Dr. Steven Rueda is one of the most sought aft ter 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. We Serve the following areas: Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Wellington, Delray Beach and Boyton Beach.
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:
Made and hidden in external nose skin of the columella, and they are extended inside the nostrils.
Total visualization of all nose structures allows for safe and precise contouring.
Small hidden scar. Swelling after surgery may last longer than when done closed.
Made and hidden inside the nostrils with no visible scar.
No external skin incision. May swell less after surgery.
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.
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.
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.
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.