What is a Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping?

Rhinoplasty / Nose Reshaping and other related nasal surgical procedures are typically performed to address both functional and cosmetic concerns of the nose. Most procedures are done under sedation anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Dr. Piña, MD a Board Certified COSMETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES, has extensive experience and expertise in rhinoplasty and nasal surgery and has performed over one thousand nasal surgical procedures over the last 10 years. His attention to detail and proven techniques result in a functional and aesthetically pleasing surgical outcome. The difference is a more beautiful nose with the added benefit of improved breathing and nasal health.

Dr. Piña offers the latest technology, an artistic approach and compassionate care at Southern Surgical Arts. You will be able to see the potential results of rhinoplasty surgery with our photo imaging software that takes your picture and transforms the possibilities on the computer screen.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty or Nose Reshaping?
· Women and Men
· Age 18 to 65
· Non-smoker
· Generally in good health
· Desires nasal reshaping and an improved function/breathing


The Goal of Nose Reshaping or Rhinoplasty
The goal of surgical nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, at COSMETIC SURGERY ASSOCIATES is to make the nose not only more beautiful but also to preserve or improve the function. Dr.Piña, MD's approach to the nose and it's aesthetic qualities includes a comprehensive evaluation of the external appearance as well as the internal components, including the septum and turbinates, or air filters. This approach ensures that you will not only gain the aesthetic results desired but maintain healthy nasal function.

After careful consideration of your desires and Dr. Piña observations, will recommend the surgical and non-surgical treatment options that will help you obtain your goals.

The ultimate goal is your satisfaction and improved, natural appearance without any obvious signs of surgery. Through meticulous attention to detail all scars are well hidden, and minimally invasive techniques are performed whenever possible to give you the best result with the least amount of down time. Most nasal procedures take about an hour, are done under local anesthesia with IV sedation and recovery is less than a week.



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More Information about Rhinoplasty and Nose Reshaping

Rhinoplasty (nose) is an operation to improve the shape and size of the nose so that it is in harmony with the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty is essentially a surgical sculpting of the nose and is accomplished by careful contouring of the bone and cartilage giving the nose its shape. At the same time deformities that cause breathing problems and some sinus disorders can be corrected. Most incisions (seamless rhinoplasty) are placed inside the nose where they are least visible.

Rhinoplasty is performed under sedation with local anesthesia. The surgery takes approximately one and one-half to two hours. The use of "seamless" nose surgery allows for no visible external scars and with this type of seamless nose surgery discomfort is minimized because no plates, tubes or painful packaging are used.

Rhinoplasty is often an enhancement to facial rejuvenation, particularly in the correction of the aging nose (drooping of the tip). A significant "combo" effect is seen with facial augmentation in conjunction with cosmetic nasal surgery. In most instances, change in appearance can be seen immediately.

Average Fees for Rhinoplasty
When comparing prices at different cosmetic or plastic surgery centers, know that the total cost of your surgery will include the surgeon's fee, anesthesia costs and the facility fee for the operating room. Some surgery centers bundle the price of the procedure into one total fee and others may only quote you their surgeon's fee so that their prices seem less.