Thank you for taking the time to read about rhinoplasty; there is a great deal of misinformation, so it’s good to be cautious when researching the procedure. This page is designed to take you through everything you need to know.

As with everything, the details make this operation a success or a failure. Dr. Robb uses ultrasonic rhinoplasty techniques to create a nose that looks and breathes better without brutal breaking of the bones! 

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Your nose: does it matter?

The nose is the focal point of the face. We repeatedly see that a nose that breathes well and looks excellent CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE. We don’t say that easily; we hear it every week, sometimes daily!

Life is easier when you can breathe. Snoring can stop, food can taste better, and your sense of smell heightened; at our last review, 87% of our patients breathe better in the recovery room after Dr. Robb’s rhinoplasty procedure than before surgery. 70% of those patients reported ‘no breathing issues’ at their first consultation.

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Watch these videos to see just a few of our patients and their reactions to Dr. Robb’s signature gentle rhinoplasty.

My Nose is Too Big for my Face

This procedure is as much art as it is science. Because the human eye often perceives beauty as balance, a nose that isn’t balanced with the face is noticeable – usually for negative reasons. A nose that’s too large, too wide, or with a dorsal hump easily stands out, even with a glance. Dr. Robb can refine these characteristics to balance your features and restore facial harmony.

Rhinoplasty can:

  • Change the shape, angle, or size of the nose
  • Reshape the tip
  • Narrow the bridge

Dr. Robb Jr.’s Approach To Rhinoplasty – a Pure Specialist

The first nasal reshaping procedure dates back to the 6th century B.C., using hammers and chisels, which are still used by most surgeons today. The thoughts, theories, and techniques have advanced tremendously in the last ten years, coming from worldwide. A thorough understanding of nasal anatomy and facial relationships is paramount in nasal surgery. Trust your nose to a facial surgeon who fully understands these intricacies.

Dr. Robb is committed to staying current, and since this is his absolute specialty, he feels it’s his duty and obligation to bring each patient the absolute best that the industry offers. The second-generation born and bred nasal surgeon is fully trained and board certified in Ear, Nose, and Throat Surgery (ENT) and as a facial plastic surgeon.

This means that he is extensively trained in every aspect of the nose, including:

  • Nose shape
  • Appearance
  • Deviated septum
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Septal perforations

Occasionally, anomalies within the nose are not identified until surgery. Dr. Robb can address these issues and has the skills, instruments, and resources to do so. 

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Am I An Ideal Candidate For Rhinoplasty Surgery?

If you’re interested in discussing changing the shape of your nose or increasing your ability to breathe, we invite you to schedule a consultation with us. At a glance, ideal rhinoplasty candidates:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Are non-smokers
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have desired this change for an extended period
  • Feel that their nose doesn’t fit their face
  • Don’t like their nose’s appearance
  • Have experienced nasal trauma that resulted in nasal deformity
  • They cannot breathe through their nose
  • Have undergone previous nasal surgery with unsatisfactory results

The nasal bones should be fully grown—about age 15 for girls and a bit older for boys. These procedures are highly customized and are not 'one-size-fits-all,' so you will learn how age affects candidacy during the consultation process. 

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Ethnic Rhinoplasty With Natural-Looking Results

One method we use to create natural-looking results is called ethnic rhinoplasty. Ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized type of nasal surgery performed to preserve the unique nasal features of patients from various ethnic backgrounds. For example, African American rhinoplasty can:

  • Improve the nasal bridge
  • Narrow the nostrils
  • Define the nasal tip while preserving cultural features
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Nasal Reconstruction After Skin Cancer

Atlanta and Alpharetta facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip K. Robb Jr. also specializes in nasal reconstruction after skin cancer reconstruction. These procedures require a complete understanding of nasal anatomy, function, and appearance. Reconstructing the nose after significant cancer surgery requires extensive knowledge and comfort with primary and revision rhinoplasty.

Rhinoplasty Consultation

“Educated patients make better decisions” is what Dr. Robb believes! If you’re thinking about altering your nose, you owe it to yourself to discuss it with Dr. Robb. A nose can make or break a beautiful face; nobody understands this better than nasal expert surgeon Dr. Robb Jr. 

Your consultation process starts with a detailed conversation with one of our fantastic patient coordinators. You will receive price ranges, scheduling information, and complex procedural information. We will ask you to send in photos which Dr. Robb will review before setting up a consultation. Most patients schedule their surgery at this appointment, so bring your calendar! 

Dr. Robb will meet you during your complimentary consultation and thoroughly examine your nose. This is a comfortable meeting where you are getting to know each other, so we take great care to answer all your questions. He will then use our educational morphing software to teach you about your nose, which is done from the side view of the nose so that you can see what’s possible in terms of realistically changing the nose and producing a beautiful result.

Please note that Dr. Robb does not offer surgery to every patient. This consultation evaluates whether we are a good team and can accomplish your goals.

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Preparation for a Rhinoplasty

Dr. Robb Jr. performs nasal reshaping safely, intending to achieve the best results combined with the shortest recovery time possible. What surgical technique will be used is discussed during your consult, and what results are realistic. That is why we often use morphed photos to give you an idea of the expected outcome.

Here are some ways you should prepare for a rhinoplasty:

  • Arrange for adequate recovery time to allow your body to heal
  • Stop all blood thinners and NSAIDs (such as Advil, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve) two weeks before your procedure
  • You can pick up post-procedure medications before your day of surgery
  • Arrange transportation to and from our office in advance

How Long Does A Rhinoplasty Take?

