Rhinoplasty

Nose Job In Gainesville, FL

Nose or facial injuries, breathing problems developed over time or present at birth, and dissatisfaction with the general appearance of the nose are among the most common reasons our patients seek rhinoplasty from our plastic surgeons in Gainesville, FL. Reshaping your nose can dramatically change your appearance by improving facial balance, enhancing facial harmony, and creating facial symmetry for a boosted sense of self-confidence and self-esteem. If you are unhappy with the size, length, shape, or overall appearance of your nose, or if you experience difficulty with breathing, then you may be a candidate for cosmetic nose surgery.

Our surgical face procedures offer patients limitless possibilities to transform their appearance. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and to learn more about cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery and nonsurgical treatments.

Rhinoplasty In Gainesville, FL

Cosmetic Nose Surgery

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job or nose reshaping is a type of cosmetic surgery performed to enhance facial harmony and alter the proportions of the nose. It may also be performed in order to correct breathing problems which result from an accident or from congenital issues. Rhinoplasty can increase or decrease the overall size of the nose, remove a nose hump, correct the tip or bridge of the nose, change the size or widths of the nostrils, or modify the angle between the upper lip and the nose by modifying bone and/or cartilage within the nose. These enhancements generally produce a greater balance between the facial features. While cosmetic nasal surgery addresses the shape of the nose, functional nasal surgery addresses the functional breathing of the nose.

Our rhinoplasty surgeon, John W. Tyrone, M.D., addresses both aspects of the nose during rhinoplasty for optimal results. Additionally, for patients who have previously received a rhinoplasty, but would like to alter the results may consider revision rhinoplasty both for cosmetic and reconstructive purposes. Rhinoplasty can be performed as a standalone procedure or it may be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic face surgeries, such as otoplasty, chin augmentation, brow lift, blepharoplasty, or lip augmentation, as part of a patient’s customized treatment plan. Multiple types of nose surgery are available to best meet the unique needs of each patient for surgical, aesthetic enhancements.

Liquid Rhinoplasty

A liquid rhinoplasty, also referred to as a liquid nose job, filler rhinoplasty, or non surgical rhinoplasty, is a type of cosmetic treatment that addresses aesthetic nasal issues without the use of surgery. Liquid rhinoplasty temporarily addresses issues such as a dorsal hump, drooping nasal tip, and nasal asymmetry using injectable dermal fillers. This facial rejuvenation procedure is usually performed with fillers containing hyaluronic acid, such as JUVÉDERM®. This noninvasive nose treatment only takes about 20 minutes to perform, results are immediate, and recovery time is minimal. However, results are temporary and maintaining them requires regular follow-up injections. Contact our Gainesville plastic surgery office for more information about nonsurgical rhinoplasty.

Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a type of nose plastic surgery procedure that uses special tools to reshape the nasal bones for a more refined nose shape and nose appearance. During this procedure, an open rhinoplasty technique is used for optimal exposure to the nasal bone. This method allows the plastic surgeon to reshape nasal bones without breaking them and in a way that is less traumatic to the region than with other techniques, as this technique does not damage the soft tissue or blood vessels covering the bone. This reduces swelling and bruising post-procedure, compared with traditional methods. The instrumentals allow our surgeon greater control and precision in remodeling the nose bones for greater control over the results.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed rhinoplasty, or internal rhinoplasty, technique involves making all incisions within the nose, leaving no visible scars on the outside of the nose. Corrections made to the nose’s cartilage, bone, and septum are each completed inside of the nose, within discreet nasal incisions. Due to its minimally invasive nature, the closed rhinoplasty method may provide shorter recovery times and reduced swelling following the procedure, compared with other methods and techniques used in cosmetic nose surgery. This procedure offers the added benefit of permanent results and corrections to dorsal humps, narrowing the nasal tip, or correction to the shape of the bridge of the nose, among other surgical nose alterations.

