Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty, or a surgical operation on one's nose, has gotten a lot of attention in the past few decades as a way to improve the appearance of the face and shape the nose in either a more or less prominent way. Nose jobs can restructure the male face so that the size of the nose is reconciled to the size of the other facial features — the nose's profile can be adjusted, its width can be changed, and its tip can be reshaped or diminished.
However, Gainesville plastic surgeons often perform rhinoplasty procedures on men who are seeking physical benefits as well as aesthetic boons. Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL, is proud to offer its clients world-renowned surgical care and a vast array of facial reconstructive options, regardless of the motivation behind the surgery.
Why Do Men Have Rhinoplasties?
A rhinoplasty has many benefits, but perhaps the main reason why most men pay for the surgery is to breathe easier during physical activity and sleep. Repairing a deviated septum can help improve airflow through both nostrils, which in turn may fix excessive snoring or belabored breathing patterns during treadmill workouts or sports games. Even conditions like sleep apnea can be mitigated through nasal redesign or other surgical techniques that rhinoplasty doctors specialize in.
Rhinoplasty is also appealing to many men who wish to adjust their facial symmetry or change the structure or layout of their faces. Cosmetic surgery can improve self-confidence, lead to more positive social interactions, and even change some aspects of your personality. Facial surgery is an excellent option for men who struggle with personal appearance issues or simply want to bring their nose into balance with other facial features.
Rhinoplasty Procedure & Recovery
Most Gainesville plastic surgery specialists will either use an open approach or a closed approach.
- Open approaches require an incision in the column between the nostrils.
- Closed approaches involve a series of incisions made inside the nose.
Different doctors then use different specialized techniques to either reduce the size of or reshape the nose. Modern techniques include cartilage grafting, which consists of altering the shape of the nose by using cartilage removed from the septum, and nasal tip redefinition, wherein the tip of the nose is reshaped by using special sutures.
The full recovery from a rhinoplasty can be completed in six months, but most patients' noses are still shifting and realigning for about 10-12 months. However, the postoperative recovery is not painful, and the mild swelling and moderate discomfort can usually be managed by over the counter painkillers. Occasionally, a patient will experience more severe negative recovery effects, but most patients are able to return to work or school within a week of the surgery.
Like any surgery, rhinoplasty involves a bit of risk, but very little compared to other cosmetic procedures. In a tiny percentage of cases, excessive bleeding or infection may occur.
Gainesville Plastic Surgery
Dr. Nesmith is a highly trained practitioner of plastic surgery in Gainesville, FL, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. There are few Gainesville plastic surgeons who can match his surgical expertise, level of training at the University of Florida and Wake Forest University, and commitment to excellence in the field of cosmetic surgery. Call us today to set up a consultation about how we can reshape your nose and redefine your life.