Rhinoplasty is performed in a surgical center with a skilled anesthesia staff focused on keeping you safe and comfortable. Extreme care is taken to prevent any post-operative nausea or pain. Depending on the surgery's complexity, the whole process can take a few hours. Surgical time varies depending on each patient’s specific nasal anatomy and areas addressed.

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Rhinoplasty Procedure Details with Dr. Robb

Dr. Robb Jr. performs all rhinoplasties in our exclusive, private, state-of-the-art North Point Surgery Center. This beautiful, accredited, and certified surgery center is the crown jewel attached to our office. Your medications are administered by one of our three board-certified Anesthesiologists, featuring only “top-shelf anesthesia” techniques. These techniques are incredibly safe, yield a quick recovery without the hangover, and have nausea rates of .01%. 

Your procedure begins with a check-in and meeting with Dr. Robb in the pre-op area so he can answer any last-minute questions you may have. Dr. Robb will make some markings on your nose, and we will review our plan again to ensure that it is thorough, thoughtful, and complete.

Upon waking up, a nasal dressing will be in place to protect the results and prevent complications. Dr. Robb does not use packing in the nose; a splint is usually specially customized and placed outside the nose for one week.

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Rhinoplasty Results

The results of rhinoplasty are immediate and will last a lifetime. If nasal obstruction was part of your pre-operative concern, you should notice a positive difference typically immediately.

After your rhinoplasty procedure, you may need a few weeks of downtime for proper recovery and healing. The nose continues to heal for up to two years after surgery; however, swelling decreases over this time.

Recovery From an Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty recovery Is considerably different than traditional rhinoplasty. Dr. Robb Jr. performs a minimally invasive rhinoplasty procedure that is inherently less traumatic and much more gentle on the face because the bones aren’t harshly broken.
 
Several other techniques are employed to help speed recovery. Dr. Robb takes his time with each surgery, so our surgical schedule is not rushed, and you’re not cattle ushered through a process or the procedure. You’re given the appropriate time, care, and attention you and your nose deserve.

Most of our patients describe the recovery from ultrasonic rhinoplasty as 3-5 days, down from the 2-3 weeks associated with a traditional rhinoplasty. In our experience, there is no bruising one week after surgery, and patients can attend social events or dinner the night their cast is removed, seven days post-op.  

If there are any questions or concerns, Dr. Robb is available to ease your mind - anxiety is not part of your recovery with us. Every patient gets Dr. Robb’s cell phone number so that you have access to your surgeon.

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Helpful ways to speed up your recovery

Keeping the head elevated during the first week after surgery decreases swelling and will result in quicker healing. 

Avoid the following:

  • For two weeks, avoid strenuous exercises, swimming, and heavy lifting
  • Avoid blowing your nose until one week after surgery
  • Avoid resting glasses on your naked nose for one month after surgery

You can return to work or school one week after your nose job. If a splint was placed, it might need to be kept in place for one week.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy For Recovery

To accelerate healing, we offer the Robb Rapid Recovery Program, which includes multiple sessions in our hyperbaric oxygen chamber. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, or HBOT, is a treatment performed in a large room where your body is infused with a significantly higher oxygen concentration than is available in ordinary life.

This heightened amount of oxygen promotes faster recovery and lessens swelling and discomfort as you heal. Incisions and scarring have been proven to heal better and are less visible after HBOT, making it an excellent tool for those who historically have difficulties healing.

Dr. Robb can walk you through the advantages of HBOT during your complimentary consultation, which includes healing better, quicker, and more thoroughly.

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Dr. Robb Truly Cares About His Patients: honest patient review

“I came in for rhinoplasty solely for cosmetic reasons; however, you can tell Dr. Robb truly cares about his patients and their well-being. He checked the functionality of my nose and pointed out my breathing was obscured, and made a plan to address my breathing issues along with my cosmetic wants. Both he and his team are so attentive and kind. They made surgery and recovery easy, and their communication throughout everything has been excellent. 

I’m only three weeks post-op, and I’m already in love with my results. He did a beautiful job, and I finally feel like my nose suits my face—plus, my breathing has improved, which is a great bonus. I feel confident about my nose and side profile for the first time in a long time. I’ve had many compliments so far, but they can’t pinpoint exactly what’s changed about me, which tells you how detailed and skilled Dr. Robb and his team are. I can’t thank them enough for all they’ve done and would highly recommend them.”

- B.M.

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Cost Of Rhinoplasty

Due to Dr. Robb’s client-focused approach, the cost of rhinoplasty surgery varies for each patient. A sub-specialist performs highly intricate procedures using the highest quality instruments and technology. This will carry a price tag that is not precisely budget shopping.

All surgeries are performed in our private, deluxe 5-Star surgery center. All fees are included in your quote. The only two factors that can change postoperatively are:

  • Additional material (cadaver rib, PDS plate, etc.) is used and wasn’t included in the original price
  • Your surgery lasts over one hour longer than expected, so that we will perform balance billing

Dr. Robb Jr may be your surgeon if you want the best care and excellent results, with detailed attention distributed to your nose's function and appearance. 

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re looking for an expert who consistently delivers beautiful noses that breathe well, please contact us to begin the consultation process. Our coordinators will educate you more on the process and how Dr. Robb achieves these results. You’ll send in some photos that Dr. Robb will review before your in-person consultation, and we’ll give you feedback on if you’re a good candidate. We’re excited to meet you, so fill out the contact form at the bottom right-hand side of the page!

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