Expert Rhinoplasty at the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery

Rhinoplasty, often referred to as a nose job, stands as one of the most intricate and sophisticated cosmetic procedures, requiring exceptional precision and a keen artistic sensibility to achieve harmonious and authentic outcomes. At the Antony Institute of Aesthetic and Plastic Surgery, Dr. Anu Antony specializes in nose reshaping surgeries, aiming to craft a balanced and cohesive look that complements individual features.

Advanced Surgical Techniques and Artistry in Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty can reshape, resize, or refine the nasal structures to improve aesthetic appeal and function. Dr. Anu Antony combines the latest surgical advancements with her artistic vision to address various concerns, including nasal asymmetry, disproportions, structural abnormalities, and resolve breathing issues.

State-of-the-Art Surgical Techniques

Dr. Antony utilizes state-of-the-art techniques to modify the nasal structure through adjustments to the bone and cartilage. This might involve reducing the nasal bridge, reshaping the nasal tip, or altering the size of the nostrils through carefully placed incisions. These techniques require a deep understanding of nasal anatomy and a meticulous surgical approach to ensure the integrity of the nose’s functionality and aesthetic appearance.


As a surgeon with a strong background in art, Dr. Antony views each rhinoplasty procedure as a work of art. Her goal is to create a nose that looks natural and complements the patient’s other facial features. This involves considering the patient’s facial proportions, ethnicity, and unique aesthetic goals. Her artistic sensibility allows her to visualize the ideal outcome and execute the procedure with the precision required to achieve those results.

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Rhinoplasty What Is the Surgery?

Rhinoplasty is a highly specialized surgical procedure to reshape the nose to improve appearance, facial balance, and function. Dr. Anu Antony employs the most advanced surgical techniques, choosing between an open and closed approach based on the individual.

Open Rhinoplasty

This approach involves making a small incision across the columella, the soft tissue that separates the nostrils. This allows Dr. Antony to lift the skin off the tip of the nose and view the entire nasal structure. The open approach provides maximum visibility and access to the nasal framework, which is particularly beneficial for more complex cases such as significant nose reshaping, correcting asymmetry, or conducting a substantial reconstruction. The increased access allows for precise modifications and more predictable outcomes.

Closed Rhinoplasty

In the closed approach, the incisions are made within the nostrils, leaving no visible scars on the outside of the nose. This technique is less invasive than the open approach and typically involves a shorter recovery time. It is well-suited for patients who require minor adjustments to the nasal structures. The closed method limits the degree of visible access compared to the open approach but is advantageous for targeted changes with minimal disruption.

Advanced Surgical Techniques

Dr. Antony combines her deep knowledge of facial anatomy with the latest advancements in surgical technology to perform both open and closed rhinoplasties. She uses meticulous techniques to refine the nasal tip, straighten the nasal bridge, narrow the nostril width, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Each step is performed with an emphasis on achieving natural-looking results that create harmony and balance in the facial features.

The choice between an open and closed rhinoplasty depends on the individual’s specific anatomical and aesthetic needs. Dr. Antony’s approach ensures that regardless of the method used, the integrity and function of the nose are preserved while achieving the desired aesthetic outcome.

Recovery After Rhinoplasty: The Timeline

Recovering from rhinoplasty requires some patience. Dr. Anu Antony provides detailed guidance throughout your recovery. You can expect the following during healing:

Post-Operative Period (First Week):

  • Swelling and Bruising: The most significant swelling and bruising occur during the first week. Cold compresses can help reduce swelling, and most bruising begins to fade.
  • Rest: Patients are advised to rest with the head elevated to reduce swelling and bleeding.

Short-Term Recovery (2-3 Weeks):

  • Decreasing Swelling: While the swelling decreases within a few weeks, some subtle swelling typically persists for months.
  • Nasal Packing and Splints: Any nasal packing is usually removed after a few days, and a splint placed on the nose to protect it is typically removed within a week or two.
  • Return to Work and Activities: Most patients feel comfortable returning to work and engaging in social activities within 2-3 weeks, although strenuous activities should be avoided.

Long-Term Healing (First Year):

  • Subtle Refinements: As the nose continues to heal, patients will notice gradual refinements in the shape of their nose over several months.
  • Final Results: The final shape of the nose may take up to a year to fully refine, especially if the tip was modified.

Dr. Anu Antony ensures that each patient receives personalized care during recovery, providing specific instructions based on their unique surgical experience and personal healing rate. Follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress and address any concerns as the nose heals and adapts to its newly refined shape.

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Why Choose Dr. Anu Antony?

Choosing Dr. Anu Antony for your nose job in the Raleigh & Cary, NC area means entrusting your appearance to a surgeon dedicated to achieving the most harmonious results while ensuring a safe and comfortable experience. Her attention to detail and personalized approach to each surgery allow her to deliver exceptionally refined and beautifully balanced outcomes.

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