Are you insecure with the shape of your nose? Do you have a dorsal hump, bulbous tip, or crooked bridge? Elite Facial Plastic Surgery provides rhinoplasty in Tampa to help create symmetry and facial harmony between your nose and the rest of your face.
If you have any nasal deformities or irregularities, these are difficult, if not impossible, to camouflage with make-up or hide as the nose is one of the most prominent facial features. Even if there are no obvious flaws, the size and shape of the nose are key factors that determine facial beauty. We understand how dissatisfaction can lead to low self-esteem and confidence, so we’ll work with you to achieve your cosmetic desires.
Our plastic surgeon, Dr. Dominic Castellano, is double board-certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-neck surgery). He has expertise in performing cosmetic, reconstructive surgeries such as rhinoplasty with exceptional outcomes for every client. In 2019, Dr. Dominic earned the Top Doc award for facial plastic surgery in Tampa by Tampa Magazine.
If you want a plastic surgeon you can trust with your rhinoplasty in Tampa, FL, contact us at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today.
What Does Rhinoplasty Do?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that enhances your appearance by creating a nose that’s balanced with the rest of your facial features. Often people think that a nose job is only for those with a large nose, but rhinoplasty surgery can help straighten the bridge or reduce a hump.
Dr. Dominic can lengthen the tip of the nose to help improve the angle between the nose and the upper lip, reduce the size of the nostrils, and more with a rhinoplasty in Tampa. Common benefits of rhinoplasty surgery include the following:
- Increase or decrease the size of the nose
- Reduce the nasal tip
- Reshape nostrils
- Correct the nasal bridge shape/angle
- Enhance overall facial beauty
- Improve confidence
Rhinoplasty Before and After
Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Tampa
Board certified in both facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head-neck surgery), Dr. Dominic performs cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck exclusively. His rhinoplasty expertise and exceptional outcomes earned him the 2019 Top Doc award for facial plastic surgeon in Tampa by Tampa Magazine. Request Your Free Consultation
Rhinoplasty Cost in Tampa
A rhinoplasty in Tampa, FL costs around $6,000 to $11,000. The cost of the procedure is heavily dependent on the complexity of the surgery, which relates to the type of nose job you need. The cost of revision rhinoplasty starts at $12,000 and depends heavily on the complexity of the procedure. Rhinoplasty isn’t covered by insurance, so any cosmetic nose job will likely need to be paid out of pocket.
While the cost of a rhinoplasty is often a factor that determines which plastic surgeon you choose, it shouldn’t inform your decision. Factors that more accurately represent your satisfaction with the procedure include the following:
- The Plastic Surgeon’s Experience
- Their Previous Patient Results
- Their Knowledge of the Specific Type of Rhinoplasty You Want
For a more accurate estimate of your rhinoplasty cost in Tampa, schedule a free consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today. There’s no pressure. We’re here to help you make the decision that’s right for you and get you the natural results you desire.
Types of Rhinoplasty
At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, we have experience performing many different types of rhinoplasties. Below we’ll outline only a few of the types of rhinoplasty procedures we offer in Tampa. In addition to those listed, we also specialize in ethnic rhinoplasty, Asian rhinoplasty, African American rhinoplasty, Hispanic rhinoplasty, Middle Eastern rhinoplasty, and male rhinoplasty.
If you don’t see the specific rhinoplasty you desire, call Dr. Dominic today to discuss the procedure you need.
Dorsal Hump Removal
A dorsal hump is a bump on the bridge of the nose that extends to the tip and is most noticeable in side profile. Many clients come to Dr. Dominic in Tampa because they are unhappy with the bump on the bridge of their noses. Dorsal humps are primarily cartilage, which we remove during rhinoplasty surgery. Dorsal hump removal creates a straight bridge and a more aesthetically pleasing nose shape.
Thick Skin Rhinoplasty
Thick vs. thin skin determines how our plastic surgeon reshapes your nose. For thin skin, we typically shave bone along with refining and reducing cartilage to add contour to the nose. However, for thick skin, a surgeon will often have to provide support with grafts (cartilage and bone) to support the thicker skin envelope to achieve the desired refinement and appearance.
