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Rhinoplasty services offered in Stuart, FL

Your nose is one of the first features others notice when they meet you. If you’re unhappy with the shape or size of your nose, experienced plastic surgeon Brian Blumenauer, MD, has the solution for you at Oceana Aesthetics in Stuart, Florida. Dr. Blumenauer is a skilled surgeon who can perform modern rhinoplasty techniques to ensure your nose suits the rest of your face. Call Oceana Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more.

What is rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty, commonly called a nose job, aims to change the shape or size of the nose. The procedure can address cosmetic and functional concerns, improving the nose’s appearance and breathing abilities. Rhinoplasty can modify any part of the nose, including the skin, cartilage, and bone.

Taking a modern approach to rhinoplasty, Dr. Blumenauer collaborates with you to ensure your nose matches your unique facial structure and helps you achieve your aesthetic goals.

Who should consider rhinoplasty?

The decision to consider rhinoplasty is a personal one. Dr. Blumenauer may recommend rhinoplasty if you have a:

  • Crooked nose
  • Bump on the nasal bridge
  • Bulbous nasal tip
  • Elongated nasal tip
  • Wide nose
  • Previous nose injury

A deviated septum can also cause functional and cosmetic irregularities. Repositioning the septum may improve your breathing abilities and improve your appearance.

How do I prepare for rhinoplasty?

Before rhinoplasty, Dr. Blumenauer works with you to create your ideal nose shape and size. He also gives you instructions to prepare for the procedure. In general, Dr. Blumenauer may ask you to:

  • Quit smoking
  • Adjust your medications
  • Stop taking certain supplements
  • Avoid taking anti-inflammatory pain relievers
  • Get lab work

You may have additional preparatory steps depending on your medical history and aesthetic goals.

What happens during rhinoplasty?

After administering anesthesia, Dr. Blumenauer performs your procedure in one of two ways:

Open rhinoplasty

During open rhinoplasty, Dr. Blumenauer reshapes the nose through an incision in the columella — the tissue that divides the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty allows for unmatched control and precision to correct structural concerns.

Closed rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nose so there is no visible scarring. This technique is ideal for individuals with mild structural concerns.

What happens after rhinoplasty?

Dr. Blumenauer provides detailed aftercare instructions to help you protect your nose after surgery. Swelling and bruising from rhinoplasty can take several weeks to subside. 

While initial improvements are visible after a few weeks, full results can take several months. Dr. Blumenauer encourages patients to wait at least one year after rhinoplasty for swelling to subside completely.

Call Oceana Aesthetics today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about rhinoplasty.