- Is Rhinoplasty Right for You?
- Understanding the Open
- To Graft or Not to Graft?
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Incisional vs. Excisional Rhinoplasty
- The Importance of Nasal Skin
- Computer Imaging
- IV Sedation vs. General Anesthesia
- Functional Rhinoplasty
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
- 12 Things You Must Know About Rhinoplasty
Facial Plastic Surgery with a Focus on Rhinoplasty
Richard E. Davis, MD, FACS specializes in primary and revision rhinoplasty and limits his South Florida practice to reconstructive and cosmetic surgery of the face. Board certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ENT), Dr. Davis has performed thousands of nasal surgeries, ranging from the reconstruction of noses ravaged by disease or trauma to complex revision rhinoplasty cases involving multiple previous surgeries.
Since 2002, Dr. Davis' practice has been devoted almost exclusively to cosmetic and functional nasal surgery, comprising approximately 85% of his surgical caseload. He performs 150 to 300 rhinoplasties per year, and on average, 60% of those are revision rhinoplasties. The majority of these surgeries are multi-faceted, incorporating the correction of unsatisfactory cosmetic results from previous rhinoplasties with structural repair and restoration of proper nasal function. Dr. Davis also performs other facial plastic surgery procedures, including chin augmentation and lifting of the face, neck, brow and eyelids, often in conjunction with rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Davis is a frequent instructor and guest speaker at plastic surgery symposiums throughout the United States and abroad. Now in private practice, he served as Chief of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami School of Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida from 1999 to 2007; he continues to serve as Voluntary Professor of Otolaryngology at the University. Dr. Davis has also been elected to serve as Southern Regional Director on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) and its educational foundation.
This website is designed to be an educational resource for those considering rhinoplasty, whether for the first time or to revise the results of one or more prior procedures. Please contact The Center for Facial Restoration with any questions that you may have or make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Davis.
Traveling to South Florida
Over a third of Dr. Davis' patients travel from outside the state of Florida and are often unfamiliar with the Southeast Florida area. See Information for Out-of-Town Patients for details on nearby airports and hotels, including special room rates available to patients of Dr. Davis and The Center for Facial Restoration. Also, view the customized interactive map with hotels, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other points of interest.
Turning Back the Clock
Dr. Davis also performs a wide range of anti-aging facial procedures, including several types of face lifts, upper and lower eyelid lift, neck lift, brow or forehead lift, chin implants, ear pinning, facial sculpting through fat transfer, injectable dermal fillers and Botox. Often, these cosmetic procedures are performed along with a primary rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, or functional rhinoplasty, turbinectomy or septoplasty.
Lectures and Presentations
Dr. Davis is invited as a guest faculty member and lecturer at plastic surgery conferences across the United States and around the world. Recent and upcoming engagements are listed below; additional events are shown in his Curriculum Vitae.
45th Brazilian Congress of Otolaryngology and Cervico-Facial Surgery. Fortaleza City, Brazil. November 25-28, 2015.
Guest Faculty. The 5th Bergamo Open Rhinoplasty Course. Bergamo, Italy. March 15-19, 2016.
24th Stuttgart Advanced Course for Functional & Aesthetic Rhinoplasty. Stuttgart, Germany. April 6-8, 2016.
The Northern Germany Otolarynogology Society. Hamburg, Germany. June 3-4, 2016.
The Portland Rhinoplasty Course. Portland, Oregon. July 29-31, 2016.
International Meeting of Rhinoplasty Societies. Paris-Versailles, France. September 8-10, 2016.
2016 AAFPRS Fall Meeting. Nashville, Tennessee. October 4-9, 2016.
AAFPRS Advances in Rhinoplasty. Chicago, Illinois. May 6-9, 2017.
Rhinoplasty Istanbul Workshop. Istanbul, Turkey. June 1-4, 2017.
Rhinoplasty Annual Conference & Master’s Symposium. Melbourne, Australia. October 2017.
One Nose Does Not Fit All
Dr. Davis understands the unique anatomic character of ethnic noses, and the social and cultural implications that often accompany ethnic rhinoplasty. Whether you want your nose to look noticeably more Westernized, or you would like to keep your ethnic nasal shape but undergo moderate refinements, he will listen carefully to your requests and work with you to ensure that the surgical plan reflects the changes you envision.
Letters from Patients
Facial plastic surgery, especially rhinoplasty, can be a life-changing event for the patient. Part of Dr. Davis' job is to prepare his patients for the emotional and physical facets of the surgery process, treat them with kindness and compassion, fully explain the surgical procedure including benefits and risks, and respond quickly to any pre- or post-surgery concerns. Read what many of Dr. Davis' patients have to say about their experience.