A rhinoplasty is done to change the shape and appearance of the nose. This may be because of a previous trauma, difficulty breathing, or simply a desire for a more refined and improved appearance. Dr. Rodman’s training in ENT and facial plastic surgery makes her an expert in noses that breathe well and look beautiful.
Dr. Rodman’s goal when performing rhinoplasty is to create a nose that is in balance with the rest of the face. This means different techniques for different ethnicities and features. During your consult, Dr. Rodman will analyze your face and comment on how your nose might be improved to bring your features into better balance. Dr. Rodman’s philosophy is that the perfect nose is one that no one notices. A natural appearing nose does not draw attention, and allows your eyes and lips to be the features that stand out and shine. Dr. Rodman will listen to your concerns, cosmetic and functional, and develop a plan with you. Patient input and clear communication is one of the keys to success! You will be able to see computer imaging to get an idea of what you will look like after surgery.
A rhinoplasty is usually done as an outpatient procedure and patients go home the same day. You will likely be bruised and swollen for the first week after surgery. Expect to limit activity to light tasks for the first week.