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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:

Open Rhinoplasty

In the open approach, a small incision is made in the columella, the tiny piece of tissue between the nostrils. For the patient, the open procedure may require a bit more recovery time than a closed procedure, but otherwise, they are quite similar in terms of postop care. The open rhinoplasty allows for more reshaping and is the primary technique used during a revision procedure.

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.

Real Patient Reviews

Dr. Berman did an amazing job fixing my nose that appeared to be "lopsided." He performed a "liquid rhinoplasty." I am thrilled with the results and highly recommend Dr. Berman to anyone looking for a highly skilled plastic surgeon.

-Real Patient Review

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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.

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