Nose Surgery | Rhinoplasty Detroit, MI

Among all plastic surgery procedures, nose enhancement, or rhinoplasty, is among the most common. Nose enhancement can be performed on any part of the nose to increase or reduce its size, to modify the size and shape of the nostrils, tip of bridge or the nose, or to alter the slope or angle of the nose. Rhinoplasty may also be performed to correct an injury or birth defect, or to improve breathing.

Dr. Hardaway often uses computer imaging before surgery to get an idea of the changes that you may want. This helps in preoperative planning. Rhinoplasty is usually performed under local or general anesthesia in an out-patient setting. An incision is made inside the nose and the bone and cartilage framework is then shaped and sculpted as desired. (Sometimes a small incision is made on the outside of the nose depending on the nature of the surgery). The skin is then re-draped over the new framework and a splint is applied to help your nose maintain its new form. In some cases, splints may be inserted in the nostrils to provide additional stability.

Following surgery, bruising, swelling and discomfort can be expected, but all can be decreased with cold compresses and medication. Splints and stitches are removed within a week or two. Strenuous activities may be resumed within a few months.
You can make an appointment today by calling 800 522-4930 or contact us through E-mail.

Your Nose Surgery Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. Hardaway she will thoroughly discuss both external enhancements and internal structural corrections that will result from Nose Surgery.

Remember, this is an investment in you and you deserve the best.

Nose Surgery Glossary

The following definitions have been added to in order to help you better understand our procedures and treatments. Please contact us today you have any questions and/or to schedule you confidential consultation.

Plastic Surgery
An operation that restores or improves the appearance of body structures.

A particular course of action intended to achieve a result; “the procedure of obtaining a driver’s license”; “it was a process of trial and error”

The organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals; “he has a cold in the nose”

The improvement of an image either through color and/or density change.

Is plastic surgery of the nose.

An accident that results in physical damage or hurt

Parturition: the process of giving birth

An imperfection in a bodily system; “visual defects”; “this device permits detection of defects in the lungs”

The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Computer Imaging
A field of computer science covering digital images – images that can be stored on a computer, particularly bit-mapped images. Computer imaging is a wide field that includes digital photography, scanning, and composition and manipulation of bit-mapped graphics.

The branch of medical science that treats disease or injury by operative procedures

Relating to or applicable to or concerned with the administration of a city or town or district rather than a larger area; “local taxes”; “local authorities”

Applying to all or most members of a category or group

The prevention of pain. General anesthesia puts the patient to sleep. Local anesthesia numbs a specific body part. Regional anesthesia, such as spinal anesthesia and epidural anesthesia, numbs the nerves that conduct sensation to a circumscribed body area

A patient who visits a health care facility for diagnosis or treatment without spending the night. Sometimes called a day patient.

A cut made in the body to perform surgery

Rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates

Rubbery, fibrous, dense connective tissue- harder than ligaments, softer than bone. Cartilage usually is found between bones and permits smooth movement of joints. The most frequent and significant cartilage injury associated with athletic is damage to the crescent-shaped cartilage in the knee (meniscus).

A rigid support made from metal, plaster or plastic and used to immobilize an injured or inflamed part of the body.

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