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What Is Rhinoplasty?
When deciding on a doctor for your rhinoplasty, it is crucial to understand what rhinoplasty entails A nose job or “nose reshaping,” as some may call it, is an operation performed by a professional plastic surgeon to change the physical appearance of one’s nose.
Rhinoplasty can involve modifications ranging from reducing the size of one’s nose to straightening an oddly curved one. Rhinoplasty is also commonly used to treat medical issues like nasal obstruction due to structural defects.
What to Look for when Choosing a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
Before beginning your search for a rhinoplasty surgeon, you should have clear goals and a good understanding concerning aesthetic or medical concerns.
List any breathing issues, evaluate the shape and appearance of your nose, and decide which changes you would like made during the operation. Knowing this information beforehand will make it easier to find the right doctor to provide you with the desired nose surgery.
Look for Experience and Training
When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, it is important to look for one with extensive experience in rhinoplasty surgery and the necessary training and certifications. Look for a surgeon board certified in plastic surgery or otolaryngology, also known as ear, nose, and throat (ENT) surgery. Being board certified in plastic surgery or otolaryngology ensures that the surgeon has received specialized training in rhinoplasty procedures, providing advanced care and positive results.
It would be best to ask your potential rhinoplasty surgeon about their experience with rhinoplasty surgeries, including how many rhinoplasties they have performed and their success rate.
Ask Questions About the Procedure
Before you commit to rhinoplasty surgery, make sure that you ask the rhinoplasty surgeon any questions that you have about the procedure, including what type of rhinoplasty they specialize in and the expected results. It is also helpful to discuss possible anesthesia and recovery times with your rhinoplasty surgeon, so you are informed before surgery.
Ask About the Anesthesia Options
Determining which anesthesia options are available to you when undergoing rhinoplasty surgery is advisable. Options may include local anesthesia, general anesthesia, IV sedation, or a combination of IV and local anesthesia. Ask about the e doctor’s preference and what they think is best for you.
It’s important to feel comfortable with your rhinoplasty surgeon so you can discuss your expectations openly and honestly. During your consultation, consider whether the doctor listens carefully to your concerns and answers your questions clearly and accurately.
You can expect the best results possible when rhinoplasty is performed by a professional who takes the time to understand your needs. If you don’t feel like you are getting the information you need or if something makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to look for another rhinoplasty surgeon.
A surgical procedure like rhinoplasty can provide many different benefits. Functional rhinoplasty can reduce snoring, problems with breathing, nasal discomfort, and chronic nasal issues Cosmetic Rhinoplasty corrects humps, improves symmetry, and restores balance.
Here are some top reasons patients choose customized rhinoplasty in Miami with Dr. Bustillo:
Improved Nasal Symmetry
A rhinoplasty procedure can help to significantly improve the symmetry of the nasal tip, which may be improved in terms of projection, height, and width. This can result in a more balanced nasal appearance.
Rhinoplasty not only improves the visual look of the nose but also has functional benefits, such as improved nasal airflow. If there is a nasal obstruction or other nasal shape irregularities, it can be corrected to improve breathing and nasal function.
Rhinoplasty surgery can help restore patient confidence by improving the overall look of their nose. For many people, a reshaped nasal tip and improved symmetry provide greater self-esteem and allow them to feel more comfortable in social situations.
Enhanced Facial Harmony
Finally, nasal surgery can help balance the overall look of the face by providing a more harmonious nasal shape. Nasal surgery can improve the face, helping someone look more youthful and refreshed.
By considering all the potential benefits that rhinoplasty can provide, patients can be confident that they will get safe, effective, and long-lasting results.
Several surgical techniques can be used during rhinoplasty to improve the aesthetic appearance or function of the nose. These include:
Piezo ultrasonic instruments gently break up and remove excess tissue or bone from the nose. The device produces high-frequency oscillations, which allows the surgeon to precisely sculpt the desired shape while minimizing damage to surrounding tissues.
The Piezo method is often associated with a faster recovery time compared to traditional rhinoplasty techniques. Overall, this technique can be beneficial for reshaping the nasal tip or reducing minor bumps and contours on the bridge of the nose to create an aesthetically pleasing appearance. The piezo ultrasonic instrumentation also allows for greater precision when making nasal modifications than other surgical methods.
Preservation rhinoplasty performed by a rhinoplasty specialist is an advanced and intricate procedure to create aesthetically pleasing results while preserving the nose’s structure, form, and integrity.
Preservation rhinoplasty aims to keep the nose as natural looking and balanced as possible while achieving the desired result. The procedure requires precise technique and experience to ensure an aesthetically pleasing outcome with minimal risks of complications or unsatisfactory results.
With careful consideration and attention, rhinoplasty specialists can achieve beautiful results for patients looking for subtle changes in their appearance without compromising the structure or function of the nose. A rhinoplasty specialist will use an individualized approach when considering each patient’s unique facial features, anatomical structure, and desired aesthetic outcome.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Before having rhinoplasty, it’s important to understand what to expect from surgery and recovery. Your doctor will thoroughly explain all aspects of rhinoplasty before you undergo the procedure, including any risks or potential complications associated with surgery. It is also important to provide detailed information about your medical history and any current medications you are taking during the consultation.
