Redefining Facial Features through Experience
Even the slightest changes to your nose can alter your appearance, dramatically enhancing the beauty of your face. By making minor adjustments to your nose, you will see noticeable improvements in your profile and possibly even your breathing. Nose reshaping surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a procedure that is offered to Lake ENT & FPS patients in Leesburg, Tavares, The Villages, and throughout Florida. Through this facial cosmetic surgery procedure, facial cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Dino Madonna, can change the size, shape, and contour of your nose.
About the Procedure
Dr. Madonna mostly utilizes and open approach to rhinoplasty allowing for greater exposure and precision. All but one very small incision is located inside the nose so they are not visible. Depending on the extent of work to be done, patients are sedated either intravenously or they receive general anesthesia.
Rhinoplasty can significantly improve your ability to breathe. If you have had previous surgery, prior trauma, or a nasal obstruction, our desire is to give you a nose that fits your face without drawing undue attention to it. In addition to creating balance, we can restore form and function to your nose.
Reduction vs. Augmentation
Sometimes rhinoplasty involves reduction with removal of excess nose cartilage from a nasal hump or a bump on the bridge of the nose. Other times, augmentation is required to improve the patient’s profile or appearance. In some cases the nose has to be broken and reset and in other cases, nasal tip refinement and reshaping are necessary. Cartilage and bone grafts, as well as implants, may be required in order to optimize nasal form and function.
To minimize bleeding and swelling, we recommend you rest with your head propped up and use cold compression for 48 hours. A small amount of bleeding and mucus drainage is quite common during the first few days after the procedure. In most cases, patients experience temporary swelling and bruising for the first week or two. Dr. Madonna advises that subtle changes and refinements will continue for the next 6-12 months.
Central Florida plastic surgeon, Dr. Dino Madonna, performs this nose reshaping procedure on people who have been involved in trauma, need to improve their breathing, or want to correct birth defects, as well as patients who want to:
- Change the size and shape of their nose
- Remove the humps and/or bumps from the bridge of the nose
- Raise, lower or better define the bridge of the nose
- Make their nostrils smaller
- Alter the angle between their nose and lips
Learn More about Rhinoplasty at Our Facilities in Leesburg, Tavares, and The Villages
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, Dr. Madonna and his well-trained, talented team can help you. He approaches each individual case with an open mind and truly listens to the needs of his patients. Contact our office to schedule an appointment today!