Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Naples Plastic Surgery
Dr. Paul Gardner's outstanding surgical skills and conservative approach to cosmetic nose surgery attracts patients from all over Southwest Florida to Gardner Plastic Surgery seeking rhinoplasty. He has earned a reputation as an incredible cosmetic surgeon and for excellence for his beautiful, natural-looking results, as well as his compassionate, personalized care.
When patients enter Gardner Plastic Surgery seeking cosmetic surgery, they often say they wish to look like enhanced versions of themselves, not surgically altered. Dr. Gardner appreciates his patients' concerns and works meticulously to create minor changes that dramatically improve the overall balance and aesthetics of the face, while seeking to achieve the ideal natural-looking results.
Nose Surgery in Naples
For patients to obtain results that are in balance with the rest of their facial features, it is important to personalize the treatment to address the patient's unique concerns and goals. Dr. Gardner meets with his patients on a one-on-one basis during a consultation to discuss their concerns with their noses and to create a unique treatment plan that will meet all of their needs. He takes a picture of each patient and reviews the ideal features of the nose, then shows what can be done to correct any differences the patient has from the ideal. This may include nose surgery that removes dorsal humps, alters bulbous nasal tips, thins wide noses, and/or changes the size and shape of the nose.
Our plastic surgeon uses two techniques to perform nose surgery: open and closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty is a more invasive approach that is reserved for reshaping the nasal structure, while closed rhinoplasty is typically used for minor changes. Both techniques yield stunning results under Dr. Gardner's care.
Recovering from Nose Surgery
Following the procedure, the nose will be taped and sometimes have a splint over it. Bruising around the eyes and nose can be expected, and can last seven to ten days. Many patients can begin to enjoy the results of their nose surgery within a few weeks after the procedure; however, as swelling slowly subsides, the full subtleties and details of the results will become apparent within months of the procedure.
Rhinoplasty is performed on an outpatient basis by our cosmetic surgeon, so patients should arrange to have a ride take them to their homes following the procedure. Dr. Gardner recommends that patients keep their heads elevated during the first few weeks of their recoveries, as well as the application of a cold compresses to minimize swelling.
Like all surgical procedures, rhinoplasty has risks for complications, but patients often feel at ease and secure with Dr. Gardner due to his outstanding surgical record, which includes years' experience performing nose surgery.
Septoplasty can help you breathe better if the septum is deviated inside the nose. This may assist not only in breathing, but also with snoring. It is done through incisions placed inside the nose, and can often be combined with rhinoplasty. Depending on your personal preference and your aesthetic goal, nose surgery may be right for you. Speak with Dr. Gardner about your options!