Living with breathing challenges or self-consciousness about your nose can take a toll on your self-confidence and quality of life. Septorhinoplasty can help improve both your appearance and your ability to breathe.
Whether you're not happy with the shape of your nose, have a deviated septum, or have recurring sinus infections, septorhinoplasty (also called "nose surgery" or a "nose job") may be the right solution for you. You don't have to live with a nose that doesn't make you feel confident or comfortable.
Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery should be your go-to destination if you're considering septorhinoplasty in Jacksonville, FL. Dr. Garcia is a highly skilled and experienced facial plastic surgeon who has helped countless Jacksonville Septorhinoplasty patients achieve their aesthetic goals.
Septorhinoplasty vs. Rhinoplasty
A Septorhinoplasty procedure corrects both the shape of the nose and improves its function. A rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that only changes the appearance of the nose. Septoplasty is often recommended for people with a deviated septum, which can cause breathing problems. This surgery can also improve the shape of the nose and is often done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is purely a cosmetic procedure and does not improve the function of the nose. It is commonly done to change the shape of the nose or to correct birth defects.
Both procedures are performed under general anesthesia and usually take between one and three hours. Recovery time is typically one to two weeks for a septorhinoplasty and slightly less for a rhinoplasty. The main difference between these two types of surgery is that septorhinoplasty corrects both the function and the appearance of the nose, while rhinoplasty only changes how the nose looks. Because of this, septorhinoplasty is usually the better choice for people concerned about their appearance and their ability to breathe properly.
Septorhinoplasty can improve the quality of life for multiple reasons. A septorhinoplasty procedure is ideal for patients with a deviated septum, a common condition that can lead to difficulty breathing. This type of procedure can also improve the shape of the nose and is often done in conjunction with a rhinoplasty.
Septorhinoplasty has many benefits, including:
Most people who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose or have difficulty breathing due to a deviated septum are candidates for septorhinoplasty. The best way to determine if you are a candidate for this procedure is to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon.
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.
Septorhinoplasty is usually performed under general anesthesia and takes between one and three hours. During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions in the nose to access the septum. Once the septum is accessed, your surgeon will straighten it and put it back in place.
After the septum is repaired, your surgeon will make any necessary changes to the shape of your nose. This may involve removing bone or cartilage or adding tissue to build up certain areas. Once your surgeon is satisfied with the shape of your nose, they will close the incisions and put a splint in place.
Most people can return to work and their regular activities within two weeks. However, you should avoid strenuous activity for at least four weeks.
Dr. Garcia is a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in septorhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Garcia is widely considered to be one of the best septorhinoplasty surgeons. He is known for his warm, compassionate bedside manner. He is frequently asked to speak at the University of North Florida on the latest innovations and developments in the cosmetic and plastic surgery field.
Contact Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation if you're interested in learning more about septorhinoplasty. We would be happy to answer any questions about the procedure or our practice. You can reach us by calling 904-364-1330. We look forward to hearing from you!
Most people report only mild discomfort after Septorhinoplasty surgery. However, your surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help you manage any discomfort you may experience.
As with any surgery, there are some risks associated with Septorhinoplasty, such as the risk of infection or adverse reaction to anesthesia.
Septorhinoplasty is considered a permanent procedure. However, the shape of your nose may change over time due to the natural aging process.
You should avoid wearing glasses for at least one to two weeks, but some people need at least four to eight weeks. The exact time will be dependent on your specific case.
Yes, you will need someone to drive you home following your procedure.
You will need to sleep on your back for at least one week after surgery. This will help minimize swelling and ensure proper healing.
There is no “ideal” age to get Septorhinoplasty.
The cost of Septorhinoplasty will vary depending on the individual case.
Most insurance companies will not cover the cost of Septorhinoplasty surgery.
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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