A modern rhinoplasty involves making changes in the bone and cartilage framework of the nose through small incisions made either inside the or just outside the nose, thereby changing its shape. The skin is merely allowed to "re-drape" over this new framework. The experienced plastic surgeon, like Dr. Nordberg, is able to "customize" the intended result to each patient's needs, and not create a stylized appendage in the same mold for everyone. His intention is to make your nose look better, yet natural, like it belongs on your face. This speaks to the harmony that an Aesthetic Plastic Surgeon must keep in mind when addressing the nose and face.
The initial consultation allows Dr. Nordberg to fully understand a prospective patient's desires and to fully evaluate their nasal and facial features. He will also take preoperative photographs so that during a follow-up visit he can show the patient what he expects to do for them with rhinoplasty surgery. Reviewing the preoperative photographs gives patients a much better understanding of the planned procedure.
Upon completion of a rhinoplasty, a lightweight plastic splint is molded over your new nasal profile to stabilize the healing bones and cartilage, and to allow adherence of the nasal skin to the new framework. This splint stays in place for approximately five days. On occasion, an internal splint or packing are also utilized. If packing is used, it is removed the next day. A rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, whichever is felt to be more desirable for you, and is done an a day surgery basis, with no need for an overnight stay. The operation can be performed in the hospital or in Dr. Nordberg's fully accredited private ambulatory surgical facility, depending on particular circumstances.
Earning the ranking as a Top Doc 4 years in a row Dr. Nordberg has successfully improved the appearance of many people using his expertise in the finer facial structures such as the nose. If you think rhinoplasty may be the right procedure for you we invite you to bring any questions or concerns you may have to Dr. Nordberg and his staff at his Stamford practice by scheduling a consultation. We recognize the power of patient education and want you to be as informed as possible when making the decision to undergo facial surgery. Call or email us for an appointment so we can help you consider your options.