Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes the nose and can improve breathing. This procedure is commonly referred to as a nose job. As the premier rhinoplasty specialist in Orlando, double board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Edward Gross has earned a reputation for his talent in correcting cosmetic concerns, post-traumatic injuries, and breathing difficulties through this delicate procedure. He has over 25 years of experience.
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 is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who provides individualized treatment to create balanced, natural results with rhinoplasty for his patients from Winter Park, Tampa, Daytona Beach, Melbourne, and beyond. Request a consultation today or call our office at
This woman from Orlando, FL was bothered by a dorsal hump and drooping nose. Dr. Gross consulted with her in our Lake Mary office and recommended cosmetic rhinoplasty (nose job) with tip plasty. The surgery was completed at Primera Surgery Center and included tip rotation and de-projection. Results shown at 1 year with a more feminine nose an... Read More
Case #375 | Rhinoplasty: This Orlando patient had wanted a smaller nose since she was in the 5th grade. At 5'1" tall, her nose dominated her profile. Dr. Gross reduced her nose with cosmetic rhinoplasty. Her tip was shortened (de-projected), rotated, and lifted with tip plasty. Her new nose profile shows a natural result and nice change. She... Read More
This 35 year old man from Orlando, FL had a broken nose from trauma as a teenager and his breathing was blocked. He required Rhinoplasty with internal nasal splints, turbinate cautery, septoplasty and grafting to the right side of nose, where previous trauma at caused indentions. The dorsal hump was shaved conservatively. His after phot... Read More
This young woman from Central Florida was bothered by the bump (known as a dorsal hump) on the bridge of her nose. She also disliked how the tip of her nose slanted downward. Dr. Gross helped her with a cosmetic rhinoplasty in which he shortened the length of her nose, de-projected the tip, shaved down the dorsal hump, and straightened the se... Read More
Case# 510 | Rhinoplasty | Orlando. Dr. Gross performed Rhinoplasty and tip plasty to shorten her tip, remove the dorsal hump, and rotate the nose tip up. The after photo is shown at 1 month and she is very excited about her results. She is a very happy patient!View my video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeodUJOhyVI" t... Read More
Case #780 | Rhinoplasty | Brow Lift | Orlando, FL: This 33-year-old patient was bothered by her drooping nasal tip, a wide nose, and the width of her nostrils. She was also concerned by the heaviness of her brow line. Dr. Gross performed a complete cosmetic rhinoplasty with bridge narrowing and reduction, tip plasty, and nostril narrowing. He... Read More
Case# 828 | Buccal Fat Removal | Orlando. This 31-year-old Hispanic gentleman from Orlando wanted is chubby cheeks reduced and buccal fat removed. He also wanted the dorsal hump on his nose reduced. Dr. Gross performed cosmetic rhinoplasty and buccal fat extraction to achieve these results, which are very natural. His cheeks... Read More
Case #322 | Ethnic Rhinoplasty: This Black woman from Orlando consulted with Dr. Gross for a more feminine nose and was bothered by the wideness of her tip and nostrils. This is a common need for African-American patients seeking a more refined look. Dr. Gross performed cosmetic rhinoplasty and narrowed the wide base/ nostrils. (Weir reductio... Read More
Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Cost in Orlando?
At Dr. Gross’ Orlando practice, the cost for rhinoplasty averages from $10,710 to $12,765 (surgeon fee-only and NOT including anesthesia or facility fees). Actual procedure prices vary per patient depending on the type of procedure Dr. Gross performs and a number of other factors. Your consultation fee includes:
Computer imaging to help you visualize what you would look like after rhinoplasty
All follow-up treatments for 1 year
Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.
What Is Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses cosmetic and sometimes functional concerns about the nose. More than 300,000 men and women choose rhinoplasty each year to create a more proportional, shapely, or functional nose.
Proven Techniques, Outstanding Results
Dr. Gross’ background in reconstructive facial surgery and additional board certification in otolaryngology (ENT) make him uniquely qualified to perform rhinoplasty and reconstructive rhinoplasty procedures. He achieves a number of goals with rhinoplasty, including:
Correcting an excessively long, short, crooked, or wide nose
Restoring breathing function (septoplasty)
Correcting a deviated septum or turbinate cautery
Reducing the appearance of a dorsal 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. Dr. Gross also recommends patients use a product called Nose Perfect® during their recovery to help minimize swelling in the tip or if they have thick nasal skin.
For those who have had facial trauma, Mohs surgery, or congenital nose issues, Dr. Gross meticulously performs reconstructive rhinoplasty to reform the function or appearance of the nose. He frequently receives referrals from other plastic surgeons, ENT surgeons, and oral surgeons for his experience handling complex cases.
Ideal Rhinoplasty Candidates
The best candidates for this procedure have a BMI below 30, enjoy good overall health, and refrain from smoking. While there are no set age requirements for this procedure, patients should wait until their noses are finished growing before pursuing rhinoplasty. For girls, this occurs at about age 15 or 16; for boys, the nose stops growing at age 17 or 18.
With 24 years in practice, Dr. Gross’ quality of care and results have earned the confidence and referrals of doctors throughout the region. His emphasis on patient education helps the men and women he treats feel comfortable and supported during their treatment.
