasal congestion, but as swelling subsides, breathing should gradually improve. The external splint and any external stitches are typically removed after about a week. Most people will return to work or school around this time, but it's essential to avoid strenuous exercise and activities that could accidentally bump or injure the nose for a few weeks. The final results can take up to a year or more to fully manifest as the nose settles into its new shape.

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Rhinoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Rhinoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Rhinoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton
Rhinoplasty in Brighton, MI  Brighton


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Rhinoplasty Frequently Asked Questions

The cost for rhinoplasty surgery can vary quite a bit depending on the details of the procedure. The best way to learn about the cost of your individual nose surgery is to schedule a consultation and receive a personalized treatment plan.

Common aesthetic issues addressed with rhinoplasty include reducing a prominent nose, fixing crookedness or asymmetry, refining the tip of the nose to appear less bulbous or droopy, or improving the size and shape of the nostrils. Rhinoplasty can also include septoplasty to repair a deviated septum, nasal valve repair, reduction of inferior turbinates, or reconstruction of the nose following surgery or injury.

Yes, rhinoplasty provides permanent alterations to the size, shape, and structures of your nose.

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We make planning your journey of transformation a beautiful experience. Schedule your personal consultation today to discuss your goals and receive expert advice on how to achieve them. We are here to help you navigate your options and select services that fit into your lifestyle. We love delivering results that improve our patients’ lives and can’t wait to help you achieve optimal health, beauty, and confidence.

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