Undergoing Rhinoplasty in Fort Myers
Rhinoplasty is a commonly performed procedure with an excellent safety record, but it is still surgery. When choosing a cosmetic surgeon to perform your rhinoplasty, you should always pick a board-certified plastic surgeon with ample experience in the field. Dr. Mandraccia has both qualifications.
There are two primary variations on the rhinoplasty procedure:
- Traditional: This is the most common rhinoplasty procedure Dr. Mandraccia performs. This involves making small incisions inside the nostrils, where they will be hidden from view, then re-shaping the bones, cartilage and tissue inside the nose.
- Open: For more challenging cases, an open rhinoplasty might be appropriate. In an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Mandraccia will make a small incision across the columella, which is the small strip of skin between your nostrils. Once the incision is made we will re-shape all the appropriate tissues and bones.
Dr. Mandraccia makes sure of all his Fort Myers patients get the rhinoplasty procedure that is safe and appropriate for them.
Recovering from Rhinoplasty
One of the more common rhinoplasty questions we field concerns post-surgical recovery. If you're a busy person with familial and business commitments across Fort Myers, rhinoplasty recovery is a significant question for you. Most patients return to work about a week after their rhinoplasty and resume their full range of activities (such as exercise and other strenuous physical activities) after two or three weeks. We'll place a splint on your nose when you go home; this is usually removed after seven to 10 days. It can take about a year for the tissues in your nose to soften enough so that you'll see the final results, but you'll begin to see your new shape at about the three-month mark. There will be some swelling and tenderness after the procedure, but oral medication can address any discomfort.
Dr. Mandraccia conducts many cosmetic surgery procedures under IV sedation with certified nurse anesthesia in the privacy of his own office. Dr. Mandraccia’s office has been certified by the Florida Board of Health as meeting its stringent requirements. Patients can choose for general anesthesia in the surgery center located in our building that is jointly owned by Lee Memorial and Naples Community Hospitals.
Contact Our Fort Myers Plastic Surgeon Today
If you live in Bonita Springs, Naples or Fort Myers and you want to discuss your rhinoplasty options, contact Dr. Robert V. Mandraccia, M.D. at (239) 633-8819 today. Our Fort Myers office is conveniently located on Route 41 at Seven Lakes Boulevard.