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Positioned in the center of the facial features, your nose shape, size, and projection have a huge impact on your facial balance. When the nose is overly large, has a hanging tip, bump on the bridge, or other flaw, it can be a source of unhappiness and embarrassment.

You don’t have to live with a nose that makes you unhappy. It can be surgically reshaped to create a more balanced, attractive appearance.

Rhinoplasty in Valdosta

A nose job, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most complex facial surgeries, requiring high-level skills and experience in the procedure. Dr. Sonya Merriman is a leading plastic surgeon with a private surgery clinic in Valdosta.

Her years of experience and reputation for her fine work has made her clinic a popular choice for facial plastic surgery, including custom nose jobs.

Rhinoplasty Valdosta GA

What is Rhinoplasty?

In rhinoplasty, the nose is reshaped and corrected for a more aesthetically pleasing appearance, balancing with your other features. If you feel that your nose or out of proportion, unsightly, or crooked, a rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Merriman can be a truly life-changing procedure.

A correctly-performed nose job will enhance your other features, bringing out the best in how you appear.

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Correcting Nose Structure with Rhinoplasty

If you have breathing problems due to a deviated septum, this uncomfortable problem can be corrected with nose surgery. Both the outer appearance and function can be corrected in a single surgery. Our Valdosta rhinoplasty may be sought to correct a birth defect, loss of tissue due to a cancerous growth, or repair damage to the structure from trauma.

A rhinoplasty can correct both cosmetic and functional problems, including:

  • A more balanced, attractive size and shape
  • Restore healthy breathing function
  • Repair birth defects, illness, or traumatic facial injury
  • Correct overly large nostrils
  • Reshape the nose to highlight your other attractive features

Rhinoplasty is a very delicate procedure which high level surgical skills. Once completed, your new nose will not only be completely functional, it will be more aesthetically balanced with your other features, for a more appealing, attractive look.

The Importance of a Well- Balanced Nose

Nose appearance has a great impact on the perception of the rest of your face. A nose with a less than desirable shape or that is disproportionately large, asymmetrical, oddly-shaped, or has a droopy or bulbous tip can be a source of embarrassment. Many people take the step to reshape the nose by coming to Dr. Merriman’s private clinic in Valdosta for custom nose reshaping surgery.

The reasons to undergo this delicate facial surgery include:

  • Nose asymmetry: With the nose at the center of your features, the slightest asymmetry is noticeable. An asymmetrical nose may give your face an odd or awkward appearance.
  • Misshapen nose: Whether you're unhappy with the overall profile, the tip, or a combination of features, feeling that your nose is misshapen has an impact on your self-esteem and confidence in your appearance. Visible bumps or dips in the bridge, a bulbous tip or one that is hooked, upturned, or drooping can be corrected.
  • Nostrils which are too wide or narrow: Nostrils which are too wide, narrow, or which are upturned can contribute to an overall unbalanced facial structure.
  • Deviated septum: A deviated septum affects airflow to and from the nose making breathing uncomfortable and laborious. Rhinoplasty to correct the internal structure of the nose brings relief from the many symptoms associated with function, including excessive snoring, headaches, frequent sinus infections and others.

How Rhinoplasty is Performed

Nose job surgery is performed either under intravenous (IV) sedation or general anesthesia. There are two surgical methods, called “open rhinoplasty” and “closed rhinoplasty.” In a a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are placed within the nose structure.

While this approach does not leave visible scars, it may not be the appropriate method to correct more significant structural and aesthetic problems. For an open rhinoplasty, the incision is placed along the narrow strip of skin which separates the nostrils, called the columella. Once healed, this incision is virtually invisible.

Custom Nose Reshaping Surgery in Valdosta

A nose reshaping surgery is a custom procedure. The first step involves a full evaluation of the internal and external structure of your nose, along with a full discussion about what you hope to achieve. To create facial harmony requires both artistry and surgical skill. A poorly-performed rhinoplasty can lead to a collapse of the nose structure or results that appear uneven or odd, requiring revision surgery, an even more complex procedure. Choose your rhinoplasty surgeon with care.

Once any necessary incisions are made, Dr. Merriman will reshape the internal and external structures of the nose, to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape, size, and projection. This may require the removal of excess bone, cartilage, and tissue. If you have breathing issues due to a deviated septum, the internal structure of your nose will be corrected for natural, comfortable breathing. Your incisions will then be closed, and your nose bandaged to hold it in place during healing.

With the safe thoughtful care that Dr. Merriman brings to each procedure, you can rest assured that your procedure will be performed with the utmost care and correct techniques.

The end result of the surgery can be life-changing, and a truly remarkable improvement in how you appear to others – and to yourself. So schedule a consultation today for one of the best procedures of rhinoplasty Valdosta, GA has to offer.

You will be treated with professionalism, kindness, and exceptional skill.

Meet with us and discover a clinic where we focus on creating natural-looking results in every procedure.

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Our Plan for Resuming In-Office Patient Care

We are pleased to annouce our very soft re-opening to patients this Monday, May 4th. We are not opening to full capacity as we are closely following the recommendations of the American Society of Plastic Surgery and our numerous professional affiliations and governing boards. We will be seeing a very limited number of patients per day. The following outlines our plan and what we are doing to keep you safe.


You will be called the day before your appointment and screened for any symptoms. Any symptoms will require rescheduling.

Upon your arrival your temperature will be taken and you will be asked to rescheduled if over 100.0.

You must wear a mask upon entering the building and will only remove if getting a procedure done on the face. We ask that you please bring a mask to your appointment. Due to limited availability we will provide a mask to you for a charge of $5.

No one can accompany you into the office unless there are significant mobility or communication issues you need help with and in that case only one person can come with you. You may not bring children to your appointment.

Our waiting room is closed. You may enter the building to check in and gather any paperwork you may require and return to your car. You will be called when your room is ready.

Office Safety and Sanitation

Employees will also complete a daily questionnaire and have their temperature taken and will be sent home if there are any symptoms. Employees will wear personal protective equipment throughout your entire visit.

Each room and all areas that patients and employees touch including office supplies or equipment will be sanitized thoroughly between patients according to CDC guidelines.

We have missed you and look forward to seeing you back in the office!

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