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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.


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:

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 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.

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Why choose precision plastic surgery for your Nose procedure?

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. If you are located in Wellington, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Palm Springs, Lake Worth or any other surrounding cities, contact us today to learn more.

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