As the central feature of the face, the nose is integral to your facial symmetry, balance and structure. A nose that is straight, even and proportional to a person’s other features can subtly complement and bring out the best in their appearance. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true: if your natural nose shape is too big, too wide, off-center or otherwise unbalanced, the rest of your facial features may be overshadowed, preventing you from looking and feeling your best.
A rhinoplasty — cosmetic nose surgery — is designed specifically to help reshape your nose, offering subtle results that make a big difference. Dr. Daniel Man in Boca Raton, FL, has worked with countless men and women seeking to modify the appearance of their nose. Taking a personalized approach to treatment, Dr. Man analyzes your nose in proportion to your unique features to create the most balanced and natural-looking result. He encourages men and women of all ages experiencing functional or cosmetic nasal concerns to consider the transformative benefits of rhinoplasty surgery.
What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery that reshapes and adjusts the contours of the nose. It is a highly customizable surgery that accounts for each patient’s unique nose shape, facial structure and aesthetic goals. The best rhinoplasty surgeons use their eye for detail and an artistic approach to sculpt the ideal nose for each individual, balancing their other facial features and subtly highlighting what they like best about their appearance. Rhinoplasty can address several concerns, including:
- Straightening the bridge of the nose
- Reducing a bump on the bridge of the nose
- Altering the size or shape of the tip
- Narrowing the base of the nose or nostrils
- Adding or restoring volume as required
This procedure may also be performed for functional purposes to correct breathing difficulties caused by blocked nasal passages, most commonly due to a deviated septum (the inner structure that forms the wall between your nostrils). This corrective surgery is called septoplasty. During a rhinoplasty or septoplasty, your surgeon makes tiny incisions inside your nostrils to access the underlying bone and cartilage. The nose can then be contoured to a more desirable and functional shape.
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Benefits of Rhinoplasty
As one of the most requested and performed facial surgery procedures, rhinoplasty comes with an array of benefits. At Dr. Man’s offices, patient satisfaction for this procedure is extremely high; our rhinoplasty clients frequently describe their results as life-changing, having exceeded their expectations and made a noticeable difference in their comfort, confidence and quality of life. Some of the benefits of this treatment include:
- Improves breathing
- Removes asymmetry or deformity
- Restores balance to the rest of the face
- Corrects dorsum (bridge) of nose
- Removes irregularities
- Narrows wide nostrils
- Creates a slimmer, smoother nasal curve
- Improves self-confidence
- Reduces self-consciousness
Is Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
If you are unsatisfied with the shape of your nose or have breathing issues due to structural nasal problems, you may want to consider rhinoplasty. Many rhinoplasty patients have broken their nose in the past and are unhappy with the way it healed. Others have naturally deviated septums and have always had difficulty breathing through their nose. Alternatively, many men and women simply do not like the shape or size of their nose and struggle with self-esteem as a result. If any of these situations sound familiar, you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to find out if rhinoplasty is right for you.
Rhinoplasty is appropriate for patients of many age ranges, from teenagers to individuals in their 60s and over. If you are interested in rhinoplasty for your child, we may advise waiting until he or she is in their later teens to ensure that the nose has fully developed. Rhinoplasty patients should be in overall good health, should be non-smokers and should not have any other medical concerns that may make a surgical procedure particularly high-risk. Dr. Man will discuss your health and medical history with you during your consultation to make sure that rhinoplasty is safe for you at this time.
How Is Rhinoplasty Performed?
Each patient’s rhinoplasty procedure is as unique as the patient. Dr. Man is an expert rhinoplasty surgeon and will tailor your surgery to address your concerns, creating a nose that is aesthetically ideal for your face and features. He will use one of two broader techniques to perform this treatment: an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty.
Open rhinoplasty uses incisions within the nose as well as an incision on the columella — the visible strip of cartilage that separates the nostrils at the base of the septum. This method does leave a tiny scar on the outside of the nose, but it allows the surgeon a greater level of control and detail over the procedure. Clients who wish to correct the tip of the nose will require open rhinoplasty. Dr. Man prefers this technique whenever possible as it delivers more precise results.
The closed rhinoplasty does not require an external incision on the columella, which eliminates any scarring on the outside of the nose. However, this option limits the surgeon’s ability to reshape certain areas of the nose as it allows less access to the nasal cartilage. This option may be most appropriate for patients who have more structural concerns related to their septum or the bridge of the nose.
In both the open and closed procedures, the skin is lifted around the incisions to provide access to the underlying tissues. At this point, Dr. Man has access to the interior of the nose to reshape, reposition or remove excess bone and cartilage.
Once the structural and aesthetic elements of the procedure are complete, the skin of the nose is re-draped in its proper place and sutured closed at the incisions. The rhinoplasty procedure takes approximately one to two hours, but it may be longer for more extensive reconstruction. The surgery is performed in Dr. Man’s comfortable offices under local or general anesthesia.
