- What is Rhinoplasty?
- Rhinoplasty Candidates
- Rhinoplasty Consultation
- Rhinoplasty Preparations
- Rhinoplasty Recovery
- Rhinoplasty Financing
- Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Are you unhappy with the size, length, or shape of your nose? Do you have difficulty breathing? If so, you may be a candidate for rhinoplasty.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed to reshape and reconstruct the nose, offering benefits that are both functional and aesthetic. The procedure can be performed via an open or closed approach, depending on your particular surgical needs. Both techniques heal well, and the incisions are easily hidden or virtually invisible. Occasionally, your body’s own cartilage may be needed to help build the framework of your new and improved nose.
Whether you are looking to streamline the nose’s incline, create a more petite nose, or require a reconstruction after a traumatic accident, our skilled plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group will discuss all of your options and guide you through the process each step of the way.
Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
Men and women who desire improvement in the shape of their nose and/or their ability to breath are ideal candidates for this procedure.
What is the Rhinoplasty Consultation Like?
During your consultation, you should feel free to ask as many questions as you need to so that you feel comfortable you have made the right choice with your plastic surgeon. You must also be honest with your plastic surgeon about any medical issues you have that could complicate your rhinoplasty.
In your consultation you will be able to see photos of past patients who have undergone the rhinoplasty procedure to get an idea of the work. You will also be educated about what exactly will go on during the surgery and why these steps are necessary.
If you have chosen the right plastic surgeon for your nose surgery, you should leave the consultation knowing you are in good hands.
How Do I Prepare for Rhinoplasty?
Individuals preparing for rhinoplasty should stop all medications that can increase the risk of excess bleeding in the weeks leading up to surgery. Patients should also arrange for a loved one to stay with them for the first few days after the operation to help with medications, adequate hydration, and nutritional needs.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from Rhinoplasty?
Our Jacksonville nose surgery team will help ensure a rapid recovery. The procedure is performed while the patient is under sedation or general anesthesia. Patients are asked to wear a nasal splint for approximately 7-10 days after the procedure. Some bruising does occur around the nose and eyes, but resolves within a few weeks. As the swelling diminishes, you will see the new and improved you. Some minor swelling can takes several months to completely resolve.
Is Financing Available for Rhinoplasty?
For patients suffering from breathing problems, rhinoplasty is often covered by their health insurance plan. Our staff is trained to help patients find the best coverage/financing options for their budget. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
How Do I Choose a Rhinoplasty Surgeon?
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures among both men and women. Whether you are correcting your nose for aesthetic reasons or to solve problems breathing, the rhinoplasty procedure can dramatically change the way you see yourself in the mirror.
When deciding who you want to perform your rhinoplasty, there are several things to keep in mind. Choosing a plastic surgeon is important and something that will take a bit of time. When researching a plastic surgeon to perform your nose surgery, consider their:
- Past performance
By choosing a plastic surgeon who has the experience and training necessary, you increase your chances for a successful outcome. Our doctors are plastic surgeons with years of experience in performing rhinoplasty. They will show you a book of before-and-after photos during your consultation so that you can see their past work. You will also be given the names of patients who have also undergone nose surgery to speak with about our doctors’ work.
Schedule a Consultation
To learn more about how rhinoplasty can improve the function and aesthetic of your nose, please contact our plastic surgeons today to schedule a consultation.
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