Rhinoplasty in New Orleans, LA

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What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is an aesthetic procedure performed to improve the look and shape of the nose. Furthermore, it can help improve breathing function in some patients. New Orleans, LA plastic surgeon Dr. Mark W. Stalder is a seasoned cosmetic face and nose surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery, taking a subtle approach to allow for the most natural outcomes. Even though rhinoplasty consists of slight changes, results can be appealing and dramatic. Cosmetic nose surgery at Stalder Plastic Surgery is performed to make a nose appear smaller in size or change a misshapen nose that protrudes out, is too large or wide, or has a bump on top. The goal is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions properly. Learn more about rhinoplasty before you contact Stalder Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation.

How Does a Rhinoplasty Work?

Rhinoplasty is performed while the patient is under general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient procedure. There are various surgical techniques, depending on your concerns and problems. Dr. Stalder performs nose surgery with either an open or closed technique. The goal during surgery is to reduce excess tissue and cartilage or to improve and add cartilage if necessary for reconstruction. The nasal features are repositioned, and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly improved framework. Stitches are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or along the natural external fold.

Following your rhinoplasty, you will be carefully monitored in the recovery section, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The nose and the surrounding area will be bruised and swollen for a week or so. In most cases, there is also bruising and discoloration under the eyes. Cold compresses and inflammatory medications can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Stalder will be scheduled within a day or so following surgery to check your healing process. It takes about 2 – 4 weeks to look normal following nose surgery. During this recovery phase, strenuous activity should be avoided.

Transform Your Nose

Nose surgery is a simple solution to address the distaste you may feel when looking at your facial profile. If you're unhappy with the size and shape of your nose or if you suffer from breathing issues, rhinoplasty may help. Nose surgery is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure with great success rates. Dr. Stalder aims to reshape your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even small adjustments can make an impressive difference. We encourage you to call Stalder Plastic Surgery in New Orleans, LA and make an appointment.

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Dr. Stalder and his staff are awesome very professional and compassionate. Dr. Stalder, Abby & Jess treated me like family. I am very satisfied with my surgery & reconstruction Dr. Stalder is the best.Dr. Stalder explained everything in detail and what to expect regarding my double mastectomy & reconstruction. Dr. Stalder is the best.

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I had a double mastectomy with implants at Ochsner in 2021/2022. Post-surgery, I had chronic pain and my breasts were extremely hard and deformed. I was told for months that “It will get better” or “Give it a few more months”; however, the pain and discomfort never went away and I felt dismissed and unheard from my treatment team at Ochsner. I found Dr. Stalder through an internet search and made an appointment for consultation. Around October of 2022, we first met in his office where I voiced my symptoms and complaints and Dr. Stalder gave me what he thought my diagnosis was: capsular contracture. I thought he was crazy as my own plastic surgeon from Ochsner never once mentioned those words and Stalder had not even examined me. When I left, I searched capsular contracture on the internet and found that all of the photos showing this looked just like my breasts. I quickly booked the surgery with Dr. Stalder. Dr. Stalder performed my explant and flap surgery in January of 2023. I was told that I would likely need someone to stay with me for at least a week post-surgery. However, I was able to return home alone with friends to check on me for any needs. I went back to work in four weeks (six weeks is usually recommended). My second surgery to “smooth everything out and rearrange my nipples” was in June 2023. It was a same-day surgery and I was back to work in six days. I have had nothing but wonderful experiences at Dr. Stalder’s office. From Jessica at the front desk to Abbie (his PA) and most of all Dr. Stalder. He knows what he’s doing and his precision is excellent. He saved me from chronic pain and the thought that my breasts were always going to be deformed after my mastectomy. I would absolutely recommend him over and over again.

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Very caring doctor and staff. Extremely knowledgeable and helping breast reconstruction with several options. Just a wonderful wonderful doctor. You cannot go wrong with this doctor and his staff

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The best dr without a doubt and the staff is amazing. He was amazing with my surgery and my recovery.

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The office is beautiful and Dr. Stalder is a gem! Truly caters to your every need! I cannot recommend him enough!

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