Rhinoplasty in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Punta Gorda, FL
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you may want to consider rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” can treat a variety of issues, including nose crookedness, asymmetry, and bumps or depressions.
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can improve facial harmony, as well as the proportions of the nose. This procedure can also treat structural defects in the nose, which can lead to impaired breathing.
Rhinoplasty surgery in Fort Myers can change:
- The size of the nose in relation to facial balance
- The width of the nose at the bridge or the position and size of the nostrils
- The profile of the nose with visible bridge humps or depressions
- An enlarged, bulbous, hooked, upturned or dropping nasal tip
- Large, upturned or wide nostrils
- Nasal asymmetry
Rhinoplasty can be done using two techniques: a closed procedure or an open procedure. A closed procedure entails the incisions being concealed inside the nose, while an open procedure entails the incision being made across the strip of tissue that divides the nostrils, or the columella.
After creating incisions, Dr. Brueck will gently raise the skin that covers the nasal bones and cartilage, which allows access to reshape and re-structure the nose.
If the patient has a deviated septum, Dr. Brueck can straighten it and reduce the projections inside the nose to improve breathing.
Am I a good candidate for rhinoplasty surgery in Fort Myers?
It is important to remember that nobody’s face is perfectly symmetrical, and results from a rhinoplasty may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create facial balance and harmony and correct any proportion issues.
How long is the recovery from rhinoplasty surgery?
After surgery, patients will have to wear splints and gauze packing on the nose for a few days as the nose begins to heal. Within a few weeks, swelling will reduce, though it may take up to a full year for your new nose contour to fully refine. Gradual changes may occur as the nose refines to its permanent form.
As you age, gradual changes to the face naturally occur. These changes include the nose, though the majority of your rhinoplasty results should be relatively permanent.
To extend the results of your new nose, a healthy lifestyle and use of sun protection is a must. Post-op, it is important to use ice and compression on the nose and eyes for four days post-op for best results.