Improving the balance and harmony between your nose and other facial features can greatly enhance your appearance. People who visit Dr. Mandal in Palm Beach have rhinoplasty, also called nose surgery, for a variety of reasons. Some wish to improve the nose they were born with, while others want to reverse the changes due to age or trauma to their nose. Many patients also visit Dr. Mandal for ethnic rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and reconstructive surgery.
Dr. Mandal encourages you to request a facial consultation online or call 561.238.0040 to meet with her, learn about rhinoplasty, and establish realistic expectations. Be sure to view her photo gallery online to see the improvements Dr. Mandal has made with rhinoplasty.
Balancing Your Facial Features
Rhinoplasty, also known as nose sculpting, is appropriate for most adults, as well as teenagers once their facial development is complete. Dr. Mandal’s patients visit her for rhinoplasty near West Palm Beach and Jupiter for both cosmetic and functional reasons that include:
- Straightening a crooked or broken nose
- Decreasing the size of the nose
- Narrowing the nostrils or the tip of the nose
- Removing a hump from the bridge of the nose
- Refining the overall shape of the nose
- Improving breathing function
More so than for any other cosmetic procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations about what rhinoplasty can do for you. Dr. Mandal’s goal is not to create the ideal or “perfect” nose, but rather to balance the nose with your other facial features. While a nose with a strong masculine profile is well suited for a tall man, a softly sloping profile may work better for a petite female. Since each individual is unique, Dr. Mandal takes your personal preferences and unique facial characteristics into consideration.
Rhinoplasty is a procedure that Dr. Mandal usually performs in 2 to 3 hours while the patient is under general anesthesia. Her most common techniques consist of open structure rhinoplasty because this advanced approach enables more accurate and predictable improvements in the underlying nose structure. During the surgery, bone and cartilage just under the skin are trimmed and re-sculpted. The skin is then re-draped over the newly shaped tissues.
Since rhinoplasty is technically the most challenging facial operation, it is important to find an experienced surgeon like Dr. Mandal who understands the complex relationship between the outer appearance and inner function of the nose. For instance, a deviated septum may lead to a breathing problem after rhinoplasty if it is not recognized and corrected at the same time.
Depending on your facial features, you may benefit from additional procedures to establish overall facial balance. For instance, if you have a receding chin, a chin implant can be placed in conjunction with rhinoplasty to create a nicely proportioned profile. Since noses come in all shapes and sizes, you are encouraged to meet with Dr. Mandal to review your options, discuss realistic expectations, and preview your new look with our computerized imaging process.
Recovery & Results
After nose surgery, patients return home with the nose covered by a small skin-colored dressing, which is removed at one week after surgery. Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Mandal does not use packing in the nose. Most patients experience only minimal postoperative pain. Any resulting bruising usually resolves quickly and most sutures dissolve by themselves. Typically, at this point, you may resume routine activities and go out in public without people noticing that you have had surgery.
The majority of Dr. Mandal’s rhinoplasty patients are impressed by how attractive they feel after this life-changing procedure. Her surgical skill and artistry give her patients attractive results that are balanced and natural looking.
She’ll Show You the Way
Dr. Mandal understands that your facial enhancement should be as unique as you are. To discover your options, request a facial consultation online or call 561.238.0040. During the consultation, Dr. Mandal strives to educate you on your options, not simply convince you to have surgery. Patients visit her from throughout Palm Beach County, across Florida, and from a range of national and international locations.