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Rhinoplasty Surgeons in Gainesville, FL

Nose surgery is an effective form of plastic surgery that can have drastic results. There are many ways in which the shape of a nose can be corrected for a smoother bridge, more proportionately sized nostrils and a less bulbous tip. Rhinoplasty can correct both the shape and size of your nose to better suit your face, whether it be for symmetrical reasons or health concerns. We can also address issues concerning the space and angle between the upper lip and the nose.

Getting “a nose job” is perhaps the most widely known form of cosmetic surgery. Millions of people and celebrities have obtained a natural look through nose surgery, and the stigma of rhinoplasty has lessened over the decades. Now, it is a routine procedure from which many can benefit.

Nose Surgery for Health Concerns

Many people fail to realize that a successful nose surgery can actually improve their ability to breath. Whether it’s genetics or caused from trauma to the nose and face, many people suffer difficulties breathing. Misshapen septums, birth defects and trauma from impact or a broken nose can impede airflow through the nasal cavity. Rhinoplasty in Gainesville that is performed on patients with structural issues can eliminate frequent congestion issues and alleviate restricted breathing.

Revision Nose Surgery Treatments

At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we also provide revision rhinoplasty to patients who have previously undergone nose surgery but are unhappy with the results. These may be cosmetic concerns, such as being dissatisfied with the overall shape of the nose tip or nostrils, or the shape of the bridge. Asymmetry, unnatural shapes and the sculpted nose tip are all common reasons why patients seek a revised nose surgery. However, in more serious cases, we can correct obstructions due to a deviated or collapsed septum.

A revised rhinoplasty is more complex than the original surgery because we must circumnavigate existing scarring and work completed by a different surgeon. If you are dissatisfied with a previous nose surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr. Nesmith who can give you a realistic outlook on available revisions.

Types of Nose Procedures

There are two types of rhinoplasty procedures that we can perform: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty.

The closed rhinoplasty method is often favored by patients and surgeons because incisions are not visible after the procedure. Instead, the incisions are made on the inside of the nose where any scarring is easily hidden.

Open nose surgeries are performed by creating a small incision between the nostrils on the outside of the nose. However, incisions can be made on the inside of the nose as well, depending on the procedure and the patient’s nose structure.

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Recovery Time for Rhinoplasty

The first 24 hours is usually the most difficult for rhinoplasty patients as they will experience swelling and discomfort. While each patient’s recovery may differ, we recommend staying in bed, with your head elevated, for the first 24 hours.

Slight bleeding is normal as the tissue heals, and some patients experience minute red spots on their noses which can be temporary. Swelling and bruising will remain for 2-4 days but will subside within 2 weeks. Many patients are able to return to work or school after the first week of recovery, though physical activities may still be limited.

Nose Surgeons in Gainesville, FL

If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, or you are experiencing breathing difficulties due to septum defects or trauma, contact Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL, today. Our experienced staff can provide you with a nose that is better proportioned to your face and aesthetically pleasing.

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