rhinoplasty

Things To Know About Rhinoplasty

What is – Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) Surgery is the surgical manipulation of the nose’s bone, cartilage, skin, and soft tissue in a measure to make the physical appearance of the nose more pleasing and/or increase the ability to breathe better through the nose. Rhinoplasties can be divided into two groups:

  • Cosmetic Nose Jobs: These are primarily done when a patient wants to improve the aesthetic appearance of their nose and the way that it complements other facial features
  • Functional Rhinoplasty: This procedure is performed to correct patients who have constantly difficult breathing through their nose. These problems include nasoseptal deviation, turbinate hypertrophy, and middle-vault collapse.

There are a wide array of aesthetic problems; however, some of the most common causes are

  • A wide or flat bridge
  • Nostrils that are too small, big, or wide
  • Noses with too much or too little of projection
  • A hump or bump of the nose
  • Among many others

There are different approaches to aesthetic rhinoplasty and can be performed either using a closed technique that requires no external incisions made to the nose or an open technique that uses small incisions at the base of the nose. An open technique is usually needed to correct the most difficult problems. Dr. Polecritti is board certified and has years of experience performing both of these procedures.

Keep reading to discover the different ways a nose job by Dr. Polecritti can improve your life:

Repairs Nasal Deformities from an Injury or Accident

Did you know that the nose is the most frequently injured part of the entire face? Even the smallest injury or trauma can cause functional and aesthetic defects in patients. Following a nasal injury such as a broken nose or accident, a rhinoplasty is performed to reconstruct the nose and restore it to its beautiful natural form. A nose job can also fix some old nose injuries that you may have experienced in the past, and it can correct nasal deformities as well.

Address Structural Issues that Impede Breathing

Have you been experiencing problems with your breathing and are unsure of what’s causing it? In many cases, patients come to SDMD to find out why their breathing seems to be altered by a problem with their nose. For example, a deviated septum can block the nasal passages and restrict how much air comes in and out of the nose. Your cosmetic specialist will straighten the septum and open up the blocked nasal passages by undergoing rhinoplasty.

It Changes the Size, Shape, or Proportions of the Nose

Your nose is often one of the first things you see in the mirror and what others see when they first meet you. A strange, badly shaped nose affects your self-confidence in a negative way. A nose job performed at Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery is one of the best choices for those who are unhappy with the shape, proportions, size of the nose, and or bothered by a specific part of the nose. When you trust your surgeon with rhinoplasty, you will accomplish the following:

  • Change the angle of the nose
  • Narrow the nostrils
  • Reduce an oversized nose
  • Straighten a crooked nose
  • Restore symmetry
  • Reshape the nasal tip
  • Narrow a wide nose
  • Reduces a bump on the bridge of the nose
  • Bring the nose into better balance with the rest of the face

What to Expect from a Nose Job?

When you come to terms that your nose is the culprit to your bad breathing, a rhinoplasty may be the best option to restore nose breathing as well as your confidence and appearance. The best way to find out whether or not rhinoplasty is right for you is by scheduling a consultation at Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery with their expert team of cosmetic technicians.

During your consultation, Dr. Polecritti will examine your nose and determine whether or not you are a candidate for a nose job. Once your goals and expectations are clarified, Dr. Polecritti will design a personalized treatment plan and inform you of all of the things you need to prepare for before, during, and after the therapy. Nose jobs are done as an outpatient procedure, and the recovery time and requirements are determined on what kind of rhinoplasty technique is used. Expect to restrict your activities for a couple of weeks as your nose heals.

Are You the Right Candidate for a Nose Job?  

Rhinoplasty will enhance your self-confidence and appearance. Before you decide on a nose job treatment, think carefully about your overall expectations and discuss them with board-certified and trusted plastic surgeon Dr. Polecritti. The best candidates for rhinoplasties are patients that are

  • Looking for improvement
  • Physically healthy
  • Do not smoke or drink in excess
  • Psychologically stable
  • Realistic about their expectations
  • Able to pause daily responsibilities (work, family, school, etc.) in order to undergo the procedure.

Are You Leary About Surgery? Our Clinic Has a Solution for You!

It’s understandable when patients don’t want to undergo invasive surgery, whether it be due to work/school responsibilities, existing medical conditions, or fear of treatment. That shouldn’t mean you don’t deserve to get the look that you have always desired. Through injectable fillers, the shape and appearance of your nose will be altered. Ask your surgeon about the possibility of non-invasive nose jobs during your consultation.

Learn How a Rhinoplasty Can Improve Your Life

Dr. Polecritti, and his team of cosmetic professionals are happy to discuss rhinoplasty surgery with you and answer any of your questions and address all of your concerns. You can expect to be warmly welcomed by a team of specialists whose main goal is to improve your facial appearance and breathing which can both lead to a happier and healthier life. Are you ready to discover the benefits of a nose job? Book your first consultation or visit us at our Tampa Clinic Today.