Rhinoplasty Surgeons Miami

Rhinoplasty Surgeons Miami - Dr. Carlos Wolf

Many a joke has been made about nose jobs in movies, but if you are unhappy with the way your nose looks – whether inherited or after an injury – nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, is an operation to change the shape of your nose.

Your nose can be made smaller in a procedure called reduction rhinoplasty, or larger in augmentation rhinoplasty. From bridge to tip and including your nostrils, rhinoplasty surgeons can change the size and shape of your nose. A rhinoplasty specialist can also modify the angle between your nose and top lip.

Do not rush into the decision to have cosmetic surgery. While there is no ideal age for rhinoplasty, it should only be done once your nasal septum has developed fully during facial growth. It is best to hold off until after you have turned 16 in females and 17 or 18 in males.

It is vital that you are clear about what you don’t like about your nose and exactly what you would like to change.

What to Expect at The Consultation with A Rhinoplasty Surgeon and How to Prepare for It

During your consultation with top rhinoplasty surgeons, your nose will be examined, and its shape and size will be measured. Your surgeon will take photographs to compare the results of the surgery with your original appearance.

Before your operation, the best rhinoplasty surgeons will discuss with you what you are hoping to gain from the procedure and the result you can realistically expect. Tell them what you want your nose to look like after the operation – photos are very helpful for being clear about this. Also, ask your surgeon everything you want to know about what will be involved. Make sure you’re clear about the risks as well as the benefits, and whether to expect any pain.

Questions to Ask Your Rhinoplasty Surgeon

  • Do you have any advice leaflets or video material about rhinoplasty?
  • What are the risks involved in rhinoplasty procedures? How likely are these risks?
  • How much improvement can I expect from rhinoplasty surgery?
  • What are the alternative non-surgical treatments? How do they compare?
  • What is the rate of complications that you experience with this kind of operation?
  • Can I see some “before and after” photographs?
  • Can I speak to any of your past patients?
  • Where will the rhinoplasty be carried out?
  • What are the backup medical facilities there, if something goes wrong during the surgery?
  • What is the post-operative infection rate at the clinic where the operation will take place?

Revision Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgeon

If you have had a rhinoplasty surgery before and you are suffering as a result of severe scarring from previous surgery, or a collapse of the tissue inside or outside, or even missing pieces of cartilage; you may need revision rhinoplasty as a secondary correction procedure.

Each revision rhinoplasty procedure is different as each patient is unique. The common aim of the best rhinoplasty revision surgeons is to restore both structure and function.

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How Do I Choose the Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

When it comes to choosing your rhinoplasty surgeon, go for quality and experience over convenience. Rhinoplasty is a specialized form of plastic surgery and of nasal surgery. Qualifications alone are not a true measure of the ability of potential surgeons. Here are some questions to ask your rhinoplasty surgeon to assess his or her suitability:

  • What is your experience of doing rhinoplasty surgery?
  • How many procedures do you carry out each year?
  • What are your success rates for rhinoplasty?
  • What is your reputation with co-workers and former patients?
  • Do you have any type of recognition of your clinical excellence by fellow rhinoplasty surgeons (lecturer, board examiner, etc.)?
  • Do you contribute to peer-reviewed rhinoplasty literature?
  • Do you operate out of accredited operating room facilities?
  • Do I feel a rapport with you? Do you instill me with confidence?

How is The Surgery Performed by The Rhinoplasty Surgeon?

Depending on what you’re having done, rhinoplasty surgery can take up to three hours. Each case is different: it depends on the unique patient and what they want to be done. While primary rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthetic, revision rhinoplasty is most often performed as an outpatient procedure.

Your surgeon will usually make cuts inside your nostrils to reach the bone and cartilage. This is called ‘closed rhinoplasty’ and means you shouldn’t have any visible scars. However, this isn’t always a viable option.

If it isn’t, your surgeon will also make an incision skin between your nostrils. This technique is called ‘open rhinoplasty’. Some bone and cartilage will be removed or rearranged to change the shape of your nose. If additional bone or cartilage is needed to build up your nose, a graft of cartilage is usually taken from your ears, and bone is taken from your elbow, rib, skull, or hip bone. The skin over your nose will then shrink to its new shape.

The cuts inside your nose are normally sutured with dissolving stitches so you won’t need to have them removed. If you do have stitches outside your nose, they will need to be removed about a week after your operation.

About Dr. Wolf and Why Dr. Wolf as The Best Rhinoplasty Surgeon Miami

If you are considering revision rhinoplasty, Miami Plastic Surgery is a wise choice. A highly-regarded rhinoplasty specialist and leader in his field with over 20 years’ experience, Dr. Carlos Wolf is well qualified, experienced, and a popular consultant to television, radio, and print media

Miami Plastic Surgery

Miami Plastic Surgery has practices in Baptist, Coral Gables, and South Miami. Call our rhinoplasty surgeons toll free on (877) 774-7716.

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