Nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is one of the most artistic procedures in plastic surgery. Dr. Shuster’s emphasis is to produce a nose that both looks natural and fits the patient’s face. Through this procedure, he can reshape the nose to remove bumps, refine the tip, and improve asymmetries.
The Dr. Shuster Approach
Having over 20 years of experience and a legacy of more than 90 years with nose surgery, Dr. Shuster brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his rhinoplasty patients. He understands that this transformative procedure can bring balance and harmony to the face, blending seamlessly with the surrounding facial features. Dr. Shuster is able to achieve such natural and beautiful results by using a variety of surgical techniques, which allows him to artistically reshape and reposition the cartilages and bones of the nose depending upon his patient’s specific anatomy.
“Open” and “Closed” Rhinoplasty
Open and closed methods for rhinoplasty refer just to the incisions used to approach the nasal structures. The open approach uses incisions both inside the nostrils and across the narrow area of skin between the nostrils. As it is open, this approach provides direct visualization of the cartilages so it is better for patients who need tip work to look their best. The closed approach uses incisions just inside the nostrils. Because the closed rhinoplasty does not provide visualization, it is most useful for patients who do not need much tip refinement. Both methods are inconspicuous.
“I recently underwent a rhinoplasty with Dr. Shuster and I am extremely happy and amazed with the results. I still look like myself but with a perfectly straight nose.”
A Few Facts About Rhinoplasty
- Rhinoplasty usually is a 2 hour surgery.
- A rhinoplasty can address asymmetries, bumps, uneven nostrils, and structural defects.
- Rhinoplasty patients can generally return to work after one week.
The Dr. Shuster Difference
Dr. Shuster is a third-generation, board-certified plastic surgeon. His expertise, attention to detail, and patient-centered approach provide a highly personalized experience and unsurpassed results.
20 years of experience is evident in every nose surgery. His degree of detail, subtlety, and naturalness makes nose surgery noticeable but never obvious.
Like all the surgical procedures Dr. Shuster performs, it is beautiful results that have gained him a reputation for excellence beyond Florida. To see his results for yourself, please visit the gallery.
A Personalized Approach
During the consultation, Dr. Shuster will evaluate the nose and how it relates to the surrounding facial anatomy. He will asses each patient’s personal goals and then design an individualized plan to reshape the nose to create the most natural appearance.
Dr. Shuster is not only an exceptional surgeon, he is a photographer and artist.
Dr. Shuster performs his surgeries at Memorial Regional Hospital South. His team has been with him for over 14 years and he has chosen them based on their excellence and expertise.
What You Need to Know
What is rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to enhance the appearance of the nose. It can alter both this size and the shape of the nose to create a natural and balanced facial aesthetic.
Who is a good candidate for rhinoplasty?
Good candidates for rhinoplasty surgery are healthy individuals who have cosmetic concerns about the appearance of their nose. It can be a nose that is too larger or too small. It also works well for people who have had a nasal injury in the past.
Where are rhinoplasty procedures done?
Dr. Shuster sees rhinoplasty patients from Miami, Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. He is on the medical staffs of Memorial Regional Hospitals in Hollywood, Florida and The Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach. With an emphasis on safety, Dr. Shuster performs all of his surgeries in the hospital. He has a consistent team of professionals, some have been with him for 14 years. Dr. Shuster feels that the hospital setting is the most appropriate setting for surgery.
How long does rhinoplasty take?
The rhinoplasty procedure can vary in time depending on the extent of the surgery but typically takes one to three hours to perform.
Does rhinoplasty require general anesthesia?
Yes, rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia at a nearby accredited surgical center.
How is the rhinoplasty procedure done?
Dr. Shuster specializes in both the open and closed approach to rhinoplasty. Specific details of the procedure are tailored to each patients unique situation so each result customized to them. Dr. Shuster will remove excess bone and cartilage when present and refine the appearance of remaining cartilage.
Will there be scarring from rhinoplasty?
There will only be a small scar on the skin dividing the nostrils if Dr. Shuster performs an “open” rhinoplasty procedure. The scar will fade over time and not be very noticeable. However, there is no visible scarring if the “closed” rhinoplasty method is used.
Is rhinoplasty painful?
The surgical procedure itself is not painful and most patients only experience mild discomfort in the days following surgery.
What is the recovery time for rhinoplasty?
Following the procedure, there will be a splint on the nose for about one week. Some bruising and swelling will be expected, but most patients can return to work or school once the splint is removed, usually one week after surgery. Full recovery may take up to a year before the final results are seen, as the swelling completely diminishes and the nose fully heals.
What is the aftercare once rhinoplasty has been done?
After a rhinoplasty, a splint is placed on the nose to keep the refinements in place. The splint is removed in the office 1 week after surgery. Dr. Shuster will provide you with specific care guidelines to ensure optimal recovery. Dr. Shuster keeps a close eye on his patients and will see you frequently to assure can confirm proper healing and to keep up with your progress.
Is rhinoplasty permanent?
The results of rhinoplasty are permanent. There is always swelling and bruising that develops after surgery. Bruises typically subside over the course of a week or two. Swelling goes down more slowly and while patient look good with in a couple weeks after surgery, swelling actually takes months for it all to subside.