Rhinoplasty in Tampa

Male Rhinoplasty Patient After Photo


Male Rhinoplasty Patient Before Photo


Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dominic Castellano is a native Tampa rhinoplasty surgeon with a reputation as one of the top plastic surgeons in our area. He is also the founder of Elite Facial Plastic Surgery.

Rhinoplasty, also called a “nose job”, is a surgical procedure that is tailored to create symmetry and balance between a patient’s nose and the rest of the face. Dr. Dominic will help you achieve this balance between your nose and the rest of your face in our state-of-the-art facility in Tampa, Florida. At Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, you’ll get the rhinoplasty that will provide you the appearance you’ve always wanted.

Improve your Confidence

The nose is undoubtedly the most noticeable part of the face; this is due to its central location and the fact that we do most of communicating with our mouths and with our eyes.  It is difficult to overlook a person’s nose or ignore its appearance.

If you have any nasal deformities or irregularities, these are difficult if not impossible to camouflage with make-up or hide in any way.  Even if there are no obvious flaws, the size and shape of the nose is one of the key factors that determine facial beauty.  A nose that is out of proportion to the rest of the face, or to the body, can throw off the entire symmetry.  Tampa rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Dominic Castellano can help you to achieve the desired symmetry between your nose and the rest of your face.

Rhinoplasty is actually a great way to enhance your appearance and can transform your face more completely than as with any other form of plastic surgery.  Often people think that a nose job is only for those with a large proboscis , but rhinoplasty can help straighten the nose or reduce a hump.  The tip of the nose can be lengthened to help improve the angle between the nose and the upper lip or the size of the nasals can be reduced if desired.  Once surgery is completed the face will look more balanced and well proportioned.

One of our rhinoplasty patients put it best:

“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!”

To find out more about rhinoplasty and non-invasive rhinoplasty procedures at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa, Florida, please request a free consultation online, or call our office at 813-975-3223. We look forward to helping you improve your appearance and your confidence.


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Rhinoplasty Before and After

Rhinoplasty Before & After

Dr. Dominic Castellano

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon in Tampa, FL

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.

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Rhinoplasty Cost in Tampa

A primary rhinoplasty in Tampa typically costs $8,000 to $9,000, depending on the complexity of the procedure. During your consultation with Dr. Dominic, we will provide you with a specific estimate for your procedure that you can take with you and consider it without pressure.

We offer 0% financing for 12 months. We can discuss your financing options during your rhinoplasty consultation.

The Different Types of Rhinoplasty Procedures

Tampa Rhinoplasty Patient After Photo


Tampa Rhinoplasty Patient Before Photo


Rhinoplasty is a very complex plastic surgery procedure as your nose is often your most defining facial feature.  Dr. Dominic is very careful in not over-working or under-working your nose surgery as any slight alterations can greatly impact your appearance and lead to an unnatural look.

Many of our patients choose to combine chin augmentation and neck lift surgery with their rhinoplasty to enhance the appearance of their profiles. The appearance and shape of one’s profile can be dependent upon the harmony between the nose, chin, and neck.

Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is often the preferred approach when easier access to the surgery site is required. This is often the case when performing revision rhinoplasty or when a significant reshaping of the nose is going to be performed.

This allows for greater visibility of the surgical site and anatomy of the nose. This can allow for greater precision during the rhinoplasty procedure.

Open rhinoplasty involves placing an incision along the columella. Normally, this results in a virtually invisible scar.

There are cases when a closed rhinoplasty makes sense.

For example, nose surgery patients that do not require significant reshaping of the nose can often benefit from a closed rhinoplasty. While an open rhinoplasty normally leaves the nose with a scar that is virtually invisible to the naked eye, a closed rhinoplasty leaves no visible scar. In addition, some patients report less swelling during recovery.

Rhinoplasty Types

There are many types of nose surgeries that Dr. Dominic performs for his patients. Below are four of the most common.

