Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) in Jacksonville, FL

Patients elect to have nose surgery for many reasons. In some cases, cosmetic alteration of the nose is performed to alter one’s appearance. In other cases, nose surgery is needed to improve the airways or nostrils of the nose for improved breathing. And still others require nose surgery after accidents. Whatever your reason for considering nose surgery, it’s our goal to help you learn more about this procedure and how it can help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

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What Rhinoplasty Can Accomplish

  • Balances the size of the nose with other facial features
  • Reduces the width of the nasal bridge
  • Removes nasal humps or depressions
  • Re-sculpts a nasal tip that is too large, upturned, or droops
  • Narrows and re-shapes the nostrils
  • Corrects asymmetry
  • Creates facial harmony 
  • Improves the profile

Non-Surgical Alternatives to Rhinoplasty

Noses that are too large, too wide, or have a specific deformity may only be able to be enhanced through nose surgery. However, the look of some noses may be able to be enhanced using an injectable filler such as collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite, or fat taken from another part of the body.

“Injection rhinoplasty” (liquid rhinoplasty) may be an option before resorting to surgery. This is an in-office procedure that can help to soften and camouflage a bump, alter the tip of the nose, and smooth out irregularities. This is a good option for patients who want less downtime than a surgical procedure. 

“All of my friends and family compliment on how natural and beautiful my nose looks! Dr. Burk did a phenomenal job. The recovery was not bad at all! Besides the mild annoyance of congestion. I had no bruising at all. Dr. Burk was super delicate during the procedure. Love the results! I would definitely recommend if you’re interested in cosmetic surgery to do your research. Look at your doctor’s resume. This is your face. You want a professional, experienced, and skilled doctor.”

A., RealSelf

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Why Choose PVPS for Rhinoplasty?

At PVPS, we have over 28 years of experience with rhinoplasty. Our surgeons use a 3D imaging system to give you a clear, in-depth idea of what your new nose will look like. If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering rhinoplasty, would encourage you to contact our offices to schedule a consultation to learn more about nose surgery and allow us to help you determine if nose surgery is right for you. After rhinoplasty, our patients often report that they can breathe again, they aren’t snoring as much, they love their profile, and that they feel pretty and confident.

Who is a Candidate for a Nose Job?

If you’re in the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, or Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area and you’re considering a nose job, you may be wondering if you’re a good candidate. The best patients for rhinoplasty are those who:

  • Are unhappy with the appearance of their nose 
  • Understand what a rhinoplasty can accomplish
  • Are non-smokers in overall good health
  • Have realistic expectations for the procedure
  • Fully understand the surgery, risks, recovery, and what to expect

Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques

Open Rhinoplasty

Many surgeons prefer the open rhinoplasty approach during nose surgery because they can gain a better view and better access to the inside of the nose. The incision using this approach is made on the skin between the nostrils or under the nose near the nostrils. Once the incision is made, the skin is moved back to allow access to the internal structures. The incision lines, which heal nicely leaving scars barely visible, are fairly small and usually measure between 2-3 mm.  

Closed Rhinoplasty 

The closed rhinoplasty technique is used on noses that have features that are easily corrected. It is commonly used when the tip of the nose has good shape and is not too long, too wide, over or under-projected.

The incision during this approach is not visible after surgery because it is made on the inside of the nose. 

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Rhinoplasty Surgical Details

Rhinoplasty is considered an outpatient procedure and is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility and typically takes around 1-3 hours to complete. We only use board-certified anesthesiologists, and they review all patient records prior to surgery to ensure optimal care day of surgery. 

Results

Once the bandages and splint are removed, the nose will look normal, but it may take longer for the bruising to subside completely. It can take up to a full year for the nose to gain its final contour and softness. You will have your first post-op follow-up visit at day 2-3, then at one week, then three weeks, six weeks, three months, and six months.

Recovery

After surgery, patients will wear a nose splint and will experience bruising and swelling around the nose and eyes. Recovery time is 7-14 days, depending on the depth of surgery.

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FAQ

Are surgery fears normal?

Will my nose be broken?

What is a nasal pack?

Are surgery fears normal?

Yes — and this fear is always elevated when surgery involves the face. However, more than 350,000 people in the U.S. undergo rhinoplasty each year, making the nose job one of the most common cosmetic surgeries. One way to help calm your fears is to make sure you find a reputable and skilled surgeon that has extensive experience with nose surgery.

Will my nose be broken?

About half of rhinoplasty patients will benefit from a manual nasal fracture during surgery. This planned break allows access to perform certain functions during surgery, such as narrowing the width of the nose or correcting an asymmetrical nose. This is a common practice and heals within just a few weeks following surgery.

What is a nasal pack?

Nasal packing is the insertion of gauze and/or cotton packs into the nasal chamber after surgery. These are used to control bleeding, but are not necessary 100% of the time. They are generally used if the surgery includes the septum.

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