Orlando’s Leading Rhinoplasty Expert - As an Orlando Rhinoplasty expert and facial plastic surgeon, Edward J. Gross, M.D. is one of only 750 surgeons worldwide certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery (ABFPRS). Dr. Gross is widely recognized for his specialization in nose surgery to improve one’s looks, self confidence and health. Rhinoplasty is the most common procedure performed by Dr. Gross.
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According to the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons, the average plastic surgeon does approximately 14 rhinoplasty procedures a year whereas Dr. Edward Gross does approximately 150 – over ten times what the average plastic surgeon does.
Rhinoplasty is the most common procedure performed by Dr. Gross and he is renowned in Florida for his outstanding results and expertise. Many of Orlando’s most respected plastic surgeons refer their Rhinoplasty patients to Dr. Gross for second opinions, for revisions or difficult cases. Our referral base includes Dermatologists, Oral Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Dentists, and Family Practice specialists in Florida. Rhinoplasty (or Nose job) is a nose-reshaping surgery that can correct deformities or make subtle aesthetic changes for cosmetic purposes. Dr. Gross explains the procedure and the various rhinoplasty techniques.
Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that reshapes and can improve the function of the nose. People seek rhinoplasty for a number of reasons, including cosmetic refinement, birth defects, or to correct breathing difficulties. If you are considering a rhinoplasty, it is important that you seek out a capable, experienced surgeon who will provide you with the individualized treatment you need to get the results you want: a more balanced, refined look that will leave you feeling more confident and comfortable in your own skin.
Modern rhinoplasty methods have advanced so that educated patients have expectations for beautiful and natural -looking results. Our patients are a sophisticated group that want a rhinoplasty surgeon who can avoid some common pitfalls of inexperience, including: scooped-out bridge, pinched tip, polybeak deformity, and saddle nose. These kinds of problems can be avoided with attention to detail, experience, and sound surgical techniques. A natural-looking nose should have character, and there should be no distortion of the tip, nostrils, or internal structures. “A well-done rhinoplasty should look good and function optimally, to allow the patient to breathe well”, says Dr. Gross.
At Primera, we will provide you with Patient References and a large volume of Dr. Gross’ Before and After nose surgery photos. You will be able to see how Dr. Gross has helped many patients achieve a better, more balanced profile. A computer imager can be used to determine the best fit for your individual facial features, and your potential “after” results will be demonstrated on the computer imager by Dr. Gross.
A double board-certified specialist in rhinoplasty, Dr. Gross has more than 19 years of experience in facial plastic surgery. After graduating with honors from the University of Miami School of Medicine, he trained at Tufts and Boston University. Dr. Gross is on staff at Orlando Regional Medical Center and is now the President-elect of the FL Society of Facial Plastic Surgery. He is recognized as a rhinoplasty expert in Orlando and has been named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Orlando Magazine readers many times.
Dr. Gross has a detailed understanding of nasal anatomy and function. His background in reconstructive facial surgery and additional board certification in Otolaryngology (ENT), uniquely qualifies him to perform Rhinoplasty. “Rhinoplasty is arguably the most challenging of all plastic surgery procedures, requiring 3 dimensional knowledge of anatomy, nasal function, and an artistic eye for beauty,” says Dr. Gross. ”There are many intrinsic rewards in performing nose surgery”, says Dr. Gross. ”We are changing people’s lives in a positive way by helping them regain their confidence and improve their appearance. I love being part of the process and the transformation”, says Gross.
He performs nose surgery to correct or improve the appearance of common conditions, including crooked nose, long nose, saddle nose, wide nose, ethnic nose, short nose, nasal blockages, sports injury, childhood injury of nose, nasal hump reduction, tip elevation, tip plasty, tip lifting and shortening, nostril narrowing, nose bridge narrowing, and breathing improvement. The most challenging and demanding portion of nose surgery is the tip. “Controlling, stabilizing, and re-shaping the tip, or Tip plasty, requires in-depth and detailed knowledge of nasal anatomy, tip dynamics, healing processes, ethnic variations, and physiologic function,” says Dr. Gross. “Proper treatment of the tip is the major determinant to a successful aesthetic outcome in cosmetic Rhinoplasty,” he adds. This is where experience and case volume is very important and Dr. Gross has the most experience in this area, bar none. Many respected doctors including; dermatologists, dentists, ophthalmologists, oral surgeons, ENT ‘s, & plastic surgeons, refer patients to Dr. Gross for his expertise in Rhinoplasty.
He also performs correction of deviated septum and nasal turbinate cautery, which improves nasal airway function. Nasal implants can improve the appearance of the nose, and cartilage grafts using either septal nose or conchal ear cartilage can augment or correct the shape of the nose. Dr. Gross routinely performs osteotomies to reset the nasal bones and bring in the sidewalls to reduce the wideness of the bridge and tip. Dr. Gross also provides revision rhinoplasty, a corrective procedure for a prior nose job or botched nose job.
Dr. Gross perfoms ethnic rhinoplasties as well, a procedure that refines the function and form of the nasal shape while preserving the distinct ethnic features of the nose. Ethnic nose variations include Asian, African-American, and Hispanic, which may need structural support. Caucasian noses typically require hump reduction or straightening and have good overall support. A popular procedure for ethnic rhinoplasty is nasal bridge elevation (or reduction) and nostril reshaping. Dr. Gross’ artistic judgment and understanding of ethnic facial variations are a key to his success in performing ethnic rhinoplasties.
Careful pre-op measurements, internal and external nasal exam, and computer images combined with Dr. Gross’ artistic eye are the foundation of balanced and natural rhinoplasty results. According to Dr. Gross, “a good rhinoplasty should whisper across the room….not shout”. Natural results, he notes, are key in rhinoplasty. He is described as a controlled and delicate surgeon, a gentle sculptor who uses new and advanced techniques to achieve refined yet noticeable results. Dr. Gross uses Open Approach Rhinoplasty for greater visualization and direct control of nasal tip. This technique is mandatory for Revision Rhinoplasty and provides more predictable outcomes which substantially improve the aesthetic look and function of the nose, according to Dr. Gross.
We are one of a very few practices that use a Computer Imager to show potential results. The computer analysis allows Dr. Gross to take careful measurements of each patient’s nose, facial profile angles, and show estimated surgical results. Computer Imaging is an excellent teaching aid for our patients and serves as the template or roadmap in surgery. These customized images are pulled up on the large screen TV (during surgery) in our OR for Dr. Gross to review and follow for a very detailed surgical plan. “With this technology, I can reliably tailor a surgical treatment plan for each patient’s needs for Nose Job,” says Dr. Gross.