Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) in Baton Rouge, LA
Dr. Thomas S. Guillot performs rhinoplasty (nose surgery) at the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge. He performs this surgery to correct, change or repair the nose. When Dr. Guillot performs a rhinoplasty, his goal is to reshape the nose so it is proportionate to the facial frame of his patient; thus, enhancing the patient’s facial harmony. In addition, rhinoplasty can assist individuals who are having breathing difficulties due to structural defects within the nose.
Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose enhances facial harmony and proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Changes that can be made nose size, nose width at the bridge, visible humps, nostrils that are large, wide or upturned, nasal asymmetry.
Issues Dr. Guillot addresses with Rhinoplasty include:
- Nose Size
- Visible Bumps
- Nose Width (Bridge)
- Nasal Asymmetry
- Wide, Large or Upturned Nostrils
Rhinoplasty Before and After Photo Gallery
Rhinoplasty – The Procedure
During a rhinoplasty, Dr. Guillot reconstructs portions of, or enhances the appearance of, the nose. Depending on the results the patient desires, he may add tissue or modify the nasal bones and cartilage.
Dr. Guillot uses a rhinoplasty as a means to repair a nasal fracture. When he performs a rhinoplasty to repair a fracture at the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge, his goal is to restore the patient’s nose to its pre-injury state.
Initial Evaluation for a Rhinoplasty in Baton Rouge
During your initial consultation with Dr. Guillot, be prepared to discuss what you want to achieve with a rhinoplasty. Do not hesitate to talk to Dr. Guillot about your expectations and cosmetic concerns.
Once you meet with Dr. Guillot at his medical spa in Baton Rouge and he knows what your goals are, he can make recommendations and discuss whether his ability to accomplish the look you desire is limited due to the structure of your face or nose. He will most likely want to take pictures of your face (without makeup) to place in your file. These photos help him during his preoperative planning process. Following your rhinoplasty, photos are taken again and placed in your file to document your results.
Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty in Baton Rouge
Once you schedule your Rhinoplasty:
Ask a friend or family member that you trust to drive you to and from your rhinoplasty; also, request that he or she remain with you overnight following your rhinoplasty.
For at least 10 days before your surgery date avoid taking aspirin, this includes products that contain aspirin. It is important to note that numerous non-prescription medications contain drugs similar to aspirin; therefore, check the ingredients before you take any medication. If you are unsure whether a medication contains these ingredients, consult with a pharmacist before you take it. Within this 10-day time frame, you can take Tylenol to relieve pain.
Do not take non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) medication within a week of your rhinoplasty surgery date. NSAID medications include Motrin, Advil and Naprosyn.
If Dr. Guillot gives you a prescription, fill it before your rhinoplasty surgery date.
If you smoke, do your best to stop smoking, or at least limit the number of cigarettes you smoke. Smoking inhibits the body’s ability to heal itself; in addition, smoking increases post-operative coughing and bleeding.
If you become ill at any point prior to the date of your rhinoplasty, contact the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge as soon as you can.
The Day of Your Rhinoplasty in Baton Rouge
You will need to fast prior to your rhinoplasty. When the stomach is not empty, the chance of an anesthetic complication occurring increases; therefore, unless you are told otherwise, do not consume anything within 6 hours of your rhinoplasty. This includes gum, candy and even water; however, if you take medication on a daily basis, ask Dr. Guillot if you can take the medication with a sip of water.
Bring a driver with you to the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge on the day of your rhinoplasty.
If you are unhappy with the way your nose looks or you are having difficulty breathing due to a structural defect,contact the Oaks at Goodwood Medical Spa in Baton Rouge to schedule your rhinoplasty initial consultation with Dr. Guillot.