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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 more to improve facial harmony. In cases where a previous rhinoplasty failed to give satisfying results, a revision rhinoplasty can be performed.

Who Chooses the Procedure?

“In our competitive business and active social environments, noses tend to be a great source of frustration. When the nose doesn’t fit the face, one often feels self-conscious, losing self-confidence. These people can often solve their image problems with rhinoplasty,” says Boca Raton plastic surgeon, Dr. Jonathan R. Berman.
Nose reshaping surgery, or rhinoplasty, is among the most commonly requested procedures for men and women from their teens through their 50’s. Men undergo nose reshaping more than any other cosmetic procedure, according to statistics from the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. Dr. Berman, a double board certified plastic surgeon, can reshape your nose if it is too big, too small, has a noticeable hump in the bridge, is hooked, has a bulbous tip, or too narrow or wide a span between the eyes. Noses that are at an odd angle between the eyes and upper lip, or are too narrow or wide at the nostrils, can also be corrected through rhinoplasty at his Boca Raton plastic surgery practice. “The most important results of today’s nose surgery is that the surgeon achieves a look that is natural and elegant, rather than exotic. In no way should the nose look ‘done.’ Instead, the key is to choose appropriate techniques to augment the strengths of the patient’s facial features and diminish its weaknesses,” says Dr. Berman. He also has extensive experience with revision procedures, correcting a previous rhinoplasty to help patients achieve the results they always desired.

Customizing Your Procedure

Dr. Berman is experienced in several advanced techniques to help you achieve the nose you want. He might suggest one of the following, based on your concerns, goals, and anatomy:

Closed Rhinoplasty

In the closed rhinoplasty, all the corrections are done within the nose to avoid any visible scarring. The nose can then be lifted back so that Dr. Berman can have better visibility. This technique is best for those who only need minor changes made to the nose.

Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty

Dr. Berman might recommend the nonsurgical rhinoplasty to those who are not ready for a surgical procedure or want to “try out” what a surgical rhinoplasty can do. The nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves the use of fillers to change the shape of the bridge or tip of the nose.

How is the Rhinoplasty Performed?

As in all our other plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed in our onsite accredited ambulatory surgical facility, which is certified by the American Academy of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities. All staff have been hand-picked by Dr. Berman to assure his patients of 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. An outpatient 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 by cutting, trimming or manipulating the cartilage and bone through the nasal incisions. The procedure generally takes about 90 minutes to complete.

What to Expect During Recovery

Our rhinoplasty patients go home with nasal packing, which Dr. Berman removes in 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.

Your Rhinoplasty Results

Swelling from a surgical rhinoplasty can linger for many months, obscuring your true results. However, as swelling begins to diminish, patients can enjoy their enhanced nose and more harmonious facial features. Patients can enjoy permanent results from their rhinoplasty procedure, often reporting an improvement in self-confidence as well.

Why Choose Berman Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Berman is known in the Boca Raton, Miami, Ft Lauderdale and Palm Beaches as the go-to nose surgeon and nose specialist. South Florida patients seek his help when they are unhappy with the shape or function of the nose. If you or a family member wish to discuss the rhinoplasty procedure, contact us at our Boca Raton plastic surgery office by calling 561-417-0171 or completing this online consultation form.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can a nose job make your nose smaller?

Yes. This is called a reduction rhinoplasty. Your nose size and shape can be changed from the tip to the bridge.

Can I sleep on my side after rhinoplasty?

It is recommended to sleep on your back elevated post rhinoplasty surgery.

Can nasal polyps change shape of nose?

If nasal polyps are large they can change the shape of the nose.

Does deviated septum surgery change your nose?

Deviated septum surgery can help straighten your nose by reshaping the wall between your nasal passages and can help relieve nasal airway blockage.

Does your voice change after rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty does not change your voice but may change the tone of your singing voice.

Do spreader grafts widen the nose?

Yes spreader grafts can slightly widen the nose.

How long are you swollen after rhinoplasty?

It takes a full 6 months for all swelling to subside post rhinoplasty.

How long does a nose job take to perform?

2-3.5 hours.

How long does non surgical rhinoplasty last?

Everyone is going to be different. The filler used is said to last 6-9 months.

How long do splints stay in after septoplasty?

7 days.

How should I sleep after nose surgery?

Elevated on your back.

How should I sleep after rhinoplasty?

Elevated on your back.

How long is recovery from rhinoplasty?

7-10 days.

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What are the side effects of rhinoplasty?

There are different risks involved with every surgery. Most common are bleeding, infection, hematoma. All risks are discussed at the pre-op appointment.

What is a bulbous nose tip?

More rounded nose tip.

What is closed rhinoplasty?

Surgery is performed inside the nostrils and incisions are hidden in the nose.

What is external rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty. Small incision is made under the nose and the soft tissue is elevated allowing easy access to the bone and cartilage structure.

Will the tip of my nose get smaller after rhinoplasty?

Yes. This is called a reduction rhinoplasty. Your nose size and shape can be changed from the tip to the bridge.

Why do nose jobs collapse?

If to much cartilage is removed during surgery or if a complication causes the cartilage to die the nose can collapse.

What types of nose jobs are there?

Open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, non-surgical rhinoplasty.

Do nose jobs last forever?

Surgical rhinoplasty are permanent.

Can you die from rhinoplasty?

There is always a risk of death with any type of surgery you undergo.

Can rhinoplasty help sinus problems?

Rhinoplasty will not heal sinus problems but can improve the function of your nose so you can breathe easier.

Can nasal bone be shaped?

A scalpel can be used to carefully remove excess cartilage to carefully shape the bone.

How bad is nose job recovery?

The first 24 hours is the worst post rhinoplasty.

How do I prepare for a nose job?

Get medical clearance, lab test, stop smoking, avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding.

How much does a rhinoplasty cost?

Dr. Berman, who is also a board certified otolaryngologist, says that the surgery may also relieve some breathing problems and, therefore, be covered at least in part by insurance, as are noses damaged by trauma or congenital deformity. If the rhinoplasty is performed only for cosmetic purposes, insurance will likely not cover it. Dr. Berman will go over the cost of your rhinoplasty procedure during a consultation. The exact price will depend on the techniques being used.

How can I reduce swelling after rhinoplasty?

Swelling is a natural part of the rhinoplasty procedure, like any surgical procedure. You can reduce swelling by applying ice to the nose. You should also keep the head elevated and avoid bending down or other movements that would cause blood flow to the nose. Dr. Berman will provide his patients with a detailed recovery time-line and instructions that should be followed closely to ensure proper healing.

What is a revision rhinoplasty?

A revision rhinoplasty, also referred to as a secondary rhinoplasty, is a plastic surgery procedure that attempts to address problems, complications or trauma following a previous rhinoplasty surgery. The secondary rhinoplasty may be performed to address cosmetic concerns that were not properly met on the first procedure, such as healing problems, and or cosmetic issues which became apparent several months after the swelling has gone down. The revision rhinoplasty is a very delicate, complex and challenging procedure to perform successfully with only 1-2 millimeters between failure and success. That is why it is imperative to select a surgeon who is not only an experienced and qualified rhinoplasty surgeon, but also a revision rhinoplasty specialist who is familiar with the very delicate and complicated procedure of repairing the nose following a previous (primary) rhinoplasty procedure.

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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 25 years of practice experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.

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