Rhinoplasty With a Facial Plastic Surgery Specialist
Often rated among the best rhinoplasty specialists in Orlando, 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. The best candidates for this procedure must have a BMI below 35.
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.
“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
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.
“I prefer individualized treatment of each segment of the nose to give a balanced, refined look without compromising function.” – Dr. Gross
Our Computer Imaging System vs. a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Filter or App
Our practice is among the few that use advanced 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. Phone apps and filters can be fun but suffer in accuracy because the input has the following limitations (learn more):
Flat 2D image
Single camera angle
Fixed lighting source
With more than 2 decades of experience using computer imaging, Dr. Gross produces results that closely match the previews provided by the imaging system. Barring any unforeseen problems, most patients will be very satisfied with the final results Dr. Gross simulates on the computer imaging system. He examines each patient individually and advises each patient about whether their expectations are realistic based on this comprehensive analysis. We email these images to patients containing a standard disclaimer.
What Is Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
Rhinoplasty is a 2.5-hour outpatient surgery, and you’ll be able to return home the same day. It’s important to carefully follow your rhinoplasty after care instructions for a smooth recovery.
Each patient’s recovery is unique; however, the following timeline offers a general guide of what to expect.
Day 1 to 3
Ask a trusted loved one to drive you home and stay with you for at least the remainder of the day following surgery. Since we don’t use nasal packing, most patients are surprised at how comfortable recovery is. The following tips can make recovery easier and quicker:
Use ice compresses on your forehead to ease swelling and discomfort.
Sleep with your head elevated with pillows or in a recliner. Learn more about how to sleep comfortably after rhinoplasty in this blog post.
Take the homeopathic arnica tablets we provide to reduce bruising and speed healing.
Day 4 to 7
You’ll return to our office for a post-op cast removal appointment so we can remove your cast, nasal taping, and sutures. You can return to school or work the day your nasal cast is removed, looking quite normal and natural.
Week 2 to Year 1
You should expect your results to continue improving over the first year as rhinoplasty swelling gradually subsides week by week. Some lingering temporary numbness at the tip of the nose is not unusual.
How To Massage the Nose After Rhinoplasty
About 2 to 3 weeks after surgery, Dr. Gross may recommend compression exercises and fingertip massage of the nose to reduce swelling in certain areas. We will show you how to safely perform these exercises 2 to 3 times a day for 2 to 3 minutes, as outlined in our rhinoplasty post-op instructions.
From A Patient's Perspective
Read and hear real people discuss their unique experiences and get a perspective that is sometimes missing from shorter reviews. These stories feature some of our actual patients describing their personal journeys and what makes Primera Plastic Surgery such a special place.
What’s the best age to get a nose job? People can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery at nearly any age; however, you should wait until your nose is fully developed before pursuing surgery. For most people, this occurs in the teen years. For more information and before-and-after photos, read this blog post.
Will Dr. Gross need to break my nose during surgery? It depends. In some cases, a controlled break (osteotomy) 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. In many cases, it is necessary to correct a wide nasal bridge or to straighten a crooked nose from prior trauma. During your consultation, Dr. Gross evaluates your nose and discusses your goals with you to determine whether osteotomies are necessary. Resetting your nose 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.
Is rhinoplasty surgery painful? 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 headaches and a feeling of sinus pressure or nasal congestion. These are normal and resolve as swelling gradually dissipates.
When can I wear glasses again after rhinoplasty? Typically, rhinoplasty patients must avoid wearing glasses for several weeks following the surgery. An innovative product called RhinoShield® is now available at our practice that enables patients to resume wearing glasses almost immediately. The product protects the soft cartilage from glasses so they don’t create permanent indentations to the bridge of the nose.
Where are the incisions placed during nose surgery? Dr. Gross hides most rhinoplasty incisions inside the nostril. External incisions may be hidden in the creases where the nose meets the cheek. He also makes a thin incision under the nasal tip (on the columella) for open approach rhinoplasty. This incision heals beautifully, leaving no visible scar. Sutures inside and outside of the nose dissolve after the procedure.
What type of cast will I have over my nose? A nasal cast (Denver splint) made of aluminum and foam is held in place with Steri-Strips™. You must keep the cast and tape completely dry for the entire week. The nasal cast applies compression to the nose and protects it during the week of healing.
Are there nonsurgical alternatives to rhinoplasty surgery? For some people, a nonsurgical nose job with dermal fillers is a good way to temporarily disguise minor nose concerns such as a small hump or downturned tip. Often called a liquid rhinoplasty, this procedure typically lasts about 6 months and—for safety reasons—requires an injector with extensive knowledge of nose anatomy.
Does thread rhinoplasty work? Thread rhinoplasty, also called a nose thread lift or string rhinoplasty, is another nonsurgical alternative to rhinoplasty. This procedure is said to raise the tip of the nose by tying a string around the end of the nose and around the back of the head. This procedure provides no long-term improvement and could lead to serious complications. Learn more in this blog post.
See Your Results Before Surgery
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.
Dr. Gross provides individualized treatment to create balanced, natural-looking results with rhinoplasty in Orlando. Ready to start your journey? Request a consultation today or call our office at