In Melbourne, FL

With thousands performed yearly around the world, rhinoplasty is one of the most frequently performed plastic surgery procedures. At Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, double board-certified plastic surgeons Rebecca Novo, MD, and Anita Saluja, MD, combine their knowledge and experience in plastic surgery and dermatology to provide excellence in cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida.

What is the goal of Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is commonly known as a “nose job” and refers to a surgical procedure that corrects the size, shape, volume, and symmetry of the nose to restore balance to the face. Rhinoplasty is also performed to correct structural defects in the nose leading to respiratory problems or to reconstruct the nose after an injury. Rhinoplasty produces a nose that is in proportion to the other facial features, improving the facial appearance.

How can Rhinoplasty improve my appearance?

People elect to have rhinoplasty to correct a variety of imperfections in the nose that detract from one’s facial appearance. These may include a nose that is too large or too small, one that is off-center, or one that has a bulbous or misshapen tip. Rhinoplasty removes bumps and ridges, straightens a nose that is crooked or has undergone a fracture, restores symmetry to the nostrils, as well as addressing other concerns such as repairing tissue damaged by injury and treating respiratory conditions caused by a deviated septum or other structural problems.

Who should consider getting Rhinoplasty?

The ideal candidate for rhinoplasty may be an adult or older teenager of any gender who is in good health and would like to alter the size, shape, position, symmetry, or any other aspect of their nose. Anyone who experiences breathing difficulties due to structural problems in the nose is also a likely candidate.

How old do I have to be to get Rhinoplasty?

It is best in most circumstances to postpone rhinoplasty in young children until their facial features have fully developed. However, rhinoplasty is safe for teens, starting at about age 16 for girls and 18 for boys. Visit our office for a consultation and let our professional team evaluate your facial structure to help you determine whether you are ready to undergo the procedure.

What can I expect from the Rhinoplasty procedure?

Every rhinoplasty procedure is uniquely customized to each patient in order to yield the most natural-looking results. The procedure is safe and typically takes under two hours. However, this is a surgical procedure that requires anesthesia and a recovery period during which you will have to protect the nose from impact and wait for swelling to reduce in order to appreciate the full results, which may take several months. You may have to wear a splint for the first few days immediately following surgery to protect the nose from injury and to support the healing process.

Do the results of Rhinoplasty last a lifetime?

Yes, the results of your rhinoplasty procedure will last a lifetime as long as you avoid future injury to the nose that may cause structural damage. If Rhinoplasty is performed early in life, some patients may wish to revise the procedure at a future time once the effects of the aging process have caused facial changes.

What is the cost of Rhinoplasty in Melbourne?

The cost of rhinoplasty varies from patient to patient, depending on the extent and complexity of the surgery and the time involved. Unless performed to correct medical issues, insurance carriers will not cover rhinoplasty, but our office provides our patients the option of flexible financing and payment methods to help manage the costs of surgical procedures.

Rhinoplasty is among the world’s most popular cosmetic surgeries, as it can transform and renew facial appearance with dramatic impact. To achieve natural-looking results from rhinoplasty and other facial procedures, visit the team of specialists at Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, where double board-certified plastic surgeon Rebecca Novo, MD, and dermatologist Anita Saluja, MD, provide a variety of surgical and non-surgical options for residents of Melbourne, Viera, Brevard County, and nearby communities in Central Florida who want to improve their facial appearance. Contact us now!



Dr. Novo is phenomenal. Her staff is super friendly! I am very happy with the surgical procedure I had done, and would definitely recommend her.

Dr. Gasgarth is the most professional, knowledgeable, caring, and down to earth doctor I know. Her team is very professional and caring also.

Dr Novo is a super star. She performed marvels with my face. She is gentle, caring, kind and generous. Her staff is happy and genuinely welcoming. The woman who guided me through the processes was knowledgeable, reassuring, and delightful. I’m grateful to everyone and will miss them.

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