Many people are unhappy with the nose that they were born with, making rhinoplasty one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed yearly. Board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., M.D., F.A.C.S., perform rhinoplasty and other cosmetic procedures at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery, for the residents of Fort Lauderdale and Broward County.
WHAT IS RHINOPLASTY?
Rhinoplasty, often called a nose job, is a form of surgery used to shape the nose. During rhinoplasty, the cartilage, bone and soft tissues of the nose are sculpted. This technique can correct many common nose shape-related complaints, such as a large tip, a bump on the bridge, an asymmetrical shape or a downturned tip. Fort Lauderdale and Broward County area patients can also undergo rhinoplasty surgery to fix a number of structural concerns, such as a deviated septum or broken nose.
BENEFITS OF RHINOPLASTY
The nose sits right smack in the middle of the face and draws a lot of attention to itself even though many don’t realize it. When your nose is off, your entire appearance is off. For this reason, rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty surgery is used to improve aesthetic, as well as structural flaws in the nose, such as damaged tissue caused by past injury or genetics. Rhinoplasty may also be used to eliminate breathing problems caused by such structural problems as a deviated septum. Cosmetically, rhinoplasty may be used to correct a nose that is off-center, asymmetrical, misshapen, has a bump or “ski slope” on the bridge, appears too broad or too thin for the face, a tip with an irregular shape or virtually any other aspect of the appearance of your nose that you are not happy with. Rhinoplasty surgery provides the following benefits:
Corrects the size of your nose to make it proportionate to other facial structures
Corrects the width of the nose at the bridge, whether it is too thick or too thin
Improves and streamlines your profile by smoothing out visible bumps or depressions on the bridge
Repairs the tip of the nose, be it large, upturned, hook-like, round or droopy
Balances and harmonizes nostrils that are too large, wide, flared, upturned or asymmetrical
Centers a nose that is not properly centered in the face
IS RHINOPLASTY RIGHT FOR ME?
If you’re unhappy with the way your nose looks, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you. This surgery can address many patients’ concerns with the size, shape or proportions of their nose. If you are an adult in good overall health, and you are searching for a way to permanently reshape your nose, you may be a good candidate for a nose job.
HOW INVOLVED IS THE RHINOPLASTY PROCEDURE?
This surgery requires general anesthesia and takes around two hours. It is performed through incisions inside each nostril, and sometimes an additional incision in the skin between the nostrils. Dr. Eberle will reshape the cartilage, bone and soft tissues forming the structure of the nose. The surgical techniques used during rhinoplasty can include trimming away cartilage and skin, adding a synthetic implant, resetting the bone or re-contouring existing tissues.
HOW LONG IS THE RECOVERY AFTER NOSE JOB?
Following rhinoplasty procedures, the nose is held together with a splint as it heals. Common side effects include discomfort, tenderness, swelling, bruising and bleeding. Sometimes these bruises extend to the eye area, giving patients black eyes. Some patients find these side effects to be a bit surprising or unsettling, but they usually subside within a week. Patients are usually back to work within one to two weeks, although strenuous exercise should be avoided for at least a month.
HOW MUCH DOES A NOSE JOB COST?
The exact cost of your rhinoplasty depends on the extent of reshaping being done, the specific surgical techniques used and other considerations. Surgeries performed strictly for cosmetic reasons are not covered by health insurance. Reconstructive rhinoplasty performed to correct structural defects, such as a broken nose or deviated septum, may be covered by insurance. Financing is available.
WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT?
If you live in Fort Lauderdale or Broward County, and you’ve always wished your nose was thinner, that the tip was more upturned or that the bridge was more defined, rhinoplasty surgery may be right for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Nathan Eberle, M.D., D.D.S., at the Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today for your consultation.