Removing or Adding Volume During Rhinoplasty
The shape and structure of the nose are usually the most common concerns expressed by patients seeking rhinoplasty. However, for some patients, the size and volume of the nose also require adjustment. A small or overly large nose can disrupt the balance of your facial aesthetic and diminish your overall appearance. Since rhinoplasty is highly customizable, Dr. Man can add or remove volume from your nose to improve its definition and enhance your facial symmetry.
For patients seeking to correct an overly large nose, a predetermined amount of cartilage and tissue can be removed during rhinoplasty to address the wide or broad nasal appearance. Removing volume essentially involves detaching excess tissue through the incision site to provide a slimmer and smaller contour that blends smoothly with the rest of your face.
Adding volume to the nose is a slightly more complicated process. However, with the right techniques and experience, this can provide a highly effective and satisfying result. Increasing the size of a nose that appears too small for the face involves using donor cartilage from either a cadaver or the patient themselves. Dr. Man will work with you to determine which option is most suitable for you and which donor sites will be most conducive to an optimal, long-lasting result. The donor tissue will be inserted into the area of the nose that is too low or flat, most commonly the tip, sidewall or bridge. Once the volume is added, the result will be a more even and naturally fuller contour of the nose that complements your facial structure.
The Difference Between Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
Rhinoplasty is designed to correct cosmetic concerns related to the shape, symmetry and size of the nose. This procedure is ideal for those with an asymmetrical nose, a nasal hump or depression on the bridge, a droopy or enlarged tip, or overly large or wide nostrils. The goal of this surgery is to refine the nose in harmony with your unique features to produce a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing profile.
Septoplasty is a surgical procedure that targets more functional-related concerns within the nose, commonly a crooked or deviated septum. A deviated septum may be present at birth or the result of a previous nasal injury. This issue can lead to various other concerns, such as difficulty breathing out of one or both nostrils, increased congestion and noisy breathing during sleep. A septoplasty is specifically designed to correct these internal defects within the nasal cavity and septum to restore proper nasal function. By repairing the inner structure of the nose, a septoplasty can restore two open channels for airflow, reduce congestion and enhance your breathing.
If you have both a visibly crooked nose and a deviated septum that affects your breathing ability, a septoplasty can be performed with elements of rhinoplasty to address both your cosmetic and functional concerns. As a combination treatment, this surgery provides the opportunity to correct internal flaws while modifying the external appearance for a holistic improvement. This is a highly rewarding procedure that can provide transformative benefits to your appearance and lifestyle. If you are unsure about whether a rhinoplasty or septoplasty is more suitable for you, Dr. Man can examine your condition to help you identify the most appropriate option.
Preparing for Rhinoplasty
Your rhinoplasty treatment will begin with an in-person consultation with Dr. Man at his offices in Boca Raton, FL. During this appointment, Dr. Man will evaluate the shape and structure of your nose and discuss your primary concerns and aesthetic goals. Based on this information, he will design a customized surgical plan detailing the approach and techniques to be used for your rhinoplasty. Once this plan is created, he will also provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your surgery. These directions may include (but are not limited to):
- Have a full physical examination
- Complete a mammogram
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery
- Stop taking Aspirin or other NSAIDs that can cause bleeding
- Reduce alcohol consumption to three drinks per week or fewer
- Stay hydrated
Other pre-operative plans may include making arrangements for the recovery time following your procedure. These preparations may include:
- Arranging for transportation to and from the procedure
- Having a caregiver for the first 48 hours following surgery
- Taking two weeks off work following the procedure
- Preparing cold compresses and supplies for the immediate 48-72 hours following surgery
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, which means that most patients are able to return home the same day as their surgery. Immediately following the surgery, patients will rest comfortably in our offices until the anesthesia begins to wear off. Any necessary medications are administered to prevent infection and minimize discomfort. The patient will then need to be transported home by a friend or family member.
It is imperative for patients to have someone stay with them for the first 48 hours. Patients may feel woozy or disoriented from the anesthesia and may require prescription pain medications, which will prevent them from completing certain activities, such as driving or preparing meals. If necessary, patients may stay overnight at our center for the first night to receive care during this time. Our nurses are all ACLS certified, and our state-of-the-art facility has specialized recovery options, including chest wall cooling methods to reduce pain and swelling, a hyperbaric chamber and oxygen treatments to accelerate healing.
How is the recovery from Rhinoplasty?
A tape (acting much like a splint) is worn for several days after your surgery. The inside of the nose will also contain packing tissue. Patients will need to be careful with activities that may rub or bump the area. For example, we often recommend wearing button-front shirts that do not need to be pulled over the head or using straws when drinking from cups that may hit the nose. After your surgery, Dr. Man will provide clear instructions on how to avoid any complications and achieve optimal results.
