Rhinoplasty Specialist

Darrell Henderson, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in Lafayette, LA

Your nose is the focal point of your face. Because of this, board-certified plastic surgeon Darrell Henderson, MD knows just how crucial a rhinoplasty can be if you’re uncomfortable with your nose. If you want to see how Dr. Henderson can help contour your nose and balance out your facial features, schedule a rhinoplasty consultation at his Lafayette, Louisiana, clinic. You can request an appointment online, or call the clinic directly.

Rhinoplasty Q & A

What can a rhinoplasty treat?

A rhinoplasty is beneficial for treating cosmetic issues as well as medical concerns, like snoring because of a deviated septum. Modern rhinoplasty procedures are beneficial for helping with:

  • Birth defects
  • Injuries or trauma
  • Imbalanced facial symmetry
  • Large, wide, or upturned nostrils

A rhinoplasty can even improve your overall nose size and resolve issues with abnormal bumps or depressions along the bridge of your nose. Your rhinoplasty procedure is specifically tailored to your specific needs, desired outcome, and any concerns you may have.

What happens during a rhinoplasty surgery?

Your rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so you won’t have to worry about feeling any pain or discomfort during your surgery. Depending on your needs, your rhinoplasty may be closed or open.

Closed rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty procedure is ideal if you simply want to reshape your bone and cartilage. Dr. Henderson makes small incisions in the inside of your nose and uses small surgical instruments to make precise corrections, without disturbing the skin on your nose.

Open rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty is slightly more invasive and might be required for more extensive corrections. After making an incision in the tissue between your nostrils (the columella), Dr. Henderson carefully lifts your soft tissues and skin from your nose. This gives him complete access to make changes to the structures of your nose.

Am I a candidate for a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty isn’t as simple as pointing to a picture of a nose and asking to look like that. Because a rhinoplasty is highly individualized, you need to sit down with Dr. Henderson and discuss all of your goals and desired outcome. A rhinoplasty might be right for you if you:

  • Are fully grown
  • Don’t smoke
  • Have realistic goals
  • Are in good overall health

As a leader in the most complex of plastic surgery procedures, you can feel confident that Dr. Henderson can help you achieve your desired goals, no matter how minor or how invasive your rhinoplasty may be.

Book your rhinoplasty evaluation by clicking on the online scheduler or by calling the office.