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Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics located in Wilmington, DE


Rhinoplasty services offered in Wilmington, DE

Are you unhappy with the size, shape, contour, or overall appearance of your nose? At Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware, Ian Lonergan, MD, and his team offer rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to repair damage or injuries, remove tissues, and improve the look and function of your nose. Call the office to schedule an appointment, or request a consultation online today.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that’s common among people with difficulty breathing through their nose or who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. 

Dr. Lonergan is highly trained, with many years of experience completing rhinoplasty and other cosmetic procedures. He uses the latest advances in technologies and treatments to ensure outstanding results time and time again.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

If you’re bothered by the function or look of any part of your nose, rhinoplasty at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware offers the following benefits:

  • Easier breathing
  • Improved appearance of your nose
  • Aesthetically pleasing size, shape, and contours
  • Self-confidence
  • Better quality of life

Rhinoplasty improves the appearance and function of noses that are crooked, have deviated septums, contain bumps, are too large or misshapen, or have other abnormalities. 

Is a rhinoplasty right for me?

Dr. Lonergan reviews your medical history and desired results to determine if rhinoplasty is right for you. If you’re in good health but have a deviated septum or other irregularities and want to alter the appearance of your nose, rhinoplasty may be a good match for you. 

How should I prepare for my surgery?

Dr. Lonerman lets you know what to expect during rhinoplasty and how to best prepare for the procedure. He might ask you to stop taking dietary supplements or medications, avoid food and drink the morning of your surgery, undergo lab testing, and make arrangements for a family member or friend to drive you home and stay with you after the procedure.

What should I expect during rhinoplasty?

You receive anesthesia to help you relax and fall asleep before the procedure. Dr. Lonergan makes incisions and removes or alters tissues as necessary to improve the function and appearance of your nose. 

Afterward, he closes any incisions and bandages your nose. He may pack it with gauze before taking you to a recovery area.

What happens after the procedure?

After a rhinoplasty, have someone drive you home. You can expect swelling, tenderness, and bruising while treated tissues heal. 

Ice the area to reduce swelling if needed, take medicines as directed, get plenty of rest, don’t place direct pressure on your nose, and avoid vigorous physical activity until given the OK. See Dr. Lonergan for follow-up visits to ensure proper healing.

To learn more about a rhinoplasty at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Delaware and determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure, schedule an evaluation by phone or request one online today.