Additionally, Dr. Dominic may remove fatty layers beneath the skin to reduce its thickness, although this is a technique we use sparingly.
Bulbous Tip Rhinoplasty
A bulbous nose is defined by an enlarged and rounded tip. Bulbous tip rhinoplasty involves one of two methods. Either cartilage is removed from the nasal tip and reshape the remaining cartilage, or Dr. Dominic uses sutures to define the tip. For a more accurate determination of what your bulbous tip rhinoplasty will entail, schedule a free consultation in Tampa with Dr. Dominic today.
Wide Nose Rhinoplasty
A wide nose is one that extends further than the distance between the eyes. This can upset your facial balance and draw unwanted attention directly to the nose. During a wide nose rhinoplasty, Dr. Dominic can straighten, narrow, or correct the angle of the nose. This cosmetic procedure often includes restructuring the top of the nose by breaking bone and cartilage into smaller pieces.
Long Nose Rhinoplasty
When a nose extends further outward at the tip than normal, it’s known as a long nose. This is most noticeable in your side profile when the full length of the bridge and tip are visible. A long nose rhinoplasty involves adjusting the bridge or tip of the nose and shaving or trimming excess cartilage. This could require reducing the size of the mucosa, the skin inside the nose to accommodate the new structure of your nose.
Flat Nose Surgery
A flat nose is one with a low nasal bridge, causing the nose to look flat in the side profile. Whether due to genetics, trauma, or disease, we can correct a flat nose with rhinoplasty. During flat nose surgery, Dr. Dominic raises and adjusts the angle of the nasal bridge and may add small pieces of cartilage to help add dimension.
A septorhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that combines septoplasty and rhinoplasty. Septoplasty is the medical version of rhinoplasty that corrects a deviated septum. Rather than receiving this procedure independently, it is common for patients to combine it with rhinoplasty. Correcting your deviated septum and nose shape at the same time provides many benefits, including the following:
- Reduced Cost
- Improved Safety
- Shorter Recovery
- Requires general anesthesia
Revision rhinoplasty is meant to correct a previous nose surgery that didn’t produce the desired results. If your primary rhinoplasty left your nose distorted, your previous plastic surgeon removed too much cartilage, or your rhinoplasty resulted in breathing difficulties, our plastic surgeon can correct the shape of your nose and finally provide the cosmetic results you desire. Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated due to scar tissue, but Dr. Dominic has experience providing revision surgery in Tampa with clients that are satisfied in the end.
Each rhinoplasty procedure is unique to the type of nose job you receive. It could involve adding or removing cartilage and bone, shaving excess cartilage, or resetting the nasal bones, and more. During a consultation with Dr. Dominic, he will personally examine you and explain the specifics of your unique rhinoplasty in Tampa.
The procedure can be done under IV sedation or general anesthesia. Additionally, there are two techniques for rhinoplasty, regardless of what nose job you receive: open vs. closed rhinoplasty.
Open vs. Closed Rhinoplasty
Open and closed rhinoplasty are the two different types of rhinoplasty techniques as they relate to incision placement. An open rhinoplasty includes an incision on the columella, the bridge of skin between the nostrils. This provides more access and visibility to our plastic surgeon, which means for more extensive correction, an open rhinoplasty is the best technique.
A closed rhinoplasty is less invasive, with all incisions found inside the nostrils. This ensures that there is no visible scarring, but it reduces the visibility of the surgeon. Simpler rhinoplasty procedures are meant for closed rhinoplasties. Dr. Dominic will discuss which is best for your nose job during a free consultation.
The exact rhinoplasty recovery time depends on the type of nose surgery you choose, your body’s unique healing capabilities, and your diligence to aftercare. However, in general, a rhinoplasty recovery involves swelling and bruising that can take up to a year to fully resolve, with the appearance of the nose nearly healed at approximately six months.
Below, we’ll outline nose job recovery week by week, so you know what to expect after your rhinoplasty in Tampa.
