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Rhinoplasty In Jacksonville & Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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Your nose is one of the first things people notice about your appearance. And when it is asymmetrical, bumpy, or otherwise out of shape, it can detract from your overall look. It may even make you self-conscious or diminish your confidence. But you can reclaim your self-esteem thanks to one of the most common plastic surgery procedures in the world: the nose job.

Dr. Roberto Garcia excels at enhancing your facial appearance in every way, including through rhinoplasty. He and his caring, expert team at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, will give you the cosmetic care you deserve to give you back your confidence and live the best life you can!


Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic treatment used to improve the appearance of the nose. Furthermore, it may help correct functionality in many patients. Dr. Roberto Garcia is an experienced, double board-certified plastic surgeon in Jacksonville. He performs rhinoplasty using a conservative approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking results for patients in the Jacksonville, FL, area, as well as out-of-town patients. While rhinoplasty consists of creating minor improvements, results usually are very dramatic.

Rhinoplasty at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery can be used to make a nose appear smaller in size or improve the appearance of a nose that is wide, too large, or misshapen. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions as it should. Read on to learn more about rhinoplasty, then contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia.

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What are the benefits of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can be used to address a variety of concerns related to the appearance of your nose. It is a highly customizable procedure personalized to specifically remedy your complaints and meet your goals. Among the issues it can treat are:

  • Size and shape of the nose when out of balance with the face
  • Bridge width
  • Position and size of the nostrils
  • Humps or depressions on the bridge of the nose
  • Malformed nasal tip, including drooping, hooked, upturned, or enlarged
  • Asymmetry

A highly-skilled surgeon like Dr. Garcia will be able to accurately assess your nose’s current condition and help you determine the changes necessary to more closely resemble your ideal nose.

Can Rhinoplasty Address a Bulbous Nasal Tip?

The anatomy of the nose includes the nasal tip, the bridge, and the radix. Together, these components profoundly affect your nose’s overall appearance and perceived attractiveness.

What is a bulbous nasal tip?

A bulbous nose generally refers to an enlarged nasal tip. A bulbous tip can have a round, ball-like, or protruding shape in relation to the rest of the nose. In these situations, the tip is typically much wider than the dorsal bridge, throwing off the proportions of the nose. Conditions such as rhinophyma and genetics can give the nasal tip a cosmetically displeasing, bulbous appearance.

Improving a Bulbous Nose

Dr. Garcia can address a bulbous nose tip as part of a full rhinoplasty or during a tip-only procedure. The latter addresses the lowermost portion of the nose only without making adjustments to the bridge or radix. During the operation, Dr. Garcia makes fine adjustments to the subcutaneous tissues, cartilage, and skin. He aims to sculpt a refined nasal tip that aligns with your personal sense of beauty. Correcting a bulbous nose not only improves the presentation of the nose but can enhance the overall facial attractiveness.

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Approaches to Rhinoplasty

There are two main techniques that can be used during surgical rhinoplasty. Each has its strengths and weaknesses, and one approach may be preferred depending on your condition and goals. The techniques used during a nose job are “open” or “closed.”

Open Rhinoplasty

This is the classic, more invasive process. The nose is opened through an incision between the nostrils to allow the surgeon to access the nasal cavity. The flaps of skin are spread to expose the nasal bone and cartilage while the operation is performed.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed rhinoplasty technique only utilizes incisions made inside the nose. These are used to expose the cartilage and bone of the nose and allow for restructuring. Recovery is often faster with the closed process, but revisional possibilities are more limited, especially for correcting the size and shape of the nasal tip and skin. The extent and goals of your surgical plan will determine which method Dr. Garcia employs.

Nasal Tip Revision

Dr. Garcia can refine the nasal tip by addressing all the anatomic components of the nose, including the radix, dorsum, and nasal tip. He can also perform a revision to refine the nose after a past procedure. In some cases, Dr. Garcia may recommend a limited procedure known as tip rhinoplasty, in which he augments only the tip of the nose without making adjustments to the bridge and radix.

What is a tip rhinoplasty?

If you are pleased with the bridge of your nose and only want to address the nasal tip, you may be a candidate for a tip-only procedure. This procedure addresses the size, shape, and projection of the base of the nose only. The bridge and radix are not augmented in any way.

Who is a candidate for nasal tip revision?

