Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
What is Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)?
Does your nose direct attention away from the rest of your face, overshadowing your bright eyes or glowing smile? Or maybe the size or shape of your nose is out of balance with the rest of your features. Dr. Anna Petropoulos is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who understands that an attractive face depends on harmony between all of your features including the forehead, eyes, and chin. Rhinoplasty patients from Boston, Cambridge, and throughout Massachusetts, choose this procedure to reshape the nose for a natural and pleasing proportion.
Dr. Petropoulos is more than a board-certified facial plastic surgeon; she is also a board-certified otolaryngologist (head and neck surgeon) with specialized training in the anatomy and treatment of the nose, ears, and throat. She possesses the eye of a classical sculptor which complements her surgical skill, precision, and experience to give her patients facial harmony. Let Boston facial plastic surgeon Anna Petropoulos reveal the nose you were meant to have by bringing natural beauty to your face.
Before & After Rhinoplasty
What can a Nose Job help Improve?
A popular procedure, rhinoplasty (also known as a “nose job”) is one of the most complicated plastic surgery procedures to perform. Dr. Petropoulos uses her specialized training, refined skill and precision, and artistic eye to improve the form while maintaining proper breathing. This procedure is appropriate for women, men, and youths of all ages, once their facial development is complete. Common cosmetic improvements include:
- Reducing the size of a large nose
- Improving a bump or hump on the bridge of the nose
- Reshaping the nostrils or the tip of the nose
- Correcting a nose that was disfigured by trauma
In addition to her impressive aesthetic results, Dr. Petropoulos attracts many patients for her specialized training as an otolaryngologist. She surgically treats snoring and restores free breathing to her patients who are impaired by congenital defects or injury. If a patient has impaired breathing after trauma, frequently health insurance may cover a portion of the fee.
As reported in the national beauty magazine New You, Dr. Petropoulos’ refined aesthetic eye and sense of balance consistently achieve a refined look that is naturally beautiful, yet still fitting with a patient’s background or ethnicity. Before considering rhinoplasty, together with her patients, she performs computerized imaging to best determine optimal nasal contours. Dr. Petropoulos understands that ideally the nose and chin should balance each other and that the facial profile can be further improved by subtle chin enhancement. To see the impressive changes she has made through nose surgery, view before and after photos of some of her patients online.
What can I Expect during the rhinoplasty procedure
Dr. Petropoulos performs nose surgery as an outpatient procedure that takes approximately 2 hours to complete. In most cases she uses tiny incisions concealed inside the nose so there are no noticeable scars. She carefully adjusts the underlying support structures of the nose to provide a more refined shape. Patients usually return home the day of surgery.
What is recovery like after a Nose job?
After rhinoplasty, your nose may feel somewhat stuffy for about a week. Pain is typically minimal after nose surgery because Dr. Petropoulos does not use intranasal packing. During the first week after surgery you will have a plastic splint on your nose. It will be helpful to keep your head elevated while sleeping to minimize the swelling. Usually by the end of the first week patients look presentable and are ready to return to work. Your improved profile will be gradually revealed as the swelling subsides over the weeks after surgery.
Schedule a consultation
Dr. Petropoulos brings joy and confidence to her patients with facial cosmetic surgery. Nose surgery patients are usually impressed with how attractive they look and feel after refining this one facial feature. If you feel like Rhinoplasty is right for you, call 978-739-9500 today to schedule a consultation!