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Rhinoplasty in Miami / Boynton Beach – Lee A. Gibstein, MD

Some people are born with a beautiful nose that complements their other facial features. Others are not so fortunate. They might feel that their nose is too large or too small, crooked or too long, too wide or overly arched. In addition, the nose might become damaged due to injury or certain medical conditions. As an experienced Boynton Beach / Miami cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Lee Gibstein understands the importance of a harmonious nasal appearance and offers several forms of nose surgery (rhinoplasty) for his male and female patients. Read on to learn how you might benefit from rhinoplasty in Miami.

Who Is a Candidate for Nose Surgery?

Generally, any individual whose nasal structures are fully developed can undergo rhinoplasty surgery. This typically occurs by age 13 or 14 in females and 15 or 16 in males. However, Dr. Gibstein cautions that the decision to pursue nose surgery should be approached very carefully. This treatment will permanently change the nasal contours and make the whole face appear different. Therefore, prospective patients should consider all of the pros and cons of this treatment before requesting the surgery.

When performed on patients who are fully prepared and have realistic expectations, rhinoplasty can deliver highly satisfying results. It can remove a prominent hump, straighten a crooked nose, reduce the size of the nostrils, reshape the tip of the nose and raise or lower the nasal profile. Often, even very small changes to the nasal shape can deliver a dramatic improvement to the overall harmony of the face.

Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

Dr. Lee Gibstein is a one of the most highly trained Miami rhinoplasty surgeons. His training and experience allow him to confidently perform both closed and open rhinoplasty. During closed rhinoplasty, incisions are placed only inside the nose. Although closed rhinoplasty is less invasive than open rhinoplasty, it limit's Dr. Gibstein's ability to see all of the intranasal structures. Therefore, the closed method is appropriate for patients who require a relatively small nasal adjustment.

During the open rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Gibstein creates one tiny incision across the columella, the small strip of skin between the nostrils. Because this incision allows Dr. Gibstein to open the nose and see all of its internal structures, it permits him to perform more extensive nasal reshaping than is possible using the closed method. Therefore, this treatment approach is best for Miami / Boynton Beach rhinoplasty patients who require a more dramatic nasal adjustment.

Closed rhinoplasty results in no visible scarring, since all incisions are placed inside the nose. While open rhinoplasty does result in a small visible scar, it is well-hidden beneath the nose and is nearly impossible for the other people to see.

Rhinoplasty: Important Safety Considerations

Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex plastic surgery procedures. Therefore, it should be performed only by a plastic surgeon with superb education, training and experience. Dr. Lee A. Gibstein possesses all of the necessary skills to consistently deliver outstanding rhinoplasty results. He is committed to ensuring that each procedure is performed in the safest, most comfortable manner possible. Therefore, he operates either at his accredited Miami / Boynton Beach plastic surgery suite or at a local hospital. Dr. Gibstein also carefully monitors all of his rhinoplasty patients after their surgeries. He and his staff always remain accessible in case their patients require assistance or have questions during their recovery.

Nose Surgery Procedure and Recovery

Because Dr. Gibstein thoroughly customizes every rhinoplasty procedure, the duration of each surgery varies. In general, your treatment might take anywhere from two to five hours to perform. During this time, you will be under general anesthesia. Once the treatment is completed, you will have to wear a splint for a few days, and your nose might be wrapped in special surgical dressings.

The recovery after rhinoplasty requires a significant amount of time. Initially, your nose will be swollen and bruised. It will also feel stuffed, and your whole face might feel swollen. Any discomfort and pain will be managed with pain medications prescribed by Dr. Gibstein. The initial swelling will subside in a few weeks, and you might be able to resume most of your daily activities within two weeks. However, the full results of rhinoplasty might not become apparent for six to 12 months following your surgery.

Contact Dr. Lee A. Gibstein

If you would like to find out whether you are a rhinoplasty Miami candidate, contact Dr. Gibstein online today or by calling (305) 865-2802. He will also help you decide whether you might benefit from other facial procedures, such as face lift, brow lift or eyelid surgery in Miami. As a leading Miami male neck lift, chin implant and ear surgery provider, Dr. Gibstein can also explain these treatments as well as their benefits and risks.

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Lee A. Gibstein, MD
1166 Kane Concourse, 3rd Floor Bay Harbor Island, FL 33154 (305)865-2802
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