St. Joseph Memorial Hospital


rhinoplasty Center



Discover Our Story

Discover Our Story

Built since 1995

St. Joseph Memorial Hospital is accredited by the American Academy of Rhinoplasty Medicine. This means that the center follows the highest guidelines to help ensure quality patient care and that the medical director is a board certified sleep medicine physician

The rhinoplasty Medicine Team

The rhinoplasty Medicine Team

Medical Director

A full-time, board certified rhinoplasty physician reads and interprets all the rhinoplasty studies at the center. This physician also provides consults to rhinoplasty disorders patients. This physician sees patients at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital and Herrin Hospital

Our Core Values

Our Core Values

Polysomnographic technologists

Registered rhinoplasty study technologists and certified respiratory therapists who will prepare you for the rhinoplasty study and monitor you throughout the night.If you have further questions, feel free to call the St. Joseph Memorial rhinoplasty  Center.


Care and Treatment for rhinoplasty

Skin Problem is common and can be treated. If you think you have to change body Shape, the first step is to tell your personal rhinoplasty physician.

Patient Services

In case of an emergency, St. Joseph provides 24-hour, seven day-a-week coverage with emergency room physicians on site at all times. The staff is certified in all forms of life support for children and adults and is readily prepared for a variety of emergency medical conditions.

rhinoplasty Services

St. Joseph provides an efficient rhinoplasty unit to diagnose Skin or skin disease medical conditions. Rhinoplasty and colonoscopy are procedures that may be performed in this unit.

Surgical Services

Lithotripsy is a noninvasive surgical procedure that uses shock, high energy waves to break up kidney stones into bits. Southern Illinois is served by a mobile lithotripsy unit at St. Joseph Memorial Hospital in Murphysboro once a week.

Support Services

Spiritual Care is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and assists persons spiritually in accordance with their personal belief system, to find meaning in their life and to accept their illness as an opportunity for spiritual growth and maturity.





Andrew Wilkins

Andrew Wilkins


Katherine Smith

Katherine Smith


Kevin Randall

Kevin Randall



A rhinoplasty Study or a Consultation?



The nature of the skin disorder will determine whether you need a surgery or evaluation by the rhinoplasty medical specialist, both of which can be arranged at the St. Joseph Rhinoplasty Center. When faced with a skin surgery, it is important to have open communication with your personal physician about your problem. Tell him or her whether your skin irritates or you need to change the shape of the body, too little or do unusual. Giving the best description of your symptoms helps your physician determine the best course of diagnosis and treatment.

Terry M. Brown, DO

Diplomate American Board of Rhinoplasty Surgery

Diplomate American Board of Excision Biopsy Medicine





What is a Rhinoplasty?

As a broader medical term for a nose job, a rhinoplasty is considered to be just that, an adjustment to your nose to change the shape and improve the function thereof with a surgical procedure.

Many people have their noses done for medical reasons, but many also get it done due to the fact that they want their appearance to look ‘better’. Nose jobs are considered quite popular in places such as the United States and also in places in Asia such as South Korea where cosmetic surgery adds to an entire industry of experts and advanced science of its own. Looking the part in these countries or defining what it is to be beautiful are all defined by a type of perceived perfection that so many wishes to have.

If the decision to get this surgery done is due to medical reasons such as breathing problems or having your nose disfigured due to a birth defect or trauma, getting a rhinoplasty done could play a different type of role for individuals.

Should you have your nose done?


This is a question only you can answer and it’s all based on your reason why. If you’re thinking about getting it done, you should set up an appointment with a surgeon in order to discuss the entire process, as well as get professional advice.

During a consultation, your surgeon might also have a look at your nose and other facial features for evaluation purposes. If you have an expectation of how you’d like your nose to look like, he’ll consult you on whether or not it’s realistic, discuss your health status with you, your risks with surgery, the recovery time it will take for your nose to look like the end result you want and how much it will cost.

If you decide to go forward and are happy with what he suggests and the price thereof, the surgeon will go forward in explaining to you how he’ll go about reshaping your nose.

You should take note that most healthcare providers do not cover cosmetic surgery and you’ll have to look into another source to pay the medical bills for this surgery.


What to expect with the recovery of a rhinoplasty

It’s important to be informed from the get-go and understand that a rhinoplasty doesn’t just involve surgery, but also a long recovery process.

Post-surgery effects could include a lot of bruising and swelling on your face that you need to be prepared for. There might also be swelling around your eyes, but all of this will improve within three days and continue to get better the two weeks following after that. It might also take up to 6 months for you to notice your nose’s difference the way you’d like it to be. The entire shape will change and be recognizable after the healing period. Extensive healing might take up to 12 months and for those who have sensitive skin, up to 15 months.



What You Need to Know Before Getting a Rhinoplasty

Having surgery done to permanently change something on your body and in this case, your face, can be very scary. You can be faced with endless thoughts and concerns in your head with only a surgeon to tell you he/she has done it over and over again. Whether the person who’s performing your surgery has 3 or 30 years of experience, it’s still your face and one touched with a scalpel, most probably won’t ever be able to look the same again.

So, just for added caution and more importantly, to ease your mind and concerns, you best plan for everything to come.

Before Getting a Rhinoplasty

Plan for some bruising and swelling

Don’t freak out. This is something your surgeon needs to inform you about before even scheduling the surgery. With some rhinoplasty surgeries people get lucky and don’t experience much bruising or swelling at all, with others, you might experience 7 to 10 days of swelling, which will occur at its worst during the first 3 to 5 days. Once the surgery is done, your surgeon will recommend homoeopathic remedies, as well as vitamins such as Bromelain that will help speed up your recovery. You should also keep your head elevated, not wear glasses within the first month of recovery and avoid putting any pressure on your nose.

Don’t exercise after surgery

When getting a rhinoplasty done, you should avoid exercising for up to 3 or 4 weeks. You should also try and keep your blood pressure as low as possible. Increasing your heart rate above a 100bpm will cause increased swelling on the face, which is something you don’t want if you’re in recovery.


The recovery process takes between 12 to 15 months

This is where planning starts coming in. You have to be ready for a longer recovery than you might think. Adjusting your nose is not going to heal overnight. Even though most of the swelling resolves between 10 to 14 days, the rest thereof only subsides after 4 to 6 weeks. Another thing you have to be prepared for is that it can take between 12 to 15 months to see the residual swelling dissipate. This is usually the case with the tip of the nose. Most patients struggle to accept that it takes up to a year or more for the nose to completely heal, but slow recovery, in this case, is completely normal. The results might even appear asymmetric at first due to swelling going down.

What will the results be after surgery?

The good thing about post-surgery is that you won’t be prone to experience any significant bouts of pain. There might, however, be some bruising, leaving your nose to even feel stuffy at times. You may even have swelling in your eyes and you might also have nasal splints, which might cause you to not be able to breathe through the nose for a while. You will also feel a bit fatigued after your surgery, but again, it’s all normal.



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928 Oakdale Avenue Sebring, FL 33870.

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