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.
"I went to Marisa a few years ago when I had a random blood vessel burst on my nose and could not figure out what was going on. I had recommendations from a number of friends and family members that she was the best in Atlanta and even though it was a small thing, it was in the middle of my face so I wanted an experienced surgeon to take care of it. She accommodated me quickly, and not even a few months later it was completely unnoticeable. More than that, though, she calmed my anxieties and fears about the procedure/results, her bedside manner was impeccable, and the all female staff made me feel comfortable. After being so impressed by her, I returned a few more times for various treatments including coolsculpt, lasering and a few others. I have since become utterly obsessed with her face moisturizer of her own private line and refuse to use anything else, have sent my husband for scar treatment and a few things too! I would trust no other surgeon in Atlanta. I know she is known as the "celebrity" surgeon, but she is down to earth, calm, experienced, knowledgeable and does TRULY incredible work. I could not recommend her more."- A.R. / Yelp / Oct 05, 2018
"Simply the best - Doctor Lawrence did my face, neck, nose and eyes last year. I've never felt or looked better and I don't have that "stretched" look. The surgery was painless and recovery was quick. I chose Dr. Lawrence to do my face because of her excellent reputation. I am more than pleased with the results!!!!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jul 10, 2010
"Simply the BEST - Dr. Lawrence is a life-saver! I had a large portion of my nose removed for skin cancer. At 3 pm on a Friday I was referred to a doctor in Roswell for reconstruction, who was unavailable for four days. So, we tracked Dr. Lawrence down at the airport at 5 pm on a Friday. She dropped her kids off and met me in her office at 6:30 PM on a Friday and reconstructed my nose. If not for Dr. Lawrence, I would have gone four days with a giant hole in my face. More imporant, she restored my nose so that it looks better now that it did before the surgery. Dr. Lawrence will always be my hero surgeon!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jun 29, 2010
"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
"Dr. Lawrence is an excellent plastic surgeon, and a wonderful person. I had Moes surgery (removing skin cancer) that took all day on a Friday. Almost my entire nose was removed, and I was told by another doctor I would have to wait until the following week to have my nose repaired. One call, and Dr. Lawrence met me in her office at 7 pm on a Friday, after dropping her kids off to go to camp. She did extensive surgery on my nose so I didn't have to go through a weekend and several days with no nose. Later, she did a complete nose job so you can barely tell I had any surgery. I had a second Moes since then, and she repaired another big hole in my nose. Dr. Lawrence is very focused on the medical needs of her patients and does a great job. More than that, she cares about her patients. I am forever greatful that she cared enough to go to her office on a Friday night to help a man who had no nose. I highly recommend this amazing doctor."- C.E. / Google / Jan 15, 2014
Ideal Candidates for Rhinoplasty
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.
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
Have Your Best Nose with Rhinoplasty
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, GA and make a consultation.
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