Rhinoplasty – Jacksonville Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty, referred to as a nose job or nose reshaping, is performed at Jacksonville Plastic Surgery by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. John J. Obi. The rhinoplasty procedure is performed at our on on-site surgical facility, The Jacksonville Plastic Surgery Center, on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation and is usually completed within 1 or 2 hours. The Jacksonville Plastic Surgery Center is accredited by the prestigious American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF).
The decision to have rhinoplasty is a very personal one and the most frequent factors in this decision are:
- to reduce or increase the size of your nose
- to change the shape of the tip or the bridge
- to narrow the span of the nostrils
- to change the angle between your nose and your upper lip
- to correct a birth defect or injury
- to help relieve some breathing problems
Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, in addition to giving your face a more balanced and desirable shape. People of all ages find the nose reshaping procedure to be a most rewarding and beneficial experience.
Rhinoplasty surgery involves separating the skin of the nose from its supporting framework of bone and cartilage, which is then sculpted to the desired shape. The skin is then redraped over the new framework. Rhinoplasty can be performed from within the nose, making the incision inside the nostrils. An “open” procedure, especially in more complicated cases, can also be performed, making a small incision across the columella, the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils.
When rhinoplasty is performed from inside the nose, there is no visible scarring at all. When an “open” technique is used, or when the procedure calls for the narrowing of flared nostrils, the small scars on the base of the nose are usually not visible.
There are risks involved with any surgical procedure and the specific risks and restrictions after surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation. Generally it is recommended that patients avoid smoking and the ingestion of any medications (aspirin, Vitamin E, etc.) that may affect bleeding before any surgery is undertaken.
There are physical restrictions immediately following the surgery and usually patients are able to return to limited activity within a week and full physical activity within several weeks.