Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) can improve the appearance of the nose or correct a functional problem such as a deviated septum. For cosmetic rhinoplasty procedures, our experienced plastic surgeons at New York Plastic Surgical Group combine their extensive technical skills with an artistic eye to reshape the nose and enhance overall harmony and balance among facial features. They can also perform this procedure to resolve breathing problems by clearing an obstructed airflow. Whether you have experienced lifelong nasal breathing difficulties, or if you are looking to recontour your nose to enhance your appearance, our surgeons are committed to helping you meet your goals with the best possible results.
For more information about rhinoplasty, or to schedule a consultation at NYPSG, please contact our office today.
Rhinoplasty can address a number of issues that individuals may have with the appearance or function of their nose, including:
- Nasal asymmetry
- A nose or nasal bridge that is too large or too small
- Bumps or depressions
- Nostrils that are too large
- An enlarged or drooping nasal tip
- Deviated septum
One of our plastic surgeons will meet with you to talk about your needs and answer your questions about rhinoplasty. Each rhinoplasty procedure is tailored to meet the patient’s unique desires and expectations. Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient surgery, performed under general anesthesia, and often takes about two hours to complete, depending on the extent of treatment. Our surgeons can create incisions in very inconspicuous areas on either the outside or inside of the nostrils, which will make any residual scarring virtually invisible. During the procedure, your nasal bone and cartilage will be delicately reshaped to conform to your treatment goals.
Rhinoplasty Recovery and Results
After rhinoplasty, a splint will be used to aid in the healing process and help the nose keep its new form. If septoplasty is also performed, internal splints will also be required. Our doctors recommend keeping your head elevated as much as possible in the days following your surgery to keep swelling at a minimum. They also recommend avoiding strenuous exercise and activity for about three weeks. As with most surgery, some bruising should be expected, though any discomfort can be alleviated with oral pain medication. Many patients are able to resume normal daily activities about one week after rhinoplasty surgery. Though you should notice improvement within the initial weeks following treatment, the full results of your surgery may not become evident for several months.
For more information on rhinoplasty and the many advanced nose surgery options available at NYPSG, or to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons, please contact us today.