Some of us are born like this, and some of us are not. For those that didn’t get quite as lucky with genetics as others, there is still a way to achieve the perfect facial balance: rhinoplasty, famously also known as a “nose job.” When it comes to rhinoplasty Boca Raton is a perfect match for you since Dr. Ress performs rhinoplasty surgery for those living here and the greater South Florida area, including Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is a very successful and effective surgery with the purpose of correcting a patient’s nose, whether that correction is functional or cosmetic. This procedure can significantly improve your appearance and reshape your nose. Functional breathing issues can be addressed at the same time in a team approach. Rhinoplasty enhances a patient’s appearance and thus boosts confidence. It is an incredibly rewarding surgery because it has a huge impact on the patient’s life, which is why when it comes to rhinoplasty Florida, or to be more precise – Boca Raton, has a lot of patients who require this type of surgery. After what is typically years of embarrassment with a nose they do not like or that does not function properly, a rhinoplasty with Dr. Ress will allow patients to achieve a level of confidence and happiness they never knew they had.

How is Rhinoplasty Performed?

The most important part of the procedure is not the surgery itself but the careful planning that precedes it. The factors assessed are:

  • Size and width of the nasal bones or “nasal pyramid”
  • Presence of a hump
  • Position and presence of septal deviation
  • Shape and support of the nasal tip and nasal width
  • Thickness of the skin of the nose

Rhinoplasty or nose surgery can be done on the inside of your nose, through a small, internal incisions, a so-called closed rhinoplasty, or at the base of your nose, with an incision in between your nostrils (the open approach). In some cases, the surgeon will probably readjust the bone and cartilage underneath your skin, or, in others, they will use the cartilage from your nose or your ear to add support, improve breathing or build up the top (dorsum) of the nose. See our before and after gallery of nose procedures to see how the operation is adjusted for every individual.

When is the best time for rhinoplasty surgery?

Most young adults undergo their rhinoplasty procedure during vacations from school, and especially after graduating from high school and before starting college. Frequently women combine a nose job with breast augmentation and liposuction. Men also frequently add liposuction to their treatment plan.

Before and After | Rhinoplasty

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Before and After Rhinoplasty liv Plastic Surgery by Dr Andrew Ress Boca Raton

Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

If any of the following conditions below apply to you, you may be considered a good candidate for a nose job:

  • You consider your nose to be disproportionately large compared to the rest of your face
  • You have a hump on the bridge of your nose
  • The angle or shape of the tip of your nose is displeasing to you
  • Your nose dominates your face in frontal and/or profile views
  • The tip of your nose moves when you speak or smile

Your medical history is also an important factor when considering a nose job. In order to undergo rhinoplasty procedure, you must:

  • Have your facial growth completed, typically age 15-16 in girls and 16-18 in boys.
  • Be physically healthy
  • Quit smoking or vaping or ingesting nicotine in any form
  • Have realistic goals in mind when it comes to improving your appearance

What Are the Benefits of Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Simply stated they are:

  • Increased self-esteem
  • Better facial symmetry and proportion
  • Clearer nasal passages and less snoring
  • Improved sinus issues

Before and After Rhinoplasty liv Plastic Surgery by Dr Andrew Ress Boca Raton

What Are the Results of a Rhinoplasty?

If you opt for a nose job, you should expect to see a dramatic improvement in your facial appearance. Patients report significant improvement in self-esteem, confidence and breathing issues. Due to the major amount of improvement attainable, the downtime after surgery can be expected to be at least one to two weeks. When it comes to rhinoplasty in Boca Raton, liv Plastic Surgery has great experience with rhinoplasty procedures, with our patients always being happy with the ultimate result.

Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery?

This is a question that Dr. Ress receives on a regular basis. The answer to this question is “yes” if you are looking at your pictures on your smartphone and editing them to change the shape of your nose. Dr. Ress will select the appropriate technique based on your treatment goals, based on whether you want to improve your skin, your confidence, or give yourself an overall boost, and if this is the case, you are most definitely a candidate for a rhinoplasty nose job surgery.

What is Revision Rhinoplasty?

Revision rhinoplasty is a procedure that corrects prior unsuccessful nose surgeries. A revision rhinoplasty surgery is meant to repair both form and function of a nose that has previously been operated on, and with which there are still issues with the nose post-surgery. Any revision surgery increases the level of complexity, especially when it comes to facial surgery. Rhinoplasty surgery, or a nose job, is an art and if the work has been poorly done the first time then the next surgery becomes even more delicate. Some revision cases will only require the removal of residual excess bone or cartilage in the nasal bridge. Other cases can require an entire overhaul of the nose. Revision surgeries tend to be lengthy and may require cartilage tissue grafting, but Dr. Ress will assess your unique case and create a treatment plan designed specifically for you.

Pre-Surgery Consultation

During your complimentary consultation, your liv plastic surgeon will determine which types of nasal contouring methods suit you best. A complete medical history will be taken as well as a physical exam. This is essential so we can discover any possible health risks in advance and reduce them. Patients over age 40 or those with significant medical issues will require a preoperative medical screening exam and a full nutritional evaluation.

At the preoperative visit:

  • All your questions will be answered in great detail.
  • Postoperative instructions will be carefully reviewed with you
  • “Before” photographs taken

Post operative prescriptions will be electronically sent to your pharmacy so you can have all your medications and supplies in place prior to your procedure.
As mentioned earlier, Dr. Ress gives his cell phone number to his post op patients so communication with the doctor is simple.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty Surgery Cost?

When it comes to rhinoplasty cost, a nose job surgery is always considered a cosmetic procedure however, there are times where the functional breathing aspects can be covered by insurance. The cost of your rhinoplasty will depend on your aesthetic goals and your overall treatment plan. During a consultation, Dr. Ress will review the nose job cost and all your options and if insurance coverage is possible, so when you ask how much does a rhinoplasty cost, we provide pricing that is the best value for the service and experience we provide. We believe that an investment in yourself is the best investment you will ever make, therefore, we offer financing so you can achieve your aesthetic goals both physically and financially.

At liv Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL, Dr. Ress serves patients in Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Fort Lauderdale and all throughout Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Dr. Ress has performed countless successful rhinoplasty surgeries, with our reputation as evidence of this. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start the path to having the nose that you’ve always wanted.