Your doctor will also provide instructions for pre-surgery preparation, such as avoiding certain medications before rhinoplasty. It would help if you also plan ahead for your recovery by arranging for someone to drive you home after surgery and providing assistance while you recover.
How is Rhinoplasty Surgery Performed?
Rhinoplasty surgery is typically performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. The exact surgical technique used will depend on the specific results desired, as well as the individual’s facial anatomy. Generally speaking, rhinoplasty surgery involves three main steps:
- Incisions are made either inside the nostrils (closed rhinoplasty) or externally with an incision on the skin between them (open rhinoplasty).
- The surgeon then reshapes and restructures the underlying cartilage and bone using trimming, scoring, suturing, and grafting techniques.
- Finally, skin and soft tissue are repositioned over the new nasal structure, and any incisions are closed.
Generally, rhinoplasty can take anywhere from one to four hours, depending on the complexity of the procedure.
Who Is a Suitable Candidate?
Anyone interested in rhinoplasty should consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon to determine if they are a suitable candidate. However, generally speaking, good candidates for rhinoplasty include those who are healthy, have realistic expectations about what the procedure can do for them, and are of an age where their facial growth is complete, typically 18 years or older.
What Can Be Achieved?
The goal of rhinoplasty is to alter the shape and size of the nose to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing appearance. This may involve increasing or decreasing the size and projection of the nose, altering the shape of the tip (e.g., making it less rounded or more upturned), narrowing the nostrils, and correcting any bumps, ridges, dents, or other irregularities present on the bridge of the nose.
Rhinoplasty can also reduce issues with breathing by widening narrow nasal passages and improving sinus drainage. It can even improve snoring problems with other procedures, such as septoplasty or turbinectomy.
Ultimately, aesthetic surgery can help to restore patient confidence by improving the aesthetic look of their nose and giving them a greater sense of self-esteem. When performed correctly, rhinoplasty surgery can produce excellent results that improve aesthetic appeal and enhance nasal function.
Types of Rhinoplasty
There are two types of rhinoplasty: open and closed. Your unique needs and preferences and your surgeon’s experience and expertise will determine the type of surgery.
Open rhinoplasty involves creating an external incision across the columella (the small strip of tissue separating the nostrils) to access the underlying structures to manipulate them. This method allows for more precise alteration of the underlying structures but is also associated with a longer recovery time and more bruising and swelling.
Closed rhinoplasty involves making internal incisions to change the shape of the nose without leaving visible scarring on the outside. This method is associated with less bruising and swelling than open rhinoplasty and a faster recovery. However, it may not be suitable for more complex alterations or reshaping certain aspects of the nose due to its limited access points.
The recovery time associated with rhinoplasty will vary depending on the type of procedure performed (open or closed), the extent of nasal reshaping required, and individual healing factors. Generally speaking, most patients return to normal daily activities within a week after surgery. However, patients must follow their doctor’s instructions for recovery to be successful.
Swelling and bruising should begin to fade after about four weeks, although it may take up to one year for nasal tip changes caused by rhinoplasty to become fully visible. The incisions used in rhinoplasty are tiny and generally heal without leaving visible scarring.
However, it is still important for patients to take preventative measures during recovery to minimize the risk of developing scar tissue. This includes avoiding any strenuous activity or contact sports until the healing process has been completed, as well as using sun protection for the first few months after surgery to prevent discoloration of any scarring that may occur.
Overall, rhinoplasty is a safe and effective procedure that can help individuals feel more confident in their appearance. By understanding the potential benefits of a nose job and its recovery time, patients can better prepare themselves for this transformative journey and look forward to the amazing results that await them.
Schedule Your Nose Surgery Consultation Today
Ready to take the next step in achieving your ideal look? Schedule a rhinoplasty consultation today and get ready to transform your life.
At Dr. Bustillo’s practice, you can rest assured that you will be in great hands. With over 17 years of facial plastic surgery experience, he is one of the most experienced nasal surgeons in South Florida and provides natural-looking results.
Why Choose Dr. Bustillo for Your Rhinoplasty Procedure?
Dr. Bustillo is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, and his practice is devoted to nose surgery, which makes him one of the top choices for rhinoplasty. He has extensive experience with different noses and ethnic rhinoplasty types, delivering natural-looking results that will fit harmoniously with your other facial features.
In addition to providing beautiful results, Dr. Bustillo specializes in improving nasal function, such as correcting a deviated septum or enlarged turbinates causing nasal obstruction. With over 300 successful surgeries under his belt, you can trust that you are in good hands when choosing Dr. Bustillo for your procedure.
So don’t wait; book your consultation with Dr. Bustillo today and prepare to transform your life.
Still, have questions about rhinoplasty or Dr. Bustillo’s practice? Feel free to contact us; one of our highly trained team members will be more than happy to answer all your queries. We look forward to hearing from you soon.