Nose Surgery

Dr. Ed Pittman performs rhinoplasty to reshape your nose if you are dissatisfied with the size or shape or have trouble breathing*. If you are experiencing breathing problems, Dr. Pittman may perform a septoplasty which is internal nasal surgery. Nose surgery may reduce the “hump,” refine a rounded or thick tip or narrow the nose. Rhinoplasty can improve the proportions of your nose and face, creating a more symmetrical, pleasing appearance*.

With Rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Pittman uses the patient imaging software Mirror Suite, which allows Dr. Pittman to make immediate changes to the patient’s facial features*. This software gives the patient a representation of what their results may be following their nose surgery. This tool is crucial and mostly used for rhinoplasty patients because rhinoplasty surgery is so personal and different for every patient. By sitting down with Dr. Pittman in front of the computer and looking at the images, the patient can see the potential changes that Dr. Pittman can make.

Rhinoplasty is performed on an out-patient basis under general anesthesia at our private AAAHC accredited surgical facility, offering patient comfort and avoiding hospital costs*. Please note that the eyelid area, as well as the nose itself, may become bruised and swollen. Your plastic surgeon may give you nasal packing for the first few days, and you will be outfitted with an external nose splint as well. After your rhinoplasty at Pittman Plastic Surgery, Dr. Pittman removes the splint within 7-10 days. Dr. Pittman uses dissolving stitches for inside the nose, and will remove any external stitches a week after your nose surgery. Any incisions are carefully hidden either inside your nose or across the fleshy area between your nostrils*. It may take six months to a year to fully appreciate your beautiful results and the improved balance of your face*.

Please call Michele, our Patient Care Coordinator at (706) 549-3203, for more information. She will walk you through the process of financing your procedures. You can also contact Michele by using our online form.

*The results of any procedure vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors. There is no guarantee of satisfaction with end results. All recovery times are estimates and not guaranteed.