Nose Surgery by Boston Plastic Surgery Specialist Dr. Bartlett

Doctor Bartlett - Rhinoplasty

No other facial feature has the power to dominate the character of the face more than the nose. If your nose is out of proportion or has an unfavorable shape it can detract from an otherwise attractive face. Rhinoplasty, or “nose reshaping” can rebalance facial proportions and deemphasize a dominant nose. Richard A. Bartlett, M.D. is one of Boston’s acknowledged experts in primary, secondary and reconstructive rhinoplasty, and can improve the shape, size, or angle of your nose.

Because rhinoplasty is an intricate procedure that requires sculpting of the nose, it is important to choose a plastic surgeon who possesses both surgical skill and artistic vision. As a craniofacial expert, Dr. Richard Bartlett has a unique appreciation of how anatomy relates to form and beauty. He is able to analyze your facial features and uses computer imaging to determine how best to alter the shape of your nose to improve facial symmetry. Dr. Bartlett will spend as much time as necessary to your discuss your goals and create a surgical plan to help achieve them.

Rhinoplasty Surgery – What to Expect

  • About the Surgery – Rhinoplasty can be used to correct a variety of common cosmetic complaints. It is also a reconstructive surgery alternative for patients with nasal deformities or significant breathing problems, including patients with deviated septums and patients born with a cleft lip and palate
  • Surgical Setting – outpatient setting
  • Anesthesia – a general anesthetic is typically used
  • Post Surgery – following the nose surgery operation a nasal splint (plastic cover) is placed on the nose and left on for one week. Packing is usually not used. Pain is mild pain but swelling and bruising can be significant and last for up to 2 weeks. Nose blowing is prohibited for 2 weeks and stuffiness persists during that time. Light exercise is permitted at 2 weeks, but more serious exercise has to wait for 4 to 6 weeks. Final results are evaluated 6 months from the time of surgery