Beaches Facial Plastic &
Nasal Surgery Center
Scott J. Trimas, M.D., FACS
Jacksonville Beach, FL 904.249.2580
Fernandina Beach, FL 904.321.2580
Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)
Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, some dislike the way aging has changed their nose, and others have sustained injuries that may have distorted the nose, or impaired breathing. Nothing has a greater impact on how a person looks than the size and shape of the nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance, and other nasal surgeries can correct breathing and nasal obstructions.
Skin type, ethnic background, and age are important factors to be considered in discussions with your surgeon prior to surgery. Before the nose is altered, a young patient must reach full growth, usually around age fifteen or sixteen. Expectations are cases in which breathing is severely impaired.
Before deciding on a rhinoplasty, ask Dr. Trimas if any additional surgery might be recommended to enhance the appearance of your face. Many patients have chin augmentation in conjunction with a rhinoplasty to create a better balance of features.
Whether the surgery is desired for functional or cosmetic reasons, your choice of a qualified facial plastic surgeon is of paramount importance. Dr. Trimas is double boarded certified with the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat), which provide you with the highest level of training and expertise. Dr. Trimas will examine the structure of your nose both externally and internally, to determine if you are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty.
Instructions for Rhinoplasty or Septoplasty Surgery:
* You will be MOUTH-BREATHING due to packing and swelling inside your nose.
Next 2-8 weeks
* You will be stuffy for a couple of weeks.
In 1 gallon of distilled water add 4 teaspoons (sea salt OR canned salt) and 1teaspoon baking soda. Using a baby bulb syringe, squeeze solution into nose (while bent over sink or towel) and irrigate until drainage is somewhat clear. It is normal for discharge to be various colors. Blood clots and mucous may come out.
No exercise, heavy lifting, or bending over.