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Rhinoplasty surgery can change the way your nose looks and functions. If you’re interested in changing or improving your nose, Dr. Anthony Bared, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, can help. He performs rhinoplasty surgery at his Miami practice and has helped many patients feel better about their noses.

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Many people choose Rhinoplasty because they aren’t completely happy with the way their nose looks. If that’s how you feel, know that you’re far from alone!

Like many, you might feel self-conscious about the size or shape of your nose. The structure of your nose can also contribute to breathing problems that affect your quality of life.

Rhinoplasty surgery can change the way your nose looks and functions. If you’re interested in changing or improving your nose, Dr. Anthony Bared, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Miami, FL, is an expert in nasal anatomy. Dr. Bared performs rhinoplasty surgery at his Miami practice and has helped many patients feel better about their noses.

What is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty (sometimes called a “nose job”), is a surgical procedure that permanently changes the shape and size of the nose (including nasal bones and cartilage).

The surgery can help to make your facial features look more balanced by straightening your nose or changing its size. It can also correct deformities within the nose that can make it challenging to breathe or impact your quality of life.

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to rhinoplasty. The type of procedure your surgeon performs and the changes they make to your nose will depend on your skin type and surgical goals.

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Why Choose Nose Surgery?

People decide to have rhinoplasty for multiple reasons. Some want to have the surgery for purely cosmetic reasons. They aren’t happy with the appearance of their nose and they want to fix it.

For other patients, the goal of rhinoplasty is to correct a problem that affects breathing. For example, some people have what’s known as nasal valve collapse (NVC).

NVC can develop after previous surgery or following a nose injury. Essentially, the valve inside the nose falls, making it hard for air to pass through.

Nose Surgery can also be paired with septoplasty to help correct a deviated septum and improve a person’s breathing. The septum divides the nasal cavity. In some people, it leans far to the left or right, essentially blocking the airway.

There is a wide range of cosmetic reasons to choose rhinoplasty. Many people want to fix several issues at once.

One common reason is to minimize or remove a nasal hump or bump on the bridge of the nose. Other people have a divot in that area they want to fill in. The surgery can also correct a nasal tip that droops or turns upward excessively.

When it comes to the size of the nose, balance is important. A rhinoplasty surgeon can augment the nose if needed, to make it better match the rest of the patient’s facial features. In some cases, however, a nasal reduction is the way to go, or even repairing damaged soft tissue or a broken nose (Reconstructive Rhinoplasty).

You might want a Nose Job for multiple reasons, such as to correct breathing problems and to change your nose’s size. During a consultation with Dr. Bared, you can discuss your individual goals for the surgery.

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When it comes to the size of the nose, balance is important. A rhinoplasty surgeon can augment the nose if needed, to make it better match the rest of the patient’s facial features. In some cases, however, a nasal reduction is the way to go.

You might want a Nose Job for multiple reasons, such as to correct breathing problems and to change your nose’s size. During the rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bared, you can discuss your individual goals for the surgery.

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Types of Rhinoplasty

Several types of rhinoplasty can be performed, depending on the patient’s facial structure and heritage and the number of rhinoplasty surgeries they’ve had in the past.

The first (and most common) type of Nose surgery is called primary rhinoplasty. For many patients, a primary rhinoplasty is the only procedure they need.

Ethnic rhinoplasty is also common. People of certain ethnicities often have distinct nasal features. While they might want to change their nose, they also want to preserve their ethnic heritage. Ethnic nose surgery adjusts the nose while maintaining a person’s cultural identity.

Some patients might decide to have a secondary, or revision rhinoplasty. There are many reasons a person might want additional surgery after their first nose job.


How Dr. Bared performs an ethnic rhinoplasty depends on the patient’s personal identity. Ethnic rhinoplasty helps a surgeon avoid giving patients a cookie-cutter nose. The surgery lets you reach your aesthetic goals without giving up what makes you “you.”

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African-American Nose Surgery usually has several goals, such as refining the nasal bridge or creating more support for the nasal tip.

Dr. Bared might also focus heavily on the nasal skin when performing African-American rhinoplasty. The nasal skin often has an extra fat layer, which can make it challenging to re-drape over the nose. Dr. Bared might remove the extra fat, allowing him to shape and drape the skin with more ease.

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Hispanic rhinoplasty can help to reshape the noses of people with a Latino background. The nasal structures of Hispanic noses can vary significantly, including Castilian, with a high bridge; Mexican-American, with flared nostrils and thicker skin, and Mestizo, with a bulbous tip.

Hispanic rhinoplasty can focus on raising or aligning the dorsum of the nose or refining the nasal tip. Patients with flared nostrils often want to narrow their nostrils.

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People of East Asian heritage often have noses that have wide nasal tips and less prominent bridges. Asian rhinoplasty often augments the nose or improves its projection.

