Nose Surgery

Rhinoplasty in South Florida

Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest plastic surgery procedures in existence, with records of techniques used to treat nasal trauma dating back to ancient Egypt. The “nose job” has seen many innovations throughout the centuries, and is now among the most popular cosmetic procedures.

The nose is such a central feature of the face that any disproportion or abnormality can create disharmony among the facial features. Sometimes only a subtle change is needed to enhance your appearance and balance out your face. Patients undergoing rhinoplasty in South Florida experience big results from a relatively small surgery.

To learn more about South Florida rhinoplasty, request a complimentary consultation online today or call (561) 741-9000 to schedule a consult with Dr. Robert Cooper at Cooper Plastic Surgery.

Is This Procedure Right for Me?

Patients seeking rhinoplasty in South Florida typically want to improve the shape of their nose in any number of ways. Generally, Dr. Cooper reshapes the nose by reducing or increasing its size, removing a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing the span of the nostrils, or changing the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Through rhinoplasty, the nose is reshaped to give it a more pleasing contour and shape that better fits your face.

Often, a very small change in the shape of the tip of the nose will dramatically improve the appearance of the entire face, giving it a more attractive and youthful look. There is no universal way to improve the size and shape of the nose. It must be re-sculpted to suit your individual facial features. For an aging face in which the base of the nose begins to sag downward, a nasal tip refinement can provide better balance and harmony.

Your South Florida Rhinoplasty Procedure

Rhinoplasty involves making changes to the bone and cartilage that make up the underlying framework of the nose. These changes can be very subtle, or more extensive, but in any case, the inner framework of the nose is accessed through a series of incisions. In some cases, Dr. Cooper can make these incisions from the inside of the nose – a procedure called a closed rhinoplasty – which leaves no visible scarring. In other cases, it is necessary to make the incision on the underside of the tip of the nose – called open rhinoplasty – in which case the very small scar fades to near invisibility over time.

Once the interior architecture of the nose is modified, the skin is re-positioned and sutures are used to close the incisions. The nose is splinted to provide stability and to help your “new nose” maintain its shape as it heals. Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure, typically performed under general anesthesia, or local anesthesia with sedation.

Recovery and Results

Following surgery, your nose will be splinted for about a week. New waterproof splints allow for showering during this period of time. Swelling, and bruising around the nose and eyes are common, but these will subside fairly quickly. Often, post-operative discomfort is due to nasal congestion caused by swelling inside the nose, and most patients report that pain is easily manageable with either over the counter or prescribed medication.

Results of your rhinoplasty in South Florida will emerge as the swelling goes down, and the nose will take on a more normal appearance in approximately 1 to 2 weeks. However, subtle changes in the size and shape of the nose will occur gradually over the course of up to a year. Back to Top

If you would like to learn more about re-shaping your nose with rhinoplasty, request a complimentary consultation online with Dr. Cooper today. Or you can call Cooper Plastic Surgery at (561) 741-9000 to schedule your appointment.