Rhinoplasty In Gainesville, FL

The nose is the centerpiece of the face, and even subtle alterations to nasal bones and cartilage can dramatically improve one’s appearance. Prominent humps can be removed, delicate tip cartilages can be refined, and the nostrils can be narrowed. Just like all plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty or nose surgery must be customized to the patient’s needs and desires. Depending on the patient’s desire, nasal reshaping with a rhinoplasty can provide subtle improvements in nasal appearance or dramatic results.

Dr. Tyrone, our plastic surgeon in Gainesville, FL, and the entire team at John W. Tyrone M.D. Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery delivers beautiful results for all types of facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about all our plastic surgery face procedures, including 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 that 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, 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 and aesthetic enhancements.

Why Get Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” enhances a patient’s overall face by improving the shape and size of the nose. It can be done for a variety of health or cosmetic reasons, and this surgery changes the shape of the nose by modifying the bone or cartilage. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common types of plastic surgery we perform, and if you decide to get rhinoplasty, our Dr. Tyrone or Dr. Khairalla will work with you to elevate your natural beauty and facial appearance.

Types Of Rhinoplasty

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 surgeon 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 surgeon 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 and requires no overnight stay. Your plastic surgeon will use local or general anesthesia. Once you’re numb or unconscious, the surgeon will make cuts between or inside your nostrils. They’ll separate your skin from your cartilage or bone and then start the reshaping process. If your new nose needs a small amount of additional cartilage, your doctor may remove some from your ear or deep inside your nose. If more is needed, you might get an implant or a bone graft. A bone graft is an additional bone that’s added to the bone in your nose. Rhinoplasty usually takes between one and two hours. If the surgery is complex, it might take longer.

Rhinoplasty Recovery

After surgery, a surgeon might place a metal or plastic stint in your nose so it retains the new shape while it heals. Packing might also be placed on the inside as well. While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. During this time you may notice gradual changes in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. To reduce bleeding and swelling, patients will want to rest with their head elevated above their chest. If the nose is swollen or packed with cotton, patients might feel congested. Patients are usually required to leave splints and dressings in place for up to a week after surgery. A surgeon will inform you of activities to avoid a few weeks after surgery that might include the following.

  • Running Or Other Strenuous Activity
  • Swimming
  • Blowing Your Nose
  • Excessive Chewing
  • Laughing, Smiling, Or Other Facial Expressions
  • Pulling Clothes Over Your Head
  • Resting Eyeglasses On Your Nose
  • Vigorous Teeth Brushing

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 judgment. 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

Before undergoing any type of rhinoplasty, patients should be aware of the risks. As with other plastic surgery procedures, our team will discuss the side effects with you before surgery. The side effects of rhinoplasty include the following.

  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Nosebleeds
  • Numbing
  • Pain
  • Asymmetry
  • Scarring
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Anesthesia Risks
  • Poor Wound Healing
  • Nasal Septal Perforation

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, MD, PLLC, Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.

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 surgeon 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 — patients should do it for themselves and how they want to look. Good candidates for a nose job include patients who are physically healthy, don’t smoke, have a fully-grown face, 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, a plastic surgeon will discuss any medical conditions that might prohibit you from having rhinoplasty.

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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