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Meadows Plastic Surgery

Liposuction Contour Center and Plastic Surgery in Beach Park, IL & Chicago, IL & Brookfield, WI

Whether you had a traumatic injury, congenital birth defect, or an unattractive nose, you don’t have to live with it. At Meadows Plastic Surgery, with locations serving Brookfield, Wisconsin, and the Beach Park, Schaumberg, and Irving Park neighborhoods of Chicago, Illinois, the skilled plastic surgery team performs rhinoplasty surgery to make adjustments to the inner or outer structure of your nose. Find out what rhinoplasty surgery can do for you by calling either Meadows Plastic Surgery location or using the online booking tool to make an appointment today.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a type of surgery that optimizes the shape of your nose. While many people know rhinoplasty as a type of cosmetic surgery that improves the appearance of a prominent facial feature, it is also available as a necessary reconstructive surgery to help you breathe more freely or to completely reform your nose after a traumatic injury.

At Meadows Plastic Surgery, the team performs rhinoplasty surgery with two goals in mind: optimizing your nose’s function and perfecting the way that it looks. The team plans your rhinoplasty surgery meticulously and takes your other facial features into account. The surgery is highly individualized and slightly different for each patient who gets it.

What can rhinoplasty do?

The team at Meadows Plastic Surgery can make a variety of changes to the outside or inside of your nose. Changes to your nose that they can make with rhinoplasty surgery include:

  • Reducing the size of your nose
  • Increasing the size of your nose
  • Removing or reducing a bump
  • Improving the symmetry of your nose
  • Adjusting the tip of your nose
  • Correcting birth defects
  • Removing obstructive tissue to improve breathing
  • Rebuilding your nose after an accident

If you’re getting rhinoplasty surgery to alter your appearance, there are a few things to consider. You might have a specific nose shape in mind for your result, but it might not be the best fit for your facial shape. If you’d like to improve the symmetry of your nose, you should keep in mind that all noses are asymmetrical to some degree. A perfectly symmetrical nose might look more abnormal than your current asymmetrical nose.

How should I prepare for my upcoming rhinoplasty?

Like all surgeries offered at Meadows Plastic Surgery, you must first attend a one-on-one consultation with your surgeon for a rhinoplasty. There, you’ll discuss your medical history and reasons for wanting to get the surgery. Your physician takes photos of your face at different angles and uses them to test potential shapes. These are also used for your before and after photos. 

Steps that your surgeon might ask you to take leading up to your surgery include:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Arranging a ride home after the surgery
  • Arranging for a friend or family member to stay with you as you recover
  • Avoiding medications that increase bleeding
  • Avoiding herbal supplements

Your surgeon also gives you details about the recovery period so you know what to expect and how much time you’ll need to rest.

To discuss rhinoplasty with an experienced plastic surgeon, call Meadows Plastic Surgery or book an appointment online today.