At Inspire Aesthetics, our plastic surgeons can change the size, shape, and length of your nose for facial balance, for a more attractive appearance, and (if medically necessary) to improve nasal breathing. If you have nose-related health and breathing problems, such as a deviated septum or a broken nose, our plastic surgeons can also provide you with a rhinoplasty or septoplasty consultation at our office in Fort Lauderdale or Delray Beach, FL.
The nose is often considered a focal point of our face, so it’s important to ensure that your nose complements your overall facial aesthetic. For patients whose nose crooks one way or the other or those suffering from injuries to the nose, rhinoplasty may be a good option. At Inspire Aesthetics, we strive to give every patient the look they desire with advanced techniques and surgical options to ensure your new nose meets cosmetic goals.
- Disproportionate nose size
- Nose shape and contour issues
- Nasal hump or bump issues
- Crooked or misaligned nose
- Crooked or off-center nasal bridge
- Enlarged nasal tip
- Nostril size and symmetry
- Excessively flared nostrils
- Breathing difficulties due to nasal issues
- Deviated septum
- Nasal injuries or trauma
- Other cosmetic or functional concerns…
Types of Rhinoplasty Techniques
Rhinoplasty is usually performed as an outpatient procedure with the patient under local or general anesthesia. Each patient’s surgical experience will differ due to their needs and goals. There are several approaches and techniques that can be used during nose surgery, including open and closed rhinoplasty. When augmenting the nose, the surgeon can take cartilage from deep within the nose, or the cartilage may be harvested from other areas, such as the ribs.
Closed rhinoplasty is a surgical technique to reshape and enhance the nose’s appearance without visible scarring. This procedure involves making incisions solely on the inside of the nostrils, eliminating external scarring. Through these hidden incisions, plastic surgeons can access and modify the nasal structures, making it an attractive option for patients seeking subtle changes with less postoperative visibility. Closed rhinoplasty offers a quicker recovery period.
Open rhinoplasty is a surgical technique to address complex nasal issues and achieve precise aesthetic results. During this procedure, a small incision is made across the columella, the strip of skin between the nostrils, allowing the surgeon to lift the nasal skin and access the underlying structures for a thorough examination and adjustment. While it may leave a faint scar, open rhinoplasty provides surgeons with greater visibility and control.
Nose augmentation is a surgical technique that involves using cartilage grafts to enhance the shape, size, or projection of the nose. During this procedure, a skilled surgeon typically harvests cartilage from the patient’s own nasal septum, ear, or rib and sculpts and implants it into the desired areas of the nose. This technique is commonly used to correct nasal deformities, improve the nasal bridge, or refine the nasal tip, resulting in a more balanced appearance.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum, the thin wall of cartilage and bone that separates the nasal passages. A deviated septum can cause breathing difficulties and contribute to issues like snoring and chronic sinus problems. During septoplasty, a surgeon reshapes or removes the obstructing tissue, allowing for improved airflow and nasal function. This procedure can relieve nasal congestion and enhance overall quality of life.
Your Rhinoplasty Recovery Process
Following surgery, patients can expect to have swelling and bruising around the nose and eyes for approximately 2 weeks. Patients must keep their head above their chest to help improve swelling. Congestion is also common following rhinoplasty and may be caused by the splints and nasal packing worn the first few days post-surgery. After removing the splints, patients can see and admire their newly shaped and contoured nose.
Schedule Your Consultation
Inspire Aesthetics is your destination for exceptional results inspired by you. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons, our plastic surgery practice provides a comprehensive range of aesthetic procedures. Our friendly staff ensures a comfortable, judgment-free environment for every patient, ensuring you can discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns openly. Schedule your consultation to explore your rhinoplasty options in Delray Beach or Fort Lauderdale, FL.