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. 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 rhinoplasty surgery unless it is performed for reconstructive purposes, to correct a breathing problem or a deformity.
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.
Revision rhinoplasties are always more challenging but Dr. Gold devotes a significant portion of his practice to this very genre of complex procedures.
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.
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.