Rhinoplasty

Nose reshaping to correct a bump or deformity.

Many of us are not fully satisfied with the shape or size of their nose or it’s overall balance on our face. Often, having a rhinoplasty, or “nose job” as it is often called, can increase the person’s self-confidence and satisfaction with their facial appearance.

At our private, fully certified, safe facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire we perform rhinoplasty to:

  • increase or reduce the size
  • modify the size or shape of the nostrils, tip, or bridge
  • alter the slope or angle of the nose
  • correct an injury or birth defect
  • improve breathing

We work carefully with each patient to give you the best result possible and the look that is attractive and natural for your face.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Anyone who is unhappy with certain characteristics of his or her nose and is over 15, by which time the nose is fully developed, is a good candidate for rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. Patients with breathing problems, diagnosed as a deviated septum, are covered by most insurance companies. Often patients will elect to combine correction of the breathing problem with further cosmetic improvements.

We perform both primary rhinoplasty, in which a patient is having a nose correction for the first time and secondary rhinoplasty, in which the patient needs corrective work from the result of a “nose job” with another surgeon.

Rhinoplasty Procedure Process

Rhinoplasty is performed under either local or general anesthesia at our outpatient cosmetic surgery facility in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Your rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Gray, may elect to make the incision from inside the nose, depending on the nature of the problem. A splint is applied to help your nose maintain its new form. The procedure usually takes between one and two hours, depending on the extent of the problem.

What Our Patients Have to Say

“I highly recommend Dr.Grey and the staff at this facility. I was very happy with the way everything went and the results, they made me feel comfortable and answered all of my questions so I was worry free the day of my operation and even post-op. I’m super thankful and glad I chose Atlantic Plastic Surgery!” -Melany L.

Before and After Gallery

After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Following surgery, bruising and swelling will occur, but can be alleviated with cold compress and are usually gone within two weeks. Splints, stitches, and packing, if used, are usually removed in about five days. You can usually return to work or non-strenuous activities within a week. There is surprisingly minimal pain after rhinoplasty. If needed, your rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. Gray may prescribe a mild pain killer.

Q&A with Dr. Gray

RealSelf Q&A with Lawrence N. Gray, MD

Schedule a Consultation

To schedule a consultation or to learn more about Rhinoplasty procedures at Atlantic Plastic Surgery & Medi-Spa, contact us today at  (603) 431-8819. Our practice serves Portsmouth, NH, and surrounding areas.

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