Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is used to either correct nose-related health problems such as a deviated septum or nasal fracture or to reshape the nose for cosmetic reasons. It can correct birth defects or help to relieve some breathing problems. Our West Palm Beach rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.
Rhinoplasty Surgery with Dr. Gold
An important aspect to consider about nose reshaping is that your nose should look as though it “fits” on your particular face. Choosing a nose shape based on a popular look or trend will be unsatisfactory in the end. Dr. Gold will work with you to create the best possible shape for your nose, so that your nose is in the correct balance with the rest of your facial features.
Good Candidates for Nose Reshaping
If you're located in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, or the nearby areas, and you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and have realistic expectations, you will be a good candidate. Age is a consideration, as our surgeons prefer to operate on teenagers only after they have completed their growth spurt. Most insurance policies don’t cover our Boca Raton rhinoplasty surgery unless it is performed for reconstructive purposes, to correct a breathing problem or a deformity.
Your rhinoplasty options
Your procedure will be performed as an open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. The decision about which type of rhinoplasty you have, either open or closed, is an important one. Your surgeon will take a number of factors into consideration before deciding on the best option to suit your unique needs and goals.
An open rhinoplasty is performed if your needed alterations are more complex. If you want to make a significant change, the best procedure is an open rhinoplasty. During open rhinoplasty, small incisions are made on the outside of the nose. These are precisely done and designed to be hidden in the natural folds of your skin. The open rhinoplasty approach allows your surgeon to lift the nasal skin and expose the underlying nasal structures. This gives greater access and achieves more accurate results in a major reshaping of the nose.
A closed rhinoplasty technique uses smaller incisions within the nostrils to achieve the changes you desire. A closed rhinoplasty provides the benefit of leaving no visible scars on your skin. However, it cannot be used if you are looking for a more dramatic change. A closed rhinoplasty is designed for more finite, minor changes, instead of more significant restructuring.
What can nose surgery do for you?
Nose surgery helps patients who would like to change the appearance or functionality of their nose. The nose can be reshaped, made smaller or larger, wider or more narrow, and the tip and nostrils can be refined to achieve a more symmetrical, aesthetic effect. Benefits include the following:
- Improved breathing through the nose
- Enhanced facial balance, symmetry and harmony
- Increased nose size for a pinched or too-small nose
- Decreased nose size for a humped, bulbous, or too-large nose
- Refined nostrils
- Refined, lifted nasal tip to correct a hooked or drooping appearance
- Reduced or narrowed bridge of the nose
- Increased bridge of the nose in the case of an earlier unsuccessful rhinoplasty
- Greatly improved confidence
How a Rhinoplasty Is Performed
Rhinoplasty procedures are usually performed under general anesthesia in our Boca Raton accredited in-office surgery suite on an outpatient basis.
Depending upon the final goals and the extent of improvement required, your procedure may be done in either the open or closed method. This will be discussed during your consultation. During the procedure, the skin of the nose is separated from bone and cartilage which is then reshaped. Both permanent and temporary sutures are then placed and the nose is usually packed for a few days following the procedure. The length of the procedure ranges from one to two hours.
What to Expect During Recovery
For a closed rhinoplasty procedure, recovery time ranges from about 5 to 7 days and slightly longer for an open procedure. You will experience some swelling and bruising which may extend into the eyes, causing you to look as though you have black eyes. This can be relieved with pain medication and ice packs. Most patients are back to full activity within two weeks. Youll come back into the office within the first few days for your first postoperative visit at which time any non-absorbable sutures will be removed as well as the packing, depending on your rate of healing. It takes up to 6 months for the final results to be visible, so we advise our patients to exercise patience during this time as we wait for the final shape to appear. During that time, please avoid any contact sports that might injure the nose.
While all surgeons strive to achieve the ideal result in a single procedure, some patients experience problems in healing or because of a lack of communication with the original surgeon in agreeing on what changes they desire in the appearance of their nose. Dr. Gold not only performs primary rhinoplasties, but is often called upon to correct unsatisfactory results of other surgeons’ rhinoplasties.
Our West Palm Beach revision rhinoplasty are always more challenging but Dr. Gold devotes a significant portion of his practice to this very genre of complex procedures.
