Dr. Geoffrey Keyes was named President of The Rhinoplasty Society for 2016. Click here to learn more.
If you are unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, you may be a good candidate for rhinoplasty. You can also benefit from the procedure if you have suffered a broken nose or have a congenital defect, such as a deviated septum. During this procedure, also known as nose reshaping surgery, Dr. Keyes can alter the shape and size of your nose by removing excess cartilage and bone. In some cases, bone and cartilage grafting may be used to reconstruct the nose.
Dr. Keyes’ techniques can refine:
- Wide or flared nostrils
- A hump or depression on the bridge of the nose
- A bulbous or upturned tip
- A crooked nose, due to a break or other facial trauma
- A disproportionately large or small nose
Dr. Keyes is also highly skilled at performing ethnic rhinoplasty . He can make many different enhancements while still maintaining your unique ethnic features and beauty.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Before your surgery, you will have a complete consultation with Dr. Keyes. He will determine your candidacy and create a surgical treatment plan to address your specific goals. He will also answer all your questions, and he will take as much time as you need to feel confident about the procedure.
General anesthesia will be administered to you by a Board Certified Anesthesiologist.
Dr. Keyes uses a variety of rhinoplasty techniques to achieve your goals and meet your needs. Whenever possible, he prefers to use closed rhinoplasty techniques involving incisions inside the nose, which virtually eliminate any visible scarring.
Recovery and Results
After your surgery, you will wake up in a private recovery room, where a Registered Nurse will carefully monitor your vitals signs during this time. After approximately one hour (may be longer in some cases) and the effects of anesthesia have sufficiently worn off, you will be discharged to go home accompanied by an adult. Dr. Keyes will call the night of surgery to check on you and to make arrangements for your first follow up visit.
You will typically come in for a check-up the day after your rhinoplasty. You will have additional follow-ups at one week, two weeks, and at one, two, and three months. Dr. Keyes proudly provides complete post-operative care for life. You can schedule as many check-ups as you want at no additional charge.
Typically, you will be able to see improvement in the shape of your nose immediately after your dressing is removed at your one week post operative visit., You should expect the initial post-surgical swelling to last at least six weeks with final swelling subsiding over the course of a year.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about rhinoplasty and to find out how it can benefit you, contact Dr. Keyes’ office today.