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Your nose should complement your facial features and blend harmoniously with the overall shape of your face – not stand out or detract from them.

The plastic surgeons at Naples Aesthetic Institute combine extensive clinical experience with deep understanding of nasal anatomy to achieve beautifully sculpted noses that are in balance with overall facial aesthetics.

Balance Facial Features With Nose Surgery in Naples

Dr. Diana Carrau, Naples Aesthetic Institute’s leading rhinoplasty specialist knows that the nose can be one of the most defining facial features. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty is the #1 cosmetic surgery procedure in the United States.1

That’s because, when the nose is ideally shaped, it highlights the individual’s natural beauty. However, imperfections like a drooping or bulbous tip, a dorsal bump, or a crooked bridge can disrupt this delicate cosmetic balance. Fortunately, plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty can dramatically improve these imperfections and provide natural looking results.

What are the benefits of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a nose job, is an outpatient cosmetic surgery that can reshape the nose for cosmetic or functional purposes. It is common for patients to seek nasal surgery to correct aesthetic and functional issues at the same time.

Some additional benefits that rhinoplasty patients seek are:

  • Refine a bulbous or drooping nasal tip
  • Correct nasal asymmetry
  • Eliminate a hump on the bridge
  • Decrease the size of the nasal base
  • Improve or reduce the shape of the nostrils
  • Correct a deviated septum
  • Improve breathing difficulties

Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery?

The ideal rhinoplasty candidate is an individual who is in good general health, but wants to improve the cosmetic appearance or the function of their nose.

Patients desiring rhinoplasty typically expressing the following concerns:

  • Dissatisfaction with the shape and/or size of the nose
  • Cosmetic imperfections following injury to the nose
  • Congenital birth defects that obstruct airflow and cause nasal breathing problems
  • Individuals seeking revision rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty Recovery

Following surgery, it’s common for the nose to feel achy and puffy. Some patients experience blood and mucus drainage from the nostrils and a congested feeling. While mild discomfort is normal, your surgeon will provide you with pain medication to alleviate as discomfort as possible during your healing process.

She will provide you with instructions to follow throughout your recovery. These instructions will include the physical activities to avoid, as well as other pertinent information to aid in an optimal recovery and result.

FAQs About Rhinoplasty

Will my nose be broken during surgery?

This procedure, an osteotomy, is when a nasal surgeon must cut into the bone. While it is not required for all rhinoplasty patients, it is indicated for some based on their nasal anatomy and the extent of reshaping needed.

Will rhinoplasty improve breathing function?

Many patients seek nose surgery to improve breathing. Structural nasal issues that can make it hard to breathe are a deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, collapsed internal valve(s) or collapsing nostrils on inspiration. All of these conditions and more can be corrected with functional rhinoplasty.

Will my face be noticeably bruised after rhinoplasty?

There is no way to predict who will or won’t bruise following rhinoplasty. Bruising most often occurs when the nasal bones are fractured in an osteotomies to reposition them. Osteotomies can cause bruising around the lower eyelids, however some patients don’t bruise at all. When they do bruise, it generally subsides within 10-14 days.

Will I have scars after rhinoplasty?

While your surgeon will make incisions for an open rhinoplasty, you can expect they will heal beautifully and any scarring will be imperceptible.

How long does swelling last after rhinoplasty?

Swelling can last for up to two years; however, you won’t have to wait that long to see a dramatic improvement in your nose. While final results will be somewhat obscured by swelling, your new nose will be visible the minute your surgical dressings are removed and will continue to look more refined as time passes.

Is there any risk of complications for rhinoplasty?

Any surgical procedure carries the risk of complications. Rhinoplasty has risks including bleeding, infection, functional problems, and general anesthesia risks.3

What is a non-surgical nose job?

Some patients prefer less-invasive options for improving the contours of their nose, and for these individuals a non-surgical nose job using dermal fillers is an ideal alternative. Dermal fillers can be used to smooth a dorsal bump or even out asymmetries in the nasal bridge. Dermal fillers can also be used to lift a drooping nasal tip.

Schedule A Consultation For Rhinoplasty

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty and would like to learn more about this cosmetic procedure, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Carrau. We look forward to meeting you and developing a custom treatment plan just for you.

1 ASPS. 2020 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/documents/News/Statistics/2020/plastic-surgery-statistics-full-report-2020.pdf. Accessed November 30, 2021.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty? Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/rhinoplasty/candidates. Accessed January 17, 2020.

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