The soreness and swelling are at their highest during the first week after your rhinoplasty in Tampa. There may be some swelling and bruising in areas around the nose, such as the cheeks and under the eyes.
You will wear bandages and a stint to support your nose as it begins to heal. Bloody discharge is normal, so we’ll tape gauze under the nose. During this time, it’s important to take time off work and stay home to rest. Keep your head elevated and avoid any strenuous activities. You can also minimize swelling by using cold compresses during the first 24 hours.
During the second week, you will remove tape at post op day ten. Most bruising and active swelling will be resolved in two weeks. You can return to work and normal activities while still avoiding any strenuous exercise such as heavy lifting. If heavy lifting is part of your job, you should prepare to take more time off. Typically ten days postoperatively you may return to normal activity.
By the first month, much of the swelling and soreness should have subsided. Now that much of the swelling is gone, you can begin to see the results of your rhinoplasty. While you may still have some swelling, it shouldn’t be overly noticeable.
By month six, you should be able to see a very close image of your final rhinoplasty results. However, it’s possible to have some residual swelling in the tip of the nose for up to a year. This will be subtle and nearly invisible to the eye.
Rhinoplasty results are permanent. Once our plastic surgeon corrects the shape of your nose and improves its aesthetic appearance, you can enjoy your new facial beauty indefinitely. You can begin to see these results as soon as the second week post-surgery as the swelling begins to subside.
Areas We Serve
Dr. Dominic is a rhinoplasty surgeon based in Tampa, Florida, but he also provides rhinoplasty surgeries to clients in the following areas:
- Brandon, FL Rhinoplasty
- Clearwater, FL Rhinoplasty
- Lakeland, FL Rhinoplasty
- St. Petersburg, FL Rhinoplasty
- Wesley Chapel, FL Rhinoplasty
“I can’t believe I walked around with this nose for all of my life until I finally got the courage to call Dr. Dominic. I really didn’t think it would make such a dramatic impact. Before the nose job, I would go to extreme lengths to even adjust my face before a family picture so it didn’t get my bad side. My nose looks so good now, I don’t care what angle the picture is taken from. My confidence is through the roof. I love it. Thank you!”
Schedule a Consultation with Elite Facial Plastic Surgery Today
Are you ready to enhance your facial beauty and improve your confidence with a rhinoplasty in Tampa? To talk with Dr. Dominic about your cosmetic goals, the right type of rhinoplasty for your nose, the best technique, and the most accurate cost, schedule a consultation with Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa today.
Can rhinoplasty make your nostrils smaller?
Yes, a rhinoplasty can make your nostrils smaller. A rhinoplasty can narrow your nostril bases, make your nostrils smaller, and reduce the length of your nostril sidewalls. This is typically done by removing tissue.
Will rhinoplasty change my smile?
While it’s possible that a rhinoplasty can change your smile, it’s rare and often temporary. During rhinoplasty recovery, your lips and cheeks may be swollen, which could impact the appearance of your smile. However, as the swelling subsides, your smile will return to normal.
Can rhinoplasty straighten your nose?
Yes, a rhinoplasty can straighten your nose. Dr. Dominic will adjust the nasal bridge to correct it’s position. Rhinoplasty for a crooked nose is very common, and Dr. Dominic has experience doing this exact procedure to improve facial harmony and enhance your appearance.
Is rhinoplasty permanent?
Yes, rhinoplasty is permanent. As with every facial feature, as you age, the nose may adjust in shape slightly, but it’s often small changes. The overall structure of your nose is permanent. Your dorsal hump or crooked bridge won’t return.
Is rhinoplasty worth it?
If you have a nose shape that impacts your self-confidence and you’re ready to improve your facial appearance once and for all, a rhinoplasty is likely worth it for you. As an outpatient cosmetic procedure with permanent results, a rhinoplasty is a good procedure for anyone who is at an appropriate age, not pregnant, and wants to correct the shape of their nose.
If you’re ready to get a rhinoplasty in Tampa or want more information on the cosmetic procedure, contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today.