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 a rhinoplasty, a procedure performed to reshape and reconstruct the nose. The benefits of rhinoplasty can be both functional and aesthetic and a rhinoplasty 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, you body’s own cartilage made 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 board-certified plastic surgeons at Florida Plastic Surgery Group will discuss all of your options and guide you through the process each step of the way.
Preparing for Your Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping
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.
How do I prepare for my rhinoplasty?
Patients 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.
Recovering After Your Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping
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.
Financing for Your Cosmetic Surgery
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/plastic surgery financing options for our patients. Please view our financing page to learn about the options available to you.
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.