Rhinoplasty - Nose Surgery

Plastic Surgeon Serving Indianapolis, Indiana


If your nose does not match the proportions of your face, there is a loss of balance and harmony that may make you feel less attractive. If you are self-conscious about the appearance of your nose, a rhinoplasty may be the solution and Indianapolis Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata can help. To learn more or to determine whether you are a candidate for the Rhinoplasty procedure, give us a call at 317-575-9152 to schedule your personalized consultation with Dr. Fata!

What is a Rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty, or nose-surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure in which the bones and cartilage of the nose are reshaped into a more attractive appearance that will complement your other facial features. Your rhinoplasty may include correcting a hump on the bridge of your nose, narrowing, shortening or lengthening your nose, or reshaping the tip of your nose.

Dr. Fata’s philosophy is that each person’s nose is unique and nose surgery is not a "one size fits all" procedure. Your rhinoplasty  surgery will be designed so that you can achieve the most natural appearance. Schedule your rhinoplasty consultation today at our Indianapolis office to begin planning your unique treatment plan: 317-575-9152.

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Who Is an Ideal Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

If you are unhappy with the cosmetic appearance of your nose, you may be the ideal rhinoplasty candidate. Good candidates must be non-smokers, be generally healthy, and have the bandwidth to take time off from work, family, and social obligations to recover.

If you are considering cosmetic nose reshaping, the best way to learn if you’re an ideal candidate is through a one-on-one consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joseph Fata.

Will My Rhinoplasty Results Look Natural?

Dr. Fata is a board-certified plastic surgeon with decades of experience helping people achieve ideal facial symmetry with rhinoplasty. He will take time to plan and perform your procedure to help ensure the most pleasing and natural-looking results.

How Can I Prepare for Nose Surgery?

In the weeks leading up to your procedure, prepare a space at home where you can rest and relax. Stock it with magazines, books, and anything else you may need to stay comfortable while you allow your body to heal. Arrange also for adult help around the house for the first week. You will need to limit activity for the first seven days and may need additional support.

We will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your procedures. Depending on your lifestyle this may include things like tobacco cessation, stopping the use of certain herbs, supplements, and medications, and making preparations for the initial recovery period.

Rhinoplasty Technique

Dr. Fata performs outpatient rhinoplasty, or nose-surgery, at the Carmel Surgery Center in Carmel, Indiana, near his Indianapolis office. Dr. Fata usually recommends a general anesthesia for his patients’ comfort.

A rhinoplasty may be either “closed”, in which all incisions are inside the nose, or “open”, which adds a short incision across the skin between the nostrils. Dr. Fata will incorporate your goals with the specific anatomy of your nose and recommend a combination of techniques tailored to your individual needs.The type of rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, and the specific changes that will be made during your rhinoplasty will be discussed during your consultation with Dr. Fata.

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The most common requests made by Dr. Fata's patients are reduction of the hump on the bridge of the nose, narrowing the nose,  and refining the nasal tip. Some or all of these techniques may be recommended based on the unique characteristics of your nose.

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"Dr Fata is Great surgeon with artistic hand . He is meticulous in his expertise of surgery. He cares for his patients .He take all the time necessary to explain procedures, answer questions, and ensure understanding of the pre-op/post-op process and expectations. His team are beyond fabulous . Very friendly and welcoming staff. Donnet is very caring and helpful and make you feel like family. My procedure went very smoothly and I am so happy with result. Thanks for amazing job."

What is recovery like from Nose Surgery?

Discomfort is usually mild and easily relieved with medication. You will have an external dressing on your nose for one week and a small dressing inside your nose, which will be removed one day after your rhinoplasty.

You will experience some swelling and bruising, which begins improving on about the fourth day, and is mostly resolved within two weeks. Nasal breathing is initially decreased because of internal swelling, crusts and stitches from your nose-surgery. This partial nasal obstruction will generally improve over several weeks but may take a little longer.

Most patients take one week off from school or work, but it is possible to return sooner. Your only restrictions will be no heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for two weeks, but contact sports should be avoided for at least six weeks.

Improvement can be seen the first week after your nose surgery, and most of the swelling will resolve in 3-4 weeks except for the nasal tip, which may take a while longer. There will be a subtle, ongoing remodeling process that occurs over several months as your nose becomes more sculpted and refined. The final appearance will declare itself at about one year after surgery.

To assist you as you gather information on the procedure of rhinoplasty, Dr. Fata has compiled a list of Frequently Asked Questions based on his extensive experience with patients who have had nose surgery.

Will I Have Any Scarring After My Nose Surgery?

Scarring after rhinoplasty is unavoidable. If your incisions have been placed inside of your nostrils, your scars will be hidden inside of your nose. If your procedure required external incisions as well, visible scarring on the outside of the nose is possible.

Dr. Fata hides incisions in the natural folds of the nostrils to help prevent obvious scaring. You can further this goal by following all pre and post-operative directions in the weeks after your procedure. For most people scars are a non-issue following this procedure.

Will a Rhinoplasty Impact My Breathing?

If your breathing has become obstructed due to narrow nasal passages or small nostrils, rhinoplasty may improve your breathing function. It is not, however, intended to improve breathing.

You may have difficulties breathing through your nose during the recovery period, but as time passes, full function should return. We can discuss this in greater detail as we prepare for your rhinoplasty procedure.

Can a Rhinoplasty Ruin Your Nose?

When performed poorly or by an inexperienced or unqualified surgeon, rhinoplasty can have a negative impact on the appearance of your nose. This is one of the most compelling reasons to choose a board-certified and experienced plastic surgeon for your procedure.

Dr. Fata takes every care to ensure the most appealing rhinoplasty results and performs his procedures in accredited surgical centers in Indianapolis and Carmel to help guard against all types of risks and complications.

How much will my nose surgery cost?

The total projected cost of nose surgery is about $6,410 based on the time required for a standard rhinoplasty. If you have a deviated nasal septum that needs to be corrected, there will be additional charges. This includes Dr. Fata’s fee, the anesthesiologist and surgery center fee, and all follow-up care by Dr. Fata.

Schedule Your Rhinoplasty in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Joseph Fata performs rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, on his patients in Indianapolis and Carmel, Indiana. Schedule a consultation by filling out our online contact form or calling Renaissance Plastic Surgery at 317-575-9152 today.