Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes and can improve the function of the nose. This procedure is commonly referred to as a nose job. Orlando rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Edward Gross has earned a reputation for his talent in correcting cosmetic concerns, post-traumatic injuries, and breathing difficulties through this delicate procedure.
As the premier rhinoplasty specialist in Orlando, Dr. Gross is renowned for his expertise in nose surgery. Numerous physicians, including some of the area's most respected Plastic Surgeons, regularly refer rhinoplasty patients to Dr. Gross for second opinions, revisions, or challenging cases.
Dr. Gross' background in reconstructive facial surgery and additional board certification in otolaryngology (ENT) make him uniquely qualified to perform rhinoplasty. He achieves a number of goals with this procedure, including:
Correcting an excessively long, short, crooked or wide nose
Restoring breathing function
Reducing the appearance of a hump
Elevating, lifting, shrinking or shortening the nasal tip
Improving the shape of the nose with cartilage grafts or nasal implants
Narrowing the nostrils
Dr. Gross routinely performs osteotomies to reset the nasal bones and bring in the sidewalls to narrow the nasal bridge. He performs tip plasty to refine, lift, and shorten the tip of the nose and is an expert in this area.
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A controlled and delicate surgeon, Dr. Gross uses new and advanced techniques to sculpt refined yet noticeable results. His experience, attention to detail and sound surgical techniques ensure a better, more balanced profile.
Dr. Gross uses open rhinoplasty with well-hidden external incisions for greater visualization, predictable outcomes and direct control of the nasal tip. This technique is necessary for revision rhinoplasty to correct unsatisfactory results from previous nose surgeries.
Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential rhinoplasty results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for each patient's rhinoplasty needs.
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Our practice is among the few that use computer imaging to show potential results. With the help of this technology, Dr. Gross can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for the unique needs of each patient.
Proper treatment of the nasal tip is essential for a natural result. Controlling, stabilizing and reshaping the tip – known as tip plasty – requires Dr. Gross' in-depth understanding of nasal composition, tip dynamics, healing processes, ethnic variations and physiological function.
Ethnic rhinoplasty improves nasal aesthetics and function while preserving the distinctive ethnic features of Asian, African American, and Hispanic patients' noses. Dr. Gross' artistic judgment and understanding of ethnic facial variations ensure his consistent success with ethnic rhinoplasty. Popular ethnic rhinoplasty techniques include nostril reshaping and nasal bridge elevation or reduction.
"Rhinoplasty is arguably the most challenging of all plastic surgery procedures, requiring 3 dimensional knowledge of anatomy and nasal function, and an artistic eye for beauty."
– Dr. Gross
At Dr. Gross' Orlando practice, rhinoplasty cost varies per patient depending on what type of procedure he performs and a number of other factors. The cost averages from $7,500 to $8,500 (surgeon fee only), but your costs may differ. Your consultation fee is put toward the cost of your surgery, which also includes VISIA™ skin analysis, all follow-up treatments for 1 year, and photographs. Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.
A Smooth Recovery
After the approximately 2.5 hour outpatient surgery, you'll be instructed to use ice compresses on your forehead for 2 to 3 days to ease swelling and discomfort. Since we don't use nasal packing, most patients are surprised at how comfortable recovery is. We also provide homeopathic arnica tablets to reduce bruising and speed healing.
A return visit will be necessary at one week post-op for cast and suture removal. You can return to school or work the day the cast is removed, looking quite normal and natural. Although the reveal is exciting, you should expect your rhinoplasty results to continue improving over the first year as swelling gradually subsides. It is expected that there may be some temporary numbness at the tip of the nose.
Will Dr. Gross need to break my nose during surgery?
It depends. In some cases, a controlled break is necessary to adequately reshape the nose. However, this is not always the case. For some patients, subtle bone reshaping is possible without a break. During your consultation, Dr. Gross evaluates your nose and discusses your goals with you to determine whether a break is necessary. Although it sounds a bit scary, having your nose broken during surgery will not significantly lengthen your recuperation. It is a common and safe method, particularly in Dr. Gross' experienced hands.
When can I get back to the gym?
Although you can return to work about 1 week after surgery, it's important to give yourself a bit more time off from vigorous activities, including exercise. This is because activities that quicken your pulse also raise your blood pressure, potentially leading to uncomfortable swelling and irregular scarring. In most cases, Dr. Gross recommends holding off on exercise for at least 2 to 4 weeks, gradually increasing your activity level as you heal.
What is recuperation like?
Many patients are pleasantly surprised to learn that recuperation following rhinoplasty is not particularly painful. Although discomfort is normal following any type of surgery, including rhinoplasty, it is generally manageable with prescribed medications. Many patients experience headache and a feeling of sinus pressure or nasal congestion. These are normal and resolve as swelling gradually dissipates.
According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons®, the average plastic surgeon performs approximately 14 rhinoplasty procedures annually. Dr. Gross performs approximately 150 rhinoplasties each year – more than 10 times what the average plastic surgeon does.