Rhinoplasty – Enhancing Facial Harmony
An elegant, smoothly contoured nose is the defining feature of a face in harmony. To achieve that ideal, you need a surgeon with an artist's ability to sculpt a balanced, aesthetically pleasing nose through rhinoplasty. In Miami, Dr. Tracy Baker is such a surgeon. Rhinoplasty is one of Dr. Baker's specialties and he has performed hundreds of nose surgeries in South Florida for patients who come to him from around the world.
If you're considering a nose job in Miami, online with Dr. Baker, or call (305) 670-9995 to schedule an appointment.
Who are the Best Candidates for Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty, in the hands of a surgeon with Dr. Baker's expertise, can achieve the goals you have to improve your appearance. During your consultation, you and Dr. Baker will discuss those goals and define realistic expectations. There are a number of specific reasons why people seek rhinoplasty with Dr. Baker:
- Symmetry: Balanced features are universally appealing in nature. Even a slight deviation can disrupt the harmony of your appearance. Repositioning a nose that's slightly off-center can highlight attractive facial features that, prior to rhinoplasty, had been overlooked.
- Size: A nose that's too large compared to the rest of the face can make you feel self-conscious. Reducing the size of the nose creates a subtle, but significant difference in your overall appearance.
- Shape: A bump on the bridge of the nose, a bulbous or hanging tip, a bridge that is too wide, or large nostrils that aren't pleasing are some of the features that can be corrected through rhinoplasty.
- Difficulty Breathing: Occasionally the shape of the nose or a medical problem, such as a deviated septum or a broken nose, can make it difficult to breathe. Rhinoplasty to correct breathing issues may also include cosmetic changes if there is some specific issue you would like addressed during surgery. In most cases, rhinoplasty performed for medical reasons will be covered by insurance.
What to Expect
Dr. Baker's approach to rhinoplasty expresses beautifully the combination of his surgical technique and artistic vision. He is an expert in both open rhinoplasty, which uses a small external incision to expose more of the nasal structure, and closed rhinoplasty, which utilizes only internal incisions. Dr. Baker will decide what approach is suitable for you following a thorough examination and discussion of your goals. Typically, patients are under general anesthesia during the procedure, although local anesthesia may be used in certain circumstances.
Rhinoplasty is typically associated with a smooth, pain-free recovery. Slight bruising and swelling may be present for the first week or two, but after that your appearance will be normal. The last traces of swelling may take a few months to completely resolve. Normal activities can be resumed after about 10 to 14 days.