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Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty is a secondary procedure, meaning it’s performed after a primary rhinoplasty. Usually, the goal of revision rhinoplasty is to correct issues that were created by the first surgery or to help a patient better reach their aesthetic goals.

You might decide to have a revision rhinoplasty for one of many reasons. Some patients decide to have a second surgery because they aren’t happy with the results of the first procedure. Their dissatisfaction is often due to having an inexperienced surgeon perform the primary surgery.

In some cases, a patient might not be happy with their results because they weren’t able to effectively communicate their wishes with their surgeon or the surgeon ignored their wishes. Surgeons, particularly inexperienced ones, can make mistakes, so that can be another reason for revision rhinoplasty.

It can also be the case that a patient decides to have a revision rhinoplasty for reasons that have nothing to do with the first procedure. A person might be happy with their results, then have an accident years later that damages the nose.

Revision rhinoplasty is a more challenging surgery than a primary procedure. For that reason, it’s absolutely critical that you choose a surgeon with ample experience performing cosmetic nasal surgery, particularly revision rhinoplasty.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Bared M.D., F.A.C.S. specializes in revision surgeries and is happy to meet with you to discuss your goals for a secondary rhinoplasty.

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Who is a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty isn’t right for everyone. People who are good candidates for Nose Surgery usually meet the following criteria:

  • Their nose is fully mature: While teenagers can have rhinoplasty, it’s usually recommended that they wait until their facial features have matured. Continued growth can alter surgical results.
  • They’re in good health: It’s important to be in good overall health before undergoing any type of elective surgery, including rhinoplasty. Good health means that any chronic medical conditions are under control.
  • They don’t smoke: Smoking interferes with the healing process and can increase the risk of complications from rhinoplasty.
  • They have realistic surgical goals: You should have a rhinoplasty for you, not because someone else wants it for you. Also, your goals should be realistic, meaning they’re something you can achieve through surgery. Rhinoplasty changes your nose, not who you are as a person.
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Rhinoplasty Consultation

If you’re seriously considering nose surgery, the next step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared. Your rhinoplasty consultation is an opportunity to get all of your questions answered.

It’s also an opportunity for you and your surgeon to get to know each other. Be prepared to talk about your medical history and your expectations during your consultation.

It can be helpful to prepare a list of questions to ask the surgeon during your consultation. Ask about their experience with rhinoplasty, what techniques they use, and their medical background.

Also, be ready to ask specific questions about the surgery itself and to keep realistic expectations about the procedure. You’ll want to find out more about the anesthesia used, the recovery period, and how you can best prepare for surgery.

Dr. Bared uses computer imaging to help his patients get a better sense of what their noses will look like after surgery. He’ll most likely take photos of your nose during the consultation and will use those photos to create a 3-D image preview of your nose post-surgery.

How to Prepare for Rhinoplasty

When you’ve decided to move forward with rhinoplasty, the next thing to do is prepare for the surgery itself. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Bared M.D., F.A.C.S. will provide you with a list of pre-op instructions to help you get ready.

What you’ll need to do to prepare for surgery depends on your current lifestyle and medications. Some people might need to stop taking certain medicines or supplements before rhinoplasty as certain pain relievers and vitamins can increase bleeding risks. It’s best to avoid them in the weeks leading up to surgery.

If you smoke, you’ll be asked to quit at least two weeks before nose surgery.

You’ll also want to get your responsibilities in order before your surgery. What you’ll need to do depends on what your life looks like.

If you have kids or pets, you might want to find a caregiver for them, at least for the first few days after rhinoplasty. It’s also a good idea to prep some meals for the week after your surgery, as you might not feel like cooking much.

If you work, you’ll want to tell your employer right away and request the appropriate amount of time off, usually between one and two weeks. You might need to make arrangements at work to have someone cover your responsibilities during your time away.

If you’re in school and will miss some days after your surgery, connect with a classmate and have them let you know what your assignments are and what you will miss. It can be helpful to schedule your surgery during a school break so you don’t fall behind.

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The Rhinoplasty Surgery

A surgeon can use one of two techniques when performing rhinoplasty: open or closed. During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes all the incisions inside of the nose.

Dr. Bared prefers the open rhinoplasty technique, which involves making a small incision between the nostrils and then opening up the nose. The open method allows greater access to the interior of the nose. It generally produces better results than the closed technique.

Before beginning the rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Bared gives his patients general anesthesia. Using a general anesthetic is preferable to IV or sedation, as it helps to regulate and control breathing.

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Each nose surgery Dr. Bared performs is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. He typically uses the patient’s own soft tissue when needed to augment the nose or correct deformities. Dr. Bared doesn’t use artificial implants during rhinoplasty.

At the end of the surgery, Dr. Bared uses fine sutures to close the incisions. The sutures help the incision to heal in a way that leaves a minimal, barely visible scar.

