Over the years Dr. Hochstein has become well known for his specialty with Rhinoplasty (Nose job). Patients come from all over the word to have their Rhinoplasty done here in Miami Florida. Although Dr. Hochstein is recognized for his breast augmentations world wide he is also gaining a great reputation for the beautiful work he achieves with Rhinoplasty.
Rhinoplasty is the most commonly performed facial plastic surgery today but also one of the most difficult because the doctor performs the Rhinoplasty mainly by feel and experience alone. For the reason it is very important to do you home work on the doctor and see a lot of before and after photos of the doctor’s work before you chose a surgeon. If a doctor chooses to use computer imaging, be very careful because this is not a representations of the doctor’s work it is a computer imagine that can be gained by anyone that is efficient in a PhotoShop program. Dr. Hochstein will need to consider you entire face when planning your operation. Some patients may need to have a chin implant (chin augmentation) to achieve balance, Dr. Hochstein will discuss this with you during consultation.
Features can be changed to improve the over all shape, size and angle of the nose through plastic surgery here at Dr. Hochstein office located in Aventura Florida. Rhinoplasty can be perform after the complete growth on a child, ages 15-16 for a woman and 16-17 for a man. The ideal outcome that Dr. H is trying to achieve with a Rhinoplasty is a natural appearing nose with balance and harmony, enhancing the beauty of the lips and eyes.
There are two main options when it comes to Rhinoplasty surgery: Closed Rhinoplasty and opened Rhinoplasty (Dr. Hochstein prefers the Closed Rhinoplasty). Closed Rhinoplasty incision are confined to the inside of the nose and not visible after surgery. With Open Rhinoplasty you will see a small incision between the nostrils, in addition to incisions on the inside of the nose.
Surgery lasts about 1-2 hours and will usually be performed under general anesthesia.
During recovery you will want to sleep with you head elevated for the following week to minimize swelling. Dr. H will need to see you the next day to remove the packing and then again one week later to remove the split. Bruising and swelling will last anywhere from 1-6 weeks for initial healing. After this the final result will be apparent but you may continue to see small changes for up to 3 months to 2 years. The final outcome will depend on your age, skin type and ability to heal. Most patient talk about numbness after Rhinoplasty (nose job), this usually lasts for several weeks just at the tip.
When considering a Rhinoplasty, it is very important to find a Qualified Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, who has successfully completed the prerequisites and knowledge and have the experience to perform this operation safely. There are no substitutes. Some doctors are using false Boards so it is important that you do your home work before you make any decisions. Start by going to www.flhealthsource.com . You can also call the Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA), Consumer Services at: 1 (888) 419-3456 or the Florida Board of Medicine: 1 (850) 245-4131
By Dr. Leonard Hochstein