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Naples Plastic Surgeons Detail How Rhinoplasty Addresses Nasal Concerns

When someone is described as unable to “see past the end of their nose,” it’s typically caused by their preoccupation with something that limits their ability to see the bigger picture. In some cases, their focus might center on the nose itself, especially in those experiencing chronic nasal issues or who have aesthetic concerns about the appearance of their nose, the most prominent feature of one’s face.

Not that they want to put their collective nose in anyone’s personal life, but the cosmetic surgeons at southwest Florida’s Naples Plastic Surgery have a solution for anyone who finds themselves overly preoccupied by their nose, whether on a functional or aesthetic basis, or both. Commonly referred to as nose reshaping, rhinoplasty is a dual-purpose surgery that can significantly enhance the shape of one’s nose and facial symmetry and correct structural problems that cause problematic nasal issues. According to an interim survey by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty has been a top-10 most frequently performed cosmetic procedure since the onset of the global COVID-19 pandemic. According to the society, rhinoplasty was the most performed cosmetic procedure in 2019 and 2020.

What Does Rhinoplasty Entail?

Because everyone’s nose is distinctly different, rhinoplasty is personalized for each patient according to nose structure and the patient’s functional and aesthetic goals. Rhinoplasty involves interior reshaping of the interior nasal structure. Common complaints include a large nose with a dorsal hump, a rounded or drooping tip, or deviation of the nose and/or septum.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under local anesthesia with intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, depending on surgical complexity and patient preference. Patients recover at home, with limited activities for about 1 week and bruising that may last up to one month. Swelling of the nose tends to improve significantly over the first 6 to 8 weeks, but will take 6 to 12 months to see final results.

Rhinoplasty to Correct Deviated Septum

Most rhinoplasties involve correcting a deviated septum, which refers to the malformation of the cartilage partition between the two nasal cavities, called the nasal septum. A deviated septum can occur naturally or be caused by an injury, such as a broken nose. Deviations in the septum can impede airflows through the nose and cause several health issues, including:

  • Chronic sinus infections
  • Ongoing sinus congestion
  • Excessive snoring
  • Postnasal drip
  • Facial pain
  • Headaches
  • Nosebleeds

Along with addressing these health-related issues, a rhinoplasty helps straighten the nose to enhance its symmetry with the rest of the face.

Other Nasal Issues That Rhinoplasty Can Address

While a deviated septum causes most nasal-related breathing problems, several other genetic-, disease-, and trauma-related issues can affect breathing through the nose. Among these are:

  • Enlarged turbinates or other mucosal structures within the nose
  • Trauma-induced nasal valve collapse
  • Nasal polyps of other tissue masses
  • Small nostrils
  • Narrow nasal bridge

In most cases, these issues can be corrected during a rhinoplasty, which can also serve to address any aesthetic concerns.

Aesthetic Corrections Offered by Rhinoplasty

While rhinoplasty can address many nasal-related health issues—especially when caused by a deviated septum—rhinoplasty is also highly popular for its success in improving the nose’s appearance. In fact, rhinoplasty is often used to correct aesthetic damage caused by a broken nose. Among the most common aesthetic-related rhinoplasty targets are:

  • Nasal hump on the bridge of the nose
  • Overly broad nose bridge
  • Uneven or crooked nose bridge
  • Bulbous, hooked, or upturned nose tips
  • Large nostrils

Contact Naples Plastic Surgery to Discuss Your Rhinoplasty

Whether to address nasal-related health issues, aesthetics, or both, Dr. Leopoldo Baccaro, Dr. Mark Walsh, and Dr. Andrew Bonett specialize in delivering outstanding, natural-looking rhinoplasty results to their Naples, Florida-area patients. To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation, contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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