Open Rhinoplasty

The open rhinoplasty, also referred to as an external rhinoplasty technique, is used to correct both cosmetic and functional deficits of the nose. During this procedure, a small Z-shaped incision is made on the tissue located in between the nostrils, or the columella. This provides our plastic surgeons with the visibility and access to the bone, cartilage, and tissues of the nose required to effectively shape and alter their existing size, shape, or structure. When compared with a closed rhinoplasty, the open rhinoplasty affects a greater amount of nasal tissue, which can possibly prolong the recovery process. There is also the possibility of a small scar due to the columella incision, though any potential scar is cleverly hidden on the underside of the nose.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is for any patient who has previously undergone rhinoplasty and now desired improvement in the appearance and/or function of their nose. In order for our plastic surgeons to complete a revision rhinoplasty, the patient’s nose must be fully healed in order to endure another procedure, and fully healing can take up to 1 year. This procedure is typically more difficult to perform than the original rhinoplasty, as there may be numerous complex issues that must be addressed during the second surgery. As such, revision rhinoplasty requires an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, such as those with our practice, to adequately address possibly unforeseen problems or abnormalities. Contact us today for additional information or to schedule plastic surgery in Gainesville, Florida.

Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed by our esteemed plastic surgery team in our accredited surgical clinic. Depending on the extent of your procedure, your surgeon will use either local or general anesthesia. During the procedure, your plastic surgeon makes incisions between or inside of your nostrils, depending on the chosen technique. Then, the surgeon separates the skin from the cartilage or bone and then reshapes the nose. If your nose requires additional cartilage, your surgeon may transplant cartilage located elsewhere, such as deep inside of the nose or from the ear. If additional cartilage is required beyond this, an implant or bone graft (an additional bone added to the bone in the nose) may be necessary. Depending on the type of rhinoplasty performed, the procedure may take 1-2 hours or longer to perform. For additional information regarding your rhinoplasty procedure, contact our plastic surgery office.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Before the procedure, our Gainesville plastic surgeons will go through and provide patients with postoperative instructions to be followed throughout the recovery process. Following rhinoplasty surgery, your plastic surgeon may place a splint on your nose in order to help the nose retain its new shape while it begins the healing process. Nasal packs or splints may likewise be placed inside of the nostrils to stabilize the septum, which is located in between the nostrils. Patients may feel congested if the nose is swollen or packed with cotton. Patients are typically required to leave any splints or dressings in place for up to a week following their surgery. Regarding your rhinoplasty recovery time, initial swelling typically subsides after a few weeks, though it can take up to 1 year for your new nose to fully refine. During this time, you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it develops towards a more permanent result. It is extremely important to follow the provided post-surgical instructions carefully, particularly those regarding avoiding certain activities and environments while healing, alerting our surgical team right away in the event of an unexpected change, and keeping your follow-up appointments. To help reduce bleeding and swelling, patients should rest with their head elevated above their chest. Many patients feel healed enough to return to their daily routines after the first week of recovery, though certain activities should be avoided until healing is complete. Contact our office for additional information regarding the recovery process or to schedule plastic surgery in Gainesville.

Rhinoplasty Vs Septoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure performed for both reconstructive and cosmetic purposes. When performed for aesthetic reasons, cosmetic nasal surgery deals specifically with altering the shape, size, proportion, and overall appearance of the nose. When performed for reconstructive purposes, functional nasal surgery restores, improves, and addresses breathing through the nose. Our plastic surgery practice can also help you address both aspects during your rhinoplasty procedure. Septoplasty is a type of nasal surgery performed to straighten the bone and cartilage that divides the space between the two nostrils on the nose (septum). When the septum is crooked, it is referred to as a deviated septum. Having a deviated septum can make it harder for patients to effectively breathe through their nose and it may increase their risk of developing sinus infections due to poor nasal drainage. Contact us for additional information about our available cosmetic and reconstructive nose surgery procedures.

How To Prepare For Rhinoplasty

Prior to the procedure, patients attend an initial consultation, during which they discuss a number of different details with their plastic surgeon, such as their expectations for plastic surgery, their medical history, and which alternative or additional procedures may best benefit their aesthetic and cosmetic goals. Should patients be deemed candidates for this procedure, they will be instructed about which rhinoplasty preparation protocols to follow. Patients should arrange to have a friend or family member drive them home following their surgery, as they will be unable to drive due to the use of general anesthesia. For the first few days after receiving general anesthesia, patients may experience memory lapses, slowed reaction times, and impaired judgement. As such, it’s likewise important to arrange for a loved one or friend to stay with them for multiple days after the surgery to help them complete personal care tasks as they recover from the procedure.

