WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty, often called a "nose job," is an operation performed on the nose to change its appearance or functionality. Nose surgery reshapes the nose to enhance facial symmetry. While it is usually cosmetic, there are various non-cosmetic reasons to get rhinoplasty, such as correcting sinus issues or repairing injuries. Patients also visit Body Aesthetic Center for revision rhinoplasty after being dissatisfied with their previous nose surgery results. Our board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons specialize in all forms of rhinoplasty. They will masterfully configure the ideal proportions to flatter your other features and restore functionality.
Rhinoplasty can be performed for two reasons: functional and cosmetic. Functional rhinoplasty repairs deformities and nasal functions caused by injuries, congenital disabilities, and other medical reasons. The primary purpose of cosmetic rhinoplasty is to shape the exterior of the nose to achieve a symmetrical appearance that enhances the other facial features. On the other hand, functional rhinoplasty shapes the interior and exterior of the nose to unblock nasal passages and improve breathing..
RHINOPLASTY TECHNIQUES AND INCISIONS
Open rhinoplasty (external rhinoplasty) is performed through a small incision on the columella, the fleshy column separating the nostrils. With this technique, the rhinoplasty surgeon can access all parts of the nose and reshape it more easily. Open rhinoplasty is recommended for patients who require extensive work on the lower portion of the nose or straightening of the nasal tip. Our rhinoplasty surgeons in Miami make every effort to minimize scarring, so only you know the secret behind your flawless face.
During a closed rhinoplasty (or endonasal rhinoplasty), the surgeon creates incisions inside the nostrils so that scars remain entirely hidden inside the nose. This technique also allows for a faster operation and recovery period. While closed rhinoplasty has many benefits, it is reserved for patients with a symmetrical nose who wants to fix imperfections along the bridge or nasal tip. In most cases, it is used to reshape the tip of the nose, shorten it, or remove a bump or dorsal hump.
TYPES OF RHINOPLASTY
Traditional rhinoplasty corrects imperfections in the nose through different techniques and incisions. It can correct a crooked or "hooked" nose, eliminate nasal humps, and change the tip to harmonize with the other facial features. Rhinoplasty is customizable to meet each individual's aesthetic needs, regardless of gender or ethnic origin.
Tip rhinoplasty, or "tip-plasty," enhances the tip of the nose without affecting the nasal bone. It corrects bulbous (round) or boxy (rectangular) nasal tips. Tip-plasty can be performed through an open or closed incision technique and yields permanent results after a brief healing period.
Septoplasty, also known as nasal airway surgery, is a non-cosmetic rhinoplasty method designed to repair deviated septums. During this procedure, the rhinoplasty surgeon straightens the septum (the bone and cartilage located between the nostrils) to improve breathing and decrease sinus complications.
Revision rhinoplasty (often called secondary rhinoplasty) is performed on individuals who have had previous nose-shaping surgeries but remain dissatisfied with the results. A secondary nose job can either improve the nose's appearance or repair structural damage caused by a previous one.
An ethnic rhinoplasty is a specialized form of nose surgery in which the nose is reshaped to complement the patient's face without diminishing their ethnic features. Ethnic rhinoplasty requires a specialized approach, as every ethnicity has unique anatomical differences that dictate how the surgery should be performed.
Filler rhinoplasty is a non-surgical rhinoplasty method that utilizes injectable fillers to reshape the nose; there are no incisions or stitches involved. While filler rhinoplasty does not decrease the size of the nose, it straightens the nasal bridge, masks dorsal humps, and aligns asymmetries.
RHINOPLASTY RESULTS AND RECOVERY
Rhinoplasty delivers permanent new proportions after a 12-month healing period. Less invasive rhinoplasty methods will take less time to heal, but regardless of specifics, rhinoplasty patients should expect to wear a splint for one week after the operation. The splint will hold the nasal tissues in place and help them heal in their new alignments. Most bruising and swelling should subside after the first month, and patients can safely return to cardiovascular activities like jogging, swimming, and cycling. However, patients should avoid more strenuous actions like weight lifting, nose-blowing, and wearing glasses for at least 2 months. Numbness and other sensations should disappear between 3 to 6 months and the nose's final shape will fully refine after 12 months.
HOW MUCH DOES RHINOPLASTY COST?
The average cost of a nose job (rhinoplasty) at Body Aesthetic Center falls between $5,000 to $8,000USD, depending on the chosen method and technique. Our board-certified rhinoplasty surgeons in Miami will provide you with personalized pricing at your first consultation.
CANDIDATES FOR RHINOPLASTY
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Candidates for rhinoplasty should be physically healthy, not smoke, and have no medical conditions that would prevent them from healing or safely undergoing anesthesia. Patients should consider rhinoplasty once their facial growth is complete. Aside from these guidelines, you might be a good candidate for a nose job if you are dissatisfied with the size and shape of your nose respective to the surrounding facial features or are suffering from non-cosmetic complications such as a broken nose or deviated septum. Our Miami rhinoplasty surgeons thoroughly evaluate every patient's health and medical history to determine if the procedure can be safely and successfully performed.
A facelift is performed in different ways depending on the elected rhytidectomy method. Generally, the facelift surgeon creates an incision near the hairline, ear, or beneath the chin to access the treatment area. Afterward, the surgeon redistributes fat, tightens muscle layers, trims away excess skin, and redrapes the remaining skin over the new contours.
Many insurance providers reimburse patients for rhinoplasty if it corrects structural damage or improves breathing. Insurance providers have medical criteria and parameters to determine whether patients are eligible for surgical coverage. If you do not meet this criterion, rest assured that Body Aesthetic Center offers financing options that allow you to customize payment plans for manageable monthly payments.
Rhinoplasty carries risks that most other surgeries pose, such as bleeding, infection, and an adverse reaction to anesthesia. Other possible complications specific to rhinoplasty include (but are not limited to):
- Numbness in and around the nose
- Persistent swelling
- Skin discoloration
- Perforated septum
Rhinoplasty may also increase your risk of breathing problems and nose bleeds. Your Miami Aesthetic rhinoplasty surgeon will discuss how these risks apply to you..
Preparing for rhinoplasty surgery will require you to:
- Quit smoking at least 1 month before and after surgery.
- Cease alcohol consumption for at least 1 week before surgery.
- Complete labs and bloodwork .
- Adjust your current medications or supplements.
- Avoid taking aspirin or other blood-thinning drugs and vitamins for at least 2 weeks before surgery.
Body Aesthetic Center provides every patient with personalized instructions before surgery. Following these guidelines will reduce risks, promote faster healing, and ensure beautiful results.
You must protect your nose from injury after rhinoplasty surgery. Therefore, it is important to avoid strenuous activities like weight lifting, running, aerobic exercises, and other high-impact activities until cleared by your surgeon. Avoid sun exposure, ice packs, and foods that require a lot of chewing. Do not blow your nose. If you must sneeze, do so with your mouth open.
Blowing your nose or exercising is more likely to affect the results of your rhinoplasty than smiling. However, smiling immediately after a nose surgery will feel uncomfortable and is not recommended. It is safe to smile once the swelling subsides, but this can take anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks.
Since the nose consists of cartilage, bone, and skin, gaining or losing weight will not directly impact your rhinoplasty results. If your BMI is over 30, speak to your surgeon about your candidacy for a rhinoplasty procedure.
Unlike most cosmetic procedures that require an upgrade after several years, rhinoplasty results will last you a lifetime! Body Aesthetic Center's rhinoplasty surgeons are skilled and experienced in adjusting nose contours to deliver an aesthetically pleasing, youthful look.