Rhinoplasty in St. Petersburg

There are many reasons women and men decide to change the shape or size of their noses. A cosmetic nose job, technically called rhinoplasty, in St. Petersburg, FL, with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kailash Narasimhan combines his aesthetic sensibility and surgical skill to create those changes.

People considering rhinoplasty from Clearwater and throughout the Tampa region trust Dr. Narasimhan to provide attractive, natural-looking results. He is certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolarygology (Head-Neck Surgery), and he factors your aesthetic goals into a customized surgical plan.

Visit our St. Petersburg practice to learn more about rhinoplasty by requesting a consultation using the online form, or call our office at  (727) 289-7119 to schedule an appointment.

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

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Before & After Rhinoplasty Case 175 View #1 View in St. Petersburg, Florida
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Female in her 20's who desired improvement in the overall appearance of her nose. In particular, narrowing the bridge of her nose and improving the hump on the profile of her nose. Complete rhinoplasty was performed and cartilages were repositioned. Patient is pleased with her appearance. If you desire rhinoplasty and are in the St.... Read More
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Case #104

Healthy female in her 50s who desired a straighter profile of her nose, while maintaining her ethnicity and natural appearance. She also desired a smaller nasal tip structure.  Before and after photos are shown after open rhinoplasty, septoplasty procedure.  She is 1.5 years out from her surgery.  If you desire rhinoplasty... Read More
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Case #97

Female age 28 interested in reducing the size and improving shape of her nose. Complete rhinoplasty with repositioning of cartilages was performed. Photos shown above are 5 weeks post procedure. The patient is happy with her results. If you have questions about or are considering a rhinoplasty call Narasimhan Plastic Surgery today. Read More
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Case #246

This 17-year-old female presented with complaints of size and shape over her nose. We performed a rhinoplasty procedure to reduce the dorsal hump and length of nose. She is very happy with her outcome. If you're interested in a rhinoplasty or have questions please contact Narasimhan Plastic Surgery today! Read More
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Case #273

This 37-year-old female patient was interested in a rhinoplasty procedure for cosmetic reasons. She did not like the bridge, particularly the hump. We performed a rhinoplasty to shave down the dorsal hump. She is very happy with her outcome. If you are interested in learning more about a rhinoplasty or would like to schedule a consultation pl... Read More
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Case #171

Male in his 30's who desired improvement in the overall appearance of her nose. In particular, narrowing the bridge of his nose and improving the hump on the profile of nose. Complete rhinoplasty was performed and cartilages were repositioned. Patient is pleased with appearance and breathing. If you desire rhinoplasty and are in the Clear... Read More
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Case #276

This 62-year-old female came to us because she did not like the fullness of her nasal bridge or the size of the tip of her nose. We performed a rhinoplasty and she is very happy with her outcome. If you're interested in learning more or would like to schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty please call Narasimhan Plastic Surgery... Read More
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Case #181

Young female in her 20's who desired improvement in the overall appearance of her nose. In particular, narrowing the bridge of her nose and improving the hump on the profile of her nose. Complete rhinoplasty was performed and cartilages were repositioned. If you desire rhinoplasty and are in th... Read More

Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

How Much Does Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) Cost in the Tampa-St. Petersburg Area?

Physician fees for rhinoplasty range from $5,000 to $6,000, depending on the extensiveness of your procedure; although, we cannot quote a specific price without an in-person consultation. Even though cost is a consideration for most rhinoplasty patients in St. Petersburg, FL, it shouldn’t be the primary issue when it comes to choosing a surgeon. To assist patients, we offer financing through CareCredit®, an organization that specializes in elective healthcare financing.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Rhinoplasty?

Concerns about the shape or size of the nose are common reasons for wanting a nose job. The bridge and tip of the nose are often the areas of the nose that patients want to change. Dr. Narasimhan performs rhinoplasty to improve these characteristics:

  • A hump on the bridge (also called a dorsal hump)
  • Low nasal bridge
  • Drooping tip
  • Bulbous tip
  • Long nose
  • Over- or underprojected tip
  • Crooked nose

Some patients’ noses have more than one of these features. Nose surgery can also correct structural problems that affect breathing. This is sometimes called “functional rhinoplasty,” and it can be accomplished in tandem with any cosmetic changes.

If you want to change any of these aspects of your nose and have realistic expectations about the results, you are probably a good rhinoplasty candidate.

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Your Rhinoplasty Surgical Options

Dr. Narasimhan believes that excellent rhinoplasty results begin with the consultation. He performs a thorough physical examination of your nose, taking the tone and quality of your skin into account, and listens to your specific cosmetic concerns. He will also ask if you experience any difficulty breathing.

Rhinoplasty generally includes reshaping cartilage and bone to produce the results desired. To do this, Dr. Narasimhan uses one of 2 surgical techniques:

  • Open rhinoplasty is the most common technique and involves making a tiny, horizontal incision along the columella, the small strip of skin that separates the nostrils. After making the incision, Dr. Narasimhan lifts the skin covering the nose. This provides a direct view of the nasal structures.
  • Closed rhinoplasty is performed through incisions made inside of the nostrils. Without a direct view of the nasal structures, Dr. Narasimhan reserves this technique for simpler procedures only.

