Cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty) is an aesthetic treatment used to improve the shape and size of the nose. Furthermore, it may help correct functionality in many patients. St. Petersburg, FL plastic surgeon Dr. John J. O'Brien Jr. is an experienced cosmetic face and nose surgeon who performs rhinoplasty surgery, taking a conservative approach to produce the most beautiful and natural-looking results. While rhinoplasty consists of delicate changes, results usually are impressively dramatic. Rhinoplasty at St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery can be used to make a nose appear smaller in size or enhance a nose that is large, protrudes outward, or is of an irregular shape. The objective is to produce a more aesthetically appealing nose that meets your cosmetic desires and functions as it should. Get more information on rhinoplasty before you contact us in St. Petersburg, FL to schedule an appointment for a consultation.
"I have had nothing but the best experience at Dr. Jonh J's office. I go to this office for facials, botox and I also had my tummy tuck done by Dr. O'Brien. I am so beyond happy with my results. I feel beautiful and I owe it to Dr. O'Brien and his amazing staff. A very big thankyou to Nurse Casey, Dana, Mary and Erin, and especially to Dr. John J.. Good looking out😄"- K.L. / Google / Oct 28, 2019
"First time visit and i was very impressed with Dr O'Brien and the office. He was very informative and answered all my questions. Will be considering when to schedule my procedure."- K.J / Solutionreach / Oct 24, 2019
"I would recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone who is looking for a Plastic Surgeon. He is always kind and considerate during the procedure and after for the follow ups!"- F.B / Solutionreach / Oct 17, 2019
"I am 100% pleased with the service and treatment I have received with Dr. O'Brien. I was impressed from the first consult. His #1 concern is the safety of his patients and he is very honest. He takes his time to explain things thoroughly and answers all questions. The office staff is very efficient and friendly. They all make you feel very comfortable. Appointments run on time. After my procedure Dr. O'Brien called me that evening to check on me and I had a follow up appointment the next day. The whole office is Great! I would definitely recommend Dr. O'Brien to anyone looking into having some type of plastic surgery"- D.H / Solutionreach / Oct 08, 2019
"Dr. O’Brien and his staff are absolutely amazing. I had a tummy tuck as well as lipo on the hips and my results turned out better than I could have ever imagined. I would highly recommend him to anyone. My results went above and beyond my expectations."- K.H. / Facebook / Sep 25, 2019
Rhinoplasty Ideal Candidates
Women and men both are candidates for cosmetic nose surgery. If you're displeased with the overall look of your nose and have specific concerns you wish to enhance or repair, this surgery may be the appropriate answer. It's very important that expectations are understood, as your appearance will be altered. Furthermore, facial maturity should also be complete. This factor will be discussed during your consultation, even more so for individuals under 21.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Technique
Cosmetic nose surgery is performed while the patient is under IV sedation or general anesthesia, and is considered an outpatient surgical procedure. Rhinoplasty has varying surgical methods depending on the specific patient case. Dr. O'Brien performs rhinoplasty using either a closed approach or an open method. The objective during surgery is to remove excess tissue and cartilage, or to build and increase cartilage if needed for reshaping. The nasal features are repositioned and the skin is reformed and draped over the newly enhanced framework. Stitches are placed either on the inside portion of the nose or in the natural external fold.
Rhinoplasty - What to Expect
After your nose surgery, you will be monitored closely in the recovery room, and then our nurses will release you to recover at home. The area around the nose will be very swollen and bruised for a week or so. In almost all patients, there is bruising beneath the eyes in addition to the nose. Cold compresses and prescription medication can assist with these effects. Your post-operative appointment with Dr. O'Brien will be scheduled within a day or so after surgery to assess your healing progress. On average, it takes around 2 – 4 weeks to heal from nose surgery. Within this process, strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided.
How much does rhinoplasty cost?
The cost of rhinoplasty varies based on what technique is used and how complex your procedure is. Before estimating costs, Dr. O'Brien will listen to your concerns and goals to help develop your custom treatment plan. When this is done, he can discuss costs for the facility, anesthesia, and more. For your best results, it's important to focus on selecting an experienced surgeon, like Dr. O'Brien, instead of the lowest cost. To help make your surgery easy to afford, our practice accepts several payment methods and our office can help you find low-interest financing.
Will my insurance cover functional nose surgery?
Although rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons is not paid by insurance, functional rhinoplasty that is medically necessary to improve your breathing may be covered. If you may be applying for reimbursement from your insurance, please tell Dr. O'Brien in your consultation. We can help you submit any needed information and paperwork to your insurance to process your claim.
Are there nonsurgical options to change my nose?
If you want to smooth lumps and bumps on your nose, a wrinkle filler (like Restylane or Juvéderm) might be an option. A filler can temporarily improve minor imperfections, which might help you decide to get a rhinoplasty. Nose surgery is better for larger changes, long-lasting results, and to adjust the internal structure for better function. At your consultation, Dr. O'Brien can tell you more about nonsurgical nose reshaping.
What about ethnic rhinoplasty?
Ethnic rhinoplasty is about improving the nose while still keeping your cultural identity. This is often a concern if you are African-American, Asian, or Middle Eastern. In your consultation with Dr. O'Brien, you can talk about what you want to keep and what you want to change. This will allow him to personalize your treatment plan to give you your best results.
Can I combine nose surgery with other facial surgeries?
Some patients think about combining rhinoplasty with another procedure, like chin augmentation. Having multiple surgeries for a dramatic result can be reviewed during your consultation with Dr. O'Brien. Once he understands your goals, he can help you choose which procedures will be in your custom plan. Rhinoplasty can help your whole face appear more balanced, so you should wait to see your results before getting another procedure.
Your Best Nose
Nose surgery is a great idea to address the distaste you might feel when looking in the mirror at your appearance. If you're displeased with the appearance of your nose or if you have breathing problems, nose surgery may help. Nose surgery is a highly sought after cosmetic procedure with high success rates. Dr. O'Brien aims to improve your nose so your entire face appears more attractive and proportionate. Even minor adjustments can lead to an impressive difference. We encourage you to contact St. Petersburg Center for Plastic Surgery in St. Petersburg, FL and schedule an appointment.