Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri is a highly experienced Miami plastic surgeon. Over the years, he has helped countless patients conceal their aesthetic imperfections and accentuate their natural beauty through sophisticated body contouring and facial plastic surgery procedures. In order to help all of his patients realize their aesthetic goals, Dr. Perez-Gurri performs a number of procedures for the face, including advanced rhinoplasty treatment. In fact, he has been recognized as a talented Miami rhinoplasty surgeon by both his patients and peers. Please read on to learn more about nose surgery with Dr. Perez-Gurri.
RHINOPLASTY: IS IT FOR ME?
Many men and women desire correction of the shape of their nose. This procedure is commonly termed rhinoplasty. This procedure is a very common cosmetic surgery procedure and may be used to reduce and change the shape of the nose, whether it is the bridge or the tip. Rhinoplasty can improve your self-esteem and looks. However, rhinoplasty might not be able to achieve the appearance that you perceive as ideal. Dr. Perez-Gurri will explain what your nose surgery results might look like, and he will work with you to achieve the “ideal, beautiful normal.”
Most candidates for cosmetic rhinoplasty are young men and women in their teens and twenties. However, some of our Most candidates for cosmetic rhinoplasty are young men and women in their teens and twenties. However, some of our rhinoplasty patients are men and women who are significantly older. Many of the older patients are people who need nose surgery following an accident or injury. While mature age is usually not a barrier to a successful rhinoplasty procedure, young age might be. It is preferable to wait until the age of 14-15 to allow the nasal septum to fully develop. However, Dr. Perez-Gurri will consider each patient individually, and he will take into account the patient’s maturity, lifestyle and family factors.
AFTER YOUR RHINOPLASTY SURGERY
You will be allowed to go home after your rhinoplasty surgery. At home, you should lie in bed with your head upright. Because of the nasal packing, you will be required to breathe through your mouth for the first 24-48 hours. You will experience a feeling of tightness and discomfort in the first 24-48 hours. Bruising and swelling will reach its peak at 48-72 hours after your surgery. This is a normal part of the recovery process. The bruising and swelling will gradually subside, and most of our Miami rhinoplasty patients are able to resume work and other social activities within two weeks after their treatments.
We urge you to apply ice compresses to help reduce the amount of swelling and bruising. You may experience some bleeding from the nostrils during the first few days. It is normal. The mucosa (or lining of the nose) will swell and blood and mucous will dry up and form a crust thereby not allowing you to breath properly even after the packing has been removed. As time goes on, all of this will resolve. Pain is infrequent following a rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery. Patients will sometimes complain of a mild, dull headache. However, pain medication will be provided for you and we suggest that all your post-operative medications be purchased prior to surgery. You should not be the person controlling the meds to avoid self-medication. At home, it is suggested that you rest. You will be asked to come to the office the next day. At this point the nasal packing may be removed.
We will need to see you within the week to change dressings. Most patients require 7-14 days recovery from rhinoplasty before returning to school, work and/or driving their car unless your work requires strenuous activity in which case you may need 3 weeks. Exercise may be continued after 6 weeks. Always check with us. Household chores may be started within the second post-operative week. Every patient is unique and will recuperate differently. If you feel great, don’t over do it.
COMPLICATIONS OF RHINOPLASTY SURGERY
Although complications from rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery are not frequent and percentages will vary, you need to be aware that the following complications may occur:
CONTOUR DEFORMITIES/IRREGULARITIES, KELOID/HYPERTROPHIC SCARS, ASSYMETRIES, NASAL CONGESTION/DIFFICULTY BREATHING, HEMATOMA, PERSISTENT SWELLING and/or PIGMENTARY CHANGES OF SKIN, LOSS OF TISSUE, DISTORTION, REMOTE POSSIBILITY OF ANOSMIA (Inability to differentiate smells)
Some of these complications if severe enough, may delay recovery time, require further surgery for correction at additional costs and may involve other specialists within the medical field. Please be aware that smokers, diabetics and overweight individuals have a higher incidence of complications when compared to those who don’t smoke, have diabetes and/or are overweight. You should also note that patients undergoing combined procedures (i.e. Rhinoplasty and Chin implant) also have a higher complication rate than those undergoing a single procedure.
What to Expect After Your Rhinoplasty Surgery▸
These rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery procedures are considered enhancing in nature. They are not meant to totally change someone’s looks.
We have found that one of the key factors in achieving patient satisfaction is patient expectation. No guarantee implied or in writing is given regarding how you will look postoperatively. All attempts will be made by our rhinoplasty cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Perez-Gurri to satisfy your requests, within reason. The end point of this surgical procedure is to make your nose look better and enhanced. Please note that all individuals are unique and will require a different surgical approach. A suggestion is made by Dr. Perez-Gurri based on his professional experience as to the rhinoplasty procedure(s) best suited to achieve your aesthetic goals. Remember that many things are taken into consideration but the one limiting factor is the skin elasticity, bony and cartilaginous structure and availability of good tissue. Genetics plays a crucial role in the appearance of your nose.
Realistic patient expectations are an important part of a successful rhinoplasty treatment. Self-image is unique to each individual, and what the patient sees in the mirror might not be what is seen by the surgeon. Therefore, it is important that you become aware of your expectations for the procedure, know its limitations and fully discuss your desires and expectations with Dr. Perez-Gurri. He encourages questions and takes the time to answer them personally or with the help of literature and DVD’s. Please also note that the results of rhinoplasty may not permanent. Gravity will continue to affect the tissues of your nose. Specifically, the nasal tip tends to get wider and lower with increasing age. However, every rhinoplasty Miami patient is different, and every patient will have a unique experience.
RHINOPLASTY SURGERY – OTHER QUESTIONS▸
Does smoking affect my rhinoplasty results?
Yes. Multiple studies have been done that show that smoking has an adverse effect on tissues and often times will delay healing. We ask that you stop smoking for 2-3 weeks prior to your surgery. Although this will not prevent all complications of healing, it will more probably than not improve pulmonary function.
How long does the procedure take to perform?
It will vary from 1-3 hours depending on how many procedures are performed in conjunction with the rhinoplasty.
Are my rhinoplasty surgery results permanent?
Very possibly. The normal processes of aging & gravity that cause continued laxity of the tissues eventually lead the tissues to sag again. This in turn may affect the tip of the nose as you age.
Will I be very swollen and bruised?
Probably. Every patient will be different. However, most patients will experience significant swelling and moderate bruising following their rhinoplasty. Do not be frightened. Swelling usually reaches its peak during the first 48-72 hours following your surgery.
Schedule Your Rhinoplasty Appointment Today
Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri is dedicated to helping all his nose surgery patients achieve their dreams of beautiful, harmonious nasal contours. This is why he carefully customizes each nose surgery treatment to reflect the patient’s nasal characteristics, overall facial structure, desires and preferences. After nose surgery, the vast majority of Dr. Perez-Gurri’s patients are highly satisfied with their results, and they report an enhanced sense of beauty and self-confidence. To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Perez-Gurri, please call his offices at 305-596-2228 or send an email at [email protected].
Dr. Perez-Gurri is a foremost plastic surgeon who has helped numerous men and women enhance their facial beauty. In addition to rhinoplasty, he also performs otoplasty and chin implant surgery in Miami. Dr. Perez-Gurri also offers an array of facial rejuvenation procedures, including blepharoplasty and facelift surgery. To learn more about these procedures, please visit the respective pages.