When it comes to cosmetic surgery, you would be hard pressed to find a procedure more popular than rhinoplasty. Hundreds of thousands of men and women undergo rhinoplasty in America each year, and with the procedure’s ability to dramatically enhance the look of your face, it is easy to understand why. The exceptional team of talented surgeons at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery take great pride in helping Jacksonville, FL patients achieve their ultimate aesthetic goals through rhinoplasty surgery.
Arguably the most important part of the entire rhinoplasty process is selecting a qualified, certified, and highly experienced plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. With the delicate bones, tissue, and cartilage in the nose, as well as the precision and artistry required during a rhinoplasty, choosing an experienced and reputable surgeon is crucial for a successful outcome. If you are considering a nose job in Jacksonville, FL, make sure to ask your potential surgeon these questions during your initial consultation:
What is a rhinoplasty?
The rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is a surgical procedure designed to correct certain features of the nose in order to enhance the overall look of the face and/or breathing functionality. Some of the most common concerns that can be addressed with a rhinoplasty include:
- Overall size of the nose
- Width of the nose
- Bump in the bridge nose
- Crooked nose
- Hook on the tip of the nose
- Upturned tip of the nose (pig nose)
- Nostril size
- Previously botched nose job
- Deviated septum
- Obstructed breathing
During your initial one-on-one consultation at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery, one of our knowledgeable and experienced surgeons will discuss your concerns and goals at length, answer all of your questions fully, explain your options in detail, and help determine if and how a rhinoplasty may benefit you.
What experience and training does a rhinoplasty surgeon need?
As with any procedure, it is important to make sure that your plastic surgeon is board certified. All of the providers at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery are board-certified and have extensive experience in performing a wide range of cosmetic procedures with stunning results, including rhinoplasty.
Another important step in your selection of a Jacksonville rhinoplasty surgeon is to research a provider’s experience. This may include reading reviews on his or her website, as well as third-party websites, and browsing the surgeon’s photo galleries to get a better idea of what results may be possible for you.
What is the recovery like after a nose job?
While the details of rhinoplasty recovery may vary from patient to patient, in general the procedure is tolerated fairly well and has a relatively short recovery time. Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect some level of pain or discomfort, but this is usually mild and subsides within a few days. In the meantime, the caring team at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery will prescribe pain medication to help with your symptoms. Bruising and swelling will also occur, but most patients see a noticeable improvement within the first 7-10 days and are ready to return to work and other social activities after about two weeks. Bruising around the eyes is particularly common after a nose job. The rhinoplasty method your surgeon uses during your procedure – either an open or closed rhinoplasty – can also impact your recovery. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss with you which type of rhinoplasty can help you best achieve your aesthetic and/or functional goals.
Can a rhinoplasty help me breathe better?
Oftentimes, a nose job is thought of as a strictly cosmetic procedure. For many patients, however, a rhinoplasty can be considered medically necessary. Anatomical issues such as a deviated septum, small nostrils, or enlarged turbinates can dramatically impact a patient’s ability to breathe comfortably, sleep soundly, and engage in certain physical activities. In fact, snoring and poor sleep are often some of the first signs of sleep apnea and may be able to be corrected with a rhinoplasty. The knowledgeable team at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery will help you determine if some of your issues may be associated with a nasal condition that can be addressed during a rhinoplasty.
Am I a good candidate for a nose job?
Fortunately, most men and women over the age of 18 can be considered candidates for a rhinoplasty. It is important that rhinoplasty patients be in relatively good health and be non-smokers in order to be considered for the surgery.
The best way to determine if you are a candidate for rhinoplasty and how the procedure may benefit you is to be evaluated by a qualified, certified, and experienced plastic surgeon. Call Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery office in Jacksonville, FL to schedule your consultation today, and discover how a rhinoplasty can help you finally achieve the look you’ve always wanted!