As the center of the face, the nose receives a lot of attention. Nasal reconstruction was one of the first cosmetic procedures ever developed and is among those most frequently performed today.

About Rhinoplasty

Dr. Schalit performs rhinoplasty to reshape the nose. Appearance can be improved for those people who are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their nose.* Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which deformities of the nose are corrected by removing, rearranging, or reshaping bone or cartilage.

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Nose surgery is performed under general anesthesia. In most cases involving a reduction in the shape or size of the nose, angle, or removal of a hump, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage. The bone and cartilage are then reshaped, and the skin re-draped over the surface. Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit by correcting this problem.

The incisions are placed inside the nose unless the surgeon uses an open approach, in which case the incisions are made across the tissue between the nostrils. In cases where the nostrils flare, the surgeon may make an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip to narrow the flared appearance.

The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people resume their normal activities within two weeks. Following surgery, a lightweight splint is applied to maintain the new shape of the nose. The splint is removed within 7-10 days. Light packing is inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum and left for the first 24 hours post-op. There is always some stuffiness of the nose, especially when work has been done on the nasal septum.

Pain is minimal and is controlled with medications. Bruising may occur around the eyes but begins to fade within a few days. Discoloration usually disappears in two weeks.*

Results from a rhinoplasty procedure include a new nose shape and size that provides more facial symmetry and balance. Patients should also experience improved breathing. Rhinoplasty results are long-lasting and will maintain their appearance for many years.

You’re a good candidate for this surgical procedure if you’re unhappy with the shape and size of your nose or you’ve had trouble breathing as a result of your nasal passages. You should be a healthy nonsmoker or at least plan on quitting at least two weeks before the procedure.

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Rhinoplasty Before and After Daytona Beach and Palm Coast
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Dr. Schalit serves Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas.

*Individual results may differ.