Rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as a “nose job,” is an operation to reshape the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing or improve its function.
Most of Dr. Wolf’s patients come to him for one or more of the following reasons:
- They do not like the size or shape of their nose
- They were in an accident that changed the way their nose looks
- They have breathing problems due to their nose
The first step of a rhinoplasty procedure is to meet with Dr. Wolf. During a patient’s initial consultation, Dr. Wolf strives to understand the patient’s goals of undergoing surgery, as well as determine what nose shape is attainable and will most complement their face. Photos may be taken, and the patient’s overall health will be evaluated to deem them fit for surgery.
While in surgery, Dr. Wolf’s goals may include the following:
- Provide facial balance by altering the size of the nose to be proportionate
- Change the nose width
- Change the shape of the nostrils
- Change the shape of the tip of the nose
- Create a smooth nasal profile
All surgery is done at Miami Plastic Surgery’s in-suite operating rooms, which are nationally accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, and are adjacent to Baptist Hospital in Kendall, where the practice has full hospital privileges. General anesthesia will be administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. Rhinoplasty patients can expect to go home the same day as their scheduled surgery.
After surgery, a patient will have a splint or bandaging on their nose to help it keep its shape. Swelling and bruising is normal, and they will begin to go away within a few days. During the post-procedure appointment, Dr. Wolf and his team will ensure the nose is healing as expected and the results will be what the patient wanted. Most of his patients are able to resume normal social activity within two to three weeks after surgery, and they are advised to avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least six weeks.