Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)

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 (407) 333-3040.

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Nose Job | Orlando , FL
Nose Job | Orlando , FL
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Case #668

Case #668 | Rhinoplasty | Orlando, FL: This young woman was bothered by a large dorsal hump, droopy nose tip and flared nostrils. Dr. Edward Gross performed cosmetic nose surgery (nose job) with dorsal hump removal, osteotomies (breaking the nose/resetting) and nostril reduction/ Weir procedure.  Her after photo shows a very natural prof... Read More
Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery | Orlando
Rhinoplasty | Nose Surgery | Orlando
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Case #660

Case #660 | Rhinoplasty | Orlando. This 22-year-old woman was bothered by a large bump on her nose. We performed cosmetic rhinoplasty with osteotomies and tip plasty to lower her nasal profile and de project her tip. She is very happy with her results. Photographs shown at one year. "Thank you Dr. Gross and everybody at Pri... Read More
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando , FL
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando , FL
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Case #782

Case #782. Nose surgery | Nose Job | Rhinoplasty. This Orlando woman was bothered by a large dorsal hump and a big nose.  Dr. Gross performed cosmetic rhinoplasty with dorsal hump removal, osteotomies to narrow her bridge and tip plasty to rotate and de-project her.  Her results are very natural and there is no visible incision with... Read More
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando , FL
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando , FL
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Case #882

Case# 882. Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Earing Hole Repair | Orlando , FL. This 37-year-old gentleman was bothered by the dorsal hump on his profile and enlarged..  Dr. Gross performed rhinoplasty to reduce the dorsal hump to a nice straight line consistent with a masculine profile.  We also corrected the enlarged earing hole and there... Read More
Rhinoplasty | Nose surgery | Orlando, FL
Rhinoplasty | Nose surgery | Orlando, FL
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Case #608

Case# 608. This 28 year old Orlando woman suffered a broken nose/ crooked nose in high school after being assaulted. Her septum was deviated and breathing was impaired. Dr Gross performed Reconstructive Rhinoplasty with Septoplasty to straighten her septum, nose and nostrils. She can breathe perfectly now and loves her new nose!  Read More
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Case #5

Case# 5 | Nose Surgery | Orlando. We reduced the dorsal hump which resulted from trauma. Results are shown at 1 year. His breathing is improved with septoplasty and his profile is improved. He is very happy.
Rhinoplasty | Nose surgery | Orlando, FL
Rhinoplasty | Nose surgery | Orlando, FL
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Case #610

Case #610 | Rhinoplasty | Orlando: This Orlando-area woman wanted to have the bridge of her nose shaved down and her tip lifted. After photo shown at 1 month, and she already has noticeable improvement. Final rhinoplasty results take 1 year of healing. "A lateral crural overlay technique was used to de-project and rotate her tip," says Dr. Gr... Read More
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando, FL
Rhinoplasty | Nose Job | Orlando, FL
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Case #790

Case #790 | Rhinoplasty | Orlando, FL: This 18-year-old student from Volusia county had a deviated septum and was bothered by the prominent bump on the bridge of her nose. Dr. Gross performed a complete cosmetic rhinoplasty with bridge reduction and narrowing, tip plasty, tip de-projection, and tip rotation. Her nose is now much more proporti... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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.

A diagram illustrating the steps involved in a rhinoplasty, or nose job, procedure. The diagram shows incisions being made inside the nostrils or on the columella, followed by the reshaping of the nasal bones and cartilage. The skin is then re-draped over the new framework, and the incisions are closed with sutures.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Cost in Orlando?

At Dr. Gross’ Orlando practice, the cost for rhinoplasty averages from $9,400 to $11,500 (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
  • Photographs

Dr. Gross is proud to offer financing through CareCredit®.

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.

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.

Combining Procedures

Typically, rhinoplasty is a standalone procedure, but some people may opt to combine it with other facial procedures such as eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, or facelift surgery.

Edward J. Gross, M.D.

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon

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.

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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

Tip Plasty

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

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. 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 rhinoplasty results to continue improving over the first year as swelling gradually subsides. 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.

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Rhinoplasty FAQ

  • What’s the best age to get a nose job?
    People of nearly all ages can benefit from rhinoplasty surgery; 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.
  • 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.

Computer Imaging

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.

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Take the Next Step

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  (407) 333-3040.