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What is rhinoplasty?

When the nose is too large for the face or a certain aspect of the nose stands out, it can distract the gaze from the smile and the eyes. Rhinoplasty in Miami can address a wide array of nasal flaws, including a hump on the bridge, a droopy or bulbous tip, a pinched tip, an overly broad bridge, a flat bridge, or nostril size and shape concerns. Rhinoplasty can also be performed to resolve asymmetry, a crooked or broken nose, or breathing issues.

Due to the complexity of the nasal anatomy, technical demands of the procedure, and the artistry that is required, rhinoplasty is known to be one of the most challenging of all facial plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Paul N. Afrooz is proud to offer his patients the expertise required to deliver natural-looking, beautifully balanced results with rhinoplasty in Miami.

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What issues can rhinoplasty correct?

If you are unhappy with the look of your nose, imagine the difference in your quality of life after rhinoplasty. It is incredible to see the difference in overall facial appearance when the size, shape, and projection of the nose structure are balanced with your features. If you have any of the following concerns, you are likely a good candidate for nose surgery in Miami:

  • Large tip
  • Hanging tip
  • Bulbous tip
  • Crooked nose
  • Overly wide bridge
  • A hump on the bridge
  • Flat bridge
  • Wide, excessively large, or elongated nostrils
  • Asymmetrical nose

How is rhinoplasty performed?

The surgical technique for your custom surgery will reflect the shape of your nose and the enhancements needed. Nose surgery may involve repositioning the nasal bones or altering cartilage shape. Fat transfer or dermal fillers may also be used in tandem to achieve your ideal outcome. If you are experiencing trouble with breathing, Dr. Afrooz may correct the septum or the turbinates within the nasal cavity to improve airflow and restore a healthy nasal structure.

What are the different rhinoplasty techniques?

Open rhinoplasty - With this approach, an incision is made at the base of the columella, the thin strip of tissue separating your nostrils. This approach allows for a comprehensive reshaping of the nasal structures.

Closed rhinoplasty - Here, the incisions are placed within the nostrils – an appropriate surgical approach for minor nose shape corrections.

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What is ethnic rhinoplasty?

In the past, surgeons applied a Westernized, Caucasian-centric approach to all clients, regardless of their unique ethnicity or cultural background. Today, our sensibilities have matured, and we understand the importance of ethnic rhinoplasty to fit the patient. Dr. Afrooz performs African-American, Middle Eastern, Hispanic/Latinx, and Asian rhinoplasty to address nasal imperfections while simultaneously preserving the patient’s individuality.

What is functional rhinoplasty?

When nose surgery is primarily performed to address breathing issues, it is called functional rhinoplasty. Functional rhinoplasty can help correct a deviated septum or repair the turbinates within the nasal cavity. Because functional rhinoplasty is done for medical reasons, it is often covered by insurance companies.

Who is an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty?

Good candidates for rhinoplasty are healthy, non-smoking individuals who are free from significant medical concerns, such as hypertension or bleeding disorders. They have realistic expectations for their results and are undergoing surgery to please themselves and not others. Dr. Afrooz will meet with you in private to discuss whether rhinoplasty is the best option for achieving your cosmetic goals.

What can I expect from recovery?

After rhinoplasty in Miami, you can expect a recovery period of one to two weeks, depending on the extent of your surgery. During this time, we recommend that patients get as much rest as possible and minimize any physical activity.

The recovery doesn’t involve significant pain or discomfort, but adequate rest will ensure faster healing and a great result. You may experience swelling for a number of weeks after treatment, and residual swelling can persist for several months. After approximately one year, all residual swelling (usually only visible to you) should disappear, and you can enjoy the full results of your surgery.

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

Rhinoplasty for improved breathing function may be covered by insurance; however, if you are undergoing surgery to enhance your appearance, insurance won’t cover it. To make payment easy, we accept most major credit cards and financing through CareCredit.

Dr. Paul N. Afrooz is widely regarded as being among the most exceptional nose surgeons in the Miami region, and your results are well worth the investment. You want your nose surgery performed right – the first time.

Why choose Dr. Afrooz?

Fellowship-trained in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Paul N. Afrooz has honed his skills in rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty. He has trained with world-renowned experts in this delicate field, perfecting his artistry over time. His passion for excellence, background, and technical expertise enable him to provide patients with excellent results while preserving the natural function and beauty of the nose. Patients looking for rhinoplasty in Miami, Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Delray Beach, and Fort Lauderdale areas can feel confident coming to Dr. Afrooz for their procedure.

Dr. Afrooz received his Medical Degree at Chicago Medical School before embarking on a demanding 7-year residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He was then chosen from a large pool of qualified candidates to pursue fellowship training at the prestigious Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute.

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Can I combine my rhinoplasty with other procedures?

Rhinoplasty can be easily combined with many non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers and injectables. For most healthy patients, nose surgery can also accompany additional facial procedures, such as blepharoplasty or a brow lift. Combining procedures has the advantage of reducing costs and recovery periods.

What is open vs. closed rhinoplasty?

In a closed rhinoplasty, all incisions are made inside the nose and are not visible after surgery. In an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made at the base of the nose, allowing better access. Both procedures have their uses and benefits.

How old do I have to be for rhinoplasty?

The recommended youngest age for rhinoplasty is usually 14-18 years old, at which time the face has sufficiently matured.

Is rhinoplasty covered by insurance?

Cosmetic rhinoplasties are not covered by insurance, but medically necessary ones can be.

How long do I need to wait before a revision rhinoplasty?

Revision procedures can be performed between 4 and 12 months after the initial nose job, depending on your skin type, nasal structure, and progress in healing.

What anesthesia is used in rhinoplasty?

General anesthesia is most often used for rhinoplasty. However, in some procedures, local anesthesia, twilight anesthesia, or IV sedation may be options.

Will rhinoplasty affect my breathing?

A well-done rhinoplasty can improve your breathing if needed and should not degrade it. Seeking out a qualified and experienced facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Afrooz is key.

How will my nose look after rhinoplasty?

Your nose will appear aesthetically pleasing yet entirely unique to you. Dr. Afrooz tailors every one of his Miami Beach rhinoplasty surgeries to the patient in front of him and creates a surgical plan he and his patients agree upon well before any surgical work is begun.

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