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.
Hi, today I wanted to talk to you about nose surgery, or what we call rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a surgery that patients seek out generally because either they don’t like their nose, or they’ve had some kind of traumatic injury affecting the shape of their nose, or they even have difficulty breathing. During a rhinoplasty procedure, I work on different components of the nose to address certain common issues. For example, a bump on the back of the nose, or a crooked nose, or a tip of the nose which is too big or boxy. If you think nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is something you may be interested in, don’t hesitate to call and come in for your consultation.
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!
Certainly, the organization gets a 100% score. However, that score is contingent upon the individual providing the score. As a concierge physician I can tell you that my patients have extremely high expectations. My personal expectations were similarly high, and were surpassed on all counts by the staff, and the quality of the perioperative… and operative experience. The office is immaculate and the communication skills of Dr. Gardner are outstanding. I could not be happier, and more comfortable referring to this office. Read more “100% Score”
September 29, 2020
I Am Thrilled!
I am thrilled. My tummy has bothered me my entire life. Having Dr. Baccaro take that insecurity away in an afternoon is the most freeing and exhilarating feeling 🙂 Thank you to the entire team!
September 29, 2020
Dr Baccaro is a gifted surgeon, with remarkable, state of the art, skills to perform complex surgery. After being diagnosed with breast cancer, I opted to go for a full bilateral mastectomy combined with reconstruction. I chose Dr. Baccaro not only because he was referred as the reconstruction subject matter expert in Florida, but… because paired with Lisa, his nurse, and Amy, they demonstrated a genuine compassion and took the time to understand my situation with all emotions I was going thru. Their detailed explanation of the pros & cons of surgery, the implants, the procedure itself and the various stages of the recovery reassured me. Trust me, I had a very long list of questions and concerns! The surgery was a great success and the recovery went very well. The results are spectacular and much better than I originally expected! Dr. Baccaro and Lisa are without doubts, experts in their domain, therefore they recommended and performed what was best for my situation. What makes them different is that they have truly demonstrated they care for me, as a person not just as a patient. The entire team, Dr. Baccaro, Lisa and Amy, are wonderful human beings filled with kindness and compassion. I highly recommended Dr. Baccaro and his team! Read more “Remarkable Results”
June 10, 2020
Terrific Plastic Surgeon!
Dr. Gardner is a terrific Plastic Surgeon! He was highly recommended by a friend in Naples as “the best” and she was so right. I went to see him due to a droopy right eyelid which sometimes happens as we age. He knew exactly how to fix the eyelid muscle (a procedure he performs frequently)… I immediately felt confident he was the right choice. I decided that since I was going to have this surgery and have to recover anyway I would have him fix some other things that have also drooped on my face. He performed a partial brow lift, and corrected both eyelids. I look refreshed… not redone. He corrects with a subtle hand. The entire experience was great, from the wonderful state of the art surgery facility, to the committed staff and of course Dr Gardner himself. If I could give them all six stars I would. Read more “Terrific Plastic Surgeon!”
February 13, 2020
Your Nose Surgery Procedure
Health is the highest priority to Dr. Leo Baccaro, so he works with great care when performing rhinoplasty to improve the aesthetics and functionality of the nose. He takes pride in helping his patients begin their journey toward their aesthetic goals and strives to help his patients obtain the beautiful results they desire.
Additional Plastic Surgery Procedures
with Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro
The surgical team at Gardner Plastic Surgery has a long-standing, stellar reputation for outstanding levels of skill, talent, and beautiful results. Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro are both highly trained, experienced, and respected in the Naples community.
At their state-of-the-art surgical suite in Naples, our plastic surgeons use their many talents, and personalized compassionate approach, to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
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, rhinoplasty, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuctions, 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.
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.