Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job”, is a procedure that aims to enhance facial harmony and balance by making sure that the nose is symmetrical and proportional to your other facial features. It does this by changing the shape of the bridge or tip, increasing or reducing the size and angle of the nose, removing bumps, and narrowing the nostrils. This procedure may also help ease breathing difficulties.
Dr. Christopher Salgado of Constructive Surgery Associates is one of Miami’s top board-certified plastic surgeons. He crafts the noses of over 50 men and women in Miami and its nearby areas annually, each procedure resulting in long-lasting aesthetic and functional enhancements.
The Rhinoplasty Procedure
Before The Procedure
You will first meet Dr. Salgado during an initial consultation, where he will have a chance to evaluate the overall quality of your nose as well as your complete medical history. He will perform various examinations to determine the rhinoplasty technique that will best address your concerns. The consultation will also allow Dr. Salgado to confirm if you are an ideal candidate for rhinoplasty.
During The Procedure
The typical nose job is commonly an outpatient procedure that takes 2 – 5 hours to complete and may be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the level of your comfort.
Dr. Salgado will mark ideal incision sites on your nose using a surgical pen. He will then use incisions along the marked sites to resize and reshape your nasal skin and cartilage.
Excess skin that does not conform to your new nose will be removed, and any nasal obstructive issues that are present preoperatively will be addressed.
A technique that creates an incision at the base of the columella, the skin that separates the nostrils. This allows the tip to be lifted, giving Dr. Salgado a clear view of the nose’s whole anatomy.
Open rhinoplasty often leads to drastic changes in the final nasal structure.
This technique creates an incision on the inside of the nose to keep any scarring out of sight. The skin will be lifted, and Dr. Salgado will remove, reshape, or rearrange nasal tissue in order to enhance the nose. Due to the location of the incision, this is only compatible with relatively minor changes.
A complex procedure that preserves the different natural nasal intricacies of Non-Caucasian ethnicities.
Ethnic rhinoplasty aims to emphasize the natural features of the nose while maintaining its unique symmetry and structure.
This procedure is performed in our transgender women who – in the process of facial feminization – may decide to purse reduction rhinoplasty to create a more feminine appearance to their faces. This may involve dorsal hump reduction, reduction of the nasal tip, and even the nasal ala
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During your initial consultation with Dr. Salgado, it is important to bring up any concerns you may have regarding the procedures. You must also share the details of your medical history along with the current status of your health.
The method Dr. Salgado will employ depends mainly on the natural shape and size of your body, as well as your goals. So it is vital to come with an open mind and realistic expectations about the outcome of each procedure.
Heavy smokers and drinkers must refrain from their vices for at least one month before surgery. It is equally important to keep these habits on hold as you recover as its effects may complicate and delay your recovery.
You must also cease from taking any medications, including ibuprofen and blood thinners unless specified by Dr. Salgado and your doctor.
In addition, it is advised that you not eat or drink for at least eight hours before surgery. Commonly you will have nothing to eat or drink after midnight prior to your surgery day.
Dr. Salgado will use general anesthesia for the procedure or an epidural catheter. However, if specified, local anesthesia through IV sedation can be administered. This is all done by board-certified anesthesiologists.
Rhinoplasty surgeries are typically outpatient procedures. You can return home after surgery, once cleared by Dr. Salgado.
We recommend following Dr. Salgado’s instructions for post-op care throughout the duration of the recovery period.
|Expected Recovery Time|
2 – 4 weeks
Swelling & Bruising
|Nose Split Use|
2 – 4 weeks
After 1 – 2 days
Return to Work
|Household Chores & Regular Activities|
3 – 4 weeks
|Exercise & Other Strenuous Activities|
3 – 4 weeks
|Elevation when Sleeping or Lying Down|
1 – 2 days
The final price of rhinoplasty varies per individual, depending on various factors such as the extent of the operation, surgeon or operating room fees, and the anesthesia used.
In Constructive Surgery Associates, we accept cash, personal checks, Care Credit, and all major credit cards.
The results of rhinoplasty are considered final after 6 – 12 months. Our goal is for your new nose to have an enhanced size and shape that better complements your facial features and proportions.
Any breathing problems will also be gone, giving you a newfound sense of freedom. Scars will either be hidden or fade into discrete white lines over time.
The results are long-lasting, if not permanent, aesthetic improvements that also boost your self-confidence.
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Dr. Salgado has given me a new body. He has changed my life. I am a new person thanks to him. My outlook on life changed for the better! I...
Very professional and knowledgeable in his craft, took the time to explain the procedure (the good and the bad), upfront in regards to outcome. Would recommend him to anyone in...
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Frequently Asked Questions
Gender Confirmation Surgery enhances three major areas of the body bring out the female form within. This process oversees a number of procedures that will shape the face.
The typical rhinoplasty procedure is a cosmetic surgery and is therefore not covered by insurance. However, providers may assist with the fees for functional rhinoplasty. For example, a deviated septum from previous trauma may be covered by insurance, but the modification of the nasal tip or dorsal hump may not be included and thus considered cosmetic.
Rhinoplasty is just one procedure that may be used in a facelift. If you wish to undergo other facial surgery procedures, you may discuss it during the consultation.
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