Rhinoplasty Risks

Rhinoplasty is widely considered a safe plastic surgery procedure. Though unlikely, there are circumstances in which rhinoplasty side effects may occur. These side effects may occur, though they are generally easy to treat. As with all surgical procedures, rhinoplasty carries risks, which may include, but are not limited to: breathing difficulties, nosebleeds, infection, discoloration, anesthesia risks, swelling, nasal septum perforation, numbness in the nose, asymmetry, and scarring. Any risks associated with your procedure will be thoroughly explained and discussed during your consultation with our plastic surgeons.

Frequently Asked Questions

During the nose job recovery process, patients may wonder how long they should expect swelling to last. The duration of the healing process varies from patient to patient and the amount or degree of swelling depends on a variety of different factors, such as the rhinoplasty technique used, the skin’s thickness, and the invasiveness of the procedure. Generally, however, most patients are able to return to their daily routines approximately 2 weeks after surgery. At this point, the swelling has reduced to a point where it is not extremely noticeable. The nose will continue to heal over time, with final results of the rhinoplasty appearing after about a year. As the nose heals, the new shape and size of the nose becomes visible, with the vast majority of the swelling usually dissipating approximately 6 months after the procedure. However, those with extensive surgical procedures may require a year or more for the swelling to completely subside in their nasal region.

The cost of the procedure varies, depending on the exact treatment plan chosen, any additional procedures to be performed in combination with the rhinoplasty, and the extent of the rhinoplasty procedure, among other variables. Please refer to our rhinoplasty cost page for an estimated cost of the procedure. For additional information, please contact John W. Tyrone M.D. Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeons.

Patients who undergo rhinoplasty may experience some degree of discomfort from swelling, bruising, and congestion during their recovery process. However, more often than not, a rhinoplasty results in little-to-no pain. Our plastic surgeons perform the majority of rhinoplasties using general anesthesia, leaving the patient asleep so no pain is felt during the procedure. Regardless of the type of rhinoplasty procedure chosen, pain should be minimal and easily managed with medication, as directed by your cosmetic surgeon. The majority of our patients report that the most discomfort they experience during the recovery process is due to nasal congestion, which subsides with time.

The nose is among the most prominent features of the face. A nose that is proportionate to the other facial features and offers adequate contour to the face is crucial to optimal facial harmony. Individuals may feel uncomfortable with the appearance of their nose and, following their rhinoplasty, experience a significant degree of boost to their self-esteem once the proper changes are made. Additionally, a nose job generally alleviates any nasal breathing problems, allowing patients to enjoy fuller, more restful, and uninterrupted sleep. Healthy sleep is integral to health and wellness, helping us avoid serious health conditions and exercise mindfulness in our day to day lives. Among the many benefits of rhinoplasty are increased confidence, boosted self-esteem, reduced snoring, alleviated sinus congestion, improved airflow through the nose, a harmonized appearance to the face, a straighter and smoother shape, and complete satisfaction with the appearance of the nose.

Rhinoplasty is a highly individualized procedure. If a patient decides to undergo rhinoplasty, it should be a decision made by them and for their benefit alone. Good candidates for a nose job include patients who are physically healthy, don’t smoke, have fully developed facial features, and have a positive mindset and realistic goals in mind for the improvement of their appearance. Certain medical conditions might exclude patients from rhinoplasty. During the initial consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss any medical conditions that might prohibit you from undergoing a rhinoplasty procedure. The most effective way to determine candidacy for rhinoplasty is through a consultation with our plastic surgeons. Contact us today to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty in Florida!

With the exception of liquid rhinoplasty procedures, which are nonsurgical and offer temporary changes to the appearance of the nose, results from a rhinoplasty using surgical techniques are permanent once the nose is fully healed. Nose surgery may alter the shape and size of your nose, however, it will not change who you are. It can help you reclaim or restore your sense of self-confidence and boost your self-esteem. The change to your nose will be real and the results from your procedure will last a lifetime.

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