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As the central focus point of the face, a large or protruding nose can distract from other more attractive features such as the eyes or the smile and cause one’s self-esteem to plummet. Rhinoplasty, as performed by Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV, is a safe, popular surgical procedure designed to reduce the nasal bridge, improve the nasal tip, refine the nostrils and as a side benefit, correct any breathing issues you might have. For many clients, a nose job is a life-changing opportunity to finally embrace their appearance.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty with Dr. Leong is always a very customized procedure based on the requirements you present in your private Morgantown WV consultation. Dr. Leong can perform open rhinoplasty by making a small incision at the columella beneath the nasal tip, allowing him access to the entire nasal structure. Although the scar is unnoticeable, some patients may prefer to have closed rhinoplasty, which is performed with instruments inserted through the nostrils. With closed rhinoplasty, healing is quicker and there is less postoperative pain; however, this approach works best for those seeking more subtle, minor changes.

Dr. Leong does not perform a one-procedure-fits-all treatment. He is very sensitive to preserving your cultural and ethnic identity while still minimizing cosmetic flaws. Dr. Leong treats many patients of color and is experienced in providing them with outstanding, seamless outcomes.

What are the advantages of rhinoplasty?

  • Improved facial symmetry
  • Helps improve breathing and other functional issues
  • Reduces a bulbous tip
  • Trims flaring nostrils
  • Corrects a nasal hump
  • Refines a drooping nasal tip
  • Improves your self-image
  • Harmonizes and balances the facial feature
  • Rolls back the clock on aging
  • Long-lasting, natural-looking results

Who makes a good rhinoplasty candidate?

Clients whose concerns cannot be addressed with non-surgical rhinoplasty will want to consider a surgical nose job. Dr. Leong will discuss your options for improvement in depth during your confidential consultation in Morgantown WV, presenting you with a plan of action for correcting any issues you are unhappy with. He wants to make sure your expectations for the surgery are realistic, and that you are in good health both physically and mentally before undergoing surgery. Rhinoplasty is among the most rewarding surgeries for patients, but it is also very complex, so you should enter into the situation informed and educated to the best degree.

What will my recovery entail?

After surgery, you will experience swelling, discomfort and tenderness; these symptoms typically last up to three weeks. There will be some swelling for up to one year, but the amount is usually only noticeable by you and your doctor. Dr. Leong may add a splint for your nose so it heals properly in place. You will need to avoid putting any pressure on the surgical site. Ice packs and pain medications will help alleviate any discomfort, and you will be able to wear makeup to help conceal discoloration or bruising. Overall, you will be able to start enjoying your results right away, and we will follow up with you to make sure your recovery is progressing smoothly.

Why choose Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV?

Dr. Paul Leong is a gifted artist and accomplished plastic surgeon who has devoted his practice exclusively to the face and neck, allowing him to hone his approach to near perfection. He is passionate about minimally invasive, conservative techniques which ensure a natural-looking outcome that will fit nicely with your other features. Morgantown WV clients find that after a nose job with Dr. Leong, the eye is drawn to their smile rather than getting stuck on the nose. In other words, the work is not noticeable in any way and that is the point.

Dr. Leong obtained his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine. He then followed up with a prestigious fellowship in Advanced oncologic Surgery of the Head and Neck at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, among the foremost training institutions in the country. Dr. Leong also completed an elite fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon health Sciences University, preparing him for the delicacy of rhinoplasty surgery, which demands the highest levels of precision and detail.

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