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Our specialty is artistically reshaping the nose to match the other positive features of the face. Rhode Island plastic surgeon Patrick K. Sullivan, MD uses the term Rhinoplasty or Artistic Nasal surgery to describe how he contours a nose that is unattractive or is not in proportion with other facial features. Our practice is known for our patients having a very natural appearance rather than looking like they had a “nose job.” The surgery can help to correct an imperfect appearance of the nose as a result of birth defects, injury or disease. Nasal humps can be fixed. Crooked noses can be straightened. Large noses can be made smaller.

The Procedure

The procedure is done on an outpatient basis using either intravenous sedation or occasionally, general anesthesia. Depending on the reasons for your nose surgery, your unique anatomy and your ultimate goals, rhinoplasty usually takes about 2 to 3 ½ hours to complete. Dr. Sullivan will reshape some of the nasal cartilage and bone according to the desired outcome, and apply a temporary splint for the nose to retain its new shape during recovery. The splint is in place for about 6 days. People often go back to work or school with the splint in place. Since incisions for rhinoplasty are often made within the nostrils or close to where the nose meets the face, any scarring from the procedure will be virtually invisible. Most of the noticeable swelling and bruising has resolved in 1 to 2 weeks so much so that most people have returned to work by one week. The result is evident in 4 to 6 weeks, or sooner, with continued improvement for several months.

“I cannot express how happy I am with the results of my surgery. You are truly an artist in your own right. The reshaping of my nose is perfect! I couldn’t be more pleased. As it heals, it continues to look better and better each day.”

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Regarded as an authority on facial plastic surgery procedures by his peers, Dr. Sullivan has been been invited to present his patient results and surgical techniques to national and international plastic surgery meetings. His unique approach to nasal reshaping has also been published in plastic surgery journals. Although an innovator in plastic surgery, Dr. Sullivan’s primary focus is in caring for his patients and trying to give them the very best result they could get anywhere in the world.

What it’s like to have Rhinoplasty?

It was great! Everybody was fabulous from the time I came for the first consultation all the way until I was at the operating room. The anesthesia people were great at the hospital, and Dr. Sullivan came in and drew a map of China all over my face – oh, yeah, it was great. I walked myself right down to the OR and jumped on the table and the next thing I knew I was waking up.

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To schedule a private consultation with Dr. Sullivan to discuss rhinoplasty (nose reshaping surgery), please contact our office here in the Providence, Rhode Island area.

I got work done by Dr. Patrick Sullivan approximately one year ago and it was one of the best decisions of my life! Not only is Dr. Sullivan extremely knowledgeable and caring but his staff is as well. I would highly recommend going to Dr. Sullivan if you ever plan on getting any work done. I would absolutely get this procedure done again as long as Dr. Sullivan and his amazing staff are there to do it. Great people and a great experience all around!!”

- Cassandra Cavallaro

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Getting surgery done by Dr. Sullivan was one of the best decisions of my life. Dr. Sullivan along with his staff are incredibly caring and knowledgeable experts. They truly care about your experince and make you comfortable every step of the way. If you are ever looking to get work done such as rhinoplasty I highly recommend going to Dr. Patrick Sullivan. I love the result I got and would absolutely do it again thanks to Dr. Sullivan and his amazing staff.

- Anonymous

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Dr. Sullivan is happy to announce he has resumed elective surgeries!

We are also now seeing patients in the office again following all guidelines and taking every precaution possible to provide an incredibly safe environment for all patients and staff.

Due to cases being moved back from the spring and the pent up demand for our services we are expecting to be FULLY booked out for the summer soon, limited spots are available. If you have any interest in summer surgery or services, please call us or contact us immediately so we can help you coordinate this before those spots become unavailable. Further, if you are seeking any services or surgery in 2020, we are anticipating an increase in price soon to deal with operating room fee increases.

We are here for any surgical or cosmetic questions you may have. Get in touch with us to see if there is any way we can help you.

We will continue to be here virtually for all those who prefer to have consultations in the comfort of their home.

Our online virtual consultations have been a very popular option for patients from as far away as Asia as well as usual coast to coast patients from New York to California, Oregon to Florida and many in New England.

Our virtual web consultations can be done right in the comfort of your own home, all you need is a secure internet connection and a computer, tablet or smartphone! We have 5 main steps we aim to accomplish with the virtual consultation:

  1. We listen to each patient carefully to establish exactly what it is they are looking for.
  2. We will give instructions to each patient on the specific pictures we will need from them as part of the virtual consultation. We send out sample pictures of just what we need, and the patient can send back their pictures that replicate this.
  3. We have chosen specific before and after photos of Dr Sullivan’s patients in order to show the patients what a prospective patient can expect (note, individual results will vary).
  4. We plan out and together come up with what we think is going to be a superb treatment plan for them.
  5. Finally, we find a time that is best for them that we can get this done.

We welcome you. Please come - we are open & here for you. If you would like to have a VIRTUAL CONSULTATION or an IN PERSON CONSULTATION or have any questions at all, please give us a call at 401-214-5121 or contact us via the website to set up your virtual consultation today!

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Dr Sullivan was recently featured in the Providence Journal. With a high demand worldwide for his services, Dr Sullivan adapts to continuing patients' inquiries with virtual consultations.

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