Rhinoplasty (Cosmetic Nose Reshaping Surgery) – Jacksonville and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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About Rhinoplasty

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. Jacksonville, FL physician Dr. Roberto Garcia is an experienced, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery using a conservative approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking results. 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 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Roberto Garcia.

Ideal Candidates

Women and men both are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. 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.

Surgical Technique

Cosmetic nose surgery 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.

What to Expect

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 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 nose surgery. Within this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Will my insurance cover Rhinoplasty?
At Contoura Facial Plastic surgery, we do not accept insurance. Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. Garcia during your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.

Are there nonsurgical 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. Nose surgery 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 nonsurgical 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 patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like cheek 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.

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Your Best Nose

Nose surgery 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. Nose surgery 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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