Rhinoplasty in Naples
Are you unhappy with the shape of your nose? If so, then Aesthetic Surgery Center offers rhinoplasty in Naples, FL to help give you the nose you’ve always wanted. A nose job is one of the world’s most frequently performed cosmetic surgical procedures. It reshapes and refines the nose to improve its aesthetic appearance without leaving any visible scars. Learn more about rhinoplasty and why it may be right for you.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty offers a number of benefits to patients who choose to undergo the procedure. The full benefits can usually be seen after one year as any residual swelling dissipates completely. Patients can also achieve subtle yet significant changes to their facial appearance without undergoing extensive surgery. Overall, Rhinoplasty offers a safe and effective solution for those looking to improve both the aesthetic and functional aspects of their nose:
- One of the main benefits of Rhinoplasty is improving the overall appearance of the nose, as minor imperfections can be corrected and the nose can be reshaped to better fit with other facial features.
- By improving nasal function, Rhinoplasty also helps improve airflow through the nose, which can reduce snoring or other breathing issues. Additionally, a nose job can help alleviate sinus issues and provide relief from headaches or migraines caused by poor nasal function.
- A less invasive approach to rhinoplasty not only results in faster recovery but also lowers the chance of revision surgery and future complications.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
As a person ages, his/her nose becomes longer as the tip drops down. An unattractive nose may become dysfunctional as aging progresses.
During a rhinoplasty procedure, incisions are made inside the nose so that cartilage, bones, and/or soft tissues can be removed or rearranged to achieve desired results. A 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.
After the procedure is complete, your nose should look more natural while still maintaining a balanced appearance with the rest of your facial features. Rhinoplasty can also correct breathing problems caused by structural deformities in the nose. With improved nasal structure comes improved airflow which can help alleviate any respiratory difficulties you may have been experiencing.
Differences between an Opened and Closed Rhinoplasty
Finesse Rhinoplasty technique
This technique is designed to correct deformities of the nose and improve nasal function and 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.
At the Aesthetic Surgery Center, our rhinoplasty specialists have tools such as the Piezosurgery device to allow maximum surgical precision for bone cuts and bony remodeling. This Piezo device uses micro-vibrations for accurate bone cuts while preserving soft tissue, enhancing healing, and minimizing inflammation and healing time.
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 cosmetic surgery will not be seen until about a year after the procedure, since the last one to two percent of swelling of the nose disappears very slowly.
Who Can Get Rhinoplasty?
To be eligible for rhinoplasty, candidates should have completed their facial growth, which typically occurs around the age of 16 for females and 18 for males. They should have a clear understanding of their aesthetic goals, including the changes they want to achieve through rhinoplasty. Furthermore, candidates for rhinoplasty should have realistic expectations about the outcome of the cosmetic procedure and be in good overall health. Patients with more complex anatomical issues, such as a deviated septum or significant nasal tip asymmetry, may not be suitable candidates for this surgery.
In addition to these qualifications, candidates need to undergo a thorough rhinoplasty consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
How Long is the Recovery Process After Nose Job?
The recovery process after rhinoplasty is typically quite short, with most patients able to return to their regular activities within a few days. While some patient discomfort is expected, this can be easily managed with a mild analgesic. Swelling and discoloration around the eyes may occur, but will usually decrease in a few days. It is important to note that the full effects of rhinoplasty will not be seen until the residual swelling from the procedure has dissipated, which typically takes about one year. During this time, patients should take care not to overwork or excessively strain their noses after surgery in order to ensure proper healing and decrease swelling.
Dr. Agarwal performs nose surgery and submental/chin liposuction.
Risks and Complications of Rhinoplasty
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.
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications that patients need to be aware of before undergoing surgery.
One of the common risks associated with rhinoplasty surgery is bleeding. Skilled surgeons carefully manage this by using meticulous surgical techniques and, if necessary, applying nasal packing to control bleeding. Infection is another potential complication, but experienced cosmetic surgeons can minimize this risk by ensuring a clean surgical environment and prescribing appropriate antibiotics.
Patients should also be aware of the limitations of Rhinoplasty. While the procedure can effectively address minor cosmetic concerns, it may not be suitable for more complex issues. Residual swelling may last for several months, and patients should understand that healing progress can vary depending on their individual health and the extent of the surgery. It is crucial to have an experienced surgeon with impeccable surgical technique to minimize the risks and complications associated with Rhinoplasty.
What is the Cost of a Nose Job?
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 the surgery to review. Rhinoplasty is not a cheap treatment, primarily because it is one of the most technically difficult procedures to perform well in all facial plastic surgery. There are surgical fees, facility fees, and anesthesia fees. The level of complexity, need for grafts, and time spent are all factored into providing you with an accurate cost for your nose job.
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.
Refining the nasal tip during Rhinoplasty.
Buddy Surgery, Part I Featuring Dr. Agarwal.
Why choose Aesthetic Surgery Center
- Board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery.
- Received his Doctor of Medicine at Philadelphia’s MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine in 1999 and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- In 2016, Dr. Agarwal was honored at the annual American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery national meeting.
- Certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
- Served as chief investigator for numerous laser application systems for CO2, Argon, Nd:YAG, ER:YAG and Krypton lasers used in Facial surgery.
- Fellow American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
- Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
- Attended medical school at UNMC (University of Nebraska Medical College).
- Was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.
- Member of The Aesthetic Society, the Florida Medical Association, and Collier County Medical Society.
- General surgery residency at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL
- Plastic surgery residency at Cleveland Clinic Florida
Buddy Surgery, Part II Featuring Dr. Agarwal.