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Our noses come in all shapes and sizes, and sometimes they can cause a burden on our self-esteem. Through a relatively simple procedure called rhinoplasty, we at Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center in Gainesville, FL, can reshape your nose to dramatically change the appearance of your face.

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Rhinoplasty Surgeons In Gainesville

Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is one of many facial surgery procedures we offer. Rhinoplasty helps patients achieve their aesthetic goals and improve airflow through the nasal cavity. Whether to get a smoother bridge, proportionate nostril, or philtrum realignment, patients can indicate their desires and expectations during a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons in Gainesville. At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we strive to support every patient in achieving their ideal look by providing various facial, body, and breast cosmetic surgery procedures and treatments. 

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What Is Nose Surgery?

Rhinoplasty — commonly known as a nose job — is a surgical procedure for reconstructive and cosmetic purposes. It is generally performed to reconstruct a misshapen or malformed nose as well as to improve function. Rhinoplasty involves either removing tissue from (reduction rhinoplasty) or adding tissue to (augmentation rhinoplasty) the patient’s nose.

It’s important to note that, while rhinoplasty does improve the shape and size of the nose for a more symmetrical face, septoplasty is the nasal surgery intended for straightening septums. Patients with a deviated septum should seek this corrective procedure instead.

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Why Get Nose Surgery?

As the nose is central to the face, it’s one of the most prominent features. Thus, having a nose that is proportionate in size and contour to the rest of the face's features becomes crucial to achieve facial harmony. Cosmetic reasons aside, reconstructive rhinoplasty can alleviate a slew of breathing problems. Patients might consider rhinoplasty to correct any of the following:
  • Crooked nose bridge
  • Disproportionate nostrils
  • Deep radix
  • Large bump on nose bridge
  • Bulbous or angled tip 
  • Nose is overly large or too small
  • Difficulty breathing


Benefits of nose surgery

Nose surgery, as performed by our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Richard L. Nesmith and Dr. Brad Nesmith, boasts a slew of health benefits ranging from physical improvements to emotional well-being. Specifically, rhinoplasty can help reduce snoring, alleviate sinus problems, lessen self-consciousness, and improve nasal airflow.

Additionally, rhinoplasty patients can achieve more restful, uninterrupted sleep, and avoid more serious problems stemming from sleeplessness, such as heart disease, depression, obesity, and diabetes. Ultimately, the most significant benefit is the boost to self confidence patients experience following the procedure.

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Am I A Good Candidate For Rhinoplasty?

The most effective way to determine candidacy for rhinoplasty is by consulting a plastic surgeon and discussing expectations and goals regarding the surgery. Our surgeons are more than willing to offer friendly, insightful guidance and to help individual patients determine if they’re healthy enough to undergo the procedure. The ideal candidate has no lingering health concerns, doesn’t smoke, has completed facial growth, and presents a positive with realistic goals in regards to their physical appearance.


Risks Of Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty is a relatively safe operation. However, no reward is without risks, and there are situations in which complications can arise. Post-op bleeding and infection, as with any surgery, can occur yet are often easily treatable. Complications more specific to rhinoplasty include but are not limited to:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Septal perforation
  • Pain
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Permanent numbness in the nose

How Do I Prepare For Nose Surgery?

Before a patient undergoes surgery, they will meet with their surgeon to discuss expectations, medical history, and if rhinoplasty is right for them. After being subject to a physical exam and approved for the procedure, patients should arrange a friend or family member to drive them to and from the appointment, as they will have been under general anesthesia.

After being administered anesthesia, patients may experience memory loss, time-lapses, difficulty performing motor functions, and impaired judgment for the following few days, so it’s encouraged to arrange for a friend or family member to watch over them during that time.

Types of nose surgery

At Nesmith Plastic Surgery Center, we offer two types of rhinoplasty procedures.
Closed Rhinoplasty
Patients and surgeons often favor the closed rhinoplasty method as it is less invasive, and incisions are not visible after the procedure. In this method, the incisions are made on the inside of the nose — patients who undergo closed rhinoplasty experience quicker recovery times and less-swelling.
Open Rhinoplasty
In situations that require direct access to the surgery site, open rhinoplasty is recommended. Open rhinoplasty involves making an incision along the width of the noses bridge and lifting the skin for increased precision and visibility. This is advantageous for the surgeon as they have access to the entire nose structure.

A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons will help determine which procedure is right for you. Contact us today to make your first appointment.


Rhinoplasty recovery time

The first day is usually the most difficult for recovering rhinoplasty patients as they will experience swelling and discomfort. Therefore, while each patient’s recovery will differ, we recommend that patients stay in bed, with their head elevated, for the first 24 hours.

Experiencing slight bleeding is normal as nose tissue heals. Some patients may experience minute red spots on their noses, however those fade with time. Swelling and bruising will remain for two to four days but will typically subside within two weeks.

Many patients can return to work or school after the first week of recovery. However, physical activities may still be limited.


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