Rhinoplasty is often thought of solely as a cosmetic procedure. However, nose surgery can be designed to accomplish many objectives that are unrelated to a patient’s appearance. For instance, in addition to enhancing the shape and proportion of the nose, an experienced, Board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Daniel Greenwald in Tampa, Florida, can perform rhinoplasty to address a wide variety of medical conditions as well, including a deviated septum, impaired breathing, excessive snoring, recurrent sinus infections, and complications resulting from a broken nose.

If you’re considering rhinoplasty for any of these or other reasons, you can schedule a personal appointment to discuss it with Dr. Greenwald at his clinic in Tampa, FL. An in-depth consultation with an experienced surgeon like Dr. Greenwald is important for two reasons: first, to confirm that rhinoplasty can achieve your goals, and second, to decide on the appropriate surgical approach. Here is an idea of what you can expect during your appointment with Dr. Greenwald:

  • You can review your surgical objectives, specifically noting what bothers you about your nose and how you would like to change it with surgery.
  • You can view Dr. Greenwald’s extensive portfolio of nose job before and after images to learn more about what rhinoplasty can and cannot achieve.
  • Dr. Greenwald will evaluate your overall health and nasal anatomy in light of your objectives, explain whether he believes that your goals can be accomplished with rhinoplasty and, if so, decide on an appropriate surgical technique for you.
  • Dr. Greenwald will answer your questions and fully explain the potential risks and rhinoplasty recovery time.

In general, you might be considered a good candidate for rhinoplasty if you have realistic expectations about what the procedure can accomplish and are prepared both physically and emotionally to undergo surgery. Should you decide to proceed, your customized procedure will generally involve reshaping your nasal bones, cartilage, and skin.

Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Greenwald might utilize an open or closed surgical technique to perform your surgery. The main difference between the two approaches is the number and placement of the incisions. While a closed rhinoplasty is generally performed through one or more internal incisions, an open procedure typically requires an additional small and well-hidden incision on the underside of the column of tissue that separates the nostrils (columella).

If you’re interested in rhinoplasty and would like to discuss your goals with Dr. Greenwald, you can contact Bayshore Plastic Surgery at 888-840-3199 to schedule an appointment to meet with him at his clinic in Tampa, FL.