What To Look For In a Skilled Atlanta Rhinoplasty Surgeon

Do you have a nose that is too small or too large, bumpy, or off-center? At Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery, we offer patients the chance to eliminate years of self-consciousness by enhancing the appearance of their nose. Once you’ve decided to undergo rhinoplasty, your next step is to choose the right surgeon. Plastic surgery is a discipline that requires top training and years of relevant experience, as well as anatomical knowledge of the facial features. Double board-certified and fellowship-trained plastic surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence serves the Greater Atlanta, GA, area with technical know-how and a smart aesthetic sensibility. 

Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery has achieved the perfect combination of successful cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries so patients are thrilled with their results. If you are disappointed by the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty might be the solution. Learn more by contacting a member of our team to schedule a private rhinoplasty consultation. 

What to ask your rhinoplasty surgeon

Before moving forward with your rhinoplasty in Atlanta, you should be confident in your plastic surgeon’s ability and experience. During your consultation, Dr. Lawrence will take the time to learn about your cosmetic or functional goals. At our facility, we also have a portfolio of before-and-after photos to review. 

In addition to the above characteristics, a top rhinoplasty surgeon should be dedicated to improving the lives of patients through plastic surgery. Dr. Lawrence will be happy to address any questions and concerns you may have during your one-on-one consultation. Some of the most common questions we receive: 

  • How do you normally treat patients like me?
  • How many rhinoplasty surgeries have you performed?
  • What kind of results should I expect? 

Rhinoplasty procedure and technique 

Rhinoplasty is a procedure that changes the overall shape and size of the nose, and may also repair functional or breathing issues in some patients. Adults are candidates for surgery if they are in good general health and would like to improve or enhance their nose in some way. Adolescents and younger patients interested in surgery should have already reached facial maturity to be considered. Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery also stresses the importance of having realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. 

Nose surgery is traditionally performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. At Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery, Dr. Lawrence performs rhinoplasty with either an open or closed approach. The goal is to decrease excess bone and cartilage as necessary for reconstruction. Once the nose is repositioned, the skin is draped over the new foundation. We then carefully place sutures either inside the nose or within the natural external crease.

Your rhinoplasty options 

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty 

If you are not satisfied with a bump on your nose but are not ready for invasive surgery, Dr. Lawrence can use an injectable filler such as Juvéderm® or Restylane® as a short-term solution. With results that last up to one year, dermal fillers are a great way to correct small imperfections on a temporary basis. These fillers may help you decide whether to proceed with a more permanent rhinoplasty in the future. Patients should also know that dermal fillers are purely cosmetic and not intended to correct structural issues or breathing problems. During your initial appointment, Dr. Lawrence will let you know if you are a candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty. 

Ethnic rhinoplasty 

Traditional rhinoplasty consists of making small changes to the nose to create the natural results patients want. This includes changes to a nose that is too large, asymmetrical, or protrudes outward. An ethnic rhinoplasty focuses on making improvements to the nose while still allowing patients to maintain their unique cultural identity. This form of rhinoplasty is for patients who identify as Asian, African-American, or Middle Eastern. If you are concerned about your final outcome and would like to know more about ethnic rhinoplasty, please reach out to our office. We can personalize your treatment plan so you can get the results you want. 

Combining rhinoplasty with other surgeries 

Want to save time and money by combining two or more cosmetic surgeries? Atlanta rhinoplasty patients can consider incorporating their surgery with another treatment for a more dramatic effect, such as a chin or cheek augmentation. There are many benefits to getting a combination surgery, so once we sit down to discuss your goals, we can decide if this is a viable option for you. Nose reshaping can help your face look more balanced, so some patients may want to wait to see their results before considering another surgery with Dr. Lawrence. 

Finding the best rhinoplasty surgeon

Marisa Lawrence Plastic Surgery is a boutique plastic surgery facility led by fellowship-trained rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Marisa Lawrence. Serving patients in Greater Atlanta, GA, we take pride in offering patients tailored service so they can achieve their ultimate goals. If you would like to learn more about improving your facial profile through rhinoplasty or other treatments, reach out to our professional staff. Schedule a consultation today to learn how we can help you. 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.