Love Your Nose
The goal of nose surgery, also called rhinoplasty, is to create a new and improved nasal shape while maintaining a natural and balanced appearance. Nose surgery lasts about one and a half hours and is performed entirely by Dr. Baker. Your nose is shaped by gently removing and repositioning nasal structures, sometimes also by adding cartilage. Dr. Baker is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and specializes in nose jobs at his Miami, FL, practice. If you live near Miami, FL, contact us for a consultation.
Cosmetic and Functional Benefits
A focal feature of the face, your nose plays a prominent role in shaping your overall appearance. People sign up for a rhinoplasty to revise the size, shape, and contours of their nose and achieve better facial harmony. Some patients also seek rhinoplasty to improve their breathing. Rhinoplasty involves removing, repositioning, or adding cartilage, skin, or other underlying structures to create a better nose shape. Each patient’s nose surgery will be unique to them, depending on their facial structure and surgical goals.
Selecting a surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty surgery is an important decision that can determine the success of your outcome. Having honed his surgical techniques over decades in practice, Dr. Baker is an insightful and thorough practitioner who cares about giving you results that make you look and feel your very best. At your consultation, you will discuss your reasons for considering rhinoplasty and your goals for nose surgery. Dr. Baker can design a treatment plan to improve your nose's appearance or functionality. Past patients are as pleased with Dr. Baker’s skill, professionalism, and compassion as they are with their beautiful outcomes.
“I do every procedure three times. I do it all in my head in advance. I do the actual surgery. I review it all from start to finish to look for ways to improve. This way, each procedure I do is my best work.”
Precision Revision for Better Facial Harmony
A large or small nose can create dissonance among your facial features. A poorly sized nose can contribute to the appearance of a receding chin. Many teens struggle with a nose that is too large for their face, which is often a source of teasing from their peers. Reshaping your nasal appearance helps bring about facial harmony, restoring a balanced and attractive appearance.
Many people seek nose surgery to correct nasal deformities. Wide nasal bridges or prominent nasal humps can affect the attractiveness of your nose. Nasal deformities can be present from birth, but trauma to the nose can also affect its shape. Dr. Baker can specially sculpt a new nasal appearance that is natural and enhances your facial features.
Deviated septums can be naturally occurring or the result of nasal trauma. Deviated septums obstruct the airflow through one or both nostrils because the cartilage that splits the nasal passages is crooked. Patients with deviated septums have difficulties breathing through their nose and often snore. We highly recommend visiting an ear, nose, and throat specialist for a consultation if a septoplasty is appropriate. Severely deviated septums can cause chronic discomfort in some patients. Dr. Baker will then be able to conduct the rhinoplasty after the ENT performs the septoplasty.
If you have always wished you could revise the size or shape of your nose, rhinoplasty offers the ability to do so. Rhinoplasty can also correct structural problems that inhibit breathing or otherwise interfere with the functioning of the nose. Nose surgery is safe for healthy adults with realistic results and expectations. Certain medical conditions may make rhinoplasty unsafe. Dr. Baker will review your medical history to ensure that surgery can safely be performed.
Rhinoplasty / Nose Surgery Options in Miami and South Florida
Your first step toward a more beautiful, functional nose is the consultation appointment. Dr. Baker will spend time listening to your reasons for seeking cosmetic surgery, learn about your medical history, and review photographs to help you clarify your precise goals and preferences. If you are curious whether rhinoplasty is a good fit for you, call our helpful staff to schedule your consultation today.
What You Need to Know
The goal of nose surgery is to create a new and improved nasal shape while maintaining a natural and balanced appearance. Nose surgery lasts about one and a half hours and is performed entirely by Dr. Baker. Your nose is shaped by gently removing and repositioning nasal structures, sometimes also by adding cartilage. The length of your nose is improved, and humps or bridges are slimmed down.
The incision best suited for you will depend on the type of correction required to achieve your desired results. Closed techniques place all incisions inside the nasal passages. While some visibility is obscured, a skilled surgeon is still able to achieve dramatic, flawless results. Closed techniques may be preferred because they do not result in any visible scarring. Open techniques place incisions at the base of the nose and along the nostrils. This allows for more extensive, more visible access to the underlying structures of the nose, but it may result in some scarring.
Septoplasty is a specialized nose surgery technique designed to treat a deviated septum. During septoplasty, the cartilage separating your nasal passages is modified to improve airflow. Septoplasty can also reduce the size of enlarged turbinates in the nose that may be affecting airflow. It is important that the cause of your nasal obstruction is diagnosed by an ear, nose, and throat specialist (ENT) before your septoplasty. We highly recommend visiting an ENT specialist for a consultation if a septoplasty is appropriate. Severely deviated septums can cause chronic discomfort in some patients. Dr. Baker will then be able to conduct the rhinoplasty after the septoplasty is performed by the ENT.
Addressing Any Concerns You May Have about your Rhinoplasty in Miami and South Florida
You will experience bruising and swelling of your nose and face following your procedure. Nasal packing helps prevent bleeding, and splints support your healing nasal structures. You will return the day following your surgery for the nasal packing to be removed. You should rest for several days with your head elevated to minimize excess swelling.
Scarring will vary depending on the technique used for your procedure and your body’s natural healing process. Patients who use a closed technique will find that no visible scarring develops.
You will have personal visits with Dr. Baker every two to three days for the first two weeks to have a nasal cleaning. You should avoid strenuous physical activities for four weeks following your procedure. While significant swelling begins to subside after three to six weeks, your nose may still be tender. Follow-up care is provided monthly for a year following your surgery.
There may be some post-operative pain, but many patients say it resolves within several days following their procedure. All pain is controlled using surgeon-prescribed oral medication.
Nose surgery is designed to provide long-lasting improvement to your nasal structures. Your new nasal shape and appearance remain stable, and repeat surgeries are rarely needed.
If you live near Miami, FL, Dr. Stephan Baker offers Rhinoplasty among his services and is conveniently located at 3850 Bird Road, Suite 702, Miami, FL, 33146.
Dr. Baker performs nose surgery using general and local anesthesia. All anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
The exact cost of nose surgery depends on a number of variables. Facility and anesthesia fees, the number of follow-up visits, and geographic location all impact costs. Dr. Baker will provide you with a custom estimate during your consultation.
All surgeries are performed in a fully accredited ambulatory surgical center in Miami, owned and operated by a major hospital.
Nose surgery is safe for teens and adults. Patients should have fully developed nasal structures, which usually occur by 16 or 17 years of age. Dr. Baker will evaluate your nasal growth during your initial consultation to determine if you qualify for this procedure.
For the first week or two, you may have difficulty breathing through your nose because of swelling. You may need to breathe through your mouth during this time, which can be an adjustment for some patients. Once the swelling subsides, patients can breathe normally through their nose.
The care you deserveThe results you want
Dr. Baker offers an inimitable treatment experience with a highly personalized, precision-based approach. With extreme dedication, Dr. Baker takes the time to ensure that every detail of your treatment is designed uniquely for you with optimal safety, effectiveness, and compassion. Take the first step toward your best possible outcome by scheduling your in-office or virtual consultation with Dr. Baker today.
3850 Bird Road Suite 702, Miami, FL 33146