Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Naples Plastic Surgery
With top-level training in plastic and reconstructive surgery under the tutelage of some the nation’s most renowned leaders in the field, Southwest Florida’s Gardner Plastic Surgery relies on Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro as its surgical specialist in rhinoplasty. Dr. Baccaro earned awards and accolades during his training and residency for his commitment for to achieving beautiful, natural-looking results, as well as for 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. Baccaro appreciates his patients' concerns and will work 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. Baccaro 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 should yield stunning results under Dr. Baccaro'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 should 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. Baccaro 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 should feel at ease and secure with Dr. Baccaro, due to the outstanding training he received from among the top cosmetic and reconstructive surgeons in the world.
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. Baccaro about your options!