Dorsal Hump Reduction

Many patients come to Dr. Dominic because they are unhappy with the bump on the bridge of their nose. This is the most common type of rhinoplasty and involves significant reshaping of the nose. Because of this, rhinoplasty surgery involving a reduction of the dorsal hump is an often open rhinoplasty done under general anesthesia.

With a dorsal hump reduction, one can improve the profile of the face, creating greater symmetry with the chin, jaw, and neck.

Tip Reshaping

A reshaping of the tip of the nose, also called a tip plasty, is also a common type of rhinoplasty procedure. Patients wanting to achieve a balance to the face by reducing a broad or bulky nasal tip can often do so through this type of rhinoplasty.

Dr. Dominic can help you to achieve the right symmetry for your face, whether that is reducing a bulbous nose tip, shaping a nose tip that is too pointy, or a tip that droops.

Septoplasty and Fixing a Deviated Septum

The nasal septum is bone and cartilage that separates the two sides of the nasal cavity. Sometimes, due to genetics or trauma, the septum can become significantly off-center and affect a person’s breathing, cause nose bleeds, or even result in frequent sinus infections. A septoplasty can correct this.

Though both involve correcting asymmetry of the nose, there is a difference between a septoplasty and a rhinoplasty. A septoplasty deals with the structure inside the nose, while a rhinoplasty aims to correct the aesthetic appearance of the outside of the nose. They are often performed in combination with another.

Rhinoplasty Can Improve Facial Balance

The nose is one of the most obvious features of the face, so if it is oversized or lopsided, the overall face can be impacted and look off-balance. For both males and females, one of the biggest determining factors of attractiveness is based on facial balance, and people tend to find people less attractive if the nose is asymmetrical. Rhinoplasty is a solution to facial imbalances. Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is a way for people to change the size and dimensions of their nose in order to improve facial symmetry. All forms of rhinoplasty, minor or intricate, can help improve facial harmony. 

Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Like any procedure, the recovery time for rhinoplasty is different for every person and is mostly dependent on the kind of procedure that is being performed. In most cases, a patient should expect to be out for a week to ten days for recovery from rhinoplasty surgery.  According to Tampa rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Dominic M. Castellano “a patient is often physically cleared to return to work after a week but may opt to take a little more time off to wait for the swelling or bruising to subside.  It often just depends on the patient to decide whether they feel ‘presentable’ in public or not.” The final results may take several weeks to appear, so Dr. Castellano may recommend that rhinoplasty be scheduled four to six weeks prior to any major social events such as a wedding.  And each patient’s recovery time will depend on their body’s ability to heal.  “Some people are more prone to bruising than others” says Dr. Castellano, “so it may take longer for some to feel comfortable in public.”

Surgical vs. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Recovery Time

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is done by injecting dermal fillers into the nose/ surrounding tissue to contour and reshape a person’s nose. The purpose of this procedure is to reduce the appearance of a bump/curve. Depending on the type of dermal fillers used, the results can last anywhere from six to eighteen months before the treatment will need to be done again. Besides bruising and tenderness, there are no side-effects or long recovery times associated with non-surgical procedures. 

On the other hand, surgical rhinoplasty is a more intense procedure that is often used to change the size of one’s nose. When it comes to recovery time for surgical procedures, a patient should expect seven to ten days until they can return to everyday life. However, recovery time may be longer depending on the extent of the surgery and whether any changes need to be made to facial bones or cartilage. Patients should expect bruising and swelling after their operation that can last up to four to six weeks.

Some people will benefit more from surgical rhinoplasty than non-surgical rhinoplasty and vice versa. Before choosing one over the other, be sure to talk to a medical professional that will advise you in which procedure is best for your specific needs. 

Free Consultation

Don’t be nervous. The first step is the hardest.  Dr. Dominic will personally meet with you during your rhinoplasty consultation to address and answer all of your questions.  Call 813-359-1267 or fill out the online form to schedule a free consultation today.  Don’t put it off any longer.

*The results and experiences depicted illustrate results you may achieve if you choose to have a plastic surgery procedure.  Individual results and experiences may vary by patient.

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