Why you need the right surgeon
Your nose is the center of your face, and one of the most noticeable parts of your appearance. It’s important to be happy with it and to achieve your ideal results. If you’ve experienced the frustration and disappointment of an unsuccessful rhinoplasty, you know how crucial it is to choose the right surgeon. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult and detailed plastic surgeries, which means getting it just right requires years of experience and significant skill.
Revision rhinoplasty can be an even more complex procedure than an initial rhinoplasty. Because of the errors made earlier, your revision rhinoplasty may need the work of a surgeon with more technical skill and experience. For this important procedure, you don’t want to have to worry about feeling let down again. Revision rhinoplasty requires a surgeon who has the ability and expertise to achieve your aesthetic goals no matter the challenges. Choose a highly trained facial plastic surgeon with extensive experience in rhinoplasty surgery and an outstanding record of successful outcomes.
Meet Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon Dr. Alan Gold
Dr. Gold specializes in rhinoplasty at Sanctuary. By focusing on this procedure, he has the experience and the breadth of knowledge to create a result tailored to your exact features and desires. In your consultation, you can review specifically what you are looking to achieve and rely on Dr. Gold to advise you on the best path forward to accomplish your aesthetic and functional goals for your nose.
How to ensure the best results
When you’re undergoing revision rhinoplasty, here are some things to keep in mind to ensure your best results and satisfaction.
- Manage your expectations. Talk to your surgeon and get a clear idea and understanding of what this surgery can realistically achieve for you. Depending on the extent of the previous errors, you may not achieve a 100% perfect nose, but you can certainly achieve results you are much happier about.
- Ask to see your surgeon’s rhinoplasty revision photos. Study these and ensure they are images from the surgeon you will be working with, and that you like the results you see. These photos can also help you get a better idea about what errors your surgeon has corrected before that were similar to yours, and what the outcomes were.
- Plan for the possibility of more than one procedure. Depending on the severity of the errors or disfigurement from your previous rhinoplasty, your revision surgery may need to be done in more than one part. While this may be frustrating, it can be a necessary part of the process to achieve the results you want.
- Don’t look for a “good deal” or go with a surgeon who is promising results for a low price. Revision surgery is complex and expensive for a reason--you need someone highly trained and expert in the field. Their results don’t come inexpensively, but the reward of a successful, attractive outcome is well worth the cost.
The Rhinoplasty Consultation at Sanctuary Plastic Surgery
If you think rhinoplasty might be the right procedure for you, we're excited to learn more about how we can help you enjoy the results of your dreams. We'll work closely with you to learn about your unique physical characteristics and individual cosmetic goals, crafting a bespoke treatment plan, tailored around the results you know you deserve. Reach out and set up your consultation today!
Dr. Gold is outstanding. I couldn’t be happier with my new nose, and with the experience as a whole. Even before meeting the doctor, I was so impressed by how natural all of his rhinoplasties were in the Before and After Gallery. Dr. Gold listened to all of my concerns, and addressed them all. His entire team is great, from the nurses who answered all of my calls, to the wonderful anesthesiologist who put me at ease, day of surgery. I have nothing but great things to say, thank you again!
A True Professional
I could not speak more highly of Dr. Gold and his staff in my experience of getting a rhinoplasty. It’s clear from start to finish that he is very invested in his patients. He is extremely caring, reassuring, and very much a perfectionist - A true proffesional in every sense of the word. Also, the anesthesiologist is excellent and very thorough which just shows their level of expertise so you can rest assured you are in good hands. My nose is even better than I expected. Would highly recommend Dr. Gold for any surgical procedure and will definitely be coming back for any further procedures in the future.
Beautiful, Elegant, Natural
Dr. Gold made me look beautiful, elegant, natural and pretty. There is no dollar amount to make you feel this way after surgery. He is a gem of a surgeon.
I was always self conscious about the appearance of my nose, it was crooked and wide. My friend told me about the amazing experience she had with Dr. Gold for her rhinoplasty. I'm so happy I chose Dr. Gold.
Everytime I looked in the mirror all I saw was my nose. When I was younger, I was oftened bullied and teased about my nose. My cousin in New York used Dr Gold for her breast surgery and was really happy with her results.