Nose surgery – Men

Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought after nose surgeons in Palm Beach. His attention to detail and methodical technique create beautiful and natural results. Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is one of the most complex cosmetic procedures. It is typically classified in two categories: cosmetic and functional rhinoplasty. Cosmetic nose surgery may correct different problems; some of the most common include dorsal hump, bulky tip, droopy tip, deviated nose, and short nose. On the other hand, functional nose surgery usually corrects a deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, or other structure causing obstruction to air flow through the nose. An aesthetic and balanced nose can create a youthful and confident appearance.

What can nose surgery correct

Dorsal hump

Frequently a combination of bony and cartilage prominence in the dorsum of the nose. Nose surgery can trim the prominent tissue and provide a smooth contour.

Droopy nose

Usually results from elongated cartilage in the nasal septum or nasal tip. In some patients, pull from lower lip muscle may accentuate it. Nose surgery removes the excess cartilage and releases the muscle to give the nose a more natural appearance.

Wide and bulky tip

Caused by a combination of thick skin, excess tip cartilage, and tip anatomy variants. Nose surgery removes excess cartilage, corrects the architectural variants with sutures, and may add cartilage grafts to create a defined tip.

Deviated nose

May be caused by deviated nasal bones or cartilage septum. Nose surgery corrects the position of the bones, and contour or remove the deviated septum to return breathing to normal (see Septoplasty).

Difficulty breathing

Nose surgery can help improve breathing difficulty arising from a physical obstruction. The causes vary and may be due to deviated septum, large turbinates, abnormal internal or external nose passages.

What can nose surgery correct

Dorsal hump

Frequently a combination of bony and cartilage prominence in the dorsum of the nose. Nose surgery can trim the prominent tissue and provide a smooth contour.

Droopy nose

Usually results from elongated cartilage in the nasal septum or nasal tip. In some patients, pull from lower lip muscle may accentuate it. Nose surgery removes the excess cartilage and releases the muscle to give the nose a more natural appearance.

Wide and bulky tip

Caused by a combination of thick skin, excess tip cartilage, and tip anatomy variants. Nose surgery removes excess cartilage, corrects the architectural variants with sutures, and may add cartilage grafts to create a defined tip.

Deviated nose

May be caused by deviated nasal bones or cartilage septum. Nose surgery corrects the position of the bones, and contour or remove the deviated septum to return breathing to normal (see Septoplasty).

Difficulty breathing

Nose surgery can help improve breathing difficulty arising from a physical obstruction. The causes vary and may be due to deviated septum, large turbinates, abnormal internal or external nose passages.

Nose surgery procedure

Dr. Rueda performs both cosmetic nose surgery and functional nose surgery. There are two main types of nasal surgery: open nose surgery, and closed nose surgery. Although both achieve the same goal not all patients are candidates for both. Some of the differences in the procedures are explained below:

Incisions

Made and hidden in external nose skin of the columella, and they are extended inside the nostrils.

Advantages

Total visualization of all nose structures allows for safe and precise contouring.

Disvantages

Small hidden scar. Swelling after surgery may last longer than when done closed.

Incisions

Made and hidden inside the nostrils with no visible scar.

Advantages

No external skin incision. May swell less after surgery.

Disadvantage

Limited degree of improvement in some parts of the nose.

Nose surgery is very complex and there is no two surgeries that are alike. Dr. Rueda will review your needs and choose the best option to achieve a natural result and excellent breathing.

FUNCTIONAL NOSE SURGERY

Functional nose surgery refers to procedures that focus on improving nasal breathing. Dr. Rueda considers all forms of nose surgery functional, even in the cosmetic procedures. However, some patients are only interested in improving their breathing and not the appearance of the nose. Obstruction of the nasal passages usually results from deviated nasal septum, enlarged turbinates, and other anatomical blocks to air flow.

SEPTOPLASTY

Surgery to improve a deviated septum, known as Septoplasty, is a procedure performed to enhance breathing. In some patients the deviated septum obstructs the nasal passages and reduces airflow. In this procedure, cartilage in the nasal septum is contoured or removed to open the space inside the nose. This procedure is usually performed with incisions that are hidden on the inner part of the nose with no incisions placed on the skin.

TURBINATE RESECTION

Nasal turbinates are structures inside the nose responsible for humidifying, filtering, and warming the air we breathe. The turbinates are made of thin bone covered by a thin layer of nasal mucosa. In some patients, the turbinates may physically block the passage of air in the nasal cavity. In these cases, the turbinate may be removed or contoured to improve the breathing.

 

RECOVERY AND DOWNTIME

This is an ambulatory procedure, where you get to go home the same day. There is swelling and bruising for first 7-10 days after the procedure. Usually nasal splint is applied for protection and swelling control for 7 days. Internal nose splints may be used if work was done on the septum. Ice packs and head elevation are encouraged to reduce swelling.

Most patients generally return to work in 1-2 week. Exercise is not allowed until 3 weeks after the surgery.

The cost of a nose surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the type of technique needed, anesthesia time, and surgical time. At Precision, we make sure we provide you with an accurate personalized price that will cover all costs needed for you to obtain a fantastic result.

Why choose precision plastic surgery for your nose surgery

Dr. Rueda, a Cleveland Clinic trained surgeon who has 7 years and 2,000 procedures of experience in Plastic Surgery will be your safe and best choice for your nose surgery. Successful results in this procedure require a surgeon that is experienced, artistic, and detailed oriented. Dr. Rueda has published articles on cosmetic surgery in expert peer reviewed journals, and his work has been presented in several national plastic surgery conferences. Dr. Rueda’s passion for patient education and custom centered approach will guarantee you feel comfortable every step of the way. Dr. Rueda also believes in treating his patients as if he was treating his own family; you can trust you will enter a trusting long-term relationship and have the best nose surgery Palm Beach can offer.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

Patients with dorsal hump, droopy tip, bulky tip, short nose, and deviated septum are candidates for nose surgery. Patients with difficulty breathing may be good candidates for nose surgery. The procedures contour the nasal cartilage and bone to achieve the desired look. 

Patients in all ages benefit from nose surgery and contouring. Patients seeking surgery are mostly ages 18-45. We recommend for the patient to complete growth prior to seeking correction.

Your nose surgery will be performed in Precision Plastic Surgery Palm Beach by Dr. Steven Rueda in our office operating room. In very selected cases, the surgery may be performed at a local hospital or ambulatory surgery center in Palm Beach.

Nose surgery changes the architecture of the nose permanently.

Complications are very rare in nose surgery as it is a common and very safe procedure. However, although rare, some risks include: bleeding, infection, anesthesia complications, and difficulty breathing.