Rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a nose job, reshapes the nose by decreasing or increasing size, changing the tip or bridge, narrowing the nostrils’ span, removing a bump, or changing the angle between the upper lip and nose.
Nose contour is a vital component of facial appearance. Profound or subtle, refined or distorted, nose proportion is critical to facial symmetry. An oversized or undersized nose will distract from other facial features. However, a balanced nose brings the whole face into harmony, allowing facial beauty to flourish.
Rhinoplasty in Boca Raton is an aesthetic procedure that promotes an attractive face. Many men and women in South Florida seek a nose correction for personal or professional reasons. Understanding improved nose contour can positively impact other facial features.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Bradley offers rhinoplasty to enhance facial appearances by correcting size or shape issues. He customizes the surgery to adhere to each patient’s aesthetic goals. Rhinoplasty also provides a bonus with a more open nasal passage for unobstructed airflow to improve breathing and quality of life.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Dr. Bradley offers rhinoplasty in Ft. Lauderdale for patients dealing with aesthetic or functional issues. These may include a prominent tip or bridge, flared nostrils, or an unsightly hump. Rhinoplasty also can open nasal passages to improve breathing and nose function.
Rhinoplasty surgery takes one to three hours from beginning to end. Most surgeries are a closed rhinoplasty; incisions are inside the nose with a small incision fashioned between the nostrils. When Dr. Bradley needs more access to the nasal structures, an open technique involves a more invasive process. It allows Dr. Bradley to produce optimal symmetry, reinforce tissue to limit shifting, and produce results not possible with the closed technique. Any scarring is inconspicuous, residing under the nose between the nostrils.
Rhinoplasty often alleviates breathing problems and corrects birth defects. A nose job can also make your nose more proportionate to other features on your face, enhancing your self-esteem. The primary objectives of rhinoplasty are:
- A more proportionate nose for facial balance
- To improve nose appearance
- To reduce nose length or width
- To improve breathing with open nasal passages
Because results vary from patient to patient, Dr. Bradley may suggest other facial improvements to compliment nose reshaping and improve facial symmetry.
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Am I a good candidate for a rhinoplasty?
Healthy patients who are seeking improvement, not perfection, are well-suited for this procedure. Teenagers should wait to have surgery until their nose has reached its mature, adult size.
How do I prepare for surgery?
Dr. Bradley will give you guidelines on eating and drinking and avoiding medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, and smoking. Following these recommendations is essential for a smooth surgery. Ensure someone will be able to drive you home from the procedure and help you around the house for a few days.
What does surgery involve?
Dr. Bradley detaches the nose’s skin, then removes or adds cartilage and bone to achieve the desired shape. He then drapes the skin over your new nose.
Will I be able to go home after surgery?
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure. We do ask that you have a responsible adult to drive you home afterward, since you will still be groggy from the anesthesia.
When can I return to my normal lifestyle?
You should be back to work within one to two weeks, but avoid strenuous activities for at least two to three weeks. You usually see an immediate difference, but it might take up to a year before your final look is apparent.