Tip revision corrects aesthetic deformities such as a wide, drooping, or bulbous nasal tip. It can also address cosmetic issues that reappear after a nose job, such as nasal tip bifidity.

What can’t a tip rhinoplasty do?

While Dr. Garcia offers the tip-only approach as a standalone procedure, it is uncommon for the nose tip to be the only issue. While your prevailing concern may be a wide, drooping, or bulbous nasal tip, any changes made during a tip revision can impact the overall appearance of the nose. It is important to understand what a nasal tip approach can and cannot do. During this procedure, the nasal bridge remains untouched, so if you have issues such as a prominent dorsal hump on the bridge of your nose, this is not the procedure for you.

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Of course, Dr. Garcia can refine the nasal tip during a traditional full rhinoplasty, in which he addresses all the anatomic components of the nose, including the radix, dorsum, and nasal tip. Changing the size, shape, or structure of the nasal tip can alter the proportions of other parts of the nose, even when the bridge and radix have not been surgically altered. To achieve total harmony between the different anatomic features of the nose, Dr. Garcia may, in some cases, suggest a full rhinoplasty so he can bring the nasal tip, bridge, and radix into alignment with one another. A tip-only procedure:

  • Will not fix a crooked nose bridge
  • Will not make a large dorsal hump smaller
  • Will not address nasal obstruction and breathing issues

During your consultation for rhinoplasty Jacksonville plastic surgeon Dr. Garcia will listen to your concerns and examine each aspect of your nose to determine whether a tip-only or full procedure with nasal tip revision is in your best interest.

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Both women and men are candidates for rhinoplasty. If you're displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be the right answer.

It's very important that expectations are understood as your appearance will be altered. Furthermore, facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, even more so for individuals under 21.


Rhinoplasty is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia and is considered an outpatient surgical procedure. Performed within our on-site surgical suite, rhinoplasty has varying surgical methods, depending on what is being addressed. Dr. Garcia performs rhinoplasty using either a closed approach or an open method. The objective during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage or to build and increase cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned, and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. Stitches are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or in the natural external fold.



After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely and then released to recover at home. The area around your nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In almost all Jacksonville rhinoplasty patients, there is bruising beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. Garcia will be scheduled within 72 hours of your surgery so that he can assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from rhinoplasty. Within this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. Garcia will listen to your concerns and goals and develop your custom treatment plan. When this is done, our skilled staff can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Garcia, instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easier to afford, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery accepts several payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.

What are the risks of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic procedures and is considered extremely safe. However, as with all surgeries, there are risks. They can include:

  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia
  • Infection
  • Breathing difficulty
  • Perforation of the nasal septum
  • Poor healing
  • Scarring
  • Changes in sensation
  • Skin discoloration
  • Suboptimal results

Before any work is done, you and Dr. Garcia will have ample opportunity to discuss these and other risks associated with your operation.

Are there non-surgical options to change my nose?

If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. Garcia can tell you more about non-surgical nose reshaping.

What about ethnic rhinoplasty?

Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. During your consultation with Dr. Garcia, you can discuss what you like about your nose and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.

Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?

Some Ponte Vedra Beach rhinoplasty patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek augmentation or chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be considered during your consultation with Dr. Garcia. Once he understands your goals, he can help you choose which procedures will best help you achieve them.


Rhinoplasty is a great solution if you do not like what you see when you look in the mirror. If you're displeased with the appearance of your nose or if you have breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Rhinoplasty is a highly sought-after cosmetic procedure with high success rates.

Dr. Garcia aims to improve your nose, so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. Our practice proudly serves St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach, and all of Northeast Florida.


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Recovery Time: 3-4 weeks

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Average Procedure Time: 2-3hr


"100 percent Recommended - Dr. Roberto Garcia has done a fantastic job on my rhinoplasty surgery. I was nervous getting rhinoplasty because I have seen some surgeries that looked very fake after. With Dr. Roberto Garcia, I could not have asked for a more fantastic, natural look. 100 percent recommended if you want amazing results." - Anonymous / Vitals / Aug 26, 2017

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Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery in Jacksonville

Under the direction of visionary double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Roberto Garcia, Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery offers the latest surgical and non-surgical procedures in a relaxed and serene setting. Schedule a virtual or in-person consultation today to get the first glimpse of your future self.

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