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Rhinoplasty Post-Operative Guide

Dr. Bared will give you instructions to follow after your rhinoplasty. For the best results possible, it’s important to follow your post-op instructions to the letter.

For example, if you need pain medication, only take the medicines recommended by your surgeon. Some types of over-the-counter pain meds, notably NSAIDs and aspirin, increase bleeding and can make bruising worse.

You’ll also want to wait until you get the all-clear from Dr. Bared before you shower or get the area around your nose wet.

During the post-op period, you’ll be asked to avoid certain activities, as these can interfere with healing or make the swelling and bruising worse. Activities to avoid immediately following surgery include exercise, facials, sex, and eating chewy foods. You’ll also want to avoid driving while taking prescription pain relievers.

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The Recovery from Rhinoplasty Surgery

Initial recovery after rhinoplasty takes about two weeks. During those first two weeks after surgery, you might not want to see anyone or have anyone see you, due to swelling and bruising.

The best thing to do during the recovery period is rest. You might feel up for taking a short walk a few days after surgery, but don’t feel obligated to clean your entire house or resume most of your activities.

After about two weeks, you may feel ready to return to work or school. However, you should still avoid strenuous activities or physical activities that could impact your nose, such as swimming, heavy lifting, and contact sports or those that involve flying objects.

Many people start to see the final results from their rhinoplasty within six months, but it can take up to a full year after surgery before results are fully visible.

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Swelling Stages after a Nose Job

Swelling is part of the healing process after rhinoplasty. It develops for two reasons.

Immediately after your surgery, any swelling that forms is usually a result of inflammation caused by the surgery itself. Dr. Bared uses techniques that help to minimize this type of swelling.

The second type of swelling is due to fluid retention. How much fluid your body retains can vary based on your skin thickness and your diet.

To keep fluid retention to a minimum, your surgeon will most likely recommend limiting salt intake after rhinoplasty. Drinking plenty of water can also help to flush out fluids.

Gravity also helps with fluid retention. Keep your head elevated to help the fluid drain away from the area around the nose.

It can take months for fluid retention to go away, which can affect how long it takes your results to appear. Be patient, limit your salt, and talk to your surgeon if you have any concerns.

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How Much Does Rhinoplasty Cost?

There isn’t a fixed price for rhinoplasty. The cost of the procedure varies based on the surgeon you work with, the location, and the type of rhinoplasty you want.

The more complex the surgery, the higher the price tag. A complicated rhinoplasty can cost upward of $19,000 while a simpler procedure might only cost $9,000.

Fortunately, you don’t have to pay for rhinoplasty in one lump sum. Financing options, such as CareCredit, are available.

If you’re having functional nose surgery to correct breathing problems, your insurance might cover part of the procedure. It’s a good idea to ask your insurance company about coverage before you schedule the surgery.

Rhinoplasty FAQs

What’s the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?

During an open procedure, the surgeon makes an incision outside of the nose, allowing them open access to the cavities of the nasal structures. During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes all incisions inside the nose.

Will rhinoplasty help my breathing?

Rhinoplasty can help to correct certain breathing difficulties. Talk to your surgeon about your options.

Am I too young or too old for rhinoplasty?

Age can be more than a number when it comes to rhinoplasty. If you’re young and haven’t finished growing yet, you might be too young for rhinoplasty. Usually, the surgery is recommended for people over age 16. As long as you’re in good health, there’s no upper age limit for rhinoplasty.

Does skin type affect the outcome of a nose job?

The thickness of your skin can affect the outcome of rhinoplasty and the surgery itself. Prolonged swelling is more common in patients with thick skin, for example. People with thin skin, however, might have more visible irregularities after surgery.

When can I return to work or school after rhinoplasty?

You can usually return to school or work one or two weeks after rhinoplasty.

What rhinoplasty office is near me?

If you live near Miami, FL, Dr. Anthony Bared offers rhinoplasty among its services and is conveniently located at 6280 Sunset Dr #506, Miami, FL 33143.

Does insurance cover rhinoplasty?

Insurance does not cover cosmetic surgeries. Your insurance provider might cover part or all of a rhinoplasty procedure that’s performed to fix breathing problems.

What if I don’t like my rhinoplasty results?

If you aren’t happy with your results, wait a few months before re-evaluating how you feel. It can take up to a year for swelling to subside. If you still aren’t happy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bared to learn more about your revision rhinoplasty options.

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Rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging plastic surgeries to perform. To get the best results possible, it’s important to choose the right surgeon.

More than 70% of the surgeries Dr. Anthony Bared performs are rhinoplasties. He’s a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a background in otolaryngology. His entire surgical facility is devoted to head and neck surgery.

To learn more about rhinoplasty in Miami and see if it’s right for you, call 305-666-1774 to schedule your consultation today. 

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