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. 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
Anika. She felt that the her nose was too big for her face and wanted a more feminine look. After consulting with Dr. Gross, Cosmetic Rhinoplasty was recommended. After photo shows her profile improvement and the sweep of her nasal profile is more pleasing. Her breathing is also improved after septoplasty (repositioning the nasal septum). Read More
Rhinoplasty, Chin Implant and Neck Liposuction. Results at 1 year. This Orlando woman had a dorsal hump and microgenia. Her nasal profile was reduced and her chin advanced with Chin Implant. Liposuction was done to define her jawline and she is very happy."Dr. Gross and his team are awesome! They gave me the confidence I always h... Read More
Case# 201 | Upper Eyelid Lift | Nose Surgery. This Orlando patient had a deviated nose, large hump and excess skin on her upper eyelid areas. Dr. Gross performed a Rhinoplasty with tip plasty to shorten and lift her tip, as well as shave down a large dorsal hump. Upper blepharoplasty was performed at the same time and she has a dramatic impro... Read More
Collette. Rhinoplasty. She wanted a beautiful and dramatic result. She was self-conscious of her nose being too long, pointy, and with the flare of her nostrils. Dr. Gross used Computer Imaging techniques to show the possible outcomes of surgery with nostril set back. Her actual Rhinoplasty results shown here at 3 months are outstanding... Read More
This 25-year-old Black woman from Orlando was bothered by a dorsal hump, droopy nasal tip and wide nostrils. We performed a cosmetic rhinoplasty with profile reduction, osteotomies to narrow the nasal bridge, tip plasty for refinement and nostril reduction. Her After photograph at one year shows a better profile, smaller nostrils,... Read More
Case# 626. Rhinoplasty, Nose Job | Orlando, FL. This 21-year-old woman was bothered by a large dorsal hump on the profile view of her nose. Dr. Gross performed a cosmetic rhinoplasty with tip de-projection and rotation, dorsal hump removal and osteotomies. Her new profile looks more natural and balanced and she is very happy. Reco... Read More
Katie was unhappy with the bend in her bridge. She injured her nose cheerleading in high school and the bump gradually got bigger. Dr. Gross performed a Rhinoplasty to remove her bump, straighten her nose and elevate the tip. After photo shown at 3 months.** Click here to watch Katie's Testimonial ** Read More
Diana | Rhinoplasty | Orlando. Dr Gross performed Rhinoplasty to reduce her profile, de-project her tip, and narrowed her nostrils. Results at 6 months are very natural and she can breathe better since her septum was corrected simultaneously.~ "Thank you Dr. Gross for making my nose beautiful!" - Diana 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.
How Much Does Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Cost in Orlando?
At Dr. Gross’ Orlando practice, rhinoplasty cost varies per patient depending on the type of procedure he performs and a number of other factors. The cost averages from $9,400 to $11,500 (surgeon fee-only and NOT including anesthesia or facility fees), but your costs may differ. Your consultation fee is put toward the cost of your surgery, which also includes computer imaging, all follow-up treatments for 1 year, and 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. He achieves a number of goals with this procedure, including:
Correcting an excessively long, short, crooked or wide nose
Restoring breathing function
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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
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 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. You’ll use ice compresses on your forehead to ease swelling and discomfort. We also provide homeopathic arnica tablets to reduce bruising and speed healing.
Day 4 to 7
You’ll return to our office for a post-op appointment so we can remove your cast and sutures. You can return to school or work the day the 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. It is expected that there may be some lingering temporary numbness at the tip of the nose.
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 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.
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. Re-setting 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.
How accurate is the computer imaging session? With more than 2 decades of experience using computer imaging, Dr. Gross produces results that closely match the previews provided on 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. Dr. Gross 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.
Where are the incisions placed during nose surgery? Dr. Gross hides most rhinoplasty incision 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.
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
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