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Rhinoplasty is a procedure to help balance the nose among the other features and correct imperfections in the tip, bridge, and nostrils. Improved breathing and enhanced structural integrity are often welcomed byproducts of cosmetic nose surgery as well.

While many of the aesthetic goals for rhinoplasty will be the same regardless of gender, there are subtle differences between female and male anatomy that a plastic surgeon will need to respect and acknowledge in order to produce an elegant, beautiful outcome.

Female rhinoplasty may be performed to reduce an overly large or prominent nose, with the intended outcome being a softer, more feminine profile. That being said, rhinoplasty is always tailored to the patient’s unique objectives and aesthetic sensibilities.

Why Undergo Female Rhinoplasty?

There are multiple reasons why a woman may choose to pursue cosmetic rhinoplasty. She may wish to address a bulbous, upturned, or drooping tip; correct a prominent dorsal hump; improve nasal symmetry; reshape the nostrils; or simply obtain a nose that is better suited to her face. As a side benefit of rhinoplasty, breathing may improve, and structural concerns, such as a deviated septum, can be addressed by the surgeon at the same time as cosmetic issues.

What Are The Benefits?

As a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Fechner’s deep understanding of anatomy and physiology allows him to make elegant changes that honor each patient’s individuality while correcting the aspects of the nose that cause self-consciousness. He will masterfully deliver a result that heightens the patient’s femininity while preserving her unique beauty and cultural heritage.

A female rhinoplasty with Dr. Fechner can achieve the following:

  • A more delicate, proportionate nose
  • A more elegant, feminine profile
  • Improved facial balance and symmetry
  • Enhanced nasal function
  • Direction of the gaze towards the eyes and the smile
  • A boost in self-confidence

Who Is An Ideal Candidate?

Patients pursuing rhinoplasty should be finished with their nasal growth, which typically happens for girls at around age 15 or 16. They should be non-smokers of sound mind and body who are not currently dealing with any uncontrolled medical concerns that might interfere with their treatment or recovery. As with any cosmetic undertaking, realistic expectations are imperative. Dr. Fechner will determine each patient’s candidacy during their private consultation and physical evaluation, ensuring that the surgery can be safely and effectively performed.

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What Are The Different Types Of Female Rhinoplasties?

  • Cosmetic rhinoplasty — Cosmetic rhinoplasty can be performed to address the nasal contours, improving the look of a dorsal hump, narrowing nostrils that are too wide, reshaping the nasal tip, or providing increased nasal symmetry.
  • Functional rhinoplasty — Functional rhinoplasty is performed to enhance the patient’s breathing, correcting structural concerns, such as a deviated septum. In many cases, cosmetic rhinoplasty can address both form and function at the same time.
  • Revision rhinoplasty — If the patient’s goals were not achieved with primary nose surgery, a revision procedure can be performed to adjust the inner and outer aspects of the nose. Patients should typically wait one year before embarking on a revision to allow any residual swelling to completely abate.
  • Ethnic rhinoplasty — Ethnic rhinoplasty is performed in order to carefully preserve the patient’s unique ethnic and cultural heritage while still improving the appearance of the nose. Results are customized to reflect the client’s innate understanding of what is beautiful and elegant.

What Are The Different Surgical Techniques Used By Dr. Fechner?

  • Open rhinoplasty — During open rhinoplasty, a small, inconspicuous incision is created at the base of the nose across the columella, allowing the surgeon optimal access to the internal structures of the nose. This approach is ideal when in-depth changes to the bridge, tip, and nostrils are required.
  • Closed rhinoplasty — With closed rhinoplasty, incisions are created inside the nose where they are unseen. This technique is used when only minimal cosmetic changes are required. It cannot be used to correct concerns related to the nasal tip or the bridge.

What Will My Recovery Entail?

Downtime after female rhinoplasty will depend on the extent of the work performed and the complexity of the techniques used. After surgery, patients will need to be escorted home by a friend or family member. Dr. Fechner will provide prescriptions for pain medications as well as antibiotics and anti-nausea pills. These will help manage side effects, such as swelling, bruising, and tenderness, which typically reach their peak in the first week and then subside gradually over the coming weeks and months.

