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When a nose is beautiful, it fits harmoniously with the other features of the face. It doesn’t jump out at you. In fact, other features, such as the eyes or lips, draw the eye more. There are as many different noses as there are faces. Ethnicity, genetics, and facial symmetry come into play. And, unlike decades ago, when most patients and plastic surgeons took a cookie-cutter approach to nose reshaping and one could spot a nose job at a party, today’s perfect look is as varied as the face on which it sits.
What is a Rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that is performed for cosmetic purposes. A primary rhinoplasty works with the natural nose to enhance its size, shape, projection, and to improve facial harmony. In cases where a previous rhinoplasty failed to give satisfying results, a revision rhinoplasty can be performed.
Appearance Issues Nose Surgery Can Fix
Dr. Berman, a double board-certified plastic surgeon, can reshape your nose in any number of ways to correct many issues, including:
- Reducing noses that are too big
- Augmenting small noses
- Removing a noticeable hump in the bridge
- Reducing a hooked appearance
- Slimming a bulbous nose tip
- Narrowing or widening the span between the eyes
- Adjusting the angle between the eyes and upper lip
- Narrowing or widening the nostrils
Whatever the reason that you’re interested in nasal surgery, Dr. Berman can correct your issues through rhinoplasty at his South Florida plastic surgery practice.
Good Candidates for Rhinoplasty
Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is among the most commonly requested procedures for men and women from their teens through their 50s. Interestingly, men undergo nose reshaping more than any other cosmetic procedure, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
Rhinoplasty may also be recommended for people with breathing problems, commonly caused by a deviated septum, which can be corrected during a rhinoplasty procedure.
Good candidates for nasal surgery should be in good health, not smoke, and have realistic expectations for what results a plastic surgeon can achieve. In addition, they should not have any underlying health problems that would prevent them from having surgery.
The best way to know if this procedure can help you achieve the facial appearance you desire is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Berman, in which he can examine your nose and face, take your medical history, and make recommendations for a personalized treatment plan.
Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures
Dr. Berman is experienced in several advanced techniques to help you achieve the nose you want. He might suggest any of the following rhinoplasty techniques, based on your concerns, goals, and anatomy.
Above all, Dr. Berman’s goal of rhinoplasty surgery is to achieve a natural, elegant look, rather than an exotic or drastically different shape. To avoid looking “done” at all costs, Dr. Berman chooses specific rhinoplasty techniques that augment the strengths of the patient’s facial features while minimizing the weaknesses.
For more significant procedures, Dr. Berman will likely choose an open technique for better access and visualization of nasal tissues. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made through the columella, which is the skin that separates the right and left nostrils. Through this incision, Dr. Berman can manipulate cartilage, skin, and bone to achieve the desired look. The incision will be closed with sutures and there will be no visible long-term scarring.
In the closed rhinoplasty, all the corrections are done within the nose to avoid any visible scarring. Incisions may be used within nostrils, but the columella will be left intact. This technique is best for those who only need minor changes made to the nose.
Non-Surgical (Liquid) Rhinoplasty
Dr. Berman might recommend the non-surgical rhinoplasty to those who are not ready for a surgical procedure or want to “try out” what a surgical rhinoplasty can do. A liquid rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal fillers to subtly change the shape of the bridge or tip of the nose. Results from a non-surgcial nose job are temporary, lasting between six months to a year before needing re-treatment or surgical rhinoplasty.
For those who have had rhinoplasties in the past, but are not satisfied with the results, a revision rhinoplasty can bring satisfaction in your appearance using either an open or closed technique. Correcting other doctors’ rhinoplasties is a delicate procedure that you can trust double board-certified rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Berman to perform with the utmost care and best results.
What to Expect From a Rhinoplasty Consultation
During a consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jonathan Berman, three things will happen. First, you’ll tell him your concerns, reasons for seeking surgery, and goals you have in mind. Then, he will perform an examination and take your full medical history to ensure you’re a good candidate for the procedure. Finally, you and Dr. Berman will map out a personalized surgery plan that works best for your timeline.
Depending on your needs and concerns, this process could take a single appointment or require multiple consultations. Either way, Dr. Berman will be committed to getting you the plastic surgery results you want in Boca Raton, FL.
Preparing for Nose Surgery
Although not as large a procedure as other cosmetic surgeries, nasal surgery is still considered a major procedure, as it affects sensitive tissues in the face. This means good preparation is key to a successful surgery and smooth healing process.
In preparation for rhinoplasty, Dr. Berman will instruct you to stop or adjust certain medications, as well as quit smoking and drinking alcohol a certain number of days before surgery. You will also need to have a friend or family member take you to and from the surgery center on the day of the procedure, and schedule several days to be off of work as you recover.
How is a Rhinoplasty Performed?
As in all our other plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis in our on-site accredited ambulatory surgical facility, which is certified by the American Academy of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAASF).
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia. Depending upon whether the procedure is an open or closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nose and Dr. Berman reshapes the nose structure by cutting, trimming, or manipulating the cartilage and bone through the nasal incisions. When additional cartilage is needed to enlarge parts of the nose, Dr. Berman can take cartilage from the septum or, in some cases, the ear. The procedure generally takes about 90 minutes to complete.
All our staff members have been hand-picked by Dr. Berman to ensure patients receive the highest level of personal attention, skill, and safety. Dr. Berman uses the services of board-certified anesthesiologists, as he wants to be certain his patients have the best. Our patients enjoy a 0% infection rate and a combined 60+ years of experience among our surgery staff members.
What to Expect During Recovery
Our surgical rhinoplasty patients go home with nasal packing, which Dr. Berman removes at a follow-up appointment after about two days, as well as a nasal splint, which comes off in about seven days. Patients experience little pain or swelling and can go back to normal activities in about 10 days.
With a closed rhinoplasty, since the surgery is done from inside the nose, there are no visible scars. In an open rhinoplasty, a tiny incision will have been made in the columella which, for most patients, heals into an invisible scar in the long-term.
Liquid, or non-surgical, rhinoplasty patients can leave immediately after the procedure. There may be some swelling or redness in the area, which should subside within a week.
Your Rhinoplasty Boca Raton Results
Although your surgical rhinoplasty results will technically be visible immediately, some swelling can linger for many months, obscuring your true results. However, as swelling begins to diminish, a patient can enjoy their enhanced nose and more harmonious facial features. Rhinoplasty surgery provides permanent results, often leading to patients’ reporting an improvement in self-confidence as well.
See for yourself with rhinoplasty before-and-after photos in our patient gallery.
Rhinoplasty Surgery in Boca Raton, FL
Dr. Berman is known in the Boca Raton, Miami, Ft Lauderdale, and Palm Beach areas in Florida as the go-to nose surgeon and nose specialist. To learn more about this procedure and Dr. Berman’s expertise in rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation with him today. Get started by calling us at 561.235.3208 or filling out a contact form on our website.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.