Rhinoplasty & Nose Job in Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Brian Harmych is a fellowship-trained rhinoplasty specialist, double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery & American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Harmych takes a focused approach than other plastic surgeons and specializes only in surgical procedures of the face, head and neck. As a rhinoplasty expert, a significant amount of Dr. Harmych’s practice is dedicated to nasal surgery, rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is the most common procedure performed by Dr. Harmych.
Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
Patients often consider rhinoplasty to correct:
- nasal asymmetry or a “crooked nose”
- dorsal hump or high nasal bridge
- nose that is too large, too wide or a nose that does not match a person’s facial proportions
- nasal breathing problems
Nasal deformities, whether they cause breathing problems or cosmetic issues, may interfere with a person’s quality of life. Healthy men and women, with appropriate expectations, seeking improvement in the appearance and/or function of their nose, may be excellent candidates for rhinoplasty. Younger patients may be appropriate candidates based on several factors, including physical and emotional maturity. Dr. Harmych is an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and can assist you in determining whether the nose has matured enough to undergo rhinoplasty.
How is Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery Performed?
Rhinoplasty surgery may be performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference. Small incisions, hidden under the nasal tip and within the nose, allow access to the cartilage and bone responsible for the shape and function of the nose. These structures are carefully adjusted to achieve the desired appearance and function. As each nose is unique in both appearance and function, the rhinoplasty procedure is tailored to each patient’s individual aesthetic and functional needs. Sutures are used to close the incisions and a small splint is placed over the bridge of the nose. As Dr. Harmych uses only the most advanced rhinoplasty techniques internal splinting and packing are usually not necessary.
How Long is Recovery from Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Surgery?
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis with most patients returning to the comfort of their own home a few hours after surgery. Patients are encouraged to be up and about on the day of surgery. Prescription pain medicine is usually required for about 3 days. Bruising and swelling last about 7 to 10 days. Activity is restricted for 2 weeks with additional avoidance of contact sports for one month. A splint over the bridge of the nose and a few small sutures near the nostril opening are removed one week after surgery and most patients are able to return to their occupational and social activities at that time.
What should I expect during my Rhinoplasty Consultation?
Dr. Harmych and his staff understand that it is normal for patients to feel nervous or apprehensive about their initial consultation for rhinoplasty. Knowing what to expect can often ease any feelings of uncertainty. The most important part of the rhinoplasty consultation is getting a chance to meet Dr. Harmych. Rhinoplasty is the most complex and technically demanding procedure performed by plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons. Therefore, the consultation generally takes a little longer than consultations for other facial plastic surgery procedures. You should expect to spend as much time as you need with Dr. Harmych to be sure all of your questions and concerns are discussed. It can be helpful to write down your questions prior to meeting Dr. Harmych. Generally, patients spend about 45 minutes with Dr. Harmych in consultation for rhinoplasty. You should expect a detailed review of your medical history as well as a thorough physical examination, including examination of the external and internal nose, as well as full facial analysis. Dr. Harmych also offers simulated pre- and postoperative rhinoplasty imaging to help you understand the anticipated result. Patients will also have the opportunity to review Dr. Harmych’s before and after rhinoplasty photo albums.
Harmych Facial Plastic Surgery is located in the Cleveland, Ohio suburb of Pepper Pike near Beachwood, Ohio. Schedule a consultation at our Pepper Pike location and see if rhinoplasty is good option for you. We also offer simulated pre- and postoperative rhinoplasty imaging.
Those considering rhinoplasty or revision rhinoplasty should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s training and credentials. Dr. Brian Harmych is double board-certified and is one of the only fellowship-trained Facial Plastic & Reconstructive rhinoplasty surgeons in the Cleveland area. He has the knowledge and expertise to offer the best cosmetic result while maintaining nasal function.
The before and after photographs presented in the rhinoplasty before and after gallery depict actual patients of Cleveland, Ohio facial plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Harmych and have been used with written permission. Please note that our rhinoplasty photo gallery is provided in order to help you visualize the results that can be achieved at our practice. The before and after rhinoplasty photos are limited to patients who have agreed to allow their photos to be shared. Additional before and after rhinoplasty photographs are available in our Beachwood, Ohio office. You will have an opportunity to view additional pre- and postoperative photographs that may be shared only in our office during your personal consultation. As with any cosmetic procedure, individual results vary.