Finesse Rhinoplasty technique is designed to correct deformities of the nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the world’s most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures. Finesse Rhinoplasty is performed to improve nasal function and to enhance appearance. This can be performed for those with a genetically large or aesthetically unattractive nose, a crooked nose, or a nose that is out of balance with other facial features. As a person ages, his/her nose becomes longer as the tip drops down. An unattractive nose may actually become dysfunctional as aging progresses. Seeking rhinoplasty with one of our Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons ensures that you are having treatment by an expert with detailed knowledge of the inside and outside of your nose.
A few words about Finesse Rhinoplasty in Naples, FL
Nose job is performed under deep twilight or general sedation. Through well concealed incisions, the supporting structures of the nose are sculpted to achieve an enhanced cosmetic appearance. Critical to proper nasal surgery, a nose must function as well as it appears cosmetically.
There is usually an external dressing on the nose for one week following surgery to stabilize the nose and control swelling. If there is a dressing inside the nose, it is small and removed the day following surgery. Traditional nasal packing is not used.
You may experience some discomfort, which can be easily controlled with a mild analgesic. Swelling and discoloration of the eyes are infrequently experienced. You can expect limited nasal drainage and some slight swelling of the nose which will gradually decrease over time. It is important to note that the full benefits of this surgery will not be seen until about a year after the procedure, since the last one to two percent of swelling of the nose disappear very slowly.
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Finesse Rhinoplasty Surgery FAQs
Generally speaking, it takes one to two weeks for most of the swelling and any bruising to resolve. This can vary from individual to individual. While the majority of swelling resolves within the first few weeks, the final result from any rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is seen one year post-operatively.
It is called a Finesse Rhinoplasty because the nasal bones are repositioned with a finesse method with very little nasal trauma. This results in minimal bruising post-operatively. Also, various cartilage shaping and suturing techniques are used to preserve nasal support, but still achieve the refinements desired by Finesse Rhinoplasty.
You will need someone to help you for at least one or two days post-operatively. If a supportive friend or family member is not available, then home nursing can be arranged through our office.
Twilight sedation is used most commonly. During this type of anesthesia, you will breathe on your own, but you will not remember anything. It is a quick acting type of anesthesia that also wears off quickly. Because you are breathing spontaneously, an endotracheal tube is usually not used.
Our facial plastic surgeons use fine, delicate sutures to close all incisions. The majority of these are dissolvable. The remaining sutures are removed about 7 days post-operatively.
Our Double Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeons, Dr. Agarwal and Dr. Maloney, have extensive experience in revision rhinoplasty. This is one of the most technically challenging procedures in all of Facial Plastic Surgery. Their double board certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (ABOTO) gives them the skills required to perform this challenging procedure.
Most procedures are performed at our state of the art AAAASF (American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities) certified office surgical center. We maintain an impeccable operating room and suite, with utmost attention to your safety.
You will be able to resume walking exercises about one week post-operatively. You will be able to start running two weeks post-operatively. You can ease back into weight training after two weeks, and advance from there. Contact sports should be avoided for about 6 weeks.
After the splint is removed (usually one week post-operatively), you can submerge your head in the pool.
If you feel comfortable working with a visible splint in place, then you can resume work two days post-operatively. Otherwise, you can return to work after the splint is removed (usually one week post-operatively)
At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, we have many national and international patients who fly to Naples for their Finesse Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). We ask that you remain in town for at least 7 days post-operatively. After that, you are free to fly.
Our plastic surgeons rarely use any intranasal packing after a Finesse Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). In less than 5% of cases, a small amount of packing may be utilized. Depending on what is required during surgery, you may have intranasal swelling that limits your breathing for 4 or 5 days, up to a few weeks. This will gradually improve with time.
An external splint is a small cast that sits on the bridge of your nose for one week after a Finesse Rhinoplasty (nose surgery). It helps to stabilize the tissues and reduce swelling.
Ideally, glasses should not rest on the bridge of the nose for 4 weeks post-operatively. Our nurses will show you how to tape the glasses to avoid pressure on the nose.
Our nurses at the Aesthetic Surgery Center will provide you with a comprehensive list of medications (both prescription and non-prescription) that are known to increase bleeding and affect wound healing after surgery. These should be stopped about 10 days pre-operatively.
At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, Dr. Agarwal, and Dr. Holmes participate with a few insurance plans. If there is a functional impairment in breathing, some insurance plans may reimburse a very small amount for correction of a deviated nasal septum, reducing the size of turbinates, or correction of nasal valve collapse. However, you would be responsible for fees associated with any cosmetic improvement in the appearance of the nose. Insurance cases are not performed in our AAAASF certified operating room, but may be performed at outside facilities. Generally the cosmetic facility and anesthesia fees at these outside facilities are greater than ours, making it cost prohibitive to go through insurance when cosmetic and functional work is performed together.
Refining the nose is a specialty of the Aesthetic Surgery Center. Our rhinoplasty surgeons are amongst the best in the United States, not to mention southwest Florida. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex aesthetic facial plastic surgeries to perform, and should be done by someone who does this frequently and well. The best way to judge any rhinoplasty surgeon is to evaluate their before and after photos. We invite you to click on our photo gallery to view nose surgery before and after images. Many individuals present to correct a bump on the nose, a crooked nose, bulbous nose tip, drooping nasal tip and nose that sticks out too far from the face.
During your consultation, our surgeons review rhinoplasty recovery time, rhinoplasty risks, approach, expected results, rhinoplasty healing stages, and the entire nose surgery recovery process. After the consultation, you will be provided with the cost of nose surgery to review. Nose surgery is not cheap by any means, primarily because it is one of the most technically difficult procedures to perform well in all of facial plastic surgery. Including surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees, rhinoplasty surgery starts around $11,000 and can go up to $23,000. The level of complexity, need for grafts, and time spent are all factored in to providing you with an accurate cost for your nose surgery. Nose surgery recovery is minimal with all types of nose surgery, with about one to weeks of down time, during which most of the bruising and swelling subsides. Instead of pain, most patients complain of temporary nasal congestion, which also improves with time.
Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most, if not the most, rewarding procedure performed on the face as the results are lasting, and life changing. The nose defines the midline of your face and helps to convey facial symmetry. Let us help you put your best face forward.
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