Rhinoplasty requires a downtime period of one to two weeks, which will allow the nose sufficient time to heal. After one week, the packing and splints are removed in a follow-up appointment, where Dr. Man will assess your progress. Dr. Man uses specialized methods to decrease swelling and bruising around the nose and eyelids during and after surgery. Patients will be kept comfortable with advanced pain management techniques and can always contact our offices if they feel that something is wrong. Most patients feel comfortable returning to work or daily activities within 14 days after their procedure. The definition of your results will continue to settle and improve over several weeks and months. The six-month mark is where most patients notice their final results, but it can take up to two years before the nose has fully settled into its new shape.
How Much Does a Rhinoplasty Cost?
The cost of a nose job varies for each patient depending on their individual needs and the extent of treatment required to achieve their ideal look. Additionally, rhinoplasty may be combined with other procedures, such as eyelid surgery or lip enhancements, which will influence the overall cost. Dr. Man will walk you through the costs of your treatment and will also discuss your payment options and financing. Depending on whether your surgery is for cosmetic or medical purposes, health insurance may provide coverage, which can be discussed further during your appointment. Dr. Man and his team of medical professionals will guide you through the process to ensure you feel relaxed, comfortable and prepared for your treatment experience.
What Our Patients Have Said About Rhinoplasty
There are various reasons patients decide to undergo rhinoplasty. Among our clients at Dr. Man’s offices, these reasons range from lack of confidence and social withdrawal to problems breathing and severe functional deformity. Many rhinoplasty patients have visited our clinic expressing concerns for their emotional wellness and self-esteem. From mild asymmetry to more prominent distortion, any kind of facial imbalance can wreak havoc on your confidence and affect your quality of life. Sadly, many men and women tolerate this self-consciousness for years before deciding to address the problem, which is why the most common regret among our patients is not having rhinoplasty done sooner.
After the procedure, most of our patients notice a dramatic improvement in their confidence and feel more excited about participating in social events and occasions. From taking more photos to improving social interaction, the benefits of rhinoplasty are often described as life-changing. Once the results have settled and improvements become clear, our clients typically express gratitude for both the physical and emotional rewards of this procedure.
At Dr. Man’s offices, we also see many patients with internal defects and deformities that create both functional and aesthetic concerns. Broken noses, birth defects and other nasal injuries usually require correction to enhance breathing and restore nasal function. Patients who undergo septoplasty often combine this with elements of rhinoplasty to address both the internal and externals flaws of the nose. As a result, many of our clients have reported transformative benefits to their breathing ability, as well as to their emotional wellbeing and confidence. By subtly modifying these imperfections, Dr. Man can help you eliminate nasal problems and reclaim a more carefree and comfortable lifestyle.
Why Our Patients Chose Dr. Man for their Rhinoplasty
Dr. Daniel Man is one of the premier plastic surgeons in South Florida. He has performed rhinoplasty for men and women of all ages and stages of life seeking to correct both cosmetic and functional concerns with their nose. From personal recommendations to media reviews, Dr. Man remains one of Florida’s highest regarded surgeons, recognised for his artistic vision, surgical skill and ability to create the most natural-looking and aesthetically balanced outcome. Focusing on the face as a whole, he draws on elements of symmetry and harmony to produce a result that is uniquely you.
Beyond his extensive experience, Dr. Man is described by his patients as a kind, warm and welcoming individual. His friendly and attentive nature, combined with his unparalleled support and accessibility, is what leads many of his patients to seek treatment at his cutting-edge facility in Boca Raton, FL. Dr. Man leads a team of experienced medical professionals who are dedicated to the patient experience. From their exceptional bedside manner to regular follow-up appointments, Dr. Man’s team has been praised by clients for their caring, understanding and accommodating nature. In fact, many of Dr. Man’s patients describe their treatment journey as smooth, seamless and relaxing from consultation to aftercare.
What Do I Do Next?
Rhinoplasty is an excellent solution for those seeking to address either cosmetic or functional concerns with their nose. If you are unhappy with the shape of your nose or have problems with breathing, we recommend scheduling a rhinoplasty consultation at Dr. Man’s offices in Boca Raton, FL. Only with a board-certified surgeon’s expert advice can you know for certain if a rhinoplasty will deliver the results you desire.
After an in-person meeting and analysis of your condition, Dr. Man can make the most accurate recommendation and design a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs, desires and facial structure. Committed to patient education, he will also ensure you are well-informed of your options so you can make the right decision about which procedures will best cater to your appearance, goals and lifestyle. Dr. Man will also take this opportunity to answer any questions you may have about the treatment process.
Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, Daniel Man, M.D., performs top-tier rhinoplasty, a full range of other plastic surgeries and non-invasive cosmetic procedures in Boca Raton, Florida. We welcome patients from the immediate and surrounding areas who want to feel better about their appearance and renew their self-confidence. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.
*The information about rhinoplasty was reviewed by Dr. Daniel Man. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.