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Rhinoplasty

The shape of your nose has a profound effect on the appearance of your entire face and how you feel about yourself.

Our board-certified doctors can refine the shape of your nose, improve your breathing, and enhance your confidence with rhinoplasty.

Learn how rhinoplasty with Drs. Benjamin Boudreaux and Jeffrey Claiborne at our New Orleans, LA, metro-area practice can change your life...

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Consultation Flexible Financing Is Available

We believe everyone should feel confident about their appearance so we accept flexible financing through CareCredit®. If your nose is standing in the way of you presenting the best version of yourself, then it's time to consider rhinoplasty. Patients throughout the greater New Orleans and Metairie areas can schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at Northshore Plastic Surgery to learn more. Request an appointment time or call:

(985) 237-6050

"By far the best!" Hear from Our Patients

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Tracie Ohlsen

2018

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Dr Boudreaux is amazing. He is very respectful and listens closely to your wants and needs. His staff is accommodating with making sure your experience is great. I would highly recommend any of their many services.

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Donna Barone

2019

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I've had several procedures with Dr Boudreaux and so happy! Dr Boudreaux and his staff have been so kind and professional! I've had experiences with other doctors and this is by far the best! I also love my results from my skincare with Katie!

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Types of Rhinoplasty

We might recommend one of two types of rhinoplasty to our patients in the greater New Orleans and Metairie areas:

Closed Rhinoplasty

In closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made inside the nostrils. This often allows sufficient access to the areas in need of surgical correction. This method is generally considered to be less invasive and involves a shorter recovery time. Many patients favor the closed technique because it poses less risk of visible scarring after the treatment is complete.

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty involves the same two incisions inside the nostrils, with an additional incision across the columella (the strip of tissue connecting the nostrils). The primary advantage of this technique is greater visibility of the surgical area. We can also more accurately graft cartilage and address the tip of the nose with the wider access point.

The Rhinoplasty Procedure

Here is what you can generally expect when you arrive at our New Orleans surgical center on the day of your rhinoplasty...
Rhinoplasty for medical reasons is often covered by insurance. We also accept CareCredit financing.
Rhinoplasty for medical reasons is often covered by insurance. We also accept CareCredit financing.

Anesthesia

Before your surgery, our anesthesiologist or certified registered nurse anesthetist will administer general anesthesia. General anesthesia induces a state of unconsciousness so you will not feel pain throughout the surgery. 

Incisions

Once the anesthesia takes effect, Dr. Boudreaux or Dr. Claiborne will carefully create small incisions to reduce visible scarring. The location of the incisions depends on whether you undergo open or closed rhinoplasty.

Reshaping

Through these incisions, we gently raise the underlying soft tissue to access the cartilage and bone structure. Your doctor will remove any excess cartilage, or perform a cartilage graft if we need to supplement the tissue in a certain area. If you suffer from a deviated septum, we will reposition the cartilage to open up your airway.

Finishing Touches

After the corrections are made, we close the incisions with sutures or surgical tape. The procedure is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning you will be released to go home later that day once the anesthesia begins to wear off. You will need a friend or family member to drive you home.

Recovery and Results

Days 1-3

Immediately after your rhinoplasty, you can expect some discomfort which can be treated with pain medication as recommended. It is normal to experience some swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes, which will usually begin to fade after a few days.

Days 3-7

During the first week of recovery, you will wear a splint over the nose to help it retain its new shape. While patients typically start to feel more like themselves during this time, it is important to keep activity to a minimum.

Week 1-2

Around one week later, you will visit your doctor for a follow-up appointment to check your progress and have the splint removed. Most patients can return to their work or school schedule at this time, as long as it doesn't involve strenuous physical activity.  

Months 1-6

We generally clear patients for all normal activities and exercise around six to eight weeks after rhinoplasty.  While the majority of physical side effects will subside in the first 30 days, some residual swelling can last for up to six months.

One Year

You will gradually notice the contours of your nose becoming more refined as you continue to heal. The final results may take a year to become fully apparent, however, you will get to enjoy the effects of rhinoplasty for a lifetime.

More 5-Star Reviews

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Sara Raffray

2020

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Dr. Boudreaux and his staff have been amazing from the beginning of my experience. They make you feel so comfortable from the first phone call. I could not be more pleased with the treatment I have received. They have been top notch from day one.

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Heather Cefalu

2020

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Amazing staff and loved Dr. Boudreaux he was very informative at consult and listened to everything I wanted. Will definitely use and recommend his office...

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Our Doctors

Northshore Plastic Surgery

Dr. Boudreaux and Dr. Claiborne are committed to providing the very highest standard of care with a friendly, down-to-earth approach. Northshore Plastic Surgery has been voted a top doctor on the Northshore, New Orleans and is affiliated with prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons®
  • American Board of Plastic Surgery®
  • The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery®

To set up your consultation, call (985) 237-6050 or use our simple online form

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