Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to change the shape and size of the nose. In addition, rhinoplasty can help repair a functional or breathing issue in some patients. Atlanta, GA surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence is a double board-certified cosmetic surgeon who offers rhinoplasty, taking a subtle approach to allow for the softest and most natural outcomes. Although rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results tend to be impressively dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery is recommended to make a nose look smaller or change a nose that is large, protrudes outward, or is of an irregular shape. The goal is to allow for a more aesthetically pleasing nose that meets your goals and functions well. Read more about cosmetic rhinoplasty and then contact Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.
"Our daughter is two weeks out from rhinoplasty and the results were absolutely amazing! Bruising was minimal and I could never have imagined the transformation not only physically...but what this has done for her emotionally. Thank you for your amazing giftedness and for sharing that with our family!!!"- J.W. / Google / Dec 15, 2018
"31 Years Old After 2 Kids. Stubborn Stomach Fat Pouch That Exercising Didn't Touch -- GONE After Coolsculpting!! - Atlanta, GA - I've been to Dr. Lawrence for both rhinoplasty and CoolSculpt. I've been extremely happy with my results from both. Her office staff is very professional and friendly. Dr. Lawrence takes as much time as I've needed to discuss everything and answer all of my questions. She is a perfectionist and was very thorough during my aftercare appointments."- C. / RealSelf / Dec 11, 2014
"I had heard about Dr. Lawrence and seen a local woman whom had gotten a rhinoplasty from Dr. Lawrence. I decided having a competant and skillful doctor was definately worth driving to Atlanta! After discussing all the possibilities we decided on Sculptra and Silk. I am thrilled with the treatment and will stay with this practice for all my future procedures!"- J.W. / Yelp / Jan 29, 2019
"Best Decision I’ve Ever Made - I was 12 years old the first time I saw my facial profile in a picture. I gasped at my “beak” which I felt was much too large for my face. I was self-conscious about my dorsal hump and bulbous tip ever since. I’ve always angled my face a certain way to minimize my insecurity about my nose when talking to people in person, taking pictures, etc. It consumed my life. I had a single consultation with Dr.Lawrence and knew she was the surgeon for me. The entire staff is professional and friendly, which immediately put me at ease. Dr.Lawrence addressed correcting the parts of my nose I was insecure about to increase facial balance. She is a double board certified and fellowship trained surgeon, so I was confident in her skill and intuition. My operation was seamless, my recovery was shockingly easy, and Dr.Lawrence has been there every step of the way throughout my recovery. I am only 4 months post-op and I’m IN LOVE with the results of my rhinoplasty! I look balanced and so natural. I’m also wearing less makeup since my procedure. My only regret is not having the rhinoplasty sooner! It looks even better than I imagined. My confidence has been restored. I feel like ME for the first time in my adult life. I would recommend Dr.Lawrence to anyone considering plastic surgery. I am forever grateful!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Apr 26, 2019
Adults and teenagers over 16 years of age are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you find yourself frustrated with the appearance of your nose and have distinct issues you hope to improve, enhance, or correct, this procedure may be the appropriate course of action. It is important that realistic expectations are discussed, as your nose and facial profile will be changed. In addition, facial growth and maturity should also be complete. This will be addressed during your consultation, especially for adolescents.
Nose surgery is performed with the patient under sedation, such as general anesthesia, and is in most cases an outpatient procedure. This treatment offers different surgical techniques, depending on the specific patient case. Dr. Lawrence performs nose surgery with either an open or closed (endonasal) approach. The goal during the procedure is to decrease or eliminate excess bone, cartilage, and tissue, or to improve and add cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nose is repositioned while the skin is draped over the newly structured framework. Sutures are positioned either inside the nose or within the natural external crease.
What to Expect
Upon completion of your cosmetic nose surgery, you will rest comfortably in the recovery room, and then be released to heal at home. The nose and the surrounding area will be swollen, bruised, and sore for the first few days. In most cases, there is some discoloration under the eyes as well. Consistently using cold compresses and anti-inflammatory medications can help with these effects. Your post-op check-up with Dr. Lawrence will take place within a day or so following surgery to check your healing process. It takes about 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following rhinoplasty. During this timeframe, strenuous exertion should be avoided.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of nose reshaping surgery varies based on the technique used and the complexity of the procedure. Before estimating costs, Dr. Lawrence will listen to your needs and goals to help create your custom treatment plan. Once this is done, she can go over costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. To get your best results, it's better to focus on choosing an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Lawrence, instead of the cheapest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
While rhinoplasty to improve your appearance is not covered by insurance, if your nose reshaping surgery is considered medically necessary to improve your breathing, some of your costs may be covered by insurance. If you are considering using your insurance, please tell Dr. Lawrence during your consultation. Our office will help you submit the needed paperwork and information to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
To smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Juvéderm or Restylane) may be an option. An injectable filler can temporarily correct minor imperfections on your nose, which may help you decide to proceed with rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for long-lasting results, larger changes, and to improve the internal structure for better function. During your consultation, Dr. Lawrence will let you know if you may be a candidate for nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on improving the nose while still maintaining your cultural identity. This may be a consideration if you are Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Lawrence, you can discuss what you like about your nose and what you would like to change. This will allow her to customize your treatment plan so you get your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Many patients consider combining nose surgery with another procedure, like chin or cheek augmentation. Combining surgeries for a dramatic result can be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Lawrence. Once she understands your goals, she can help you decide what procedures should be in your treatment plan. Nose reshaping surgery can help your whole face look more balanced so you should wait to see your results before considering another procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $4,500
- Recovery Time
- 7 – 10 Days
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 3 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Your Best Nose
Rhinoplasty is a simple option to address the displeasure you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose or if you suffer from breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Rhinoplasty is a popular cosmetic treatment with very high success rates. Dr. Lawrence aims to reshape your nose so your whole face looks more proportionate and attractive. Even small tweaks can make a huge difference. We invite you to get in touch with Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery in Atlanta or Alpharetta, GA and make a consultation.