Nose Surgery Options
Frequently Asked Questions About Nose Surgery
Dr. Baker performs nose surgery using a sleep and local anesthetic. All anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.
All surgeries are performed in Dr. Baker’s fully accredited ambulatory surgical center in Miami that is owned and operated by a major hospital.
Nose surgery is safe for teens and adults. Patients should have fully developed nasal structures, which usually occurs 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.
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.