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Rhinoplasty Columbus

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can improve the look of your entire face. As the central feature of your face, the nose demands attention. People many times use the nose as an important determinant of attractiveness. With rhinoplasty (nose surgery) at our Columbus, Ohio office, your self-confidence will improve and you'll feel great about your appearance.

You may be tired of a "bump" on your nose, a wide tip of the nose, a big nose, or a nose that simply does not "fit" your face. Rhinoplasty surgery with Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery will allow you to achieve the results you desire. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures.

Rhinoplasty is a wonderful way to dramatically enhance your face. You finally have a solution for correcting that aspect of your nose that has bothered you for years. This information will help you learn some basic facts about rhinoplasty nose surgery. To learn specific information about your case, visit the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery in Ohio. Dr. Shah will be happy to speak with you during a private consultation.

The Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery is proud to offer TouchMD

This revolutionary software provides an interactive educational experience for our patients. It also allows you to revisit your consultation after your visit with Dr. Shah in Columbus, Ohio.  To learn more about the procedures, see videos of the procedure, and more before and after procedures, please register for Touch MD.  Just click on the TouchMD icon to the right, then in the new page, click on "Registration/New Patients".  When are are asked , the registration code is CIPS.  If you have any difficultly registering, please email us at office@instituteplasticsurgery.comYour surgery will be performed by our highly trained and caring staff. If you would like to discuss what the latest in rhinoplasty procedures can provide, please contact our Columbus, Ohio office today to schedule your appointment.

Will I look completely different after my Nose job (Rhinoplasty)?

You will look like yourself, only better. Many people worry that after Rhinoplasty Surgery (nose job surgery), by Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, they will look completely different or worse, like Michael Jackson. Dr. Shah takes great pride in making sure the results are very natural, smooth, and just the right amount of change to get the look you want. During the consultation, we will go over exactly what concerns you and what you would like different. Dr. Shah will also give you their opinion on what you might want to consider and then together we will decide the best course for your rhinoplasty surgery. Of course, it is difficult to not worry about surgery, but rest assured that the plastic surgery experts at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery have the experience and knowledge to give you a result that is exactly what you had in mind.

I just have a small bump – do I need a full nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?

If you would like only a minor change to your nose with nose job surgery or rhinoplasty, then at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery, you would only need to have a minor procedure that can often be performed with you awake (if you want), like at a dentist office. The minor nose or rhinoplasty surgery would have a much shorter recovery time. Like all plastic surgery, the plastic surgeons at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery will do the least amount of surgery in the safest manner possible to try to give you exactly what you want.

What Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery at Our Columbus, Ohio Office Can Do for You

Your nose has many components, and virtually all of them can be changed with a safe and effective rhinoplasty procedure at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery. With our procedure, you can improve or enhance the tip of your nose so that it's sharper, less prominent, narrower, smaller, has less droop, or is turned up or down. Some people have a "bump" just below the bridge of the nose. This is a fairly common reason for rhinoplasty surgery. You may have a nose that is too wide and would like it narrowed. You can have all of these features improved or enhanced with nose reshaping rhinoplasty surgery.If you would like to speak with Dr. Shah about rhinoplasty nose surgery, contact our Columbus, Ohio office today to discuss this procedure and what it can do for you.

Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery and Breathing

Rhinoplasty nose surgery can also help patients who have breathing difficulties due to problems with the septum. The septum is that part of your nose that separates the left and right sides. A deviated septum can prevent air from passing through one or both nostrils. Breathing difficulties can be treated at our office through surgery of the septum – or septoplasty. This procedure is often covered by your insurance company. If you would like to learn more about improving your breathing and enhancing the appearance of your nose through rhinoplasty surgery, contact our Columbus, Ohio office today.

About Rhinoplasty Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure, which means that you will be able to go home the same day as your surgery. Rhinoplasty nose surgery can take as little as one and a half hours, but may take longer depending on your individual case. After the surgery, we will monitor you in our recovery area for about one hour. When this brief period is complete, you can go home and rest.A rhinoplasty incision can be performed either on the inside of the nose (closed rhinoplasty), or a small incision can be made at the bottom of the nose, which is well hidden.

Your Recovery

In general, recovery from rhinoplasty nose surgery is relatively easy, and our Columbus, Ohio staff will support you with help and advice each step of the way. Most people have some discomfort for about three to five days after the operation. This is easily controlled with pain medication prescribed by Dr. Bivik Shah. Immediately after rhinoplasty nose surgery, Dr. Shah will place a splint on your nose to maintain the desired result during the initial recovery period. You will have significant swelling, and sometimes bruising, around the eyes that can last for about 10 to 14 days. The last little bit of swelling may take up to a year to go away. This is not swelling that you or anyone else will notice, but it is just enough that you will not see the final result of your surgery for six months to a year.

Every Surgery Has Risks

Before deciding to have rhinoplasty nose surgery, or any plastic surgery, it is important to speak with Dr. Shah at their Columbus, Ohio office. This way, Dr. Shah can fully inform you of both the benefits and risks of this procedure. With any surgery, there is a risk of infection or bleeding. Also, with rhinoplasty nose surgery, there is a rare possibility that your breathing would worsen, or that your scars may not heal well. Sometimes, a touch-up surgery is needed to achieve the perfect shape for your face or body.

Can I have nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) while I am awake?

Yes, you can definitely have rhinoplasty or nose surgery Dr. Bivik Shah and at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery while you are awake. It will also depend on how much of a change you would like to your nose. For example if you need a the whole nose smaller then you would probably need General Anesthesia (where you are completely out).

How long will nose surgery (Rhinoplasty) take?

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery in Columbus, Ohio takes about 1 to 3 hrs. The actual length of time will depend on exactly what changes will be necessary.

Will there be any scars from the nose (Rhinoplasty) Surgery?

Dr. Bivik Shah at the Columbus Institute of Plastic Surgery performs rhinoplasty or nose surgery in two different ways. The first way is called a "Closed" Rhinoplasty or nose surgery. This means that all of the scars are inside the nose so that there are no scars on the outside that people would be able to see. The other way is called "Open" Rhinoplasty and this involves a very small scar at the middle of the bottom of nose. This is a place where the scar usually heals extremely well and it is very hard for people to see in that spot.

Contact Us for a Consultation

If you would like to speak with Dr. Shah about your individual case and what rhinoplasty nose surgery can do for you, contact Columbus plastic surgeon Bivik Shah today. Our staff will be happy to help you.

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