Because the nose is often seen as the focal point of the face, it is important for it to have an ideal shape, size and structure to balance out other facial features. Those who are unhappy with their noses may find that a rhinoplasty in Miami at Prestige Aesthetic Center can give them the look they have long wanted.
What Is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is another term for nose job, and it is used to improve the harmony of the face and to create ideal proportions for the nose. It can bring changes to the lower cartilaginous structures of the nose, to the bony upper portions of the nose or to both areas.
Plan your Nose job
Average Cost: $5,000 - $10,000
Areas Treated: Nose
Technique: Open, Closed
Surgery Time: 1-3 hours
Follow up: 1-2 weeks
Recovery Time: 1-3 weeks
Recovery Location: Outpatient
Ready To Fly: 7 days
Final Results: 12 months
Nose Surgery Benefits
While the majority of people who opt for this surgery are looking for cosmetic results, it can also be performed for medical reasons. In some people, the shape of the nose or the structure of the septum, which is the tissue separating the nostrils, can occlude breathing. This surgery can create a better airway passage and eliminate snoring, sinus infections and other physical problems that these individuals may have.
However, this surgery is most often used to change the shape or size of the nose in one of the following ways.
Reshape the nasal tip
Reshape the nostrils
Eliminate bony prominences
Smooth the nasal bridge
Improve the overall aesthetics of facial features
Candidates for Nose Surgery
The best candidates for this surgery are those who have had it recommended to them by their physicians to improve their breathing or those who want to experience a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape or size. In addition, surgical candidates should be healthy non-smokers and should be old enough for facial growth to be complete.
Your Rhinoplasty Consultation
To determine whether or not you are a good candidate for this surgery, you will meet with your Rhinoplasty surgeon at Prestige Aesthetic Center for a complete consultation. During this appointment, Dr. Ghurani or Dr. Kagan will examine your facial structure to determine if a rhinoplasty is feasible. In addition, he will measure your face, listen to your personal goals and talk to you about treatment options. You will also have a chance to ask any questions that you may have about the procedure or recovery.
Prior to surgery, you may need to have have laboratory work completed and may be instructed to stop taking certain medications that could increase the risk of bleeding. Your same-day surgery will be completed in a safe surgical facility. You will be kept completely comfortable throughout the entire experience with the help of general anesthesia. Because of this, you will need to have someone drive you home following your surgery.
Rhinoplasty Surgery Options
There are two main ways to perform this procedure depending on the patient’s needs and goals. In addition, your doctor may choose a septoplasty for individuals with breathing problems or a revision rhinoplasty for a patient who is dissatisfied with previous surgical outcomes.
In the open surgical procedure, incisions are made on the outside of the nose to connect to incisions made on the inside of the nose. This is the best option for very detailed surgeries and major nose changes. With this technique, the surgeon will be able to see all of the structures of the nose quite well.
For less detailed needs, a closed surgical procedure may be used. With this procedure, no incisions are made on the outside of the nose, and there may be less swelling in the area during recovery.
A septoplasty is somewhat different as it does not focus on aesthetic needs but rather on structural needs of the septum located between the nostrils. In this procedure, the surgeon straightens the septum to improve breathing and decrease sinus problems.
This procedure is used for individuals who have had previous nose reshaping surgeries. It can be used to further improve the appearance or structure of the nose.
Before and After Results
Recovery After Rhinoplasty Procedure
Patients should plan to take at least one week off work following the procedure to let discomfort and much of the swelling subside. During this time, there will be packing or possibly a splint inside the nose to help with healing. It may take up to a year for all of the swelling to go away completely. During recovery, patients may need to take certain medications to decrease discomfort and ensure that the area does not become infected.
Rhinoplasty Miami Cost
Rhinoplasty cost can vary dramatically based on the type of procedure to be performed and the extent of the surgery. However, most rhinoplasties in Miami cost between $5,000 to $10,000. There may be additional costs for anesthesia, laboratory work and other services.
Risks and Complications After a Cosmetic Nose Surgery
As is the case with all surgeries, there are some inherent risks with this procedure. The plastic surgeon will discuss this in detail before the surgery. The following are some of the most common risks and possible complications:
The need for revisional surgery
Book an Appointment Today With a Rhinoplasty Surgeon
If you are unhappy with the shape and size of your nose or have had structural nose reshaping recommended by your physician, Dr. Rami Ghurani and Dr. Kagan at Prestige Aesthetic Center can help. Prestige Aesthetic Center provides a welcoming and safe environment for this and many other types of cosmetic surgeries. Whether you are seeking a rhinoplasty in Miami, breast implants, a Brazilian butt lift or some other procedure, our board-certified plastic surgeon can help you make your dreams come true.
Certain types of nasal surgery and septoplasty can solve a variety of breathing problems that are related to structural abnormalities in the nose. Not only can this make breathing easier, but also it may be able to decrease symptoms of allergies and sinus infections.
While a deviated septum should be diagnosed by a physician, individuals may notice some of the following common symptoms.
Stuffy nose and general congestion
Frequent sinus infections
Patients should plan to take at least six weeks before returning to vigorous activities and exercise. However, some swelling, especially during the morning, may last for up to a year.
Most patients will want to take at least one full week to recover before returning to work. During that period, the nose may be packed and supported with a splint. The plastic surgeon will remove this splint within the first week. After that, most patients will feel ready to return to work unless their job requires heavy lifting.
This procedure can create a narrower nose. However, this would be a more in-depth surgery that would focus on both the cartilage and the bony structures of the nasal bridge.
After the surgery, patients will spend some time in recovery as they wake up from the anesthesia. However, patients are sent home the same day so that they can relax and recover in comfort. They will be instructed on caring for the area, keeping the area elevated and avoiding certain activities.
Some people who only want minor changes may prefer non-surgical rhinoplasties using fillers. However, those wanting more in-depth changes to the shape and size of their noses will prefer the traditional procedure.
Insurance usually does not cover this surgery when performed for aesthetic reasons. However, insurance often covers part or all of the cost of structural changes made to improve breathing.
The average rhinoplasty cost is between $5,000 to $10,000 in Miami. There are several financing options available for patients who need help affording this procedure.