Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Rhinoplasty — commonly known as a nose job — is the surgical reshaping of a patient's nose. Cosmetic nose surgery is also performed in cases of trauma, disease or congenital malformation. This procedure may be performed for aesthetic or medical reasons. Patients may feel that their nose is too large, too small, too wide or too narrow. Some patients may dislike the hump on their nose, their nose may be crooked or their nostrils may be too large or too small. Regarded as one of the best surgeons in Gainesville, FL, Dr. Poser has the goal of taking a patient’s visible insecurities and transforming them into features which restore self-confidence and self-esteem. Schedule a consultation for cosmetic face surgery today.

Types Of Rhinoplasty Procedures

Nose surgery may either add tissue to the nose — augmentation rhinoplasty —  or remove tissue from the nose — reduction rhinoplasty. Before the plastic surgery nose procedure begins, general anesthesia is administered to patients. Dr. Poser will then perform either an open procedure or a closed procedure to reshape the patient's nose. The exact surgery procedure may vary as each patient has different nasal anatomy, the purpose for surgery (cosmetic or functional), and desired nasal structure. During a closed procedure, the surgeon operates from within the patient's nose. In an open procedure, the surgeon makes an incision through the columella, the flesh that separates one nostril from another. A septoplasty may also be required to treat a deviated septum during the surgery.

Who Is A Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

The most accurate and effective way to determine rhinoplasty candidacy is through a consultation with our Dr. Poser. Important information, such as medical history, nasal concerns, and aesthetic goals will be discussed during the consultation. To create an optimal treatment plan, preoperative planning is necessary. With the aid of digital manipulation, Dr. Poser will work with patients to develop an exact plan that addresses nasal features and outlines the exact degree of correction necessary to give patients a desired aesthetic. Once candidacy is confirmed, patients may schedule the appointment for rhinoplasty in Gainesville, FL — contact Poser Plastic Surgery Center.

How To Prepare For Rhinoplasty

The team at Poser Plastic Surgery Center will thoroughly assist each patient in preparing for their procedure. Before the surgery, the patient should be free of any respiratory problems, which includes the common cold. Patients should stop taking medications that cause the blood to thin, such as aspirin. Patients must also restrict themselves from eating or drinking beginning at midnight before the rhinoplasty procedure, so as to avoid complications while under general anesthesia during surgery. Additionally, patients must ensure reliable transportation to and from the plastic surgery center due to the effects of general anesthesia and to ensure proper recovery thereafter.

What To Expect After Rhinoplasty Surgery

Using the preoperative planning completed during the consultation, Dr. Poser will reconstruct or sculpt nasal bones and cartilage to create the desired nasal appearance. Once the nose plastic surgery is completed, patients will have a nasal splint applied for at least a week. The nostrils will also be packed with gauze. The gauze must remain inside of the nose for one day or more — patients may begin to gently clean the edges of the nostrils using peroxide after a few days. After nasal surgery, mild swelling and bruising are expected. Patients may typically resume daily activities within one week.