Because the nose is the central facial feature, ideally it should be in proportion with other facial features. When the nose is too large, it may disrupt the balance of the face, but creating the right nose for a person's unique face involves much more than simply making it smaller. Women and men visit Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain for rhinoplasty from Baton Rouge to Alexandria, LA and beyond to attain a more attractive nose that brings balance to the features without looking altered or unnatural.
Dr. J. Kevin Duplechain is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience and training in advanced rhinoplasty techniques. He and his knowledgeable staff are excited to help you turn your aesthetic goals into a reality. If you would like to learn more about rhinoplasty or any other procedures we offer, request a consultation online or call our office at (337) 326-5158.
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Rhinoplasty can enhance your facial appearance and simultaneously improve your breathing. Other benefits of rhinoplasty in Lafayette, LA with Dr. Duplechain include:
- Improved profile
- Decreased size of nose
- Improved tip projection
- Reshaped nostrils
- A natural shape that complements your features
Dr. Duplechain Explains Your Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before your rhinoplasty procedure, I will use video imaging technology to show the possible results that may be achieved with nose surgery. This technology will allow you to view how your reshaped nose will look with your other features. Together, we will choose the refined shape that maintains the balance and character of your face, and is also functionally sound.
I am particularly fond of rhinoplasty because it incorporates my passions for architecture, aesthetics, and refining one's own physical attributes. Rhinoplasty allows me to "re-build" the nasal framework so the nose is more attractive and symmetrical, while at the same time repairing any functional problems for improved breathing. To alleviate symptoms related to the sinuses, I offer a simple procedure called balloon sinuplasty. This minimally invasive procedure can be performed on its own or at the same time as rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty can be performed using open or closed techniques, and during your consultation, I will work with you to determine which approach will yield your desired results.
I use the open technique to perform rhinoplasty on many patients. This method involves creating an incision inside the nostrils and an additional incision across the columella. The open technique allows for extensive nasal reshaping, as there is immediate access to the nasal structure.
The closed technique involves creating incisions inside the nostrils, therefore no external incisions are necessary. This technique is best suited for patients who require less extensive nasal correction, as there is limited access to the nasal structure.
Recovery & Results
After your rhinoplasty surgery, you will wear a splint for a few days to help support your nose and its new shape as it heals. Patients are typically ready to return to work within a week; although, your individual experience may vary. Within a couple of weeks, the changes made to your nose will become evident and you will likely begin to enjoy your new nose. While your nose may look different after a few weeks, the shape of your nose may continue to improve over time, even up to several years after the procedure.