Dr. Fechner’s detailed aftercare plan will include instructions on bathing, sleeping, wound care, resuming exercise, and returning to work. He will see you for regular follow-up visits and will carefully monitor your progress, ensuring a seamless and stress-free recovery timeline.

Why Choose Dr. Fechner?

Dr. Fechner is a sought-after, double board-certified authority in the art and science of rhinoplasty and is known for his stunning yet highly natural-looking cosmetic outcomes. He listens carefully to the patient’s concerns and goes above and beyond to ensure that his treatment plan reflects their specific wishes. Dr. Fechner’s artistry, training, skill, and meticulous attention to detail combine to provide an outstanding client experience from beginning to end.

Dr. Fechner trained at the University of Freiburg Medical School before continuing his studies at the prestigious University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester. He then pursued a demanding surgical internship at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, as well as a four-year Harvard residency training program at the Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary.

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Dr. Frank Fechner

428 Shrewsbury Street,Worcester, MA 01604

Fax: (508) 754-4222 Tel: 508-306-8363

428 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

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WE ARE EXCITED TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO FECHNER MD!

On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.

 

WHAT ARE WE DOING TO KEEP YOU AND OUR STAFF SAFE?

As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.

  • Our accredited practice is exclusively reserved for our patients and staff.
  • Our facility is in a single, free standing building only occupied by our practice. This allows us to limit foot traffic to our patients and staff only.
  • Our staff work only at our facility and all travel in private transport. All of us are otherwise self-isolating at home.
  • We closely monitor our staff for symptoms and elevated temperature daily.
  • We sterilize all our instruments in house further reducing potential exposure.
  • We have PPE to meet our needs.
  • All our staff members will be using appropriate PPE including N95 masks and protective facei shields, goggles and head coverings.
  • We have purchased and installed air scrubbers throughout the facility to clean the air while the practice is open to patients.
  • We have purchased and installed ozone generators designed to sanitize the air in the facility at the end of each day.
  • We have purchased and installed touchless hand sanitizer units throughout the building.
  • We have purchased and installed plexi-glass protective shields in the reception area to provide a protective barrier for staff and patients.
  • Our staff continues to adhere to social distancing guidelines within our facility.
  • We have implemented a stringent survey and testing protocol for staff and patients.
  • We have implemented a virtual check in/ check out process for our patients.
  • We have ensured that there is minimum interaction of patients with other people while in the office.
  • We will continue to offer virtual consults and virtual follow up visits.
  • We provide you with a touchless payment system.

The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.

 

WHEN WILL FECHNER MD PLASTIC SURGERY & MEDICAL SPA OPEN?

Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT FECHNER MD?

  • We will do our best to accommodate your preferred appointment date and time, but we very much appreciate your flexibility during this unprecedented time.
  • When booking your appointment, we will ask for your payment information to be securely stored in our payment system. The card you provide will be the card used to pay for your services. This will allow for a touchless checkout.
  • Required forms and documents will be sent to you electronically two days prior to your scheduled appointment via our new patient app, Touch MD. Touch MD will allow you to receive, review and sign documents directly from your personal cell phone.
  • One hour prior to your appointment, we will send you the Covid-19 Wellness Screening document to be completed via Touch MD. This must be completed prior to entering the building.

 

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN I ARRIVE FOR MY APPOINTMENT?

  • When you arrive for your scheduled appointment time, we ask that you park and remain in your car. Please send us a text message or call to let us know that you have arrived for your appointment.
  • When your provider is ready for your treatment, she will call or text you to let you know you may proceed to our vestibule.
  • Please leave your coat and personal belongings in your car.
  • Please do not bring along family or friends, unless you require physical assistance. They will not be allowed entry to the building.
  • Please wear your mask prior to entering the building and throughout your appointment. Should your mask need to be removed for treatment, your provider will let you know when to safely remove it.
  • Your provider will greet you at the door and will take a no contact temperature reading. *Any patient with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be asked to leave the building and their appointment will be rescheduled a minimum of 14 days later.
  • You will be escorted immediately to a treatment room. Our waiting room will not be open during this time.
  • After your procedure or treatment the provider will collect payment via our secure payment system with the information you provided at booking.
  • Your provider will book a virtual follow up appointment with you, if necessary, and will escort you to the exit.

 

We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!

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