Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most commonly requested cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. Board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon, Dr. John Nees, offers the newest advancements in rhinoplasty, less than an hour from Miami.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty—also known as a ‘nose job’—is a surgical procedure to change the shape of your nose. Since your nose is made up of structural bone, cartilage, and skin, rhinoplasty can be used to alter all three.

During your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Nees, you will be able to explore your motivations and expectations of surgery, as well as the options available to you.

What are the available types of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty procedures can be divided into two categories—functional and cosmetic. Your reasons for visiting Dr. Nees to discuss rhinoplasty could be for a combination of functional and cosmetic reasons.

If you have nasal issues that impact your ability to breathe, you are likely seeking out rhinoplasty options to resolve this issue. Breathing difficulties can impact our quality of life, our ability to sleep, and our ability to enjoy physical activity. Likewise, your nose is the focal point of the face, and if you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, it can impact your self-confidence and enjoyment of life.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Dr. Nees uses functional rhinoplasty to correct breathing obstructions. Breathing obstructions in your nose can be caused by congenital issues or by physical damage to the nose—through an accident or injury, for example. By reshaping the cartilage and bones of your nose, Dr. Nees is able to improve your nasal contours, allowing you to breathe better.

Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

When your reason for considering cosmetic surgery is to “look better,” sculpting a stronger and more refined facial profile through rhinoplasty can be at the top of your research list.

In cosmetic rhinoplasty, Dr. Nees will take time to evaluate your nose.

How could it better complement your unique facial features and bone structure? 

how would your appearance benefit from changes to the three vaults—the upper, the middle, and the lower? 

Dr. Nees places great importance on maintaining proper proportions and delivering a strong, aesthetically beautiful result, which can require treatment to several areas of the nose.

What are the common reasons for rhinoplasty?

There are a great many reasons why you might be considering rhinoplasty. As one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the U.S. to date, the reasons can cover a plethora of functional issues, including:

  • Deviated septum
  • Enlarged turbinates
  • Nasal polyps
  • Nasal fracture
  • Saddle deformity
  • Breathing difficulties

Some patients may also choose rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons. Dissatisfaction with the appearance of your nose, or the way it affects your facial profile, can negatively impact your confidence in social situations.

Whatever your personal reasons may be, Dr. Nees can help you to achieve the quality outcome you deserve.

Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty?

The best candidates for rhinoplasty are those with a reasonable expectation of what the procedure can achieve, and a good understanding of what is involved in the procedure.

It is for this reason that Dr. Nees provides extensive consultation with each patient. Your physical exam will enable Dr. Nees to assess your facial features and develop a customized plan that meets your needs. More than this, it will allow Dr. Nees to discuss your motivations and expectations, and to address any questions that weigh on your own mind.

In general, the ideal candidate for any surgery is one that is in good health, who does not smoke or consume drugs. They should understand that there is a recovery time involved with any surgical procedure. Patients who maintain a generally positive attitude about life also cope better post-surgery.

How should I prepare for rhinoplasty?

Prior to surgery, Dr. Nees will provide customized care instructions to help you prepare. Your customized care plan will guide you in areas around your diet and lifestyle.

Your personal care plan will also detail times and dates for your pre-surgery examinations and lab work. As part of your preparations, it is vital that you keep Dr. Nees informed about any changes to the medications, vitamins, or supplements you take.

What should I expect while recovering from rhinoplasty?

You will likely experience some swelling and bruising following rhinoplasty. The area will be bandaged, and you may have a small splint in place to help your nose heal in its new shape. It is important that you organize for a friend or family member to drive you home post-surgery, as you will be given anesthesia during surgery.

Healing times can vary greatly, although the majority of patients take 7-14 days to rest and recover at home following rhinoplasty. This will also allow you time for the swelling to go down, and for your facial contours to return to normal.

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Results vary between patients.

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