You and Dr. Narasimhan will discuss these 2 options during your consultation and decide which approach is most appropriate for you.

Your Rhinoplasty Surgery

Dr. Narasimhan performs rhinoplasty as an outpatient procedure using local anesthetic with sedation or general anesthetic. The procedure typically takes 1 to 2 hours to perform. He usually uses the open technique because it provides a clear view of and access to the internal structures of the nose. Once the surgery is complete, the incision is closed with fine sutures, covered with gauze and a small bandage. A splint may be placed over the nose to protect it during the early healing process.

Dedicated to Your Care

KAILASH NARASIMHAN, M.D.
DOUBLE BOARD-CERTIFIED PLASTIC SURGEON

Dr. Narasimhan is an excellent choice for your cosmetic procedure for many reasons, including:

  • Double board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Highly trained in procedures of the face, breast, and body
  • Passion for cosmetic procedures and patient care
  • Compassionate care and attention to detail
CREDENTIALS YOU CAN TRUST
Accreditation: Amercian Board of Plastic Surgery, The Aestheitc Society, The Rhinoplasty Society Accreditation: American Board of Otolaryngology, American Academy of Otoraryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Rhinoplasty?

Recovery varies from patient to patient, but most patients need to take about a week or 2 off from work. Because rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery, you should plan to have someone drive you home afterward. It’s also recommended that someone stays with you during the first 24 hours immediately following the procedure.

Bruising and swelling are common during the first week, and they often diminish quickly during the second week. It’s important to follow the postoperative instructions Dr. Narasimhan provides; they are designed to make your recovery as speedy as possible, with minimal discomfort. Some residual swelling typically lasts for several weeks, but most patients are comfortable returning to work or attending social events within 10 to 14 days.

I am so extremely grateful to Dr. Narasimhan for the knowledgeable insight and guidance he offered throughout my rhinoplasty consultation, surgery, and post-operative care. I am beyond thrilled with my results, and I would confidently recommend Dr. Narasimhan and his caring, attentive staff to anyone who is considering cosmetic surgery.

Read more testimonials from Dr. Narasimhan’s real patients.

When Will I See My Final Rhinoplasty Results?

Results continue to evolve during the first 3 months. At that point, you should see what is close to the final results, but expect subtle changes to occur for up to a year.

Will I Have a Scar After My Rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty leaves a scar that is hidden in the crease where the upper lip meets the columella and is typically virtually imperceptible after it heals. After a closed rhinoplasty, the only resulting scar will be inside the nostrils.

What’s the Difference Between a Surgical and Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?

Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is accomplished by injecting a dermal filler into the skin of the nose instead of surgically reshaping the nose’s internal structures. Review the table for a comparison.

AspectNonsurgical RhinoplastySurgical Rhinoplasty
Benefits“Try out” changes before committing to surgery
Enhancing the nose without surgery
Improve the size and shape of the nose
Correct breathing problems
LimitationsNot all enhancements can be made this way
Procedure time1 to 2 quick office visits while awake1 – 2 hours of surgery with anesthesia
ResultsTemporary (repeat every 6 months – 2 years)Last indefinitely
PainLittle to no discomfortMinor pain for about 3 days usually controlled with oral medication
DowntimeNone1 – 2 weeks

Rhinoplasty FAQ

Is there anything I can do to reduce swelling after a rhinoplasty?

We ask patients to refrain from medications (we provide a list) that can cause bruising, such as certain herbal medications, fish oil, vitamin E tablets, etc. Avoiding nose blowing and heavy activity the first 6 weeks after surgery is also important. Dr. Narasimhan will also provide a steroid medication and anti-nausea medications to reduce inflammation and the risk for vomiting and heaving after anesthesia. Taking these medications will minimize your swelling. Lastly, but most importantly, we strongly emphasize the use of cold compresses over the eyes and forehead at all times, for 7 days after the procedure to minimize swelling.

When can I wear glasses after rhinoplasty surgery?

Dr. Narasimhan asks patients to wait 8 weeks before wearing glasses. If absolutely necessary, glasses can be worn over your nasal cast. But wearing glasses or placing any weight on the nasal bridge too early can stimulate some irritation at the nasal bridge area.

Can rhinoplasty be combined with another procedure?

Yes, patients interested in other forms of facial rejuvenation, such as eyelid surgery or a neck lift, can combine the procedures. Combining procedures has 2 main advantages: you will save money by avoiding paying the same fees more than once, and you can recover all at once.

Can someone be too young for rhinoplasty?

It’s best to postpone cosmetic nose surgery until your nose has finished developing. For girls, that usually occurs by about age 15 or 16. Boys typically reach the same point a couple of years later. Nose surgery to correct breathing difficulties is an exception, and Dr. Narasimhan can discuss the specifics with you if that is the main concern.

There is no upper age limit for a nose job — the only boundary there is to make sure you are healthy enough to undergo surgery — but most patients choose to have rhinoplasty in their 20s and 30s.

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