Questions About Nose Surgery

Nose surgery can address issues you have with your nose’s contour. If you believe this procedure is right for you, here’s what you need to know before you commit.
Questions About Nose Surgery

What Is Nose Surgery?

Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty or a nose job, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance and proportion of your nose. Sometimes, it can also improve the function of your nose by removing obstructions to breathing, but to fix your breathing issues it’s better to see an ENT who is specialized in the area.

What Can Nose Surgery Correct?

Nose surgery can correct most of the common complaints people have about the appearance of their nose, including:

  • Nose that is too large or small compared to other facial features
  • Nose that is too wide at the bridge or the base
  • Humps, bumps, or unattractive slope to the bridge
  • A nasal tip that is too large, bulbous, drooping, or upturned
  • Large, wide, or upturned nostrils
  • Asymmetry or crookedness to the nose

These concerns can be addressed whether they are developmental or due to some form of nasal injury.

Who is a Good Candidate For Nose Surgery?

A good candidate for nose surgery should:

  • Have a nose that has finished growing
  • Be physically healthy
  • Not be taking certain drugs or supplements
  • Understand the procedure and its risks
  • Have specific, realistic goals

You can also learn more about If a Nose Job Right for You here.

Will I Know What My New Nose Will Look Like?

During your consultation, your provider will listen to your concerns and goals about your nose surgery. They will then use a facial imaging program to help illustrate the changes you desire and any recommendations your surgeon may make for facial balancing. This will help you understand the goals and surgical principles used to achieve your goals. However, it is impossible to predict exactly what your nose will look like after surgery.

What is the Difference Between Closed and Open Nose Surgery?

In closed nose surgery, the only incisions made will be inside the nose. In open nose surgery an incision is made in the skin between your nostrils (the columella). Which procedure is best for you depends on your medical history, your anatomy, and the goals for your procedure.
Questions About Nose Surgery
Questions About Nose Surgery

What is Recovery From Nose Surgery Like?

After your nose surgery, you may have a splint on your nose or packing in the nose. You will experience discomfort, but this is typically controllable with medications. There will be some swelling and bruising. It’s also common for patients to experience bleeding for the first few days and to feel as if there is more drainage in the back of your throat than usual. You should count on taking a week off from work, and refraining from vigorous activities for four weeks. The bruising should have gone down by the time you return to work, but the swelling may persist for months. Learn more about recovery from nose surgery here.

When Will My Final Results Be Visible? How Long Do They Last?

Immediately after surgery, the appearance of your nose will be improved. The appearance will continue to change subtly, improving over several months before your final results.The healing process can take up to a year for all the swelling to completely dissipate. In most cases, the results of your rhinoplasty will be permanent, although some people experience changes in the appearance of their nose as a natural result of aging.
Questions About Nose Surgery

Who Should I Trust For My Nose Surgery?

To get the surgery results that are right for you, you need to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon who begins with no preconceived notions about what makes an attractive nose. You want a surgeon who will listen to your goals and give you realistic results that both fit your desires and harmonize with the rest of your face.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons have helped thousands of patients in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area and from across Florida get the results they desire from their plastic surgery, and they are here to help you too. If you have any further questions about nose surgery, or you are ready to explore your options, contact us at Gayoso Plastic Surgery and MedSpa to schedule your appointment.

Where Is Your Practice Located? Do You Serve Out-Of-Town Patients?

We are located in St. Petersburg, Florida, but we regularly see patients from the Tampa area, including Clearwater, Sarasota, and surrounding areas and across the state of Florida. We also have patients from around the country and even around the world. If you are considering coming from out of state for your procedure, we can help you time your procedure so it works with your schedule.